i think the honda designers are a bunch of jokers. they all got together in a room last year or so, sat down, and said "alright, let's see how ugly a car we can design and still make money because its a honda. And even though it's a station wagon... we can't call it that because that name is too old, we need something that sounds new and hip... anyone?"
"nah, been used already by other cars..."
"perfect! now the buyers will think its cool because it has a new name and sounds like a touring car, families will love it. now everyone go to your desks and design something to look similar to the accord, but far uglier and make it look kind of like a cheap toy car. let's work over these americans as hard as we can"