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Old 11-18-2020, 09:21 AM   #51
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I'm not into it, I wasn't into the current/previous gen either... honestly 7th gen I think was the last one I personally thought was attractive, 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th & 7th I've liked; everything else has been "meh" to me from a styling standpoint, with the 10th being a "woah what the heck?". However, like Oichan, I'm not buying one, and my wife has blinders on for Toyota so she wouldn't consider one either.
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Old 11-18-2020, 09:32 AM   #52
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Yeah the current Japanese car to buy are Toyota/Lexus and Subaru's imho. Mazda is also very close, just needs a luxury line..
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Old 11-18-2020, 09:45 AM   #53
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I don't like that front at all. Nothing I'm seeing makes me doubt Honda's ability to release crappy odd generation Civics.
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Old 11-18-2020, 10:21 AM   #54
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Yeah the current Japanese car to buy are Toyota/Lexus and Subaru's imho. Mazda is also very close, just needs a luxury line..
See, I'm at a different viewpoint, there isn't a Subaru that I'd purchase right now, save for a WRX, and that's only because I've wanted one since I was younger. My 2 POS Subaru's have soured me on the brand.

If Honda made this with SH-AWD I'd be interested.
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Old 11-18-2020, 10:50 AM   #55
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See, I'm at a different viewpoint, there isn't a Subaru that I'd purchase right now, save for a WRX, and that's only because I've wanted one since I was younger. My 2 POS Subaru's have soured me on the brand.

If Honda made this with SH-AWD I'd be interested.
I think normal folks like the new Forester/Outback/Crosstrek.. as a new Forester Limited owner myself, I think for a daily use car it's fantastic. I currently own 6 cars.

I agree that the VA is starting to show its age and a good time to wait for the next gen if one is not in a rush. I think the new BRZ is promising, although I would not buy one if that was my only car or my only hobby car.
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Old 11-18-2020, 12:30 PM   #56
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I suppose they could build the Civic Type R and on the next assembly line add AWD with different exterior/interior bits and sell it as an RSX. That way they sell enough combined to make it somewhat worth their while as well provide a reason for people under 50 years old to actually step into an Acura dealership. That way they can cancel the current NSX and pretend it never happened.
That would make sense. So Acura won't do it.
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Old 11-18-2020, 01:08 PM   #57
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Huge improvement over the "Hot Wheels" design of the previous one. It's a car an actual adult could be seen driving without all the high school girls pointing and laughing at the old guy, probably in his kid's car.

The lower grill is a bit much but come on. It could be BMW grill territory where there was an aftermarket front bumper/grill available aftermarket before the car could even be bought because it was so hidious.
+1 I like the current car mainly cause it's kind of wide and low and therefore looks sporty - but I certainly dont love all the odd styling.

So I like this new one a lot, looks great to me. Looking like a VW or Audi is a good thing for me.

It also looks like a hatch, so I suspect the hatch and sedan will look very similar. I hope the hatch is shorter, but not sure it will be looking at the sedan.
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I looks fine. I don't understand the complaints. No fake vents this time. No weird accentuated lines along panel gaps. The long low hood with upright windshield is why the classic Civics always looked great, and the egg-shaped (cab forward) 8th & 9th Gens were an aberration. I hope they make the next Type-R extremely understated like the old ones.
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Old 11-18-2020, 04:02 PM   #59
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As a person that hated the current design for its jarring, juvenile styling I can't be overly critical of this as it's considerably more mature and clean. Only minor gripes are as already been said that the rear end looks just like a Jetta and there's something about the front end that bothers me. The front bumper cover over the grille looks a little droopy. As for the interior I'm a little surprised how dated and generic it looks as a year before release it's already a generation behind with their mounting of the infotainment system ipad-like on top of the dash. Everyone else is moving away from that direction and moving the display into the dash to the side of the instrument cluster where it's more within reach of the driver.
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I looks fine. I don't understand the complaints.
Let me help. It looks like an Accord, which is ugly.
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Old 11-18-2020, 04:43 PM   #61
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Let me help. It looks like an Accord, which is ugly.
The Accord is gorgeous. Hasn't looked this good since the 4th gen. It looked like car attempting to camouflage itself amongst refrigerators for too long.
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Old 11-18-2020, 05:14 PM   #62
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The Accord is gorgeous. Hasn't looked this good since the 4th gen. It looked like car attempting to camouflage itself amongst refrigerators for too long.
Ah, now I see. This explains everything.





You're insane!
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Old 11-18-2020, 05:36 PM   #63
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I also like the current front clip on the Accord. I like the current front clip on the Camry too. We can like things. Gorgeous is a big grown up word, and I'm not qualified to use it. Especially in a car forum.

Applied to the Civic, I think the proportions of the design doesn't work as good as it does on the Accord. Doesn't make it bad or terrible, it's just more meh comparatively. I don't mind the current Civic front end though, and it works pretty good on the dog humping URUS looking blob of a car.
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I love this new design and don't like the Accord. I think it's pointless to discuss subjective styling.
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Old 11-18-2020, 07:55 PM   #65
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I think the Type R will look better with this starting point. Whether a Honda or Acura.
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Old 11-18-2020, 08:06 PM   #66
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i think it's much better looking than the current car.
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Old 11-18-2020, 08:15 PM   #67
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I'm bored
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I think it's fine. Nothing profound, but certainly not ugly by any means. I like it more than the current one, but I still like the Accord more.
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also boring.
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I think the regular XI Civic is likely to look boring like that, once they remove the body kit, black trim and 19" wheels.
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also boring.
But I feel like at least Subaru wasn't trying too hard to make a boring car not look boring.
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But I feel like at least Subaru wasn't trying too hard to make a boring car not look boring.
Subaru can make a car look boring without even trying.
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Old 11-19-2020, 01:36 PM   #74
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Yeah, those Legacy sedans are confusing cars.. are they for old geezers on a budget that graduated from Accords and Camry's?

I would never buy such car (Accord/Camry/Legacy/Maxima/Altima/Malibu, etc)
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Yeah, those Legacy sedans are confusing cars.. are they for old geezers on a budget that graduated from Accords and Camry's?

I would never buy such car (Accord/Camry/Legacy/Maxima/Altima/Malibu, etc)
There for the tiny subset of people who want a largish sedan and value having AWD over having the best car available at that price.
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