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Unread 05-22-2010, 01:37 PM   #1
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Toyota or Honda?

I know it's probably silly to be scared about the news we had recently on Toyota, but would you take advantage of the good incentives? Or would you choose another maker?

I looked at the Honda Accord (ours is 7 years old), and the Toyota Camry this morning. I liked them both, but according to what the Toyota salesman showed me, it seems like the Camry would be a quieter drive? He says they have more padding in their cars than Honda does. More leg room and more trunk space. There is also the added incentive of no interest for 5 years. Geez, I could pay that sucker off before the end of 5 years. But...am a little scared about that news of earlier on
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Unread 05-22-2010, 02:12 PM   #2
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my Mom has a Hyundai Sonata and loves it.
she likes the 10yr warranty, I'm sure they all have the same now.

her friend got rid of her Toyota recently because of all the
news and got a Honda and doesn't like it.

but to each is own they say.
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Unread 05-22-2010, 02:22 PM   #3
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Get the one you like. If it were me, I'd take the Honda, but I like Honda and don't like Toyota. Best bet, send emails to a bunch of Toyota and Honda dealers stating the car and options you want. Let them give you prices, and play the best price from each brand against each other to get the best deal possible.

That being said, I have always found Honda cars to be more comfortable and fun to drive than Toyota's, and they have better fit and finish and reliability. Best of luck.
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i dont know what the domestic Honda and Toyota models are like in America but here the top spec Accord is nicer that the top spec Camry, i wouldnt believe what a salesman trying to sell you a toyota says about another brand of car, i currently own 1 Toyota and 3 Hondas and they are all good reliable cars and i really like our new wagon.....its comfortable, fast and economical...Name:  DSCF4333.jpg
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I love the Accord Crosstour. Soooo sexy.
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We dont get the crosstour here but i googled it and i see the euro wagon is being released in hamerica soon
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They are both good cars.
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They both are very nice cars. Though, after 8 years of building them, I am going to have to say the Camry. Though, I am a little biased. The Camry has always felt roomier than the Honda. We had an '02 Camry with absolutely no problems. My in-laws are still driving the car. It has about 125k miles on it too.

As far as more "padding", all the cars are about the same. I know we had several hondas in the factory while I worked there to compare their parts to ours. For instance, we would take apart a rear door to look at it and see how it compared to the rear doors we built. I know the rear doors inside and out on the Camry.
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Greg, I should have explained about the padding which you probably already know about, but in case the others don't.

They showed me that under the hood, there is a "padding" and even underneath near to the tyre area, and all wires around the trunk area was padded supposedly that keeps the inside quiet (traffic), unlike the Honda which is just steel?
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What's wrong with your Honda Accord? Only seven years old should be plenty of life left in it.

After I sold my Audi TT I swore off of ever buying cars on credit again. I have a 1998 Volvo S79, bought for 3 grand about 18 months ago. Yes maintaining older vehicles has a price. Still a lot less than buying new and having a monthly payment.
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LG, all cars have sound deadening material in them. Usually the doors, on the firewall, and under the carpet. The seals on the doors and windows also helps kill noise. There is probably very little difference between the two cars as far as road noise.
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Go with Toyota!

Hey,

I love my Toyota. The media has hyped-up the problems beyond reason. They have fixed the acceleration problem, and the chances of having it happen anyway was so slim. You can't beat the financing for an excellent vehicle. You'll love it.

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There is nothing wrong with my 7 year old Honda. Our main problem is that we are now a family of 4 drivers but only three cars Both kids are working (one has a great internship for the summer), so mama needs a car.

Carole, the salesman said that it was the floor mat that got stuck causing the breaks not to work. They keep saying there is no accelaration problem and never was I need to do some major reading to see what was going on, and also what has been done.

The financing and extra incentives is the main reason I was looking at Toyota. Friends who have Toyotas love them, and friends who have Honda love them!

Five years, no interest, is pretty darn good. I could seriously pay that off before having to ever put out a penny in interest. Will continue researching.

Thanks for everyone's feedback.
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