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Hyundai Sonata vs. Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry vs. Ford Fusion



  • That won't help you much when Ford goes out of business and you need parts (and you will need parts!)
  • You mean Toyota's stellar engine reputatuon with their v6 that burns up the oil in 1,000 miles and builds up sludge in the engine in a year? Engine problem - what engine problem.
  • GM - there is a company that has all of about five years left!
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,682
    Well, not everyone thinks the Fusion has the best styling, including those Canucks. And me. But I live in Minnesota, so my air supply comes from Canada at this time of year. :)
  • They have either built crap or rested on their laurels too long. I invite the competition. Go Hyundai!!
  • zen2zen2 Posts: 226
    That's not a good comparison. The CRV fires were really
    caused by negligence, both by manufaturer (in England)
    and oil filter installer. I have a CRV, and 9000 miles,
    no fires. I did ask for the gasket at first oil change,
    and it was given to me in good shape.

    Ford is another matter. :-) They never own up to their
    problems until forced by the government. At least
    Honda diagnosed and corrected their problem without
    being forced by the government.
  • zen2zen2 Posts: 226
    Heritage? I guess you are too young to remember the first Hondas sold here? Junk. I don't think their heritage was
    that great for their first 15 years.

    And Toyotas weren't any dream car either. I remember
    my first Toyota well, since I had to learn how to
    do a tuneup every 1000 miles due to the poor design of
    points and distributor.

    You must be too young to remember also when anything
    Japanese was sneered at as being JUNK. I guess
    they overcame their "heritage".
  • zen2zen2 Posts: 226
    Wow, you got 93K out of a Ford transmission.
    My Ford Auto transmission lasted exactly
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,682
    Yes, to their credit, Honda diagnosed and corrected their problem. Just because a part is made by a supplier doesn't mean the car company isn't liable for it. There is, after all, something called Quality Control.
  • Hey, nobody thought that Samsung would overtake Sony, but it happened. Why not Hyundai? It looks as though it's already happening. Better to buy a Hyundai now while it's cheap cause them prices won't last too long.
  • ontopontop Posts: 279
    Quality control allright. Here come the recalls on the 2006 Sonata.......
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,682
    Of course. Even the fabled Accord has had recalls. Hard to achieve perfection on a mass-market product with thousands of parts and millions of lines of code.
  • ctalkctalk Posts: 646
    I sure its totally objective and unbiased

    When reviewing a car, no one can be objective. Everyone has their own bias. When looking at reviews, a better way to approach them is to think of it as a suggestion.

    Also, you may think it is unbiased because it's supporting your opinion.
  • Everyone and the mama knows the Fusion has by far the best external styling,period.

    LOL you're funny. Who appointed you as the ultimate authority of everyone else's aesthetic sense? What do you mean "period"? They are entitled to their opinion just as much as you are. And for your info, there are a lot of people on this board alone that preferred other car's styling over Fusion's.
  • Good ole Canada. Great government up there. On the brink of socialism. Nice tax system too. Anything goes attitudes. Yea - I'll trust their opinion. I sure its totally objective and unbiased. Somebody got paid for that.

    So... somehow Hyundai had more money to pay these corrupted Canadians than FoMoCo or VW did huh?
  • ontopontop Posts: 279
    Very well put. Most cars are good.

    And after reading this forum you'd think Toyota and it's Camry is on the ropes or something.
  • On the ropes would be alittle overstated, but looking over their shoulder at Hyundai - they better be!!
  • kdhspyderkdhspyder Posts: 7,160
    They have already have stated as much!! But the machinery is in place to deal with it.
  • LOL you're funny. Who appointed you as the ultimate authority of everyone else's aesthetic sense? What do you mean "period"?

    Every review I have come across supports my statement. Can you show me just one review that says the Sonata has a more appealing exterior than the Fusion?
  • zen2zen2 Posts: 226
    Well, let's put it this way. The Honda LX V6 costs
    about 6 grand more than my GLS V6. Let's see what
    I got for 6 grand less:
    Fog lights
    5yr, 60K warranty + 10yr on pwertrain

    But I didn't get the moonroof. SO the options are about
    a wash. So basically you are paying 6K for the straight
    H instead of a slanted one.

    And I like Hondas, traded a 2000 Accord LX V6 for my
    2005 CRV. But that 2000 even cost 2K more than
    what I paid for my 2006 GLS V6 Sonata.
    After driving both I would have felt like a fool
    to spend the 6K for the prestige of the straight H.
    But, each to his own.
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