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Old 01 Dec 2005, 05:23 pm   #1 (permalink)
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I'm really close to buying either a Corolla or a
Camry. But the closer I get to making a decision, the
more I start thinking about the Honda Civic or Accord.

I plan on owning the car for 10 or 15 years. Of
the four, which do you think will be most mechanically
reliable with regard to the engine, automatic tranz,
suspension, etc.: Corolla, Civic, Camry, or Accord?

Thanks for any tips.
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Old 01 Dec 2005, 05:44 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"Built_Well" <bw@bbbb.com> wrote in message
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> I'm really close to buying either a Corolla or a
> Camry. But the closer I get to making a decision, the
> more I start thinking about the Honda Civic or Accord.
>
> I plan on owning the car for 10 or 15 years. Of
> the four, which do you think will be most mechanically
> reliable with regard to the engine, automatic tranz,
> suspension, etc.: Corolla, Civic, Camry, or Accord?
>
> Thanks for any tips.


I have heard of both Honda and Camry transmissions failing at around 175,000
miles if they are not serviced properly. I have not heard that problem with
Corollas.
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Old 01 Dec 2005, 07:13 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"Ray O" <rokigawa@tristarassociatesDOT.com> wrote in message news:10a1e$438f8b01$44a4a10d$15637@msgid.meganewss ervers.com...
> I have heard of both Honda and Camry transmissions failing
> at around 175,000 miles if they are not serviced properly.


:-) very funny statement...

> I have not heard that problem with Corollas.


So corollas never fail, even if not serviced properly ? :-)
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Old 01 Dec 2005, 07:16 pm   #4 (permalink)
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"Built_Well" <bw@bbbb.com> wrote in message newsan.2005.12.01.18.12.23.53.3202@bbbb.com...
> I'm really close to buying either a Corolla or a
> Camry. But the closer I get to making a decision, the
> more I start thinking about the Honda Civic or Accord.
>
> I plan on owning the car for 10 or 15 years. Of
> the four, which do you think will be most mechanically
> reliable with regard to the engine, automatic tranz,
> suspension, etc.: Corolla, Civic, Camry, or Accord?


If you really want to keep the car for that long I would
take camry or accord. They will last longer than the
cheaper counterparts, and the cost of owning will be
pretty much the same spread over so many years.
Also - think about the quality of the experience you will
have with bigger, more comfortable cars like camry
or accord over cheaper and smaller civic/corolla.
For me the choice would be simple :-)
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Old 01 Dec 2005, 08:47 pm   #5 (permalink)
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On Thu, 01 Dec 2005 23:23:12 +0000, Built_Well wrote:

> I'm really close to buying either a Corolla or a
> Camry. But the closer I get to making a decision, the
> more I start thinking about the Honda Civic or Accord.
>
> I plan on owning the car for 10 or 15 years. Of
> the four, which do you think will be most mechanically
> reliable with regard to the engine, automatic tranz,
> suspension, etc.: Corolla, Civic, Camry, or Accord?
>
> Thanks for any tips.


LOL! How old are you?

TOyota seems to be going after the aging Baby-Boomer market, whereas Honda
seems to be thinking a little younger.

I like the Matrix, but I also went to look at a Civic Coupe and an Accord
Coupe (I like 2 doors. I'm a big guy and bang my shoulders getting in and
out of 4-doors)

The Civic is a little more sporty, as is the Accord, than their Toyota
counterparts.

Another car I am considering is the Scion tC, sort of a cross between a
Celica and a Camry.


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Old 01 Dec 2005, 09:13 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Pszemol wrote:

> If you really want to keep the car for that long I would
> take camry or accord. They will last longer than the
> cheaper counterparts, and the cost of owning will be
> pretty much the same spread over so many years.
> Also - think about the quality of the experience you will
> have with bigger, more comfortable cars like camry
> or accord over cheaper and smaller civic/corolla.
> For me the choice would be simple :-)


IMO, Corolla and Civic will last just as long and be equally reliable with
proper care. I know people who have put as many miles on those cars as
have been put on Accords and Camrys. The 4-bangers, in particular, of all
4 cars are damn near indestructible.
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Old 01 Dec 2005, 09:19 pm   #7 (permalink)
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On Thu, 01 Dec 2005 19:16:03 -0600, Pszemol wrote:

> "Built_Well" <bw@bbbb.com> wrote in message newsan.2005.12.01.18.12.23.53.3202@bbbb.com...
>> I'm really close to buying either a Corolla or a
>> Camry. But the closer I get to making a decision, the
>> more I start thinking about the Honda Civic or Accord.
>>
>> I plan on owning the car for 10 or 15 years. Of
>> the four, which do you think will be most mechanically
>> reliable with regard to the engine, automatic tranz,
>> suspension, etc.: Corolla, Civic, Camry, or Accord?

>
> If you really want to keep the car for that long I would
> take camry or accord. They will last longer than the
> cheaper counterparts, and the cost of owning will be
> pretty much the same spread over so many years.
> Also - think about the quality of the experience you will
> have with bigger, more comfortable cars like camry
> or accord over cheaper and smaller civic/corolla.
> For me the choice would be simple :-)


You can also still find Civics and Accords made in Japan. You'll have to
hunt, but they are available.

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Old 01 Dec 2005, 10:50 pm   #8 (permalink)
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"Built_Well" <bw@bbbb.com> wrote in message
newsan.2005.12.01.18.12.23.53.3202@bbbb.com...
> I'm really close to buying either a Corolla or a
> Camry. But the closer I get to making a decision, the
> more I start thinking about the Honda Civic or Accord.
>
> I plan on owning the car for 10 or 15 years. Of
> the four, which do you think will be most mechanically
> reliable with regard to the engine, automatic tranz,
> suspension, etc.: Corolla, Civic, Camry, or Accord?
>
> Thanks for any tips.


Either brand you will be happy. I would wait for the 07 Camry's because they
look like the Lexus IS...


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Old 01 Dec 2005, 11:07 pm   #9 (permalink)
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"Built_Well" <bw@bbbb.com> wrote in message
newsan.2005.12.01.18.12.23.53.3202@bbbb.com...
> I'm really close to buying either a Corolla or a
> Camry. But the closer I get to making a decision, the
> more I start thinking about the Honda Civic or Accord.
>
> I plan on owning the car for 10 or 15 years. Of
> the four, which do you think will be most mechanically
> reliable with regard to the engine, automatic tranz,
> suspension, etc.: Corolla, Civic, Camry, or Accord?
>
> Thanks for any tips.


Around here, Hondas are the favored gang vehicle.



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Old 01 Dec 2005, 11:12 pm   #10 (permalink)
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"Pszemol" <Pszemol@PolBox.com> wrote in message
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> "Ray O" <rokigawa@tristarassociatesDOT.com> wrote in message
> news:10a1e$438f8b01$44a4a10d$15637@msgid.meganewss ervers.com...
>> I have heard of both Honda and Camry transmissions failing
>> at around 175,000 miles if they are not serviced properly.

>
> :-) very funny statement...
>
>> I have not heard that problem with Corollas.

>
> So corollas never fail, even if not serviced properly ? :-)


No, any vehicle will last a lot longer if serviced properly although
Corollas seem to have fewer issues with things like noises, transmissions,
suspension parts, etc.. That said, if you want to keep any vehicle for 10
or 15 years, you need to do regular maintenance.
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