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Old 04-20-2012, 07:25 AM
 
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[quote=Spanky25;23944102]Dont like either one of em....

Honda ( and Acura) is sinking....and fast!
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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That sedan rendering doesn't look too bad to me, certainly better than the unappealing current model. I don't think I like the coupe but then I haven't really liked any of the coupes off this style of car from the Japanese (Accord, Camry, Altima) in any of the generations.

The best Accord was still the 86-89. Gotta love a 4-door with pop-up headlights.
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:13 PM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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Their CEO was quoted as saying that it wsn't appropriate for the marketplace; it's categorized as a full-size automobile, so the new edition will undoubtedly be smaller, and the 4-cylinder engine will remain standard, since some 84% of the Accords (and similar percentages for the Camry & Altima) sold in the US are 4-cylinder automatics, according to Automotive News.

Between the Sonata, Passat, (kbb.com ranked it #1 among passenger sedans) & the Camry, Honda has some really serious competition in the family sedan segment.
So...Honda is admitting to not having learned from making that hybrid Accord a loaded v6 version and pricing its main buyer base out of the market? I'd figure you'd want a hybrid for the smaller engine and whatnot...

Go figure.
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:21 PM
 
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Honda keeps improving on safety. Nothing else.

If you're a safety nut like me, the Accord is attractive. For every other market- aesthetic-influenced, driving enthusiasts, value-driven folks- the Accord offers nothing.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:08 PM
 
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Honda Accord was the 3rd best selling vehicle in the USA just a couple years ago, last month it fell to 12th!!

Auto Sales - Markets Data Center - WSJ.com

Anyone know what's up with the slide? Camry is doing very well, now 2nd overall. The Nissan Altima has taken the Accord's usual sales rank just behind the Camry.
Every generation of Accord is more boring and ugly than the last. The Altima is twice the car and very cool looking. Hondas are just blah.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I don't see much difference between the '12 and '13 models.

I think the designers are starting to run out of ideas for new models. Take the Chevy Cruze for example, it may be new, but it already looks old and dated to me. The '12 Camry doesn't look any more modern than the '11 model either. Same goes for the new Malibu.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:58 PM
 
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The 2012 were a new model. When I look around what I see is alot of Accord looka likes really from many makers. Some cheaper. I think perhaps what Honda needs to do is somethig like Toyota with the new prius C at under 19K. They basically have a knockout with its pricing compared to the Leaf or Volt. Perhaps its not so strange that the Volt at 40K is not being produced. It is likely another Edsel ;but GM this time.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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Hybrids just don't make much sense for the overhwleming majority of car buyers; that's why their share of the market has been stuck in the 2%-3% range for over a decade, according to Automotive News.

Granted, gas mileage rules these days, and the content level on subcompacts, compacts and midsize sedans ($25K and under) is off the charts, a practice which Honda pioneered in the early 80s with the 1983 Prelude, and my first new car. the 1985 Accord LX.

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:02 AM
 
Location: IN
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Why? The Hyundai Sonata offers far more than the Honda Accord at a lower price.
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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The Sonata is also less expensive than a Camry or an Accord, and can easily be purchased, at least here in import-addicted California, for well under sticker.
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