Last post on May 03, 2011 at 7:51 AM
You are in the Honda Accord
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Honda Accord, Car Buying, Sedan
#6 of 11 Re: It's a tough balance... [isellhondas]
Apr 20, 2011 (5:32 am)
I guess we will have to disagree about whether or not Honda has reduced quality in their vehicles. I think 2007 was Honda's pinnacle year, and quality has been going downhill since--but that's just my opinion. It seems to me that Honda is drinking the same kool-aid as Toyota, but it took Honda a bit longer to get hooked on the stuff.
Profit isn't a dirty word in my vocabulary, but just look at what profit & greed have done to our country. It's disgusting. We have virtually no manufacturing capability left, record housing foreclosures and a 14 trillion dollar national debt.
Gas prices? Don't make me laugh. Yesterday it was announced that the major oil companies achieved ANOTHER record profit for the first quarter of 2011--UP 41%.
I'm not sure what I would buy if I had to right now. I will do the best I can at keeping my finger on the pulse of the car industry and see how the manufacturers respond to the 2014 new CAFE laws. It might be an interesting time ahead.
#7 of 11 Re: It's a tough balance... [rcummelin]
Apr 20, 2011 (9:21 am)
I agree. As a nation, we have sold ourselves out and at this point it's beyond repair.
I've heard amy opinions about Hondas. You think 2007 was Honda's best year, otheres think the 1997's were the best, 1993's etc.
I can honestly say I have seen no reduction in quality. Prices go up as a result of government imposed emission and safety equipment and because of all of the extra accessories that people "need" these days.
#8 of 11 Is Altima better choice.
Apr 27, 2011 (8:20 am)
Bought 2010 LXP accord during Sept 2010. Is Altima better choice compared to base Accord in terms of fit, finish, interior quality, power/torque and price. Kinda disappointed for not giving serious consideration to Altima. And we are aslo qualified for $500 incentive with my employer. Edmunds reviews for 2010 (final score) kinda mislead me.
#9 of 11 update
Apr 27, 2011 (8:39 am)
IsellHondas - Aren't you biased if "you sell honds's?" What are you going to say? Yes, they are going downhill?
Prices will go up, it's called inflation. However I think Honda need to be careful that they don't cut so much that customers get disenchanted. It's a better car, but the gap is narrowing. Some people prefer to pay more to get better quality, but not as much as the hike to buy an Acura.
Maybe their whole model of building mainly in Japan needs to revisited as those costs are driving up their prices and they have to cut costs to keep prices down.
#10 of 11 Re: update [dgreb]
May 03, 2011 (7:23 am)
Actually, I retired last year so I really have no skin in the game.
It's a tough balance. People want everything it seems but they scream when prices are raised!
#11 of 11 update
May 03, 2011 (7:51 am)
ok, sorry for jumping to conclusions. Maybe you need to update your handle to "IUsedToSellHondas"