Last post on Oct 12, 2007 at 3:33 PM
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Hyundai Sonata, Honda Accord, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#14 of 664 Re: I still think the Sonata is a better value. [backy]
Sep 13, 2007 (4:58 pm)
I own a 2001 Accord V6 , 135K miles. had only couple of issues. Running very well. just recently saw accords running at 500k miles. But my firend's Acccord has tranmission problem, parts paid by Honda.
I drove Hyundai once, impressed. But can't consider it for buying , recently bought another Accord for my cousin. Have seen many Hondas, totyotas running with no issues.
look at the sales 40K cars for Accord/Camry Vs 10k for Sonata.
Sonta interior gets you feeling of You get what you paid for.
Either of these is a better choice if you are happy about your purchase.
#15 of 664 Re: I still think the Sonata is a better value. [ctc1]
Sep 13, 2007 (5:27 pm)
The Sonata is a better buy for someone like myself who owns there car for a long time.
I disagree. Even if the Accord is only considered a slightly better car than the Sonata, isn't it worth the extra money, for a better car over 10 years. Even after 10 years resale value still means a lot. I got $5,000 dollars for my 12 year old Accord (140k miles). You just can't get that kind of money for a 10 year old Hyundai no matter what kind of shape it's in.
#16 of 664 Re: I still think the Sonata is a better value. [elroy5]
Sep 13, 2007 (6:32 pm)
Well, at $5,000 cheaper upfront, even if you sell the sonata for $1.00 after 10 years, you will still be ahead in terms of resale. that's $5,001.00 for the sonata vs $5,000 for the accord. Not to mention how much benefit it'll give you to have $5,000 cash to start with and not at the end of 10 years.
#17 of 664 Re: I still think the Sonata is a better value.
Sep 13, 2007 (6:49 pm)
I know you Honda fans loves your cars, Honda was once like Hyundai with lower resale values but as time went on Honda improved their quality that is when resale values went up for Honda, Hyundai will be like Honda one day with higher resale values, for your information The sonata sells over 100,000 units a year.
#18 of 664 Re: I still think the Sonata is a better value. [ctc1]
Sep 13, 2007 (7:11 pm)
The Sonata is a better buy for someone like myself who owns there car for a long time. Resale value becomes less of a issue and reliability being similar makes it a great value.
I didn't buy an Accord for its resale value. I bought it to keep it for a long time, and have. To prove my point, here's picture of odometer from my 1998 Accord taken yesterday:
Big deal, right? Yes. This car has been flawless, absolutely fantastic car to own. The only "repair" that has been performed so far was an inexpensive cracked radiator hose.
And despite being a leadfooted driver, superb mileage too. I've enough confidence in this car to take it on road trips. Even now, the car doesn't have a rattle or a squeak. And thats the reality. The kind of reality that has helped Honda gain virtually permanent customer base, AND high resale value.
Given my experience, if I had to pick from a fleet of cars with over 100K miles, guess which would be my pick, even if it cost more. That should explain why some cars do better on resale than others.
Let's not lose sight of the fact that these are all plain old family sedans and not anything special.
That might explain why we have differing preferences. A family car doesn't need to be "plain". Some of us actually like being connected with the car and road. So no, a car has to be special in its class to get my nod.
If you're going long term there both good I chose to invest the $5000 differance and buy the sonata.
Ten years ago, I had set $25K for my budget, and ended up getting Accord EX-L for $21K plus TTL. Over a year ago, I decided to supplement my Accord, to split duties, and the budget was set at $35K, I got a TL.
If I wanted something close to $20K, I just might get a Civic EX-L (I prefer leather, and want moonroof as first things in my cars). Sonata and other cars hold little to no appeal to me.
#19 of 664 Re: I still think the Sonata is a better value. [backy]
Sep 13, 2007 (7:19 pm)
I brought it up because someone threw a curve ball, suggesting getting a Sonata V6 over Accord I-4. And that was a value based point, while disregarding the position of the plate.
Tell me why I should buy a Sonata I-4 over Accord I-4?
#20 of 664 Re: I still think the Sonata is a better value
Sep 13, 2007 (7:26 pm)
I am a current owner of a 2006 Sonata it does what any Honda or any other car could do get me from A-B, Honda is what you know, Hyundai is what i know, Honda's don't appeal to me, i make sure i change my oil every 6 months or 7,500 miles, I know the 2003-present 2.4 liter uses a timing chain, I know the Honda new V6 uses a timing belt that is a big no, both Sonata engines 4 cylinder and V6 use timing chains, I would have not bought my Hyundai if did not have a timing chain because changing timing belts can add up over the years, i know chains don't last forever that would be around 300,000 miles before replacement.
#21 of 664 Re: I still think the Sonata is a better value. [robertsmx]
Sep 13, 2007 (7:34 pm)
My reason is Value, you almost save $3,000 before rebates, the engine is very refined for a 4 cylinder, Sports shift mode if you opt for automatic transmission, No Auto Theft appeal, active head restraints, XM radio is standard on all models, three months free of charge.
#22 of 664 Re: I still think the Sonata is a better value. [flc2006]
Sep 13, 2007 (7:54 pm)
Hyundai will be like Honda one day with higher resale values,
You said it, ONE DAY. That day is not today, and I don't think it will be in the near future.
I have no problem with people who buy a Sonata, if that's the car they like. Many Sonata owners imply however, that they got the same quality car for much less $$. That is not true, IMO.
No Auto Theft appeal
If you are going to steal a car, you want a NICE one, don't you? Who's going to risk incarceration for a Sonata?
#23 of 664 Re: I still think the Sonata is a better value. [elroy5]
Sep 13, 2007 (8:28 pm)
I have sat in the accord i thought it was cheap compared to my sonata, have you ever driven a Hyundai , have you test drove a sonata,so how do you know if it is cheap, the sonata is a value leader, a accord is near luxury, you people buy Honda's for the name and reputation, Hyundai has proven to me that they want to keep their customers with more bang for the buck each time, when Honda puts a longer warranty i will consider them even at the premium.