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Will makeover of Honda's 2013 Accord return it to the head of the class?

GasBuddy Blog -- Once a perennial contender for best-selling car in the U.S., Honda's Accord hasn't come close to that status in more than a decade — "slapped down by Toyota's Camry," reports USA TODAY.

Honda is looking to change that with a full makeover for the 2013 Accord that becomes available Sept. 19.

When consumers see the new Accord they should expect major changes. These include a slimming design in the exterior; better mileage that increases by as much as 4 miles per gallon to 36 mpg on the highway; and updated technology. The improvements raise prices for various trim levels up to $300. The new starting price with automatic transmission, is up $200 to $22,470, including shipping.

And this is good news for all...


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:10:16 PM

ak: you want a sportscar, you pay the price when you buy and when you drive it.
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ak3883
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 7:05:18 PM

Have a TSX and the premium gas thing stinks, will be taking a hard look at the V6 that gets about the same mileage but a ton more power and running regular 87!
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honda0105
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Accord is not my favorite, but it's a good car for a family.
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OldMan322
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 8:02:17 AM

Lower the price and they will sell more
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ok
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 5:57:47 AM

not interested
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 5:09:25 AM

We commented on this yesterday...
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Rick52
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 5:07:39 AM

Buy American !!
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 5:07:10 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 5:05:40 AM

I could care less
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 5:04:33 AM

No more Hondas
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 5:04:18 AM

Old post
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Okay
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 5:01:39 AM

Hondas are still fine cars but so are chevy's. Honda dominance is gone forever.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 5:01:05 AM

doesnt relate to gas prices like it doesnt even come close to relating to tricycle prices, lmao!
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:59:49 AM

Old news.
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We will see.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:58:49 AM

Don't want an Accord anyway.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:57:50 AM

I agree with much of what everyone says.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:57:18 AM

It will be a tough road back. The competition is getting stiffer all the time.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:57:08 AM

Time alone will tell if the car can bring Honda to the top again!
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:56:15 AM

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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:54:59 AM

Higher MPG - a 4 MPG increase is Not enough, Better Styling, Better Quality, Better Price, Better Customer Service, always improve your vehicle more and more. There are many other make and models to consider that are just as good as Honda or Better!
Buy American? - just how much 'American' is really IN American vehicles anymore?
I will drive my current vehicle into the ground before buying anything new, used, EV, Inbred, diesel, hydrogen, alternative fuel, CNG, concept or anything else!
My current vehicle was paid for many years ago and it works just fine! Why have another car payment in 'coming out of the closet' Chucky's lousy, smoke and mirrors, lack of jobs, dog and pony show and in the crapper economy, the good paying jobs are Not here. Chucky's economy is not improving but continues to hurt the population and the job numbers continue to be down – no matter how smoooooth talking Chucky spins those numbers and he can spin them very well! People will still drive and buy fuel no matter what but it sure helps to have a job too!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:54:29 AM

Competition makes for better products, can US automakers catch up?
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:52:47 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:50:59 AM

I love my 2001 Accord, I'll have to check out the new one, but I may keep mine a bit longer.
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Right
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:48:10 AM

This relates to gas prices how????
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:47:45 AM

How it related to the gas prices?
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:47:08 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:45:45 AM

Does it m really matter.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:45:19 AM

Let's see what the competition brings.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:44:01 AM

Hondas are always quality but way too expensive
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:43:58 AM

Who cares.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:43:07 AM

toyota fan
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:42:54 AM

The bes thing Honda can do is DRASTICALLY lower prices. This would have a profound effect for prospective buyers!
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:40:49 AM

Who knows.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:39:23 AM

perhaps...probably
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I really dont care
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:38:35 AM

And gas goes up.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:37:44 AM

Prior to my Prius, we drove Honda's for years!
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:36:53 AM

Improving gas milage does'nt accomplish much when it is overshadowed by gas price hikes.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:35:15 AM

ick...
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:35:05 AM

Earning back their former reputation will take time...it is all about quality,reliability, and pricing.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:33:53 AM

Wish Honda luck with it's makeover.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:33:51 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:33:10 AM

Good Mileage, good price. But it is hard to put money away when gas prices are so high.
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Ok
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:30:18 AM

Very dependable car to begin with. Economy and gas prices slowing down sales more than the product.
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okay
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ok
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