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2008 Honda Accord Coupe and Sedan



  • dolfan1dolfan1 Posts: 216
    Hey dudleyr, check it out = NO Sunroof!!

    To me it looks slightly bland but that's OK considering Honda didn't make it goofy looking like the new Camry.
  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,407
    Looks nice. Glad to see they didn't swoop the back too much. Headroom should be OK.

    Yes no sunroof (good sign) - I imagine that is the LX. Maybe alloys are standard on the LX now. Even better would be that it is an EX without a sunroof.
  • blufz1blufz1 Posts: 2,045
    I think it looks larger.
  • blackexv6blackexv6 Posts: 490
    First thought: Saturn Aura morphed with a BMW 5 series.

    Not very original looking.

    The Camry looks better.

    I will still reserve final judgement until the release.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    My first impression lends me to see this car as having the front end the Acura RL should have had. In fact, the whole shape looks better to me.

    Once again, the design goes back to conservative.

    In 1990-1993, the design was squarish.

    For 1994-1997, Honda played up the angles.

    Then, in 1998, Honda squared stuff back off, and went conservative, eliminating some character.

    2003 brought a more polarizing, angular design.

    2008, is more conservative again. Looks MUCH better than the overly busy/puffy-looking Camry, and better than the (already not-bad-looking) Altima.

    Exterior style is all just opinion, but I have a very positive one of this one. It looks classier than my Accord.
  • tallman1tallman1 Posts: 1,874
    So sad to see the middle rear light back on the rear deck. I love the 06/07 version with it on the truck lid.
  • blufz1blufz1 Posts: 2,045
    Agree that the 07 stop light looked good. But the new one is o.k. Now you see why it needs the AVTEC 3.5. It's growing with the baby boomers.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    I like the light in the trunklid of my 2006 too. I do like the fact that the Accord doesn't appear loooooooooooong, like the (albeit nice looking) Altima. It just looks too stretched. The Accord is more traditional in its lines, which I think is a good thing for Honda's flagship sedan.
  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,407
    I wonder how much weight it will gain.

    One thing I can't get out of my head is an all aluminum Accord. Imagine the 4-cyl minus a few hundred pounds. It would be like gaining 20 hp and being more nimble at the same time. Taller gears could be used since there would be less weight to get up the hills. Add a few more hp to the engine - or better yet keep the same hp and make it a tad smaller and lighter still (2.2l?)

    Unfortunately cars always seem to go in the other direction. Despite this, the Accord seems to get more efficient all the time, so that is a good sign.

    Amazing what cars have done in 20 years.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    I am liking it.

    I see something between a BMW 5-Series and Saturn Aura, with the Accord coupe front end.

    Now if we could just see the interior...
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    Will the diesel engine arrive in 2008 or 2009?

    What about the rumor of a Accord Wagon?
  • user777user777 Posts: 3,341
    this whole move to bloat the look of these sedans is not a good direction in my book.

    i think the last thing they want to do is make the car look more like a camry. imho, the front-end and rear-end of the camry look absolutely terrible.

    this car looks too much like the odyssey. no - not good. not svelt. bloated like suffering from water retention due to steriod intake.

    i'm one hoping they are doing this to throw everyone off. as a loyal accord owner and fan, i would not buy this car.
  • blaneblane Posts: 2,017
    Motor Trend has an article and more spy shots here:
  • ezshift5ezshift5 Posts: 852 know, I subscribe to MT. Somehow, we missed that (and the reference to the 3.5l six)


  • bruuklinbruuklin Posts: 29
    I'll also resevre final judgment for the release, but my initial gut reaction wasn't great. I think the pics on Motor Trend look a little like a Sonata, and that's not a compliment. Very bland.

    We'll see. Maybe when it's spruced up for the launch it will look better.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    I think (yes, maybe ONLY I) that this 2008 Accord sedan looks much cleaner and leaner than the puffier Camry. I'm also happy to see no "Bangle-Butt" on the rear. People mentioned the TL's character line. Notice, something is taped up in the picture. It may be that line.
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    The tape covering all the lines doesn't exactly have a flattering effect. Since Honda gave us an early look at the coupe, maybe we will get an early look at the sedan too. Is there an auto show coming in the near future?
  • blufz1blufz1 Posts: 2,045
    O.k. It's larger but it's certainly not bulbous and borderline odd like the Camry. It will look better and more chiseled of a piece when all tape is off.
  • blaneblane Posts: 2,017
    "Is there an auto show coming in the near future?"

    No. The New York International Auto Show, earlier this month, was the last one for this year.
  • user777user777 Posts: 3,341
    that's good. i hope you are correct. the more i look at the thing, the more i see of the odyssey. it's growing on me a tad.

    recently i looked closely at the front end of a camry in our parking lot at work. couldn't believe how much space there was behind the bumper and in front of the radiator.

    what was Toyota thinking (presuming they were thinking)?
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