Last post on Mar 31, 2011 at 9:21 AM
You are in the Honda Accord
What is this discussion about?
Honda Accord, Sedan
#633 of 5530 Re: 2008 Sedan Spotted [masternc]
May 11, 2007 (2:46 pm)
My first impression lends me to see this car as having the front end the Acura RL should have had. In fact, the whole shape looks better to me.
Once again, the design goes back to conservative.
In 1990-1993, the design was squarish.
For 1994-1997, Honda played up the angles.
Then, in 1998, Honda squared stuff back off, and went conservative, eliminating some character.
2003 brought a more polarizing, angular design.
2008, is more conservative again. Looks MUCH better than the overly busy/puffy-looking Camry, and better than the (already not-bad-looking) Altima.
Exterior style is all just opinion, but I have a very positive one of this one. It looks classier than my Accord.
#634 of 5530 Re: 2008 Sedan Spotted [masternc]
May 11, 2007 (3:54 pm)
So sad to see the middle rear light back on the rear deck. I love the 06/07 version with it on the truck lid.
#635 of 5530 Re: 2008 Sedan Spotted [tallman1]
May 11, 2007 (4:13 pm)
Agree that the 07 stop light looked good. But the new one is o.k. Now you see why it needs the AVTEC 3.5. It's growing with the baby boomers.
#636 of 5530 Re: 2008 Sedan Spotted [blufz1]
May 11, 2007 (5:10 pm)
I like the light in the trunklid of my 2006 too. I do like the fact that the Accord doesn't appear loooooooooooong, like the (albeit nice looking) Altima. It just looks too stretched. The Accord is more traditional in its lines, which I think is a good thing for Honda's flagship sedan.
#637 of 5530 Re: - [blufz1]
May 11, 2007 (5:21 pm)
I wonder how much weight it will gain.
One thing I can't get out of my head is an all aluminum Accord. Imagine the 4-cyl minus a few hundred pounds. It would be like gaining 20 hp and being more nimble at the same time. Taller gears could be used since there would be less weight to get up the hills. Add a few more hp to the engine - or better yet keep the same hp and make it a tad smaller and lighter still (2.2l?)
Unfortunately cars always seem to go in the other direction. Despite this, the Accord seems to get more efficient all the time, so that is a good sign.
Amazing what cars have done in 20 years.
May 11, 2007 (8:05 pm)
I am liking it.
I see something between a BMW 5-Series and Saturn Aura, with the Accord coupe front end.
Now if we could just see the interior...
#639 of 5530 Diesel? ? ? ?
May 11, 2007 (10:15 pm)
Will the diesel engine arrive in 2008 or 2009?
What about the rumor of a Accord Wagon?
#640 of 5530 Re: 2008 Sedan Spotted [blackexv6]
May 12, 2007 (4:00 am)
this whole move to bloat the look of these sedans is not a good direction in my book.
i think the last thing they want to do is make the car look more like a camry. imho, the front-end and rear-end of the camry look absolutely terrible.
this car looks too much like the odyssey. no - not good. not svelt. bloated like suffering from water retention due to steriod intake.
i'm one hoping they are doing this to throw everyone off. as a loyal accord owner and fan, i would not buy this car.
#642 of 5530 Re: More Photos at MT [blane]
May 12, 2007 (5:18 am)
......you know, I subscribe to MT. Somehow, we missed that (and the reference to the 3.5l six)