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post #1 of 46 Old 08-20-2007, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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The 2008's have arrived at vtec.net

...get on over and take a peak, tell me what y'all think...
...me? ...I'm going to stick with my 7th gen, I think its a much more gracefull looking car than the new version, inside and outside, now that we can see the whole car I find it to be too chunky and disjointed, again, both inside and outside...
...sure am glad I'm content with my '05...

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When i bought my accord with the new body style in 03, it was mid august. And seems about the right time.. Now, vtec.net would only load those damn pics... that would be great


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Pictures look pretty good.

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Yep. And there is one moron who shall remain nameless (he knows who he is) who argued to death why it just wouldn't make sense to put a 3.5L under the hood. I mean this idiot wrote an entire book of posts about it, insulting anyone who dared defy his supreme logic (supremely assine is more like it). Apparently he knows more then the industry magazines, more then the industry websites, and even more then Honda, because guess what, it got a 3.5L V6! Isn't that a kick in the ass!


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Yeah this looks pretty ugly.


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Yep. And there is one moron who shall remain nameless (he knows who he is) who argued to death why it just wouldn't make sense to put a 3.5L under the hood. I mean this idiot wrote an entire book of posts about it, insulting anyone who dared defy his supreme logic (supremely assine is more like it). Apparently he knows more then the industry magazines, more then the industry websites, and even more then Honda, because guess what, it got a 3.5L V6! Isn't that a kick in the ass!

He admitted he was wrong in another thread. Dont be an ass.

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Yeah this looks pretty ugly.

Oh my Lord.

That is so Civic-ish, I can't believe it. I haven't looked at any of the other pictures as of this moment, but that dash is a huge step back in cohesiveness and detailing... tons of cutlines/seams, lines and curves going every which way, and just an overall feeling of change for change sake, not to make it better. The AC vents look terrible compared to the Gen7. All around, it makes me sad.

I am shocked. But, then again I will replace my Accord with an Infiniti (RWD) when the time comes so it really doesn't affect me.

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Still liking the coupe, but the sedan is still

The rear of the sedan looks like a cross between a Ford Crown Victoria and a Hyundai.

I like the front end of both, but if you look at them from the side it looks weird.... kinda too chunky/square-ish. It's not aero dynamic looking enough.

The interior looks cheap.... plastic-ish, especially with that silver trim. As accordexlv6 said, very Civic-ish. Yuck!

And now that I can see the speedometer/tachometer better.... I don't like it.

The engine specs are pretty impressive. Good to see they haven't dumped the MT completely

- 177hp and 190hp 2.4L 4-cylinder engines offered with 5AT and 5MT transmissions
- 268hp 3.5L 6-cylinder engine, available with 5AT and VCM in sedan, or 5AT/6MT in coupe


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I love it.

I want a Red Coupe with Black Cloth or Leather combined with the EX's 200HP i4 with the 5MT.

Or.

A Graphite, Black, or White Sedan. w/190HPi4 5MT.

Coupe coupe coupe!!!
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Little details I like:

- AUTO up and down on both front windows
- Heated mirror control integrated with rar defroster button
- Variable ratio steeering
- Lower center of gravity (even tho its larger)
- 225/50R17 tires standard on some models with front strut tower bar on all EX (2.4L also) and V6.
- At night, the controls are separated by color to distinguish between climate controls (aqua green) and audio controls (white).
- One touch moonroof controls and moonroof can be closed with key in drivers door.
- Active Noise Cancellation in EX and all V6 models
- Auto dim mirror standard in EX-L and V6 models
- Upgraded audio system: MP3, RDS, Speed Volume control, AUX,(all trims) and subwoofer (EX-L and V6)

Will have to wait and see:

- Sedan now classified as an EPA "large" car
- For being a "large" car, storage space seems to have gone down. Front door pockets look much smaller and there doesn't seem to be a place to put a water bottle in there. The center sotrage bin is gone.
- Still no split folding rear seat in the sedan
- 6 CD changer doesn't seem to be on the EX . . .EX-L and above models only.

Can't wait to see it in person

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- Heated mirror control integrated with rar defroster button

- Upgraded audio system: MP3, RDS, Speed Volume control, AUX,(all trims) and subwoofer (EX-L and V6)
I can't wait to see it in person either. I want to see the rear ends in person, I just can't seem to get past how it doesn't tend to flow with the rest of the car in the pics. I do hold my opinion until I see it in person though; it may completely change my mind.

I actually like having the heated mirror control separate.

In terms of the audio system, it would be nice if they make ELS systems an option.

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Yep. And there is one moron who shall remain nameless (he knows who he is) who argued to death why it just wouldn't make sense to put a 3.5L under the hood. I mean this idiot wrote an entire book of posts about it, insulting anyone who dared defy his supreme logic (supremely assine is more like it). Apparently he knows more then the industry magazines, more then the industry websites, and even more then Honda, because guess what, it got a 3.5L V6! Isn't that a kick in the ass!

Yes, I was wrong. I had a number of reasons why it didn't make sense to me for Honda do put a 3.5 in, and those reasons didn't matter as they put a 3.5L in after all. Though, my latter posts on the topic were more about sources of rumors than anything. Anyway, again, I was wrong. Way to be totally bitter and be a complete jerk about it. Though, I don't expect anything else out of you at this point.

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Yeah this looks pretty ugly.

Actually, to me, that's one of the less ugly pictures that I've seen. It still doesn't flow quite right, but hell if I don't like the steering wheel. I agree with accordexlv6 in that I think that it is a change for the sake of change as well. The top of the dash just seems completely out of place and seems seperated somehow from the lower portion. I think it would have looked much better had they kept all of the surfaces on the main portion of the dash on a similar plane and not having the nav unit so far away relative to everything else. I understand why it's pushed back in that little cubby, and I'm sure it will make it easier when dealing with keeping direct sunlight off the screen (This has been an issue for me about 2 times in the past year), it just looks off. In it's defense, however, I think it'd be hard to beat the 7th gen in terms of flow and simple functionality while retaining a pleasing aesthetic. Every time I see a picture of the 7th gen dash I realize how much I like it. Kind of numbs you to it when you see it every day. I am not sure, but is the dash going to be the same for the coupe and sedan? I know that the 7th gens are pretty much identical, but this seems more like a sedan type dash to me, maybe I'm crazy (I am). I do like the area around the shifter though, looks pretty clean. Kind of tsx-ish.

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i am so dissapointed in the features....i mean although i feel kinda jipped that i didn't get the all wheel disc application/all vsa application...its kinda a jip..im pretty glad i got a 7th gen...i think we all have to cool our jets here...jsut relax everyone..it's JSUT a forum..


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