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Nissan Altima, Honda Accord, Sedan
#281 of 303 Re: Altima Manual Shift Mode - Invaluable [elroy5]
Jul 26, 2008 (10:08 pm)
I agree with that article... I have no choice. I have not driven the coupes of either model. A lot of people say they like the Accord coupe better though, so I can't question that.
What I DO know is that I've driven the '08 Accord EX-L 4-cyl and '08 Altima 2.5 SL sedans back-to-back, and the Altima is quicker, more fuel efficient, has more features, and is more fun to drive. All of this combined with a lower price tag makes the Altima sedan an excellent value compared to the '08 Accord sedan.
The way I look at it, if you want a larger back seat and stability control, get the Accord. For everything else, get the Altima. I've had my '08 Altima 2.5 SL sedan for 3 months now, and I have no regrets at all. I sometimes wonder if I should have gotten the Accord, but then I think about all the stuff that the Altima comes with that the Accord doesn't. It makes me love my Altima even more.
One more thing...
'08 Accord = 8.9
'08 Altima = 9.3
It seems that most people agree with me. It's just too bad that most people don't do several months worth of research before they buy their cars.
#282 of 303 Re: Altima Manual Shift Mode - Invaluable [madpistol]
Jul 27, 2008 (5:25 am)
Well just be glad we got a 5spd, rather than a 4spd. Did you know that the Impala SS model with the V8 only has a 4spd transmission, now tell me whose skimping out on features, or no wait, necessities. New cars should atleast have a 5spd, its 2008.
So despite all of the Altima and Accord's flaws, they atleast are thinking of the basic requirements of the car. Certainly not skimping out on fit and finish or compromising anything to save money, because I don't feel that when I see these cars, when compared to "other" models.
#283 of 303 Re: Altima Manual Shift Mode - Invaluable [bvdj84]
Jul 27, 2008 (6:16 am)
New cars should at least have a 5spd, its 2008.
Its about having the engine in its efficiency band. The engine should be able to get to peak horsepower, peak torque, or peak economy. Adding gears in a marketing campaign to compensate for a razor thin powerband in the motor doesn't mean everyone needs to go around adding mechanical complexity to their transmissions.
I would worry more about fuel economy and performance measures than how many gears something has.
#284 of 303 Re: Altima Manual Shift Mode - Invaluable [lilengineerboy]
Jul 27, 2008 (1:23 pm)
Good points! But, Given that an engine with more gearing, could perhaps have more options in getting better efficiency, as it would be able to pick the best gear to be in, at a certain RPM, therefore allowing the engine to have more options. Its also more fun in a manual mode, or actual manual.
#285 of 303 Re: Altima Manual Shift Mode - Invaluable [bvdj84]
Jul 28, 2008 (7:21 pm)
Given that an engine with more gearing, could perhaps have more options in getting better efficiency, as it would be able to pick the best gear to be in, at a certain RPM, therefore allowing the engine to have more options.
Yeah, they should invent a transmission that is continuously variable. This would be great, the car would never have to shift. It could provide a smooth, fast, efficient automobile. Someday they'll make it happen.
#286 of 303 Re: Altima Manual Shift Mode - Invaluable [karpediem]
Jul 29, 2008 (5:14 am)
Well, if I had it my way now, I would get a Honda Accord V6 Coupe, RED!
I don't know how to drive a manual, but if someone gave me the keys to that, I
would learn, FAST! That cars is absolutely awesome!
#287 of 303 Re: Altima Manual Shift Mode - Invaluable [bvdj84]
Jul 29, 2008 (1:15 pm)
Saw a couple Accord Coupes on the road today, they're alright looking...better than the sedan IMO. Altima coupe is alright too. I think the main reason both of them look a little odd to me is because they are still pretty big for a coupe. Still have to give props to both Nissan and Honda though for at least making them look attractive.....unlike the G6 coupe.
#288 of 303 Re: Just got back from my test drive [wyngator]
Aug 01, 2008 (10:17 pm)
I would have to say the Nissan Altima is your best bet. My family has been a nissan family since 1989. Here is a rundown of the family vehicles. 1989 Pickup(389,000)cops dont now how as it looked like a crush beer can cousin fell sleep coming home) 1997 Nissan Altima(340,000m) 2002 Nissan Maxima(140,000 miles when sold) 2006 Nissan Sentra (36000) 2007 Nissan Frontier(39,000). All these vehicle are still being driven never had any major repairs. So in October of 2008. I have come to the decision based on repeated reliality and performance and maitnence cost. To purchae either the 2008 or 2009 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE fully loaded or the 2008-2009 Nissan Maxima fully loaded as my birthday gift to myself.
#289 of 303 2009 Altima Coupe vs Honda Civic or Accord
Nov 15, 2008 (8:33 pm)
I will (hopefully) be purchasing my first new car in the near future and wanted to ask for your feedback/advice. I am currently torn between the Nissan Altima Coupe and either the Honda Civic Coupe or the Honda Accord Coupe. I have test driven the Altima several times and love the car, but am unclear as to the long term reliability of the vehicle (what I've been reading on the forums about engine failures after 6 years is concerning...but I think most are coming from the first year of the redesigned sedan back in 2002). A plus for the Honda's is they come with a few more standard safety features like Electronic Stability Control/Vehicle Stability Assist. I would truly love to hear your advice and feedback. Thank you in advance for your time and advice, I truly appreciate it!