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Join Date: May 2008
location: Dallas Texas
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As an owner of an infiniti G37 (upscale Nissan) a current gen Accord and previously an Altima I can say Nissan has certainly stepped its game up w/ the Altima. Of course I like my G more than my Accord but that's because of the performance it has. The Accord's interior and exterior (especially the 9.5s) are super up scale and really on their own level. The Altima is nice but the Nissan CVT pales in comparison to the Honda's (not a big fan of the CVT but I don't really think anyone truly is)
. Id say it would be more of a fair comparison to compare the Maxima and the Accord. Even then there is a reason the Accord is a best seller!
I have never driven an Altima with a CVT but I am a big fan of the Accord CVT. I have rented a Subaru Legacy and enjoyed it's CVT. The CVT is an amazing engineering design and provides smooth operation along with great fuel economy. I own both an Accord and a CR-V and love the CVT in both cars. Honda has sold hundreds of thousands of cars with CVT transmion equipped cars with very few problems. It's an automatic transmission for goodness sake and works amazingly well with fewer moving parts which means fewer repairs and longer life.
2013 Accord Coupe EX-L San Marino Red
2015 CR-V EX Urban Titanium Metallic
2007 Fit Sport Silver 65,000 miles and going strong.
Previous Honda: 2000 Accord Coupe, 1994 Accord Wagon Red, 1988 Prelude White 5 speed manual, 1981 Accord 4 Door Ivory 5 speed manual
Previous Cars before Honda: 73 Mazda RX2 manual, 63 VW Bug manual, 63 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spyder manual, 70 Toyota Crown manual, 59 Vauxhall Victor manual (worst car ever produced, a pre Yugo, Yugo)