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Everyone sees different styling cues on the sedan, from the Ford Fusion in the grille and front clip to the Hyundai Sonata around the C-pillar. Others think they see the BMW 5 Series throughout. You decide.[/b]
I don't see much of the Fusion NEARLY as much as I do the old Saturn L-Series in both the front and rear ends. I also see a little Lexus cues as well. What does this all mean? B-O-R-I-N-G! The slightly distinctive styling of the existing Accord turns into everything else on the road. And I thought Honda was trying to make their styling more appealing...

Guess not.
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Underhood, the V6 in both coupe and sedan likely will be a 3.5-liter (a 3.2-liter V6 is also possible) with horsepower in the 270-275 range. EX models will get Honda’s second-generation variable cylinder management technology, which deactivates three of the six cylinders when cruising for increased fuel mileage. The first-gen VCM is in the current Accord hybrid. The other engine will be a 2.4-liter four making 170 to 180 hp.[/b]
No surprise here.

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Five-speed automatics likely will be available in all Accords, while the V6 models will get the option of six-speed manuals, and the fours will get five-speed manual transmissions.[/b]
That's dumb. I'd think a 4-cylinder would benefit from a 6-speed stick more than a V6 would. Why short-change the 4-cylinder?

My verdict: Definitely evolutionary, but I'm not impressed, not at all.


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It looks huuuuuge. I guess they're going after the Camry, which has also become huuuuuuuge. Next up: the Mazda6!

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white one looks okay... overall opinion=

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Better than the current one, which looks like the stay-puff marshmallow car. That said, unless there is more camo action than it looks, it's an absolute mess of lines and pieces that have absolutely no flow or integration. It's unfortunate that Mazda mistakenly believes they have to play into the escalating size race, as the car is plenty roomy as it is.

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I bought mine for how it drives and the excellent motor and 6 speed manual. Looks are important but secondary.


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Looks like the bastard child of an accord and an A-sux (audi A6). Too bad that that wonderful V-6 will be coupled to front wheel drive and an ugly-duckling body (although it's no worse than the current one). Too bad the accords keep getting more and more bloated...not all of us want buicks with japanese nameplates.


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It looks like a fat Civic to me.
So I'd rather have a smaller lighter Civic.
I like the fatter Camry better.
I like the Mazda 3 better.
I like the Civic better.
I like the 6 best.

It seems like Honda is moving in the wrong direction for my money.
I can only hope that Mazda keeps its Zoom Zoom and keeps the cars lighter, smaller and sportier.

I'll pass on this Honda but I'm sure the masses will love it...

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As an avid honda fan I had high hopes for the new accord, especially considering what honda did with the 8th gen civic. I had planned on getting an Accord in a few years perhaps the new model, but not after seeing the spy shots. The front looks like a oversized Scion Tc which looks fine on a smaller vehicle but not on a full size sedan.

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The front grille says Cadillac to me, if I was going to get an Accord, it would be a black, current coupe V6 6-speed. I drove one and it was OHHHH SOOOO SAHHHWEET!!!


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The front grille says Cadillac to me, if I was going to get an Accord, it would be a black, current coupe V6 6-speed. I drove one and it was OHHHH SOOOO SAHHHWEET!!! [/b]

You sir, are very very correct.


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