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Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda MAZDA6, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Kia Optima, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#14998 of 20215 Re: Test Drove two Sonata SE models today... [syitalian25]
May 06, 2010 (2:01 pm)
MSRP of 2011 Sonata Limited is $26k (no Nav, she likes her Garmin), I have a 2007 TSX (no Nav) in my sights at a dealer listed at $22k which looks brand new, and is still in warranty. So a $4k difference to start. I don't know if Hyundai is willing to deal on the 2011 Sonata right now as it is recent and selling fairly well I understand.
Personally, I just like TSX better. Yes it is a little smaller and gets slightly lower mileage (and uses Premium gas, but at today's prices is just 7% higher than regular) but the interior is so much nicer. Sonata looks very nice but much of it is hard plastic, and the leather is not so soft either. My girlfriend is currently driving a 2000 Corolla, so just about anything will be larger and a big step up.
In any case, she is pretty well sold on Jetta TDI now. I will have to look into when the 2011 will come out, and see if she is willing to wait for it.
#14999 of 20215 Re: Test Drove two Sonata SE models today... [vigorlover]
May 06, 2010 (2:54 pm)
The 2011 jettat will have a serious makeover. No deals there but the 2010's may have better deals before the intro.
#15000 of 20215 Re: Anybody else dismayed.... [thegraduate]
May 06, 2010 (6:58 pm)
That's what EPA says, regarding the Acclaim/Spirit.
Meanwhile, while you were pretending that your Accord was midsize , the compact Contour was getting slammed for a cramped back seat? With 34.3 inches of rear seat leg room .
#15001 of 20215 Re: Anybody else dismayed.... [jeffyscott]
May 07, 2010 (5:14 am)
I implied it was shopped as a midsize (its similar in size to my folks' 2007 Civic), but it definitely doesn't have legroom for people over 5'10" to sit in the back!
#15002 of 20215 Re: Anybody else dismayed.... [thegraduate]
May 07, 2010 (9:40 am)
Are you sure you're not confusing the Acclaim/Spirit with the smaller Shadow/Sundance?
I was selling these beasts in the spring of 1990, and the Acclaim/Spirit were generally cross-shopped with the slightly larger Taurus, Century, et al.
#15003 of 20215 Re: Anybody else dismayed.... [stephen987]
May 07, 2010 (11:29 am)
I am sure I'm thinking of the right car (our neighbor had one many moons ago, a light blue Acclaim). As an adult I've always put them in the same size class as the Grand-Am, Contour, Alero, 626, Gen II Altima, etc. That size class has all-but-disappeared in the last five years, but the "economy" cars are approaching this size class now.
I never had seat-time in a Spirit/Acclaim, so I'm going by what I remember, albeit vaguely.
Now that I think of it, my junior-high band director drove a dark green Dodge Spirit V6, and uplevel model.
#15004 of 20215 Re: Sonata Wins 8 Sedan Comparison [jeffyscott]
May 08, 2010 (11:57 am)
Interesting, two cars seats and a booster in the back seat at the same time? The only car I was able to do that in was my 2001 Crown Vic. My 2010 Fusion Sport has 2 car seats in it now, and they are a breeze to get in and out. The perfect family car for a family with 3 kids is the Flex, very easy to get in and out of, and VERY easy to install car seats in.
#15005 of 20215 09' Accord LX-P Acceleration
May 09, 2010 (9:14 am)
I'm a kind of newbie in this forum and I have hesitated it for a long time but I decide to post about my 09' Accord or 10' Accord acceleration (LX-P / 2.4l / v4).
Actually, I read plenty of articles about "09 Accord v4 has ample power" and "more sporty driving" than Camry and other midsize sedan.
However, I realized that it's not that fast (I know. I don't expect Porsche's acc eleartion from my Accord). Even it's "much" slower than my 08' Volkswagen Rabbit.
Also, for the sporty driving, what I can feel is only "loud road noise". The car leans a lot in cornering and after 60-70mph, it's really hard to accelerate in normal way. To reach around 80mph, I really did "floor" it. (Not at all in my Rabbit)
I know Accord is more family sedan than Rabbit but I'm very disappointed at this.
I'm not really sure if it's happening at my car but the mileage is only 12,000 and this is bothering me a lot.
Do I expect too much? Also I can read a lot of evaluation results which are saying 09', 10' Accord is one of the slowest car in this segment.
I would like to listen you guru's opinion on this.
#15006 of 20215 Re: 09' Accord LX-P Acceleration [yongseok]
May 09, 2010 (1:18 pm)
Your concerns seem consistent with many reviews. I think the 4 cyl camry feels quicker. Comparing them to your rabbit isn't fair. The jetta and probably the passat would give you the euro ride in a more family friendly car. If you had bought an acura tsx or got the V6 in the accord you would likely be smiling now instead of posting on this thread.
#15007 of 20215 Re: Sonata Wins 8 Sedan Comparison [acdii]
May 09, 2010 (5:29 pm)
The perfect family car for a family with 3 kids is the Flex, very easy to get in and out of, and VERY easy to install car seats in.
As long as you don't EVER have to park next to anyone, or in the garage next to a car you like. A perfect car for a family with 3 kids is one with SLIDING DOORS. My Ford friends either 1. dont put the Flex in the garage, 2. only put the Flex in the garage, or 3. have Miatas/Mustangs that look like golf balls.