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#460 of 513 Re: New Accord [victor23]
Oct 31, 2012 (7:30 am)
I like the new Mazda 6 better than the Fusion actually...and we're quite impressed with our Mazda 3s as it passes 113k very soon. Still runs great and screwed together very tightly with no squeaks or rattles. We've never ever had a car with this many miles but the wife just doesn't want to let it go. The a/c unit is acting up again but still blowing cold. So I'd buy another Mazda product based on how well our current one is holding up.
I think the new Accord and Mazda 6 will both do very well in the market...better than either the Camry or Fusion once people drive 'em.
#461 of 513 Re: New Accord [sandman_6472]
Nov 04, 2012 (3:54 pm)
If the new Accord is anything to go by, it does seem like Honda is getting it together. The reviews for the Accord have been pretty positive, and the efficiency of the packaging reminds me of older Hondas that weren't huge on the outside but had plenty of room on the inside. The only cars I'd cross shop it with are the new Altima and upcoming Mazda 6.
Nov 12, 2012 (8:38 am)
Hopefully, the redo of the '13 Civic will address some of the current problems going on. Making it a bit more like a mini Accord isn't such a bad thing...look how well Hyundai is doing with the Elantra. Hopefully Toyota will do the same with the Corolla, that car absolutely needs something serious to happen to it...reliable is great but it lacks any sense of style or fun! Personally, I hope they nail it this time with the Civic!
#464 of 513 Re: New Civic [anythngbutgm]
Nov 12, 2012 (2:37 pm)
Not a bad looking car. But honestly, I don't have a problem with the curent Civic, although I'll admit I haven't looked at one closely. There's a lady at work who has a 2012, and she's happy with it. I've seen it in the parking lot, and I don't have a problem with it.
When it comes to compact cars, who's considered to be the "winner", these days, anyway? The Civic has drawn a lot of flak, but I swear the Corolla doesn't seem to have advanced all the much in at least a decade. The Nissan Sentra seems to have fallen to "also-ran" status, but my friend's grandmother recently bought a used 2010 model. I sat in it the other day, and it seemed to be a nice car.
I guess cars have gotten so good in general these days that even if you end up picking the "loser", you still end up with a decent car.
Nov 13, 2012 (5:34 am)
Ya, there are a couple of owners here at work, and none of them have anything bad to say. I do think the revisions are well done, but the rumor is the 2-tiered dash has been deleted for a more traditional setup which will make a lot of the naysayers happy.
#466 of 513 Re: Current Civic [anythngbutgm]
Nov 13, 2012 (7:40 am)
the Acura ILX is basically the same platform, and it has a normal dash. Looks quite a bit different.
I kind of liked the dash myself. The main reason I did not buy one back in 2006 (got an Accord instead) was because I hated the seats!
My daughter (just about to get her full license) likes them. One of her friends got a few year old couple recently, and it is nice.
most likely, if I had to replace my volvo (which is about to become "her" car most of the time) I would look hard for a 2006+ generation Civic for her.
#467 of 513 Re: New Civic [anythngbutgm]
Nov 14, 2012 (6:37 am)
Don't like the rear much but the front is very nice. The rear looks too much like the 2012 Accord with the lights...think the Acura version is nicer all around. I do like my two tiered dash as it's quite easy to read and everything I need is right where it should be. Mine should be around for a long time as I'm just about to hit the 35k mark this week.
#469 of 513 Honda to benefit most from Hyundai mpg debacle?
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 16, 2012 (5:27 am)
The earthquake may not be a damaging as Hyundai and Kia shooting themselves in the foot by messing up their EPA mpg testing.
“People bought into the whole program: cool-looking cars that also offered great value, including high fuel economy,” Caldwell said. “Now it turns out that one part of that formula wasn’t true.”
Hyundai and Kia’s growth came as Honda struggled with poor reviews for models including its 2012 Civic and worked to restore assembly operations in 2011 following natural disasters in Asia that cut parts supplies.
“The timing is beautiful for Honda,” said Jake Fisher, director of automotive testing for Consumer Reports, in a phone interview. “They’d been seen as falling behind in fuel efficiency, not keeping up with Hyundai and others.’”
Hyundai Fuel-Economy Flap Seen as Turned Tables for Honda (BusinessWeek)
Other automakers will benefit but none so much as Honda.