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Old 9th September 2007, 03:52   #1
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Post Mitsubishi Cedia and New Honda Accord - Cousins?

Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!

Before you guy brand me as a no-man an term this post as blasphemy, please look at the similarity in looks for these two cars - and I am speaking about the new Accord - not the old one.

1. The hood design looks similar
2. Both have the headlamps fish eye shaped - though Accord's is bigger
3. The tail lights looks similar - Aaah! The older tail lights looked grand in Accord!

Ofcourse there are a lot of differences in Segment, finish, size et al - but can't help notice the similarities.

And personally, I think Honda has taken away the grandeur looks from Accord. Also, with a S_xier Civic around, I wonder who will go for an Accord which is atleast 6 lacs more expensive and looks like a car in 9 lac category - atleast from rear and sides..

All the best to Honda!
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And personally, I think Honda has taken away the grandeur looks from Accord. Also, with a S_xier Civic around, I wonder who will go for an Accord which is atleast 6 lacs more expensive and looks like a car in 9 lac category - atleast from rear and sides..

All the best to Honda!
Have you driven the Accord and the Civic?

Theres a LOT of difference between the two and Id go for the Accord over the Civic if I could afford it.
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Look at the size of the accord in no way does it come have the look of a 9 lakh car. Totally disagree with your observations- If Cedia and Accord are brothers then what does that make the pre-facelift Accord backside and Sonata backside- Twins?!
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I am not able to understand half things of this thread that how accord and cedia are related ,all i know is both are wonder full machines but they dont look alike to me ,and the other half of this thread is what i dont agree ,civic is a good car and if accord is 9 lacks then probably civic is not more than 5 lacks ,i dont mind if accord is pricesed at 9 lacks and civic at 5 lacks and probably E-280 at 15 lacks ,BUT that DOESN'T make any sense you KNOW
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Exactly i too cant understand the Accord looks big and huge, the Cedia looks small and slim, you cant compare both of them. Plus the Accord is a D+ segment car and the Mitsubishi is a D segment car now pushed to C+ levels.
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He is talking about the new Accord - spy pics published in AUtocar India this month. You an check it out at -

Spy Shots: 2008 Honda Accord sedan caught! - Autoblog

The Cedia and Accord is a world apart, Accord is a league higher than cedia. It is much bigger and the new Honda Accord has a 3.5 lit engine ( 270 BHP !!! ), compare that to the 2.0 of the cedia. looks may be simple but its got the latest features.

I think the new accord is just too good looking - very classy and hot looking saloon.
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This new accord doesnt look sporty at all. It reminds me of the Camry.
I loved the the older one (one before the triangle shaped taillamps)
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anyway,the new accord looks more like the sonata embera rather than the cedia.
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I think he is trying to say that the front of the Cedia and Accord look similar because of their triangular headlights and thus may be called cousins.
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Guys,

He is purely taling about the exterior styling.

Why mix it with engine, power, etc?
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There is nothing specific to those lights front or rear to either Cedia or Accord, both such patterns have existed for a while...

Though I agree, that Honda has robbed the charm of the Accord.
To me it looks more Embera-ish... Yuk.
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A photo in a magazine can fool many. It will not necessarily give us the right picture. Let some more shots of the car be revealed and That'll help us reach a good conclusion of the new car.

On first looks, it seemed to me as if it is a Sonata Embera-ish body style. And I don't like it that way. But it has a bit of leaning towards the Camry too. And I like it that way.
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Hello people!

My apologies - It just looked like I scribbled while I was drunk with no responses to your comments after I posted the thread. Infact I couldnt figure out the thread after I posted that I thought may be the moderator took it a little too much to heart and thew it in a dust bin by his PC.

However, now that I am pleaseantly surprised while searching all my threads, let me make a few clarifications here (And honestly, with those tags like "senior bhpian" and "bhpian" in contrast to a "niewbie" - I am a little nervous )

1. The observations are only on exteriors - I know the stuff under the hood are world apart

2. Agree - there is a difference in size and category - But again - the observations are on styling

3. Sahil - No - not twins - pre-facelift accord and embera where probably cousins too - but the first was a classy cousin who flaunted the wealth and the latter meekly imitating...

4. Rubin - If you did not understand the thread - the quickest relove is the simplest too - read again - I never said they are priced at 9 lacs and 6 lacs - I said the s_xier and sleek (may be smaller) version is 6 lacs lesser than the more expensive (bigger) Accord

I actually have pics with me on my laptop - dunno how to put it in the thread - lemme figure that out..

And hey - no attempt to offend anyone here this - I think this is one of the best run forums in India - so all due respects to senior bhpians for building culture.

Manu.
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