Last post on Dec 05, 2013 at 1:39 PM
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Honda Accord, Sedan
#22 of 134 Re: Accord vs Camry, round 1 [benjaminh]
Sep 12, 2012 (12:18 pm)
or the summary....
1st Place: 2013 Honda Accord EX
The Accord is once again the epitome of good taste in the four-cylinder midsize sedan class. It's quicker, more fuel-efficient and overall more enjoyable to drive than the Toyota, and it has a nicer cabin to boot.
2nd Place: 2012 Toyota Camry LE
We won't stop you from buying a Camry, especially if you like a compliant ride. But its automatic transmission isn't as responsive as Honda's CVT, and its interior belongs to a lower income bracket.
#25 of 134 Arrival date in showrooms
Sep 13, 2012 (11:35 am)
After being told by a few different dealers that they expected to have cars in their showrooms by the end of the is week (9-14), I was told today that it would be the end of the month. Has anybody seen one at a dealership yet?
#26 of 134 Re: Arrival date in showrooms [markitdown]
Sep 13, 2012 (11:43 am)
Some have already arrived! If you look on youtube for 2013 Accord and sort by date, you can find a few early bird dealers giving us a sneak peek at their first all-new 2013 Accords just after they get them. Here's an example...
Officially they can't sell them till Sept. 19th, and I think they'll stick with that. And supplies will be short for a while, as demand likely will exceed supply for a month or two as production ramps up....
#27 of 134 Re: Arrival date in showrooms [benjaminh]
Sep 13, 2012 (5:12 pm)
benjaminh Thanks. I'm not sure of any that have received a 2013 in Louisiana. I know several expected them this week. It may be a case that they don't want to show the car until they can sell them. They don't seem to want to offer much information other than the trim levels.
#28 of 134 Re: Arrival date in showrooms [markitdown]
Sep 13, 2012 (11:01 pm)
markitdown: You're welcome! Are you thinking of getting one? If so, which one? I think many dealers hide the new model in the back of their lots or under a cover on the showroom until it's really close to the Sept. 19th intro. But in any case we have less than a week to wait!
I'm thinking of getting one. As you can see in my post in midsize sedans 2.0, I'm considering a 2013 Accord Sedan EXL Navi in Basque Red Pearl with white leather interior. Looks sharp! Next is timing. I don't think I want to be in on the madness of the first couple of months. I'm hoping that by the end of November maybe I can score one at a bit less than msrp. But maybe I'll need to wait until the new calendar year sometime....That factory in Ohio that makes Accords can make up to 400,000 a year when it's going at full tilt, and so there should be plenty to go around in a few months.
#29 of 134 Re: Arrival date in showrooms [benjaminh]
Sep 14, 2012 (6:57 am)
benjaminh: I am leaning towards getting an EX-L also. I have the same mindset regarding timing. I have a feeling dealers are going to be getting close to full sticker for about 6 weeks. I spoke with a dealer (not salesman) who said they would trickle in for a few weeks, but they expected to have good inventory as it will be a high production car.
BTW, a salesman called me today to tell me they are getting one in today. I hope to check it out today or tomorrow.
#30 of 134 Re: Arrival date in showrooms [markitdown]
Sep 14, 2012 (7:42 am)
I saw a truckload [ 10, maybe ? ] on 316 north and east of Atlanta this AM.
Heading toward Atlanta.
Just 1 data point.....
#31 of 134 Re: Arrival date in showrooms [markitdown]
Sep 14, 2012 (10:52 am)
markitdown: Once you've seen it, I hope you'll give us a report!