Personal Picks - Family sedans

Personal Picks - Family sedans

There are 19 comments on the Consumer Reports story from Feb 8, 2008, titled Personal Picks - Family sedans. In it, Consumer Reports reports that:

The February-issue family sedan test group represented the vehicle type that, still, many people buy. via Consumer Reports

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Feehar

Oakville, Canada

#1 Feb 8, 2008
My personal pick is a Volkswagen Passat with 4-motion. It is safe in slippery weather and very self assuring.

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Since: Jul 07

Yonkers, NY

#2 Feb 9, 2008
Sounds like Accord wins big, I guess the 14 year olds would have something to say about this.....
Simple

AOL

#3 Feb 9, 2008
BMW M5, 5.0L 507 hp...
Truckin

United States

#4 Feb 10, 2008
I vote for the Dodge Avenger R/T with its truck-like 16mpg city EPA fuel economy! That's just a touch less than my 5.7L Tundra.

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Since: Jul 07

Yonkers, NY

#5 Feb 10, 2008
Lancer Evo

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#6 Feb 10, 2008
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
Harland

Lebanon, IN

#7 Feb 10, 2008
Hondata wrote:
Sounds like Accord wins big, I guess the 14 year olds would have something to say about this.....
JUNK!!! The VW is better

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Since: Jul 07

Yonkers, NY

#8 Feb 10, 2008
Harland wrote:
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JUNK!!! The VW is better
The subject is "personal opinion" if you think different than fine. I wouldnt have a VW , but I wont say their junk! This is what trashes up the forum.
Harland

Fishers, IN

#9 Feb 10, 2008
Hondata wrote:
<quoted text>
The subject is "personal opinion" if you think different than fine. I wouldnt have a VW , but I wont say their junk! This is what trashes up the forum.
2451 posts, this is what trashes up the forum.

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Since: Jul 07

Yonkers, NY

#10 Feb 10, 2008
Harland wrote:
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2451 posts, this is what trashes up the forum.
your opinion.....
Steve sedans

AOL

#11 Feb 16, 2008
I think the Hyundai Sonata is the best...I just traded in my 04 Impala for one and it's a very nice car.
Bob Lutz

AOL

#12 Feb 16, 2008
The Pontiac G8, I dont know if anyone will do a head to head comparo of the G8 to accord and camry, but the G8 woill be the fun to drive car.
Truckin

United States

#13 Feb 16, 2008
Steve sedans wrote:
I think the Hyundai Sonata is the best...I just traded in my 04 Impala for one and it's a very nice car.
Very wise move. The Impala is made in Canada eh! It's a good thing to trade an import in for Hyundai which is actually building plants in the U.S. as opposed to trying to "buy out" all of its 74,000 member UAW work force eh?

Since: Dec 07

the woods, Pa

#14 Feb 16, 2008
Truckin wrote:
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Very wise move. The Impala is made in Canada eh! It's a good thing to trade an import in for Hyundai which is actually building plants in the U.S. as opposed to trying to "buy out" all of its 74,000 member UAW work force eh?
Maybe GM wouldnt have to buy out 74000 employees if brainwashed people like you wouldnt fall for the whole "well I built it in america" scheme that drives other brainwashed consumers to Toyota and Honda dealerships looking to see what they can buy with their tax refunds.

Ive had an 01 impala (same as his 04) and I can assure you that it was a fine car besides some hard plastic in the interior.
Harland

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Feb 16, 2008
Hondata wrote:
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your opinion.....
And the opinion of great many more. Look at the poles.
GEM

AOL

#16 Mar 12, 2008
I just shopped midsized FWD and AWD sedans (for my wife) for the last 2 weeks in February. After kicking the tires of everything from the Volvo S60 (T5 AWD) to the Infinity G35X, to the Mazda6, I picked a 2008 Mercury Milan AWD Premier.

Safety, roominess,decent mileage and reliability were my primary criteria. While power needed to be adequate - we live in the Rocky Mountains and there are killer hills here -- it was not a prime concern.

After looking at 7 different cars, nothing could compare in terms content and features. The AWD has performed better than the 4wd systems in my 3 trucks. I've pushed it up hills covered with 10-inches of snow. With only 6 inches of clearance, it shouldn't make it up those hills, but it does.

The car is stylish, comfortable, sure-footed and a screaming deal (I took advantage of the $2500 rebates). The dealer - who no doubt is hurting for business these days, treated us like royalty.

My wife really likes the car and has put about 1000 miles on it in about 2 weeks. This car, while not having the silky-smooth V6 of the Honda or the Infinity is a pleasure to drive.

I think the Milan is a great value and worth consideration -- particularly if you want AWD.
Rick

United States

#17 Mar 15, 2008
I'm looking at the 2009 Acura TSX, 2009 VW Jetta (diesel & gas), Mitsubishi Lancer and Lancer Reliart, and even the Nissan Sentra but I'm really leaning towards the 2009 Mazda6 due in September.
Common Sense

Covina, CA

#18 Nov 12, 2010
The new 2011 Hyundai Sonata is my pick for the best family sedan for the money. Why? Let's look at what is truly important when buying a car!#1.Safety,#2. Long Warranty.#3. Good on gas with good power,#3.You get a lot of car for the money. and besides all of that you get a car that looks awesome! Hyundai has set the bar higher and now the Japs are pissing miso soup. I know some of you still have to have that German Logo that says Mercedes, BMW, or Audi. I get it.
liner

Bronx, NY

#19 Nov 13, 2010
GEM wrote:
I just shopped midsized FWD and AWD sedans (for my wife) for the last 2 weeks in February. After kicking the tires of everything from the Volvo S60 (T5 AWD) to the Infinity G35X, to the Mazda6, I picked a 2008 Mercury Milan AWD Premier.
Safety, roominess,decent mileage and reliability were my primary criteria. While power needed to be adequate - we live in the Rocky Mountains and there are killer hills here -- it was not a prime concern.
After looking at 7 different cars, nothing could compare in terms content and features. The AWD has performed better than the 4wd systems in my 3 trucks. I've pushed it up hills covered with 10-inches of snow. With only 6 inches of clearance, it shouldn't make it up those hills, but it does.
The car is stylish, comfortable, sure-footed and a screaming deal (I took advantage of the $2500 rebates). The dealer - who no doubt is hurting for business these days, treated us like royalty.
My wife really likes the car and has put about 1000 miles on it in about 2 weeks. This car, while not having the silky-smooth V6 of the Honda or the Infinity is a pleasure to drive.
I think the Milan is a great value and worth consideration -- particularly if you want AWD.
How much you want for that thing now?

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