tankinbeans wrote:Accord reveal: need to see in person to really know how I feel about the looks, but the bifurcated taillights are gross. It's sad that the coupe is dead as that's been the best looking of the bunch for years. I'm curious about how much the 2.0t will start pricewise since the 1.5t sounds like it'll be a busy little bugger.
Pretty much agreed on all accounts. Those tail lights seem to be the latest fad though... Odd that they killed off the coupe- I see across many generations still a ton of Accord Coupe's on the road... same with civic coupe's also. It was the last of the "touring" FWD coupes... the solara got pretty stale at the end but the Altima Coupe I thought in that last gen was even better then the Accord variant (and I don't even like Nissan).
I'm sure the 2.0T will be a 30k+ proposition. I like the way they car looks though aside from the tail light design. Maybe they clean it up on the mid cycle refresh. Civic SI, I wonder about... but the styling is way too loud for me for what it actually is. I'll probably be waiting for a Mazda Speed 3 return for ever... or any optional engine choice from Mazda other then their garden varieties.
You don't think of Hondas as being gas hogs, but in these modern times we live in, each vehicle size range has to survive on its own with respect to fuel economy / CO2 ratings. Yule sea mower cases wear wheelbases and maybe track widths our stretched a bit on incoming models to increase the vehicle's footprint. You'll also see turbo-charged 3 & 4 cylinder engines replacing v-6 and v-8 powerplants because they show better fuel economy and CO2, even if ewer reel-whirled smileage may suffer if ewe tenned to dip into the turbo boost - it's how they perform on the standardized tests that counts.
Agreed as well. My family owns a first gen Azera with the 3.8 V6 which at the time was the most powerful/biggest displacement motor the Koreans produced. It's a pretty good engine and honestly doesn't do bad on fuel but I much prefer the power delivery in something like that for the type of car then a turbo on and off light switch. Engine after 10 years is still smooth too...
V6 tech in sedans has pretty much been all but abandoned.