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Old 07-30-2018, 10:38 AM
 
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Camry for me.
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Old 07-30-2018, 10:39 AM
 
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Camry=Timing chain
Accord=timing belt
Winner is camry
Nice to know - but for most it's just figuring in a $600-$1200 or so repair at 120K, eh?

Others things, like a head gasket, can cost that and more..or you can be nickeled and dimed to death.

I was glad, tho, to see my passat has a chain because my mechanics has thought it had a belt and suggested replacement at 120K or before. Now I don't have to do that.

A lot of this stuff depends on how long one is going to keep a car - and also how you budget for it. Putting aside a couple 100 a years (in your head, at least) compounded is definitely a good idea for any car. Sooner or later it will cost you something......

The most important thing is for that time not to come really early (first 4-5 years)...
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Old 07-30-2018, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Wichita Falls Texas
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I have a question. In every one of these CamCord posts no one ever mentions the Nissan Maxima as a contender for the same market. Why? Is it no longer in the CamCord market so to speak?
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Old 07-30-2018, 12:03 PM
 
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I have a question. In every one of these CamCord posts no one ever mentions the Nissan Maxima as a contender for the same market. Why? Is it no longer in the CamCord market so to speak?
Have you seen it? That grill and those lines it might as well be a 14 year old wearing headgear braces.

https://icdn3.digitaltrends.com/imag...-5-640x640.jpg
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Old 07-30-2018, 12:18 PM
 
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Accord=timing belt
Excluding base Accord LX.
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Old 07-30-2018, 12:22 PM
 
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A note on the Mazda engines. I recently had an engine fail on the Mazda CX-9 when the water pump failed. Apparently, the water pump is built into the engine in a way that if it fails coolant can leak into the oil pan. That is what happened to mine. I had a choice of buying a new or used engine, 8k or 4k cost on a 2010. It had 83k on it and was otherwise like new.

I won’t be buying another Mazda, despite the fact I loved it, especially its handling.
Mazda CX-9 came with a Ford-designed 3.5L V6 engine, not Mazda, during joint-venture agreement. In return, Mazda designed and supplied a 4-cylinder for Ford Fusion and Ford Escape. Of course, Mazda-designed was more-reliable.

When the water pump doesn't fail, Ford's 3.5L/3.7L V6 was the most-reliable American V6 you could buy, according to Consumer Reports.

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Old 07-30-2018, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Camry=Timing chain
Accord=timing belt
Winner is camry
Accord 4 cylinder engines use timing chains. Accord no longer has a 6 cylinder option.
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Old 07-30-2018, 12:40 PM
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Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
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and for less money!

I know a guy that is in LOVE with his ES350......so to taunt him I always ask how the Camry is running?
Its not a Camry at all, its an Avalon. And an overpriced one at that.
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Old 07-30-2018, 12:44 PM
 
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Why are cars timing belts at all? chain just seems better all around.
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Old 07-30-2018, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Wichita Falls Texas
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Have you seen it? That grill and those lines it might as well be a 14 year old wearing headgear braces.

https://icdn3.digitaltrends.com/imag...-5-640x640.jpg
Doesn't look any worse than the CamCord...at last not to me. I find all three of them equally distasteful..it just that no one ever talks about the Maxima.
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