Last post on Mar 25, 2008 at 3:44 PM
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Honda Accord, Nissan Maxima, Sedan
#14 of 28 2008 Maxima vs 2008 Honda Accord
Dec 26, 2007 (4:32 pm)
After doing lots of research on both the 2008 Maxima SE and Honda Accord EX-L V6, we decided on the 2008 Maxima SE. Why: The 2008 Accord is a nice car but we did not like the following: Not much pickup from a standing start for a V6, the Maxima has alot more getup and go, the rear seats do not fold down on the Honda, the Maxima has 60/40 split, the honda only has 5 speed transmission, even most car guru's have said that is a negative. I know the Honda gets alittle better gas mileage 21/29 compared to 19/25 (even though one should use premium gas), I don't think it really is that much of a difference per year only around $200 more, so if you can afford 30K or higher car then that should not be a big deal. Also we traded in our 1999 Maxima SE with 160242 miles an we only had one issue in the years we owned it which the dealer took care of. The Maxima has been the beast care I have ever owned.
#15 of 28 Re: 2008 Maxima vs 2008 Honda Accord [atlas4]
Dec 26, 2007 (7:20 pm)
Go for Acura TL instead of Accord. With dealer incentive of $2000 and 2.9% financing for the TL, the Acura is only $3000 more than a EX-L V6 Accord.
The Acura TL has HID, Memory seats, Handfree Bluetooth for phone to name a few, needless to say the much much better fit/finish interor and good quality leather (the leather in accord and other Honda brand cars is more plastic than leather) .
You can get a TL with $29500 or so compared to $26000 to $26500 for Accord.
#16 of 28 Re: 2008 Maxima vs 2008 Honda Accord [atlas4]
Dec 27, 2007 (11:32 am)
the rear seats do not fold down on the Honda, the Maxima has 60/40 split
How sure of this are you? Rear seats in my 1996 Accord, my grandmother's 2002, and my 2006 Accord all fold down, as well as offer a pass-thru.
I'd be very surprised to hear that they removed this feature.
#17 of 28 Re: 2008 Maxima vs 2008 Honda Accord [thegraduate]
Dec 27, 2007 (2:45 pm)
Of course the Accord's rear seat folds down. It does so in one piece, rather than split. I believe that is done for structural rigidity and safety, although I would have preferred a 60/40 split for convenience.
#18 of 28 Re: 2008 Maxima vs 2008 Honda Accord [blane]
Dec 27, 2007 (5:50 pm)
Some people don't always research everything before deciding. Oh well - the Maxima is a fine vehicle.
#19 of 28 2008 maxima vs 2008 accord
Jan 29, 2008 (6:08 pm)
Hi we just bought a 2008 nissan maxima se fully loaded i mean loaded with nav every posible option for 30,00 out the door. Also you know that the vq 35 engine is one of the best in the world ten years in a roll. This is our third maxima we have a 2001 with 150,000 miles and no problems at all only oil changes so I think 2008 nissan maxima is a way spottier car then the accord
#20 of 28 Re: 2008 maxima vs 2008 accord [rafa]
Jan 29, 2008 (9:38 pm)
You mean it's sportier than the accord sedan right? It ain't more sporty than the 2008 Accord V6 6MT!
#21 of 28 Re: 2008 maxima vs 2008 accord [according2u06]
Jan 30, 2008 (7:06 am)
In his defense, he did say spottier than the Accord. Maybe his Maxima is painted like a ladybug.
Just kidding, of course. I think I need coffee before I start posting here in the mornings!
#22 of 28 Re: 2008 Maxima vs 2008 Honda Accord [charles12]
Jan 30, 2008 (7:58 am)
Remember, if you go for the TL, your new car will be the old model-year in less than one year. The TL will be redesigned in the 2009 model year. That fact may not bother most people -- but its something to keep in mind. . . .
#23 of 28 Get the TL
Mar 15, 2008 (11:46 am)
I have a 2004 TL with a 6 speed manual and compared it at that time against the Maxima (they both had manual gearboxes in 2004). The TL interior is much more to my liking. I've nearly gotten rid of my TL a couple of times (wife can't drive it) and there's one comment that was made by a valet that keeps it with me...he said "best car all night"
This was at Smith and Wollensky's at Easton in Columbus, OH. There are always Ferrari's, bimmers, maserati's and porsche's parked there, including the night he said that to me.
I think you have to get the TL type S to get a 6-speed and Brembo's now....but they'll deal on those due to '09 TL coming.