Want. If a sport manual is anywhere as fun as driving as the Fit it'll be hard for me to resist a more comfortable sedan.
Just saw the new 2013 sedan. I swear, if the salesguy didn't point it out to me, I would've walked right past it. It looks that similar to the outgoing model.
There is a weird proportion of the hood vs the trunk on the car. The trunk looks lower, or less prominent, than the hood. I think it's the pedestrian safety rules now. Not attractive.
Lots of great photos of the Honda Accord Sport at Temple of Vtec:
Last edited by randy; 09-16-2012 at 10:06 PM.
2012 Audi Q5 | 2002 Passat 1.8T manual
1. Cheap-ass base spec model that nobody wants any features in because they're looking for the cheapest car on the lot
2. Loaded to the gills sport model with the big engine, wheels, brakes, etc.
Realistically, the auto manufacturers are pretty smart to only regard manuals in that dichotomy in this country because it's a pretty accurate representation of the manual transmission-buying public at large.
Stopped by a local dealer today. It looks much better in person compared to the pictures. There was a comment somewhere the Sport only comes in Black or grey, but the dealer had a blue Sport. One of the things that seems awkward is the large font print on the controls. Just seems larger compared to the size of most cars.
Hmm.. interesting to note that the Sport 6spd M/T can be had with any color in Canada!
Also, heated seats come standard on the Sport for us. Still no sunroof
We also get a special 4 cylinder Touring sedan, available with manual transmission and in any colors!! It's fully loaded with SATNAV, LEDs front + back, and front + rear heated seats..
Last edited by too_slow; 09-22-2012 at 02:25 AM.
After we get a new TL(X) which everyone knows will slot in size between the current TL and the current TSX, sales will probably be on the level of what the previous TL used to be, and once the TSX is dead I'm hoping Honda will expand the Accord's lineup. The Sport would be my model of choice (based on looks) but its way too under equipped for what I'm used to driving.
As more than a few vtec.net readers have mentioned, the Sport/Touring lineups need to be expanded...some of us Honda enthusiast are waiting in line for Honda to do just that, or I'm going across the street to Ford and buying a Fusion SE 1.6 6mt.
Last edited by rlaltiowner05; 09-22-2012 at 01:29 PM.
The Accord 2013 EX-L CVT is an extraordinary lease deal here.
With 48mo / 96000km, it is 364$ + txs. 418.50$/mo just retail no money down.
To understand how great it is, my 1999 EX-L auto (November 1998) was also 419$/mo 14 years ago, after a reduction of 1850$ on MSRP (27500$ paid 29350$ retail) and 1100$ down!!!!!
Last edited by Saintor; 09-22-2012 at 06:03 PM.
This is beyond disappointing to me. How can Honda screw Americans this badly? I will be seriously considering an Accord in a few years once my lease is up on my Chevy Volt - I'm really longing for something with a manual transmission. It aggravates me to no end that manual enthusiasts are always getting screwed by Honda when it comes to features and content.
If Canukzistan can get it, there should be no reason we can't get a 6-speed manual touring sedan in America.
You're asking for a sporty feature in the most amazingly vanilla segment of the market.
Are you pissed that McDonald's doesn't offer a Kobe beef burger with truffle fries and bottles of Bollinger?
The Accord began its decline of manual transmission on most models after the first year or two of the previous generation, right around MY2010. It's no wonder that generation didn't sell well with a stick shift, it was too big, too bulky and not as nimple as the 7th generation was. This new one is about the size of my Accord and its more upscale looking, and in Sport trim, downright sporty looking.
Even IF only about 8 people wanted to buy a manual transmission Accord Touring, considering Honda is offering the car for the Canadian market, and considering the fact that the Canadian Accord is built on the same assembly line as US Accords in the great state of Ohio, Honda could at least allow those of us who'd want an Accord Touring I4 6spd to order the car if we'd want it. You don't have to place them on the lots, but we should be able to at least order the car if we'd want to. That way you won't have a bunch of manual transmission cars sitting on lots for those who don't want them, but you'd be able to cater to the small, but loyal demand of those who do like to row our own gears. Seems pretty simple to me .
That's exactly what I hear Ford will be doing with the new Fusion.
Last edited by rlaltiowner05; 10-07-2012 at 04:46 PM.
Past: 2007 Honda Accord EX-L 5MT, 2005 Nissan Altima 2.5S, 1991 Honda Accord EX
Present: 2014 Ford Fusion SE 1.6t 6spd manual
Future: 2018 Ford Mustang 2.3t 6spd manual