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Old 21 Apr 2010, 10:46 am
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Default New Honda Accord vs Used Bmw?

Should I buy a certified pre owned bmw 528i that is about two years old with about 20,000 miles on it or a brand new fully loaded accord with a v6 engine?
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 11:01 am
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While costs may be similar at the onset, the (US) Accord will be more reliable in the long run. If you like to change your own oil and do your own maintenance, you will find that parts (filters, etc.) for the BMW are only available from the dealer (so, you will have to be sure to live near one). Sportiness is a factor, as the BMW is rear-wheel drive, but the Honda is front-wheel drive. If you need to drive in snow at any point, this makes a major difference.































The BMW will likely be more refined, as far as interior road/engine noise goes, though it has an inline 6 rather than a V6. It is significantly more difficult to be 'cool' in the Accord, just because of the badge. Personally, I'm a fan of the Accord V6 coupe's looks, and it's available with a 6-speed manual and more 'sporty' suspension, but I acknowledge that over 200 bhp in a front-wheel-drive car without a limited-slip differential is more decorative than anything else.































All this to say: if it were my money, I'd go for the Accord and would plan to spend less of my life at the menders.
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 11:16 am
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buy a new car if you can afford it. used cars are a gamble.
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 11:31 am
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Ever You ever owned a new car before? The money You'll lose in depreciation is very disappointing. I bought a new car in 2003, never again. I'd have the beemer, with the m sport kit ideally.
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 11:46 am
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For solid, reliable, and cost effective transportation you can't go wrong with the Accord. However, I would never buy a new car. Your biggest chunk of depreciation occurs in the first 3 years. Buy an Accord that has just come off lease and is now 3 years old. We've had 2 that went well over 250,000 miles with no major issues. Remember the Accord timing belt needs to be changed every 90-100,000 miles.
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 12:01 pm
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Why buy somebody else's problem when you can get a brand new car? I'd buy a Honda/Acura over a BMW anytime.
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 12:16 pm
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You also should compare car insurance quotes for cars before buying one, for example here - carquotes.fateback.com
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 12:31 pm
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Well both are great cars that i both have. For the BMW, 2 year old car seems to be looking and running like new, and for the Honda Accord, there is no problem if its new coz im sure it will be running well coz its a good quality car. The things to consider maybe is the maintenance, repair and the cost of labor and insurance between these 2 cars. Of course BMW will be more in these aspects. But nevertheless, its up to you to decide which will you buy, both are great cars, reliable and have a good performance engine. Hope this help!
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