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You are in the Honda Civic
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Honda Civic, Hyundai Sonata, Coupe, Sedan
#47 of 151 Re: I have a 2006 Civic and... [targettuning]
Jul 10, 2006 (10:01 am)
After many problems with GM cars I bought a Honda Hatchback in 1984 which I replaced with a Camry in 1989 and then another Camry in 1995. Believe it or not, I never put a dime in any of these cars other than a new battery in the present Camry. Never had one single problem with any of these cars and I was not religious about changing the oil.
Although my experiences with the Camrys was great I'm now considering buying the '07 Sonata based upon everything I've read and researced on the Sonata vs. the Camry.
The fact that the Sonata, other than the engine, is now assembled almost completely by robots is, in my opinion, a big plus.
#48 of 151 Re: Civic vs. Sonata [cxc]
Jul 10, 2006 (4:59 pm)
I tend to drive not too far over the limit mayber 60-62 mph. Any car that is drove 100 mph would not last too long over a long period of time, Hyundai included.
#49 of 151 Re: I have a 2006 Civic and... [targettuning]
Jul 10, 2006 (5:04 pm)
I can understand what you mean about staying in the lounge and having to get a NEW car fixed. I did that with the Sonata. All cars will have problems no matter what make. The net is full of model specific forums. But the good thing is we have a choice to buy what we want and if we don't like it we can trade it or change manufacturers.
#50 of 151 Re: I have a 2006 Civic and... [medic4tx]
Jul 11, 2006 (5:28 am)
All true and I hope you find the Civic to be better for your circumstances...
#51 of 151 Re: Civic vs. Sonata [medic4tx]
Jul 11, 2006 (5:41 am)
Well, only because we in the U.S.A. have far lower speed limits (thank God because our driver training and licensing is a joke compared to Europe) than in Europe where many vehicles are routinely driven at 120mph and over for extended periods. Years ago while stationed in Germany the run-of-the mill Opel sedan we had routinely ran at well over 110 mph for long distances on the Autobahn. So,they not only survive but do it over and over. This is the reason BMW, Mercedes, Audi and others have become revered for their performance image.
#52 of 151 suv opinion wanted
Jul 19, 2006 (3:28 pm)
My husband and I are looking to buy a 'family' car...an SUV (no van:). We seem to be looking at asian made cars...he has a subaru and loves it. We did look at some North American cars and there really isn't much of a comparrison when it comes to warranty and quality. We've looked at the Mitsubishi Outlander, which offers a 5 year warranty (10 years on the transmition and engine) and 5 year roadside assistance. It is a compariable price to the Hyundai Santa Fe, which offers a 5 year warranty, 3 year roadside assistance and lifetime free oilchanges. The Santa Fe is a bit bigger and is a little cheaper. We haven't looked at Toyota or Honda yet....I have a feeling the CRV is above our price range. Any opinions as to which SUV might serve us the best??
#53 of 151 Re: Which to Buy [shyamrocky]
Jul 19, 2006 (8:55 pm)
my GF civic avgs 24.5mpg (50/50). very disappointing. we recently had our worst 22 something.
she chose over sonata month ago because she thought sonata was just too big for her. we almost bought lx v6 for 18750 OTD, then changed at the last minute.
so far we are giving 7.5/10 for civic because we are somewhat disappointed in build quality, AC(not cold, noisy), stain prone cloth seat, small leg room(my knee touches the parking break), no trunk key lock(LX model), radio(am is really really bad)and reverse noise.
maybe we were just spoiled by sonata rental's(driven 8 of them) comfort.
Jul 19, 2006 (11:06 pm)
just click on "Hyundai Sonata: Problems & Solutions" you can tell it's not reliable. Yes, they have the best warranty because they know their cars cannot last long. my friend has a 06 Sonata, it has problems every 2 months, i drive him back to the dealer more than i go to the mall. so DO NOT BUY A HYUNDAI period
If you do some research on the internet, you can get an awesome deal on the Civic. I got my 05 Accord V6 EX w/ alloy wheel, moonroof, leather seats, spoiler, etc for only 24,500$ (including tax and fee and bought it last August) and 2.9%APR from dealer. THAT IS THOUSANDS OF SAVING!. go there w/ a per-approved car loan and threaten them. calculate 5% profit from the invoice price and no more and no less! then minus any incentive Honda is offered = the price u should pay.
1000$ (invoice) * 1.05 = 1050$ - 100$ (Incentive) = 950$
GO FOR THE Civic or an Accord PLEASE! save you time and money!
#56 of 151 Re: GO FOR HONDA [savagekei05]
Jul 20, 2006 (2:53 am)
The Sonata may or may not be reliable, but you can't judge either vehicle one way or the other by their respective Problems & Solutions discussions. That's all anecdotal data, nothing statistically accurate about it at all.