2007-2011 Toyota Camry or 2008-2012 Honda Accord?

Desicions, Desicions... Just don't want to make the wrong desicion to the point where i regret it.

I have been researching for the past 3 months on what my next car will be. So far I narrowed it down to the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord. I currently own a 2005 Accord and love it to pieces, but there are a few things that i know Toyota has to offer. I am searching for a new car at the end of the year and need some help, advice, and/or input on which car to choose.

Toyota cars nowadays are much more reliable than Honda cars are, but was that the same during the 2007-2012 era? What are some things to consider if I decide to buy another Honda (2008-2012) and same if I decide to buy a Toyota (2007-2011)? Who would you pick and why? I don't mind staying with Honda, but at the same time is there a reason as to why people buy Camrys? Which car will have more maintenance issues in the long run?

Seems like a lot I know, but just curious as to what people think. haha!

Comments
No. 1-4
gutley
gutley

I like the Toyota myself, however, Honda is great too. When working on them, I preferred Toyota over Honda. Honda is very tight tolerate, and have less space to work on. Toyota seem to be easier to work on.

Techsus
Techsus

Loyal Toyota owner here since 1986. Did that Honda have an automatic transmission? Watching Scotty's videos, you're surely aware of the "weak" Honda automatic tranny. Even if you could find a manual transmission Accord, still the Camry is the high road to take here. There is a REASON that "for the last 17 years (except in 2001), the Camry has been the best-selling sedan in the United States. 2nd thing to keep in mind as you buy your "new" Camry: it's the "most-expensive best-selling sedan in the US" proving that longterm & overall value determines how well a car sells. Change your oil on-schedule to join the Kilmerist Klub by taking your Camry to 400,000 or 500,000-mi. Enjoy. P.S. Pay the extra few pennies like I do, and use OEM Toyota parts for your (infrequent) repairs. Genuine Toyota sells on Amazon.

cjgraham6716
cjgraham6716

@ScottyKilmer Thank You so much for the reply Scotty! I was starting to lean more towards the Camry anyway, just needed the input from an honest, experienced mechanic! Is there anything in particular that I should know in advance about this generation Camry? Like oil consumption, brake wear, etc..

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

Editor

get the camry

Stories