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Chevrolet Malibu, Nissan Maxima, Mazda MAZDA3, Nissan Altima, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Lexus IS 250, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#2187 of 3637 Re: Sonata ltd vs Accord Ex-l please help [aviboy97]
Apr 28, 2011 (10:54 am)
In Japan, all Hondas are sold as Hondas. They split the line into two for the U.S. market. But the cars are the same for the most part. The current Accord is the Accord in Japan and the TSX in the U.S.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Accord_%28Japan_and_Europe_eighth_generation%- - - 29
This is what the rest of the world gets when they buy an Accord.
Since 2007, this is what we've had as the "Accord" in the U.S. It is a step down from the Accord in Japan and feels like a slightly cheaper car than the previous generation Accord to many.
Honda Inspire "Accord" EX - 190 HP 7000, 162 lb·ft 4400 rpm
Honda Accord "TSX" - 201 HP 7000 rpm, 170 4300 rpm
Better interior and better engine as well, as expected.
Apr 28, 2011 (12:57 pm)
Question - have you driven either or both of these vehicles? I didn't go back to your original post, but taking a drive in each of them might swing your opinion one way or the other.
If I knew I was likely to buy a new vehicle and keep it for many years, I'd probably be more interested in the Sonata just because of the long warranty.
#2189 of 3637 Re: Welcome everyone [pat]
Apr 28, 2011 (4:25 pm)
get a 3 series BMW instead.
#2190 of 3637 Re: Premium [tallman1]
Apr 29, 2011 (9:37 am)
I'm going to buy a brand new red 2011 Accord Ex-L. I'm paying $23,589 plus ttl. I'm told that is a good price. I'm picking it up tonight. I was seriously considering the Sonata and I do think it is a very good vehicle but I could get the Accord with the same trim level for essentially the same price. With the lower insurance costs and the .9% financing, and the higher resell value (should I ever decide to trade up), it just made sense to stick with Honda, which was my original plan. Just wish they had a better warranty, but one can't have everything. Thank all of you for your responses and input -- it really helped me make my decision.
#2191 of 3637 Re: Premium [sjack1]
Apr 29, 2011 (9:41 am)
Hope you get as many years of good service out of your new Accord as the old one! It does seem like a very good price for that car.
#2192 of 3637 Re: Premium [sjack1]
Apr 29, 2011 (2:18 pm)
I'm going to buy a brand new red 2011 Accord Ex-L.
Congrats! And thanks for keeping us updated.
You are paying below invoice and below Edmunds' TMV so it seems like a pretty good deal to me... unless there was a trade involved.
I'm sure you will be happy with your purchase. I hope we see you hanging around in the Accord forums.
#2193 of 3637 Re: Malibu or Fusion - making myself nuts [plekto]
May 02, 2011 (3:35 pm)
I have a friend who buys a new CTS every couple of years. His 2003 rode like a truck - very stiff. The later models rode better. He does road trips and rarely gets 25 mpg. I may consider the new XTS in a couple of years. The Accord is fine and so is a Camry. I have rented several Malibus in the last year and liked all of them. I never really had a problem passing as long as you plan where and when. It is not a Northstar but does the job. I like the Malibu because it has a smooth, soft, ride, is comfortable for a long 6 or 7 hour day on an interstate, and got more than 30 on the road.
The new 2012 or 13 Malibu just shown at the NY Auto Show will probably cause me to wait until I can drive one before buying either it or a leftover 2011. Unfortunately it has that stupid touch screen for the radio. My wife's Traverse has one and I much prefer just a normal radio. I don't want Navigation anyway. I'll wait and see what models are available, options, prices, etc. Hopefully Chevrolet will release some information soon other than just photos.
May 03, 2011 (5:26 am)
could some of you with used vehicle purchasing knowledge/experience help out a new-to-the-US fella who's looking for a vehicle in the $8-10K range?
He's over here: Purchasing Used Vehicles
While he's not limited to sedans, I know that some of you are very good at helping others spend their money (wisely, of course).
#2195 of 3637 2005 Mazda 3 Battery cable problem
May 03, 2011 (10:34 am)
I have a 2005 Mazda 3 that seems to have a intermittent problem when starting. From time to time the car will not start, and yet at other time it crank up okay. The battery, and the starter have been replaced. One particular dealer where i had the car worked on stated that battery cable needs to be replaced. They are stating that someone cross the battery, and that this has blown the fuse in the battery cable causing the problem. Actually this is not true because the problem come and goes. The cost the dealer wants to charge me for the replacement of the cable is about $1200.00 big ones. There is an actual bulletin out by Mazda, Bulletin 01-037/08, not sure if anybody knows if this is a fix for the problem. It appears as indicated in the bulletin that its may cost last than $50.00 to fix. Please help.
#2196 of 3637 Re: 2005 Mazda 3 Battery cable problem [angel1955]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
May 03, 2011 (10:37 am)
Hi - this discussion is for people trying to decide which sedan to buy. You'll probably have better luck in our Mazda3 Maintenance & Repair discussion. Just click on my link to hop over there and post your issue.