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Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Sedan
#2770 of 2813 Re: Safety comparisons [furrycute]
Apr 25, 2008 (2:25 pm)
Just keep in mind that the stars don't indicate something like:
5-stars - ultimate safety
1 star - certain death
It's not quite like that.
The spread between a 4-star car and a 5-star car isn't going to be terribly drastic, is all I'm saying. If you are hit in a different spot or angle, one the Accord might would come out on top. When the discrepancy is so small as to say the difference is 5/5 and 5/4, I wouldn't let it sway me. I drive an old 4 star frontal car, and have been into a guardrail at decent speeds thanks to a truck which ran me off into it while on a bridge ( a nightmare scenario to me! ). I walked away unhurt, and had the car fixed.
#2771 of 2813 Re: Safety comparisons [thegraduate]
Apr 27, 2008 (1:56 pm)
Agreed. Every accident has an infinite potential for variables - and you can walk away from any of them, or die in a freak case of very bad luck, in a Volvo. All of todays cars, the very worst rated among them, are infinitely safer than cars even 10 years old today. IMO, either car is quite safe for a car - and good driving is your best crash rating option anyway.
#2772 of 2813 08 Accord vs 09 Camry vs waiting for 09 accord
Jul 14, 2008 (12:03 pm)
We need to buy a car within the next 6-8 weeks and very unsure what car to buy. 4 cyl vs 6. My car is the Lexus rx350 which we love and keeping.
Need help with pro and cons of 2008 Accords vs waiting a month for 09 Honda vs the camry 09. Also pricing, Many thanks
#2773 of 2813 Re: 08 Accord vs 09 Camry vs waiting for 09 accord [jezz]
Jul 14, 2008 (1:16 pm)
Much of my recommendation just comes from what I have read on this board.
As far as mpg, get a 2007 Accord. They get 4 mpg better than the 2008 Accord.
As far as v6 or i4- both cars are great. Some have complained about the cylinder management on the the v6. Also many have complained about the lights dimming when the alternator starts on the i4.
The leather seats on the v6 and i4 are very uncomfortable in the Accord. The lumber support is too hard.
The deals will be on the 2008's on either the Camry or the Accord.
Sorry, I cannot help on the pricing.
Just make sure you test drive in the daytime and at night. Go on the highway for an extended drive so you can feel the cylinder management on the v6.
#2774 of 2813 Re: 08 Accord vs 09 Camry vs waiting for 09 accord [jezz]
Jul 15, 2008 (9:34 am)
First of all, simply drive them. The 09 Accord will be very similar to the 08, if not identical to it.
I'd suggest driving a 4-cylinder Accord and Camry. If the power is plenty for you, then you have narrowed your decision down to two basic cars. The 4-cylinder Accord EX will be quicker than a 4-cylinder Camry, but the Camry will likely drive more like your Lexus, while the Accord is much sportier and fun to drive.
I wouldn't write-off ANYTHING based on what me or anyone else says before driving the cars you are interested in and forming your own opinion. My definition of sporty may equal uncomfortable for one person, and too boring/not sporty enough to another person.
Best of luck in the hunt, and keep us posted.
#2775 of 2813 Re: My 2 cents [moeharri]
Aug 29, 2008 (11:59 pm)
I just got a 2009 Camry V6. For more than 1000 mi, I do not notice any problem in the tranny. I did not hear or read any post that says the problem on 2009 Camry. The price of Camry could be 3-4K less than the comparable Accord when I shopped.
#2776 of 2813 Re: Going apples to apples, sort of,, Accord Vs Camry 08's [nvbanker]
Aug 30, 2008 (12:06 am)
Same for me. I was a Honda/BMW folk 10 years ago. Now, I'm more of Toyota/Lexus type of person though I still love my BMW better than Lexus.
#2777 of 2813 Re: Going apples to apples, sort of,, Accord Vs Camry 08's [james108]
Sep 07, 2008 (8:21 pm)
I still love my BMW better than Lexus.
Is the accord better or the camry?
#2778 of 2813 2009 Accord LE vs. 2009 Camry LX
Sep 12, 2008 (1:24 pm)
Hi, I need some help in deciding between the Camry and the Accord. I got pretty similar quotes for both vehicles. I was quoted $19,950 for the Camry LE, and $19,550 for the Accord LX (the Honda dealer gave us a $250 discount for being a repeat customer, as we bought a 2008 Honda Odyssey in June. This new purchase for my husband was totally unexpected as a mechanic goofed on an oil change, which blew the engine on his 2000 Toyota Camry. Their insurance totalled our car, so now we are stuck trying to find a replacement). Both cars seem like excellent vehicles, so I guess that it is just a matter of preference. I think that my husband is leaning toward the Camry, and I am leaning toward the Accord. To me, the Accord seems like a more comfortable drive, with better visability and instrumentation. Any imput, suggestions, etc. By the way, we are shopping in Memphis, TN. Thanks for your help! Dawn
#2779 of 2813 Re: 2009 Accord LE vs. 2009 Camry LX [defcarpenter]
Sep 12, 2008 (5:03 pm)
We've been in exactly same situation last week. After going back and forth between Accord and and Camry for my wife we ended up with 09 Camry LE I4 (My wife used to drive 6 gen Accord I4 LX and loved it). After driving new Accord we didn't like at all, I can't understand why it needed to grow bigger and less fuel efficient. Did Honda marketing assume that we'll grow couple inches in width since last Accord purchase? I rented a Camry back in 2007 on a business trip and didn't like it at all. 2009 model while the same generation as 2007 drives very differently, feels very refined and we happy with the purchase so far. You should be able to buy a 09 I4 Camry LE for around $19K with all fees but before tax (there is a $500 rebate from Toyota). I've read that people in GA and CA get it for a little over $18K but this is all regional, go to the "prices paid" thread