The Truth About Cars » Acura http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 17:30:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Acura http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Super Bowl 50 Commercial Round-up http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/super-bowl-50-commercial-round/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/super-bowl-50-commercial-round/#comments Sat, 06 Feb 2016 17:30:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1281170 Like those who only read certain magazines for the articles, the Super Bowl brings millions of people together in front of TV screens to, ostensibly, watch a football game. Many will watch the event strictly for the commercials, which have become a cultural phenomenon in their own right. Others will watch for the halftime show, hoping for […]

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Like those who only read certain magazines for the articles, the Super Bowl brings millions of people together in front of TV screens to, ostensibly, watch a football game. Many will watch the event strictly for the commercials, which have become a cultural phenomenon in their own right. Others will watch for the halftime show, hoping for […]

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What Does $1.2 Million Buy You? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/what-does-1-2-million-buy-you/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/what-does-1-2-million-buy-you/#comments Sat, 30 Jan 2016 17:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1276681 Vast amounts of witless cash arrived at Scottsdale this week. To wit: the first serial production Acura NSX — or, at least, the right to order it — sold for $1.2 million at Barrett-Jackson on Friday. For that $1.2 million (plus somewhere between $156,000 and $205,700 for the car itself), winning bidder Rick Hendrick (yes, that Rick Hendrick) […]

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Vast amounts of witless cash arrived at Scottsdale this week. To wit: the first serial production Acura NSX — or, at least, the right to order it — sold for $1.2 million at Barrett-Jackson on Friday. For that $1.2 million (plus somewhere between $156,000 and $205,700 for the car itself), winning bidder Rick Hendrick (yes, that Rick Hendrick) […]

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Digestible Collectible: 2003 Acura CL Type S http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/digestible-collectible-2003-acura-cl-type-s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/digestible-collectible-2003-acura-cl-type-s/#comments Fri, 29 Jan 2016 13:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1275777 Yes, dear readers, I do read the comments. I try and chime in when I can, but I have a day job that doesn’t always allow me to monitor, refute, or verbally flog every remark, even when warranted. Wednesday, prolific commenter CoreyDL noticed a blurple Acura CL lurking behind my beloved Gallic pile of rust. […]

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Yes, dear readers, I do read the comments. I try and chime in when I can, but I have a day job that doesn’t always allow me to monitor, refute, or verbally flog every remark, even when warranted. Wednesday, prolific commenter CoreyDL noticed a blurple Acura CL lurking behind my beloved Gallic pile of rust. […]

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Piston Slap: Cold Feelings About Depreciated ICE? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/piston-slap-cold-feelings-depreciated-ice/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/piston-slap-cold-feelings-depreciated-ice/#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2016 13:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1271193 Bruce writes: Hi Sajeev, In the comments for “QOTD: Are All These Turbocharged Cars Going to Last?” there was a long discussion on whether dashboard entertainment systems were also a weak point in modern cars. Well, it’s turned out to be a weak point in my 2004 Acura TSX. It’s a first-generation TSX with a 6-speed manual gearbox […]

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Bruce writes: Hi Sajeev, In the comments for “QOTD: Are All These Turbocharged Cars Going to Last?” there was a long discussion on whether dashboard entertainment systems were also a weak point in modern cars. Well, it’s turned out to be a weak point in my 2004 Acura TSX. It’s a first-generation TSX with a 6-speed manual gearbox […]

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NAIAS 2016: Acura Precision Concept Completes Lunacy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/naias-2016-acura-precision-concept-completes-lunacy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/naias-2016-acura-precision-concept-completes-lunacy/#comments Tue, 12 Jan 2016 15:30:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1264817 Despite selling all the damn crossovers they want, automakers are lining up to show off what they envision next for their future sedans. Case in point: the Acura Precision Concept. The four-door NSX-ish looking car was unveiled Tuesday at the North American International Auto Show and, according to the automaker, it’s a sign of things […]

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Despite selling all the damn crossovers they want, automakers are lining up to show off what they envision next for their future sedans. Case in point: the Acura Precision Concept. The four-door NSX-ish looking car was unveiled Tuesday at the North American International Auto Show and, according to the automaker, it’s a sign of things […]

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2016 Kia Optima SXL Review – Short Road to the Top (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2016-kia-optima-sxl-review-short-road-top-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2016-kia-optima-sxl-review-short-road-top-video/#comments Tue, 22 Dec 2015 15:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1243745 It’s easy to see why some automakers resist putting premium features in mass market models. All you need to do is look at that luxury showroom to the right. In the quest to differentiate, say, the Ford Fusion from its Lincoln counterpart, or the Toyota Avalon from the Lexus ES, and so forth, manufacturers limit the options and luxuries available […]

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It’s easy to see why some automakers resist putting premium features in mass market models. All you need to do is look at that luxury showroom to the right. In the quest to differentiate, say, the Ford Fusion from its Lincoln counterpart, or the Toyota Avalon from the Lexus ES, and so forth, manufacturers limit the options and luxuries available […]

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Reality Check: The Acura Integra GS-R http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/reality-check-acura-integra-gs-r/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/reality-check-acura-integra-gs-r/#comments Fri, 18 Dec 2015 21:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1246402 Chris Tonn’s find of a stock, low-mileage 1998 Acura Integra GS-R is definitely a rare one. It certainly had me feeling giddy as a past and present Integra GS-R owner. And then I saw the asking price — $11,800 — and nearly fainted. On the magical internet scale of nice price to crack pipe, this is the […]

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Chris Tonn’s find of a stock, low-mileage 1998 Acura Integra GS-R is definitely a rare one. It certainly had me feeling giddy as a past and present Integra GS-R owner. And then I saw the asking price — $11,800 — and nearly fainted. On the magical internet scale of nice price to crack pipe, this is the […]

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Acura’s $200K NSX Isn’t a Concept, But This Car Will Be http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/acuras-200k-nsx-isnt-concept-car-will/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/acuras-200k-nsx-isnt-concept-car-will/#comments Fri, 18 Dec 2015 20:05:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1246682 Honda announced Friday that it had found a logjam in its news department, and summarily fixed the problem by releasing a month’s worth of news for the automaker in about an hour. The logjam apparently precluded the release of information it had for the North American International Auto Show next month, namely an Acura sedan […]

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Honda announced Friday that it had found a logjam in its news department, and summarily fixed the problem by releasing a month’s worth of news for the automaker in about an hour. The logjam apparently precluded the release of information it had for the North American International Auto Show next month, namely an Acura sedan […]

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Digestible Collectible: 1998 Acura Integra GS-R http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/digestible-collectible-1998-acura-integra-gs-r/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/digestible-collectible-1998-acura-integra-gs-r/#comments Fri, 18 Dec 2015 14:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1246050 I have absolutely no idea how the B&B does it. WordPress gives me notifications every time someone comments on something I’ve written, and the volume of your posts is overwhelming. Please don’t consider this a criticism — far from it. I appreciate everything the B&B has done to welcome me to these virtual pages over […]

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I have absolutely no idea how the B&B does it. WordPress gives me notifications every time someone comments on something I’ve written, and the volume of your posts is overwhelming. Please don’t consider this a criticism — far from it. I appreciate everything the B&B has done to welcome me to these virtual pages over […]

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Honda Finding More Defective Airbags Via Facebook Advertising http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/honda-finding-defective-airbags-via-facebook-advertising/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/honda-finding-defective-airbags-via-facebook-advertising/#comments Mon, 09 Nov 2015 21:40:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1215537 Forbes reported that American Honda and Acura are effectively finding owners of potentially defective Takata airbags through social media and rolling billboards plastered on their trucks. The automaker, who has been particularly aggressive in finding and recalling its cars with defective airbags, is pushing messages to potential owners in their Facebook feed. The automaker may […]

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Forbes reported that American Honda and Acura are effectively finding owners of potentially defective Takata airbags through social media and rolling billboards plastered on their trucks. The automaker, who has been particularly aggressive in finding and recalling its cars with defective airbags, is pushing messages to potential owners in their Facebook feed. The automaker may […]

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2016 Kia Sorento Limited V6 Review – Not Your Father’s Kia [Video] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2016-kia-sorento-limited-v6-review-perfect-acura-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2016-kia-sorento-limited-v6-review-perfect-acura-video/#comments Mon, 09 Nov 2015 18:41:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1210385 Kia gained a well-deserved reputation in the ’90s for cheap and nasty transportation, but lately they are the greatest social climber since Cinderella. “2016 Kia” and “1996 Kia” are totally different from one another. Even “2006 Kia” seems like a distant memory. Unusual for a car company, Kia doesn’t shy away from its troubled beginnings in America, which can be […]

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Kia gained a well-deserved reputation in the ’90s for cheap and nasty transportation, but lately they are the greatest social climber since Cinderella. “2016 Kia” and “1996 Kia” are totally different from one another. Even “2006 Kia” seems like a distant memory. Unusual for a car company, Kia doesn’t shy away from its troubled beginnings in America, which can be […]

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Honda Reveals Longer, Lower, Wider 2016 Civic, Now in Turbo Flavor http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/growing-honda-civic-will-grow-maybe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/growing-honda-civic-will-grow-maybe/#comments Thu, 17 Sep 2015 12:30:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1174898 Honda broadcasted Wednesday night its all-new, 10th-generation Civic that’s longer, lower and wider than the current model and looks nothing like the cheap car I drove through college. The 2016 Honda Civic will sport a 2-liter or 1.5-liter turbocharged engine up front, leather seats in the middle and fastback styling at the rear for a […]

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Honda broadcasted Wednesday night its all-new, 10th-generation Civic that’s longer, lower and wider than the current model and looks nothing like the cheap car I drove through college. The 2016 Honda Civic will sport a 2-liter or 1.5-liter turbocharged engine up front, leather seats in the middle and fastback styling at the rear for a […]

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823,000 Cars. Which Ones Stink? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/823000-cars-ones-stink/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/823000-cars-ones-stink/#comments Wed, 09 Sep 2015 15:30:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1164322 I guarantee that every brand loyalist will have a reason to hate me after reading this article. Every manufacturer sells a shitty car or two and then hides those defects behind a not-so-small army of lawyers, dealers, and corporate employees. Why? It’s the corporate American way. In our legal world, the power of denial can […]

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I guarantee that every brand loyalist will have a reason to hate me after reading this article. Every manufacturer sells a shitty car or two and then hides those defects behind a not-so-small army of lawyers, dealers, and corporate employees. Why? It’s the corporate American way. In our legal world, the power of denial can […]

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TTAC Forum Crapwagon ReCrap: Scouting for Interesting Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/ttac-forum-crapwagon-recrap-scouting-interesting-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/ttac-forum-crapwagon-recrap-scouting-interesting-cars/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1154873 Last week, we began our occasional look back at the interesting cars I’ve been posting daily in our Classic and Collector Car forum. Maybe these cars aren’t quite worthy of the full Crapwagon treatment, so we call this the Forum ReCrap. (To the 2 percent of our readers that are female, please recall that nearly […]

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Last week, we began our occasional look back at the interesting cars I’ve been posting daily in our Classic and Collector Car forum. Maybe these cars aren’t quite worthy of the full Crapwagon treatment, so we call this the Forum ReCrap. (To the 2 percent of our readers that are female, please recall that nearly […]

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Acura NSX Production Pushed Back to Spring 2016 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/acura-nsx-production-pushed-back-spring-2016/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/acura-nsx-production-pushed-back-spring-2016/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2015 18:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1142241 After years of delays, a redesigned concept and lots and lots of auto show carpet time, the Acura NSX still isn’t ready for prime time. The automaker announced today that the NSX would begin production in spring 2016, not this fall as was previously reported. Automobile first reported the delay. A spokeswoman for Acura said delays at […]

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After years of delays, a redesigned concept and lots and lots of auto show carpet time, the Acura NSX still isn’t ready for prime time. The automaker announced today that the NSX would begin production in spring 2016, not this fall as was previously reported. Automobile first reported the delay. A spokeswoman for Acura said delays at […]

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Accavitti Out, Ikeda Promoted Up To Acura’s Top Spot http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/accavitti-out-ikeda-promoted-up-to-acuras-top-spot/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/accavitti-out-ikeda-promoted-up-to-acuras-top-spot/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1127065 Acura head honcho Michael Accavitti (left) is head honcho no more. Honda’s luxury brand will now be led by former Division Director of Auto Design at Honda R&D Americas, Jon Ikeda (right), an industrial designer responsible for the 2004 Acura TL. Ikeda will assume the top post, Vice President and General Manager of the Acura […]

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Acura head honcho Michael Accavitti (left) is head honcho no more. Honda’s luxury brand will now be led by former Division Director of Auto Design at Honda R&D Americas, Jon Ikeda (right), an industrial designer responsible for the 2004 Acura TL. Ikeda will assume the top post, Vice President and General Manager of the Acura […]

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Honda Lifts Cover Off Updated Accord, Now With Apple CarPlay http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/honda-lifts-cover-off-updated-accord-now-apple-carplay/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/honda-lifts-cover-off-updated-accord-now-apple-carplay/#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 21:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1125041 Honda unveiled its refreshed mid-sized sedan on Thursday, complete with facelift and available 19-inch wheels on the Acura Accord. The new car also sports updated technology, including Apple’s CarPlay and Android Auto systems and a 7-inch touchscreen on EX and higher trims. The Accord will continue to use its 2.4-liter four and 3.6-liter V-6 engines. In addition […]

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Honda unveiled its refreshed mid-sized sedan on Thursday, complete with facelift and available 19-inch wheels on the Acura Accord. The new car also sports updated technology, including Apple’s CarPlay and Android Auto systems and a 7-inch touchscreen on EX and higher trims. The Accord will continue to use its 2.4-liter four and 3.6-liter V-6 engines. In addition […]

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Historic Acuras, Future BMWs Heading To Monterey http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/historic-acuras-future-bmws-heading-to-monterey/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/historic-acuras-future-bmws-heading-to-monterey/#comments Sat, 18 Jul 2015 19:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1119369 Acura and BMW are heading to Monterey Automotive Week with vehicular examples old and new. Both automakers will show vehicles at several events during the week, including The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Gordan McCall’s Motorworks Revival, and Carmel-By-The-Sea. BMW will reveal two world premieres at its annual press conference at the […]

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Acura and BMW are heading to Monterey Automotive Week with vehicular examples old and new. Both automakers will show vehicles at several events during the week, including The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Gordan McCall’s Motorworks Revival, and Carmel-By-The-Sea. BMW will reveal two world premieres at its annual press conference at the […]

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American Honda Boss Knows, But Tight-Lipped, About ‘Baby NSX’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/american-honda-boss-knows-baby-nsx-car-isnt-talking/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/american-honda-boss-knows-baby-nsx-car-isnt-talking/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1115137 American Honda CEO John Mendel says he could tell us about the “baby NSX” that popped up in a patent filing, but that would probably get him fired, AutoGuide is reporting. Whatever the patent filing is — whether it’s a smaller NSX, perpetual prototype or a late-night CAD fantasy — it could find a home in Honda’s lineup […]

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American Honda CEO John Mendel says he could tell us about the “baby NSX” that popped up in a patent filing, but that would probably get him fired, AutoGuide is reporting. Whatever the patent filing is — whether it’s a smaller NSX, perpetual prototype or a late-night CAD fantasy — it could find a home in Honda’s lineup […]

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Piston Slap: What’s so Hellabad about Hellaflush? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/piston-slap-whats-hellabad-hellaflush/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/piston-slap-whats-hellabad-hellaflush/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1100985   Casey writes: Hello Sajeev, I had a coworker who had an older Acura NSX that was lowered. He complained about having to buy new tires because they were worn on the inside edge (down to the belts!). He had, what I thought to be, extreme negative camber due to an improper lowering. He said […]

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  Casey writes: Hello Sajeev, I had a coworker who had an older Acura NSX that was lowered. He complained about having to buy new tires because they were worn on the inside edge (down to the belts!). He had, what I thought to be, extreme negative camber due to an improper lowering. He said […]

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2016 Acura RDX AWD Review (With Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/2016-acura-rdx-awd-review-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/2016-acura-rdx-awd-review-video/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1098569 Acura has been a brand of highs and lows for a while. The MDX has been a perennial best-seller while their large sedans have largely sat unsold. The RDX, meanwhile, has had an interesting history. Acura’s first attempt at a 2-row crossover was ahead of its time with a 2.3L turbocharged engine producing 240 horsepower […]

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Acura has been a brand of highs and lows for a while. The MDX has been a perennial best-seller while their large sedans have largely sat unsold. The RDX, meanwhile, has had an interesting history. Acura’s first attempt at a 2-row crossover was ahead of its time with a 2.3L turbocharged engine producing 240 horsepower […]

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Attack Of The Orphaned Acuras http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/attack-orphaned-acuras/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/attack-orphaned-acuras/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1042906 My friend and fellow auto journo Tyson Hugie is the ultimate Acura fanboy. He owns a 2013 Acura ILX 6-speed with the personalized plate ILX, a 1994 Legend GS Sedan 6-speed and a 1992 NSX 5-speed which just hit 100,000 miles. He was honored by American Honda for passing 500,000 miles on his 1994 Legend […]

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My friend and fellow auto journo Tyson Hugie is the ultimate Acura fanboy. He owns a 2013 Acura ILX 6-speed with the personalized plate ILX, a 1994 Legend GS Sedan 6-speed and a 1992 NSX 5-speed which just hit 100,000 miles. He was honored by American Honda for passing 500,000 miles on his 1994 Legend […]

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2016 Acura ILX Review: Big Changes Make The ILX Competitive, Not A Segment Leader http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/review-2016-acura-ilx-big-changes-make-ilx-competitive-not-segment-leader/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/review-2016-acura-ilx-big-changes-make-ilx-competitive-not-segment-leader/#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1048305 For the entry-level Acura’s fourth model year, the ILX is undergoing a complete powertrain transformation. LED headlights and trim-line changes further differentiate the refreshed 2016 ILX, but the less visible changes are the real difference makers. • U.S. Market Price As Tested: $35,810 • Horsepower: 201 @ 6800 rpm • Torque: 180 lb-ft @ 3600 […]

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For the entry-level Acura’s fourth model year, the ILX is undergoing a complete powertrain transformation. LED headlights and trim-line changes further differentiate the refreshed 2016 ILX, but the less visible changes are the real difference makers. • U.S. Market Price As Tested: $35,810 • Horsepower: 201 @ 6800 rpm • Torque: 180 lb-ft @ 3600 […]

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U.S. February Sales: Acura RLX Takes An Uppercut To Its Glass Jaw http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/u-s-february-sales-acura-rlx-takes-uppercut-glass-jaw/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/u-s-february-sales-acura-rlx-takes-uppercut-glass-jaw/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:51:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1030385 Acura RLX sales plunged 53% to just 173 units in February 2015, the fifth consecutive month in which U.S. sales of Acura’s flagship sedan were chopped in half, or worse. Year-over-year, RLX sales have decreased in each of the last nine months. Over these three quarters, the RLX is down 60%, a loss of 2873 […]

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Acura RLX sales plunged 53% to just 173 units in February 2015, the fifth consecutive month in which U.S. sales of Acura’s flagship sedan were chopped in half, or worse. Year-over-year, RLX sales have decreased in each of the last nine months. Over these three quarters, the RLX is down 60%, a loss of 2873 […]

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Review: 2016 Acura ILX (With Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/review-2016-acura-ilx-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/review-2016-acura-ilx-video/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:55:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1026105 It has been two years since we last looked at the ILX, and my conclusion went like this: The 2.4L engine needs an automatic and some infotainment love, the 2.0L engine needs more grunt and the hybrid needs to be euthanized. Without changes like these, the Acura ILX will remain a sensible Civic upgrade but […]

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It has been two years since we last looked at the ILX, and my conclusion went like this: The 2.4L engine needs an automatic and some infotainment love, the 2.0L engine needs more grunt and the hybrid needs to be euthanized. Without changes like these, the Acura ILX will remain a sensible Civic upgrade but […]

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