Next Acura RL Debuting At Los Angeles Auto Show
September 21st, 2012 4:02 PM Share
The next Acura RL will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Here’s what it won’t have; Rear-wheel drive, a V8 engine, non-derivative styling, an endorsement from Harrison Ford and the gyroscope-based navigation system that debuted on the first generation car. Here’s what it will have.
Published September 21st, 2012 3:59 PM
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The Legend was the best looking Acura ever made. The current stuff is ugly junk by comparison! Course same could be said about most Honda products. The whole company has fallen hard since the early to mid 1990s.
The current Acura and Honda line-ups are proof that the only guy in the Honda organization that any cojones was Soichiro, and he's been dead a long time.
Why bother with a road test? We've already decided it's garbage, regardless of the exciting new technology, essentially hybrid SH-AWD. If it doesn't have a V-8 and RWD, it can't possibly compete with the paradigm of a 1990's luxury sedan, so let's not give it a chance. Honda is obviously a dead company walking. Ignore the facts that it was about the only carmaker that made money every year for the last five. Ignore how the Civic and CR-V are burning up the sales chart, or that the Accord is launching faster than any car in their history. Forget the fact that Acura pioneered reliable near luxury cars with the Legend, that the MDX pioneered 7-passenger luxury CUVs, that the Integra was so beloved. They had an ugly grill for a couple of years, the Civic Si is too refined and the Insight is lame. We should therefore never again consider Honda. They are dead to us, worse than Saturn, or Mercury or Oldsmobile. We get it now.
Acuras are not even as good as Buicks, err Opels. Well - save your money - buy Buick LaCross. It is more fun to drive Kia than Acura.