Last post on Apr 13, 2007 at 12:55 PM
You are in the Sedans
What is this discussion about?
Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda MAZDA6, Ford Fusion, Subaru Legacy, Saturn Aura, Sedan
#2337 of 12297 Re: maxamillion1 [choe13]
Apr 12, 2006 (7:47 am)
who cares about edmunds for a second. Just look at the pics above. Which interior looks to have a tighter build quality in your opinion??
Um, Camry, Accord (my Accord's pic above), Altima, Sonata. I've experienced the Accord and Sonata firsthand, as well as the outgoing Camry, and the outgoing Altima felt better screwed together when turning knobs and such (I remember the fan speed knob) than did the Sonata, but not by much. To look at them all, not much about materials can be told from pictures, so design points go to Toyota here, for simplest controls and best-looking layout. Build quality and "tightness" is a wash between Nissan and Hyundai (although it could've been an auto show anomoly).The Altima is a big step up in design from what it was, with a better instrument panel. The Sonata's teardrops are shiny, and that's not what I want catching my eye when I glance there, I want to see the info, not the shiny base of the pointers, which is what I LOVE about my Accord's dash.
Shoot, my OLD Accord has a better tactile feel to its controls than the old Altima (2002-2004).
#2338 of 12297 Re: Sonatas interior looks alot better. [choe13]
Apr 12, 2006 (9:02 am)
Oh my... we all have different opinions and mine is just that. The Sonata leaves a lot to be desired. You had me convinced that it was making progress in the style category but this pic makes it look very cheap.
But again, just my opinion.
#2339 of 12297 Re: Sonatas interior looks alot better. [tallman1]
Apr 12, 2006 (10:07 am)
I think you're looking at the Honda. The Sonata is the one that looks so good.
#2340 of 12297 Re: Sonatas interior looks alot better. [bobad]
Apr 12, 2006 (10:36 am)
lol Trust me... IMHO, the Accord blows them all away, especially with the Navi. And those lighted gauges are the coolest thing I've seen on a dash since the fiber optics on my 1980 Datsun 200SX.
#2341 of 12297 Economy car or Pickup Truck?
Apr 12, 2006 (10:56 am)
Definitely better than my 05.
Apr 12, 2006 (10:58 am)
This was posted on the Fusion forum and seems appropriate here too. No word on a Fusion application but I have read some rumblings of a 2007 Fusion SE with the 35. Nothing concrete though.
#2343 of 12297 Re: Economy car or Pickup Truck? [maxamillion1]
Apr 12, 2006 (11:41 am)
Everything looks good in the dark. I still can't shake the deja-vu feeling (ala '90s Grand Am). Maybe that is why it looks cheap to me. Perhaps in person it will look better.
#2344 of 12297 Re: Sonatas interior looks alot better. [tallman1]
Apr 12, 2006 (12:44 pm)
Electroluminescent instrumentation is no longer a unique Accord feature in this segment, though it was the first one to offer this. Toyota's 07 Camry cluster is sharper, IMO.
#2345 of 12297 Re: More pics of the 07 Altima... [maxamillion1]
Apr 12, 2006 (12:48 pm)
This is just a general reply not specifically to the interior.
From what little info I see on edmunds about the 07 Altima
I see no std ABS or side airbags, if this is true what is Nissan trying to do, shoot themselves in the foot.
My son has an o5 SE manual, no abs or side airbags, I was not happy when he bought the car without those features.
Sure they are options but try an find a dealer that has them on a car in a 5 speed manual. Well I just found that side airbags are std but not abs. Old Mike
#2346 of 12297 Re: Duratec35 [baggs32]
Apr 12, 2006 (1:13 pm)
I have read some rumblings of a 2007 Fusion SE with the 35.
Why, if the Fusion IS going to get a 3.5L, would they put it on the bottom end model (SE, as you say)? Just doesn't make that much sense to me. If they did it, it would likely be a Limited model, or at least the SEL (speculation only, folks)