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      09-04-2012 01:38 PM #376
      Quote Originally Posted by CP1 View Post


      What is wrong w/ you?

      The RL's taillights from the rear looks nothing like that on the Genesis or the new Accord?

      The taillights from the rear do not taper upwards (and hence don't get the ^ shape as one goes from the rear to the side) and in fact, the shape is totally different at the rear and the taillights don't go nearly across the rear as on the Genesis or Accord.

      Again, another FAIL from you.
      Correct, they dont look like the Accord taillights. But that wasnt my point, as another poster already pointed out, the RL lights share some of the same design traits as the Accord and Genesis lights. Not sure you are arguing just to argue or if you lack comprhension skills.


      Quote Originally Posted by CP1
      Haha!

      Hard to find anyone more delusional here than you which makes that comment both hilarious and kinda sad.
      Problem with this statement is the fact that you are one of very few (if any) posters here that claim i'm delusional. On the flip side, many many many posters here don't like you and claim you are delusional. Try again.

      Quote Originally Posted by CP1
      VDS isn't crap. For the most part it follows what along w/ CR's reliability report (much more so than IQS).
      Thats your opinion. My opinion is that they are all crap as they only sample a small percentage of actual vehicles sold. Just look at where Mercedes or Hyundai sit on either of the two. They contradict each other and either can be taken with a grain of salt at the end of the day.



      Quote Originally Posted by CP1
      And that's Hofmeister with one "f" - but something tells me that you crapped on Hyundai for using it on the Genesis while keeping silent when Honda and others have used it.
      Something tells me you just want to argue for the sake of it. As i have never crapped on any manufacturer for using the Hofmeister Kink....as i am a huge fan. Cars like the previous gen Lexus GS or Hyundai Genesis would not be as attract as they are without it imo.


      Quote Originally Posted by CP1
      Doesn't seem to stop people from making the same accusations about Hyundai.
      i see, so you are mad in other words.


      Quote Originally Posted by CP1
      Audi has been using the taillight design w/ the "kinked" bottom before Acura.
      I alread pointed out when both started using it. Niether copied from the other. its a great taillight design and can be seen on several Audi/acura models. From the Older A4/Civic to the Q7/MDX and even Acura's latest car...the ILX.


      Quote Originally Posted by CP1
      What diff. does it make that Volvo didn't use it on a CUV 1st, but a station wagon? (CUVs are nothing but elevated wagons.)

      And again, you can't get your facts right.

      The 850 Estate went into production in 1992 - 3 yrs prior to the CR-V.

      And the "flared out" bottom is totally a Volvo signature - which is the basic shape that they have been using on the taillights of their sedans for years.
      The diff is, the original CR-V and orginal 850 (first two vehicles from each brand to use it) look nothing alike in regards to the taillights. The only similiarity is the fact that they are both mounted on the D pillar

      the 850 wagon's first model year in the u.s was 1994. 1 Year prior to the CR-V's first model year. But again....irrelevant as the two don't look the same. and niether used the d pillar taillights first. Like the Hofmeister kink, you can say they both copied from someone else.

      Tht said, you are correct in that the Wagon with d pillar lights was released for the 1993 model year in europe. 2 model years prior to the CR-V. But again, the CR-V has always had tails mounted on the D Pillar and the Current CR-V's tails are an evolution of the original's.
      Last edited by a2a4raddo; 09-04-2012 at 01:40 PM.

    2. 09-04-2012 01:53 PM #377


      More pics here

      Translated using Google.
      Put that in your pipe Prius PHEV! Since the time we talk about Toyota, Honda has topped the pole.

      Especially that to achieve this, Honda has had to revise its hybrid technology to allow the electric take any place, relegating the displacement second. So far, the hybrid Honda added muscle power to the thermal power, without the possibility of overseas spend displacement.

      Under the hood, so a lithium ion 6-kilowatt-hour electric motor connected to a relatively powerful 120 kW. The all-new Honda Hybrid can travel 20 to 25 kilometers in all-electric mode at a speed of 105 km / h, before using the gasoline engine.

      Interestingly, Honda promises a maximum load of four hours to refuel electron, or half past one through a charger at 240 volts (the Quebec government finance up to $ 1000, notice to interested parties).

      Thermal side, a four-cylinder 2-liter Atkinson-cycle ensures prolong the lifetime of the animal, which goes through a CVT electric drive to do his job.

      The new Accord Plug-in is currently on the assembly line. Expect to see the first copies in Canada within 12 to 18 months, with a retail price that is expected to exceed 40,000 dollars. Its competitors? The Ford Fusion Energi, among others, and the Chevrolet Volt ... obviously.

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      09-04-2012 01:56 PM #378
      Quote Originally Posted by above8k View Post
      Sweet Jesus, that is an affront to Nature and Nature's God. Possibly one of the ugliest new cars in years.

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      09-04-2012 02:01 PM #379
      Quote Originally Posted by Swallow Doretti View Post
      Sweet Jesus, that is an affront to Nature and Nature's God. Possibly one of the ugliest new cars in years.
      Please let that be a concept. PLEASE.
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbiodiesel!
      It really is the perfect, no excuses all-rounder for the rich guy who's accustomed to having it all - the Hybrid version especially. It's like an F-150 Raptor banged an M5 in the men's room of a biker bar. Nobody really wanted the results, but damn - what a set of genes.

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      09-04-2012 02:03 PM #380
      What happened to those wheels

    6. 09-04-2012 02:07 PM #381
      The Hybrid's front

      Rear looks much better than current though

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      09-04-2012 02:09 PM #382
      Quote Originally Posted by Swallow Doretti View Post
      Sweet Jesus, that is an affront to Nature and Nature's God. Possibly one of the ugliest new cars in years.
      LOL, where are the Honda leg-humpers now? Elegant design my ass.

    8. 09-04-2012 02:10 PM #383
      Quote Originally Posted by maskedSONY View Post
      Please let that be a concept. PLEASE.
      LOL...i was hoping it will look better than standard Accord.


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      09-04-2012 02:11 PM #384


      WTF is this s**t? I thought that the Sonata Hybrid was hideous, but damn... Honda takes the crown!
      "Of course that's just my opinion; I could be wrong."

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    10. 09-04-2012 02:17 PM #385
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post


      WTF is this s**t? I thought that the Sonata Hybrid was hideous, but damn... Honda takes the crown!
      Come on! Lets not go that far.


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      09-04-2012 04:06 PM #386
      Ok here´s my rant Honda:

      Reputable brand check
      Great technology check
      Access to good powered engines check
      Reliable check
      Capable of building GREAT cars check

      I´m not asking the Accord to be a Pagani or a Veyron, heck, not even a 911, i know it´s not, but is it that hard to make a great looking edgier midsize sedan with great all around comfort/performance that really hits a home run in its segment?......REALLY?????

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      09-04-2012 04:17 PM #387
      Quote Originally Posted by Perio5 View Post
      I´m not asking the Accord to be a Pagani or a Veyron, heck, not even a 911, i know it´s not, but is it that hard to make a great looking edgier midsize sedan with great all around comfort/performance that really hits a home run in its segment?......REALLY?????
      Edgier as in what exactly?

      What family sedan is edgy and stunning to look at other than press shots of a loaded to the gills Fusion. Because the $23,000 bargain specials that will flood the streets are pretty bland no matter what car one chooses.
      Sent from my tablet while sipping weak drinks over fancy brunch with a view

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      09-04-2012 04:17 PM #388
      Hmmm

      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      I'm filming this thread. Just thought I'd let everyone know. I've had some bad experiences with threads in the past.
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      I like when dumb people quote mechanical grip as a metric of whether or not a car is fun to drive. It's like saying McDonald's is the best restaurant because you get a lot of calories for your money.

    14. 09-04-2012 04:17 PM #389
      Honda has definitely become Americanized with the corny "SPORT" nomenclature.

      They should have used SEi or type s

      This was reserved for american carmakers back in the day trying to sell a cheesy body kit or graphics.

      The Ford fusion sport badge is so corny I'd rip it right off, I do like the wheels and THE bodykit looks decent.

    15. 09-04-2012 04:21 PM #390
      Gimme that funky hybrid front, at least it isn't boring

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      09-04-2012 04:28 PM #391
      That hybrid front end is disgusting and not because it's different or bold or even a bit garish like the Sonata hybrid, but because the front end literally looks like it was pieced together using parts from 3 different vehicles. What a disjointed mess.

      The wheels are just as bad. By far, the worst "hybridization" of any mainstream family sedan I've seen. Lets hope it performs better than it looks.
      Last edited by BLK9GEN; 09-04-2012 at 04:31 PM.

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      09-04-2012 04:41 PM #392
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      Edgier as in what exactly?

      What family sedan is edgy and stunning to look at other than press shots of a loaded to the gills Fusion. Because the $23,000 bargain specials that will flood the streets are pretty bland no matter what car one chooses.
      I agree.

      #1 selling sedan is the Camry. Evidently in this price range having an edgy and stunning design isn't what sells them.

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      09-04-2012 04:42 PM #393
      Quote Originally Posted by jwaters943 View Post
      The wheels are just as bad. By far, the worst "hybridization" of any mainstream family sedan I've seen. Lets hope it performs better than it looks.
      WHY WHY WHY do hybrid cars have to look like a hybrid something? Are consumers that stupid? I mean the Ford Fusion hybrid looks just like....the non-hybrid model! The only difference is the badging!

      Oh wait, customers ARE that stupid.
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbiodiesel!
      It really is the perfect, no excuses all-rounder for the rich guy who's accustomed to having it all - the Hybrid version especially. It's like an F-150 Raptor banged an M5 in the men's room of a biker bar. Nobody really wanted the results, but damn - what a set of genes.

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      09-04-2012 04:50 PM #394
      Quote Originally Posted by jwaters943 View Post

      I do think that the center stack could be a bit cleaner though. 2 color screens is nice I guess, but having the 3rd LCD readout for the HVAC seems a bit excessive. I'm sure they could have been integrated into the lower screen without any reduction in visibility/functionality.
      What makes you say "without any reduction in visibility/functionality"?

      Putting the HVAC controls in another screen introduces a whole other host of issues...like, what if you turn the middle screen off, but the HVAC is still blowing?

      What if your MDI screen fails?

      Not to mention, with the HVAC screen where it is, you know just where to look. Not inside another screen.

      People on the 'net seem like such curmudgeonly old Grandparents. "You don't need 3 screens...in my day, we made do with one"

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      09-04-2012 04:56 PM #395
      Quote Originally Posted by dcmix5 View Post
      Hmmm

      I hope Honda didn't spend too many sleepless nights working on that...

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      09-04-2012 04:58 PM #396
      I kind of like the wheels...
      Look lady, if I were you, I would just leap in the air as I am preparing to do.

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      09-04-2012 05:03 PM #397
      Quote Originally Posted by Swallow Doretti View Post
      I hope Honda didn't spend too many sleepless nights working on that...
      Looks like they did it in one afternoon.

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      09-04-2012 05:33 PM #398
      Quote Originally Posted by VarianceVQ View Post
      I kind of like the wheels...
      They're full wheel covers over 17" alloys, like a Prius. Spy pics with bare wheels are here. So if you don't like them and you don't mind losing a highway MPG or two, you can run without the covers. I think aero wheel designs are coming to the mainstream whether we like it or not...anything to get that extra MPG on the window sticker. Some manufacturers (like Hyundai with the Sonata hybrid) are making normal cast aluminum wheels with the aero face as part of the casting, but the downside of that is added weight.

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    24. Swallow Doretti
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      09-04-2012 05:36 PM #399
      Here are the wheels up close:

      http://rumors.automobilemag.com/2013...-wheel-detail/

      It's just an awful design.

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      09-04-2012 05:44 PM #400
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post


      WTF is this s**t? I thought that the Sonata Hybrid was hideous, but damn... Honda takes the crown!
      Quote Originally Posted by above8k View Post
      Come on! Lets not go that far.

      So much ugly.

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