Just when Toyota thinks they dominated the sedan market with Camry,
Honda comes out with the brand new Accord to make a challenge.
Toyota already loses the Civic vs. Corolla war, not sure if they want
to lose Camry vs. Accord either.
Then again Toyota is making so much money around the world that US
market might not mean that much to them as it used to.
Dunno. I had my pick of many civics and corollas parked side by
side to compare. I ended up going with the corolla.
I couldn't adapt to the dark "goth" interiors on the civic.
Too gloomy and somewhat cheap looking.
I also liked the higher seating platform of the corolla.
Makes it feel bigger than it is, and is safer in a crash to
Yes, the car is somewhat gay looking from the rear, but I sit in the
inside, not the outside. :/
BTW, I'm not anti honda either.. Said corolla replaced an older
Also, I saw the commercials of the new accord, and didn't look too
special to me.. Basically just another typical Sazuhondayota as far
I could tell... :/
Yeah - they sport tuned their previous generation Accord Hybrid but it
wasn't fuel efficient. I think that killed it. Their '04 & '05 tail
lights were butt ugly, too. A friend said it looked like the lights from a
Buick. Freshened for '06 & '07 but still not great. New Accords are too
big.. More power from the same 2.4 engine and gas mileage goes down. What
is Honda thinking?! (And this is coming from an Accord owner).
In article ,
sigh. You aren't paying a BIT of attention to the EPA gas mileage
ratings, are you.
We'll be fighting this misperception for years. OK, here goes: the EPA
reformulated how it figures gas mileage. As a result, the reported
figures overall went down for 2008.
That's right. Even for cars that stayed exactly the same between 07 and
08 showed 08 stickers with lower gas mileage figures.
That the 08 Honda showed lower gas mileage isn't Honda's doing. It
simply shows a different formulated number than it would have under the
old formula, the one used in 07 and earlier.
The first time I saw the TV ad for the new 4 Door Accord, I thought it
was a Saturn Aura, i.e., DULL. However, the new 2 Door Accord is very
attractive. Unfortunately they must not be particularly eye catching -
I don't recall seeing either a new 4 door or 2 door Accord on the
local roads, but then it might be hard to pick them out when I am
surrounded by thousands of Camrys.
On Jan 25, 8:17 am, "C. E. White"
I was thinking of a 2007 version for the Solara. By the way, The new
Accord is much bigger and will be like the Avalon. In Australia and
Asia they have the Aurion (slightly bigger than the Camry) which was
initially, I dont know if up to now, called the most powerful FWD car,
still a 4 dr sedan.
Now that you mention it, the new 4 Dr. Accord and Saturn Aura do look very
similar. There are a few Accords running around the northwest suburbs of
Chicago, and one is parked in the lot at my office.
I haven't seen any new Accord coupes, but from the photos on their web site,
the nose looks like a Scion tC to me.
I think you are right, but barely, Buick sells the same engine in a
LaCrosse, but in that application it is only rated at 300 Hp.
Here is a partial list of front wheel drive cars with at least 200 Hp.
I had no idea their were so many (and some othese are available with
AWD in addition to FWD).
Chevrolet Impala V-8 - 303 Hp
Cadillac DTS - 275 Hp
Acura TL - 286 Hp
Audi A3 - 250 Hp
Audi A4 - 255 Hp
Audi A5 - 265 Hp
Audi A6 - 255 Hp
Audi TT - 200 Hp
Buick LaCrosse - 300 Hp
Buick Lucerne - 292 Hp
Chevrolet Malibu - 252 hp
Chrysler Pacifica - 253 Hp
Chrylser Sebring - 235 Hp
Dodge Avenger - 235 Hp
Dodge Caliber - 280 Hp
Ford Edge - 265 Hp
Ford Fusion / Mercury Milan - 221 Hp
Ford Taurus / Mecury Sable - 263 Hp
Honda Accord - 268 Hp
Hyundai Azera - 263 Hp
Hyundai Sonata - 234 Hp
Lexus ES - 272 Hp
Lincoln MKZ - 263 Hp
Mazda6 - 212 Hp
Mini Cooper - 207 Hp
Mitsubishi Eclipse - 263 Hp
Mitsubishi Galant - 258 Hp
Mitsubishi Lancer - 295 Hp
Nissan Altima - 270 Hp
Nissan Maxima - 255 Hp
Pontiac G6 - 252 Hp
Saab 9-3 - 280 Hp
Saab 9-5 - 250 Hp
Scion tC - 200 Hp
Toyota Avalon - 268 Hp
Toyota Camry - 268 Hp
Volkswagen GTI - 250 Hp
Volkswagen Passat - 265 Hp