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HarleyEarl

2006 Honda

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2006 Honda Civic (Europe):

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2006 Honda Accord (Europe):

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I was thinking the same thing....I like those tailights better on the new Civic. That Accord is the Acura TSX here. I like it better than the American Accord.
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I think the real big differance is the U.S bumper standards, that accord wagon has such a flat rear end. . . actually makes it look goofy.
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The TSX is obviously a better car than the Accord here, and the Civic there looks more inspired!
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I wonder if the next Canada only "Acura EL" will get those Euro Civic attributes. Wheels are same awful ones. Edited by frogger
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They can't sell that Civic here because it is just an ION Coupe in the front. Looks like the headlights are interchangeable.
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I still don't like the Civic design. It still makes me cringe.
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From what I know the EL in Canada is not going to be the Civic anymore.. it is going to change into a 4 door RSX and be available in the US!
http://www.canadiandriver.com/discus/messa...html?1125524599

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That is very interesting news regarding the Acura EL....talk about rebadging a car. It was always nothing more than a Civic with a leather option and different tailights. GM gets the gears about rebadging...take a look at this one. Honda is very guilty.

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HAHAHAHA. That's even worse than the Cobalt/Persuit rebadge...Acura's a luxury manufacturer selling a Civic! That would be like Cadillac rebadging a Cobalt!
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HAHAHAHA.  That's even worse than the Cobalt/Persuit rebadge...Acura's a luxury manufacturer selling a Civic!  That would be like Cadillac rebadging a Cobalt!

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Exactly the same! But when GM does it, oh, the outrage, the scandal.....when other's do it, hardly a mention of it.
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Exactly the same!  But when GM does it, oh, the outrage, the scandal.....when other's do it, hardly a mention of it.

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I never knew about the Acura Civic thing until a few hours ago so I couldn't comment on it. Another thing is that it isn't sold in the U.S. so it's not really that big a deal to us American GM fans.

At least Honda didn't spread the Civic around to 4 nameplates, even though it only has 2...but you still get my point.
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The EL probably exists here because Canadians do tend to buy compact cars like crazy/more than midsize and Honda only has the one really. RSX style 4 door, hmmm that could be pretty slick or nasty.
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I think Quebec customers buy a lot of compacts. As you move further to the rich west, preferences go more for cars and trucks that are bigger and more upscale.
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Hey, their Civic looks way better than ours!

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We're getting this Euro Civic in Canada as the new EL
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We're getting this Euro Civic in Canada as the new EL

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I was hearing differently... we'll just have to see on this one!
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That's interesting news about the Acura EL using the Euro model. Makes sense. It's a bit different from the N. American Civic...they won't have to do cosmetic changes just for this market. Edited by HarleyEarl
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The Civic does look better in the Euro-spec, but it's still not great. I just noticed how HUGE those mirrors are on the Civic pictured; they look huge at least.
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