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2008 Accord vs. 2008 Maxima



  • bug4bug4 Posts: 370
    Remember, if you go for the TL, your new car will be the old model-year in less than one year. The TL will be redesigned in the 2009 model year. That fact may not bother most people -- but its something to keep in mind. . . .
  • jdritzjdritz Posts: 7
    I have a 2004 TL with a 6 speed manual and compared it at that time against the Maxima (they both had manual gearboxes in 2004). The TL interior is much more to my liking. I've nearly gotten rid of my TL a couple of times (wife can't drive it) and there's one comment that was made by a valet that keeps it with me...he said "best car all night"

    This was at Smith and Wollensky's at Easton in Columbus, OH. There are always Ferrari's, bimmers, maserati's and porsche's parked there, including the night he said that to me.

    I think you have to get the TL type S to get a 6-speed and Brembo's now....but they'll deal on those due to '09 TL coming.
  • tonycdtonycd Posts: 223
    In addition to the Accord's folding rear seat, I believe there is another inaccuracy in the statement that the Accord "should use premium gas." I'm pretty sure that regular is 100% permissible in the Accord, even the V6, with no risk or loss of drivability.

    Like many modern engines with electronic control of spark advance, you CAN use premium and get about 10 extra horsepower, but by no means do you have to.
  • jspagna1jspagna1 Posts: 34
    Someone said in a previous post that the new Accord looks like a Saturn Aura. I think it actually looks more like a 2005 Saturn L300.

    I would definitely buy a Maxima over an Accord. Especially with the track record of transmissions going bad in the Honda's lately. I am on my 2nd Maxima. I sold my wifes 92 Maxima with 126,000 miles to the girl down the street in 2003 and she is still driving it. I bought a 2003 which now has 51,000 miles on it with no problems.
    And a maxima will spank an Accord when it comes to speed IMO.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    255hp Maxima vs. a 268 hp Accord.

    I'm not sure one would spank the other. They weigh essentially the same.
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    Sounds very familiar. My 92 Accord was sold at 140k miles, and had no transmission problems. My 03 Accord has 53k miles, and hasn't had any problems either. And I doubt your 03 Maxima would "spank" my 03 Accord. I know I get better mileage.
  • parvizparviz Posts: 484
    I should say I've had my share od Nissan/Datsuns which included a Sentra, Nissan Quest and a Datsun 510. My 510 was one of the best cars ever made and I drove it to 350k miles before donating it. The other two, however, nice cars in their own class and with nice features, but reliability is nowhere comparable to Honda (or Toyota for that matter). My Quest (same engine as Maxima, at least for that year and model) gave up its transmission at just under 100k miles.
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