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    Thread: Official 2013 Honda Accord images released

    1. 09-04-2012 02:10 PM #376
      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 #377


      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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    3. 09-04-2012 02:17 PM #378
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      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 #379
      Ok here´s my rant Honda:

      Reputable brand check
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      Access to good powered engines check
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      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 #380
      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 #381
      Hmmm

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    7. 09-04-2012 04:17 PM #382
      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.

    8. 09-04-2012 04:21 PM #383
      Gimme that funky hybrid front, at least it isn't boring

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      09-04-2012 04:28 PM #384
      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 #385
      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 #386
      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.
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      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 #387
      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 #388
      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 #389
      I kind of like the wheels...
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      09-04-2012 05:03 PM #390
      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 #391
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      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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      09-04-2012 05:36 PM #392
      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 #393
      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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      09-04-2012 05:52 PM #394
      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!
      It looks like they lifted the top portion of the grill straight off of the Camry hybrid.



      Now that is shameless.

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      09-04-2012 09:02 PM #395
      At least the grill on the hybrid blends in a bit better on this black test mule. I have to say, from the rear it looks almost aggressive. It just needs wider tires, but I suppose that would kill FE.


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    21. 09-04-2012 09:13 PM #396
      Hopefully the Accord hybrid would be a more successful product this time around

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      09-04-2012 09:17 PM #397



      What. The. ****.

      This is seriously Aztek bad. Honda did a nice job with the regular car but this is just ghastly.

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      09-04-2012 09:47 PM #398
      Quick chop...took the Crossfail grille and it actually fails less here.

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      09-04-2012 09:47 PM #399
      New Info about the 2013 Accord:

      Honda has released official Environmental Protection Agency ratings for the 2013 Honda Accord. Base models come equipped with a direct-injection 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. When mated with a new six-speed manual gearbox, the sedan returns 24 mpg city, 34 mpg highway and 28 mpg combined. Engineers have also developed a new continuously variable transmission for peak fuel economy. When paired with the CVT, the four-cylinder yields 27 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined. Those numbers mark an increase of four mpg city and two mpg highway over the old automatic, but land the Accord behind the 38 mpg of the 2013 Nissan Altima.

      While the new direct-injection system and transmissions account for a large portion of that increase, tricks like an electric power steering system and reworked aerodynamics also help. Sport trim bumps power up to 189 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque with no significant fuel economy penalty. Buyers who step into the 278 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 with its 252 lb-ft of torque can look forward to 21 mpg city and 34 mpg highway. That's an increase of one and four mpg, respectively, which helps push the six-cylinder to 25 mpg combined.

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      09-04-2012 10:01 PM #400
      The powertrains don't sound all that special, at least on paper. Here's to hoping they perform well in the real world.

      I personally was hoping for 190-200 hp out of the 4 cylinder and 38 mpg on the highway. The V6 numbers sound about right even though the torque figure is still a bit weak.
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