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Old 11-09-2017, 08:39 AM
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Acura convinced 99 people to buy a RLX last month.
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:05 AM
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Acura convinced 99 people to buy a RLX last month.
Well, a s*cker is born every day ;)

That aside,given the Acura brand is basically non existent outside America, does 99 vehicles (plus probably a few in Canada and select places where it sells as well) a month justify even a different grille for a Honda, let alone an independent, all new model for the future?
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Old 11-09-2017, 02:08 PM
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Acura convinced 99 people to buy a RLX last month.
It may be time for Honda to give up on the RLX and build the Precision Concept faithfully and call it Legend. And such a new Legend could replace the horrible RLX and the pathetically lackluster TLX. The new Legend could come as a hybrid with an EV option to further make it relevant.
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:35 PM
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RLX replacement = Legend
TLX replacement = Son of Legend?
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Old 11-10-2017, 12:02 AM
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It may be time for Honda to give up on the RLX and build the Precision Concept faithfully and call it Legend. And such a new Legend could replace the horrible RLX and the pathetically lackluster TLX. The new Legend could come as a hybrid with an EV option to further make it relevant.
Many problems stopping Honda from competing properly in the segment.
They don't have a chassis to do that level of vehicle properly.
They don't have an engine capable of competing either. It would have to be a hybrid, but lets face it, a 3.5V6 doesn't cut it when competing against MB, BMW, Audi, Cadillac, Jaguar.......
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Old 11-10-2017, 12:46 AM
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RLX replacement = Legend
TLX replacement = Son of Legend?
No need to have two cars of nearly equal size.

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Many problems stopping Honda from competing properly in the segment.
They don't have a chassis to do that level of vehicle properly.
They don't have an engine capable of competing either. It would have to be a hybrid, but lets face it, a 3.5V6 doesn't cut it when competing against MB, BMW, Audi, Cadillac, Jaguar.......
You're right! Because MB, BMW, Audi, Cadillac, and Jaguar use a 2.0T.
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Old 11-10-2017, 02:09 PM
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It may be time for Honda to give up on the RLX and build the Precision Concept faithfully and call it Legend. .
This. Acura has lost themselves. They've forgotten what made their cars special; Legend, Integra - amazing products.

Do as you'd suggested for the Precision concept. Then come out w/ something based upon Civic (but not ILX caliber) and call it Integra. BUT the products need to be worthy of the name. Lincoln ALMOST nailed it with the Continental - came VERY close (close enough to get away with it this time I guess)....
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Old 11-10-2017, 02:37 PM
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...Lincoln ALMOST nailed it with the Continental - came VERY close (close enough to get away with it this time I guess)....
Indeed.

The Continental was a very last-minute rush job. A new Taurus was in the works when Ford decided that the USA no longer needed the Taurus so they created a Continental and marketed it in record time.

The Continental is a bit steep in pricing. I'd have killed the MKZ and had the Continental be a $40-60K vehicle rather than one that easily crosses $70K. $70K for a super Fusion? NOPE!

The current RLX looks like an Accord where some extra wheelbase was clumsily grafted in for rear seat room with perfunctory nose and tail styling differentiation. It looks like the Accord it is.
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:42 PM
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Not to be antagonistic, but hadn't you trumpeted the new Continental on the eve of it's retail debut? I've seen exactly one on the roads of metro Atlanta.

It may have the best interior for the money, but it carries it's Fwd proportions rather poorly.
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Old 11-10-2017, 04:38 PM
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I've not sat in one yet; but have seen a few on the roads here in Ontario.

I think the concept looked better than the actual product (as is the norm I guess)...but the real life one looks just awkward enough that I'm not sold.

To me it doesn't matter the platform it's based on personally...as long as that platform is good. And the Fusion IS a good platform.
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