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Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda MAZDA6, Ford Fusion, Subaru Legacy, Saturn Aura, Sedan
#4383 of 12297 Re: a couple of things straight [choe13]
Jun 18, 2006 (6:27 pm)
I'm doubting the Sonata will age any better or any worse than any other car in this class....people used to rag on the Accord and Camry for being bland, but they always age well...the Sonata is bland IMO...like a bar of soap or a potato...just like the boring and bland Camcords of the world.
A car that I thought wouldn't age well is the 2002 Altima...they still look good for the most part. I wonder if they'll look good in about ten years though?
I was out today at a Hyundai dealership..and guess what was parked beside a 06 Sonata? A 2001 Audi A6! LOL
Similar they are...but the A6 has more obvious details to it, like say the buldging side fender flairs and completely different taillights. They may share a similar profile, but the details are lacking on the Sonata compared to the A6.
The Sonata may try and mimic the A6, but to me the new Sonata is looking more and more like a "bigger" Elantra, and it should considering they are a corporate family.
#4384 of 12297 Re: 2008 accord [elroy5]
Jun 18, 2006 (6:32 pm)
I guess we have a somewhat different opinion of what constitutes a "refresh."
I've always thought of it as an appearance change, since equipment, standard or optional, changes from year to year and varies amoung different trim levels of the same model year.
#4385 of 12297 Re: a couple of things straight [choe13]
Jun 18, 2006 (6:42 pm)
The sonata unlike the accord and many other cars in its class will age well.
When I look at styling, I look for something dignified yet modest. Perky, but not trendy. Modern, yet timeless. It doesn't have to be beautiful. I'm so afraid I will choose a car that looks dated in a year or 2. I learned my lesson with my VW Rabbit. It looked cool for a year or 2, then started looking like a shoe box. I even choose paint colors that have proven to hold up well. It narrows down the field quite a bit. I trust black, most whites, most silvers, most grays, and a few blues and reds. The last 2 Camrys and the latest Accord will hold up great. I think the previous Camrys and Accords are looking a little tired. I think my dark blue Sonata will look perky and modern for many years.
#4386 of 12297 a couple of things straight [choe13]
Jun 18, 2006 (6:49 pm)
2002 camry , accord and altima are not aging very well. The altima with its clear lights looked cool back then, i find it not so cool anymore.
Something about the sonata though its diff. Its definitely like the audi a6 which doesn't look amazing after all the years as it first did, but still holding up well in its look
The attention to detail of each corner of the car, the jewel headlights, the way the back lights wrap around, the sonata is a well exteriorly designed car
#4387 of 12297 attention to detail
Jun 18, 2006 (6:56 pm)
you can't tell me this car doesn't look classy. This car gets 2nd and 3rd looks, which i haven't noticed in while with cars in this class. It will age well
#4388 of 12297 Re: attention to detail [choe13]
Jun 18, 2006 (7:15 pm)
you can't tell me this car doesn't look classy
It looks like a copy of the 03 Accord, but the plastic looking wheels give it away.
This car gets 2nd and 3rd looks,
How would you know? You don't even own one.
It will age well
Oh, now you can see into the future (I suppose)
#4389 of 12297 Re: new topics [elroy5]
Jun 18, 2006 (7:40 pm)
They better put value back into the Accord in 08 or it will fail. Accords are spendy for what you get and this is no secret for those who have shopped the car market..
#4390 of 12297 Re: new topics [scape2]
Jun 18, 2006 (7:46 pm)
I disagree...what "value" is the Accord missing, especially compared to a Camry...the Accord has just about every feature the current competition is offering, and it's on it's last year and a half of production...
Accords are about "midpriced" in this segment. The Sonata/Optima make up the lower priced area, along with the Fusion, the Accord is less expensive then a fully loaded Altima or Camry XLE.
And on top of that, the Accord offers some features in this class that even the new models don't have..namely dual-zone climate control, Navigation system with voice activation.
#4391 of 12297 Re: 2008 accord [joe97]
Jun 18, 2006 (7:48 pm)
He's referring to the cards dealers put in the license plate frames on new cars. I've never seen one personally but I've heard about them here.
Jun 18, 2006 (7:51 pm)
We must all be old if we are battling over styling on family cars. lol