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  TOV News > Odyssey Concept Reveals Stylish, Dynamic Image for All-New Honda Minivan > > Re: Reality Check

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Gary757
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Reality Check [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-11-2010 06:34
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Accord Concept


Insight Concept


CR-Z Concept

I wish the Odyssey Concept was going to be what shows up in the dealers lot, but once marketing and accounting have their say, it won't be.

* Projector headlights. HIDs optional. No LEDs.
* Conventional fogs. Round bulbs in a triangular or rectangular housing.
* More conventional body color door handles, not these slick aerodynamic chrome ones. Though they'll probably find a way to keep the cool "one handle" illusion going.
* Rain channels and roof rack
* Regular tail lights in rear. Replace the light-up bar with chrome strip or body paint.

That said, I think Honda has a winner. It just won't be as cool-looking as their "concept".
CarPhreakD
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Re: Reality Check [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-11-2010 09:23
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Beyond the wheels, most of the car (and most importantly, the sheetmetal) carries over to production more or less intact. Just with less tinsly crap.

This is much better than what lots of other automakers are doing with their "concepts"
ballermd
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Re: Reality Check [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-11-2010 10:22
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Oh Lord, why did you have to bring up the Accord concept and spoil it for us? Honestly, there was not much deviation from the Fit and Insight concepts to their production counterparts as it was from the Accord. I was very disappointed with the transition of the Accord coupe concept to production version. Especially with the sedan...
Waldo
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Re: Reality Check [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-11-2010 10:42
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The chrome door handles may carry over, as they do that on all V-6 Accords now.

I hope they keep the black mirrors. I think body color mirrors would mar the sleek look. The black mirrors fade from view.

The production mirrors may be larger. The farther you sit from a mirror, the bigger it must be to be useful. The concept mirrors are just too small.
 
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