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Old 02-06-2019, 08:41 PM
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Default Ford Taurus or Honda Accord - '18 or '19?

I'm starting to look at some new (or newer) cars for the wife - her '06 Accord, as great as it has held up, has about 186K mi. on it now. Still runs like a champ and very dependable, but it IS 13 years young now. We also have a '13 Honda CR-V with about 52K on it and it's still "like new" as far as wear and tear. Don't really want to get anything SMALLER than an Accord (not sold on a Civic due to size) and the Taurus are a little bigger than an Accord.

Just curious as to real world experience with either - especially the Taurus? Anyone got an '18 or '19 (V-6 - non-SHO) and what's the verdict? The Taurus (at least the "SE" models) I see on the net at 2 local dealers are as cheap ($) or cheaper than the Accords? I know the mileage on the Accords will be better but not that concerned that much about it.

What say you and THANKS for the input! Wife is NOT "sold" on getting another car right now.

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Old 02-06-2019, 11:43 PM
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I had a 14 Taurus for two years. I had no issues. The fuel economy was really good for a full sized car. It had decent get up and go. Handled our winter weather up here quite well. I would get another in a heartbeat. Never owned a Honda so I can't speak to them. For the record I am a Ford retiree so I am biased towards the brand. Another thing to check are the incentives for both vehicles in your area. When I bought my Taurus in December 2013 Ford was offering $5000 cash back. Made the car very affordable.

I've offered it here before. Being a Ford retiree I can offer an X-Plan discount to someone buying or leasing a Ford. I've done it for others in other forums.
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:17 AM
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Wife had a 14 Accord and it was a very nice car but I'm not feeling exterior design of latest gen Accords - to each their own.

I'd definitely check out a Mazda6, almost bought one but went with the CX5 (turbo) instead. Why not a new ecoboost automatic Mustang? Does she really need a sedan?
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:26 AM
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Ford is slated to stop production of their car division sans the Mustang. Taurus production will stop in March, 2019...next month. I would be hesitant to purchase a Ford car. Honda Accord is a very reliable car, but does lack in the style area. Honda is a good choice if you don't tire of the style..Have you checked out Toyotas?

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/27/he...t-of-its-cars/

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I almost bought a 2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0l 10-speed last year as a daily driver/commuter vehicle. It drove and handled much better than the Camry and Fusion I was comparing it to (And very similar to the Mazda 6 Grand Touring). In the end I found a smoking deal on a 4200 mile CPO Audi A4 Quattro that my wife wanted me to get so that's what I bought. The interior on the 2018+ Accord is (IMHO) a huge improvement over the previous generations. I can't help with the Ford Taurus, but as noted they are going away very soon.
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Old 02-07-2019, 06:37 AM
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I'd hang onto that '06 Accord a little longer, if it was mine. The Honda is good for at least 250 Kmiles and probably far more if you maintain it properly. The '18 and '19 Accords look nice, but that is the generation where Honda went to 100% turbocharged engines in the Accords and I'm waiting to see how that works for Accord owners.

We have an '09 Accord and I'd buy another one like it in a heartbeat.
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Honda or Hyundai. Have owned both. Have owned a Ford Taurus, and while a good car wasn't quite as solid. My last co car was a Chevy Malibu, was plagued with problems. Traded it on a Honda CRV, now has 85K miles and no issues.
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Just food for thought but keep in mind Ford is going to stop making cars with the exception of the Mustang. Depending on how you look at it, you should be shooting for a good deal or avoiding a car that you will never be able to get rid of.
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I would expand your considerations to include kia (stinger), genesis (g70) and some of the others mentioned. I am just not a fan of the Taurus.
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Not sure which trims have VCM but just another data point to consider...

Currently going through VCM issues with our 2008 Odyssey. Was looking to replace with another but seems there are no options left without VCM. I figured, no problem, I still like Hondas, let's see if we can get into a Pilot without VCM. No luck. Ok, it's pricier but lets look at MDX. A little better luck there but options still pretty limited. I am a Honda fan but they have me looking at Toyotas now.
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I have a 16 accord. Nice but will not purchase another. I have the last of the V 6. The blue tooth and electronics suck with an I phone.
My sister in law has a new Taurus. Very nice car. I would purchase one. I will end up getting a used 18 or 19 in a few years.
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:23 AM
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Get the SHO.
My Dad has one. No issues so far. 2 years, not sure of mileage.
SHO = Badass family car.

Accord = non-badass family car.
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I test drove both cars and felt the Ford was far more substantial an automobile, I just felt more comfortable and secure in it. The Honda lacked....something, I liked the Kia Optima and Mazda6 more then the Accord, not that the Accord is a bad car, it's record speaks for itself.

If I had to say for reliability and longevity go with the Honda, but I can't say anything bad about the Taurus either, remember, many PD's use the Ford as an everyday around the clock driver (yes that is the SHO model).

I went with a Lincoln, price and color made up my mind.
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Taurus SHO FTW
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[QUOTE=kone;12220216]Wife had a 14 Accord and it was a very nice car but I'm not feeling exterior design of latest gen Accords - to each their own.

I'd definitely check out a Mazda6, almost bought one but went with the CX5 (turbo) instead. Why not a new ecoboost automatic Mustang? Does she really need a sedan?[/QUOTE]

Nay on getting her a 'Stang or ANY type of performance car! You've never seen her drive! Car would be an "around towner" - we usually drive the CR-V in bad weather and on trips. Four-door sedan or SUV-type would work. I looked at the Mazda6's (online) and they are NICE looking! She's gonna' be hard pressed to try anything other than a Honda, as we've had such good luck with them and the dealer is about 1-1/2mi. down the street. She does like the looks of the Taurus (as seen online) but probably doesn't realize it's a little bigger than the Accords. She sees cars as "transportation" and not much more. I will NOT even let her ATTEMPT to drive the '07 'Stang - especially as a 5-speed!

Don't know how far we'll get with thei "new/newer" car thing right now but just wanted to put some feelers out for real world opinions.

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THANKS for the responses - didn't realize the Taurus is "done" in March? Dealer had told me they would still probably make them as there are so many used by the police (that's what they use in our county, but SHO's). Not worried too much about resale value as we usually hang onto cars for 10 years or so. But still something to think about when something goes out of production.

I have some info from Toyota (Camray info) and some on the Ford SUV's - smaller ones similar to a CRV. Haven't look at any Nissans (Altima) although there is a dealer down the road. Don't know if we need TWO crossover types, but not out of the realm.

Within 2mi., we have Ford, Honda, Toyota and Nissan dealers!

Keep the info coming, please!
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Honda for sure. The new civics are the same size as the old accords. I like the looks of the new ones. Old ones were bland looking.
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Taurus are very good cars, I have 4 I use in my teen driving school and for the money they are hard to beat HOWEVER if I were looking for something as a personal vehicle I would go with the Accord hands down
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The Taurus is proven the new Accord isn't. Honda is still figuring out a few things with their new engines.
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I believe the adage about not buying the first model year (or first year of redesign) still holds true. You indicated she isn't sold on needing a new car yet, I'd give it a couple years then pick up a new Accord.
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