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Old 05-27-2005, 03:53 AM   #1
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Question Need Help Deciding Between Two Cars...

Let me start by saying that I'm not here to get advice on how to rebuild anything and all that jazz (though I'm impressed that people do). I'm seeking a comfortable, very reliable vehicle that has great longevity. Not surprisingly, I'm trying to decide between the Accord and the Camry and would like some help deciding between the two.

I find more pro's with the Camry including: longer warranty, more color options, and overall lower price. I also heard that Accord parts are pricey to fix/ replace than are Camry parts. And, yet, when I test drove the Accord, I liked the feel of it slightly better than that of the Camry.

Please share your thoughts on the issue (especially if you've experience with both makes/ models).

I appreciate any feedback than you can offer.
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Old 05-27-2005, 12:22 PM   #2
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Are you talking about the 2005 models?
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Old 05-27-2005, 01:18 PM   #3
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Well, of course I'm going to recommend the Accord...

But I own one and they are very good cars, very long lasting.
I wouldn't think that parts for Accords are any more expensive than Toyota, but I haven't had any experience with Toyota so I wouldn't know.
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Old 05-27-2005, 01:19 PM   #4
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I would also go with the accord, mine is 19 years old and runs great.
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Old 05-28-2005, 03:52 AM   #5
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Yes...

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Are you talking about the 2005 models?

I am looking at the 2005 models.

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Old 05-28-2005, 07:19 AM   #6
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If you wanted power, go w/the Accord V6...if not...you can take the Camry
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Old 05-28-2005, 12:30 PM   #7
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If you wanted power, go w/the Accord V6...if not...you can take the Camry

I've already decided that a 4-cyl. will suit my needs (and save me money) just fine. That being said, why do you recommend the Toyota 4-cyl. over the Honda 4-cyl.? I'd just like to know.

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Old 05-28-2005, 05:29 PM   #8
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No, the Accord 4 banger is still the better choice.
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Old 05-28-2005, 05:52 PM   #9
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Well also remember the following...that these two cars are probably in the top 10 of cars most stolen in the USA...so be aware and get some security for your car or you wont see it for very long
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Old 05-29-2005, 12:33 PM   #10
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Well also remember the following...that these two cars are probably in the top 10 of cars most stolen in the USA...so be aware and get some security for your car or you wont see it for very long

Yeah, I know that I need to have a security system put on for that reason. At least when at home, it'll be parked in the garage, away from prying eyes.

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Old 05-31-2005, 02:09 PM   #11
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You can't go wrong with either of the two most boring cars in the world, really. Perfectly dull appliances for perfectly dull driving. Picking out the minutae between them to determine the "best" for you is something only you can do, as either willl be equally reliable and comfortable on average. You COULD get a lemon with either one, but most likely not, so the only determing factors will be subjective, and someone else shouldn't be making subjective decisions for you.

Just buy whichever one appeals to you the most.
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Old 05-31-2005, 06:14 PM   #12
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Let me start by saying that I'm not here to get advice on how to rebuild anything and all that jazz (though I'm impressed that people do). I'm seeking a comfortable, very reliable vehicle that has great longevity. Not surprisingly, I'm trying to decide between the Accord and the Camry and would like some help deciding between the two.

I find more pro's with the Camry including: longer warranty, more color options, and overall lower price. I also heard that Accord parts are pricey to fix/ replace than are Camry parts. And, yet, when I test drove the Accord, I liked the feel of it slightly better than that of the Camry.

Please share your thoughts on the issue (especially if you've experience with both makes/ models).

I appreciate any feedback than you can offer.

Honestly I never see any advantage of a Camry over an Accord. The Accord has the better powertrain (2.4L i-Vtec DOHC), handles a bit better, is a bit more sporty, has a slightly nicer interior and will last just as long as a Camry. I'd get the Accord.
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Old 06-01-2005, 03:10 AM   #13
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ok i dont really have that much money so i am deciding between these two cars.
One is a 2003 pontiac grandprix GTP and the other is a Ford Mustang V6 i really dont know which one to choose because they both got v6s in them and a gtp would handle probably alot better than the mustang wouldnt u say??? can any one help me???
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ok i dont really have that much money so i am deciding between these two cars.
One is a 2003 pontiac grandprix GTP and the other is a Ford Mustang V6 i really dont know which one to choose because they both got v6s in them and a gtp would handle probably alot better than the mustang wouldnt u say??? can any one help me???

Okay...

GTP - 3.8L Supercharged V6 FWD 260hp Four Door
Mustang - 3.8L V6 RWD 190hp Coupe

GTP will be faster in a straight line by far. As for handling, both handle so sloppy I cant even tell (neither of those cars are anything remotely close to what I'd call sporty).
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Old 06-01-2005, 03:02 PM   #15
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Okay...

GTP - 3.8L Supercharged V6 FWD 260hp Four Door
Mustang - 3.8L V6 RWD 190hp Coupe

GTP will be faster in a straight line by far. As for handling, both handle so sloppy I cant even tell (neither of those cars are anything remotely close to what I'd call sporty).

The GTP will not handle "sloppy." at all. I've driven them, and they are pretty competent for larger 4 door sport sedans (which is what it is). Not light and agile, but corners flat and grippy. Mucxh better than any stock Camry or Accord I've driven. Of the two, it'd be my choice.
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