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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#27983 of 32191 Re: Accord Vs. Altima Vs. Camry [romil01]
Jan 11, 2013 (6:08 am)
What forum discussion category are the 2013
Honda Accord glowing? The categories I found
did not seem to be glowing.
#27984 of 32191 Re: Accord Vs. Altima Vs. Camry [coches1]
Jan 11, 2013 (6:40 am)
I'm just looking at the normal user reviews for the car in the New Car section. Sure there are a few with some issues, but most seem to be very positive overall. Whereas if you look at the Altima's reviews and scroll down the page, greater than 50% of them have a lot of negative things to say about the car.
#27985 of 32191 Re: 2013 Honda Accord 2013 [mvperez4jesus]
Jan 11, 2013 (7:15 am)
Your price on the Mazda 6 is pretty good for the value that you get. Our Mazda3s just hit 115k today and it has been a great, reliable car overall. We had a few issues after we hit the 100k mark, but that can happen with any car with that amount of mileage. Mazda's are great cars and at that price, it's an outstanding deal. Sure the Accord is a great car also but for the price difference, the Mazda sounds really sweet.
#27986 of 32191 Re: 2013 Honda Accord 2013 [sandman_6472]
Jan 11, 2013 (8:00 am)
to be honest, I had been thinking about back and forth, i got scared when i read some mazda "engine problems" in a forum here in edmunds, where the engine completly failed on people. So, that's why i backed from the deal, but i am not sure if it is a mistake. I had a 1998 mazda 626 6cyl before the accord that kept overheating and failing oxygen sensors. So, that's why, but like i said, is about $4-5k difference between one car and the other. I would think and hope that the better fuel efficiency, reliability and resale value of the accord will make up for the difference in price in the life of the car, but again, believe me, i am still meditating about it, but thanks i appreciate your feedback.
#27987 of 32191 Re: 2013 Honda Accord 2013 [mvperez4jesus]
Jan 11, 2013 (8:25 am)
Were the problems from this generation of Mazda 6? I'm sure most cars have a few problems that are being reported in these forums. I have read about numerous rear brake issues with the last generation of Accord and the new Sonata but not sure if every car manufactured does indeed have these issues. Any car can have problems and be a lemon, but overall, most are probably not affected. It's really all about personal preference and how much you really want to spend. I personally think you want the Accord and not the Mazda or the latter would already be in your driveway.
There will always be the nagging question in the back of your mind did you make a mistake by not going with the Accord is going to make you very unhappy as the months tick by. Your actions show me that you want the Accord, so...BUY THE ACCORD and don't look back.
#27988 of 32191 Re: 2013 Honda Accord 2013 [sandman_6472]
Jan 11, 2013 (8:57 am)
thanks for the feedback again, i know i prefer the accord hands down, it was just the tempting price that i was not even expecting nor i was looking for a Mazda.
I saw someone in MD got one lx cvt for 21.8k and change, so it might be a good sign that prices are going down a little. Hopefully i can get another great deal, thanks again.
Jan 11, 2013 (9:14 am)
Just bought a EX CVT for $200 below invoice. I've tried my best to keep my 03 Passat alive for another year, but it was getting too expensive. I was very happy to find an Accord made in Japan (VIN: JHM. . . .) and I was wondering if anybody else have a "J-series" '13 Accord.
#27990 of 32191 Re: got 2013 Accord EX-L 25,5k [christruong]
Jan 11, 2013 (9:20 am)
I think you mean the sticker price was $28,775. . . the invoice is much lower. Still $25,500 for EX-L is great price.
#27991 of 32191 2013 Accord vs Sonata
Jan 11, 2013 (11:59 am)
I already have a loan approved for 3.9% for 72 months through HMF and I am planning to use this option along with $2400 rebates ($1500 HMF finance, $500 loyal owner rebate and $400 student rebate) to purchase a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. I have an offer ($18,750 before TTL) for a new 2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS (RED) with the popular equipment package along with added features (carpeted floor mats, all-weather mats, cargo net, rear bumper protector, wheel locks, and auto-dimming rear-view mirror with compass and HomeLink ). The MSRP of this car is $23,110 and Invoice is $22,271 (destination fee included).
In early December, I was looking only at 2013 Sonata GLS only. I was able to get an offer lower than $18,750 before TTL but the travel cost to get the car significantly nullified the difference. However, after seeing the IIHS 2013 safety tests (Dec 20, 2012), I am kind of worried about Sonata 2013. It got only Top Safety Pick and not Top Safety Pick Plus. In the small overlap test, it's scores were lower than Accord 2013. The most worrying thing is the fact that side curtain air bags did not open.
It appears that Honda engineers (Nissan engineers for their Altima 2013 and others) knew about the new test and modified their 2013 design accordingly. However, in the case of Sonata 2013, it is primarily based on 2011 design and hence, it missed the mark. The Sonata may score better in their next model (2014 design). I am surprised to see Optima 2013 based on late 2011 design getting Top Safety Pick Plus (and not Sonata). However, Optima has a slightly lower score than Accord 2013. The significant difference is the fact that it's side curtain bags opened unlike Sonata. BTW: Camry 2013 has the worst IIHS ratings compared to these three cars.
However, in the case of NHTSA tests, Accord 2013 and Sonata 2013 are very similar.
It appears that some are getting 2013 Accord LX (Auto) between $21,000 and $22,000 OTD (in various states with tax ranging from 6 to 9%). The offer that I have on a 2013 Sonata GLS with PEP is about $19,900 OTD (after 6% tax). I am planning to keep the car for a long time.
2013 Accord LX Advantages ($21,000 and $22,000 OTD in various states with tax ranging from 6 to 9%):
1. Better engine. Honda engines are known for their reliability. But, what about CVT ?
2. Better gas mileage - 27/36 vs 24/35 (If I keep the car for about 10 years, then I could save about $2000 !)
3. Better safety (IIHS 2013 Top Safety Pick Plus)
4. Better resale value (It may not affect me, since, I am planning to keep it for a long time)
5. Rear view camera
6. Hill Assist
2013 Sonata GLS with PEP Advantages ($19,900 OTD after 6% tax):
1. Longer warranty
2. Better style
3. Fog lights
4. Heated front seats
5. Heated side mirrors
6. Power seat with lumbar support
7. Auto dimming mirror
8. 6 speakers vs 4 speakers
9. Garage door opener (Home Link auto dimming mirror)
10. Lower price (about $1000 - $2000).
11. Front legroom is 45.5 in vs 42.5 in and headroom is 40 in vs 39.1 in (I am 6 ft 4 in and hence Sonata would be better)
12. Additional accessories (all-weather mats, cargo net, rear bumper protector, and wheel locks)
13. 8 air bags vs 6 air bags - NEED TO BE VERIFIED (Can someone confirm this ?)
Accord's better gas mileage could nullify the price difference, if I keep the car for a long time, provided Accord's shorter warranty will not give me huge repair bills. I don't mind loosing some features and style for improved safety ratings. If I haven't come across IIHS 2013 tests, I would have bought Sonata 2013 without any second thought. Am I giving too much importance to the IIHS 2013 test results ?
Any comments. Thanks in advance.
#27992 of 32191 Re: 2013 Accord vs Sonata [unlv_rebels]
Jan 11, 2013 (4:48 pm)
The dilemma is about the same I had with the Mazda 6, but my one the difference was close to 5k. The top safety pick is very important to me as I have a family. Plus the fact that Honda is a better car all together. Just look at the different test comparison in cars.com motorweek and others where the accord beats all the others.
Only God and time will tell whether one will be better than the others. All I can say that I always see Hondas going over the 150k mark and 200k is not out of the question.
Hyundais, Mazdas, Kias? I am yet to see one and I am 33 now. Perhaps there are and never met someone, but Toyota and honda are the best. But is your choice and hope you make the best out of the choice you make.