..."Guess what, automotive blogosphere, Honda's Accord Crosstour is not the design catastrophe you so deliriously predicted.
Prior to the new Crosstour's traditional introduction, Honda, rather innocently, released early images of the Crosstour on Facebook. However, these social networks can often be less than sociable gatherings. Snap a finger, and a bunch of collegial car-loving "friends" can transform into a pack of frenzied piranhas. And on their menu last September was the complicated-looking Crosstour, which was spilling blood in the water even before it was properly introduced to the mainstream press. Okay, so just about every car company these days is upping the ante with their online stripteasing, leaking a photo here, releasing a gallery to a social network there, but this time, the viral publicity machine chose to bite back -- and bite back hard. Oh, for the days when a new car was revealed to the world with one mighty whiskaway of a black sheet at a major car show."
This is a snippet from Kim Reynolds Honda Crosstour review
Can you believe the NERVE of this writer claiming that THEY are right and the social networks like ours got it wrong lambasting the design of the Honda Aztek, er, Crosstour?
And they had the gall to claim that the majority of you are "collegial car-loving "friends" and "a pack of frenzied piranhas"?
They're almost relegating us to 'Tea-Bagger' status.
What an insult!
The CONSUMER couldn't POSSIBLY know if a design is good or bad.
Only the hallowed buff book writers that live in the puzzle palace should be given THAT kind of responsibility.
It couldn't POSSIBLY be that the Crosstour is absolutely hideous, could it?
And that Honda's mistake was they didn't "properly introduced to the mainstream press" first?
Hey, MotorTrend, do you guys REALLY think in this day and age, you're STILL all that?
You go on the same trips we do and I can safely conclude that 95% of the "PROPER" motoring press wouldn't know a great car design it it whacked them in the face.
One of the biggest reasons the American car companies got in so much trouble is because THE BUFF BOOKS have been giving them a pass since Noah was on the ark.
Their ad dollars OWN you and you just sat there (Look at the Crosstour ad at the top of this review!), shut up and took the trips, the perks and the bucks.
SHAME ON YOU!
It's no wonder, your mags are 1/5 the size that they used to be.
And it ain't gonna get any better for you guys anytime soon!
Especially with attitudes like that!
Thank God for the social networks, the blogs and the entire internet for democratizing this automotive world for the first time in forever!
AutoSpies.com readers, give these MUTTS the REAL review, the one that REALLY counts on the Honda Crosstour design.
And let them hear what a REAL rant can sound like!
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