Trying to decide between 2020 Accord vs Camry. I'm trying to help my mother decide what new car to buy. Last car was a Ford Fusion. We're trying to decide between 2020 Toyota Camry and 2020 Honda…

john42

Trying to decide between 2020 Accord vs Camry.

I'm trying to help my mother decide what new car to buy. Last car was a Ford Fusion. We're trying to decide between 2020 Toyota Camry and 2020 Honda Accord. We don't really care at all about looks, performance, luxury comforts, etc. Only things we care about are price, long term reliability, and safety. Because price is very important, we would be buying the most basic, least expensive version that either dealer had. From watching the youtube channel it seems Scotty has some issues with both newer Camrys and Accords. Would he still recommend both of those two cars, or is there something better in that class/price range? I think with the Camry it was the number of speeds in the automatic transmission, and with the Accord he said there were some problems with the 1.5L engine. Overall he seems to favor Hondas over Toyotas(?). Would Scotty still recommend the Accord over the Camry, even with the 1.5L engine? I'm not sure we can afford to go up to the 2.0L engine.

Thanks very much for any quick replies! My mom's old car was total'd and she needs a new car to get to work, etc, so we will probably be buying one this weekend.

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john42
john42

Thanks for the replies. My mom is older and wants the reliability of a brand new car, warranty etc. Also time is a concern - she is very busy and doesn't have time to do the proper leg-work to get a good deal on a used car. I don't have time either, and also live far away so am helping her remotely, would be unable to do test drives for her, etc. I guess I could have said that first priority was we were for sure buying a new car, after that next priorities were price and reliability.

Techsus
Techsus

If price is a concern, why dump 70% down the toilet in Depreciation? Double Speak. Get 2015 or older Camry. Make smart decisions.

Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer

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I'd go camry, and I'd not buy the 1.5 accord as things stand now with those engines