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NealX
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Looks great [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-02-2008 09:23
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Very modern and clean 21st century design. Like the FIT, this could only come from the Japan studio.
Hybrid or no I'd consider trading the SI sedan for this hatchback shape.
Honda, please don't ruin the wheel size and tire gap...

Look for this as the October wallpaper.

CarPhreakD
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Re: Looks great [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-02-2008 09:51
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Since it's supposed to be an econo-mobile... those rims and tires are not going to last. Both in design and size =/
Potenza
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Re: Looks great [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-02-2008 09:53
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Neal wrote:
Honda, please don't ruin the wheel size and tire gap...
Ugh, I hope you're not holding your breath on that...

That's the biggest issue I have with this concept. I would bet that Honda has all the details of the final product worked out. But then they go and "reverse-engineer" it to a concept car, adding over-styled body details, fancy lighting, and large wheels. And all it does is set us up for disappointment with the production car, with its normal lights and small wheels with fat-sidewall tires. They should have just waited and shown us only the final product.

HJV1
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Re: Looks great [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-02-2008 10:10
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Potenza wrote:
Neal wrote:
Honda, please don't ruin the wheel size and tire gap...
Ugh, I hope you're not holding your breath on that...

That's the biggest issue I have with this concept. I would bet that Honda has all the details of the final product worked out. But then they go and "reverse-engineer" it to a concept car, adding over-styled body details, fancy lighting, and large wheels. And all it does is set us up for disappointment with the production car, with its normal lights and small wheels with fat-sidewall tires. They should have just waited and shown us only the final product.



Seconded. I've expressed similar reservations in the past for other concepts. It only serves to make us disappointed with a product we would've liked otherwise.

HJV1
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Re: Looks great [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-02-2008 10:18
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Potenza wrote:
Neal wrote:
Honda, please don't ruin the wheel size and tire gap...
Ugh, I hope you're not holding your breath on that...

That's the biggest issue I have with this concept. I would bet that Honda has all the details of the final product worked out. But then they go and "reverse-engineer" it to a concept car, adding over-styled body details, fancy lighting, and large wheels. And all it does is set us up for disappointment with the production car, with its normal lights and small wheels with fat-sidewall tires. They should have just waited and shown us only the final product.



Why not have a "Sport" trim model available; suspension tweaks and tire and wheel package that would allow them to release a car that would create the excitement of this concept, for those who wish to sacrifce a few extra bucks, some ride quality, and an mpg or two, along with the standard staid trim(s) for those who want to go the other way?

Be interesting to see what percentage of people spring for the package.

Dren
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Re: Looks great [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-02-2008 10:44
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Probably what the CR-Z will be.
cat in the baby
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Re: Looks great [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-02-2008 18:06
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looks AMAZING
almost looks like you'd want to drive it!
give it IRS, ATLEAST 16 inch decent sized wheels, inject traditional honda fun, and you got yourself a pruis killer!!!(among other cars)
oh and wheres the tailpipe btw?

aznstuart
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Re: Looks great [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-02-2008 21:46
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cat in the baby wrote:
looks AMAZING
almost looks like you'd want to drive it!
give it IRS, ATLEAST 16 inch decent sized wheels, inject traditional honda fun, and you got yourself a pruis killer!!!(among other cars)
oh and wheres the tailpipe btw?


I wondering the same. It's hidden in the spypics either, but in this one, you can sorta see the muffler.



dadliboi
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Re: Looks great [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-05-2008 10:25
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Agreed. This is one beautiful car, inside and out. Certain things obviously won't make it to production, but I believe it'll still look amazing.
Jonniedee
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Re: Looks great [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-05-2008 11:56
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aznstuart wrote:
cat in the baby wrote:
looks AMAZING
almost looks like you'd want to drive it!
give it IRS, ATLEAST 16 inch decent sized wheels, inject traditional honda fun, and you got yourself a pruis killer!!!(among other cars)
oh and wheres the tailpipe btw?


I wondering the same. It's hidden in the spypics either, but in this one, you can sorta see the muffler.

What about the missing rear wiper and antenna?






 
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