23rd Feb 2007, 08:46
"I think people who look down their noses at 4 cylinder cars are mad."
Not at all. And the accord is no where even near being a luxury car it's just another cheaply made mass produced midsize sedan.
23rd Feb 2007, 17:15
Cheaply made, but better built and more reliable than domestic cars and Volkswagens..
23rd Feb 2007, 20:33
Except for their issue with "disposable transmissions", I suppose you could say that the Accord is almost on the same "luxury" level as a 1994 Chevy Cavalier...ALMOST.
24th Feb 2007, 08:33
You could have at least compared it to a Toyota Camry. The Accord was never as bad as a Cavalier. As owner of a fleet of six Accords--which you have never driven any Accord in your life! I would have to say that they are the most reliable cars I have ever driven The miles right now on mine range from 92,000 miles to 251,000 miles without any transmission replacements... this is another testimony of my luck with these cars. I have not heard of the 2004 going through all transmissions like you Cavalier drivers like to think... have fun with your 3 speed automatic in your Cavalier. I cannot believe I had to spend my Saturday morning in rebuttal, but you Cavalier drivers really get me sometimes!
24th Feb 2007, 16:58
Oooh, wow, 92,000 miles without a transmission replacement! What an achievement! So in other words, your Accords are ALMOST as good as every domestic that I've ever owned, since none of them ever needed a transmission replacement despite going well past 200,000 miles. Current mileage on my Dodge is 255,000 miles -- nope, no transmission replacement on that one, either. Come to think of it, we did happen to have an '83 Cavalier and even at 210,000 miles when we finally sold it, it hadn't had a transmission replacement either. Oops, sorry, to be fair we DID once have a 1989 Pontiac 6000 that we bought for $350, and after we put 80,000 miles on it, the transmission locked up at 220,000 miles. Drat those expensive, unreliable domestics! What are things coming to when somebody crows that they have never replaced the transmission? Driving American cars all these years, I took it as a matter of course that you never worry about replacing transmissions. Maybe it's a big deal for Japanese owners, I don't know.
25th Feb 2007, 10:24
Wow...I am being ripped apart by a domestic cars salesman!!! Just because my 2004 Accord has not hit 100,000 miles yet and I get another K-car guy on here ripping me apart. What did I do to deserve this? Man get real... daimler is trying to dump Chrysler... Ford is copying Preludes to make cars... and GM still making mediocre cars!!! Why should I have over 100,000 miles on my 2004 Accord? That would be a lot of driving wouldn't it? HUH?
25th Feb 2007, 12:53
Wow, since 16:58 has so definitively proven the superiority of American cars I guess he needs to explain why the US auto industry is the way it is. I mean, if these amazing American vehicles are ultra reliable, why doesn't anyone buy them or even want them? Why are dealer lots crammed with unsold models, especially Dodges? Why is Chrysler going to be broken up and GM has announced that every vehicle it produces, except for trucks, will be built outside the US? Why did Ford lose $12.7 billion last year?
Somehow there is a disconnect here, and it's not coming from the import crowd.