While You Were Sleeping: March 12th, 2015

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
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  • Vulpine Vulpine on Mar 12, 2015

    Well... VW has now canceled one of the few cars they make that I would have considered. How soon before they cancel the 3-door Golf, which is another of the few. In short, I do not want four or five doors and will only buy such in very specific models--which are NOT sedans.

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    • Shadow mozes Shadow mozes on Mar 12, 2015

      Yeah. I like 2-door cars the best too, especially 2 door SUV's. I don't really like 4 door cars/suvs in general.

  • Wmba Wmba on Mar 12, 2015

    I hang around the Acurazine website ever since a TLX tried to kill me on a test drive in September, just to see if the same behavior of a box of neutrals in the DCT has happened to anyone else. It has, and to more than a few. I even got a PM from a man who was at his wit's end after I posted there recently, said he'd had 7 such failures and won't let his family drive with him. So I tend to believe the horror stories about the current RLX as well when it comes to rattles, faulty struts, very poor ride as the ambient temperature dips, etc. etc. http://acurazine.com/forums/third-generation-rlx-2013-412/suspension-rattle-anyone-rlx-903826/ Many people complaining about the ride, so that's why they've softened it up no doubt. Sure, I know the old saw that only complainers visit manufacturer-specific forums, and that the other 99% experience only blue skies and 200,000 mile trouble-free reliability. However, not that many RLXs have been sold and it's not cheap. The letter to a State AG is hilarious. Go on, have a read of that one thread. You know you want to, it's only 8 pages long. And there are many threads. Then have a look around the site. Kind of ruins my previously held opinion of Honda. Acura seems to be the champion of "They all do that, sir." and "Normal Operation (for the torque converter to trash itself on 4G TLs". Pretty obvious that in this semi-uppercrust price segment, buy a Lexus. Not many problems in their Forums. Or in recent Audis. The BMW crowd are so far up inside their own - well, I'll stop there. Of course, if you really want a car that goes wrong in style an MB will do just fine.

  • Shadow mozes Shadow mozes on Mar 12, 2015

    Acuras are so butt-ugly. Only the NSX is the good-looking one.

  • Richard Richard on Mar 12, 2015

    Good news. I drive a Citroen with hydropnematic suspension. Life is very comfortable but the steering is alert so the car moves nicely. Peugeot's 406 is another smooth drive that still handles well. A hard ride and thin tyres are a styling and handling fad.