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    Hi there, I'm just wondering which car is better out of these two. I am planning to get one by the end of this year. So if anyone can give me some cons and pros of each i'll appreciate it.

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    awd and turbo, the dsm will be more costly and harder to maintain then the accord, but then again, it is probably a faster, and definitely a better handling car

    also the performance parts for the talon are vast......where as you aren't gonna be able to get that many parts engine wise with the accord
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    accords are nice. notorious for tranny problems though. they are vey nice and ride well, decently fast and great on the highway.

    drive them both and see which you like better. also try and check things like maintenance costs and insurance difference. i know that on new accords it costs 75$ just to have to have the codes read

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    I would go for the accord if you want reliability and a good all around car. Maintenance is important with hondas and is fairly cheap on an accord. I had looked at one before I bought my first legend and it was pretty nice.... but the legend had more "goodies" for the same price.

    I would go for the Talon for sure if you want performance, aftermarket support and handling. The talons are not known for reliability. I am also not sure on the repair costs of the talon.
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    Why would you even compare the two?

    If you had to pick, however, the Accord would be my choice. Lightyears ahead of the Talon in terms of quality, and more comfortable.

    The talon is quicker though.
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    the talon might be a more enjoyable car to drive, since i dont' think the v6 accords came in standard until this year.
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    The old V6's were all auto. Its a nice car and great for cruising in.

    The Talon is definately quicker, but maintenance will cost you on it.

    I guess it depends on what your wants and needs are
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    Are you concerned with performance? If so, Talon all the way. If you want the reliability of a honda, then the accord.


    If you had to pick, however, the Accord would be my choice. Lightyears ahead of the Talon in terms of quality, and more comfortable.

    Not engine, transmission or chassis quality. Having leather seats and wood grain kind of quality, yes.

    As for being more comfortable, that is subjective. Some people are more comfortable strapped into a racing seat, in a car with a tight suspension, than in a soft sprung "luxury" car.

    So pretty much, you are going to hear all types of opinions here. Do the research on both cars, drive both and make a careful decision.
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    thanks for the input everyone. I guess i have to drive them both and see what fits well with my needs.

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    Ummm lets see.
    If you know how to fix things and want a car with balls and that is performance based get the DSM.
    If you are a wussie who wants to drive grandmas boostless car, buy the Honda.

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    dont forget there is no back seat in the Talon.. you know wat i mean

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    Originally posted by ramminghard
    accords are nice. notorious for tranny problems though.

    i know that on new accords it costs 75$ just to have to have the codes read
    the v6 tranny that honda used did have some problems, but they arent "notorious". if u look at the rate of failure, its actually very small.

    and as for the costs of maintenance, what makes u so sure that pulling the codes cost $75? every place will charge something different, and its obvious that the stealership will charge more. fuck, if uve been taking your car to the dealerships all this time to get codes pulled.....damn man, send me a pm next time u need codes pulled. ill do it $40 for u.

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    yeah it depends what you want.... i wanted to buy the accord v6 and was even thinking about a supercharger. but then found out they only come in auto. and you would have to beef up the tranny too. Then i thought about getting the 4 cylinder 5 speed and slapping a turbo in it. but then hp wouldn't cut it. so i just said fu k it.

    gonna go with the wrx sti when im done school... i'll like that better.

    i drive a 92 accord ex-r and i think it's wicked. wish i would have bought a 98-02 coupe tho. better looking and the 4cylinder has the h22.

    Anyways accords are very reliable cars. I would go with the accord.

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    Originally posted by Vitesse951


    Not engine, transmission or chassis quality. Having leather seats and wood grain kind of quality, yes.

    I dont know where all of this talk about engine/tranny problems came from for the accord. My Mom had a 2000 Accord V6 EX bought new and it was driven daily until 2004 when it was sold. Never had a single problem, and it was only brought in for scheduled maintence. It had pretty decent power for daily driving needs and a really comfortable ride.

    So pretty much if you want a car that you can race around in or modify later on, but have to deal with constant maintence, get the Talon. If you want a reliable car more suited for a comfortable daily driver, get the Accord.

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    DSM DSM DSM DSM ALL THE WAY :P

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