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Re: Honda Vs Toyota
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2012, 10:35:36 PM »
The first car that I bought with my own money was a '89 Toyota Camry.  It was wonderful!  I'm sure it'd still be running today if my sister didn't total it.  These days I drive a VW, but I can speak very highly of Toyota.

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Re: Honda Vs Toyota
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2012, 12:42:01 AM »
Toyota, Toyota, Toyota! Nearly all the cars my family members have owned over the past thirty-three years have been Toyota or Honda, and every time, the Toyotas outshine the Hondas.

Hondas in general seem to have weak air-conditioning systems--every single Honda I've driven has frequent heating/cooling problems, often needing to be repaired every year or every other year. Meanwhile, all of our Toyotas have gone the better part of a decade without ever needing anything more than having the fluid changed.

Hondas also seem to have pretty weak brakes compared to other cars I've driven, Toyota or otherwise. I've heard more recent models of Honda have better brakes, but still not up to par with Toyota models or my boyfriend's Hyundai.

And in general, I've noticed that Hondas seem to need servicing a lot more than the family's Toyotas. Our last Toyota went over five years without needing any repairs other than regular maintenance. On our Hondas, it seems like something breaks every year.

I'm driving a Honda right now, and I can't wait to get something else. The only reason I've owned more than one Honda in my life is because I've gotten them all as gifts from relatives who were buying better cars--usually Toyotas (it's a huge family, so lots of cars trade hands). It says a lot to me about Toyota's reliability that no one has ever given me an old Toyota, because they never get rid of them! XD Those things run forever.
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Re: Honda Vs Toyota
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2012, 03:45:02 AM »
In high school my first car was an '87 Honda Accord hatchback (and at the time I got my license when I was 16, it was already an 8-year old car).  I LOVED that car.  When I got it, it already had around 50K miles on it.  I then took it to Utah for college, and it ran great in the snow (and it was a stick shift).  When I graduated I took it back to California with me.  By that time it had over 100,000 miles on it, and the only thing I had ever needed to do to it besides the normal maintenance was replace the battery .  I never had any problems with the AC - it always ran great and ran cold.  My mom though was paranoid about it because of all the miles and the age of the vehicle, so I ended up getting a 99 Jeep Cherokee.  But to this day I still miss my Honda.  Now I drive a 2008 Mazda CX-9 and I loooooooooove it!  (My husband and I have 4 kids, and I refuse to drive a minivan, so the CX-9 was the perfect choice).

My dad has had Hondas as well.  His first was an '84 Honda Accord that he drove until my brother totaled it in 1993.  Then he bought a brand-new Honda Accord then.  He drove that until recently (sold it to my brother 2 years ago who needed a car pretty badly), and it has never had any problems. 
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Re: Honda Vs Toyota
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2012, 05:27:44 PM »
None of the above?

Im increcibly sensitive to international car makes because of whats happened in the past with us.  Wont get into details though, this isnt the place for it <3

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Re: Honda Vs Toyota
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2012, 11:54:31 PM »
It's really tough to choose between the two! I have owned a Honda Civic, but now own a Scion XB (its made by Toyota)

The Civic was a wonderful car! It was excellent on gas and it never gave me a lick of trouble. Unfortunately the car was totaled back in 2009 (someone hit me and that was it). It had 90K miles on it, and I'm sure if it hadn't been wrecked, I would still own it. It ran like a champ!

So after the accident, thats when I purchased my Scion. I get discounts on Toyota vehicles because of where I work, so it came out to be considerably less expensive than purchasing a new Civic. I really do love my Scion! It's fun to drive, not nearly as good on gas, but it came with a lot of nice features that were standard, and I feel safe driving it.

And also I'd like to throw in Nissan, I had a Nissan pickup when I was a teenager and it was wonderful.

But, as with any vehicle, take good care of it, and it will take good care of you! Regular maintenance goes a long way.

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Re: Honda Vs Toyota
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2012, 01:39:25 AM »
I have never owned either, my personal car is a 1986 mercedes benz 300sdl, diesel they run forever! I have herd good things about toyota though
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Re: Honda Vs Toyota
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2012, 11:23:06 AM »
My mom drives a 2006 Toyota Corolla. I don't believe she's had to have any work done on it other than routine stuff and she had the rear bumper replaced after someone smashed into it at a parking lot. It's a really nice car. Her only complaint about it is there's no trunk release button on the keychain. Before she got it, we had been using my brother's 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder which had a little keychain remote thing that could lock and unlock the doors with one button and open the trunk with the other. We got so used to it, that we really missed having that when she got her Corolla.

Before she got her Corolla, my mom had a 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage which my brother ran a huge amount of miles on it and ended up getting it in several accidents. It was a really nice car, it just couldn't hold up after all the miles and accidents it had been in. I think the worst car she had was a Pontiac Grand Am. We had one for like 5 years or so and it always needed work done. In the end, it needed something like $1,000 worth of work done on it, so we just got rid of it at that point and got the Mirage. When I was a kid, we had a Ford Escort and that thing lasted over 10 years. It had tons of miles on it since we used to travel between Michigan and Illinois, but it still ran beautifully. We only got rid of it in the end because we needed more room. That tiny car was fine when we were all small, but trying to shove all of us in the backseat together became an issue later.

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Re: Honda Vs Toyota
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2012, 09:44:38 PM »
My parents have owned both and honestly, I think they are both great.

This I have had both and love both, would have gotten another Honda but could not afford and love my Yaris.  In fact hubby liked mine so much when he had to get a new vehicle he got one too.  So we are now a two Yaris house hold and love passing gas stations by.
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