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      08-08-2012 10:53 AM #51
      I like the sedan front and coupe back a lot (for this class)
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      08-08-2012 10:54 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 11:00 AM #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 11:00 AM #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 11:05 AM #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 11:09 AM #57
      I like that interior.

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      08-08-2012 11:42 AM #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 11:43 AM #59
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      08-08-2012 11:46 AM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by locobaz23 View Post

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

    11. 08-08-2012 11:47 AM #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 11:56 AM #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 12:04 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 12:13 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.

    15. 08-08-2012 12:14 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?
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      08-08-2012 12:34 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.

    17. 08-08-2012 12:35 PM #67
      You know what I think? I think I'd rather have this:

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      08-08-2012 12:46 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 12:47 PM #69
      can Honda get any more boring?

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      08-08-2012 12:48 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?

    21. 08-08-2012 12:52 PM #71
      I hope i'm wrong, but I get the feeling the Fusion will suffer the same fate as the Taurus which looks great on pictures but the flesh it looks too big and bulbous.


      As for the new Accord I think while very conservative Honda addressed the 2 most offensive aspects of the current car quite nicely which are the interior and the rear. I'm really curious on the HP and MPG of the hybrid model. To be competitive Honda will need close to 200 hp and an average MPG of about 40 with a starting price of about $25K.

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      08-08-2012 12:55 PM #72
      I'm really looking forward to seeing more of this car. I've always had a soft spot for the Accord - its never been the most visually striking vehicle, and it has almost alway been the jack of all trades, but master of none.

      The spy pictures of the interior look great, and I am happy to see that Honda is not abandoning the manual transmission:


      BTW - did you guys catch that LED HEADLIGHTS are going to be an option? Pretty impressive for this class of vehicle.

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      08-08-2012 01:00 PM #73
      They finally fixed the Accord! Hurray!

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      08-08-2012 01:01 PM #74
      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.

      ^^
      Yeah this. I like it, it's attractive in an understated sort of way, but I was hoping it'd be a little more out there.
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      08-08-2012 01:03 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by urogolf View Post
      AGREED!
      looks more streamlined than before
      First Honda with a positive change in a while!

      The rear is very Genesis though (not a twin by any means but it was the first thing that popped into my head)
      In reference to Honda's own radio spots: Does that rear now make the Accord a Hyundai wannabe?

      Does look better than the Camry but behind the Koreans.

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