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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
#15645 of 20224 Re: Help with New Car Decision [kcokie]
Oct 03, 2010 (8:22 am)
I've driven the 2010 Accord a lot and it's a very nice car, at least the EX model. I think all the mid-sized in this segment are very good cars so it's a matter of personal preference. For 20k though it will be a base model, I'd say check out the 2011 Sonata and upcoming Optima just for the value you get. I'd also make sure I looked at the Ford Fusion.
My personal list is the Optima, Fusion and Altima.
Oct 03, 2010 (8:37 am)
Great car in this level...a few more features than the LX model & definitely worth the price. EX has a bit more features but bumps up the price. Also agree with the above choices but also check out the Ford Fusion...many folks seem to like it so maybe check it out. There are so many choices in this segment that you should have no problem choosing a few that meet all your needs.
This is also a great time to buy as the 2011's are already hitting the lots and they want the 10's gone. If you can hold out till the Thanksgiving - New Years time period, even better time to buy!
#15647 of 20224 Re:Try the Mazda 6
Oct 03, 2010 (9:55 am)
As an owner of a 2007 Mazda 6i, I recommend the Mazda 6. I have 68,000 trouble free miles. It is sportier and better looking than the Accord, and I'm sure you can find good deals on them. I prefer not to drive the same car as everyone else. Check it out.
#15648 of 20224 Re: Help with New Car Decision [kcokie]
Oct 03, 2010 (10:55 am)
If you have, in fact, got a solid offer for a brand new Accord with a MSRP of $25 for $18k plus ttl, I would jump on it. That is a fantastic price as it would probably be the Accord 4cyl auto EX model. The only other car that would be comparable equipmentwise, is currently available and would be similar to the $18k street price would be the Hyundai Sonata GLS.
Oct 03, 2010 (10:59 am)
If it is in fact for the EX model, run, don't walk, to the dealer...NOW!
#15650 of 20224 Re: Help with New Car Decision [kcokie]
Oct 03, 2010 (2:52 pm)
If you want good handling in bad weather, you might look at the Legacy. Not great pickup with the 4 cylinder, but might be quick enough for you. Accord is not the best for road noise--for low road noise you might want to look at the Camry. Fusion/Milan is a good overall choice also, and has an AWD option (but IMO the Legacy is a better choice if you are going AWD). All of these are reliable. As someone else noted, you might take a look at the Sonata and Optima also--esp. the Sonata if you don't want something that looks like a typical mid-sized sedan.
#15651 of 20224 Re: EX [sandman_6472]
Oct 03, 2010 (5:37 pm)
I own a 2008 Accord and it's been great. Excellent room. Good Handling. Nice mpg. Good quality.
There are other good choices too. It's a very competitive segment, and there are a lot of nice choices at just a little bit more than 20k.
#15652 of 20224 Re: Help with New Car Decision [kcokie]
Oct 03, 2010 (5:48 pm)
As everyone else has stated, there really isn't a "bad" car in this segment (well,except maybe the Avenger/Sebring twins. ).
The next thing you should do is get behind the wheel and test each of them for yourself. We can all type about a billion pros and cons for each vehicle (and every other midsize sedan that you didn't mention), but the only thing that can actually help narrow down your choices is taking each of them out for a test-drive or two. Check out the controls, how each of them rides/drives, how quiet/loud they are, etc.
#15653 of 20224 Re: Help with New Car Decision [kcokie]
Oct 04, 2010 (4:50 am)
Fusion is a very good choice, in fact since Ford is dropping the Mercury brand, there will soon be some good deals on the Milan. I have a 2010 Sport, fast, quiet, comfortable, smooth ride, Sync, good MPG even with the high HP motor. Compared to the 2009 Camry I had, its worlds better.
#15654 of 20224 Re: Help with New Car Decision [acdii]
Oct 04, 2010 (5:33 am)
There is already around $1500 - $2500 in extra dealer cash on the remaining Mercurys.