Honda quality vs. Toyota?

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Old 30 Mar 2006, 06:08 pm   #1 (permalink)
onehappymadman@yahoo.com
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Default Honda quality vs. Toyota?

First of all, I've never ever driven a Honda, so I cannot speak from
any experience.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of say a Honda Accord vs. the
Camry?

I've heard my co-workers say something about Hondas needing a "valve
job" around every 100,000 miles, but I could be wrong...

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Old 30 Mar 2006, 06:12 pm   #2 (permalink)
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onehappymadman@yahoo.com wrote:
> First of all, I've never ever driven a Honda, so I cannot speak from
> any experience.
>
> What are the advantages and disadvantages of say a Honda Accord vs. the
> Camry?
>
> I've heard my co-workers say something about Hondas needing a "valve
> job" around every 100,000 miles, but I could be wrong...
>

Both are good. Honda is an interference engine. If the timing belt
breaks you may destroy the engine. Toyota has very few belted engines
that are interference type.
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Old 30 Mar 2006, 06:31 pm   #3 (permalink)
onehappymadman@yahoo.com
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tomcas wrote:
> onehappymadman@yahoo.com wrote:
> > First of all, I've never ever driven a Honda, so I cannot speak from
> > any experience.
> >
> > What are the advantages and disadvantages of say a Honda Accord vs. the
> > Camry?
> >
> > I've heard my co-workers say something about Hondas needing a "valve
> > job" around every 100,000 miles, but I could be wrong...
> >

> Both are good. Honda is an interference engine. If the timing belt
> breaks you may destroy the engine. Toyota has very few belted engines
> that are interference type.



Honda's got a belt, not a chain?

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Old 30 Mar 2006, 07:23 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Actually a lot of the new engines are interference. The newer 3MZ-FE
(Camry, Solara, Sienna) is interference and blet-driven, as is the 2UZ-FE
(Tundra). Everything else right now is a chain. I think. Someone will
probably correct me if I'm wrong.

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Old 30 Mar 2006, 08:45 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Hard to believe, but true -- onehappymadman@yahoo.com typed:

>First of all, I've never ever driven a Honda, so I cannot speak from
>any experience.
>
>What are the advantages and disadvantages of say a Honda Accord vs. the
>Camry?
>
>I've heard my co-workers say something about Hondas needing a "valve
>job" around every 100,000 miles, but I could be wrong...


Those were the two vehicles it came down to when my wife and I were
test driving for our next car back in the fall of '04. There were four
reasons we chose the Camry:

1. Quieter -- but just barely so

2 Fit -- sitting in the Camry just felt more natural to us

3. Price -- Toyota had fixed pricing; no dickering required

4. Salesman -- Arlynn Ness at Toyota of Rochester (MN) is the BEST

The overall quality, drive-ability and feel of the cars were pretty
much a dead heat. The Accord had a performance edge until we test
drove the Camry SE model with the bigger V6. Maybe next time we'll
choose an Accord . . . or a completely different car 'cause we're
keeping the Camry at least ten years . . . .

-Don
--
"Ladies and gentlemen take my advice.
Pull down your pants and slide on the ice."

-- Sidney Freedman
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Old 31 Mar 2006, 08:27 am   #6 (permalink)
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I have driven both but older ones and not the latest models. I felt
Accord was more sportier with better suspension but a lil bit louder
inside the car. Camry on the other hand has very soft suspension but
more quiter inside. So better handling in case of Accord. Also Camry is
slightly bigger I mean the trunk. I have a 1999 Camry but my next
purchase will be Accord or something else unless Camry hybrid is just
too good to resist. Also I didnt like the look of camrys ie 2000-2006
models. But the latest 2007 camry looks a lot better. Acoord on the
other hand looks much better almost all the models....
Anyways looks are a personal preference. Good luck with the decision
because I know it can be a difficult one. Ciao!!!!

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Old 31 Mar 2006, 09:04 am   #7 (permalink)
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Yep.


<onehappymadman@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> tomcas wrote:
>> onehappymadman@yahoo.com wrote:
>> > First of all, I've never ever driven a Honda, so I cannot speak from
>> > any experience.
>> >
>> > What are the advantages and disadvantages of say a Honda Accord vs. the
>> > Camry?
>> >
>> > I've heard my co-workers say something about Hondas needing a "valve
>> > job" around every 100,000 miles, but I could be wrong...
>> >

>> Both are good. Honda is an interference engine. If the timing belt
>> breaks you may destroy the engine. Toyota has very few belted engines
>> that are interference type.

>
>
> Honda's got a belt, not a chain?
>



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Old 31 Mar 2006, 09:06 am   #8 (permalink)
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A buddy has an old Accord. It has around 250k on it. It probably needs
some engine work now.


<onehappymadman@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> First of all, I've never ever driven a Honda, so I cannot speak from
> any experience.
>
> What are the advantages and disadvantages of say a Honda Accord vs. the
> Camry?
>
> I've heard my co-workers say something about Hondas needing a "valve
> job" around every 100,000 miles, but I could be wrong...
>



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Old 31 Mar 2006, 09:24 am   #9 (permalink)
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We have both in our family. My son has an '04 Camry SE 2.4 engine. I have
an '04 Accord EX with a 2.4 engine. Both engines are chain driven double
overhead cam engines. Both cars are absolutley trouble free in 2 and a
half years of driving. Performance is very close on these cars, But my son
and I both agree my Honda holds a very slight handling edge. But, it is
also a little noisier. As far as a Honda needing a valve job at 100,000
miles--- I dont think so. I think it is a matter of preference rather than
if one is better than the other. Both are excellent cars and both will last
a long time.
Scott

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Old 31 Mar 2006, 10:39 am   #10 (permalink)
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zonie, 3/31/2006, 10:24:12 AM,
<7a040e16aafc40d965a83fc97863c043@localhost.talkab outautos.com> wrote:

> We have both in our family. My son has an '04 Camry SE 2.4 engine. I
> have an '04 Accord EX with a 2.4 engine. Both engines are chain
> driven double overhead cam engines. Both cars are absolutley trouble
> free in 2 and a half years of driving. Performance is very close on
> these cars, But my son and I both agree my Honda holds a very slight
> handling edge. But, it is also a little noisier. As far as a Honda
> needing a valve job at 100,000 miles--- I dont think so. I think it
> is a matter of preference rather than if one is better than the
> other. Both are excellent cars and both will last a long time.
> Scott


Which one is the better people carrier? That is what they were
designed for, right?
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