Is it a Honda or a BMW?

OK, as always some of my favorite discussions are about houses and cars. Since we have no idea where we will be moving to in 8 months, the houses are hard to ohh and ahh over. The cars, now that we can do.
We stopped at the Nissan dealership after making our faithful weekend trip to Obi (Home Depot wannabe) because they sell the Frontier that dh was thinking he’d like to get. Yeah, it’s nice, has a second cab thingy for using with kids and all that. But my question was will we really have enough mulch/plants/Home Depot-ish things to really neccesitate a truck? It can’t get good gas mileage for one thing.
My second question. If you could get a fun car instead what would you pick? (within reason because he also happens to love that $100,000 Mercedes) After throwing out some ideas he came up with the Honda Accord coupe. Now, some background about our “Honda-ness” as a couple. When dh and I met we both had Honda’s. He had an Accord coupe in green and I had a Civic coupe in red. We ended up trading my Civic for a Jeep and I took over driving the Accord. Very nice car. I didn’t have leather or a sunroof in my little Civic.
Anyway, back on point! Have you seen the new 2008 Accords?? The 2007’s personally I would not be paid to drive. No style, no fun. I found these pictures after searching Yahoo for the new 2008 Accord Sedan and Coupe. I may be rethinking that Toyota Camry after all. It has some very BMW 5 series looks about it. Just hope the price doesn’t follow BMW as well.
Can you say two car deal? I’ll take the Sedan, dh can get the Coupe!

Other cars getting a nod from dh would be the Toyota Solara (coupe or convertible version), Mini Cooper, 1 Series BMW (not sold yet in the US).
For me I am in a debate of the 08 Accord, Camry, Mazda 5 mini-minivan, or the Honda CRV. We will be taking test drives this summer to get an idea. If price and gas mileage wasn’t a consideration I’d be all over that Volvo XC90 – that thing could run anything over 🙂

5 thoughts on “Is it a Honda or a BMW?

  1. I read this to my husband and he said, halfway through, “Your Civic was white, not red!” He thought I was reading him MY blog!We bought the Accord (an ’05) and love it! He still needs a truck; the F-250 in the driveway won’t start. What would your dh recommend? (Tom is looking at the Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Tacoma…)Once I get a job (grrrrr!) we’ll ahve to buy one.Carol


  2. Carol – Dh likes the Frontier because of the ability to also put the kids in the back. I am not a truck person at all. I think he liked the Toyota Tacoma one as well though.Your dh’s comment was funny :)J – The pics from the link show the coupe in red and looks much better than the white one. The white coupe has a bunch of the lines covered up with paper so that was my thought at first too – yuck.


  3. I’ve had my Frontier for 4500 miles now with no problems. Love the car and the performance. The mileage is lower than that stated on the EPA window sticker. But I am getting around 33 MPG with mostly highway driving. Wish it was a bit better quality Nissan frontier parts. One thing I’ve learned is that using the cruise control gives poorer mileage, so I have stopped using ti to squeeze more miles from a gallon. Not at all sorry for buying it.


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