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Old 08-05-2017, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by shawnshank View Post
Aside from the crosstour...which had its issues...why hasn't Honda introduced an AWD sedan / Accord, Civic or Fit?
My Honda has been amazingly reliable so I'd certainly buy another one if they made an AWD.

I understand that many FF uses may not know the answer to this...I just thought I'd ask.

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honda is going towards electrified motor hybrids. perhaps they might offer awd assist like the SH-AWD type.. probably not for Honda. but their direction is to be environmentally friendly.. what kind of car company calls their engines 'earth dreams' if not environmentally friendly, right?

AWD eats a lot of fuel and goes against honda's current theme i guess.

but AWD is the way to go imho these days. understeer is a thing of the past on modern AWD systems unless you purposely want the car to have understeer.
 
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by fitchet View Post
I don't think the debate needs to be centered around whether you like AWD or not.
Whether you think it's a good purchase for anyone.

IMO suggesting Honda doesn't offer a AWD sedan because they aren't potentially popular, for whatever reason, isn't really the point.
I agree. Unless Honda announces that the are coming out with an AWD sedan soon...my next car will likely be a Subaru Legacy. I like the practicality of the Impreza wagon (probably the most Fit like of all AWD's available in my price range) but I really don't like the styling so I'm going with the Legacy. I can get a sunroof, awd, heated seats, decent gas mileage and excellent safety rating at a price I can afford.
 
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:27 PM
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^^ Subaru's are a great choice. i luv my STI.
 
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Honda does make AWD cars. but they call it SH-AWD.

not the same as subaru I'm afraid.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SH-AWD
 
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Old 11-24-2017, 11:46 AM
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they do but those are acura brand and the op was asking more in the lower-end honda sedans, i think.
 
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Old 11-27-2017, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by kenchan View Post
they do but those are acura brand and the op was asking more in the lower-end honda sedans, i think.
Yes I was. If they came out with an awd accord I'd be all over it.
 
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They did make AWD GD Fits. But alas, for Japan market only.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Fit
 
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by shawnshank View Post
Yes I was. If they came out with an awd accord I'd be all over it.
that would be a great option to have indeed.

i saw the new accord the other day.. honestly i think the new camry looks better. not that i have interest in these sedans.
 
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by shawnshank View Post
why hasn't Honda introduced an AWD sedan / Accord, Civic or Fit?
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They did make AWD GD Fits. But alas, for Japan market only.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Fit

HRV is pretty much a Fit with AWD available
 
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by ezone View Post
HRV is pretty much a Fit with AWD available
After my 2010 Fit was totaled, I bought an HR-V.
I loved the magic seats and flexibility of the cargo space in my Fit, but I missed the AWD on my old '95 Subaru, so this seemed like the best of both worlds.
I would call the HR-V a Fit on stilts! ;)
I do like the higher up riding position. The car is also a bit more quiet and the ride smoother over speed bumps and RR tracks. Maybe the 3rd gen of Fits have better noise insulation and ride smoother than the 2nd gen GE's, but I never drove one.
No snow here yet, so I have not had a chance to test the AWD capabilities.
 

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Old 03-25-2018, 04:32 PM
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Honda uses AWD as bait to sell its crossovers and Acura line with a markup.

A 2017 V6 manual Accord coupe is more appealing than anything, short of the NSX, that Acura has to offer.
 
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Old 03-25-2018, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by 9exponent View Post

A 2017 V6 manual Accord coupe is more appealing than anything, short of the NSX, that Acura has to offer.
which is pretty sad, right? accord coupe.. so sad. not good at anything.
 
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Old 03-25-2018, 04:45 PM
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I think the Accord Sedan is so good, it's hard to move to another Honda. My father in-law is likely moving from Acura to the new Accord because it's better than most of the Acura line.

I test drove one and was very impressed.
 
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Old 03-25-2018, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by kenchan View Post
which is pretty sad, right? accord coupe.. so sad. not good at anything.
Sad for Acura, thatís for sure! If your higher-margin premium brand canít offer a coupe, thatís a warning sign in my estimation.
 
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Old 03-25-2018, 05:12 PM
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sad truth is people dont want coupes much these days. they all want crossovers and suv's. i believe their mdx is selling pretty well..and RDX is a new redesign from 2019 model?

and that new TLX is so fugly.. and mediocre everything.
 
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Acuraís crossovers sell well, but the TLX is mediocre, as you said. The ILX is based on the old (and itself mediocre for its time) Civic, and what the hell is a RLX? Never heard of that, nor had the Honda / Acura dealership where I bought my Fit.

If Acura had a sedan that sold well enough, one would think they could afford to offer a two-door variant for a few niche buyers. I realize itís not a popular segment, but like a peacockís plumage, sometimes you have to entice onlookers with a flagrant display of opulence. It would do more for a halo effect than a $100K sports car that non-enthusiasts are unaware it even exists.
 
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Old 03-25-2018, 09:32 PM
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that ILX is such junk i cant believe they are still making them. the previous gen civic was a HORRIBLE platform and ILX is no different. ive seen the big acura sedan once.. it didnt look horrible like the TLX, but still, acura really lost it in the sedan segment.

maybe acura can release a not so crazy looking CTR with SH-AWD as an integra or RSX or something.
 
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Originally Posted by kenchan View Post
that ILX is such junk i cant believe they are still making them. the previous gen civic was a HORRIBLE platform and ILX is no different. ive seen the big acura sedan once.. it didnt look horrible like the TLX, but still, acura really lost it in the sedan segment.

maybe acura can release a not so crazy looking CTR with SH-AWD as an integra or RSX or something.
In the age of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, I guess I will have to settle for a CTR GS-Type-SiHR, or whatever.

I want to like Acura, but theyíre making it really hard to these days.
 
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Old 03-26-2018, 07:46 PM
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yah, acuras arent even in my radar for cars i want to buy for myself.
 
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