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Ari Chi3fs
01-18-2006, 03:19 PM
Man, Im torn...

Picking up a new car due to the addition to our family, and Im not going the ****ing minivan route...

Both of these cars have great respect... but I wanted to gauge the CP crew to see what input you guys have.

Thanks.

Baby Lee
01-18-2006, 03:20 PM
compromise. Buy the Maxaccordion SEX.

Saulbadguy
01-18-2006, 03:21 PM
I thought you had tens of thousands of dollars to piss away now that you are a successful stock broker/tee shirt guy?

Go with the Lexus.

Garcia Bronco
01-18-2006, 03:23 PM
I own a 2000 SE Maxima...I love it....I've crashed into a barrier going 60 and hydro-planing 180 degrees. It's got great pickup at 222 Hp...has room...and is comfortable. The bose stero 7 speaker system is nice too. Mine had the meridian package...I've been satisfied with the car and I'm about to top 100,000. Did have a problem with the ignition coils...warranty covered it...no big deal.

SLAG
01-18-2006, 03:26 PM
Its not a chevy... So I say burn em both

jspchief
01-18-2006, 03:27 PM
I love the styling of the new maximas. My wife has an older one and it has been pretty reliable for her. You can't really go wrong with the Accord either. They are just damn good cars.

If it were me, I'd choose the Maxima due to looks.

Ari Chi3fs
01-18-2006, 03:27 PM
I thought you had tens of thousands of dollars to piss away now that you are a successful stock broker/tee shirt guy?

Go with the Lexus.

yeah, but i choose not to be frivelous with my assets. I want a good reliable car, not a flashy look at me car.

I love the Maxima, but I can get a great deal on this Accord. :banghead:

Baconeater
01-18-2006, 03:28 PM
Go ahead and laugh, but my Dodge Grand Caravan is the greatest vehicle I've ever owned. Plenty of leg & head room (I'm 6'2") and whether I'm going mountain biking, traveling, doing home improvements or whatever, it gets the job done. Better mpg than an SUV, it fits in my garage and is very car-like in handling and parking. You're not going to look cool in an Accord or Maxima either. Just my $.02.

Ari Chi3fs
01-18-2006, 03:30 PM
Weird, I always thought you drove a Trans Am. :shrug:

alpha_omega
01-18-2006, 03:32 PM
Accord! Without a doubt. I have been extremely satisfied with every Honda i have owned.

Radar Chief
01-18-2006, 03:33 PM
Go ahead and laugh, but my Dodge Grand Caravan is the greatest vehicle I've ever owned.

Brock
01-18-2006, 03:38 PM
They're both appliance cars. I'd just go with whichever is cheaper.

kepp
01-18-2006, 03:54 PM
Depends a little on what your priorities are. I test drove both of them last year and the Maxima will run circles around the Accord (I test drove the 6-speed SE - 255 HP). Hondas have always had slightly better reliability stats and better resale value though.

Frosty
01-18-2006, 04:05 PM
We just traded our minivan off on a Honda CR-V. We were going to get an Accord but that trunk looked really small plus my wife thought it was like sitting in a bucket. The CR-V has as much passenger space as the Accord and a lot more luggage room.

As for the Maxima, it seems that Nissan lately has been taking a hit on their reliability. I blame it on Renault (who owns Nissan).

Garcia Bronco
01-18-2006, 04:08 PM
I drivne some of the new Maxima's at 265 and they're too fast.

Sure-Oz
01-18-2006, 04:09 PM
My 2001 Honda Accord EX coupe rocks, I like the new ones too.

svuba
01-18-2006, 04:12 PM
Depends a little on what your priorities are. I test drove both of them last year and the Maxima will run circles around the Accord (I test drove the 6-speed SE - 255 HP). Hondas have always had slightly better reliability stats and better resale value though.


I guess you must not have test driven a V-6 accord, because they ARE quicker than Maximas:

2006 Nissan Maxima SE (4D Sedan 6sp)
0-60 time: 6.30,

2006 Honda Accord EX V-6
0-60 time: 5.9 (Appliance?)


Maybe you just WANTED the maxima to be faster?



Ali Chi3fs:
Bottom line is both Cars are Reliable, so you can't make a bad choice. Drive them both, and pick the one that "FEELS" best to you.

Ari Chi3fs
01-18-2006, 04:15 PM
Maybe i will test drive the Lexus and drive to Manhattan and go poop on Saul? :hmmm:

Soupnazi
01-18-2006, 04:36 PM
They're both appliance cars. I'd just go with whichever is cheaper.

The appliance comment is no kidding. My 03 Maxima has been an extremely reliable vehicle, but it's not exactly a blast to drive. Perhaps I should've gotten the 6-speed instead.

I can't imagine the Accord is a barrel of fun either.

andoman
01-18-2006, 06:50 PM
How many in the family? If it were over four I'd go minivan. Hard to beat a minivan for ride comfort and versatility. Plus the ride height is nice in traffic.

Rain Man
01-18-2006, 06:52 PM
The Accord is the minivan of sedans. It's pedestrian.

The Maximas are actually very nice vehicles. Go Maxima, definitely.

dilligaf
01-18-2006, 07:45 PM
Out of those two, I would take the Honda. I would buy a Camry over each though. :hmmm:

recxjake
01-18-2006, 08:01 PM
Caddy CTS or Chevy Impala or Buck Lucerne or Buick Lacrosse

www.gmbuypower.com

NJ Chief Fan
01-18-2006, 11:24 PM
hondas/acuras suck

RJ
01-18-2006, 11:44 PM
In our household we have two Hondas. The Accord with 200k miles is about to be replaced, the CRV with 120k has a few years left to go. We have a buyer for the Accord, wants to give it to his 16 year old son. It's not pretty anymore but still runs fine.

They're good cars.

Miles
01-18-2006, 11:59 PM
No idea of what the street price of them are but the Infiniti G35 Sedan doesn't seem to be much more than the Maxima.

Can't go wrong with either the Accord or Maxima though. I tend to prefer honda but they do not exactly have aggressive styling. Though one nice thing about this is that their appearance ages well.

savedin79
01-19-2006, 12:35 AM
Toyota cambry

dilligaf
01-19-2006, 08:32 AM
Toyota cambry
Mushmouth? Is that you?

jspchief
01-19-2006, 08:34 AM
hondas/acuras suck :spock: Hondas are pretty much the most reliable cars on the road, and have awesome resale value.

Why exactly do they suck again?

Seek
01-19-2006, 08:45 AM
I was so sold on the Maximum, but after doing a cost coparison compared to everything the Honda had and the Nissan had. The Honda was better priced, and I actually prefered it.

Something really bothered me about the Nissan. I think the door handle was hard to get to do tot he stearing wheel.

I actually would suggest looking at the Pilot. It is not a van, but it still holds 8 people.

WilliamTheIrish
01-19-2006, 08:43 PM
I just picked up a 98 Passport w/120k on it for 4k. Runs like a dream. My 19 y.o. daughter wrecked her car. Inattentive little no good...anyway....

I recently test drove a 6 cylinder Mazda Tribute. Loved it. Plenty of zip. If I weren't a real tight ass with my dough, I'd have bought it new.

NJ Chief Fan
01-19-2006, 08:51 PM
:spock: Hondas are pretty much the most reliable cars on the road, and have awesome resale value.

Why exactly do they suck again?


not saying that they arent reliable, i just have no respect for the company that created the civic...i despise that car with a passion

i have a 99 infiniti g20t that has 185k and it runs great and i love the way it drives. the only things my car ever needs is tires brakes and oil changes

i will never in my life by an american car because they die at like 100k

penguinz
01-19-2006, 09:41 PM
You can get the Nissan Altima SE for less and it is about the same car as the Maxima.

andoman
01-19-2006, 10:04 PM
You can get the Nissan Altima SE for less and it is about the same car as the Maxima.

And looks better too!

PastorMikH
01-19-2006, 10:17 PM
You can get the Nissan Altima SE for less and it is about the same car as the Maxima.

The Altima is a very solid car. Dad works for Nissan - VERY few problems and are WAY outselling the Maxi. Just stay away from the small 4 cylinder motor. The big 4 or the V6 is the way to go.

I'd go for the Nissans myself. But partly because if I ever did have a problem, I could just call dad and get free teck support on it.


I have hear that is is best to stay away from the new Nissan Minivans. Word is that there's even a few dealershps that refuse to sell them.

Demonpenz
01-19-2006, 11:29 PM
rainbow bumper stickers come standard of course

jAZ
01-20-2006, 12:06 AM
The Accord is the minivan of sedans. It's pedestrian.

The Maximas are actually very nice vehicles. Go Maxima, definitely.
Yep, they are sweet sports sendans. I've got a 2000 and love it. Zoom zoom.

jAZ
01-20-2006, 12:07 AM
And looks better too!
I agree. The new ones, anyway.