QOTD: How We Feeling About That New Honda Accord?
Today's QOTD is straightforward and simple. The Honda Accord is one of the most well-known (and most popular, in terms of sales) nameplates on market. So when there's a new one, which happens every four to five years, people take note.
Obviously, we haven't driven the car yet, but we know the specs, and we know it's a bit down on power compared to the outgoing model. We know there is no 2.0T gasser, at least right now, and the manual was already killed for 2021 and ain't coming back. So that's disappointing.
Of course, being down on power doesn't mean the car will be slower. It may remain as fun to drive as the current model, or perhaps be more or less so. It does look different, of course, and style matters.
So, ye of the B and B, do you like this new Accord? Hate it? Like the looks but mourn the loss of the 2.0T and/or the 6MT? Maybe you're taking a wait-and-see approach -- maybe you won't judge it til you see it at an auto show or on a dealer lot.
Let us know. And if you have critical yet constructive feedback, maybe Honda folks will be reading.
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Hydrocrust on Nov 12, 2022
My 2006 v6mt is still going strong, clear coat is rough on outside, but inside is mostly doing well and engine remains smooth and strong. Just replaced tires, rides fine. Some small things need attention and I would be a good candidate customer for replacement, but size and limited engine options for 2023 are unappealing.
David Corbett on Nov 12, 2022
Now at about 150k you will have to pay 3k to replace the hybrid battery. Way better off with an ICE engine. Not buying a hybrid until the cost to replace one drops significantly. So much for driving a Honda for years without a car payment.
My 2.4 9th gen motor has proven to be much more reliable than that 1.5 turbo has been. The 2.0 was a terrific engine and they used it for 1 gen??? Honda shoots themself in the foot all the time.
Steve Biro on Nov 13, 2022
The problematic 1.5-liter turbo power plant and a mandatory CVT kill this car as a serious option for me. Recent overall Honda reliability doesn't help either. Honestly, I never thought I'd say this, but a Toyota Camry SE seems like a much better option among sedans.
Tankinbeans on Nov 14, 2022
Styling is delightfully inoffensive, but Honda dealers tend to act like their feces are divine perfume and treat a person like an insect unless they look at the CR-V. Also financially they've never worked for me.
I have a CX-5 Turbo that treats me well. I'm good.