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2008 Accord Sedan Could Be Everyman's Acura RL
So here's how I see it: Honda has the Acura TSX/European Accord to compete with BMW 3 series, Audi A4 and Volvo S40 small sedans; the Acura RL/2008 Accord to compete with the Audi A6, BMW 5 series and Volvo S60 (compare length, wheelbase & hp of the RL to the BMW 5). I'd like to see Honda -- and Car & Driver -- making these comparisons more pointedly. And for Honda to put the BMW 5 series more in its cross-hairs for the RL/Accord. Much as I love Honda/Acura, I know its not quite BMW, but the value equation makes it my choice. Honda already made the MDX a clone of the BMW X5 -- from my perspective, losing a good bit of the prior gen MDX's family friendliness in the process. This leaves the extremely popular TL, based on the prior generation Accord, somewhat of an orphan. And I'd like to see the 2008 Accord Coupe get an Acura RL coupe treatment -- an everyman's Audi A5.
Look forward to hearing comments!!
08-28-2007 03:27 PM