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Old 26 Jun 2008, 05:46 pm
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Default Should I buy a new 2008 Honda Accord EXL or 2008 Honda Civic EXL?

I am undecided about buying these 2 cars. I love the Honda Accord but the Civic gets better gas mileage. Which one should I buy?
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Old 26 Jun 2008, 06:01 pm
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get the accord, its a lot nicer for the money even though the civic is cheaper all you really get is the gas mileage. the rides generally the same
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Old 26 Jun 2008, 06:16 pm
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It depends on what you are looking for. If you need to take more people, go with the Accord. If you want to save money on gas, go With the Civic. Either way, I know for a fact that the powertrain on both is very solid.
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If you're Yao-Ming, you'd probably prefer the Accord over the Civic (although both are not big enough for Yao). If you have three kids, Accord over Civic.Really, it depends on your driving needs. Are you getting EX-L with 6 or 4 banger? if both 4, then Accord might be better deal. If 6, then you have to factor fuel assumption.Personally, I like the Civic better. More style, although it's two-three years older than Accord.
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Old 26 Jun 2008, 07:01 pm
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I have a '05 honda accord ex and it's great on gas.
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Old 26 Jun 2008, 07:16 pm
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I had to decide between the 08 Accord and the 08 Civic as well. (i got the Civic)As far as gas mileage goes, we all know the civic is better on gas. The Civic i have gets about 35mpg average, which is really good. I do mostly highway driving, probably 85% highway, 15% city, so getting about 35mpg is great. Fill ups cost less and on 11 gallons of gas i go as far as my other cars go on around 18 gallons of gas. As far as looks goes, if your buying the Civic EX-L sedan, then i would just say go with the Accord EX-L. To me, and to many people, the Civic sedan has an awkward looking rear end, and the Accord looks a lot more elegant then the Civic sedan. If you don't mind getting a coupe, get a Civic coupe! I love the coupe, i get a lot of compliments on it, it looks great. I do like the look of the Accord coupe, but its not worth the price if you ask me. With rising gas prices today, i'd rather save that money for gasoline. I think most people would, and when the Civic EX-L coupe gets better gas mileage and still looks good, why not? Both are reliable, so in the end it really comes down to what YOU want. Do you want to spend a little more and get less gas mileage, but gain more room. Or do you want to spend less, get better gas mileage, but have less room. If you don't carry more than 3-4 people around all the time, the Civic should be fine. If your often taking 5 people, you probably want the Accord. Either one you go for, you can save a little $$$ by knowing the invoice price (the price the dealer paid) for the car. Civic Coupe Invoice prices: Sedan Invoice prices: Accord Coupe Invoice prices: Accord Sedan Invoice prices: you know the invoice price of the car, you can get a better deal. I would start with maybe just the invoice price when negotiating with the dealer, if they say no go up $200 or so each time. Try not to go way over it, you know the price the dealer got it for, so don't let yourself get ripped off!Good luck on your new car, its a Honda so im sure you'll love its reliability, Civic or Accord you really can't go wrong!
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