Have you driven the new Accord?

glen

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It reminds me of the BMW 3 series.
The ride is quiet and smooth, yet the car has unbelievable response.
I really want a cheaper car with better gas milage, but the accord is so nice, I may just get one.
 

krunchykrome

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Originally posted by: glen
It reminds me of the BMW 3 series.
The ride is quiet and smooth, yet the car has unbelievable response.
I really want a cheaper car with better gas milage, but the accord is so nice, I may just get one.

I havent driven it, but I definetly love the way it looks. I bought a 2008 CRV earlier this year because I needed AWD and cargo room and something fuel efficient. If I was in the market for a sedan though, I would have definetly purchased the new Accord.
 

Shawn

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Originally posted by: krunchykrome
Originally posted by: glen
It reminds me of the BMW 3 series.
The ride is quiet and smooth, yet the car has unbelievable response.
I really want a cheaper car with better gas milage, but the accord is so nice, I may just get one.

I havent driven it, but I definetly love the way it looks. I bought a 2008 CRV earlier this year because I needed AWD and cargo room and something fuel efficient. If I was in the market for a sedan though, I would have definetly purchased the new Accord.

I agree. I hated the previous generation Accord, but this one is gorgeous. I never even considered an Accord until now.
 

ayabe

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I guess I'm in the minority as usual, I think the new Accord, especially the coupe looks like a Hyundai and thus not to my liking.
 

iamwiz82

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Originally posted by: ayabe
I guess I'm in the minority as usual, I think the new Accord, especially the coupe looks like a Hyundai and thus not to my liking.

The bubble headlights remind me of a corpse that has been in the water for a few days.
 

getbush

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I think it's mostly the pedestrian safety regulations that are screwing with the front-end design of cars. Raising the noses and corners up.
 

thecritic

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The road noise is atrocious.

The fuel economy on the V6 is no longer class leading according to real-world tests.

The timing belt job at 105k costs $800.

The VCM can be annoying. On some units it is very noticeable, on others it is not.

0-60 and 1/4 mile times are weaker than the competition.

Still, it's a strong competitor. The styling is excellent and the interior design and fit/finish is outstanding. The rear seats also fold down, unlike the mid and upper trims of the Camry. In addition, stability control is standard, which is a major plus.

I have ridden in one but haven't driven one, but I'm going to go and test drive one next week before I make up my mind.
 

Arkaign

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The ones I've seen around here look truly excellent, definitely a step above previous Accords, and dare I say it, a step above Acura's vaunted TL (granted, the TL is due for imminent replacement).
 

Chunkee

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they are noisy...too noisy for me...going down the hiway i was surprised at all the noise. civic is quieter. check the real world mileage on them also. fit and finish okay i guess..nothing earth shattering. bout like the altima. camry is much quieter, and okay to drive...exterior is allirght, but interior will put you to sleep...new sonata...big improvement...talk about fit and finish...nice quality pieces on the inside. about same price i guess; but with more of the creature comforts...i hate that honda price pointed the bluetooth with the Navigation... boooo

jC
 

shocksyde

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I've got a black 08 Coupe V6. I've had several people ask me if it was a BMW, which doesn't make any sense to me.

And no, nobody has ever said it looks like a Hyundai.

I will admit that I don't like the sedan nearly as much. Those headlights and taillights poking out really ruin it for me.
 

stash

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Originally posted by: Arkaign
The ones I've seen around here look truly excellent, definitely a step above previous Accords, and dare I say it, a step above Acura's vaunted TL (granted, the TL is due for imminent replacement).
The TL has already been replaced, and is based as usual on the European version of the Accord. So the new model is based on the new Accord.

I drove an 08 coupe (I have a 06 coupe now) and definitely felt the handling and power were improved over mine. The handling was the biggest improvement, the power was already great on my car.

The exterior styling is really nice, much better than the four door Accord (no bulging headlamps). But WTF did they do to the interior. No more touch screen navi, and a hideous dash with buttons, buttons and more buttons.

So unfortunately, since I spend much more time inside the car than admiring the outside, Honda won't be getting my business this time around (in addition to the 06 coupe, I've had an 03 coupe and a 92 four door).
 

halik

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Originally posted by: Shawn
Originally posted by: krunchykrome
Originally posted by: glen
It reminds me of the BMW 3 series.
The ride is quiet and smooth, yet the car has unbelievable response.
I really want a cheaper car with better gas milage, but the accord is so nice, I may just get one.

I havent driven it, but I definetly love the way it looks. I bought a 2008 CRV earlier this year because I needed AWD and cargo room and something fuel efficient. If I was in the market for a sedan though, I would have definetly purchased the new Accord.

I agree. I hated the previous generation Accord, but this one is gorgeous. I never even considered an Accord until now.

You're esthetically challenged... the new Accord is fugly. Whoever came up with that grill needs to be hanged by gonads.
 

krunchykrome

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Originally posted by: halik
Originally posted by: Shawn
Originally posted by: krunchykrome
Originally posted by: glen
It reminds me of the BMW 3 series.
The ride is quiet and smooth, yet the car has unbelievable response.
I really want a cheaper car with better gas milage, but the accord is so nice, I may just get one.

I havent driven it, but I definetly love the way it looks. I bought a 2008 CRV earlier this year because I needed AWD and cargo room and something fuel efficient. If I was in the market for a sedan though, I would have definetly purchased the new Accord.

I agree. I hated the previous generation Accord, but this one is gorgeous. I never even considered an Accord until now.

You're esthetically challenged... the new Accord is fugly. Whoever came up with that grill needs to be hanged by gonads.

everyone has different tastes

we know you like your cars straight hood yo
 

Arkaign

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Originally posted by: stash
Originally posted by: Arkaign
The ones I've seen around here look truly excellent, definitely a step above previous Accords, and dare I say it, a step above Acura's vaunted TL (granted, the TL is due for imminent replacement).
The TL has already been replaced, and is based as usual on the European version of the Accord. So the new model is based on the new Accord.

I drove an 08 coupe (I have a 06 coupe now) and definitely felt the handling and power were improved over mine. The handling was the biggest improvement, the power was already great on my car.

The exterior styling is really nice, much better than the four door Accord (no bulging headlamps). But WTF did they do to the interior. No more touch screen navi, and a hideous dash with buttons, buttons and more buttons.

So unfortunately, since I spend much more time inside the car than admiring the outside, Honda won't be getting my business this time around (in addition to the 06 coupe, I've had an 03 coupe and a 92 four door).

Um, I thought the '08s were slightly updated on the same '04-'07 setup?

*search*

Yes, I'm right :

http://www.edmunds.com/acura/tl/review.html

The current-generation TL was introduced as a 2004 model.

The actual platform changeover is due this fall, bringing significant changes!

http://jalopnik.com/365647/200...m-the-new-tl-tl-type+s
 
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I know aesthetics are a personal thing, but I find it really strange to hear anyone use the word "gorgeous" to refer to the new Accord. I can't imagine that even its designers would say it's gorgeous. To me it's a strange amalgam of bits of other cars, and has looks that are inoffensive at best and fugly at worst.
 

senseamp

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I like the Accord, if only Honda made the Civic like that instead of the spaceship design we got now.
 

halik

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Originally posted by: krunchykrome
Originally posted by: halik
Originally posted by: Shawn
Originally posted by: krunchykrome
Originally posted by: glen
It reminds me of the BMW 3 series.
The ride is quiet and smooth, yet the car has unbelievable response.
I really want a cheaper car with better gas milage, but the accord is so nice, I may just get one.

I havent driven it, but I definetly love the way it looks. I bought a 2008 CRV earlier this year because I needed AWD and cargo room and something fuel efficient. If I was in the market for a sedan though, I would have definetly purchased the new Accord.

I agree. I hated the previous generation Accord, but this one is gorgeous. I never even considered an Accord until now.

You're esthetically challenged... the new Accord is fugly. Whoever came up with that grill needs to be hanged by gonads.

everyone has different tastes

we know you like your cars straight hood yo

It's not a matter of taste, it's esthetics. The new accord along with the new TSX has got aweful front ends. Especially the TSX...

Straight hood look would need 100% more chrome;)
 
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BassBomb

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TL is not based on the European Accord
TSX is based on the European Accord

Anyways I loved the 2006 2007 Accord Sedan/Coupe personally.
 

KDKPSJ

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Originally posted by: stash
The TL has already been replaced, and is based as usual on the European version of the Accord. So the new model is based on the new Accord.

Guess you confused with TSX, which is Euro Accord in the rest of the world.

TL is upgraded Accord V6, which is only sold in US market. (Just like Lexus ES, which is upgraded Camry) So yes, new TL ('09) will be based on new-gen Accord.

New front end design is part of Honda's effort to set the family-look, which follows RDX/MDX front end design. So, if you don't like the front end of Accord or TSX, blame the success of RDX and MDX, lol.
 

Skunkwourk

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Originally posted by: halik
Originally posted by: krunchykrome
Originally posted by: halik
Originally posted by: Shawn
Originally posted by: krunchykrome
Originally posted by: glen
It reminds me of the BMW 3 series.
The ride is quiet and smooth, yet the car has unbelievable response.
I really want a cheaper car with better gas milage, but the accord is so nice, I may just get one.

I havent driven it, but I definetly love the way it looks. I bought a 2008 CRV earlier this year because I needed AWD and cargo room and something fuel efficient. If I was in the market for a sedan though, I would have definetly purchased the new Accord.

I agree. I hated the previous generation Accord, but this one is gorgeous. I never even considered an Accord until now.

You're esthetically challenged... the new Accord is fugly. Whoever came up with that grill needs to be hanged by gonads.

everyone has different tastes

we know you like your cars straight hood yo

It's not a matter of taste, it's esthetics. The new accord along with the new TSX has got aweful front ends. Especially the TSX...

Straight hood look would need 100% more chrome;)

you mean Aesthetics right? ;)

that being said, I happen to like the new Accord as well and have considered getting rid of my ES300 for one.
 

halik

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Originally posted by: m0mentary
Originally posted by: halik
Originally posted by: krunchykrome
Originally posted by: halik
Originally posted by: Shawn
Originally posted by: krunchykrome
Originally posted by: glen
It reminds me of the BMW 3 series.
The ride is quiet and smooth, yet the car has unbelievable response.
I really want a cheaper car with better gas milage, but the accord is so nice, I may just get one.

I havent driven it, but I definetly love the way it looks. I bought a 2008 CRV earlier this year because I needed AWD and cargo room and something fuel efficient. If I was in the market for a sedan though, I would have definetly purchased the new Accord.

I agree. I hated the previous generation Accord, but this one is gorgeous. I never even considered an Accord until now.

You're esthetically challenged... the new Accord is fugly. Whoever came up with that grill needs to be hanged by gonads.

everyone has different tastes

we know you like your cars straight hood yo

It's not a matter of taste, it's esthetics. The new accord along with the new TSX has got aweful front ends. Especially the TSX...

Straight hood look would need 100% more chrome;)

you mean Aesthetics right? ;)

that being said, I happen to like the new Accord as well and have considered getting rid of my ES300 for one.
right back at ya ;)
 

shocksyde

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Originally posted by: halik

It's not a matter of taste, it's esthetics. The new accord along with the new TSX has got aweful front ends. Especially the TSX...

Straight hood look would need 100% more chrome;)

Aesthetics is a matter of opinion.

It's like one person thinks Angelina Jolie is sexy, and another disagrees. Neither are right. Neither are wrong.

You don't like the Accord. That's fine. But claiming you don't like it because it is in FACT not aesthetically pleasing is just plain recockulous.
 

halik

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Originally posted by: shocksyde
Originally posted by: halik

It's not a matter of taste, it's esthetics. The new accord along with the new TSX has got aweful front ends. Especially the TSX...

Straight hood look would need 100% more chrome;)

Aesthetics is a matter of opinion.

It's like one person thinks Angelina Jolie is sexy, and another disagrees. Neither are right. Neither are wrong.

You don't like the Accord. That's fine. But claiming you don't like it because it is in FACT not aesthetically pleasing is just plain recockulous.

I like the accord, great car, good reliability etc. That eing said, the car is FUGLY. Look at the lines of it:
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Hood ends nowhere, TSX-like side crease that starts out of nowhere and ends the same way, the clusterfuck they want to call front bumper with surfaces everywhere and it's finished off with a grille that follows no lines at all. Bravo!

Compare that to the concept:
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