Last post on Dec 08, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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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
#3262 of 3640 Re: PLEASE Read and Comment if you'd like... [igozoomzoom]
Apr 28, 2013 (5:51 pm)
Short story long...haha! Most women want a friend of your persuasion...so you could still be the sugar baby...just not much sugar.
I think the title dance is a lot of work to get to the same place as a dealer just processing the paperwork for a nominal fee. I've done this numerous times and it's never been a problem.
#3263 of 3640 Re: PLEASE Read and Comment if you'd like... [sebring95]
Apr 28, 2013 (6:20 pm)
"Short story long...haha! Most women want a friend of your persuasion...so you could still be the sugar baby...just not much sugar."
Haha, she's very resourceful and made one of her own, it took about nine months and he is 24 now!
That is actually how she and my mom became friends. Mom was seeing a physical therapy at her practice and overheard her having a conversation with another therapist about her son, Jordan. She was very worried about him because he struggles with bi-polar depression. After mom's therapy was finished, she took her outside and gave her a big hug and they talked for over two hours. That was three years ago...
Also, I'm the very rare sub-type of gay that is not good sidekick material for most women....they didn't even know my kind existed prior to me....I am what is known as a "boring gay"....a few years ago, I attended a charity event with my best friend and a drag queen was hadning out "Most Likely Awards" to random audience members. I was named "Most Likely to Be Mistaken for A Soccer Dad!" =)
#3264 of 3640 Re: 2013 Accord EX vs 2013 Altima SV [jaxs1]
Apr 29, 2013 (7:39 am)
I also looked at both cars, but from the V6 perspective, though I did test drive both in the 4cyl models as well. I thought the 4 cyl/CVT combo in the Nissan was very loud and just too busy for me. The 4cyl/CVT combo in the Accord was significantly better, but I just don't like CVT transmissions. I settled on V6 EXL Accord because the gas mileage difference was not that great when upgrading to the 6 cyl car. And i felt the Accord was a bit more upscale than the Altima is. Just my opinion and again, I don't like CVT's. I am a stickler for tracking gas mileage. I have 2,000 miles on my Accord V6 and am averaging about 23 MPG in town and on my one interstate trip of about 200 miles, I got 34.8 going about 72mph. Most 4 cyl cars are hard pressed to match that.
#3265 of 3640 Re: 2013 Accord EX vs 2013 Altima SV [marcus216]
Apr 29, 2013 (7:50 am)
Don't know if you can come in under $26k for a V6 though. I agree, Nissan CVT is really loud when it starts up; Accord is much quieter. And the gas mileage is better with CVT. After a V6 Maxima, I felt we could live with a 4cyl CVT. So far no problem.
#3266 of 3640 Re: PLEASE Read and Comment if you'd like... [igozoomzoom]
Apr 29, 2013 (3:14 pm)
Steer her to the TSX wagon. It'll come in handy after the divorce.
#3267 of 3640 Re: PLEASE Read and Comment if you'd like... [biker4]
Apr 29, 2013 (5:35 pm)
I'm not to sure about that. She owns the house and she has a prenup! =)
#3268 of 3640 Re: 2013 Accord EX vs 2013 Altima SV [marcus216]
Apr 30, 2013 (7:50 pm)
The V6 gas mileage is not that bad and compares well to some 4 cylinder turbo cars with similar HP, but the 4 cylinder versions of both of these specific cars do much better with mpg. You would probably get closer to 40mpg on the same interstate trip and a few mpg more in the city with a 4 cylinder 2013 Altima or Accord.
Plus, it not just fuel costs. There is the higher purchase price, plus there may be an insurance premium jump and higher maintenance costs over time.
#3269 of 3640 Re: 2013 Accord EX vs 2013 Altima SV [jaxs1]
May 01, 2013 (7:19 am)
I agree with you regarding cost. I did have to pay a premium for the V6 over the 4cyl, no question. And it will cost me about $150 per year in added fuel cost. These are all variables that I evaluated when making my purchase. But the added power ans smoothness is important to me. the V6 is very quick and powerful. Ans since I intend to keep the car 8 to 10 years, I felt it was worth the added cost. But again, I drove the 4 cyl and found it very competent.
#3270 of 3640 Re: 2013 Accord EX vs 2013 Altima SV [igozoomzoom]
May 05, 2013 (10:12 pm)
I stumbled on another car that is not meant to be a competitor to Accord and Altima, but might meet my needs for everything listed except the rear HVAC vents.
There is a redesigned Kia Soul coming out in the fall that has push start available in an option package in the mid trim Soul Plus level.
The current generaton Soul is too noisy buzzy for me, but apparently they really improved the driving refinement on the 2014s and they said it is 3db quieter than a 2013.
I will have to wait for road test reviews and my own test drive to see if it is still too loud even after the NVH improvements for 2014. I will also wait for small overlap crash testing and first owners reports on quality issues, but if everything is fine, this could be another option.
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