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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
#2615 of 20200 Re: 2008 Honda Accord [zzzoom6]
Jun 28, 2007 (3:36 pm)
So long as they still have a good reputation and continue to get good press, I've no doubt the Accord will do well.
I'd put my money on it selling well, but things are different now, than when the last gen was released. the last year or two, honda has been offering great deals on accords, better than I ever remember seeing. those will dissapear. and with the midsize market much more competitive this time, a significant price increase could be trouble. throw into that the fact that being the #2 midsize, every car company is taking direct aim at it and the camry. every comercial you see is basicly "our car is better than the camcord for this reason". and with the competetion holding the line on their prices, honda doesn't want to be know as "the most expensive midsize"
now on the flip side, if they can do like nissan did (the 2007 altima only went up $200 from the 2006 price) they just may pass the camry and take that best selling car spot away from toyota.
#2616 of 20200 Re: Wreck Saga...THE END [thegraduate]
Jun 28, 2007 (3:38 pm)
That's great grad, glad to hear it!!
#2617 of 20200 Re: Mazda6 Rederings [leadfoot6]
Jun 28, 2007 (3:53 pm)
I'll second that. But a 4 cyl Nissan Altima can hang with it. Its that good.
and as an 07 altima 2.5 owner, I'll second that. I'm not going to proclaim it the best I4 out there, but coupled with that CVT, there wont be much difference between it and the 1st or 2nd best four banger out there. driving that thing around, Its sometimes hard to believe its only 4 cylinders. I can't even imagine what the VQ must be like.
#2618 of 20200 Re: Mazda6 Rederings [louiswei]
Jun 28, 2007 (5:41 pm)
"The reason why the V6 Camry/Accord is sold at less percentage is because of the higher price. A V6 Fusion or Sonata is almost comparable in price to a middle-to-top-of-the-line Accord or Camry. "
BINGO!! This hits it right on the money. The V6 Fusion is a nice fit right in between the I4/V6 CamCord. Price wise you can get an SE V6 Fusion/Milan for less than an I4 AccordLX or I4 Camry LE in my area. The SE comes with more goodies too!. I remember the days when Honda/Toyota's were the "value" leaders. You used to get so much car for far less than a comparable GM or Ford product.
#2619 of 20200 Re: Mazda6 Rederings [captain2]
Jun 28, 2007 (5:45 pm)
it isn't selling well
Why on earth do you guys keep saying that? Sales are up from last year and it sold better than projected last year. Capacity at the plant is 300k so they are never going to sell more than about 175k Fusions as long as it is only being built at one plant.
Why are you again bringing the I4 Accord into a discussion about V6 models? You completely changed the subject and didn't answer any of my questions in context.
We all know of the Accord's virtues because guys like you drill them into our heads over and over again. All I, and probably some others, ask of you is that you recognize that the other vehicles in this thread have their virtues too and can best the Accord from time to time. Not enough to take over any sales or popularity crowns, but enough to garner good enough sales to start some momentum. As a Honda fan you should be paying close attention to what these other mfrs are doing as well as should HMC.
#2620 of 20200 Re: 2008 Honda Accord [mz6greyghost]
Jun 28, 2007 (5:46 pm)
"Oh really? Why isn't it offered throughout the entire Odyssey range? Have any actual proof? Do you know exactly where it'll be offered on the Accord, whether or not it'll be on the LX or just the EX?"
Honda offers it on the EX Odyssey, not only the top of the line Touring version.
No, I have no proof of whether it will be available on all V6 Accords or only the EX V6 Accord; just like no one has any proof about specs on cars that are not launched yet. What I posted was what I feel Honda will do, just like you post what you feel Madza or Ford 'will' do with the 08 or 09 models. Get it?
#2621 of 20200 Re: - [baggs32]
Jun 28, 2007 (5:47 pm)
Forgot to add these in..
Also, I thougth Honda didn't need these to sell cars??
"Restrictions Eligible vehicles sold utilizing this incentive program do not qualify for: "2007 Accord 4-cyl Sedan Special AHFC Lease/Purchase Plan" and " 2007 Accord 4-cyl Coupe and 6 cyl (coupe/sedan) Special AHFC Lease/Purchase Plan". See dealer for details.
Comments Dealer participation may vary. Incentives and Rebates are provided subject to the terms of our Visitor Agreement. "
#2622 of 20200 Re: 2008 Honda Accord [thegraduate]
Jun 28, 2007 (5:48 pm)
Check out my post from earlier (#2568). It is not a "Base" model. It is an EX with heated leather, power doors, 6CD, Three-Zone Climate Control, etc...not a cloth strippo/base model. Honda's website will give you more info than I'm willing to divulge since this is a Sedan thread.
I did, and I did. I just didn't feel like resurrecting the subject and hoped it would go away.
#2623 of 20200 Re: Mazda6 Rederings [baggs32]
Jun 28, 2007 (5:50 pm)
Nice! Mustang GT.. When my kids are gone and have thier own cars.. The Mustang is going to be my mid-life crises car.. I am thinking of either a White with Blue racing stripe GT, or a Black with Gold racing stripes..
Ford needs to come out with variations on the Mustang. Offer a fastback, a California GT version. ect...
#2624 of 20200 Re: Mazda6 Rederings [andres3]
Jun 28, 2007 (5:55 pm)
"Honda and Toyota have the best 4 cylinder's in the business, and therefore many opt for that engine choice. Ford doesn't have a viable or decent 4 cylinder, so everyone gets the "somewhat decent" V6. "
The 2.3 4cyl in the Fusion is no slouch. Someone here posted some stats on passing and some other performance stats. You may be surprised.. Granted the Toyota/Honda do "better" but not by much. There are also noise stats that may surprise you too..