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      08-08-2012 10:29 AM #36
      It's a good improvement although it looks like a refresh.

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      08-08-2012 10:32 AM #37
      Looks good enough to fight anything new in the segment and from spypics and trim level leaks the interior is much improved as well.

      The coupe is just a mess.
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    3. 08-08-2012 10:37 AM #38
      Looks better, but it still isn't enough.

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      08-08-2012 10:40 AM #39
      This seems largely like a carry-over in terms of design, just like with the Camry. Same greenhouse, same basic shape, just some tweaks with the details. Honestly are they even trying any more?

      This really does look more like a refresh. At least it's in-offensive.
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    5. 08-08-2012 10:40 AM #40
      James May: " Good News! 2013 Honda Accord images released "




      Jeremy Clarkson: " ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz "


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      08-08-2012 11:11 AM #41
      Honda has without a doubt lost it. The front looks like the ugly new Lexus headlights and the taillights look like they're off a Genesis. The rest looks like the current bland Accord.

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      08-08-2012 11:22 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by BostonB6 View Post
      Too conservative a restyle for me. Honda needs to be more bold like Hyundai was with the Sonata & Elantra.
      I agree. Honda especially was at least somewhat bold in it's execution and got most of the details-stance, DLO, graphics--correct. But other than the NSX concept, I haven't seen good design from the NA products in a long time. I've seen design students pick up on the Honda brand values (F.E., engineering, high tech) and execute better than some of the mess being released.

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      08-08-2012 11:23 AM #43
      Yup, no doubt about it, it's a Honda Accord.

      Familiar and conservative. They will sell boatloads!

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      08-08-2012 11:28 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by josh_did_what View Post
      The front is ok. The back view is really really nice though, too bad you cant post it from autoblog.


      Looks like a Genesis Sedan

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      08-08-2012 11:29 AM #45
      I know Honda's designs are more evolutionary than revolutionary, but the changes here are so subtle I think I've personally seen animals evolve more dramatically.
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      08-08-2012 11:31 AM #46
      Yay, Honda refreshed their best appliance.

      If I ever end up owning one of those, I know my life is over.

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      08-08-2012 11:34 AM #47
      As far as vanilla appliances go, I really like it (looks)
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    13. 08-08-2012 11:37 AM #48
      it looks great... i'll share this one for my buddy. He's planning to have buy another honda model

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      08-08-2012 11:43 AM #49
      Looks Korean... aka like ****.

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      08-08-2012 11:43 AM #50
      I see a mix of an E-Class and the Genesis in the design. As far as I'm concerned, the design looks fine to me. I'm more concerned with the interior and the hardware of this vehicle. Honda needs to address those to fend off rivals and stay relevant.
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      08-08-2012 11:53 AM #51
      I like the sedan front and coupe back a lot (for this class)
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      08-08-2012 11:54 AM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by horsty69 View Post
      At first glance IMO it is huge improvement over the bulbous atrocity that the current sedan is.
      yep. that's what it is... that's exactly what it is... and ALL it is.

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      08-08-2012 12:00 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by feels_road View Post
      To me, the front is awful, the side view is interesting, and the rear looks almost unchanged (not a good thing). YMMV.
      Quote Originally Posted by Swallow Doretti View Post
      Am I wrong in thinking that the outgoing car and this share a greenhouse? I thought this car was going to be shorter in the wheelbase, but it looks like there's a lot more carried over from the previous sedan than was previously stated.
      It looks that way, but the new car is notably smaller, leading me to believe it's a more extensive redesign than the 12+ Civic (which really is a glorified LCI/MMC).

      I also remember something being discussed somewhere about the new car's windshield rake being different enough that it couldn't just be the same car warmed-over. Probably on TOV.

      Quote Originally Posted by jwaters943 View Post
      Looks more like the old Honda many claim to love: Not offensive, not terribly exciting, but timeless in a sort of generic way. Looking forward to hearing how it actually drives.
      Quote Originally Posted by BostonB6 View Post
      Too conservative a restyle for me. Honda needs to be more bold like Hyundai was with the Sonata & Elantra.
      Quote Originally Posted by Yo Teach View Post
      I know Honda's designs are more evolutionary than revolutionary, but the changes here are so subtle I think I've personally seen animals evolve more dramatically.
      Well...remember the beating they took over the TL?

      I think they've kept the best of the 2008-12 car here, and created another design that will look good 10-15 years on.

      Quote Originally Posted by Omnilith View Post
      Yay, Honda refreshed their best appliance.

      If I ever end up owning one of those, I know my life is over.
      I see you have some quirky stuff in your garage so I'm not going to bother convincing you...but the Accord is far from an appliance.

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      08-08-2012 12:00 PM #54
      Is this not the merger with the Euro Accord?

      It's clean and conservative -- not surprising.
      Manual transmissions are still offered -- that is surprising.
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      08-08-2012 12:05 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by Smoltz View Post
      So far so good... let's see the interior now.
      Quote Originally Posted by maskedSONY View Post
      I'm more concerned with the interior and the hardware of this vehicle. Honda needs to address those to fend off rivals and stay relevant.
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      08-08-2012 12:09 PM #57
      I like that interior.

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      08-08-2012 12:42 PM #58
      Definite improvement over the current car, but still largely on the conservative side of things. Try as I might, I can't see any similarities to the genesis sedan. What I do see is more of a likeness to the current Lexus design language, without the sharp and pointy curves--more smoothed out. The back reminds me quite a bit of a Lexus ES.

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      08-08-2012 12:43 PM #59
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      08-08-2012 12:46 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by locobaz23 View Post

      On the back, the lower fascia, what's up with that? Looks like an afterthought.

    26. 08-08-2012 12:47 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by 6cylVWguy View Post
      Definite improvement over the current car, but still largely on the conservative side of things.
      That's what I like about it, if getting something in this class...I would go for one of the more conservative styled cars.

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      08-08-2012 12:56 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by classicjetta View Post
      The Accord sold in the US isn't the same one you'll find in Europe. That job goes to the Acura TSX.
      The new Accord (2013+) is actually the same car that will be sold in Europe as the Accord. Accord is global as it once was. The euro Accord will continue to be sold here as the TSX untill the end of its life cycle...(1 more model year), and i dont think Acura has plans to replace it as they introduced a new entry level (ILX) and the next TL is being downsized.

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      08-08-2012 01:04 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by a2a4raddo View Post
      The new Accord (2013+) is actually the same car that will be sold in Europe as the Accord. Accord is global as it once was. The euro Accord will continue to be sold here as the TSX untill the end of its life cycle...(1 more model year), and i dont think Acura has plans to replace it as they introduced a new entry level (ILX) and the next TL is being downsized.
      Yup...that matches with what I've heard as well.

      Next TL should get an i4 as well as the new ZF 9AT

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      08-08-2012 01:13 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by Ross1013 View Post
      I see you have some quirky stuff in your garage so I'm not going to bother convincing you...but the Accord is far from an appliance.
      Well, that's be beautiful thing about opinions. We're all entitled to them.

      At least I'd take an Accord 3-to-1 over a Camry, though they're both excellent cars designed for somebody other than me.

    30. 08-08-2012 01:14 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      Is this not the merger with the Euro Accord?

      It's clean and conservative -- not surprising.
      Manual transmissions are still offered -- that is surprising.
      I guess it comes down to the Accord or the Passat if I was in search of a midsize sedan, but after seeing more Passats on the road I really like it more than the refreshed CC

      Will need to see how the new Accord looks in person. I guess if it might be still based on the previous platform, TSX suspsnion should work?
      Last edited by Aw614; 08-08-2012 at 01:18 PM.

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      08-08-2012 01:34 PM #66
      It'll not make a difference; they'll still sell.

      As a refresh goes, it's ok. Better than the current car. But Honda, why must you release your first photos of a GRAY car? ZZZzzzz. Also, those wheels look like hubcaps (at least in the photos). And the rear does look too evocative of the Genesis sedan.

    32. 08-08-2012 01:35 PM #67
      You know what I think? I think I'd rather have this:

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      08-08-2012 01:46 PM #68
      You know what I think? I think 10-12 years from now you will be able to count on one hand the number of unscheduled trips to the dealer the Accord will make, and the Ford will be ready for the junkyard. Ford's short-lived billing as an automaker equal to Toyota in terms of quality/reliability was remarkably short lived. SYNC/MyFordTouch pretty much sucks, and I wouldn't be shocked if their Ecoboost engines see serious deposit issues down the road, or see things like cracked dashes or peeling paint (not that Honda paint quality is remarkable).

      The Fusion does look great though. I just don't get all the hype with Ford these days. I've been in many of their cars, and while significantly improved, they're also MUCH more expensive than they were 3 short years ago.
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      08-08-2012 01:47 PM #69
      can Honda get any more boring?

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      08-08-2012 01:48 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by Aw614 View Post
      I guess it comes down to the Accord or the Passat if I was in search of a midsize sedan, but after seeing more Passats on the road I really like it more than the refreshed CC

      Will need to see how the new Accord looks in person. I guess if it might be still based on the previous platform, TSX suspsnion should work?
      The Accord and the Passat seem to be carving out their own piece of the mid-size segment, that's for sure.

      When you say "TSX suspension should work", what do you mean?

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