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You are in the Sedans
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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
#8824 of 18177 Re: 2006 Hyundai Sonata [aviboy97]
Feb 17, 2008 (11:41 am)
Honda and Toyota are two of the best proven vehicles on the road, no question. Having owned both Honda and Toyota that have had numerous repairs, my 91 Honda Accord 2 starter coils fail and a part in the auto tranny that makes the tranny shift, I forgot what it was called, failed all before 100K. MY 1991 Toyota Celica started blowing blue smoke at 120K, and I replaced the drive axle at around 100K. The Accord was owned by my father new, and I got it with 60K and the Celica I bought when I sold the Accord, had 64K on it. All were maintained by the book.
My fathers 2004 Accord EX-L V6 has had a new tranny placed in it, and had "vapor lock" issues or something like that, a few months after he purchased it.
Are these two brands garenteed to make it to 300K with proper maintenance, No. No car is. The longest lasting vehicle in my family was my mothers 1992 Ford Taurus, with over 165K before problems started. Go figure.
The fact is, 90% of people never keep their cars to 150K, let alone 300K. Plus, unless you are in dire straights, who would buy a car with over 150K and assume you have another 150K in it, and be perfectly reliable. Lets be real here, please.
I'm 100% with you. I had/have Avalon 97, Corolla 99, Camry 2002, Altima 2003, 2005, and 2007, G35 coupe '05 and G35 sedan '08. Even though I owned those cars for about 4 years at most, I usually have some problems w/ all of those cars. All cars were bought brand new. I had most problems with Avalon, Camry, and Altima 2003.
I cannot comment on Honda because I've never owned one.
#8825 of 18177 Bulletproof? Nope.re andres3
Feb 17, 2008 (12:59 pm)
1997 Camry four cylinder automatic
Dealer maintained with transmission flushes at 50,000 and 100,000 miles and oil changes every 3,000 miles.
New (rebuilt) transmission required at 122K miles.
123K miles there is a hole in block from a failed rod/bearing.
Bulletproof? The notion of infallible reliability of Toyota or Honda is quite an expensive myth. With just over $2K "invested" in the transmission the cost of a used or rebuilt engine was seriously considered, however wise or unwise the decision was made to dispose of the car.
I did not think they made cars like this anymore. The Camry can now be added to my short list of vehicles with catastrophic engine failure 1972 Dodge Pickup with 318, 1977 Ford Granada with 302, and 1982 Ford Escort EXP with 1.6L.
In 2008 there is not a midsize car I would be afraid to buy due to reliability concerns, including Toyota.
#8826 of 18177 Re: Chicago Auto Show-Military [m6user]
Feb 17, 2008 (3:32 pm)
Paste the link to the photo in the post window, highlight and press the image button below the post window
#8827 of 18177 Re: 2006 Hyundai Sonata [andres3]
Feb 17, 2008 (3:49 pm)
There are a lot of signs Hyundai vehicles are retaining the value of their cars better than before, and much much closer to the leaders.
#8830 of 18177 Re: Chicago Auto Show-Military [joe97]
Feb 17, 2008 (5:11 pm)
Thanks. Tried twice didn't work. The pics are on my hard drive. Thought I could just copy and paste. Tried your instructions and nothing showed up. Thanks anyway.
#8831 of 18177 Re: Chicago Auto Show-Military [m6user]
Feb 17, 2008 (5:16 pm)
You can upload the pictures to your albums in your My Carspace page.
Then you can link from there into the discussions and have them show up in your post or have people go to your My Carspace page.
Or you can upload pictrues to a hosting website, such as photobucket.com (free), and use the links from there to put them into your posts here by copying the link, selecting the whole link, and clicking the IMG or the URL button under the posting window here.
I don't think you want to link to your pictures on your hard drive. You'd have to leave it on all the time for the pictures to load each time someone viewed the post with the picture in it and it may leave your computer susceptible to compromise from other folk.
#8832 of 18177 Re: Chicago Auto Show-Military [imidazol97]
Feb 17, 2008 (5:35 pm)
Thanks. No, you're right, I wasn't going to leave a link to my computer up. Now that I think about it, it is probably good that you just can't copy/paste. Somebody could put something inappropriate up. Cheers.
#8833 of 18177 Re: Chicago Auto Show-Military [m6user]
Feb 17, 2008 (5:44 pm)
Copy them to the My Carspace page here on Edmunds and link to there to tell people to go check out the auto show pictures.