2010 Honda Accord Crosstour: My First Thumbs-Up
February 07, 2011
On Friday night I was in the Crosstour on my way to meet friends at the Arclight for a showing of "True Grit." Stopped at a red light and felt like I was being watched. Turns out it was the Crosstour that was being watched - the woman in the lane next to me (seemed to be in her mid-30s, driving a BMW Z3 convertible) was giving the car the once-over and she seemed to like what she was seeing.
She saw me watching her watching the Crosstour and smiled, then gave the car a thumbs-up. Now it's obviously not the first time an onlooker has responded favorably to a car I was driving - I've gotten admiring smiles and even a couple of appreciative nods. But this is the first time I've been on the receiving end of such an explicit gesture of approval. A thumbs-up! My very first one. What a special moment. I'm sure the Crosstour felt validated.
And the Crosstour lovefest didn't end there. Later that night I was headed to the car on my way from a restaurant when I noticed a group of teenagers clustered around it - I'm guessing they were no older than 17 or so. They were gazing at the Crosstour with the sort of reverence and admiration usually reserved for, well, cars that aren't Honda Accord Crosstours. Didn't get a chance to quiz them since they were gone by the time I made it to the car.
So there you have it - the Crosstour turned heads twice in one day. The Crosstour! Twice! Who knew she was such an attention grabber?
What's the most attention-grabbing car you've ever driven?
Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor @ 19,055 miles