Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: 0 reviews
Well, been reading the posts and looking at the pics, and so far I'm underwhelmed.
The turbo is a plus for sure, and should help compete against the Camry and the Accord.
Speaking of the turbo, I have no complaints about the power in my car. The turbo is just icing on the cake for some.
Also, the turbo looks good in the ads, but realistically and statistically, 85% of buyers end up getting the base setup in these mid size cars.
The majority of Accord and Camry sales will be the base engined car. The same will hold true for the 6.
Even less people will buy a manual. It's not a track car market here. These are grocery haulers for most people.
Anyway, I took delivery last month of my 2017 GT with premium and tech (Canada), and there are things I like better on my car than the 2018.
Someone mentioned the fog lights.
Ya, where are they? I don't like those horizontal chrome strips at the bottom outside corners in the front bumper. That's where the fogs should go.
Also, it appears that the LED strip running under the chrome grille ring is not there.
I have it on my GT, and it looks awesome at night.
Rims? I like my 19's a lot better.
As for the trunk lip spoiler, it was always a dealer option in Canada. I had it installed (for free) on my car, and it looks great.
Maybe for 2018 it will be an option everywhere else too.
Not crazy about the simplified interior either.
It looks like something is missing above the heater controls. There's too much of a gap.
Not keen on that long stretch of leather, or suede, or whatever material they put there.
Cooled seats is nice. Wish I had that.
The windshield HUD is also nice (compared to the flip up HUD in mine). Saying that though, I find I'm always looking at the HUD, and rarely looking down at the speedo.
Most of the other stuff is already in the 2017, so no real tech advances there.
I'm quite happy with my new car, and the wife absolutely loves it.
Looks like I'll be keeping mine for a while.