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Old 08-08-2012, 10:44 AM
 
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Cant figure out the hype with cookie cutter Hondas that plague the roads with absolutely no character to them at all. Besides being a reliable car, what else do they have to offer? The 2013 Accord looks no different then the last 5 years. Just because a car is reliable, it shouldnt be the reason they are so popular, should it? ...what are some reasons they are so well liked?
Exactly. Honda has some of the best sheep a brand could want. They don't question anything, defend vigorously crap and like very ugly things.



That new Nissan Altima, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Ford Fusion and even the Camry all seem better than this new car thus far.
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:34 PM
 
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Honda releases first photos of redone, shorter 2013 Accord
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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That back end certainly looks a lot like a Genesis.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:45 PM
 
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Cant figure out the hype with cookie cutter Hondas that plague the roads with absolutely no character to them at all. Besides being a reliable car, what else do they have to offer? The 2013 Accord looks no different then the last 5 years. Just because a car is reliable, it shouldnt be the reason they are so popular, should it? ...what are some reasons they are so well liked?

I agree. However, you do not buy a Honda for its looks. Like you said, for reliability. I put less money into my 13 year old Accord than I have with my previous GM cars that only lasted 6-8 yearsv+/-
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:57 AM
 
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I agree. However, you do not buy a Honda for its looks. Like you said, for reliability. I put less money into my 13 year old Accord than I have with my previous GM cars that only lasted 6-8 yearsv+/-

Purchased my Honda Accord in 1991, has the original engine and transmission, I'm still driving it!
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:10 AM
 
Location: NY
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One nice thing about conservative, and progressive styling updates. They don't automatically make the prior model look like a 50 year old antique.

The photos released look like a typical, contemporary family sedan. It doesn't blow you away with tremendous styling, nor does it offend.

I wouldn't rule it out of my buying decision due to it's styling.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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Here are so more.

First Official Photos of 2013 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe - Rumor Central
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:41 AM
 
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Exactly. Honda has some of the best sheep a brand could want. They don't question anything, defend vigorously crap and like very ugly things.



That new Nissan Altima, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Ford Fusion and even the Camry all seem better than this new car thus far.

The Altima's grill is a killer for me, its HUGE, blingy, looks like some rap guy's big neckless.
Sonata and Optima are some really nice lookin cars. I haven't seen pics on the new Fusion, the old/current one is nice looking. Camry is a snorefest too, the SE version looks ok but they basically did the same slight restyling IMHO.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
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The Altima's grill is a killer for me, its HUGE, blingy, looks like some rap guy's big neckless.
Sonata and Optima are some really nice lookin cars. I haven't seen pics on the new Fusion, the old/current one is nice looking. Camry is a snorefest too, the SE version looks ok but they basically did the same slight restyling IMHO.
the camry se styling destroys any of the styling of all those cars you ranted about.

the only cars looks that are really impressive are the kia optima. The altima is a sporty car that doesnt look sporty yuck.

camry se v6 for me. Paddle shifters nice 0 - 60 times 18 inch alloy rims. End thread. Also when tuning out cars the camry looks way better hooked up then a sonata does. Sonatas are better of when their stocked. YAWWNNNNNN
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:17 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Camry + tuning = fail

Just about every car in that class is better left unmodified but the Camry is particularly dull. At the very least, the Optima/Sonata 19T turbo setup has been shown to be good for about 330whp (wheel!) with the OEM turbo. It still won't drive like a sports car but it will haul ass.
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