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Honda updates Crosstour Facebook page with official response {Autoblog Archive}

Sep 4th 2009 2:46PM Ah, hmm... yeah I see your point.

Honda updates Crosstour Facebook page with official response {Autoblog Archive}

Sep 4th 2009 2:03PM This is reminding me of Apple in the mid-90's when Gil Amelio was at the helm. Did Honda ever have a Steve-Jobs-like person? If so, can they get that person back to make their product lineup and customer service not suck so much?

Selecting a very specialized demographic to test your styling cues with, and then making a Facebook fan page with an opposing demographic is ludicrous. You're marketing your car for "people in the market for a CUV" to people who are definitely NOT in the market for a CUV. To defend the car with a simple "it's not for everyone" just shows how inept and disorganized the American division of Honda is. I don't lay the blame at the feet of the marketing people, or the designers, or the people in the focus groups. This is so clearly a blunder of executive level proportions. Edicts from VP's handed down and made manifest in spite of a complete lack of competence on the executive's part. Other companies are making CUV's in America, let's make one too, people like the Accord brand, so make it look like that, oh and everyone's marketing on that internet thing these days so do that too...

Official Honda Crosstour Facebook page all lit up with early negativity [w/POLL] {Autoblog Archive}

Sep 2nd 2009 5:45PM I agree with every single negative post.

I have owned 2 Hondas. A very-very used 94 Accord Sedan, and an 02 Accord LX V6 Coupe.

I love the 2002 Honda Accord LX Coupe. The V6 is great, maintenance costs are a pittance, and the styling is really very sleek for a 2002 car. The car's tail lights are controversial, but I really like the bold, angular approach.

Naturally, I keep looking every year when they release new Hondas, and I keep hoping that maybe they're going to release something that will make me want to sell my 02. Not a single solitary car they have released in the past 7 years has appealed to me. The only one that came close was the RSX, but the quality of the 04 RSX my friend owns is actually inferior to my 2002 Accord.

Did they outsource management decisions to Chrysler? Where is the company that made those quality, stylish cars? Is Honda here simply to parrot the product lineup of Toyota but without even an ounce of the design talent? not that Toyota makes anything I consider especially appealing, but in 2009 (and apparently 2010) they've outmaneuvered Honda.

No one buys a car in LA for standard fog lamps. No one. People buy a car for design. Copying chunks of the current Accord and the Insight (cars no one even likes the design of) and configuring them on an ill-proportioned CUV is not a design. When you have the luxury to start from scratch, why would you copy and paste from a design language that just isn't working? This could have been the new flagship design standard --at least that's what I was hoping for. I wasn't going to buy a CUV, but I wanted it to at least show a new direction for the Accord line.

I have seen exactly 1 Venza in Los Angeles since the product was launched. I anticipate I will see 1 Crosstour some time in a year or two. That's still 1 Crosstour too many.

Watermelon Juice - the next great automotive fuel? {Autoblog Archive}

Aug 28th 2009 7:49PM Ethanol can be blended with other petroleum products. So while an "ethanol" only pump is silly (with currently available bio-sources and technology), recycling wasted biomass in to a supplemental product is very feasible. It also means that's X Million gallons less of oil that needs to be used.

It would really be beneficial if multiple sources of "waste" could be considered. That would leave the ethanol industry less dependent on a particular source, i.e. corn and corn prices.

Gigabyte's M1022, S1024, T1028 netbooks show themselves at CeBIT {Engadget}

Feb 25th 2009 7:36PM Seeing that dock model just made me want a MacBook Air Duo.

LG VX9700 Dare in the wild -- if you can call Verizon "wild" {Engadget}

Jun 6th 2008 4:06AM Great.

Verizon just doesn't freaking get it. I don't want an iPhone knock-off, I want an iPhone or something that's better than an iPhone. I want a user interface that's slick and well designed. Not this clunky stuff. If it's using the LG touch tech from their current phones then it will also lag and suck as well.

Verizon please commission some company to sit in a room for a while and think, really think, about what they could do to make me want to use their service and interface. Set yourself apart instead of under.

Live from the Blu-ray interactivity demo {Engadget}

Jan 7th 2008 2:58PM Dean Devlin did not direct those movies, he produced them.

DARPA's Urban Challenge set to roll Saturday with 11 robotic cars {Engadget}

Nov 2nd 2007 7:38PM Alex, the other vehicles didn't qualify. For the safety of the other robots, and the human drivers on the course, they were deemed unsuitable to continue on to the challenge. Team Axion slammed in to a human vehicle. Not tapped, not bumped, slammed. Other teams either managed to hit cars, barriers, or jump concrete dividers. Some were just too slow and considered a traffic hazard for the other robots and humans to navigate around.

Remember that on race day all the robots will be on the course at the same time. Required to handle other robots, human drivers, and obstacles. These are very large, very expensive vehicles. If Axion, or Lux slammed in to Junior or Boss, knocking them out of the race, there would be some... heated discussion. Most teams only have one robot, and if another robot wrecks it, then they're out of the competition. The hard work and effort of that team negated by the unsafe and unpredictable driving of an inferior machine. Something which is prevented by removing the obviously hazardous ones.

Death Knights not welcome at town picnic {WoW}

Sep 15th 2007 8:34PM I am of the opinion that Death Knights are silly. Currently Death Knights can be from any race. That's pretty ridiculous. Death Knights are Undead. Since when did the other races of Azeroth begin accepting animated corpses in to their ranks?

Tauren Death Knights?! Night Elf Death Knights?! Dreneai weren't even on the planet during the third war.

We might as well have Forsaken Druids and Orc Paladins!

Why can't the Alliance win in Battlegrounds? {WoW}

Sep 8th 2007 12:55PM This blog is just flame bait. I fail to see how the article is intended to illicit constructive comments from the fan community. Please don't post inflammatory posts about other factions, especially when you don't actually have any facts, just opinions. This isn't an Alliance only site, and the Horde could counter your opinions easily.

Do you think they'd be making all these changes to the battlegrounds if statistics didn't show a trend or pattern that needed to be addressed? You have no access to battleground wins/losses, and neither does the poster on Resto4Life. I don't want to knock you to hard for this, but I just think that future articles should probably aim to cause more constructive comments with the site's visitors.