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Old 5th October 2006, 13:10   #91
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Accord sales have really been hit!
Yes, that is because everyone knows that they are shortly going to launch a new model, nobody wants to be caught with the older one, unless there is a massive discount.

Also Civic with only 10bhp less and good FE looks new and was bound to affect some of Accord sales.

@ST: 1,999 units is nice. Shows all of optra/toyota reactions have not dented Civic sales and the market is a very funny thing. I personally do not think difference between civic and corolla is worth the current 30-35%.
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I thought Accord was selling between 200 and 300 cars every month so the hit is not that big I suppose? Honda has emerged a winner in every segment they represent. Good going.

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To my mind there is no question as to why Civic sales have taken off.....brilliant packaging, superb brand value, price (hmmmm....not yet convinced on this one) and most important....lack of comparable offerings (i mean as regards the wow factor) from competitors. Lets face it....paddle shifts may be a bit gimmicky given our road conditions, but who doesn't want to play at being Schumacher / Alonso / Raikkonnen etc behind the wheel of his car. IMO the Civic is a car which delivers on customer expectations in India....and then goes a bit further to delight (funky interiors / resale values of Hondas et al)
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Guys

Can someone post the 0-100 accleration timings for the Civic M/T. (and the source)

I read in BSM that its 11.9 secs.............thats slow.

If that is true, its slower than Corolla, Embera, RS and OHC V1.5/Vtec....
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Can someone post the 0-100 accleration timings for the Civic M/T. (and the source)

I read in BSM that its 11.9 secs.............thats slow.

If that is true, its slower than Corolla, Embera, RS and OHC V1.5/Vtec....
ACI in their first test indicated 11.5 for the AT and that too estimated. They timed the manual at 9.3 or 9.1, faster than Corolla at 9.8 or so.
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Accord sales have really been hit!

Originally posted by Sandeep108

Yes, that is because everyone knows that they are shortly going to launch a new model, nobody wants to be caught with the older one,
I, personally,would buy the current Accord over the ugly butt new one anyday!

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Yeah, the current Accord is one hell of a looker (hope they only improve on the looks when they come with the next version, and not screw it). But the Civic as I saw on the roads is not bad too. I liked the mean frontal looks. The rear is kind of plain with twin round lights. Overall, not bad, especially when compared to the City.
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hope they only improve on the looks when they come with the next version, and not screw it.
If you are talking about the revamped Accord thats coming to India soon, then Honda have already screwed the looks by redesigning the rear end. The car looks really rear heavy with those ugly tail lamps. The bumper also looks extremely bulbous. Overall, a pretty ugly revamp.
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