Last post on Jan 16, 2009 at 7:50 PM
You are in the Honda Civic
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Honda Civic, Hyundai Sonata, Coupe, Sedan
#147 of 151 Re: Shopping by price [moocow1]
May 28, 2008 (10:46 pm)
I too was considering a Honda Fit Sport (2009 new design). But in considering this I thought, is it really worth the discomfort of sitting in an economy car that has only 118 hp (2009 model) vs sitting in a near luxury car (2009 Sonata SE V6) with only 8 MPG difference? SE V6 has 249 HP (2009) and very good fuel economy. Also has 5 year UNLIMITED mileage roadside assistance, something Honda does not even have? No comparison.
May 29, 2008 (7:46 am)
Here, the give the first 3 oil changes FREE, FREE car washes for the life of your car, FREE car loaners for services, FREE shuttle service. etc. Honda WILL NEVER give you these.
Not sure how much good information about a Honda from a guy named Nissan, but I actually appeared in a commercial for my local Honda dealer before they moved. I touted their "3 year, 36,000 mile free maintenance plan." Also, they have carried me to work when my Accord has been at the dealer. They don't wash my car, but they are on a small lot in town, and don't have the room for an automated car-wash facility.
I'm not a big-shot once-a-year car buyer; I have 180k miles on one Accord, with 33k on another, and am 20 years old. Everybody gets good treatment, regardless of age.
#149 of 151 Re: LOL [nissan]
May 29, 2008 (8:27 am)
Honda sales people are the worst. They act like they are doing you a favor to buy there "superior" vehicle.
There are several Honda dealerships in my area (4 within 10 miles). I visited three of them and none were alike.
- The first dealer was very appeasing and found me a car to test-drive, alone. After the ride I told him I was still just looking and not ready to buy. He summand his manager over to try and talk me into a "today only" deal. I walked out after telling him the same thing.
- The second was also very nice and got me a car to drive, but insisted on coming with. Afterwards, I told him I was just looking and was able to leave without incident.
- The third was the strangest. I walked in, looked around and was never able to make eye contact with a salesman. I walked out in their lot, checked out a few cars and came back in. Again, I couldn't find anyone willing to even acknowledge my presence. I walked out...
If you've been buying new cars as long as I have, you would learn not to base an opinion on one or two dealerships. All Honda salespeople, and their sales practices, are not alike. This is true for every manufacture.
May 29, 2008 (8:34 am)
The third was the strangest. I walked in, looked around and was never able to make eye contact with a salesman. I walked out in their lot, checked out a few cars and came back in. Again, I couldn't find anyone willing to even acknowledge my presence. I walked out...
I had the same experience at a local Chevrolet dealer. Makes you wonder how they sell anything. I wasn't looking to buy, but wouldn't have minded seeing in the then-new Malibu (those on the lot were locked).
#151 of 151 What are you looking for?
Jan 16, 2009 (7:50 pm)
I just traded my 98 Civic, 104k miles for an 08 Sonata. I am 6 ft tall and over 240lbs, so it was time. I loved my Civic, bought it new and it only broke down 1 time. It was just time for me to get a "grown up" car. It depends on what you are looking for. Hyundai has something to prove and their quality is their focus. Honda is Honda, reputation is that good for a reason.