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Midsize Sedans Comparison Thread



  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    I have a hard time with "the accords don't have the power".

    You do realize, that the Accord is quicker than the Altima, in both passing and 0-60, right? With the combination of the 5-speed auto and about 10 horsepower (before SAE standards were reset), the Accord zooms past Altima. Actually, the 2003 Accord was quicker than the 2003 Altima, back when the horsepower difference was as high as 15. (Motor Trend, 2003)

    The Camry is slower than either of these cars.
  • 94hawkskin94hawkskin Posts: 116
    I mean't to say that the Accord wasn't the best for the money they wanted. If price is not a factor, then get the Accord. If it is a factor, then you will have a hard time finding a better car for the price of a Sonata.
  • There are so many caveats,exclusions, prorations and deductibles in warranties.

    I'd rather drive a proven reliable car than rely on a warranty promise to convince me to buy a car with an iffy track record.

    Time will tell if the Sonata delivers like a CamCord.
  • dd123dd123 Posts: 52
    I think Sonata's gas mileage is little bit low than accord and camry.

    Anyway thanks a lot for the replies
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,625
    Look at the numbers and you will see that the Accord, Camry, and Sonata are all very close on fuel economy.
  • lweisslweiss Posts: 342
    I saw the Hyundai Azera at an auto show in January and now I am seeing them in parking lots- and if you are looking at a high end Accord or Camry, you should look at the Azera- amazingly well equipped for about $28K- ohmygosh, the Koreans are out to knock Honda, Toyota, Nissan (and yes, Acura, Lexus, and Infiniti) for a loop. With the Sonata at the lower end and the Azera at the higher end, they could be getting it from both angles. Plus the comforting $100K Hyundai warranty- and... you get the idea.
  • badgerfanbadgerfan Posts: 1,564
    Wow, if that Hyundai warranty costs $100K, I can now see where Hyundai is making their money! :D

    (I know you didn't mean to put the dollar sign there--just kidding)
  • alpha01alpha01 Posts: 4,747
    So wait, you drove the '07 Camry, decided against it, and have already put 5000 miles on your new vehicle? Impressive since the Camry debuted this Monday...

  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    In addition, the price differential between Camcord and Korean or American cars can pay for a lot of repairs or an extended warranty.
  • 94hawkskin94hawkskin Posts: 116
    I have not seen or test driven the 07 Camry. When I bought my vehicle at the beginning of December I test drove an 06 Camry LE with no other options. I thought it was the worst of the three cars. But now that the 07 model is going to be out that might change. Although it will probably be a while before they sell at close to invoice.
  • Yea but its still a Hyundai. That's the idea I get. Not gonna put $28K into one.
  • "it's still a hyundai" LOL

    that's so 10 years ago.

    wake up, young man!
  • let's see.

    azera has 260+ hp, looks great in and out, it's huge, and it's still 5k-6k cheaper than avalon. 28k for that car is an awesome deal. i test drove it, and it is a great car.

    it's not like azera is 40k. it's freakin 28k. hell go to ebay now, a dealer is selling the brand new for 26k.

    anyway, you are 5 years too late for saying 'it's still a hyundai'
  • toyota and honda will be forced to lower their price sooner or later.

    hyundai will sell 170k-200k sonatas this year. and numbers will increase every year by 10-15%.
  • bobadbobad Posts: 1,587
    Drive one, but not buy one?

    Just do yourself a favor and drive them all before choosing. That's what I did, and I've never looked back.

    Sonata salesmen have the easiest job in the world. All they have to do is introduce themselves and jingle the keys. :D
  • bobadbobad Posts: 1,587
    Yea but its still a Hyundai. That's the idea I get. Not gonna put $28K into one.

    The name game won't get you anything for your money. If you open your eyes, you can see that Hyundai's quality and customer satisfaction is growing exponentially. It's very clear what Hyundai is doing. They's invested billions to make a quality product that will beat Camry and Accord at their own game, and they are determined to do whatever it takes to win.

    I think they've all but accomplished their goal in 1 bold stroke. The most astute buyers already know it. Everyone will know it in a year or so.
  • joe97joe97 Posts: 2,248
    Hyundai put it best themselves:

    "A Hyundai like you've never seen before"

    They are building excellent and quality cars these days...can't go wrong with the values you'd get!!
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    It was a silver LE 4-cylinder model. I have to say, it looks better in person than in the pictures. It was being test driven, and I could notice that both passenger-side hubcaps were not riding even (like they were bucked-out or loose from the steel wheel. I'm kind of surprised, b/c I haven't had this problem on my 10 year old car! Hopefully its a one-time occurrance that won't happen to many models.

    All-in-all, it's better than I thought, but in silver, LE guise, it was a real yawn.
  • zed421vzed421v Posts: 28
    I have a 2003 Camry SE. In cold weather my steering column makes some strange noises. My dash board creaks and groins. My rear suspension bounces over every bump. My wife just bought a Hyundai Azera. I love her car. No rattles or squeaks. I'm 6'4" and it is one comfortable car. I think Hyundai is becoming what Toyota once was, one great car.
  • goodegggoodegg Posts: 905
    toyota and honda will be forced to lower their price sooner or later

    I agree. Hyundai is forcing their hand with their pricing. I doubt Honda and Toyota are gonna do nothing about it. They have their strong reputations going for them, so lowering prices will be a win for them.

    Hyundai can't command the same prices for their cars that Honda and Toyota can - yet. Maybe someday. They're still being handicapped.

    Reminds me of BMW a few years back. Acura and Infiniti took a run at them and BMW lowered their prices. Now BMW sells more car today than they did then. Lower margins but bigger revenues.
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