Help with Car recommendation

Google / Eng _fasak_
Jun 6 14 Comments

Honda Accord (Gas) vs Honda Accord Hybrid (Hybrid) or Nissan Leaf (EV) ?

How reliable are the batteries of the hybrids? I hear they are expensive to repair / replace and are required for the car to run.

My first car. To be used for daily commute and occasional weekend trips.

How would you rate the cars on maintenance costs, insurance and other imp factors?

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Amazon agyk34
    Buy all 3, try all 3, then return 2
    Jun 6 1
    • New / Eng

      New Eng

      Microsoft, SAP
      You’re a perfect Amazonian :)
      Jun 11
  • Tesla / Eng asbTqyS
    Why not Tesla model 3?

    No reason to advertise. The car is really good if you are looking for a sedan. Price has dropped, great driver experience, high tech, safety, savings on gas.
    Jun 6 3
    • New / Strategy

      New Strategy

      Tesla Motors, Amazon, BMW, Google
      No brah. Reminds me of RC car.
      Jun 6
    • Google / Eng _fasak_
      Thought about it for a while, but because of higher upfront cost and high insurance costs, decided not to go for Tesla
      Jun 6
    • Amazon teslaftw
      If you can play with taxes tesla is not expensive at all lol
      Jun 7
  • New / Strategy

    New Strategy

    Tesla Motors, Amazon, BMW, Google
    Did you consider the Lexus 600hL? Slightly luxuriously but hybrid as well.
    Jun 6 0
  • Salesforce Salesforc
    The ownership cost for Tesla model 3 will be pretty low over 3 years. It’s the best vehicle I have ever owned. The acceleration, features etc. make driving less stressful.

    If you want to consider it, feel free to dm me about it or for a referral.
    Jun 7 0
  • LinkedIn Zeiwkf5
    Are you in the Bay Area? Only leaf will get you a carpool sticker. Google has free chargers saving basically all gas costs. Leaf range is limited. Either have access to another (spouse/gf/roommate) car or be ready to rent.

    Another option. Honda clarity. You get sticker, mostly drive electric but have gas for range. Same size as accord.
    Jun 7 0
  • Samsung


    Stressed out but surviving
    You know you are in the Bay Area (less likely Seattle) when someone has to recommend a model 3 even when the op doesn’t include it.

    “I need a Hearst for a funeral ... “

    “Why not a 3? It drives well, gets great acceleration etc. you sure can get that coffin in without a drop of gas like those old peasants.”

    @op. You to take the vehicle on a road trip so an EV really shouldn’t be on the list unless you stay or drive near the popular charging network.

    I second the other person who suggested the Honda clarity. It fits 5 adults comfortably, runs mostly on electricity but in case you run out have gas to cover. Note it’s dreadfully slow once the EV range is gone.
    Jun 7 1
    • Microsoft iiieeegemm
      Why is it slow when the ev runs out? It should switch to standard hybrid at that point.
      Jun 26
  • Microsoft iiieeegemm
    What's the car used for? You can't go wrong with full ev as long as you have charging options.
    Jun 26 0
  • Apple axu9j4
    I second the 3. It’s a different experience. Something like the original iPhone vs. Windows CE. Regular sw updates make it feel like a new car. Insurance can be similar to comparable gas cars if you shop around
    Jun 7 0
  • Amazon sub-rosa
    TBH they’re all in the same tier. Good for commute and nothing fancy.
    Jun 6 0