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Old 02-09-2012, 04:01 PM
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Acura is really letting me down lately. The TL refresh was very much needed, and as little of an improvement it actually was, it was a step in a right direction.

Then why in the world does this car looks like a Chrysler 200? Chrysler actually looks better, just slightly. I bet there are stylists at Auburn Hills who are blushing right now.

Oh, and please do something about that STUPID looking grill!!!
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:57 PM
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Pity that Honda couldn't delay the Acura ILX just a bit so it could use the new Earth Dreams Technology drivetrain with the new 2.4-liter I-4 and Honda's new CVT automatic designed for higher-powered engines.
As I mentioned a few posts back-Honda is using the Old GM playbook. Push a new car out the door with old powertrain leaving it gasping for air behind the competition. Then wonder like "shlt what happened" when the car doesn't sell even with the new powertrain when that arrives in two to three years time.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:45 AM
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http://youtu.be/UMG3b1YTnAE

First review or a preview of an ILX review.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:24 PM
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http://www.acura.com/future/ILX#6

Acura has changed the mileage and it seems to be a bit better.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:29 PM
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Still pretty lackluster. I can't believe they can only manage to squeeze 31mpg highway out of the 2.4L and can't even clear 40mpg with the hybrid. For god's sake, the Fusion Hybrid (among others) will wipe the floor with that.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:34 PM
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The 2.4 is from the Civic Si and is probably tuned more for performance and not fuel economy. Acura is using the IMA system in the ILX which is not so bad, but it is the same system as the Civic hybrid, but is more CR-Z like. The ILX will be the last vehicle using the IMA system, which is a good or a bad thing if you think about it.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:06 PM
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The 2.4 is from the Civic Si and is probably tuned more for performance and not fuel economy. Acura is using the IMA system in the ILX which is not so bad, but it is the same system as the Civic hybrid, but is more CR-Z like. The ILX will be the last vehicle using the IMA system, which is a good or a bad thing if you think about it.
"not so bad" doesn't cut it. Domino is correct...the Fusion will wipe the floor with this ILX and it will be a LARGER vehicle.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:02 PM
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The 2.4 is from the Civic Si and is probably tuned more for performance and not fuel economy.
Hyundai's Veloster Turbo--while maybe not a direct comparable--has an identical horsepower rating and is slated to get 38mpg highway.

Just sayin'.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:37 PM
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That profile still screams "Dodge Avenger".



I'd rather have a Verano.
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:39 AM
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Hyundai's Veloster Turbo--while maybe not a direct comparable--has an identical horsepower rating and is slated to get 38mpg highway.

Just sayin'.
An Elantra Turbo would be a good reason not to buy an ILX...Hell the Sonata and Optima turbos are good reasons not to buy an Acura. The Jetta GLI is a brilliant reason not to buy an ILX. Dart RT?
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