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Honda Accord, Sedan
#113 of 317 Re: 2009 honda accord vs 2009 nissan maxima [iwantone]
Aug 17, 2008 (7:17 am)
I think that both cars are good contenders this time around, but if you have been a Honda driver, then moving to another brand might cause you to regret doing so. Getting the Max would not be a bad choice on the first redesign, but might have a few bugs needing worked out, but I wouldn't be worried. Drive them both on a decent test drive, seriously consider how it feels in the drivers seat, which appeal more to you, how is the quality, fit and finish. See how both drives out on the open road. The new 08 4cyl, compared to the 2001 is going to seem quite fast. I really think you''ll be impressed with both cars, but its all on what you want. You perhaps could get a better price on an 08 Accord now, than the 09 Max, You could get an EX-L 4cyl for a pretty good lease, or price. Look at the lease forums. Do not rule out the 4cyl, because your 2001 accord, because like I said it is going to feel much different than the 2001. If you want the Accord V6, with leather, you could get one for about $26k, not too bad. The Accord is going to hold its value so well!!! It really sounds like your a Honda fan! I can tell, but drive both cars, keep an open mind, other cars are catching up. Its really tough, but drive both, then think it over, then make a decision, don't impulse buy, cause that could suck later on. I know this, because I did it..lol. It really pays to take your time on this kind of stuff.
#114 of 317 Re: 2009 honda accord vs 2009 nissan maxima [iwantone]
Aug 17, 2008 (12:20 pm)
It's been suggested, here I think, but if you can afford maybe rent both cars that you are looking at for a couple of days and take them through the paces. Or more correctly your everyday driving and see which one works best for your needs. Try to 4 cylinder of each, again if you can afford it and then determine if you really need the power.
Personally I couldn't give a fig about 4 cyl vs 6 cyl as long as I'm not left lagging behind everybody else. In my car I'm able to keep pace with "sane" drivers. I have on 03 Accord LX.
It's too bad that Honda doesn't do the 24 hour test drive that I believe Chrysler advertised for a while. Not sure if they still do that. They may have had too many stolen cars.
#115 of 317 Re: 2009 honda accord vs 2009 nissan maxima [bvdj84]
Aug 17, 2008 (1:24 pm)
Yes, I am a honda fan. I am not to keen on the premium gas on the mac. Also I just think the accord will retain value better than the max. In our region, I think the insurance is a little more on the max too, might be the cost of the vehicle causing that. I have test driven the accord, but not the max. I love the body style of the new 2009 max. If I choose the honda it will be 2009 . I know no difference from 2008. It's just that my finances wont be in semi order for about 6 months.
#116 of 317 Re: 2009 honda accord vs 2009 nissan maxima [tankbeans]
Aug 17, 2008 (4:07 pm)
I think that should be a standard option for a dealer. They should offer a true demo, so that if you could perhaps get on a list to be able to take the car out longer than you average test drive with a salesguy next to you. It would be great to do this, as you can better determine if that is the exact car for you. But, usually if you keep coming back to the same car, or keep talking about it, typically that is the one you want, I have always found that.
#117 of 317 Re: 2009 honda accord vs 2009 nissan maxima [iwantone]
Aug 21, 2008 (8:31 am)
Resale! Resale! Resale! Get the Honda,but wait for a diesel. You can have high torque,high mpg,and high resale with a Honda diesel.
#118 of 317 2009 Accord V6 vs. 2009 Camry Hybrid
Sep 11, 2008 (10:16 am)
Purchased a 2008 Accord V6 sedan for wife back in March. She loves the car,
but the VCM technology has been giving her only 22 MPG average. Mediocre, considering 3 or 4 cylinders are off alot of the time. She is NOT an aggressive driver.
I was driving a 2002 Camry V6 and been getting 28 MPG average!(mostly freeway) Just traded it in for the 2009 Camry Hybrid. Very impressed with Toyota's Hybrid technology! Very quiet, a lot of torque and acceleration power when needed and almost 'seemless' transition between the electric/ICE switching on and off.
A lot of our friends have purchased the Prius and love it, but those of you considering a roomy 'family' sedan with 35-40 MPG performance should test drive the Camry Hybrid. Go to Camry Hybrid thread and read comments.
Coincidently, the current issue of Consumer Reports has a nice article comparing
Hybrid vs. Gas models for projected 5 year cost savings of ownership. The Camry Hybrid vs. Camry 4-cyl. had the highest savings at $4,250 over 5 years!
Availability may be the only downside. Well worth any wait, I think!
#119 of 317 Re: 2009 Accord V6 vs. 2009 Camry Hybrid [sttkailua]
Sep 11, 2008 (10:19 am)
Correction: "2 or 3 cylinders . . "
#120 of 317 Re: 2009 Accord V6 vs. 2009 Camry Hybrid [sttkailua]
Sep 11, 2008 (8:06 pm)
I was hoping the 09 Accord would at least have one or few of the following: HID xenons/push button start/keyless entry... but sadly nothing! It would be great to have these features... anyone think the 2010 model will come with these loaded? I think I would regret it if I purchased the 2009 only to find these changes on the 2010 model.
#121 of 317 Re: 2009 Accord V6 vs. 2009 Camry Hybrid [effers]
Sep 12, 2008 (9:17 am)
I don't miss those things on my '09, but I can see how many would. I really could use memory seats and built in bluetooth on non-navigation models if I had my way.
Still, all these things would up the cost I suppose.
#122 of 317 Re: 2009 Accord V6 vs. 2009 Camry Hybrid [effers]
Sep 12, 2008 (9:33 am)
Few if any changes will come before the 2011 mid cycle update.