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Old 04-21-2012, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Why? The Hyundai Sonata offers far more than the Honda Accord at a lower price.
BUT, if the owner is planning to keep it beyond 100k miles, will the Sonata eventually cost more in repairs? Honda's excellent reliability history may be the only thing keeping them afloat at this point. People consider the Accord (and Camry) a safe bet, while the Sonata is still "iffy".
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:44 AM
 
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Honda Accord was the 3rd best selling vehicle in the USA just a couple years ago, last month it fell to 12th!!

Auto Sales - Markets Data Center - WSJ.com

Anyone know what's up with the slide? Camry is doing very well, now 2nd overall. The Nissan Altima has taken the Accord's usual sales rank just behind the Camry.
Well, every redesign the car gets uglier.
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:10 PM
 
Location: IN
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BUT, if the owner is planning to keep it beyond 100k miles, will the Sonata eventually cost more in repairs? Honda's excellent reliability history may be the only thing keeping them afloat at this point. People consider the Accord (and Camry) a safe bet, while the Sonata is still "iffy".
Doesn't Hyundai still have that long warranty, though?
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:22 PM
 
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People are looking at it from the standpoint of stupid. The competition has finally evolved into decent cars, so please don’t tell me about the great Accords of yesteryear when the nearest domestic rival was a Pontiac Grand Am with a Fisher Price interior or a Ford Taurus where everything is oval.
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:53 PM
 
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I test drove a Accord and was completely underwhelmed. It used to be Camry and Accord.....................................and everybody else. Now the Fusion,Altima,Sonata,and yes Malibu are right there, if not better. I think the ones I just mentioned are light years ahead of Camry and Accord AT LEAST in exterior styling, if not more.
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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Their new Accord and Civic models are both going to be EXTREMELY important to them; passenger cars sales are projected to hit 14,000,000 this year, and the competition in the subcompact, compact and family sedan categories is extremely ruthless and very formidable, to put it mildy.
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:23 PM
 
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Maybe word's getting out that Honda's transmissions have gotten much worse in the last decade or so and are extremely expensive to repair.
I used to like Hondas quite a bit but wouldn't really consider one knowing what I know now about their reliability record.

And yeah, they're always the most boring things at the auto shows. I thought that even when I still recommended them.
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:27 PM
 
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Maybe word's getting out that Honda's transmissions have gotten much worse in the last decade or so and are extremely expensive to repair.
I used to like Hondas quite a bit but wouldn't really consider one knowing what I know now about their reliability record.

And yeah, they're always the most boring things at the auto shows. I thought that even when I still recommended them.

Just to clarify, the transmission problem has been in 6 cylinder vehicles (all lines) but the 4 bangers are as solid as they come. My current 4 cylinder has close to 200k miles and still going strong.
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:23 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I don't see what's wrong with the Honda Accord. Plain? Sure. But it's not ugly.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:29 PM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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I hate to say it,but Honda's have been crap for more then 10yrs now.
I just recently traded in my 08 accord v6,because it was a joke compared to other Honda/acuras Ive owned in the past.
I went though 2 brake jobs before 15k miles.
Transmission was starting to vibrate and slip before i traded it in.(only 20k miles when i traded it in)
Wind noise was horrible for a 30k car.

look at all these problems with the 08 accord
2008 Honda Accord Complaints, Problems & Defects Information | CarComplaints.com
Honda was real slow with that recall on the brakes.



Honda's have had huge problems with Their transmissions for about 20 years now!
Honda Transmission Problems Seem to Persist - NYTimes.com
I went though 2 transmission in my 95 Acura gsr,but the engine lasted for 285k miles
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