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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
#15566 of 18203 Re: TheGraduate's New Ride [mz6greyghost]
Sep 10, 2010 (7:42 am)
Yeah; the Accord had turned into a bit of a rattler. It's mileage had dropped to where I was getting 28 mpg at 72 MPH pure highway. It used to get 38. No idea what's wrong, but after investigating and trying some things to no avail, I was frustrated. Couple that with the issues I'd dealt with under warranty:
Console fabric came apart
CD Changer had to be replaced
Rear view mirror glass fell out
Gas flap wouldn't open
Horn quit working
Auto-Off lights were becoming uncooperative as I sold it
It was a very un-Honda experience even though at heart it was a fantastic car to drive over the years. I was sad to see it go, but I didn't have an ounce of regret. With my new job I do much more long-distance commuting and less around-town point and shoot driving. The Sonata is more Camry-like (yeah, let the jokes begin), but while the steering is noticeably number than the Accord, it is still very accurate and not overly light. The brakes and throttle are also much easier to modulate than the jumpy-in-comparison Accord. Much easier to drive in traffic. Couple that with finally having enough front legroom (I'm 6'5", the Sonata is probably an inch and a half roomier in seat-travel), and I was sold.
I still have my '96 Accord, by the way. 215k miles and nary a rattle to be heard.
Forgot to answer your question; the Sonata is a 2009. They dropped the V6 option on GLS models for 2010.
#15567 of 18203 Re grad's new car
Sep 11, 2010 (5:54 am)
(Can't reply because the pics of the beautiful car are too darn wide...)
Congrats, we have the same car now! Except yours is a V6, mine is 4 banger. Oh, and yours is 2 years newer. And you have a moonroof. Just minor differences. (wink)
Hope you enjoy it. Our 2007 GLS PEP, steel grey (also a nice color I think) is holding up well. I hate to mention this, but we've owned it for nearly a year and no door dings yet. (Yep, will probably get one today.)
Sep 12, 2010 (3:17 pm)
#15569 of 18203 Re: Re grad's new car [backy]
Sep 12, 2010 (8:50 pm)
I apologize for the wide pictures. I didn't realize it until it was much too late.
Thank you for the compliments! I'm loving the car so far; so much-so that I've put 280 miles on it since Thursday night! I've not been a stranger to the middle (3-4k RPM) part of the tach since I'm so new to all the power, but it is still returning 25.6 MPG according to the computer. Loving it, and the USB audio. I simply used a thumb-drive so I don't have to fish my iPod out of the console everytime I get out.
I'll keep the experiences coming. A couple of things I miss about the Accord:
1.) Delay-Off headlamps; they were nice when trying to get to the front door in the dark
2.) Remote roll-down windows; it's still hot in Alabama, and this was one of the best "detail features" the Accord had.
#15570 of 18203 2011 Accord Wagon?
Sep 13, 2010 (9:33 am)
Any word/info on if Honda will be bringing back the wagon Stateside or sportswagon to Honda in the near future like they are with the 2011 Acura TSX Sportswagon, ala Crosstour/ZDX? Thanks
#15571 of 18203 Re: 2011 Accord Wagon? [ushy66]
Sep 13, 2010 (10:06 am)
Most likely not. The TSX wagon is the real Accord wagon. For us here State side, we get the wonderfully awkward Crosstour.
My father had a 1991 Accord wagon, which has more cargo room then the Crosstour, got better fuel economy and was actually fun to drive. What ever happened to Honda??
#15572 of 18203 Re: 2011 Accord Wagon? [aviboy97]
Sep 13, 2010 (10:57 am)
They are just building what Americans want, which means wagons must be put on stilts and be called crossovers or they have to be on even bigger stilts and be called SUVs.
#15573 of 18203 Re: 2011 Accord Wagon? [jeffyscott]
Sep 13, 2010 (11:19 am)
Wagons and minivans suck from a styling perspective. CUVs and SUVs provide cargo and people capacity with a higher seating position and better styling than wagons (to most people). I don't understand why that's so hard for some people to understand or accept.
#15574 of 18203 Re: 2011 Accord Wagon? [jeffyscott]
Sep 13, 2010 (12:12 pm)
Definitely what I prefer =) I dont get the wagon thing at all.
#15575 of 18203 Re: 2011 Accord Wagon? [dash5]
Sep 13, 2010 (12:35 pm)
If you lived in Europe, you would be the minority. Wagons are very prevelant over there. Subaru seems to do ok with wagons. Except the new Outback is more of an SUV then it has ever been.