My point is that this Accord without being an stylistic breakthrough, is nonetheless a very good design, very cohesive and coherent and projects strength, in that respect it reminds me a lot of the Fusion when it was new. And as hard as it is for the domestic manufacturers, that is all Honda needs since they don't have the perception problem the domestics have, quite the contrary they cars sell on a hard earned reputation. Actually IMO they are delivering much more than they need with this new Accord, merely adequate would have been enough, but by simply not delivering just adequate Honda has gotten as far as they have today. Honda is not without fault as they have produced some of the ugliest cars on the streets like the Ridgeline, the current CRV (which nonetheless is the best selling small SUV in the market today) or the previous Accord sedan, but this new Accord isn't one of them.Sobe,
we all have our opinions and we share them here. One man's beautiful is another man's ugy.
Both opinions are of course extreme, as this all new Accord after so many years without a major freshening, is neither. It is somehwere buried in the middle...which is adequate for Ford and GM to gain back market share. And domestic owned competition has plenty up it's sleeve to compete. What I am seeing now is that Japanese competition has peaked in this segment years ago, while others are still peaking.
IMO again, just saying that this Accord is urrrgly, fugly, a Scion ripoff without backing such definitive opinions subtract a lot of credibility to us as a discussion group.
OUUUUCHHHH!!!! Point taken . . . .Did you say the Ridgeline is "ugly?"
I think many owners would disagree with your definative opinion, unless you "backed it" of course
I agree, not many people see the loads of sun light in Ford future as I do but that seems to be chaging. I just have a problem with that hope coming from the competitors expenses when is undeserved, but that is also my opinion.Seriously though, this is a Ford-biased site. I think the Ford fans deserve a ray of sunshine or two after so many years of darkness, and I don't feel they view the occasional harsh remark toward the competition, within good taste of course, as anything more than good clean fun. I see this Accord re-design as an expected mild evolution from their overly mild previous styling - while the competition is bringing their A-game with great quality too. Even Honda loyalists have to take notice soon.