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2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L



For as long as we can remember, Honda has been associated with reliable vehicles that ask very little of their owners. From sports cars and hatchbacks to sedans and coupes, Honda offered it.

Today Honda doesn't have a sports car. The only hatchback offered is a hybrid, and some would say its vehicles are becoming bloated.

If you look at the new 2012 Civic, you may not even be able to tell it's a new generation. Slide behind the wheel of a new Civic, and moreover you may notice hard plastics and substandard fit and finish. This isn't the Honda we all remember.

So, today we ask you, has Honda lost its way? Tweet us your response and make sure to include the hashtag #WheresHonda -- and you'll join the chorus right here via CoverItLive.

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  1. 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.
     
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  2. Yes, they need to innovate to create and to design. I would buy one if they made a cool car.
     
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  3. 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
     
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  4. 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?
     
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  5. 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?
     
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  6. 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.
     
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  7. 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.
     
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  8. 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.
     
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  9. 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.
     
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  10. 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 !!!!
     
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