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Mar 26, 2013 (7:06 pm)
Pulled up next to a new Accord in burgandy at a stop light today and it was beautiful, absolutely stunning! It's the right size vehicle for a family and from what I've read, pretty fuel efficient to boot. My buddy's wife just bought a Sport version in this color and she just loves it, who wouldn't! They paid around $24k he said which seems to be a lot of value for the $. Just wish the wife would go that route but I know it's way to big. But Honda has really hit a home run here and I predict they're gonna sell a bunch of these puppies and maybe even surpass the Camry as the best selling mid sized vehicle in the U S. Will have to test drive one eventually to see how really good it is. Just wish the Civic was a 2/3 Accord as I'd push the wife hard to get one but right now, the Civic isn't as good. The Lexus IS is more what I'd consider a smaller Accord like vehicle.
Kudos to Honda for doing a spectacular job with this new Accord as I didn't like the last generation too much even though it was popular. This new model just has "it" and I know it will sell briskly!
#502 of 510 Re: Honda sucks [steve_]
Mar 27, 2013 (7:56 am)
Some of the other boards that I've visited have been applauding this. The only disappointments I've read is you have to buy the top trim level to get it and many would have liked to see the "Lane Watch" system like the new Accord has.
I think it will bump sales a few points myself.
#503 of 510 Re: Honda sucks [anythngbutgm]
by steve_ HOST
Mar 27, 2013 (8:23 am)
I'm seeing a lot of positive vibes too, like this tweet from an Edmunds editor at the show: "vacuum = no brainer. Can't believe this awesome feature didn't hit the minivan market earlier. kellytoepke".
Personally, I think I'd rather just have a power port back there (probably has a couple already). A 120v one would be nice. That said, I've often used a whisk broom on camping trips to keep the detritus in the rear on my van down under an inch deep so a built in Shop Vac could work.
Just can't see it being a deal breaker for someone comparing it to a Sienna.
My snarky side wonders if it could vacuum up the kink on the side of the van.
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#504 of 510 Re: Honda sucks [steve_]
Mar 27, 2013 (6:46 pm)
They should take that vacuum and suck out the side profile design. It's fugly, disjointed and needs a re-do sooner, not later.
Apr 01, 2013 (3:28 am)
Current odd styling on sides of Ody is less noticeable in dark colors. Burgundy/maroon helps to mask the weird lines.
Apr 01, 2013 (7:59 am)
The new RLX got a negative review in the Wall Street Journal. Among the comments, it said the RLX, Acura's flagship sedan, is little more than a larger, heavily contented Accord. While adapting Honda's FWD architecture to a car with E-Class and 5-Series fighting pretensions saved money, the result is a car that doesn't accomplish its mission, in the reviewer's opinion. Further, it's not even an effective competitor to the A-6 Quattro. Was Dan Neil, the WSJ reviewer, too hard on the RLX?
Incidentally, Consumers Reports rated the 2013 A-6 best-in-class; better than the E-Class or 5-Series.
Are you listening , Lincoln?
It should be mentioned that the RLX will be available with AWD later this year. The AWD version will also have more power. I hope the WSJ tests that model too, to see whether that will make the RLX more competitive with its German rivals. And, let's not forget Cadillac, which just introduced an all-new, larger CTS to take on the Germans.
#507 of 510 2013 exl navi sedan in red
Apr 19, 2013 (2:19 am)
Just bought one of the new Accords, and we love it so far.
Very nice improvements over our 2008 EXL navi in most areas. I still love the 08 because it's a manual, which is what i prefer.
One of the biggest changes is that the Accord is now a quiet car on the road. Road noise has always been a weak spot for the Accord, and that's now gone.
I'd say Honda's mojo is definitely back.
#508 of 510 Re: 2013 exl navi sedan in red [benjaminh]
Apr 19, 2013 (6:46 am)
Congrats! Haven't seen too many in red.
Apr 22, 2013 (6:20 am)
In the latest MT "Alphabet Soup" battle, the Acura comes out on top.
Gives me hope for the new RLX.
May 14, 2013 (7:27 am)
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