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
#4400 of 12297 Re: 2008 accord [thegraduate]
Jun 18, 2006 (11:29 pm)
Sonata looks OK. Cars like the Altima or Fusion may look a little more different than the Accord, if that is what ya need. Now the Sonata in the rear end collision test scored tops as in Good, while the Accord scored Poor. So score one for Sonata. For styling, both look fine. Will likely be something a person would consider a " nice " style to live with for decades to come. But that is true of a lot of other cars. Well some throw in something odd now and then, like Subaru. And I don't know what inspired the nose on the Camry, but overall, it too is a nice design. Kinda liking the Honda Coupes, then Fusion and Altima - maybe the Maxima for style. The Sonata is good balance of pleasing style, price, performance, content, and safety. Can not find a better deal based on the numbers. Now there is more to consider. Test drives always help - resale values - history of reliability and such.
Just on the information I have found, the Sonata beats a lot of cars. The safety data looks better than the Azera. And I think I still like the looks better than its big brother. Just look at the front crash test, offset crash tests, and rear end tests -- Sonata is tops. Will be interesting to see how Camry 2007 model does. Accords are pretty safe, but not as good for whiplash. Actually there are lots of good choices for safety now, as well as great choices, like the Sonata and say the Legacy. In larger cars, there is the FiveHundred, if you want big, medium priced and safety in a Ford. In small cars, I think I would go with the Civic Coupe.
#4401 of 12297 Re: attention to detail [elroy5]
Jun 19, 2006 (3:05 am)
I would like to ask you again (previous post 4363) have you owned any other cars besides honda. You seem to see the future when you brag about the 2008 accord that isn't here yet. have you ever tried a hyundai? we have both.
#4402 of 12297 Re: This looks classy too! [thegraduate]
Jun 19, 2006 (7:14 am)
I can't wait for the 2031 Accord...1,305 horsepower, a 12 speed automatic, self-cleaning engine with 30,000 mile oi-change intervals (on EX models only), 34 way power seat, and don't forget, 22 cupholders.
The horsepower is adequate, but I'm sure the Camry and Sonata will have 2 more HP. 12 speeds just won't hack it, because Sonata and Camry will have infinite speeds. Sonata and Camry owners won't need the self-cleaning engine, because their engines have never leaked. 22 cup holders is ridiculous. No sensible car owner would want more than 20. I think 1300+ horsepower should pull a 1200 pound tubular titanium car body along pretty quick.
#4403 of 12297 Re: elroy5 [choe13]
Jun 19, 2006 (8:47 am)
"i dont' owe one? i already bought one. 2007 white inline 4, auto, 16 inch rims. Waiting for it to arrive at the dealers by next month"
So your white car due to arrive next month is already getting a 2nd and 3rd look? By the way, you chose the I4 and not the V4.
#4404 of 12297 Re: elroy5 [thesniper]
Jun 19, 2006 (10:19 am)
I can vouch for the "2nd + 3rd look". I've talked to quite a few current Sonata owners in this region, and they've expressed strangers coming up to them and giving praises about the car. Overall, based from what I can account for, consumers enjoy the Sonata.
The other poster did say I4
Jun 19, 2006 (10:53 am)
The Sonata looks fine to me. Perhaps better than the Azera. Like ANY and ALL cars, if someone doesn't like, they are not forced to buy it, or look at it. I like the car in black, but would not won't the maintenance involved in black cars. A nice true red color would be something to add to the Sonata line. Not sure, perhaps a hunter green metallic would work for this car?
Again, the car looks fine. Some stand out more, or look different in one way or another, but it doesn't make the Sonata a wrong choice in any way at all. Some like the Tribeca, others like the New Beetle, while some fall in love with the nose on the new Camry. Too each his own - who cares if those people liked a Sonata?
#4406 of 12297 Re: Looks fine [m1miata]
Jun 19, 2006 (11:11 am)
Again, the car looks fine. Some stand out more, or look different in one way or another, but it doesn't make the Sonata a wrong choice in any way at all.
I can perfectly understand anyone preferring 1 midsized car's styling over the others. However, to say any one of them is ugly is like saying one Olsen twin is pretty and the other is ugly. All the midsize cars are cast from the same mold. Their basic designs are shaped more by engineering necessity than by stylists. There really isn't much left for the stylists to work with when the engineers get through with them. I consider that to be a good thing, because I don't care for a bunch of non-functional fins, creases, bustles, swooshes and bling-bling stuck on my car just for "looks".
#4407 of 12297 Re: Looks fine [bobad]
Jun 19, 2006 (12:01 pm)
I think you're doing a disservice to the better-styled of the mid-sizers to say that they're all from the same mold. Yes, engineering requirements may lead to some inevitable similarities, but I find the Mazda6 very pleasing to the eye (granted I'm biased, I bought one this year), while the just-ended generation of Camry has to rank among the most ungainly looking cars I've ever seen. (Unfortunately my neighbors don't seem to agree -- there are three Camry households on a street of only 11 houses!)
#4408 of 12297 Re: elroy5 [joe97]
Jun 19, 2006 (12:07 pm)
"I can vouch for the "2nd + 3rd look". I've talked to quite a few current Sonata owners in this region, and they've expressed strangers coming up to them and giving praises about the car. Overall, based from what I can account for, consumers enjoy the Sonata.'
Good for you guys.
"The other poster did say I4"
He knows what I mean... check post 3621.