Honda Accord vs Nissan Altima
el_chupacabra Member Posts: 17
Wow just came back from the My local Nissan dealer and I have to say the new Altima (fully loaded) is incredible (exterior,interior 270 hp)..
But how do you think they will match up
But how do you think they will match up
almost looks like the G
I'd say that's a different comparison thread.
I'd also say the Altima's interior did absolutely nothing for me; buttons and knobs still felt pretty cheap in comparison with the best from Honda.
Attention to detail, is what makes the Accord (and Hondas in general) so special. The more I drive them, the more I like them.
I'm not a fan of Nissan style myself. They go a little over the edge, and the headlights/taillights turn me off. A little too Alteeza. Of course I am 44, so maybe that has something to do with it.
Then I guess I'm a 65 year old in a 19 year-old's body, because I love my Accord.
The Altima is trying too hard to me, and is overstyled in the the small details, but boring in others. Look out for the Altima in 2012, I bet it's taillights will meet the headlights and wrap-around!
Yeah, but for me, the Camry is now at the complete bottom of my list stylistically. It's just not graceful looking anymore. Instead, to me, it is bloated and too puffy looking against the leaner lines of its competitors. It's obnoxious nose is bad, too. The Sebring also reminds me of a warmed-over Saturn.
Sales for Altima with 24,394 units were up 39.7 percent over last year. Sales for Accord, Honda's volume leader, increased 12.0 percent for the month to 25,714. That means that the Altima is poised to overtake the Accord as #2 in its class. We'll see how the 2008 Accord changes this trend.
Previous testdrive of a 2.5S (I4) didn't impress me too much. The CVT does feel a little smooth at acceleration but the ride is not that solid as in an Accord, plus the Altima feels a little light.
The 270 horsepower Altima with a 6-speed Manual tested at 0-60 in 5.9 seconds.
The 244 horsepower Accord with a 6-speed Manual tested at 0-60 in 5.9 seconds.
Same magazine tested them (Car and Driver).
The Accord V6s are coming in at $500-$750 under invoice (a loaded model for under $25k regularly if you don't want NAVI, if you do, add $2k).
Altimas are hot commodities being so new, I'll be surprised to see much off of sticker on those at the moment (Figure $2k+ more than a comparable equipped Accord).
If you are buying the Altima to be quicker, I'm not sure you'll find it a whole lot more appealing. And that Honda manual is one of the best in the business. Make sure you test both of them!
I test-drove the SE V6 twice which gave me different
feeling. The first time was good but the second time is a little worst since it rides a little bumpy.
My current concern is that I probably have missed the $750 incentive since it ends today. I'll try sending out the internet bid next week. Thanks for all you guys' inputs!
$100 doesn't sound that generous...:)
...I just bought an LX V6 from University Honda in Davis. Paid $22800+t+l. Went from a 03 EX V6 6 speed coupe to to the 07 LX V6 sedan and both are great cars........
....you know, I test drove the AV6 6M at University.......
..was so impressed with the car (not too impressed with UH's General Sales honcho).......I bought an '05 for $23.4 plus tx/lic........(but not in Davis..or even Sac)...
..actually CarsD was the low bid.
..now the car faces two new coupes. Both Altima and an 8th Gen Honda are vying for my Naval Reserve pay...........
Be as it may, IMHO the 6M has raised the bar big time. Should be an interesting summer and fall.
The 6M is incredible, I really hated giving it up but fortunately the automatic is very responsive.
I was planning on buying the next gen TSX for my next car but the 8th Gen Accord looks so good it's making me rethink my plans. If the 8th Gen sedan looks half as good as the coupe I'm there.
I find it interesting that the Altima and Camry are both total redesigns and yet the Accord is on C&D's 10 best list yet again.
1. $22000/(1+10%)=$20000 (selling price)
where 10% is the ttl
2. MSRP of the SE V6 is $21638 including destination charge
Is this right? I guess there was a $750 manufacturer to dealer incentive included. But that still means they are selling the car around $900 below invoice. I am going to talk with them this weekend. Hopefully I can get similar price.
I don't know if timing makes any difference, but we got our car at the end of the month. Maybe if you can wait til month-end, you can get a better deal (when the dealers have to meet their quotas)?