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Camry? Civic?(11 posts)

Camry? Civic?Frosty
Mar 7, 2002 11:11 PM
Anyone out there own a Toyota Camry or Honda Civic? Have you been satisfied with it? Reliable? I just wondered because these are the two my parents have been looking at in the used, 11-13 thous. range. Would love to hear your experiences with either makes. Thanks guys, really appreciate it.

Mar 8, 2002 7:28 AM
We have an aging Honda Civic that not only won't die (150,000+ miles), but is also the car that everybody argues about who gets to drive it. The damn thing gets 35+ miles to the gallon, doesn't have a lot of flash, but is great for zooming around town in. It's steering and handling are great- much better than the Accord.

It's a very sporty little car- believe it or not.

I have driven my girlfriend's Camery on numerous occasions, and it does not compare.
re: Camry? Civic?Troyboy
Mar 8, 2002 9:45 AM
11-13 thousand used for a Civic or Camry? Oh man..... LOL
re: Camry? Civic?The Walrus
Mar 8, 2002 11:44 AM
I have a 1984 Civic S (hatchback) with 260,000 miles on it. I passed up several opportunities to buy newer cars simply because this one just runs and runs, and I still enjoy driving it. It's beginning to show its age, but it gets an honest 40+ mpg on the highway. My ex-girlfriend had an Accord, which she followed with a Camry; IMHO, the Honda had it all over the Toyota as far as driving goes.
re: Camry? Civic?wsexson
Mar 8, 2002 12:16 PM
I have a 1997 Camry 4 cyl sedan. Great car. I bought it used when it has 20,000 miles on it. Very reliable. It is not exciting to drive, but I don't like driving so that isn't important to me.
Both reliable; Civic's more fun & should be cheapercory
Mar 9, 2002 8:40 AM
I have wide experience with both of those in our extended family, and I own a Civic now. I'd buy the Honda for several reasons. One is reliability--I think they'll both go 150,000 if you take care of them, but I know personally of three Hondas that are over 240,000 and still used daily, and MANY over 100K. The Civic is just flat more fun to drive, will get better mileage, and in that price range you should be able to find a Civic with fewer miles than a Camry. If you're way big, be sure you can fit--I'm 6'4" and 225, and I can drive the Civic comfortably, but there's no room to spare.
Thank you board members!Frosty
Mar 9, 2002 10:40 AM
Thanks for all the helpful info. I'll relay it to my parents and let them pick their winner.
flip a coinColnagoFE
Mar 11, 2002 12:01 PM
I've heard great things about both cars. For what it's worth I'd go for the Camry...I think they look nicer.
re: Dont let them buy a 4 cyl. Camry.jrm
Mar 11, 2002 12:58 PM
Man what a POS. IMO Civics are over priced. Ohh but maxima's and subaru's can be had pretty cheap.
Subarus are pretty underpowered tooColnagoFE
Mar 11, 2002 1:20 PM
Unless you get the Outback version which is a tad peppier (but still not a rocket) or you splurge some $30k or so for a 6 cylinder (only available for 2002 models on). Still I like my Legacy. Does the job for me. I use it to haul bikes, skis etc. but it doesn't really have enough clearance to get me to the camping spots I like. For more power and clearance I like my 2002 Explorer. Better for camping, hauling stuff and kids, and towing if needed though it gets crap gas mileage. Had to get in something about an SUV here you know. ;)
re: Dont let them buy a 4 cyl. Camry.wsexson
Mar 11, 2002 2:44 PM
To each his own. I think my 4 cylinder Camry is great. It gets 30+ mpg on the highway. I have no need for a more powerful engine.