A Typical Buyer - 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour Long-Term Road Test

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour Long-Term Road Test

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour: A Typical Buyer

February 09, 2011

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Ever been curious as to what kind of buyer purchases a whitish (or, more accurately, Alabaster Silver Metallic, I'm guessing) Honda Accord Crosstour? I know I was, so when I saw one cruising down a trendy stretch of 3rd Street while driving our own white Crosstour, I tailed the car like my name was Jake Gittes or Easy Rollins, just so I could check out the person behind the wheel.

Since I see the Crosstour as a family vehicle for parents (of small families) unwilling to trek into station-wagon or minivan territory, I was expecting our car's doppelganger to be piloted by a harried housewife with crayon stains on her blouse and a wailing toddler in the back seat. Or maybe a spent hockey dad, gazing wearily at the long road ahead.

But this Crosstour driver defied all my preconceived notions.

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She appeared to be in her late 20s and judging by her spotless car and meticulous appearance, I'm guessing she's childless. She looked moderately hip and wore a pair of huge, trendy sunglasses that seemed sized to fit one of those gigantic heads on Easter Island. I was worried that she'd see me taking photos of her car and peg me as a stalker but she was too deep in a very animated cell-phone conversation to notice. Felt weird about taking snaps of the lady herself, so my pics show only the car.

A couple days later I saw another Crosstour driver at the gas station. His model was Polished Metal Metallic; gotta say, the Crosstour looks pretty assertive in that color. He also appeared to be childless, kinda stylish and in his late 20s.

So based on this incredibly broad, hugely scientific sample, the typical Angeleno Crosstour buyer appears to be youngish, childless and kinda hip. Not what I would have guessed.

What do Crosstour drivers look like in your neck of the woods?

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor

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