• Papa Rotzi avatar Papa Rotzi Posted: 7/7/2011 10:12am PDT

    I have owned 5 Hondas (out of the 54 cars owned so far, and counting). I won't buy a current model, not because of fuel efficiency or reliability, but because they remain noisy (road/tire roar) and the styling, or more precisely, the lack thereof, is a real turn-off. The CR-Z has promise, but only if they'd put the Si motor in the thing. It's a joke otherwise. And the Crosstour? Maybe Shamu needs a mate.

  • fb_579789275 avatar JL Posted: 7/7/2011 10:30am PDT

    Yes, they need to innovate to create and to design. I would buy one if they made a cool car.

  • Gubbins avatar Gubbins Posted: 7/7/2011 2:25pm PDT

    Honda lost its way a long time ago; when it hired non-car people as "product planners", when it got carried away with cost cutting, and when it left behind the spirit of Soichiro Honda for the self-indulgent, Design Center navel-gazing stylists they allow to run rampant. What atrocities they have brought forth--who signs off on this crap?

  • danielwill avatar danielwill Posted: 7/7/2011 7:01pm PDT

    Honda's used to be simple and reliable. Then they all started to grow--and grow oddly ugly. From the unpleasant grilles to the ungainly dash boards, to the just plain bizarre body styles--not only is the Crosstour ugly--it's impractical--the back seat has very little headroom. What's the point? The CR-Z is neither sporty or all that efficient, and with his Rubbermaid-bin "back seat" that's not a seat, and AC that shuts down when it idles, it just plain doesn't make sense. When I was looking for a new compact, the Civic was disappointing all around--I bought a Mazda3. And the Honda dealers in my area are arrogant and obnoxious, like they're doing you a favor. No thanks.

  • USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 7/7/2011 10:37am PDT

    As an owner of 4 Honda automobiles past and present I can say without reservations that Honda "Has Honda Lost Its Way." This is due to the way Honda treated me due a automatic transmission failure on my 2004 Honda Accord at around 80K miles. Honda knew that the 2003-4 Honda Accords had transmission problems but refuse to own up to it.
    So my family which includes my son and his family will no longer be buying anymore Honda automobiles.
    Even though I had Honda's Extended Warranty.
    I did have my transmission fixed by a local shop that does specialize in repairing transmissions and it was done for less money with twice the length of warranty that Honda was offering. So it was a no brainier as to where to have the transmission repaired

  • Gubbins avatar Gubbins Posted: 7/7/2011 2:25pm PDT

    Honda lost its way a long time ago; when it hired non-car people as "product planners", when it got carried away with cost cutting, and when it left behind the spirit of Soichiro Honda for the self-indulgent, Design Center navel-gazing stylists they allow to run rampant. What atrocities they have brought forth--who signs off on this crap?

  • fb_100000304631930 avatar WJ Posted: 7/7/2011 7:12pm PDT

    I have owned 7 Honda vehicles and can honesty say that the reasons I purchased all theses vehicles are gone. Customer service is poor, quality has begun to fall, and design innovation is questionable. Just look at the Crossover, its blotted, ugly and over priced. Its time to look at other manufacturers.

  • hi100 avatar hi100 Posted: 7/7/2011 8:39pm PDT

    Yes. Honda has fallen behind it competition, badly. Their cars have reliable problems, the seats are uncomfortable and NOTHING is offered like Hyundia offers for less money, too. You may get a 5 speed automatic but no Direct gas injection engines.
    Plus, their autos are so NOISY, like a door is missing or all the windows are down. They have been that away for years. The automobile scene has changed and Honda did not keep up with it.
    NO HONDAS in my automobile future. That CrossTour is an overpriced accord and you can not see out of the back window. Even, little things like a locking gas cap door, is now just a flip open door. Did it really cost that much to keep it like it was. Another auto manufacturer that has fallen asleep.

  • fb_100001415780098 avatar Ed Posted: 7/8/2011 1:32pm PDT

    As the owner of three Hondas the newer Hondas have the most uncomfortable headrests because many of them push your head downward. I thought headrests are supposed to give you neck and head support; their new headrests are so uncomfortable I would not lay on them.

    Honda also misses the mark with the CR-Z because the CRX fans wanted the return of the CRX and not a hybrid that looks like a sports car without the performance or economy of a hybrid.

  • bezer avatar bezer Posted: 7/8/2011 7:19pm PDT

    without a doubt. They have spun a tail of economy and greeness and that they are holier than others. (perhaps it is the media who has spun this tale and not Honda)
    At the end of the day, they produce some of the most polluting internal combusiton devices on the earth. Think of the motorcylces and lawn and garden engines they sell worldwide. Nothing good and green about any of that !!!!