Last post on Nov 25, 2008 at 2:57 PM
You are in the Honda Civic
What is this discussion about?
Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Mazda MAZDA3, Sedan
#508 of 879 Re: New Care Dilemma [jasmine5]
Dec 15, 2006 (1:50 pm)
There's a reason the Corolla is the #1 selling car in the WORLD.
It's simply the most reliable, inexpensive to own & operate, car out there.
My mom has an '05. I drove a '91 in college until 150k miles, then my sister drove it in college to 200k miles. Got rid of it because it had no airbags, but otherwise there was nothing wrong with it.
The current model could use a telescoping steering wheel. But as you mentioned, people get used to the driving position.
My current car is a 2002 Camry w/ 110k miles, 0 problems. There's a reason why Toyota has the highest perceived quality in the business... because they DO.
#509 of 879 Re: New Care Dilemma [vincep]
Dec 15, 2006 (8:15 pm)
As you probably know, best-selling doesn't necessary mean the best. McDonalds serves more people than any other restaraunt, but could you say they are the best? Is Windows a better OS? Is Dial a best soap? All depends on purchaser priorities. Any professional reviewer, including Edmunds, would put Corolla right at the bottom of the economy-class. But if you prefer bland, overpriced appliance with a good reputation, why bother researching others, right?!
#510 of 879 Re: New Care Dilemma [vincep]
Dec 16, 2006 (1:11 pm)
There's a reason why Toyota has the highest perceived quality in the business... because they DO.
I might agree with you about reliability, however, Toyota is now the recall king in the industry. Also, with the recent Avalon/Camry transmission issues I have to say they may have taken a step back. Also, you mentioned "quality". The Corolla/Matrix are the noisiest/rattiest vehicles in their segment. That is not quality. They have a feel that lacks refinement.
#511 of 879 Kings and Queens and Knaves [aviboy97]
Dec 18, 2006 (5:15 pm)
with the recent Avalon/Camry transmission issues I have to say they may have taken a step back.
I disagree. I believe the "transmission issues" are overstated and the Camry along with the Honda Accord are still on top of the heap. The Mazda6 has had its fair share of problems as noted in Consumer Reports; only the 4 cylinder is recommended. In my opinion, the Mazda6 used to be the style king of the bunch, but Toyota has delivered on that front also. Kudos to Toyota for addressing the bland criticism and delivering a handsome design.
I predict that in spite of the "issues", the Camry will still share the throne with the Accord. As good as the Mazda6 is, it is definitely not in the same ballpark as these major leaguers.
#512 of 879 Re: Kings and Queens and Knaves [autonomous]
Dec 19, 2006 (9:50 am)
I disagree. I believe the "transmission issues" are overstated and the Camry along with the Honda Accord are still on top of the heap.
You can disagree, but, there are thousands of posts here at Edmunds that say other wise.....
The Mazda6 has had its fair share of problems as noted in Consumer Reports; only the 4 cylinder is recommended
Never said it did not. However, the Mazda6 is not part of this discussion. I brought only made reference the Avalon/Camry part in rebuttal to the previous posters remark of Toyota being near perfect.
#513 of 879 Re: Funny you should recommend the Cobalt Bill ... [mdaffron]
Dec 19, 2006 (9:58 am)
i thought the Chevy Colbalt was every body favorite car? i want to (way in the future) buy an Chevy Colbalt SS but i am worried about the turbo part. how often do you have to get that system service? please help me with this info.
#514 of 879 Re: Glad re the new Civic! [blane]
Dec 19, 2006 (10:18 am)
i lkie the new honda civic si
#515 of 879 Re: Kings and Queens and Knaves [aviboy97]
Dec 19, 2006 (10:32 am)
Never said it did not. However, the Mazda6 is not part of this discussion.
Nor is the Camry, Avalon, Accord, etc....
Let's all move on and leave the CamCord and 6 in the Midsize Sedans Discussion Board, shall we?
#516 of 879 Re: Kings and Queens and Knaves [thegraduate]
Dec 19, 2006 (1:46 pm)
Nor is the Camry, Avalon, Accord, etc ... Let's all move on
#517 of 879 This arguement is DEAD!!!!
Dec 19, 2006 (2:01 pm)
Didn't Motortrend compare all these cars a year and a half ago?? Hands down the Corolla XRS destroyed the others in Acceleration, Handling, Stoping, and MPG's. They gave the vote to the Mazda 3 though because of the optional Nav system and HID lighting.
They straight said the Corolla was fun to drive but it's not for Lazy Drivers!!!! and Most American's are Very lazy drivers, and believe me there's a lot of shifting going on in the XRS, nothing sounds better than dropping it from 6th to 3rd gear on the Fwy