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  • Nov 1, 2012
Are we allowed to say that this infographic celebrating the 2013 Honda Accord might be – so far – the most interesting thing about the car? Breaking down thirty years and eight generations of Accord production at Honda's Marysville, Ohio plant, it's a detailed chart of how the Accord went from a 75-horsepower sedan that got 28 mpg, took 12.9 seconds to reach 60 mph in 1982 and boasted a digital clock, to a 185-hp (the four-cylinder model) sedan that gets 35 mpg, takes seven seconds to get to 60 mph and boasts the kinds of features you'd also find in a Mercedes-Benz.

The factory numbers are just as interesting, the Marysville plant taking six years to build its first million cars, then taking just two years to add another one million during the third-generation Accord, repeating the feat again twice during the fifth and sixth generations. The latest sedan and coupe carry the hopes of those nine million others that came before it, each generation of which made Car and Driver's 10-Best list. Let the games begin – after you check out the infographic, which you can click on to enlarge.


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        icemilkcoffee
        • 2 Years Ago
        As Click and Clack once said on this particular subject : "Do you really care whether it's some fatcat in Tokyo rather than some fatcat in Detroit who is making the big bucks?"
          viperbono
          • 2 Years Ago
          @icemilkcoffee
          @Scion~Boy Dream on in your little dream world, Greed is world wide not just in America, get real!
        Famsert
        • 2 Years Ago
        I just can't help but cringe everytime a fanboy blurts that crap out. Profits are either reinvested or distributed through dividends, which is what Toyota (and even Ford!) does. Anyone can buy TM stock on the NYSE just like you can buy F. Yes, you can indeed make money from Toyota's profits even as an American! And both companies employ people ALL OVER THE WORLD. I recall reading recently that the detroit 3 are actually reducing their American parts content and the major Japanese makes are doing the opposite so much that the two groups are about equal in that respect.
        Fab Jensen
        • 2 Years Ago
        Correct. They don't reinvest any of it back into their US auto plants, workers, products, and suppliers.
          viperbono
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Fab Jensen
          Whats the percentage? 5%-10% maybe WOW!!!!
      viperbono
      • 2 Years Ago
      Correction: Japanese parts assembled in America! Big difference!
      Vinuuz
      • 2 Years Ago
      And this had to become the American - Japanese troll fest, yet again. I think we should just appreciate Honda for doing what they did, back in 1982 and sticking with their decision. They have invested money and created jobs here. They may have taken back lions share of their profits to Japan, however unlike GM and Chrysler, they have not taken your tax money to run daily business and pay their million dollar executives. So just buy the superior product, and be happy that we have so much of choice as a consumer in the US (unlike several other protectionist economies and nations).
      Basil Exposition
      • 2 Years Ago
      Gen 4 was the best Accord ever. It's been all down hill since then.
      DetroitWhat!
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm not a Honda fanboy but congrats on the milestone... Always good to have manufacturing jobs in the US
      Markus
      • 2 Years Ago
      Did Honda just slap Ford & GM with an American flag? ...or are we not talking about that now?
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