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Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Passat, Sedan
Aug 07, 1999 (3:43 am)
By a passat for a few reasons. Even though Japanese cars are more reliable volkswagon has great warranties so if something by chance did go wrong you'd be covered. The Japanese warranties are just not that good. Also its the best looking vehicle plus there not a million of them on the road so when you drive by, people may actually notice your car.
Aug 07, 1999 (4:07 am)
VW has the WORST bumper to bumper warranty in the world: 2 years!!!!!! As many have pointed out, VW's main problems are electrical (not covered by the 10 year powertrain warranty). If VW was so confident about its cars, they would offer a 10 year bumper to bumper warranty.
As for Accord's transmission.... I have experienced a similar "problem" with the hesitation. It only happened when I floored the car from a stoplight. It felt like the transmission slipped into Neutral for a sec. I had to lift my foot off the accelerator for a sec and then it was fine. I was hesitant to try jack rabbit starts again, because it reminded me that Accords are NOT a sports car and must be handled gently. On the other hand, my Lexus GS was built for the very thing Accord wasn't.
#11 of 1839 Transmission Problems
Aug 07, 1999 (5:35 am)
The transmission in my former '94 Integra shook the entire car when shifted into reverse. It was all right once underway, but still didn't shift as well as I liked on a number of occasions. The dealer passed it off as being typical. Probably the worst thing about that car.
#12 of 1839 Hate to bring up other cars, but...
Aug 07, 1999 (5:57 am)
I just test drove the 4 cylinder Galant. I think you should to. 4 years/0% financing means you'll save a couple thousand of the bat compared to the Camry or Accord. And, believe it or not, you'll swear you're driving a 6.
The brakes are horrible, though. Otherwise, great car. Very quiet, very smooth. Great engine/transmission. Plenty of power. (Talking about the 4.) Definetely worth checking out.
I was offered about $17.4K with the 0% financing. So, to give you an idea, the Galant ES will cost you about $17.5K.
There's a $1250 rebate, but then no financing. If you choose to take the rebate in lieu of the financing, cost goes down to $16,250. Pretty good value.
Plus, you're buying Japanese, just incase you have problems with American cars. (I don't. I just bought one today.)
#13 of 1839 .
Aug 07, 1999 (5:59 am)
I should say, "to give you an idea, the Galant should cost you about $17.5K max." Unless it was sitting on the lot for long.
Aug 07, 1999 (7:10 am)
Why buy an inferior Jap car like the Galant for $17,500, when you can buy the best mid-size Jap car like the Accord LX automatic for $15,900?
Aug 07, 1999 (7:17 am)
I had a '95 Integra and NEVER had the problem you described. The only transmission problem I could notice was during acceleration: when I lift my foot off gas then depress it again, there would be a huge hesitation. But that seem typical as other owners have said the same thing.
#16 of 1839 .
Aug 07, 1999 (2:35 pm)
#17 of 1839 hondabro98
Aug 07, 1999 (3:51 pm)
Well just accept the fact that it ALWAYS did in my case (re: post #10). That year the Civics were recalled for transmission problems. I suspected the same problem with my Integra, but Acura refused to acknowledge such a thing.
Aug 07, 1999 (10:47 pm)
I drove an 88' legend I had a problem with the transmission jerking everytime it would shift gears(auto). Then I bought a 93' Legend and it had the same problem. I spoke to the dealer and he told me that all Hondas and Acuras have that problem after they reach a certain mileage. I would definitely go with the VW. That's what I will be purchasing in about 1 week.