asuflyer05
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2008 Honda Accord Debuts

Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:06 am

Honda lifted the media embargo on the 2008 Accord today.

[url=http://automobiles.honda.com/2008-accord]http://automobiles.honda.com/2008-accord[url]

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.

What do you all think?
 
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RE: 2008 Honda Accord Debuts

Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:13 am

Accord 2008

Ugly. Honda had once been the one asian manufacturer with semi-decent design. No more, it appears. They've sunken to Mitsubishi levels...  yuck 
 
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RE: 2008 Honda Accord Debuts

Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:16 am

I like the look. And, it's an Accord, so it should run forever.

I'm hoping to get a new car in about 5 years, and I won't get an accord, but am looking at a Civic. Simply because Honda's are great cars.
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RE: 2008 Honda Accord Debuts

Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:16 am

Kind of blah if you ask me... reminds me of the current Camry design.

That being said, it's not bad; just not very revolutionary or inspiring.
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RE: 2008 Honda Accord Debuts

Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:20 am

Quoting Klaus (Reply 1):
Ugly. Honda had once been the one asian manufacturer with semi-decent design. No more, it appears. They've sunken to Mitsubishi levels...

Its like the Macintosh of the road!  spin  Just kidding.

So I take it Honda's four/five year cycle was up on the Accord? But I agree, it is somewhat bland, but not as bad as the 2003-2005 Accord.
 
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RE: 2008 Honda Accord Debuts

Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:27 am

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...!  yuck 
 
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RE: 2008 Honda Accord Debuts

Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:39 am

The profile view of the sedan makes me wonder if Chris Bangle has been engaged to head up Honda's styling department, but overall it's not bad.
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RE: 2008 Honda Accord Debuts

Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:23 am

Hmmmm,
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.
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RE: 2008 Honda Accord Debuts

Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:28 am

Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 3):
Kind of blah if you ask me... reminds me of the current Camry design.

Exactly on the Camry point, but I think it looks alright.
 
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RE: 2008 Honda Accord Debuts

Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:33 am

I agree with an above poster,

It looks like a Japanese Version of the new BMW 5-Series.

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RE: 2008 Honda Accord Debuts

Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:34 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 8):
Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 3):
Kind of blah if you ask me... reminds me of the current Camry design.

Exactly on the Camry point, but I think it looks alright.

Seriously! I can't find an image of the '08 Accord yet to link, but here's the Camry.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e2/2007_Toyota_Camry_Altise.jpg/800px-2007_Toyota_Camry_Altise.jpg

And compare that to the Accord shown here: http://automobiles.honda.com/2008%2Daccord/

Honda seems to be carbon-copying the Camry. A few minor body changes, but not enough to even mention really...
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RE: 2008 Honda Accord Debuts

Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:37 am

It's a bit 'meh' design. It will insult no one and inspire no one. Safe, boring.. boring..

much like cars are today. What happened to the great designs of old??

Revolutionary and inspiring cars like the Citroen 2CV, WV beetle (original), Ford Mustang 1970, Chevy Malibu '77, Jeep Cherokee 1977, Pontiac Firebird (excluding the 90s models and up) etc etc etc

All gone. I'd like to see more tasteful and brilliant designs like before. This 2008 Honda Accord is as inspiring as ah .. I'm so un-inspired I can't think of anything.

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RE: 2008 Honda Accord Debuts

Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:14 am

Ouch. That is rather grotesque. They appear to be stooping to the level of Hyundai, no place for a manufacturer like Honda.
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RE: 2008 Honda Accord Debuts

Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:43 am

Quoting Klaus (Reply 1):
Ugly. Honda had once been the one asian manufacturer with semi-decent design. No more, it appears. They've sunken to Mitsubishi levels...

 checkmark 

As far the looks, from the pics I think Camry is better. I hope it looks better when I see it for real.
 
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RE: 2008 Honda Accord Debuts

Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:57 am

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!
 
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RE: 2008 Honda Accord Debuts

Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:25 am

It also looks a bit like the new Chrysler Sebring:



How unfortunate.
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RE: 2008 Honda Accord Debuts

Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:28 am

It looks like they took the Acura TL and hit it with an ugly stick multiple times. The coupe isn't that bad though...
 
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RE: 2008 Honda Accord Debuts

Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:57 am

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 12):
They appear to be stooping to the level of Hyundai,

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.
 
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RE: 2008 Honda Accord Debuts

Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:07 am

Quoting Asuflyer05 (Thread starter):
What do you all think?

Here's what I think of the new Accord:  ill   vomit 


The Ford Fusion looks so much better.

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RE: 2008 Honda Accord Debuts

Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:24 am

I like it. I have owned 4 different Accords and I like this one. It kind of looks like a TL.

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RE: 2008 Honda Accord Debuts

Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:27 am

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.
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RE: 2008 Honda Accord Debuts

Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:24 am

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.
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RE: 2008 Honda Accord Debuts

Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:10 pm

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 9):
It looks like a Japanese Version of the new BMW 5-Series.

For sure, the coupe does. I have a 2001 Accord Coupe (EX, with the leather seats, but a 4-banger) and it seems like the 2008 coupe looks like a BMW coupe.

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