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Honda looks to silence critics with new Accord

The St. Augustine Record -- DETROIT — Honda wants to silence its critics when it rolls out the new Accord this week.

The automaker, chastened for cheapening the Civic compact earlier this year, says that won't happen with the midsize Accord.

It better not. The sedan is up against the toughest competition it's ever seen.

It faces a new Nissan Altima that leads midsize sedans in highway fuel economy at 38 miles per gallon, and a revamped Toyota Camry that has cemented its place as the best-selling car in America. The stylish Hyundai Sonata, the redesigned and lower-priced Volkswagen Passat, and a new, more efficient Chevrolet Malibu also are on sale. And then there's the European-looking Ford Fusion due out in the fall.

"It's certainly a battle royal in the midsize sedan segment," says Sage Marie, a Honda


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 5:10:13 AM

Caprice: Honda are relatively cheap on the Civic level. The Accord is not entry level car, thus, as a 6 cyl. never was "cheap."

But one thing that can be said for all Hondas is that they are built to last. May be a thing that's changing now too, but they have been lasting often 20 years and more with well over 200k miles on them.
CapriceWagon
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 9:00:14 AM

I thought hondas were supposed to be cheap...
honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 5:04:18 AM

Let's see what comes out of the hype. It seems, it no longer is about the vehicle quality but all about hype, make it for a year or two, hope nothing seriously breaks and then move on to the next hyped model.

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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:43:49 AM

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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 9:17:48 AM

Same topic was posted yesterday
MeiThink
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 9:03:53 AM

Accords have always been good cars. I do hope Honda works out the kinks on the Civic. I've driven a 1999 Civic LX for 8 years now, with almost no repairs necessary. I just hit 180,000 miles, and it's still going strong! It's one of the most reliable cars I've owned.
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Night Owl
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 8:52:19 AM

Should be interesting. My 2000 Honda Accord is running great.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 7:46:59 AM

We will see...Acura has the ILX and TSX now!
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 7:38:51 AM

The company has released only a few details about the 2013 five-seat Accord, which it will start making Monday at its factory in Marysville, Ohio.

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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 6:58:20 AM

Car and Driver magazine should do a road test on these cars in the coming months, be interesting to see who comes out on top.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 6:39:42 AM


Don't want to wreck their core vehicle.
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OK
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 6:18:22 AM

Sweet cars will never own one though
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We'll see
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 6:00:43 AM

It won't work!
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rerun.......
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 5:43:14 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 5:42:09 AM

I buy American...my Honda was made in OHIO and the AMERICAN people who work there are glad I did.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 5:24:17 AM

We'll see.
Mandrake
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 5:19:55 AM

"SILENCE! .... I kill you."

- Achmed the Dead Terrorist
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Buy American
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Don't rush it you'll just screwed up
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Ok
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OK
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no japan junk in this home buy American from American companies
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 5:11:09 AM

Is $21000+ cheap nowadays?
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Good
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Good
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Good!
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 5:09:39 AM

Note the Camry is the best selling car in America!
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 5:09:26 AM

Whatever sells. I like cheap, myself.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 5:08:59 AM

Got to see it first!!
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 5:08:55 AM

I am glad for Honda.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 5:08:32 AM

I have never owned a Honda car, but I have always had a good feeling for their design and engineering.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 5:07:25 AM

Allright.
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Competition is good
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 5:06:32 AM

Honda slipped a little and will have to claw it's way back. The 2013 Altima has raised the bar for the mid-size segment. Time will tell who can compete with it.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 5:06:25 AM

Good?????
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 5:05:44 AM

Pretty pathetic when the U.S. models are the last on the list and the also ran!
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Ok
Math6149
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 5:03:22 AM

Our accord does not get that great gas mileage.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 5:03:16 AM

Come down on price
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Competition is good.
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ok
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 5:01:44 AM

honda is a great vehicle!!
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Buy American.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 5:00:37 AM

What an impressive article for a vehicle that has no public details other than some pictures.
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We'll see.
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ok
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