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Nissan Altima, Honda Accord, Sedan
#282 of 299 Re: Altima Manual Shift Mode - Invaluable [madpistol]
Jul 27, 2008 (6:25 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 299 Re: Altima Manual Shift Mode - Invaluable [bvdj84]
Jul 27, 2008 (7:16 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 299 Re: Altima Manual Shift Mode - Invaluable [lilengineerboy]
Jul 27, 2008 (2:23 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 299 Re: Altima Manual Shift Mode - Invaluable [bvdj84]
Jul 28, 2008 (8:21 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 299 Re: Altima Manual Shift Mode - Invaluable [karpediem]
Jul 29, 2008 (6:14 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 299 Re: Altima Manual Shift Mode - Invaluable [bvdj84]
Jul 29, 2008 (2:15 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 299 Re: Just got back from my test drive [wyngator]
Aug 01, 2008 (11:17 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 299 2009 Altima Coupe vs Honda Civic or Accord
Nov 15, 2008 (9:33 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!
#290 of 299 Re: 2009 Altima Coupe vs Honda Civic or Accord [swhonda]
Nov 15, 2008 (10:02 pm)
In all honesty, you can't go wrong with either the Altima Coupe or the Accord Coupe. The only reason you should buy a Civic coupe, though, is if you wish to save money on gas. Either the Accord or Altima will be far more practical and enjoyable driving wise.
After the reviews I've read of both the Altima and Accord Coupe, I'd have to lean towards the Accord Coupe. It seems to have a more refined ride, and it has more usable space than the Altima. However, the Altima has a terrific CVT transmission w/ 6-speed manual mode, which will definitely add some excitement to the drive with that car.
If you want all-out thrills though, either the Civic Si coupe or the Accord V6 manual will give you all the thrills you need in a FWD coupe.
If you're looking for a more practical coupe though, I'd vote for the '08-'09 Accord EX 4-cyl. It's probably the best midsize coupe on the market currently.