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KFlow77
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Looks like the old Ford Probe [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-12-2005 21:27
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Looooong 2-door coupe.

Still looks the same also. Nothing special.

Why are car companies so conservative with their designs? Yawn.

penguin
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Re: Looks like the old Ford Probe [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-13-2005 16:42
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Because when you're Honda, you can just ride on your reputation and don't have to try much. GM had that approach prior to the 80s.
Wizard
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Re: Looks like the old Ford Probe [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-14-2005 20:32
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KFlow77 wrote:
Looooong 2-door coupe.

Still looks the same also. Nothing special.

Why are car companies so conservative with their designs? Yawn.


Conservative? I thought a lot of people are complaining for it looking different from the norm (shape of the hood/creases and grill).

Oh, and Ford Probe never came to my mind looking at Accord Coupe. Commonality ends with coupe factor.

the iceman
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Re: Looks like the old Ford Probe [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-14-2005 23:04
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the sedan has '04 TL looking tail-lights
arlingtonmark
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Re: Looks like the old Ford Probe [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-16-2005 10:04
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Interesting, ever since this body style debuted in for 2003, I've always thought it looked like a Ford Probe, from all angles except the rear.

Honda can do better - and did with the 2002 coupe.

buddha
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Re: Looks like the old Ford Probe [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-16-2005 12:49
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Well, to each his own, the style is not bad at all for a family coupe to me, and from personal experiences with Hondas, I'll still buy it even if it looked like a Impala/Montego/Sonata/Camry/G6 but has the same interiors and mechanicals and built quality as a Honda.

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Re: Looks like the old Ford Probe [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-26-2005 20:52
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Gotta agree with KFlow and ArilingtonMark..........the first thing I thought of, when I first saw the current generation coupe, was, "It reminds me of those old Ford Probes!"

Not sure Honda will ever design a better looking exterior for the coupe than my '99 EX V-6 ('98 - '02 generation??) , though!

The current coupe is starting to grow on me (not unlike a fungus?!!), though.......starting to get that new car fever....

Have a bit of a dilemma. Do I buy the current coupe in 2006 or 2007 (tend to buy my Accords by mid-/late spring), or wait for the next generation of coupes (due for a complete exterior redesign for model year 2008 ?). I guesstimate I'll have between 160K-175K miles on my current coup by Spring 2008.

I could live with the current coupe, but what if the next generation is much better looking? Conversely, what if I wait for the next generation, and it totally disappoints? Wish someone had a crystal ball, to tell me how the next generation coupe will look.


 
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