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2008 Honda Accord Coupe and Sedan

carguy58carguy58 Posts: 2,303
Does anybody have any early photo leaks for the exterior style of the 08 Accord or any other news of the 08 accord? Any info would be helpful.
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  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    It would have been posted without waiting for you to ask about it if it were available.
  • I think it is way, way too early for any news on the 08 Accord. Honda is usually very tight lippes about its launches and I expect the same this time around.
  • It's much too early for pictures (maybe by the end of the year), but here are a few possibilities.

    - new V6 engine with timing chain
    - Sportshift (gated shifter) *
    - MP3/WMA compatibility standard *
    - Projector HID headlights (EX) *
    - HandsFree Link/bluetooth (EX) *
    - NavTraffic on Navi-equipped Accords

    * Available on the 2007 Camry ;)
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    You'll be lucky to have any information in 18 months, much less anytime this year. Try again next year.
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    You indicated projector HID headlights on the 2007 Camry as fact when that is only speculation by people posting in forums.
    HIDs are still very expensive and will push the price to an uncompetitive price point.
    The MSRP of a 2006 Accord Hybrid without nav is already at over $30K without HIDs.
    If you add more and more features to the Accord than only a TL has now, the prices get too close to each other and Acura has little to differentiate between the two cars other than styling.
  • I forgot a couple of other "confirmed" features on the 2007 Camry: 6-speed automatic and keyless start/stop (SE/XLE V6).

    As for HIDs, that's the only feature that hasn't been "confirmed" yet. It's just speculation based on the Avalon being built at the same plant, projector headlights (which also can be halogen for lower-end models) and the trend of HIDs as a safety feature along with bluetooth hands-free solutions. At least according to the brochures. ;)

    If you add more and more features to the Accord than only a TL has now, the prices get too close to each other and Acura has little to differentiate between the two cars other than styling.

    I've heard that argument before, but I don't think it's valid. Keep in mind that most Accords and Camrys that will come off the line in the coming years won't have features like HIDs and bluetooth. Honda and Toyota will introduce new features exclusive to the Acura/Lexus line.

    Alot of people in this country are still brand conscious, although the Acura name doesn't carry nearly as much weight with people as the Lexus name. In fact, some Acura owners wish the Honda emblem was on their vehicle. Acura and Lexus models will always have a better warranty as well. In some cases, you may be better off paying $2-4K more for a Acura or Lexus.
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    Blinding oncoming traffic is not a safety feature. That negates "safety" benefits of the brighter light.
    HIDs are still very expensive and are mostly a display of "bling" since they know other people know they are expensive and they like the unusual bluish white look versus yellowish white look of standard headlights. That is part of the appeal of having them mostly on luxury and near luxury cars and SUVs.

    "When people see me coming at night, they are going to assume I'm driving a very expensive car! How cool for me!"

    90% of buyers get them because they "just like the way they look."
  • bklynguybklynguy Posts: 275
    "When people see me coming at night, they are going to assume I'm driving a very expensive car! How cool for me!"

    Some people will be surprised when they find out that there's an Accord behind those HIDs. :shades:
  • carguy58carguy58 Posts: 2,303
    "I think it is way, way too early for any news on the 08 Accord. Honda is usually very tight lippes about its launches and I expect the same this time around."

    Yeah but Honda was more open about leaking photo's of the 06 Civic then they were about of their past product launches.
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    If there were info available for the 2008 Accord, it would have been posted spontaneously. They would not sit on it waiting for someone to ask before posting it.
    I'm sure that as soon as some photos of a concept come available, someone will post them. I'm also sure some fake renderings and incorrectly identified spy photos will show up over the next year also.
  • I wonder if the early release of the 2007 Camry will have any influence on the next-gen Accord's release date. Maybe they'll move it up a few months, like during the Spring of 2007 ?
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    Honda doesn't like disclosing information, but I think Honda would want a 4 Cylinder Accord Hybrid to go up against the Camry 4 cylinder Hybrid.

    Perhaps Shiftronic on certain models?

    I think you'll be waiting another 18 months for information on the 2008 Accord- everyone will find out what it actually is and what it offers 3 days before launch probably.
  • SH-AWD will probably become available for the 8th-gen Accord's MMC. I expect the 2009 TL to get it first.
  • carguy58carguy58 Posts: 2,303
    1.) wether traction control will be a standard feature on any of the 4 cyl model trim level of Accords(DX, LX, and EX.)

    2.) Wether the coupe and sedan model will be heavily differentiated in terms of bodystyle like the current generation of Accord is or wether the next generation Accord coupe or Sedan will look somewhat alike like the 98 model did.

    3.)wether the DX model will still be offered or not.
  • carguy58carguy58 Posts: 2,303
    "I think you'll be waiting another 18 months for information on the 2008 Accord- everyone will find out what it actually is and what it offers 3 days before launch probably."

    No I knew what the current Accord Sedan would look like a month or a month and a half before it came out. They were early leaks of photo's of the 03 Accord Sedan on VTEC.com which is a site for Honda fans.
  • The whether questions:

    (1) No Honda doesn't feel there is enough torque for the busness case additional cost.

    (2) Yes Coupe will always look more snazzy and sedan non-distinguish; different demographic targets.

    (3) Yes To provide a quoteable low cost entry point!

    Double Sixes ( two Honda 6-speeds) :shades: ,

    MidCow
  • Can't wait to see the specs on it! You know Honda isn't going to be trumped by Toyota's 3.5L/268HP engine...
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    I don't know if they will keep the DX model. I say just dump it because how many people buy a car with no AC nowadays?
  • ctalkctalk Posts: 646
    I doubt the Accord will have that option. It doesn't need it. I don't think people will be looking for SH-AWD in a family sedan. It'll be better if SH-AWD stays in the Acura line. It gives their upscale line a unique trait.
  • agalasagalas Posts: 38
    The exterior blows away the Camry! The interior, except for the wheel, looks stunning. At first it took me a while to get used to it. But after starring at the photos for 2 hours I fell in love with it. Such daring, such boldness, the use of the led screens thrills me like no car ever has! Only the wheel needs changing, and that could easily be replaced with one from the New Civic, which has the greatest wheel ever seen by man. A wheel of substance! A wheel of strength and gravitas!

    Combine those things in the interior, and add a super efficient 4-cylinder engine with a hybrid drive, and you could see 40 mpg real world driving miles in a car that truly rings in the new millennium!

    Come on Honda, kick Toyota's [non-permissible content removed] if you can! Show us the magic!
  • blaneblane Posts: 2,017
    agalas,

    Does this mean that you like the Sport 4?
  • I think the Sport 4 is more of a hint at the next TSX...

    i would love to be wrong on this... :D
  • its VTEC.NET not VTEC.COM
  • drfilldrfill Posts: 2,484
    You are right, sir!

    Acura could just donate the TL's 270HP engine (If it is still 270 in 2006 SEA ratings), but where would the Tl go from here, with FWD?

    Honda get the shivers whenever an eight is brought up, even for a $50k car! And AWD is more aniche than a market advantage.

    DrFill
  • cdavidc1cdavidc1 Posts: 8
    I just talked to my salesman at my local dealership and they are hearing rumors that the Accord redesign will take place in Nov of this year. The 2007 Camry coming out early took them by surprise and they want a new Accord out asap.I hope its true but I some how doubt it.
  • robertsmxrobertsmx Posts: 5,525
    It won't happen this year. Camry did come out earlier than usual, but only by a few months.
  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,431
    Here is hoping they have a wagon this time.

    Of course I know it won't happen. They just make too much sense, and sensible is something no carmaker wants in their lineup. ;)
  • mf15mf15 Posts: 158
    I am a Honda guy had 3 Accords but from reading the 07 Camry board it sounds to me that Toyota has leapfroged Honda with the 07. The Toyota V6 now has Nissan class torque where the Honda V6 comes up a little short, but how much do you really need. Love driving my sons v6 Altima, if the Toyota engine is like that Honda and Nissan should take note. Old Mike
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