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Time to bring the accord back to the UK?

Browsing as usual, and I've noticed that Toyota are going to be bringing the hybrid Camry to the UK soon: https://www.toyota.co.uk/new-cars/ca...ry-hybrid-2019

Camry vs Accord is the classic US car war, so it's intresting to see that Toyota have identified a market for their eqivalent of an Accord / insight in the UK.
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The problem is that "Saloon" cars are on the decline in the UK. People want SUV's/Compact SUV's so that can feel like that are driving Range Rovers. And while PCP deals make this possible people will shun Full size saloon cars. Im assuming this is why Honda binned the Accord too. Dont understand why Toyota binned the Avensis it seemed like a good quality car. The Camry used to be a top seller in the US of A, so maybe they think bringing back the name will boost sales.
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if there was a newer accord I think id have gone for another rather than buying my 9g civic
iv had 3 other civics and 2 accords over the years
my last accord was a good car but only1850 engine so was a bit under powered and thirsty at 28 to 32 mpg
when I switched to the 8g 2.2 the fuel price was high so the civic doing around 60 mpg paid for its self in fuel saving
the latest accords were nice cars just I wanted something newer so went for 9g
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The problem is that "Saloon" cars are on the decline in the UK. People want SUV's/Compact SUV's so that can feel like that are driving Range Rovers. And while PCP deals make this possible people will shun Full size saloon cars. Im assuming this is why Honda binned the Accord too. Dont understand why Toyota binned the Avensis it seemed like a good quality car. The Camry used to be a top seller in the US of A, so maybe they think bringing back the name will boost sales.
the avensis was a good car
but ugly and a little boring
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The VW Golf is the worlds most boring car ever, yet they sell millions. Ill never understand car buyers.
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but they are good cars
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Sure. And a Big Mac is a good burger...
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People buy these SUV's then give me amusement when they try to park them.

Next time round I'm going to downsize as I don't need a 'family' car anymore. Just something small that can easily fit in a modest size garage.

As I understand it the Accord wasn't selling so they mixed the Civic and Accord in the 10G to try and please both parties.
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My current car would have been an Accord had they not went out of production.
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I would never want an SUV, had one as a hire car and it was alright but the things just look like a van with extra windows.
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We have a CRV SUV, and the only reason we had that was cause the Mrs is short, n wants a higher driving view/position. If it was for her requirement, we'd have an estate or hatchback car for its practicality.
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