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Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, Car Safety, Car Comparisons, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#16 of 91 Re: 2008 Honda Accord vs 2008 Toyota Camry vs 2008 Nissan Altima (V6 Models) [norwestgal]
Dec 11, 2007 (9:56 pm)
Please think Twice about the 2007/2008 Toyota Camry. I have had Toyotas since 1973 (16 in all). I had a 2000 LE 4 cy and waited for the 2007 model change and purchased an XLE 4cyl in Aug 2006. Worst car on the road. Poor milage. Brake system jogs forward after stepping on the brakes. Surges during town driving. Idles too fast that you have to really keep the brakes on when setting at stop lights, etc as it will go forward up to 6/7 mph without stepping on the gas. When hitting a bump, gas pedal bounces up and down. Cruise control will not hold and if set on 67, you will be close to 75 at bottom of hill. Why doing a resume, you had better hold on because it is like being shot out of a cannon. Shotty worksmanship on the interior. Dash rattles, cap on rear of passenger seat will not stay on. Went thru arbitration and final result - "Car is operating as specified". Saw same reports on a couple other web sites where 3 or 4 people went thru arbitration with no satisfaction. Toyota is definitely not your mother's car anymore. All my 16 previous Toyotas were fantastic with no problems and great gas milage. This new computer system and transmission are the worst. Check other web sites. Thought of getting an Nissan Altima, but it does not have running lights, which I really want for safety's sake. Love the interior appearance and set up of the Camry XLE - best on the market and love the exterior. Toyota just needs to change everything under the hood!! Think twice about a 2007/2008 Camry. 6 cyl has problems too.
#17 of 91 Re: 2008 Honda Accord vs 2008 Toyota Camry vs 2008 Nissan Altima (V6 Models) [robertsmx]
Dec 12, 2007 (12:23 am)
I agree with Robertsmx on the fabulous interior of the new Accord. It's very tough to resist not buying it. The exterior looks super nice too.
Some new owners of the Accord V6 EX EX-L said the more they look at their new Accord the more they love it.
#18 of 91 Some thoughts after 3,000 miles on new Accord
Dec 13, 2007 (6:03 am)
Mystic Green Metallic EX-L V6 No Nav:
Seems like the new EPA mileage estimates are right on the money my low has been 19MPG and high has been 29MPG. Avg 22MPG as only 700 miles have been highway.
Still love the interior look and feel to all switchgear. Center stack has been criticized for to many control switches by many but in reality once you've set things up to your liking you rarely use more than 3-4 and they are rock solid.
I liked the exterior styling when I first saw it and still do.
Road and tire noise may be an issue to some but I've never felt the need to raise my voice over a normal level while cruising 70-80 MPH. Transmission and engine are a good fit to each other and I guess others feel the Altima and Camry have better low end grunt but for my driving style the Accord hasn't left me wanting for more. VCM activity is noticeable but not objectionable.
Very impressed to date with it's ability to get me around in snow-slush-ice so far.
New England has an 8-12 inch storm coming thru today so I'll get a good feel soon as to how it can handle in a decent size storm.
All in all I'm happy with my choice and it was a choice as I did consider and drove the Altima-Camry-Taurus & Lucerne and the Accord does the family sedan with a touch of enthusiast feel just right.
#19 of 91 Re: 2008 Honda Accord vs 2008 Toyota Camry vs 2008 Nissan Altima (V6 Models) [viet]
Dec 16, 2007 (12:30 am)
"It's true. I voted for the Accord sedan V6 EX-L w/ Navi in Mystic Green Metallic w/ black leather interior and I am going to buy one soon."
I purchased this exact vehicle six weeks ago and love it! I added the rear wing spoiler, splash guards, clear bra and the sun roof visor. My only wish is for a bit softer ride, drivers door top a little closer in so it is comfortable to rest your arm on and memory seats.
I drove the Loaded Camry (felt boring and the steering was too soft), Altima (Nice car also), Ford Fusion and Taurus (nice but didn't want to lose $10k in value the first year), Accord V-6 EXL won!
NOTE: I drove the 4cyl Accord and the non-EXL Accords and thought they were very boring vehicles. The 6cyl - EXL with Navigation is worth the extra money.
ENJOY YOUR NEW ACCORD!!!
Dec 16, 2007 (3:21 pm)
Some things to remember when purchasing the cars mentioned here:
-Altima V-6 needs premium gas
-only the Honda has Stability Control standard ---it cost extra on the Taurus and the Camry--perhaps $500--it's not even offered on the Fusion/Milan--and to get it on the Altima, you have to order the full size spare tire package which cuts down on the size of the trunk space available.
#21 of 91 Re: Just know that [kiefaber455]
Dec 17, 2007 (9:08 am)
You are correct in all your statements. I own a 3.5 '07 Altima and premium is not required only recommended. I've been buring regular since I've owned it. Even the manual says 87 octane is ok, but reduces the maximum horsepower. It is hardly noticable, and I get about 1 to 2 mpg less with regular. Ocassionally I burn a tank of premium just to keep everything clean and open. My dealer said about every 5th or 6th tankfull.
#22 of 91 2008 Camry vs Accord
Dec 24, 2007 (10:53 am)
I tested drive both Camry 2008 SE V6 and Accord 2008 EX-L V6.
New Accord is more roomier, and the engine responses (kick down) quicker. But I don't like the back (look) of the Accord. The front is OK. The interior is very plastic feel. The door looks very thin, and you feel not many protection if you got side impact.
The Camry is quiter. The engine is a little lack of response when you step down on the gas padel. Maybe all the Camry are the same (focus on quality of ride not drive). Lack of head room compare to Accord. Feels like the windshield is very close on your face. Your head almost reaches the moonroof even I am not tall at all. I like the look of the Camry better, especially the body kit of the SE model.
#23 of 91 Re: 2008 Camry vs Accord [niceguy1234]
Dec 27, 2007 (12:53 pm)
You are definitely correct niceguy! I did notice all of the above too. I still haven't decided. I will soon.
#25 of 91 Re: 2008 Honda Accord vs 2008 Toyota Camry vs 2008 Nissan Altima (V6 Models) [norwestgal]
Dec 30, 2007 (4:02 pm)
Norwestgal, I am adding to your question instead of helping you make a decision...
This p.m. I test drove the above three cars in the 4 cyl. and walked away more confused than enlightened, but here are my reactions/opinions with a request for input. I drive about 25,000 miles per year, mostly highway, am short and have a bad back.
Honda Accord. Loved the superb handling, cornering, pick-up, best overall performance imho. Nice interior. Neg - no lumbar unless you get leather (out of the question - too many dogs) and found it least comfortable on my back. Highest priced.
Nissan Altima -- positives -- comfortable seating, fast! Like the look and less expensive. Negative -- not as tight a ride as the Honda but better than the Camry. Kind of chintzy interior. Felt smaller inside overall.
Toyota Camry LE -- positives -- very comfortable seating with lumbar support available for cloth seats, simple controls (for me a positive), nice ride once you get up to the speed you want. Negatives -- sooooo slow pick-up, "loose" drive around corners (opposite of Accord). And, I'm not comfortable with all the bad press on Camry transmission problems.
I'm at an impasse, but there is one item that could make or break the deal -- Does anybody have any experience with their performance in the snow?
Thanks for your reactions and input!