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#1 of 577 Honda Accord Owners: Future Models
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Dec 08, 2004 (10:36 am)
Since the hybrid version is hitting the dealerships this week, it's time to look at a facelift for the upcoming model year. What's the word on the street? Share your thoughts here!
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#2 of 577 Re: Honda Accord Owners: Future Models [kirstie_h]
Dec 10, 2004 (2:00 pm)
I think that this mid life freshening may turn out to be more extensive than is normal for Honda. Sales are a bit off and major mistakes were made in the styling of the present model (at least in my opinion).
Honda needs to abandon the goofy slotted front end with insert and give the car an honest to goodness grille. The coupe needs more more work than the sedan. By giving the coupe a higher beltline and eliminating any sculpting on the door, Honda has made this car look too plump and slabsided. Sculpting the bottom of the door(coupe) adding a stronger character line(coupe) and adding a Civic Si style front end w/grille (coupe and sedan) would do wonders for this car.Adding a few more interior color combos instead of one per exterior color would also help make the car more competitive.
#3 of 577 I agree
Jan 29, 2005 (6:02 am)
on the interior combos thing. Not everybody who wants a blue car wants a gray interior.
#4 of 577 This Could Be What Honda Is Thinking
Feb 02, 2005 (1:21 pm)
Here's a link to a front-end photo of the upcoming 2006 Honda Civic.
This puts Honda's front end styling squarely in the Acura camp and could provide an important clue as to how Honda will fix its Accord problem (BTW, I note that the Accord's sales figures for January show a continued slide in the current model's popularity).
#5 of 577 2006 Honda Accord
Feb 09, 2005 (8:54 am)
What does everyone think the 2006 Honda Accord will have? I know it isn't up for the 8th generation until 2007, but I want to know what everyone thinks will be offered in the 2006 version.
I'm almost certain the engine will stay the same. There could be some minor exterior modifications.
#7 of 577 Re: 2006 Honda Accord [gatrhumpy]
Mar 11, 2005 (8:59 pm)
I wonder the same... I would hate to buy a 2005 in a few months and then see there are some cool features like the bluetooth or a improved navigation system. Anyone who could comment would be appreciated.
#8 of 577 VSA? Direct injection? VCM?
Mar 12, 2005 (3:26 am)
I wonder if they will add to the 2006 some tech they already have - like vehicle stability assist which is on the CR-V, Pilot, Ody and Ridgeline as well as Acura sedans.
How about variable cylinder management on the V6 non-hybrid a la Odyssey?
Finally - direct injection engine tech that is coming on the Civic for even better fuel economy.
The way I see it, the refresh will last model years 2006 and 2007 and the "all-new" version will arrive in 2008.
I too would be reluctant to buy an Accord till the 2006 revamp is known.
#9 of 577 Re: This Could Be What Honda Is Thinking [heisnstein]
Mar 12, 2005 (2:42 pm)
It seems like the new styling gives less and less window areas, specially in the back.
Mar 12, 2005 (6:23 pm)
I'm currently looking at both the Camry and the Accord for my next car. I haven't test-driven them yet but if it comes down to me wanting the Accord, I am hesitant to purchase a 2005. The revised 2006 model should come out sometime over the summer and I'd rather wait to see what sorts of changes will be made. I expect the typical facelift - revised headlights, grille, bumpers. The taillights were changed for 2005 (a year before the revision, much like what Honda did with the Civic). I'm hoping Honda will also add a few more standard features, like having the outside temp gauge available on all models (or at least the base EX... I don't see the point in excluding it from the list of standard features, and only making it available with leather).