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#8 of 114 Re: 2013 Accord--new pix and info [benjaminh]
Sep 02, 2012 (8:09 am)
I know I am jumping into a lion's den and admittedly I hate Honda. Mainly because overall they are very dull. I even live about 20 miles from the Marysville plant. What is so new in the exterior design of the Accord. I have seen it on the news when they had a big deal the day they showed them being rolled off the assembly line. I saw it in the newspaper and now I have seen it in my latest CR that just came friday. It looks almost identical to the 2012 to me. If anything it took the exterior styling from the so called crossover the crosstour (Hatchback is what I call it). What I consider a redesign is the 2013 Ford Fusion or what they did to the Sorento, Optima, and Sonata back a few years ago. Don't mean to insult anyone. Just wondering.
#9 of 114 Re: 2013 Accord--new pix and info [mtnman1]
Sep 02, 2012 (10:41 am)
completely agree with mtnman1, although I own an accord and pilot myself, I can be considered a Honda loving individual but as far as design goes for Honda vehicles I hate their conservative approach in redesigning new models. Look at the detail and you will see you are looking at a 2012 model. Even my 2006 Honda accord has same armrest and door pockets as in 2013 model. I wanted to update my old model with new one but looking at the pictures I think I will buy Nissan Altima 2013 which has been redesigned inside out.
#10 of 114 Re: 2013 Accord--new pix and info [mtnman1]
Sep 02, 2012 (10:44 am)
Does the all new 2012 BMW 3 series look that different from the 2011? No. It's subtly but substantially different. Esp. if you look closer at the details the 2012 BMW is different from the 2011, but it sticks with a classic design that has clear functional advantages.
It's the same with the Accord.
Look at the cars you compare the Accord to--Sonata, Optima, new Fusion, etc. Yes, they have swoopy "coupe-like" styling. And guess what--they have some of the disadvantages of a coupe, including poor rear visibility, compromised headroom, rear windows that only roll down halfway, etc., etc.
The 2013 Accord will have a rear seat that doesn't make the people sitting there second class. In other words, if you sit in the back seat of an Accord you have good headroom, you can roll down your window, good legroom, etc. Plus the driver can actually see out the back very well--just like in a BMW.
Think about it. And compare by actually sitting in the back seats and driving the cars that you admire, and then driving an Accord and seeing the difference. Those other cars are imho in several ways inferior to the Accord.
Honda also is tops in engineering and reliability. Do they sometimes have problems? Sure. But generally less than most other makes.
Esp. living close to the factory you might consider taking a factory tour. I think the way they make the Accord would impress you.
#11 of 114 Re: 2013 Accord--new pix and info [mkhoja]
Sep 02, 2012 (10:53 am)
The 2013 Altima does seem pretty impressive. The mpg numbers certainly surprise. The Altima is rated 27 in the city and 38 in the hwy. That's better than last year's Sentra!
But I think the 2013 Accord will get about the same, or at least will get very close.
And check out the back seat of the Altima, which has tight rear headroom and windows that roll down only halfway.
The handling of the Altima is said to be good. But my guess is that Honda will be at least that good and maybe better.
You might want to consider waiting a few weeks for the 2013 Accord to come out and then test drive both. I'd be interested to hear your report!
#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.