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Acura TL, Sedan
#7881 of 9045 Re: Habitat 1 [habitat1]
Oct 18, 2005 (7:28 am)
I am starting to accept your theory on the Japanese horses and German horses.
I think the Germans understate their horse power measurements. I have mentioned before that my friend has a 1998 BMW 528I and everytime we race I beat him, but not by far he is right on my tail.
The Bimmer only has 197 bhp and the TLS has 260 bhp; go figure that out.
My next car purchase will be determine by the bonus I get; I am hoping that this quarter will be pleasing towards Hedge Fund and Private Equity investments.
Infiniti's are definitly not for me, they age badly and the M series tail lights are a disaster to look at.
I am leaning towards Acura, BMW or a Lexus.
TL- changes will have to take place.
RL- changes will have to take palce.
GS 300- waiting for the GS 350 with AWD
BMW- 530 ?????? still questioning reliability.
#7882 of 9045 Acura commercial
Oct 18, 2005 (8:33 am)
I get a kick out of that TL commercial which shows the car in the desert doing
360's. How do they get a fwd car to handle like rwd? Creative camera techniques?
#7883 of 9045 Re: Habitat 1 [billyperks1]
Oct 18, 2005 (9:00 am)
What matters is that you beat the 525. What is the distance of the race that you have with the 525? That may determine the results.
What still kills me is that everyone is still measuring performance solely on the single measurement of horsepower. There are so many darn other factors. Otherwise we should be driving Buick Lucerne's with 275 hp.
I totally agree that the Infiniti styling is does not have longevity. Look at the previous versions of the "J"..."I"....or even the prior generation of the "G". [Also...I saw the new Lexus IS on the road. At first I mistook it for a Mazda 6 series. It does not look like the ads. ]
#7884 of 9045 Re: magictim [mdhauke]
Oct 18, 2005 (9:30 am)
X-Type = VIP treatment, am I missing something here?
I am not trying to be rude, but from my personal experience in NY and CT, driving a x-type is similar to driving an accord or camry.
Oct 18, 2005 (9:46 am)
If you read the fine print for the Lexus IS 300, you'll see that Toyota uses high friction brake pads which they say will need to be replaced every 20,000 mi. and the rotors replaced every 50,000 mi.
Guess what ?? The TL is BACK on my shopping list !!!!!!
If TL stands for " Touring Luxury " , the IS should actually be IS/ATT ( in shop/all the time)
#7886 of 9045 Re: Habitat 1 [delmar1]
Oct 18, 2005 (9:55 am)
I know there is more to it but it just kills me to see him on my tail.
I personally think I should have been at least two car lenghts in front of him.
WOW- the IS looks like a Mazda 6, actaully thats not bad, the 6 is really a handsome car.But I see your point- a $45,000 car been mistaken for a mere mortal car coming in at 20K.
I think Mazda designs the most handsome cars out of Japan-if they could just open a Luxury division to satisfy the egoes of our society.
#7887 of 9045 Re: Habitat 1 [billyperks1]
Oct 18, 2005 (11:22 am)
I am not saying that the Mazda 6 is an ugly duckie....but the point is that the Lexus IS did not look like the car that everyone was drooling over in the preproduction marketing campaign. I would characterize it to be a previous generation IS morphing into a Mazda6 with a sprinkle of the 2005 tsx.
As for Mazda opening up a luxury division. Well....Mazda is owned by Ford....and they own Jaguar also.
#7888 of 9045 Re: TL / IS [roar1]
Oct 18, 2005 (11:25 am)
'roar1'...the maintenance factor of the TL is what convinced me away from a Infiniti G35. I was about to buy a G35 coupe then gave up after thinking about how much it would cost to replace the brakes at 20k and rotors at about 30k... To top it off....you cannot rotate the tires as the front and rear have different sized tires....with the anticipated wear of less than 20k. Ouch....along with less than 20MPG.
#7889 of 9045 Re: Acura commercial [daisyman]
Oct 18, 2005 (11:53 am)
There's an old rally racing technique whereby you apply both gas and brake on a FWD car to simulate a power slide. Otherwise, slamming on the brakes and, at the same time, turning the steering wheel should get you into a 360 spin!
#7890 of 9045 Infiniti's looks [delmar1]
Oct 19, 2005 (4:39 am)
Infiniti styling is does not have longevity
Obviously only time will tell, but I think the M35/45 is kind of understated, which will go a long way towards not looking "old."