Honda Community Reacts To The All New 2018 Accord

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This ain’t no face-lift. The 2018 Accord is all new from the ground up with some rather controversial changes. Some loved, some not.

As auto enthusiasts, we typically reserve the resistance of change as being somewhat of a hallmark of Porsche folk. However, as it turns out, Honda enthusiasts share this sentiment. As expected, with the rolling out of the new 2018 model, there’s a divided opinion on everything from exterior design, interior design, engine choices, the number of doors and even the wheels. honda-tech honda 2018 accord forum talk opinion

The new design is a noted departure from the previous generation, with strong hints at Honda’s new design language we can expect to see on future models. With things so vastly different, our forum members were sure to speak up, and they held nothing back.

Here’s a few examples from both sides of the love it/hate it debate:

“Wow! The first accord I have liked since the one with triangular taillights in like 2006.”

“Hmm are those fake exhaust tips? Why do car manufactures do this?”

“the 2.0L 6-speed is a proper offering isn’t it lads”

“I like it. 2.0T with 6MT sounds like an ideal daily.” honda-tech honda 2018 accord forum talk opinion

“Not a fan of the looks at all but maybe it will grow on me. Will be interesting to see how “detuned” the CTR engine actually is.”

“Why are they putting that stupid squared off grill bar on everything now?” honda-tech honda 2018 accord forum talk opinion

Also nestled in the comments is the V6 engine, and how it is no longer on offer. One forum member correctly pointed out that the more powerful 2.0t engine will have plenty of low-end grunt for those thinking that they’ll be left without torque. A 6-speed manual is also on offer, bringing quite a lot of praise. What will be left behind, however, is the consumers who think a 4-door car has just too many doors. The coupe has been dropped. For that, we’ll offer to light a candle and have a moment of silence.

Patrick Morgan is an instructor at Chicago's Autobahn Country Club and contributes to a number of Auto sites for Internet Brands, including MB World and 6SpeedOnline.

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