Last post on Nov 18, 2012 at 12:25 PM
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Honda Accord, Sedan
#12 of 114 Re: 2013 Accord--new pix and info [benjaminh]
Sep 02, 2012 (12:45 pm)
I have a Sister and Brother-In-Law that have owned numerous Hondas over the years including the Accord. Which by the way he traded in on a 2012 Sonata Limited back in April. I guess hell froze over. So needing to see the Honda's up close doesn't appeal to me. Plus we are not in the market for anything new right now. Just bought a new 2012 Highlander AWD Limited V6 back in May and own a 2009 Ford Fusion SEL V6 which I bought new in October 2008. Plan on keeping the Fusion another 4 years and the Highlander about 8 years. I guess I don't get Honda's new Ad campaign about the "totally redesigned Honda Accord". I don't see it. I think the Altima, Optima, and the new 2013 Fusion are by far more interesting. My '09 has been a great car and if I were in the market I would be heading straight to Ford in the Fall because it would be tops on my list. I don't like the Camry either, so I am not 100% loyal to any brand. In fact the Highlander is the first Toyota I have ever owned. Anyway, thanks for not tearing me a new one over my criticism of the Accord.
Sep 02, 2012 (8:41 pm)
Based on the official photo of the 4-door, the 2013 redesign looks goofy. Smiley-faced with an overbite. The proportions of the last generation Accord were not very svelte and I can't tell if they fixed this.
Perhaps the innards are so good you can overlook the design. We'll soon see.
#14 of 114 2013 Honda Accord
Sep 03, 2012 (2:16 pm)
I don't think I can take the CVT transmission. I like to feel those gears change.
#15 of 114 EX-L Accord sedan Pricing
Sep 04, 2012 (4:16 pm)
How much will sticker price be for 2013 vs 2012?
#16 of 114 Re: EX-L Accord sedan Pricing [ronbrored]
Sep 05, 2012 (11:19 am)
Hasn't been released yet. Should be out in a few days. $700??? Just a guess. Don't know.
#19 of 114 Re: 2013 Accord--new pix and info [mtnman1]
Sep 10, 2012 (2:09 pm)
Why would anyone "tear you a new one"?
You are entitled to your opinion. Hondas aren't for everyone.
Looks are so subjective. Anytime a model gets updated there are those who love the changes and others who wonder..." why did they mess up a good thing?"
And, with todays safety and MPG requirements it's pretty hard to change cars too much which is why they all tend to look alike anymore.
Same applies to colors. A color most people can't stand will be at the top of someone elses list.
As they say in the car business...
" There's a butt for every seat"
#21 of 114 Accord vs Camry, round 1
Sep 12, 2012 (6:25 am)
from Inside Line (at the link at the top) of Edmunds.com:
"....Now the Honda Accord is back at the beginning, and it wins this test easily. As usual, it's the total package that makes this car special. The new four-cylinder engine and CVT work incredibly well together, providing usable performance and a real-world improvement in fuel consumption. Honda also improved the look and feel of the cabin, while adding the tech features that have become important in this class. In the midst of checking all those boxes, company executives didn't lose sight of details like handling and steering feel — key ingredients in the character of Accords past and present.
Next to the Accord, the 2012 Toyota Camry LE is down on flavor. It's every bit as useful as the Honda on the inside, but on the road, it's slower and wholly uninterested in doing anything other than taking you to work in comfort. For some, that's enough, especially given this LE model's competitive price tag.
But we'll pay a bit more for the 2013 Honda Accord's tastier brew. For the moment, it's the car to have in the four-cylinder midsize sedan class."
in other words (cue music)
A NEW HOPE
It is a period of midsize car wars.
Rebel Accords, striking from an Ohio
base, have won their first victory
against the Toyota Empire....