Mercedes CLS and Honda Accord???

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  1. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    So i believe that i have a pretty high knowledge of cars. And i was watching a commercial for a local Honda Dealership and i started to notice the striking resemblance between the Honda Accord and the Mercedes CLS....has anyoneelse noticed this or am i just crazy.
     
  2. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    You're not crazy, just blind. I see There is no resemblance whatsoever, just wishful thinking:

    07 accord 71048 se.jpg
    2004_mercedes_cls_02_m.jpg

    Well, I guess there is some resemblance; they're both cars, they both have four doors, they both have wheels.

    If you were to go and buy an Accord, rest assured that nobody is going to mistake you for a Merc CLS driver.
     
  3. thegoldenmackid thread starter macrumors 604

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    turn the cars around and put a spoiler on them. I'm not talking about the GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade. But my question is better off did Mercedes take their "unique new sedan concept" from the Honda accord, the rear lights look strikingly similar.
     
  4. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    ???

    2007_Accord_Sedan_SE,_3_4_Passenger_Side_Rear_(HAD7-40)_web.jpg
    2007cls016dt.jpg

    I do not see anyway you can think those look similar. I mean, there are only so many ways to shape a taillight. The two cars are clearly so completely utterly different in styling.
     
  5. thegoldenmackid thread starter macrumors 604

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    idn...

    with the spoiler on both they look very similar from the upper angle.

    I just thought it was odd because Mercedes usually is fairly unique with their lights but now thinking about the ClS lights arent really flat...
     
  6. Since '76 macrumors member

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    ??? While both are great cars, even if they were badged, painted and shoed equally, no one within 100 yards is mistaking one for the other.
     
  7. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    I dunno, i think they look similar. Not mistaking similar, but similar nonetheless.
     
  8. quagmire macrumors 603

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    All cars these days will look alike as there is so much people can do to design a unique, but aerodynamic vehicle. Although the Camry's Mazda front end ripoff is not part of the limitations. :p
     
  9. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    What part of them looks similar I don't get it. The Mercedes Benz is outrageously swoopy and extremely aerodynamic.

    The Accord is a box with wheels and four doors. Where are these similarities?
     
  10. adk macrumors 68000

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    MB is apparently copying honda because honda first came up with triangle shaped taillights :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah, I actually agree. I think they look around 30% similar while most cars look 10 or 20% similar (all arbitrary values based on opinion, of course).


    And I can't believe Merc actually made a nice new design. Always thought their cars were ugly "grandpa" cars, even the ones that are supposed to look nice and stylin.
     
  12. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Ah I get it... you guys are on crack!

    Oh yeah, that's it...
     
  13. thegoldenmackid thread starter macrumors 604

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    I was never suggesting badge swapping...i mean i understand if a honda and a hyundai look close but ummm...these are two cars in different markets, from different countries and they look somewhat similar. Would i confused them from even an airplane probably not... But they look sorta similar when your staring at a TV from an aerival view at an angle, i mean i still new it was a Honda, but if you curved the trunk it would look pretty similar.
     
  14. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    But like, lots of cars have triangular taillights, that doesn't mean they look similar:

    Toyota Camry:

    2003_toyota_camry_rear_1.jpg

    Mercury Milan:

    RightRear.jpg

    Mitsubishi Mirage:

    MM.jpg

    Pontiac G6:

    gm_07g6sedan_rear.jpg

    Ford Fusion:

    0501_445+2006_Ford_Fusion+Rear_Drivers_Side_View.jpg

    And certainly, of all the cars with triangular taillights, the CLS is by far the least similar to the pack.
     
  15. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Dodge Neon:

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    Saturn Aura:

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    Infiniti Q45:

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    Buick LaCrosse:

    LeftRear.jpg

    Mitsubishi Diamante:

    mitsubishi-diamante.jpg

    I just find it extremely odd that of all these cars with triangular taillights, all of which are sold in the United States market, you would pick the CLS and Accord as looking similar. I mean, even from this huge group of cars, there are cars that look more like the CLS, and more like the Accord, than the CLS and Accord look like each other.

    I think you should just completely erase that silliness from your mind.
     
  16. juanm macrumors 65816

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    I agree there's something in the shape of the line. However, the MB is so much massive (and yet gracious) that when you see them in reality, it's hard to recall where the ressemblance was.
     
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    i don't see much similarity either.. i would actually say the accord looks more like an audi from the back

    triangular taillights ? mercedes has those since when ? 1992 or earlier ?
     
  19. iGav macrumors G3

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    That's because Audi, BMW and Mercedes are probably the most copied car companies in the world™
     
  20. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    They really look nothing alike. At all. By this comparison, a Land Rover and a Nissan Murano are similar...
     

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