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Old 20 Jul 2010, 10:16 am
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Default whats better choice Accord LX or Altima 2.5S?

Which 2010 car (between altima 2.5S and accord LX neither come with any additonal options, just base) would you choose to buy and why if you can get them both for the same exact price.

I'd like to know pros and cons of each vehicle. biggest difference i've found is the CVT transmission mission in altima versus a traditional one in accord. from what i've read online, either you love the CVT or hate it. HP is relatively the same in both models, altima posts a slightly higher mpg and has intelligent key (really don't care about that or the push button start, not a big deal). So from any owners out there, whats your advice/input.

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Old 20 Jul 2010, 10:31 am
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both are really good cars, but the Altima is rear wheel drive. it's a better handling car than the Accord, but you may have some issues in the winter depending on where you live. if it were me, I'd buy the Honda because I've never gone wrong with one.
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Old 20 Jul 2010, 10:46 am
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The new Nissan Altima is the old Nissan Maxima. They changed it a few years ago and basically its the same car.

My buddy has driven a 1997 Nissan Maxima for 289,000 Miles and hasn't had to replace anything major.

Just some regular services and changing the oil every 3000-5000 miles has kept this car running smooth.He does always use premium and its still a good car.

Given the history of his car, Its a little sporty and designed to last about 350,000 miles. What more could you ask for when considering this vehicle?

I cannot speak much for a Honda. My mom drives a old 1998 Honda Odessy van and it runs fine.

Both are good choices and quality are fine. The Altima is a little more fun and sporty then the Honda. Its all about personal taste and which one you like more.
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Old 20 Jul 2010, 11:16 am
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Accord LX will hold it's value over the Nissan.

Altima 2.5S has a little more HP over the honda.
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The Altima and the Accord basically have the same characteristics in terms on the engines, only the altima has 2 less horse power but gets one more mile to the gallon. They both have straight 4's. The only major difference is the trans. You could probably get 0-60 quicker with the altima because it doesnt take the time to shift, but then again, youd probably burn more gas to do it. I would go and test drive each one for the performance and the feel.


The Accord and altima both have 6 speaker sound, but the accord features 160 watts standard.But the accord comes with a voice recognized gps.
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Old 20 Jul 2010, 11:46 am
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Never driven an Altima. I recently bought a 92 Accord LX to fix up and give to my younger sibling. It has a 192,000 on it. I REALLY like it. I am 6'8" tall and I have plenty of room in it. It is a 4 door as well. I have replaced all of the suspension, steering and axle componets only for fear that they will someday go bad, and I will not be near enough to help with repairs, otherwise if I was driving it, I would have waited to replace them. It is a 4 banger, with a stick. Plenty of pep even for a 2.2L. If was going to buy a newer car, I would go with an Accord, with a stick. Some people can't or don't want the hassel of shifting, and would rather opt for a CVT. Not myself. Also front wheel drive is alot better in the snow. I know because I have driven alot of vehicles with rear wheel drive in the midwestern winters. Side note: I see alot more Maxima's in the junk yard than I see Accord's.
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Old 20 Jul 2010, 12:01 pm
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I've always been a Honda person but...

I think the Altima is a bit more powerful, a bit more fun to drive, and a bit more economical. I don't know how they compare on cost of repairs and cost of insurance. I would favor the Altima if it is quieter which from what I have read may also be true. However, the Altima has less rear seat headroom if that's important to you.

It is a matter of your own priorities.

Personally, I prefer stick shift.
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I go for Honda Accord. Its got better style, both interior and exterior, better engine performance, better fuel economy and higher re sale value than Nissan Altima. Hope this help!
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