Last post on Jun 19, 2013 at 1:40 PM
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#140 of 295 Re: Eh gad! I think I'll keep my 2012 Camry SE [pegasus17]
Feb 14, 2013 (1:48 pm)
Sure. Here's what I'd say. At the time I was buying (Fall of 2011), it was hands-down the best car on the market in its class - neither the new Fusion, nor Altima, nor Accord had yet appeared, so the decision was easy. I never liked the Sonata (though I have to admit I might have looked more closely at the Kia Optima had I thought about it - very sharp car with a very nice interior).
I had no idea, BTW, that I'd end up with a Camry. I went looking for an Accord, but the last generation was such a ponderous, poorly-equipped barge that I crossed it off my list with little additional thought. Nothing made me sadder; I've been a Honda guy for years.
That said, here are the pluses to the Camry SE: very roomy, extremely quick for a 4-cylinder, excellent 6-speed automatic (very smooth shifting with little lag), paddle shifters (for those so inclined), idling so smooth I sometimes forget it's running (went shopping one day with the car running the entire time I was in the store - YIKES!!! - came out and tried to restart the car), nice handling with well-weighted steering (biggest surprise for me, given my experience with rental Camrys of the past), nicely firm ride, and extremely comfortable front seats with lumbar support on the driver's side.
From what I've read here, Toyota is much more competent with respect to electronics. My car has the Entune system, which I'd highly recommend. It comes with Siriux/XM, GPS navigation (if so ordered), backup camera, a fully-functioning bluetooth implementation (I have had two iPhones pair with it flawlessly), a very fine six speaker stereo system (Panasonic), no static (LOL), and software for monitoring your gas mileage real time if you'd like. I also think the car looks nice in an understated way. Also, the brakes are excellent - very well weighted and much more communicative than on my Accord.
Cons: You see yourself coming and going 15,000 times a day (LOL)! I really wish the car still came with a 6-speed manual (discontinued this year, a sign of the times), gas mileage - while good - isn't what I'd hoped (33 highway and 24 city), handling - again while good - isn't as responsive as on my old Accord (I'd like to drive a 2013 Accord to see how it feels).
Otherwise, I really can't complain. So far, with 14 months of ownership, it hasn't given me any troubles (very Toyota). Only time will tell. At the moment though, I'm quite satified.
I hope this has helped.
#141 of 295 Re: Eh gad! I think I'll keep my 2012 Camry SE [mawd]
Feb 14, 2013 (1:53 pm)
We bought a 2013 EX Accord with the 4 cylinder engine in November. We currently have 4350 miles on the car. I couldn't be more pleased with it's comfort, performance and features. We have taken trips of 500 miles with it 3 times and it is also my daily driver. I can't feel the hesitation some have written about. The 4 cylinder is more than adequate for me. I would truly recommend this car to anyone who asks and wouldn't hesitate to purchase again. My wife has a 2007 Special Edition Accord which we also love. Great cars!
#142 of 295 Re: Eh gad! I think I'll keep my 2012 Camry SE [van123]
Feb 14, 2013 (1:55 pm)
Thanks for the feedback. Glad you haven't had the issues people talk about here. I still think I'll wait until the 2014 model year to even contemplate a trade in (really more like 2015 in all likelihood).
#143 of 295 Re: VCM Issues [rodut]
Feb 14, 2013 (6:36 pm)
Feb 14, 2013 (6:43 pm)
This has happened a few times now. On my 2013 EX-L accord, Sometimes the radio will read my incoming text's, and other times it will not (tried 2 android phones that are on the approved list). Also, I've hit the disp button to bring up the front screen menu, while turning the dial to select a mode, the screen will change brightness but will not let me select a menu option (phone, radio, system, ect). Resetting the vehicle seems to fix it but it still comes back. Sometime hitting the source button on the wheel will fix it too? Rather annoying.
#145 of 295 Re: VCM Issues [jjjaymmman]
Feb 14, 2013 (7:56 pm)
#146 of 295 2013 Honda Accord jerking stutter acceleration
Feb 16, 2013 (4:20 pm)
I bought my 2013 automatic Honda Accord LX sedan in November 2012 for $20,840 plus TTL. I thought it was a fantastic value until I spent more time in it. I am feeling the same jerking, stutter when gently accelerating from 5 to 40 mph. In fact, I think it is actually getting worse with the more miles that I put on it. I was told by my local Honda dealer that this is a common problem with the new Accord engines. The overly stiff ride also has worn on my nerves. Keep these things in mind Accord shoppers. Honda has NOT fixed these issues, nor are they taking care of their loyal Honda buyers like myself.
#147 of 295 2013 Honda Accord jerking stutter acceleration
Feb 16, 2013 (4:29 pm)
Has anyone been able to find a Honda dealership that is able to find a solution to the jerking and hesitation that the 2013 Honda Accord sedans are having issues with? I have a 2013 automatic Accord LX that was purchased in November 2012, and I know this stutter when accelerating from 5 to 40 mph is actually getting worse on my vehicle.
#148 of 295 Re: 2013 Honda Accord jerking stutter acceleration [fair2us]
Feb 19, 2013 (6:21 am)
I don't think I saw any complaints about jerking / hesitation on this website. V6 owners complained about VCM vibration, but no jerking / hesitation. Do you have the 6 cyl or the 4 cyl ?
#149 of 295 Extended Warranty INFO
Feb 19, 2013 (8:05 am)
I got this from one of the Accord geek forums. Edmunds won't let me link to it but the info is worth reading:
"Thanks everyone for the great information. The thread should help many make the decision which may or may not be the same as mine.
I think the main points are:
1. Make sure it is Honda Care and not some Fly by Night Company.
2. You do not have to get it at the time of sale.
3. It is usually cheaper to get it from a different Honda dealer. http://hyannishondacare.com/ was the cheapest of the ones I looked at.
I've a strong believer in being self insured. I get insurance for catastrophic things like health, home, and auto accidents. Auto accident is more that should I get sued up the wazoo then auto body damage. Being self insured means sometimes I will have to pay but over the long run, I will be well ahead. I was concern about the DI and CVT but the power train warranty which comes with the car is 5 years/60k miles. I also believe in Honda engineering.
Peace of mind means different things to different people. To me it means not spending money for something I did not need or want. I often spent money on things I did not need but wanted.
At this time, I decided not to get Honda Care."