Last post on Mar 25, 2008 at 3:44 PM
You are in the Honda Accord
What is this discussion about?
Honda Accord, Nissan Maxima, Sedan
#9 of 28 Re: Max vs. Accord [suydam]
Dec 06, 2007 (7:32 am)
who cares about resale? I want to keep this car forever!
People who prefer to change cars every few years. My dad changes cars about every 2 or 3 years after 70k miles or so. He likes changing vehicles.
It just seems more lux than the Accord in every way.
It should, it is in a different price class. The Accord tops out around $30k sticker; at that point, the Maxima is just getting started. A friend of mine has a 2006 Maxima (it may be an 05, it does not have the mid-cycle refresh); hers was right at $30k, and still has cloth, non-heated seats and no HIDs.
#10 of 28 Re: 2008 Accord vs. 2008 Maxima [jam1000]
Dec 06, 2007 (1:13 pm)
Living in western NY one would think Nissan would ship Maxima's with the VDC package--haven't been able find a one.
#11 of 28 Re: Max vs. Accord
Dec 06, 2007 (6:48 pm)
Now, I feel differently about the maxima being more luxurious. I really don't look at the maxima and feel luxury. The interior lacks that rich high feel, with higher grade look and feel. I see alot of plastic! Even the seats look put together. This is more directed towards the interior. The exterior actually to me, out does the interior. Even then, it looks a little cheap. Now if you get in the accord, it may not be really luxurious, but it has a look and feel of higher grade materials. Even the base model, has that feel of great quality. I couldn't imagine spending that much on a maxima. Maybe I am biased, because I own a Honda. The Maxima is a nice car, but feel they could catch up a bit of fit and finish. But, I have never really been a fan of the styling of the nissans, but that is because of the overall finish. If I am going to buy a 30k car, it better feel that way.
#12 of 28 Re: 2008 Accord vs. 2008 Maxima [jam1000]
Dec 07, 2007 (4:28 am)
If I were you, I would wait till 08/08 thats when hopefully new 09 max should be released and it will be a different car. IF nissan keeps same design well i was wrong. Personally New accord looks too close to New Saturn Aura. In both I hate rear design. Since this is 1st year of a redesigned Accord even with Honda's reputation, I would wait till next year and have someone else absorb issues with first year car.
#13 of 28 Maximas Rule!
Dec 07, 2007 (12:45 pm)
Now would be the time to buy a Maxima. They're blowing them out in anticipation of the '09, which is going to drop in the spring.
IMO the Max is a much nicer car than an Accord. As someone else mentioned, they are in different price brackets, so it's to be expected.
#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.