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Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Passat, Sedan
#1822 of 1838 Re: VW Passat Wagon [pioneerich]
May 11, 2008 (7:24 pm)
My older Passat Wagon has had 3 Turbo pumps replaced by
I'd have a hard time giving ANY money to a car brand who gave me that much trouble!
#1823 of 1838 Accord EX Vs Camry SE 2009 4 cylinder
Oct 14, 2008 (8:16 am)
I am planning to purchase a new car and I am sort of confused either to choose camry or accord. Both have got the same features , price etc. I am looking at Accord EX Vs Camry SE. I have heard that seats in Accord are very uncomfortable, how far is it true? Is it very very uncomfortable. Also comapring the HP, its 155 for camry Vs 192 for Accord. I am planning to add in the package which includes moonroof etc in camry and inspite of that the price comes almost the same. Kindly help me in arriving at a decision.
#1825 of 1838 '08 Passat Komfort v. '08 Accord EX-L w/ Nav
Oct 15, 2008 (5:06 pm)
Hi ladies and gents,
Thanks in advance for your inputs.
I am in the market for either a '08 Passat Komfort or '08 Accord EX-L w/ nav. Here are offers from dealers excl doc fee & tax:
* VW: $25,200
* Honda: $25,250
Passat rides great and the engine seems to effortlessly accelerate to 70 - 80mph on highway. Good brakes and comfortable interior design and space.
Accord rides pretty ok but engine revs higher at similar speed. It seems to require more effort to reach 70 - 80mph. Brakes are good and interior is roomy and simple. Nav is a good tool but its locale is somewhat odd and tough to see in sunlight.
What do you see as plus and minus for each car? I'm on the fence.
#1826 of 1838 Re: '08 Passat Komfort v. '08 Accord EX-L w/ Nav [ctozy]
Oct 15, 2008 (7:11 pm)
Assuming the Accord is the 4-cylinder, it has a history of much better reliability than Volkswagen models. The cost of maintenance will likely be lower on the Honda than on the VW also.
#1827 of 1838 Re: '08 Passat Komfort v. '08 Accord EX-L w/ Nav [ctozy]
Oct 16, 2008 (6:44 am)
Okay, my mother has an 08 Jetta SE, She loves it! I love it! It is torquey. Gets decent mileage. Most of all, it is a fun car! This is her second lease, and have had no problems at all with them. The maintenance will be a bit higher, but really not too comparable. Now, realize the Accord is geared for more economy, and the Honda engine is awesome, but the VW engine is sportier, with the manual shift mode, and more torquey in the lower range. Both Accord and VW are great engines. I certainly think you cannot go wrong with either. The VW seems to hold its value quite well too.
Based on my review of the passat- i
Classy exterior- I love it! the cobalt blue is amazing!
Roomy interior- a little odd, but nice.
Door panels are a little plain, and plasticky. Hard looking.
weird seats, seemed too big, for me.
Drove amazing-strong pull.
I really liked the car, it was fun! The is what VW wants!
Other than the average interior, it is a very nice car.
Nice exterior- more conservative.
Sweet, classy interior fit and finish
Strong engine-geared for more economy, but still sporty enough.
Alot of dash buttons, some like it, some don't
I love it!
You simply cannot go wrong with either, drive what makes you happy! Ask yourself which gives you that! Then pick it. The new Passat CC is very sharp too. though only seats 4. I try to sneak in a drive in my moms 08 Jetta, and love it, I get wowed by the engine pull, I actually squealed the tires...lol I wasnt even trying to do it either. I was like WOW! It does have 5cyl. If I got a VW I would get the Jetta Wolfsburg with the 2.0T FUN FUN!!
#1831 of 1838 Camry vs. Accord (I know...)
Mar 10, 2009 (4:22 pm)
I love my '05 Accord, but a couple of things are making me think twice about another Accord:
1) It's noisy on the highway - I drive mostly interstate between Pennsylvania and NYC. I-78 is rough, constantly being repaired, and it's hard to hear the fabulous tunes on satellite radio over the noise Accord lets in.
2) Honda makes you get leather seats if you want Sat Radio. I'm tired of leather - hot in the summer, and cold in the winter.
3) I've gotten used to a smooth V6 - does the VCM in the new Accord present potential maintenance problems? Sounds complicated.
Questions about Camry:
1) Is it as quiet as they say?
2) Would a 4 cylinder be enough? I'm no speed demon, and if I heard some groaning on those rare occasions I had to floor it after going thru a toll booth or entering the highway, well, I could deal with that. But does the 4 strain like some rental cars I've had?
3) Can you get satellite radio without leather?