Well, let's see: what is the single common element in every response
Hmmmmmmm........all different people, responding to you in the same
way....what element is in common.....let's go back to Sesame Street and
ask it, shall we?
Could it be.....YOU?
My 1995 Honda Accord 4 banger is becoming semi-ancient in years. It hit
81,000 miles today!
This car runs like a top, and so far it is the most reliable car I have
ever owned. Every single thing works, no lights, no funny noises, and
ice-cold A/C. It kind of freaks me out.
It isn't glamorous, but I like it. I can just feel it sipping gas
economically as I drive it down the highway.
Oh yeah, I meant no warning lights, the headlights and other lights work
I have only had the car for a few thousand miles, and I would not expect
it to have a lot of problems considering the mileage, but it seems like
a well-made car, especially considering the current value.
The A/C was entirely replaced the summer before last, it has nearly-new
Pirelli P5's installed with a new alignment, and the timing belt/water
pump job was done at 60K miles in 2008.
It is about due for a tune-up, which two Honda dealerships have
performed regularly for 15 years, and I will probably let them continue
with the excellent service.
This Accord is a pretty nice one to drive while working on the Mazda for
a year or so.
I'm paying only $300.00 for a 2010 Accord EX, including $10/month for
Hondacare. That's USA, you in Canada or anything?
Be sure to use the Honda site or Edmunds.com or something to solicit quotes
from several vendors in the area.
I'm in the US, in the Northeast. The quote I got for a 2010 Honda
Accord EX-L 4 cyl is $374.00 per month for a 3 year 36k mi lease with
1200.00 down. Each 1000 of car value or down payment is equal to about
25-30 dollars from what I understand. So being that the EXL is about
2200.00 more than the EX, that would be about $60.00 more per month,
so my quote might be about 15.00 high. So from what I understand if
the dealer said a car is lets say $239.00 a month with 2500.00 down
and you only want to put 1500.00 down that means the monthly payment
should be around 265.00 per month on a lease.
How much did you put down on your lease to get that 300.00 quote? What
are the terms?
I know some people think leasing is a waste of money, but it works for
some and not for others. Its a preference.
Just to go over the problems I had with my Honda's:
1999 Accord EX V6: transmission brake sensor, replaced 3 times
2002 Civic EX: heater replaced, trunk latch replaced
2005 Accord EX: Console hinge replaced
2008 Accord EX-L: all power lock motors died and replaced, engine
So, you really don't know what the price of the car is, do you?
You think buying a car means getting a monthly lease payment from the
And you're using THAT as the basis for restructuring your investments?
elmo, "al" is the retard that pops up here from time to time seeking
attention, not actual advice. clue: his trying to compare a 24 with a
36 month lease should have been a red flag.
anyway, i suggest we let him fuck off and buy the hyundai - that way we
don't get his dumb ass wasting honda electrons any more.
On Mon, 31 May 2010 16:56:27 -0400, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"
Pretty near. When you're comparing quotes on leases for the same
model, unless someone is playing weird games with residuals or
something, it's all about the monthly. I just get quotes for the same
Honda lease from five dealers, and go with the best ... usually after
some negotiation on my trade-in, the one thing about the Honda leases
is the residuals they quote for buy-out are waaay too high, the dealer
gets a wholesale buyout and can split it with you.
As long as you drive something close to the standard miles and deal
wisely with the residuals, life is simple.
Yes that makes sense. I like leasing, it works for me. I like having a
new car every 3-4 years and not worrying about repairs. I think I'm
going to try your method of going to multiple dealers for a quote on
the same terms.
Well you got lucky or I just got some bad cars! To tell you the
truth, I had 2 Nissans previously and they were more reliable than any
of my Honda's. Same with a Mazda I had. I'm going to weigh all the
details before I make my choice for the next lease. Its not like I
can't afford the Accord. I'm employed, make good money, own a home,
but want to start thinking about retiring comfortably and with all the
shooting I do I can use the extra cash. Ammo's getting really
expensive these days! :)
Have you driven the Hyundai -- as compared with the Civic. From what I
have read the Elantra does not do as well as the Civic. But, Hyundai has
steadily improved their quality and reliability and with the 100k warranty
the price difference for a lease appears compelling. Given some of Honda's
new offerings -- the ugly Crosstour and beaked Acuras -- I am going to keep
my 06 I4 Accord coupe just as long as possible. Another aspect of the
newcomers to the market -- Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata and so forth is what
will those cars be like when they hit 150k. Will they compare with a Honda
at the same mileage. Our 03 Pilot at 96k drives and handles like new.
Since its paid for and is only worth about 7500 on trade or so -- keeping it
makes far more sense.
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