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Accord vs. Camry

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Executive, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Jan 26, 2013 at 6:40 PM
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    Executive

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    Mrs. Executive is in need of a new car. Her CRV will be passed on to our Jr. Executive and we have narrowed our choices to two: 2013 Honda Accord EX-L or 2013 Toyota Camry SE. I prefer the Honda and she prefers the Toyota. Looking for experience/opinions either way. I know that the two are so similar in many ways there is almost no bad choice, but I think the driving dynamics of the Honda make it superior to the more appliance-like Toyota. Tacoma World has not let me down yet so I thought I would see what you guys have to say.

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  2. Jan 26, 2013 at 6:43 PM
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    TwzteD

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    Both cars look nice, both cars are made by some of the best makers either way, you cant go wrong. Good luck with the decisions sorry i cant help out, never drove either.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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    KenLyns

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    Agreed, though a Subaru Legacy handles way better than both the Accord and the Camry. Having driven a full-time AWD car for over a year, I'll never go back to FWD.

    If your wife will be driving it most of the time, get what she prefers.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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    snoope

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    You are dealing with the top 2...

    What is she comfortable with ???

    We just sold my wifes Camry to purchase the Ridgeline and Honda quality is right there too...and I have been Toyota since 1981 :)

    Good luck and I don't see a bad choice in either...:cool:
     
  5. Jan 28, 2013 at 5:28 PM
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    T Fades

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    My wife drives an '07 Accord Coupe 4cyl. Let me tell you, I love to drive it. Eventhough it only has a 4cyl, it is very peppy and feels like it has a 6. Handles great and is smooth in the canyons or highway.

    Never owned a Camry, but either choice will be good as Toyota and Honday are IMO the best valued car makers out.

    Since the Camry is a very good choice, I would get that since that is what the wife prefers. Ya know, happy wife, happy life.

    Also, have heard that Accord is more of a 'drivers' car, while the Camry is more of a kick back and cruise car.
     
  6. Jan 28, 2013 at 5:31 PM
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    I prefer the looks of the Camry better.
     
  7. Jan 28, 2013 at 5:32 PM
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    We just got a 2011 Accord for my fiance and it's a really nice car! It rides and drives really nice but, at the end of the day, let her choose...
     
  8. Jan 28, 2013 at 5:36 PM
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    Funny you should post this, my family has BOTH!

    My mom drives a 2008 Camry XLE and my dad has the 2012 Accord V6

    In my opinion, the camry is a more comfortable ride with what seems to me a more powerful engine but the accord has better handling and interior style/ features.

    Ask me any questions about either one and I'll be more than happy to answer to the best of my knowledge! :D
     
  9. Jan 28, 2013 at 5:37 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I lean twards teh Accord. The camry's rear quarter panells vibrate at highway speeds. Seems like a build quality issue, and it never sat well with me. We're on our second Accord. Comfy, quick, and fantastic handling.
     
  10. Jan 28, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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    Cant go wrong with either. Camry looks a bit better imo,but both are great cars and will take you tons of miles.
     
  11. Jan 28, 2013 at 5:48 PM
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    Mom/Dad on third Camary, Sister on second, Wifey on second Accord (has worked at a Ford dealer for 17 years). IMO the Hondas are built more solidly with less noise. Both are great, let her choose.
     
  12. Jan 28, 2013 at 5:50 PM
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    I think the Accord drives & handles better, but like the others said... it will be HER car so let her choose. You can't go wrong with either one.
     
  13. Jan 28, 2013 at 5:52 PM
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    I'd probably lean a bit towards the Camry. Unless its the Accord Sport I do like those.
     
  14. Jan 28, 2013 at 5:53 PM
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    I'd take a look at the new Toyota Avalon
     
  15. Jan 28, 2013 at 6:06 PM
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    The new Maxima's are badass too. Neighbor Just bought one and it looks better than both the Camry and Accord.
     
  16. Jan 28, 2013 at 11:03 PM
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    Coin toss.
    Heads=Accord
    Tails=Camry

    No matter how the coin lands, let your wife choose the vehicle she'll be driving.

    FWIW, I like the Accords.
    Good luck.
     
  17. Jan 28, 2013 at 11:28 PM
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    let her check out the Avalon. surprisingly has great reviews. never expected that from a large sedan.

    or Camry in SE form.
     
  18. Jan 29, 2013 at 1:46 PM
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    Avalons are nice, but are a lot more expensive than both Camry and Accord.
     
  19. Jan 29, 2013 at 2:18 PM
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    They're both good makers. Tough decision. Flip a coin? :D
     
  20. Jan 29, 2013 at 2:27 PM
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    my wife was driving an 03 accord..i got it as my work car:cool: ..she test drove all 2012s the new accord,hyundai elantra,nissan altima, and the camry SE...she got the camry:D...loves it and great mileage...i alos enjoy driving it with the paddle shifters :burnrubber:
     
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