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Honda Vs Toyota: Which Is Better? (Office Total War)

There is a big war going on right now in my office.

Its honda vs toyota.

A colleague is at loss as to which car to buy between the following good: Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, both v6 and 2005 model.

Please guys which should he go for. Its almost 50-50 right now at the office.

Thanks.

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It will not be fair to expect on car to win at every level.

For ruggedness Toyota wins but for sophistication Honda wins

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Honda VTEC,,,memories, Toyota 05 is too boring in looks , Honda is better... U want a drivers car, buy honda, u want "me too" car , buy toyota....

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ikenna,

that is exactly the point isn't it? a car basically should take you from point a to point b. but what if that car keeps having issues like gearbox 'd4' sign on the dashboard? can it then take you where you want to go? what use is a car with fancy bells and whistles which sits on the mechanic's shed 90% of the time? think about it because that's what you get with most hondas when their gearbox start acting up!

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[font= Arial Narrow]^^I am a grown woman. I do what I want. This is a forum, the reply button still works right? Ok.[/font]

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Honda all the way. I own 4 models right now, Civic, Pilot, Odyssey and Accord. They even call me Honda Man and I driven all Honda models till date.

They are cost effective and I have never had any problem with them.Till date, I have not changed anything from them.

Any day I have to spend huge amount on car will be its end in my compound.

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@ Poster:

Compare this http://www.carcomplaints.com/Honda/Accord/2005/index.shtml

and this http://www.carcomplaints.com/Toyota/Camry/2005/index.shtml

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So far the pole is tilting towards Honda. But is really truly that Hondas are very susceptible to theft? Someone said their keys open one another.

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i ve used a toyota and a honda and can boldly say toyota comes no way near honda in terms of form,function and aesthetics.I love my 2005 V6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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From your above response, your choice isn't to do with reliability. Seems you're more likely to buy Toyota, simply due to Brand Loyalty.

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My dear go for TOYOTA and you will never regret it.When buying a car you must consider the maintenance cost as well.I use a toyota camry and i just had to change my gear box for just 30,000 naira.A Honda gear box costs well over 120,000 naira and they are peculiar with gear box issues.Be wise.

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Better drive experience or no, i will still choose Toyota any day! you dont just see toyotas by the road side with their front wheels separated!but hondas?

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I Think the Honda is much more better when it come to style, uniqueness, comfort, design, luxury and name it. The Camry is also good but toyota is very rigid as in most of their cars look same in design n shape. The durability of a car depends on the driver and maintenance policy of the owner. The Honda fits all ages but camry, looks more for retired civil servants.

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@ Poster,

Incase you or your friend still cannot decide on whether to buy a Honda or Camry, then i will advise you look into Acura. Now that is one rugged ride that you will be so pleased you bought. I have being driving mine a 2001 model for over a year now, without any issues, except for a power steering part i had to change, aside that, with regular servicing and proper maintenance, its being a smooth drive all the way.

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TOYOTA IS FAR MORE BETTER THAN HONDA

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Recall or no recall, with a Toyota, you can never be wrong!

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Toyota Gud Thinking Gud Product,

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TOYOTA est fantastique

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abeg f~uck bimmer,

f~uck.honda

f~cuk, emm, toyota except the 2007-2010 camry all other toyota's are fake

the car i can kill for

is rite here

ALL MECEDEZ BRANDS STATING FROM THE 190

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Men, Toyota is as rugged as a Nokia phone, Honda is as sleek as a Samsung phone.

I owned a 1996 Toyota, lost it in a car accident and later owned a Honda Baby Boy. Men, I still miss the camry. The A/C is more powerful, the ruggedness is superior to Honda. I always did a wheel balancing and alignment on the Honda, every so often, unlike the Toyota.

Men, Toyota has always been my ideal car. But that Big Daddy, the designer should be hanged, so disapppointing!

Honda has always beaten Toyota in design since 2001, though; which is unfortunate considering that people go more for style than ruggedness these days. Buy Toyota should be the preffered car on Nigerian roads.

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you can't really compare accords to camrys, honda's PERFORM better, camry's just take you from A to B, just like a dishwasher

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Andrew Ganz

Park a white, four-cylinder 2010 Toyota Camry LE in your garage next to a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS or a Porsche Cayman S and don’t be surprised if the neighbors start wondering if you’re bipolar.

Maybe the Camry is your wife’s car. Or your grandmother’s.

But with close to half a million sold annually in the United States, Camrys are daily transportation for just about every type of buyer: The young, the old, and the somewhere in between, not to mention the automotive enthusiast, the vehicular ambivalent and the casual car fan.

No other car on offer in North America has such mass appeal as the Camry, and with a revised 2010 model just now making its way to showrooms, we decided it was time to take an in-depth look at the most mainstream of Main Street America Camrys

How does it look?

Wallflowers will delight in the Camry’s rather anonymous looks. Inevitably, with around 425,000 sold last year, the Camry isn’t the kind of car that induce double-takes and stares of admiration from the public. Our test car’s LE trim level represents the volume Camry model, which makes it all the more ubiquitous.

Simple and mostly cohesive, the Camry’s shape is hardly inoffensive. Toyota continues to play it safe with the 2010 model. Look closely and you’ll find that the grille is a little different and the tail lamps have been updated, but that’s it. Our tester was dressed up a little, but not much, by a set of optional 16-inch alloy wheels

Over the years, the Camry has gone from crisply-toned minimalist to a jellybean shape that’s a little too bulbous for our tastes. We’d like to see Toyota get a little more daring with the next-generation model. Hot Fusion sales have indicated that a polarizing design element, like the Gillette-style three-bar chrome grille,very boring

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i think the moderator should add a POLL

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TOYOTA IS LIKE NOKIA MADE, ALL THE WAY TOYOTA IS THE BEST

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All the sentimental Honda fans here are fake peeps.

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Honda is the Best, Check the car interior, check the shape, guy check the engine. Honda na A1

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The only thing i like about the camry is the quietness. It has a very quiet ride and the a/c fans are perfect. Apart from that nothing else.

A honda accord handles better than a camry. And that whats i go for when i buy a car. This latest camry is just an overrated one. It just screams and remains motionless. Kai thats a very bad product.

For me, i will first look at what honda has before considering toyotas

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Or better yet by the Pontiac G8 GXP and leave both the Maxima and Accord in dust with 340 hp v8 engine/heavy duty 6 speed manual and full 4 pipe exhaust system, you can play cat and mouse with FRSC bikes.US only send me a check, I will buy one for you.

this car loves to eat BMW 5 series for breakfast, except the M5

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this argument may never end, it is like comparing a Bimmer to a Benz. well i still prefer a Bimmer anyway

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bros i would like to counter ur statement, i regularly drive to PH, cos i love driving long distance, i use to do it with my previous car a toyota corolla 2006. well i discovered when i try to go over 140 km/h u stop feeling the car it is as if u r flying, so i am forced to be on 120km/h all the time.

i did the same trip with my new 2007 EOD accord. average speed was 150km/h and u could still feel the energy to go up to 180km but trust naija roads.

if u work in VI and drive during rainy seasons u would know that after u swim water with ur car u would change shock in one week. i changed shock on my toyota 3 times in one year cos of flooding thats why i sold the car.

i have swam the same river in front of my office with my EOD and no strange sounds yet.

toyota is a fantastic car but a Honda is a wonderful car. it talks to u when u r on the road u might even be tempted to race a bimmer when u r in a HONDA.

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@ harakiri,

hate to disagree with you, but its a merc that rules,

the pix you posted is a "concept car", not yet in production

google up s600 v12 and compare with the bmw750, den tell mi the difference

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depends on your year range

2003 and below, go for a toyota camry

2005 and above, go for a honda

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I dont know where you were looking, but i see a lot of 90-93 Toyota Camry models around. In Nigeria you probably wouldn't find them so much around Lagos, but go to the rural areas, you will count 7 of it before you see 1 90s honda. My friend in Lagos sold his to a man from Ogbomosho, according to him, the rural people find it more rugged than any other brand of same year for their transportation.

Besides they are so good that many of its owners do not wish to dispose them off, at best they keep it as their second car.

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I agree. I've never understood the odd craze for the Toyota Camry, which at best is more suited to commercial use, i.e taxi cabs.

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^^ Me sef o, I use a wheelbarrow, I have been trying hard to get a bicycle even if na Aba made

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I'm highly surprised many many people are going for Honda here. I use Honda, but I have been dying to have Toyota.

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The average age of Camry buyers is 52, which is about 10 years older than Honda and Nissan buyers, at least in the US.

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Till date, i am yet you understand what young Nigerian men see in Toyota Camry! In other countries, people who drives Toyota's (especially the Camry and Avalon) are elderly people above 55 years of age but here in this country, you will see young guys talking about Camry as if it's a Porsche.It always beats my imagination. The difference is very clear :

HONDA

(1)Well detailed exterior

(2)Purposely designed interior

(3)Looks good and gets in anywhere

(4)Best driven by 25-45 year olds.

TOYOTA

(1)Senseless exterior design

(2)The only asset the interior possesses are the CD player and optional leather seats which are normal requirements of a luxury sedean.

(3)Nothing special about it.When you see a Camry, one word comes to mind. . .DUMB! ! !

(4)Meant to be driven by 46 - dead year olds.

Personally, i prefer Nissan.

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Its got to be Toyota Jor!

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99% OF ANY CAR YOU SEE WITH A PULL OUT OR BENT TYRE DUE TO DEFECTIVE SUSPENSION AND BALL JOINTS ARE HONDA!, I KEEP ASKING WHY?, WHY?, WHY?, WHY?, WHY?, I HAVE A COROLLA 2005 MODEL, FOR 3 YEARS, IT HAS NEVER GONE TO A MECHANIC, AND I HAVE USED IT EVERY DAY FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS, WITH LOTS OF 1000KM TRAVELS IN BETWEEN

MEN ITS TOYOTA, GOOD PRODUCT, GOOD THINKING

LAST LINE:, Back in the days, i used 3 different types of Mbenz, and gusee what all the benz mechanics know me by all my names!, but now, Taiye, Kunle, Emeka etc all my ex mechanics don't see my shadow again, PLS GO FOR TOYOTA = RELIABILTY + EFFICIENCY

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for that year? 2005

the Honda EOD is far far better?

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I own a really cool honda, both my father and father-in-law own Toyota's- 2009 Camry and 2010 Avensis.

BUT My Wife and I still lust after the TOYOTA- They are simply more RUGGED.

Fashi posing, on Naija roads rock your Honda Abuja- Lagos twice come back and tell us your experience.

As the elders say "wetin old man dey see when e siddon, "

Finally when gra gra finish you will confess, as small pikin dey talk- "When I grow up I will buy a Toyota"

Anyday anytime- "TOYOTA est fantastique"

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For 2005, everything else being equal, the Honda will probably be a better buy. But for the latest models, the Camry is a better buy.

@Siena – Toyota is actually more innovative than Honda if you include their respective luxury brands. Acura which is the same as Honda has the worst line up of almost any tier 2 brand.

At least, Lexus which is a Toyota still competes with other tier 1 brands. I won’t buy a Lexus but at least they have the LS, GS, IS and the LFA to keep other brands on their toes.

Acura as a company needs to get re-organized and all their designers fired! They only have one new car that is worth mentioning and that’s the MDX. Even Honda’s line up till date only includes 1 interesting car, and that’s the S2000. The S2000 is an engineering marvel based on the horsepower/liter and the RPM.

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@ poster!!!

HOOOOOOONNNNNNNNDDDDDDDDAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

NAIJA PEEPS WE TOO DEY LIE 4 NOTHING, NA POOR MAN DEY COMPLAIN SAY BEER BITTER, FUEL ECONOMY MY BUTT

y buy a car dat would not make me cool amongst peeps dat any Toyota can give no matter d model compared to its Honda comtemporary

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@Kabukabu,  pls downplay ur sentiments about Honda a little bit,   Let's just leave it that Honda is flashy and Toyota are more fuel efficient and Total Returns on it's Investment is much more better.   I have bought both cars from brand new and could categorized the above facts.  I still drive MDX, Accord and Camry.

Ask any dealer in the house, even at auction site here in USA, the camry's are still more expensive to their Accord counterpart.

FYI - Honda only surpassed Toyota as best sedan in 2001, 2009 and 2010  based on d last 10yrs.         check ur source.

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Take it easy,brother, Bank tellers drive Mercedes C classes in the US not angels, chukwumerije

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Toyota faces an age issue, being seen as the Buick of the Asian brands. "Younger consumers are going through a phase of 'Not my father's Camry' just as the 1970s and 1980s youth market went through the 'Not my father's Oldsmobile,'" noted the CNW report. The average age of Camry drivers is 48, compared to Hyundai's 39. The report went on: "Younger consumers see Toyota as a brand for older drivers

Park a white, four-cylinder 2010 Toyota Camry LE in your garage next to a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS or a Porsche Cayman S and don’t be surprised if the neighbors start wondering if you’re bipolar.

Maybe the Camry is your wife’s car. Or your grandmother’s.

But with close to half a million sold annually in the United States, Camrys are daily transportation for just about every type of buyer: The young, the old, and the somewhere in between, not to mention the automotive enthusiast, the vehicular ambivalent and the casual car fan.

No other car on offer in North America has such mass appeal as the Camry, and with a revised 2010 model just now making its way to showrooms, we decided it was time to take an in-depth look at the most mainstream of Main Street America Camrys.

What is it?

It’s hard to drive a city block without encountering at least one Camry, the best selling sedan in America. Toyota’s solution for middle America, the Camry came out of nowhere in the early 1990s to unseat Ford and General Motors’ offerings by serving up a healthy dose of the refinement and reliability that was lacking in contemporary domestic offerings.

Now halfway through its seventh generation, the Camry has been custom-tailored for the North American market. A mild update for 2010 gives it a new base powertrain and a light refresh outside.

What’s it up against?

Camry slots into the most competitive segment in America: The midsize sedan arena. While the rivals are numerous, only a handful of cars really compete for market share. Hailing from the Motor City, the heavily revised 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan pose a serious threat as they continue to gain market share. But don’t discount cross-town rival General Motors’ Chevrolet Malibu, which impressed us earlier this

updated Kia Optima.

Any breakthroughs?

For 2010, the Camry gains a new 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine. Putting out 169 horsepower in base LE and upscale XLE trim levels, it adds another 10 ponies for the vaguely sport-oriented SE trim. A six-speed automatic brings things into the second decade of the 21st century, although the ever-important highway fuel economy rating of 32 mpg trails the 34 mpg rating of a similarly equipped Fusion.

Outside, Camry gained a mid-cycle refresh that will really only go noticed by current owners.

How does it look?

Wallflowers will delight in the Camry’s rather anonymous looks. Inevitably, with around 425,000 sold last year, the Camry isn’t the kind of car that induce double-takes and stares of admiration from the public. Our test car’s LE trim level represents the volume Camry model, which makes it all the more ubiquitous.

Simple and mostly cohesive, the Camry’s shape is hardly inoffensive. Toyota continues to play it safe with the 2010 model. Look closely and you’ll find that the grille is a little different and the tail lamps have been updated, but that’s it. Our tester was dressed up a little, but not much, by a set of optional 16-inch alloy wheels.

Over the years, the Camry has gone from crisply-toned minimalist to a jellybean shape that’s a little too bulbous for our tastes. We’d like to see Toyota get a little more daring with the next-generation model. Hot Fusion sales have indicated that a polarizing design element, like the Gillette-style three-bar chrome grille, don’t keep buyers

on the inside?

Unchanged since its 2007 model year launch, the Camry’s interior is probably one of its biggest selling points. Though not feature laden and hardly groundbreaking in terms of its design, it’s a quiet, serene place to whittle away the miles. Tall, chair-like seats clearly designed for American-style girth and convenient controls combine with carefully-assembled, quality-feeling materials. Add in a roomy rear seat and great visibility and you can start to see why so many Americans feel comfortable at the wheel of a Camry.

Just don’t expect anything approaching a luxurious, coddling experience. There are few “oooh, ahhh” features beyond the electroluminescent gauges and power driver’s seat, especially when you factor in our press fleet test car’s $24,125 price tag.

Our only complaints stem from some of the materials choices. While little feels inappropriate for the list price, the silver-painted plastic trim is susceptible to scratches from everyday use, while the felt-like cloth upholstery is bound to be a shocker when winter rolls around.

But does it go?

The 2.5-liter four, an enlarged version of the outgoing 2.4-liter, now with variable valve timing, provides decent pickup above about 2,000 rpm, though it’s pretty lazy up until that point. Fairly smooth at idle and in typical around-town driving, it makes a little bit of a booming racket as it approaches the 4,100 rpm torque peak.

Its 169-horsepower and 167 lb-ft. of torque ratings are pretty much par for the class, while the six-speed automatic puts it in fairly elite company. That transmission shifted smoothly and accurately in around-town driving, though like in the Fusion and Malibu, it was quick to kick down into fifth for highway passing. It features a sport mode and up and down shift manual-style capabilities. Slow to respond to upshift and downshift taps of the lever and unwilling to shift beyond fourth gear in sport mode, the transmission is best left in drive.

Our tester’s Michelin tires were designed for long

32 highway expect.

Why you would buy it

You have no inclination to stand out from the crowd and your three previous Camrys have served you well.

Why you wouldn’t

You test drove some of the Camry’s more dynamic, but still comfortable competition.

Leftlane’s bottom line

Certainly one of the least-exciting vehicles on the road, the Camry’s appeal lies in its ability to do just about everything pretty darn well. It’s the kind of car that you won’t miss when you trade it in, but you won’t hate during the time you own it. It will almost certainly start every morning and get you to work drama-free for over 100,000 miles.

For years, this was all buyers could ask for. But with the revised Ford Fusion, not to mention the Hyundai Sonata, offering either a better driving experience or more features for thousands of hard-earned dollars less, the Camry’s outlook isn’t quite as bright as it was. We encourage Toyota to take way more chances on its next model – the Camry’s ability to sell based on its reputation can’t last forever.

2010 Toyota Camry LE base price, $21,900. As tested, $24,125.

Alloy wheels, $410; Moonroof, $890; Floormats, $200; Destination, $725.

Words and photos by Andrew Ganz Leftlane.com

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Some people have come here to say the Toyota lasts longer. I would like you guys to look at the 1991 Honda Accord versus its Camry counterpart. I bet you see more of the Accords than the Camrys these days.

Toyota is over rated. The Honda Accord is far better.

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