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crex
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Looks good! [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-12-2012 09:43
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I like it.
deandorsey
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Re: Looks good! [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-12-2012 09:50
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it does look good, should have looked like this from the start.

absent-

projector head lights
side mirror turn indicators
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99SI
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Re: Looks good! [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-12-2012 10:05
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No doubt. I am ready to see the SI now.
40mpg
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Re: Looks good! [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-12-2012 10:13
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The front end is much nicer.
JDMImport
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Re: Looks good! [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-12-2012 10:33
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It does look better, but these are glamour shots at elevated angles. The shape is still weird, but the issue was with the interior of the car. I am more anxious to see what they did to solve that problem.
Cory
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Re: Looks good! [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-12-2012 10:39
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Honda PR photos almost always make cars look terrible. The fact that the Civic update looks good in these photos gives me a lot of confidence that it will look really nice in person.

That said, it wasn't really the exterior that was the issue. Overall it looked decent before and these subtle changes simply make it look better and more like the Accord. The one thing that I would have liked to have seen changed was that cheap black plastic piece by the A-pillar. That area looked way better with glass like in the previous generation Civic.

The interior looks decent right now, the layout and overall shape is fine. it's the garbage materials that are the problem. Adding some soft touch materials throughout the cabin will greatly improve this car.

Honestly, Honda didn't need to change a thing. Each month the Civic is in first or second place in terms of compact sales. If you add in the Hybrid sales the Civic is almost always first. I'm still glad Honda is making these updates. I wonder what they will do to the price, if anything.
Maximania
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Re: Looks good! [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-12-2012 12:47
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so this isn't the SI sedan? looks almost too good for a regular ex. maybe just a concept version, so it looks exaggerated? I'm not sure
eneka
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Re: Looks good! [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-12-2012 14:46
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Maximania wrote:
so this isn't the SI sedan? looks almost too good for a regular ex. maybe just a concept version, so it looks exaggerated? I'm not sure

looks like an EX-L to me.
milvtecguy
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Re: Looks good! [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-12-2012 15:42
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See the leather seats, it is a EX-L. I'm sure the wheels will not make production, but they are very nice. I am excited to see the coupe, is that being updated as well? I really don't think the coupe was any better or worse than the 8th gen exterior wise. Too bad they wouldn't put the money toward fixing up the Si power train. I know that is not going to happen though.
EuroGreg
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Re: Looks good! [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-12-2012 15:50
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ILX is going to have a hard time.
dominik331
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Re: Looks good! [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-12-2012 16:32
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EuroGreg wrote:
ILX is going to have a hard time.


It already does.
bukwheat
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Re: Looks good! [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-12-2012 16:42
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Agreed. ILX already looks dated, but then again, that's been Acura's current design language...the new Buick. LOL

The good thing is Honda's slowly getting back on track. All I can say is "thank goodness for Hyundai and Kia"...sometimes you need a good kick in the ass to wake yourself up.
Jesse
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Re: Looks good! [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-12-2012 17:26
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Yep looking good. I am with those who think the actual problem is not the exterior but the interior - in the materials used. There are parts that look really cheap and where you can easily scratch it with just your fingernails.

It seems Honda, and hopefully Acura too, is finally stepping up on their PR photos. No more bland, mediocre Photoshop job.
King77
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Re: Looks good! [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-12-2012 17:53
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Lets wait for more photos, but ILX is still another design level, much more premium. Basic problem of Civic still remains - dated and boring profile. The main benefit of ILX styling is cab-backward design, which is more upscale, than Honda´s cab-forward setup.
King77
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Re: Looks good! [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-12-2012 17:56
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BTW - Toshinobu Minami, creator of Accord Tourer/TSX Wagon is a new head od Acura design and he wants to change ...everything, instead of the shield. So we can expect new age by Acura.
bukwheat
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Re: Looks good! [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-12-2012 19:17
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"You live and die by the shield".... I know some folks like it but I hate it.
SushiB
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Re: Looks good! [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-12-2012 22:16
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I wish the SI has HID Projector HL....

Only wish!!!
spyder5786
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Re: Looks good! [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-12-2012 23:54
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Agreed, almost gorgeous even.

Put earthdreams in the refresh with the SI and I may just bite.
crex wrote:
I like it.

chhan02
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Re: Looks good! [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-13-2012 05:03
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it looks MUCH better now. BUT looking at the spy photos...it looks very unproportional to me. but spy shots always look like crap. i hope it doesn't disappoint.

from the front view, it seems like the interior dash hasn't change (i could be wrong). interior quality was another down fall with the 9th gen.

but overall, with the accord and this refreshed civic, honda is stepping back in the right direction! curious to see the SI and coupe now.
MasterOfDaDomain
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Re: Looks good! [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-13-2012 13:18
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Although the interior was the real issue, the exterior was pretty boring and did nothing to generate any excitement. I think Honda is doing the right thing by doing making strong efforts all around.
eneka
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Re: Looks good! [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-13-2012 14:43
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EuroGreg wrote:
ILX is going to have a hard time.


I still think there's a level of refinement you can't get in a entry level compact car compared to a car like the ILX (though I have never driven one)

I think the ILX is trying to get the people that don't want to spend 30k+ for a small car and don't need the power but want more that what the civic offers.
 
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