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Jalopnik brought us a few nice shots of the 2008 Accord coupe and sedan last week, and they do it again with some better shots of the cars' V6 badging, lower rear bumper assembly and overall BMW-like profile.
Though not a radical new design direction for Honda, it's a handsomely-done Camry competitor that should age well.

[Source: Jalopnik]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      overall the similarity of profile to the 5 series bmw is a little rediculous. It's an attractive car except for the MASSIVE FRONT END. I don't know if this is that European pedestrian thing or not but it looks sorta like someone welded the front end of the Ridgeline onto a 5 series.
      • 8 Years Ago
      ...Front end looks like a Sonata and the rear end like an Aura. Not the crisp "just the facts, ma'am" looks of previous Accords. How does this merge with the spot-on looks of the Civic? Not at all, I'd say...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Most sedans are conservatively styled because many adults don't fit comfortably in racy, coupe-like bodies.

      The 2008 Accord looks just as good as any other similarly-sized sedan and better than most. Expect this car to sell in droves--new Accords will be EVERYWHERE you go in a few months. That's because Accords are superior in the way they drive and their service record is first-rate, too.

      Most important for the Accord to be more appealing than the Camry and I think it is. When it comes to overall driving dynamics, the Accord is among the best cars available at any price. And the ultra-smooth 4 cylinder Accord has plenty of guts and is economical, too.

      My only complaint is that the '08 Accord no longer has a protective rub strip on the side which is ridiculous, but follows BMW, Mercedes, Toyota Camry, and others. Door dings forever, I guess. Too bad!

      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow... a Honda Malibu.

      Looks like Nissan makes the best looking 4 door midsize Jap car now, the Altima, and Lexus makes the best looking luxury Jap car, the LS.

      The only car's that Honda makes now that's worth anything are the TL and the Civic.

      The S2000 "WAS" a great car... back in 2000. But since Honda refused to redesign the car or improve it in any significant manner, it has become quite average.

      I remember when Honda was the company to beat... now it's Toyota.
      Chris
      • 8 Years Ago
      I usually like the looks of the Honda Accord but this one is horrible and its just not one thing the whole car is ugly.

      Honda should stick with the Accord they make now, I personally think its looks much better.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Interesting, but when and where is the new TL? Honda are slipping behind in their product roll-outs versus competitors.
      • 8 Years Ago
      it looks clean,..but its only been like 4 years that the other model was sold for...y? it seemed perfectly fine to me, then again, i havint been in the new camry.......go de honda,.looks kinda sweet 2
        • 8 Years Ago
        If by clean you mean "generically underwhelming" then yes, I agree with you.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Whats up with protruding outward headlights and taillights all of a sudden? the Civic has it the new accord has it,tundra,camry and several gm,ford and dodge vehicles have it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      What a Hyundai Sonata ripoff...

      Honda, step up your game man... Step up your game.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I am so tired of hear that the new Accord looks like the Hyundai Sonata, when clearly the Sonata was a BLATANT rip off of the Accord to start with!!! Half of Hyundai's line up is gleamed directly from Honda styling.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Don't care - lets hear about the new diesel one!
      • 8 Years Ago
      The door handles are huge and the wheels are too small. The car will sell because of its name and customer base but visually there is nothing about it that makes it superior to Aura, Malibu or Altima. The car looks too much like a 5 series wannabe for my tastes. The side profile (esp. character line) is very BMW like but that is a negative for me. I am also a little confused by the generous use of chrome. Since when does Honda lather on lots of chrome trim?

      Where are the 18" wheels? No 6 speed, no 18s, too much air between the sheetmetal and tires and an ugly front end.
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