Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by Gen5_EG, Apr 19, 2005.
any thoughts on which one is better to get? Thinking of getting one of these soon.
both are great cars but i prefer the accord it looks more sportier than the solara but solaras are pretty damn nice too tough choice
go for the accord get my vote
but if you dont wanna drive a honda.... get the solara
I would vote for Honda.. I like the style better
Accord looks nicer, but has transmission issues.
Are the 05's having tranny issues? I thought it was just the older (~00-03 pre new body style change) ones. Either way I had my 00 Accord for years with no issues.
tranny issues ? meh
I had a '01. Dad now has it. The tranny went out on me on my way to my final, I managed to make it off the freeway redlining in 2nd gear, get home to get another car and still made it to my final on time.
My uncle's mother-in-law has a '03-04 (newer body) and her tranny went out as well. Kind of a bad omen if you ask me, two fucked up Accords in the same family. So instead of getting another accord, I got a Scion tC instead.
edit: Feels like the tranny is going to give again soon. Guess Honda didn't do that good of a job replacing the blown one.
thats just bad luck
It was a known issue that Honda did nothing about. They extended the warranty, but could have easily done a recall instead. I could have been seriously fucked up by getting rear ended when the car wouldn't go any higher than 2nd gear on the freeway. Mind you that the normal crusing speed in California is 70-75.
i was referring to it happening more than once.
Oh. Honda is still at fault.
I mean, it's not like you can beat on an automatic. So I don't understand why the hell it would give like that.
So...what's the verdict on the 05's? How's the manual trans?
I was thinking about getting one of these....
my buddy picked up his 05 sedan V6 EX yesterday. its pretty fucking awesome
too bad you cant get the manual in the sedan V6. but for the coupe, the 6spd is fucking slick.
Be different. Get the Solara, it looks classier
That's what I was thinking....
Are these the only two cars that you're looking at? What is your price range?
classier = weird wavy lines around the body, ugly ass that looks like a wannabe sc430, then ok.
If you're gonna get the 6spd, then definitely get the accord. If you're gonna get an auto, then it doesn't really matter which one you get.
Have you not read what I said about the Accord's automatic transmission?
Looking to spend around $27,000 or so on this......and has to be auto.....I would like to have a coupe.
for 27k, you're almost in g35 territory... just do it!
what about the TSX, TL, IS300???
TSX isn't really in the same class. The TL suffers same problems as accord. IS300 is same price as g35 and not as nice as g35.