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Need help deciding on new car - Honda brakes bad?

mskitkamskitka Member Posts: 20
Hello,

I really need help deciding what to lease as nothing I can afford is really standing out to me. Which is disappointing. I currently have a 2009 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L. It has low miles (23K) and I've had to have the brake pads fixed 3 times! To me, that is unacceptable. Honda dealers tell me they have fixed the brake issue, but then, they are trying to sell cars. I need to know from those who have a 2011/12 Honda if the brakes still squeal, etc. and have this issue.

The choices are:
2012 Honda Accord coupe V6
2012 Acura TSX 4 cyl.
2012 Kia Optima
2012 Buick Regal TURBO

The Kia is the only one I have not test driven. I would have loved to have gotten a Mustang V8, but can't afford the lease and the V6 was underpowered IMO. I also test drove the VW CC and was appalled at the amount of throttle lag. I can't believe Edmunds never commented on that in their review. To me, acceleration is unpredictable and unsafe. Again, would have leased a CC in a heartbeat but for that unseamless turbo. If anyone can recommend something I have not thought of, or if you feel that Honda has improved brake quality enough to recommend the V6, by all means do so!

Thank you for any suggestions...

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    Kirstie_HKirstie_H Administrator Posts: 11,150
    Our Help Me Choose! discussion is really the best place for your question seeking advice on which vehicles on your list are likely to meet your needs. You might hop over there and post.

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    mskitkamskitka Member Posts: 20
    Thank you. I was looking for a section like that but couldn't find it.
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