Body, Paint & Styling MYSTERY ACCORD??

Discussion in '8th Generation (2008-2015) [Acura TSX]' started by FUGMASTER, Tuesday 12th Feb, 2019.

  1. FUGMASTER Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Ok, I'll admit I don't know all the Accord variants, but can anyone help identify what I saw parked-up at the Gatwick Airport North Terminal Long-Stay car-park on Saturday, as it appeared to be a white 8th generation Accord saloon, but without the Honda Badge, and a different grill(the top bar being the width of two), and had silver fog-light surrounds?? And whilst we're on the subject of the Accord saloon, my local Honda franchise has a '64 reg 8th Generation for sale at £14k; I thought they only built them until '12 reg???
     
  2. honda_saj Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    no idea :rasta:
     
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  3. Bounder Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Sounds like a facelift accord with an aftermarket grille.
    They had silver fog light surrounds, they sold them up to 14 I think.
    Mine is a 13
     
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  4. FUGMASTER Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Really: were they sold by Honda, as it's the first I've seen, and the grill-badge was totally different ?? Was anything else changed on the facelift model
     
  5. Bounder Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    The 7th and 8th Generation was also sold as an Acura TSX which has a large flat section on the grille and a stylised A badge, but they are LHD only.
     
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  6. FUGMASTER Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Ah, that would be it then, although I was too much in a rush to notice the left-hand drive set-up!!
     
  7. Bounder Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Its also possible that someone fitted an Acura Grille to an Accord , why anyone would I wouldn't know as they are ugly IMO.
     
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  8. FUGMASTER Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Totally agree, Bounder; nice white car, but horrible grill???!?!
     
  9. Bounder Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Even the yanks don't like the grille, thats saying something.
     
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    :Need Pics:
     
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  11. Bounder Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    C6A2D6B4-894E-4C13-BC41-4CC67EA79E8D. Not mine
     
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  12. Guy at H-Tune Warehouse Manager H-Tune Staff

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    Yeah that grill is horrid for sure - damn yanks ruining it :gotcha:
     
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  13. FUGMASTER Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Wow, that's the car alright, and that grill looks even worse than I remember; truly awful!! If I'm honest, it was only the head-lights that made me notice it in the first place; very distinctive, and I luv'em!!
     
  14. Smokingman Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    The Americans have no taste IMO and know how the spoil a lovely car.
     
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  15. FUGMASTER Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I think that sentiment now extends to their Fighter Aircraft too; just what is that Lightning F.35 all about, with it's dusty bin-lid on top!!!
     
  16. Smokingman Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    There attempt at a Harrier which was years ahead of it's time, so much so even the Americans brought them!
     
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  17. FUGMASTER Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Agreed, Smokingman; British and best!
     
  18. Nels Club Moderator Club Staff

    Last model year was 2012. They were still being made into 2014.
    New ones were still being sold in early 2015.
     
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  19. FUGMASTER Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    That 64 reg Accord is definitely the newest one I've noticed
     
  20. Bounder Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    I saw a late 15 saloon in my local dealers, with a failed HPP!
    I wonder if it was due to misfueling at any time?
     
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