When the original Ford Taurus came out I thought it looked all zoomy
like a spaceship. Then I thought it was the ugliest thing in town.
Then I decided it was one of the finest designs in automotive history.
Then I got a 1999 Acura CL with the bloated cabin and the boat tail.
I never did decide if that was ugly or beautiful, but it was highly
functional. In retrospect I decided it was loosely based on the
Taurus and I gave it high marks.
But of course YMMV.
Typical Honda--15 years behind the times.
That was fine, when they built high quality, solid cars. Everyone
accepted the package for what it was.
Now they build...cars to compete with Kia. In all areas.
I'm not saying they aren't.
But Honda used to build excellent cars. Now Honda is busy degrading
their product to meeting Kia at the "decent" level.
But, I talked with a guy recently, who bought a new Kia for himself and
a Honda for his wife. The discussion was about warranties. He said,
and I quote, "I know who has the longer warranty, but we both know who
has the better car". His point was, the 10 year warranty doesn't mean
On Sat, 19 Jul 2014 10:02:03 -0400, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"
Not to me on a three-year lease.
But I might even have to go Beemer next time, just so they include
Y'know, it's all relative, the "great" Hondas were back in the stone
age, when cars were just a whole lot simpler. The new Hondas are
really better than those old Hondas in most ways, and until you get
into the $60k++ class nobody really does that much better afaik.
Agreed, form over function.
Which is REALLY why the Crosstour was a clusterfuck in the sales arena.
Not only did it have ugly form, it had nonfunctional function once you
went beyond the front seats.
Add to that the fact that Honda thought it demanded a seriously PREMIUM
price over an Accord, and that's all she wrote.
The market told the story.
I prefer function first, and in the case of the apparently tiny rear window
and the too-small rear side windows, that would have killed it for me if I
was in the market for an AWD sedan. I like to be able to see out.
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