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There is no arguing that the 2018 Accord was received significant improvements over the outgoing model. And despite all of the awards its been receiving, its month to month sales are significantly down from last years figures. Part of it this can be attributed to the shift away from sedans, but the new Camry is seeing increased sales with its new model. Dealers are complaining that Honda's leasing terms are not competitive enough with other manufacturers. Many dealers are declining further Accord shipments, as their lots are full of unsold models.
 

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This subject is getting beat to death over on the main Accord forum. Everybody weighing-in. Seems odd given the media accolades, road tests, etc. Yes, I am a 78 year old fan boy. Owned several, son has a great carreer at Powertrain, and a fantastic 2.0T Sport in my garage. Honda is doing great with the rest of their line, so maybe I should feel somehow that I know something that others do not. The new Accord is certainly the best Honda ever and (don’t tell my insurance guy) a capable sports sedan. Now it might be somewhat exclusive. Won’t see one at every third house. And everyone thought Honda only made boring family sedans.
 

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It is a slightly odd situation considering the warm response that the new Accord has been getting. Just goes to show that a nameplate alone doesn't sell a car. I'd have to agree that the new Accord is a bigger sleeper car than its ever been, and I personally don't have a problem with less of them being on the road. Looks like Honda has some tweaks to make to the new Accords pricing structure.
 

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Honda and Toyota used to be known for reliable cars that may look a bit more vanilla than preferred, but the newest models from them both are real beauties and in a great price bracket too. This is fine by me because slower sales means bigger discounts later down the road when my current lease ends.
 

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Yeah I have no problem waiting it out either. Definitely foresee some big incentives coming out down the line, when dealerships are trying to get all their current models off the lot. It's a shame though when a manufacturer makes a car as comprehensive as this, and people don't see the value.
 

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Guess Honda will be getting us to buy more Accords with even better deals. The 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid midsize sedan will be sold from March 23 for a starting price of just $25,990. That's $4,505 less than its predecessor! Pretty good for a base model hybrid.
 

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Guess Honda will be getting us to buy more Accords with even better deals. The 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid midsize sedan will be sold from March 23 for a starting price of just $25,990. That's $4,505 less than its predecessor! Pretty good for a base model hybrid.
That's the beauty of them having a product that everyone has known about for so many decades with the fact it has highly competitive pricing.
If another car maker did this, like Hyundai, then it wouldn't turn out the same way. Plus the Accord has always been a strong seller regardless.
 

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I'd assume the Accord would go up in price thanks to the new aluminium and steel tariffs, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Even better than it's a price reduction for the hybrid. Guess they figured that people would go for the hybrid instead of the usual gas powered models in this day and age where fuel economy rules. It should give the model a large boost in sales.
 

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I wonder if this price point was always the plan or if its something Honda did as a result of poor sales of the petrol models. Maybe we'll see a price reduction in the gas model as well, because dealers wont want to have more than 1 generation of new models at a time.
 

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Slow sales? I had to wait 2 weeks for mine to get to the dealer. 2.0T's were in short supply (both transmissions). If anything is objectionable to would be buyers it's probably that you sit too low in the car. As my wife says about her new CRV 1.5T, she likes sitting up higher.
 

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Seems like it's struggling to sell in States like Florida, New York, Ohio and California. I do notice that two of the four listed are moving towards electrification so that may be why they're shying away from gas powered vehicles like the Accord. Also a good idea to cross the State lines for a good deal if you're close, assuming dealerships in those locations are willing to cut a better deal just to move product.
 

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Well the Camry is seeing successful sales, so I don't know if we can attribute it solely to electrification. Looks like most analysts seem to think that sales will continue to decline until they hit a stable floor. Problem is that no one knows how low that floor is going to be. I'm sure a spike in gas prices would help Honda move some more models.
 

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The Camry is being subsidized by Toyota and appears in rental fleets. Honda has refused to put large incentives on the Accord which helps maintain resale values. Also the SUV large, mini and macro vehicles have moved the market away from sedans.
 
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