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SPY SHOTS! 2008 Honda Accord sedan

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Paolino    99

I do NOT like the rear at all.

Edited by Paolino

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FAPTurbo    1,094

Uh... it looks like a combo of a Nissan and Hyundai...

I guess it'll look decent, but the current one looks much better, if still boring.

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Cory Wolfe    263

Looks like they injected all the passion they had available into the coupe.

Seems to be the case.

It definitely doesn't look as good as I expected, but that's not to say it looks bad by any means. It's just... different in a not so different way. Disappointing after seeing the coupe.

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turbo200    6

prospects don't look so good for it. i would have to see malibu side by side to tell you which is better, but the boring race is going to honda for sure. what's with the overhang?

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Intrepidation    848

Wow, that's disappointing to say the least. What's with the Japanese and bulging head/tail lights lately?

It looks like a 5-series knockoff...but the proportions look odd and the car itself looks awkward.

Oh well, at least the coupe is shaping up nicely.

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caddycruiser    50

I like the coupe a lot, but somehow this looks like a disjointed Hyundai ripoff...which is really odd. I don't know why they couldn't just keep as much of the coupe's goodness as possible (even for those of you who don't like it, it's still better), and just make that a sedan. Not exactly an expected transformation of the current smooth, if boring, shape.

Then again, it's a Honda, and at least it should drive and be built nicely enough to make up for it's aesthetics.

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The proportions and overall styling scream "1999." It looks more out-of-date than the car it's replacing, which is never a good sign.

I respect Honda as a company, but their styling has been taking 6 steps backwards lately. Between this and the "Two different grills.....on the same car!" horror of the new CR-V, their new offerings have mostly been either bland or vaguely ugly. They really need to revamp their studios or something.

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K.C.    0

<yawn> Giving true meaning the term boring midsize sedan. Even though that is a 4 cylinder LX model, its too boring. The Malibu does look way better.

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dimitri0917    0

Good job! Who wants a Camry now... this is why I take Honda over Toyota-zilla anyday! In fact, I might prefer them over Chevy sometimes...yikes. They translated coupee to sedan well, but the 5er and Genisis is shining through that sheetmetal!

Now, it isnt as exciting as the 'Bu, but lets not trash Honda! The front end styling kicks the deer-lookin Malibu's ass, and any other mid-sizer's for that matter.The rear end looks better too.

It's not jaw dropping, but it's a definitee improvement... And 2 years ago,noone @ GM could hope for styling this good... so ya'll dont have to be calling this ugly!

Edited by dimitri0917

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regfootball    252

Honda ripping off Hyundai now? That looks like a Sonata

DAMN IT you beat be to it!

Actually it looks like a Hyundai Sonata mated with a Suzuki Verona and produced something direct to the 'big lots' store.

Wow, I did not expect

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to lay an egg like this. New Bu is much prettier, as is the Fusion and Aura. TAURUS even has it all over this turd.

Why didn't Honda bother to just extend the design they have then?

Congrats on the scoop, Chris, even if it's not, ahem, PRIDDY.

The folks at Nissan must be popping champagne corks after seeing this. The Altima just shot up the charts. WOW.

Bob Lutz must be having a Cigar and some well aged scotch right now!

Edited by regfootball

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Northstar    11

Looks rather bland with some ugly headlights. I don't think they did anything to hurt sales, but it certainly doesn't inspire any good emotion in me.

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!!!TED!!!    3

Honda has never been very good with sheet metal. Most of their styling is bland, inside and out.

Speaking of inside, Id love to see what the production interior looks like.

The exterior is a solid "meh". I think its cleaner in execution than the Camry though. Thats not saying much.

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regfootball    252

the next Mazda 3 is the one that stands to gain BIG TIME from this honda fukup.

correction, mazda 6

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I actually think it looks good. I still have a feeling that I will like the '08 Malibu better (the overhangs on this one pretty sizeable), but I could understand if people bought this Accord for looks instead of going by its reputation alone.

Edited by DetroitNut90

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