It looks pretty nice. A little bigger, more power, some extra features. I'm disappointed the V6 sedan is not offered with a 6-speed manual transmission. Though it's not a big surprise as they never sold well. The Nav system does not have XM LiveTraffic but finally gets Bluetooth.
777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1987 times:
Well, it looks like Honda mashed together styling elements from the Hyundai Sonata,(front view), Saturn L300 (rear view), any recent BMW (Chris Bangle style), and the overall blandness of a Toyota Camry.
Looks better than the Hondo-buick styling of the current model.
I am partial to the 90-93 body style myself.
Once the Accord lost it's low beltline, it was all over from there.
I had a 93 Accord Wagon, and absolutely loved it.
My glass is neither 1/2 empty nor 1/2 full, rather, the glass itself is twice as big as it should be.
DucatiRacer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1896 times:
Quoting 777DadandJr (Reply 7): Well, it looks like Honda mashed together styling elements from the Hyundai Sonata,(front view), Saturn L300 (rear view), any recent BMW (Chris Bangle style), and the overall blandness of a Toyota Camry.
I agree, while at the same time I think the new designs (particularly for the coupe) also seem to be less attractive knock-off copies of the new Infiniti G's (and considering I think just about everything Infiniti builds looks heinous, that aint a good thing).
Honda started losing their way with the Accord in the mid-90s, and completely lost it with the outgoing model. I had some hope for them based on the new Civics, but that hope is long gone.
And although off topic: Honda if you are reading this - STOP trying to make the Pilot into a Range Rover clone (right down to the twin circular tail light/turn signal design). You are not fooling anyone!
Could some of the styling points be blamed on the D.O.T requirement for taller front ends to reduce injuries to pedestrians? Doesn't get much better toward the back as the rear fenders look like their taken from a Hyundai Sonata.
Halls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1756 times:
Quoting Klaus (Reply 5): Quoting N231YE (Reply 4):Its like the Macintosh of the road!
Looks more like a plastic-baroque PC with totally senseless ridges and pseudo-ornamental elements all over the place...! Ê
Just wait for the 2009 Acura TL. The 2003 redesigned Accord was butt ugly, yet the 2004 TL - based on the Accord - was quite attractive.
AA787823 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1716 times:
The coupe looks fair, but too much like the 2008 Alltima Coupe/ Infinity G35. The Sedan is WAAAAY to bland. But then again Honda aims more to the conservative market, thus leaving the agressive styling to Acura.