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BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, Acura TL, Lexus IS 350, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac CTS, Volvo S60, Audi A4, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#12346 of 16087 Re: 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD Advance: my experience [renssils]
Oct 24, 2011 (10:44 am)
"Today in anticipation of winter, the Goodyears were installed on the TL; the Contis will be stored until next April. I will miss the Contis. I recall that the Goodyear tires were noisy, rough riding, and had low limits of adhesion. I hope that they'll perform well in shallow snow."
Assuming your car came with the same Goodyear Eagle RS-As that mine came with, I wouldn't get your hopes up too much. I bought my car in November of 2008, two days before a light dusting of snow, and the RS-As proved to be as bad in the snow as the Michelin Pilot Primacys which came on my last BMW (with the Sport Package which features summer tires).
Fortunately I'd been forewarned about the RS-As and already had a set of Pilot Sport A/Ss on order, and once they were installed after 714 miles, I sold the (virtually new) Goodyears for something like thirty cents on the dollar (and was happy to get that much for them).
#12347 of 16087 Re: 328iX or TSX [m6user]
Oct 24, 2011 (11:51 am)
"I fail to see the big deal in all of this. All ELLPS are welcome for discussion as the host stated....whether they are listed or not."
I agree, but I think that for internet search purposes it might make a difference. I'm not a web master - just an anal retentive car enthusiast, so what do I know?
#12348 of 16087 I posted something I wanted to share with y'all. . .
Oct 24, 2011 (3:29 pm)
. . .but I posted it over on the 2012 Acura TL (only) board, which doesn't have as much gravitas, based on the number of posts, as this board. So, if you get a moment and care to discuss my premise that Acura needs to get its Premium Class (or ELLPS, if you will) game face on, or else, please take a look-see at my thesis and hit me with your best shot.
You can read the, er, offending post (#42) here, if you like:
markcincinnati, "2012 Acura TL" #42, 24 Oct 2011 2:57 pm
#12349 of 16087 Re: I posted something I wanted to share with y'all. . . [markcincinnati]
Oct 24, 2011 (6:22 pm)
mark - good post-- something ive been saying for years- the acura line as we know it has not life and needs to be revived. Its been past by both lexus (luxury) and infiniti (sport) and no where near the germans. Where is the NSX, the integra, or the legend.. Cars are recycled from the parent acura line, like oldsmobile used to do with chevy cars.. olds no longer exists -for good reason. Acura needs to get the game back on, i agree, where is the passion for driving.sure they build a nice sedan that will last 10 years but.. sorry boys with the TSX and the TL's-- your cars are fine autos but not sports sedans.. (HOSTS its time for a change to this category, i mean its been 10 years, get rid of the TSX, keep the boring TL and add a Volvo, i mean do the math ELLPS its in the price range, produces more power, has awd and has been talked about for months-its 2012 not 2002)
#12350 of 16087 Re: 328iX or TSX [kirstie_h]
Oct 24, 2011 (6:38 pm)
why not say this a year ago when it was first mentioned ? I mean its been pretty well know by all the TSX should be moved lower in the class due to the fact that it has less power, is fwd, and has never been mentioned by magazines that we all read as being a player in the group?- the posters of the blog should be heard..
#12351 of 16087 Re: 328iX or TSX [sweendogy]
Oct 24, 2011 (7:48 pm)
... the posters of the blog should be heard.
Personally, I've seen it repeated many times that the TSX belongs in this discussion, yet SOME poster just can't let that lie.....I wonder why? Nobody is forcing anybody to buy the car.
#12352 of 16087 Re: I posted something I wanted to share with y'all. . . [sweendogy]
Oct 24, 2011 (8:16 pm)
One word about this constant TSX rant.......boring.
#12353 of 16087 Re: I posted something I wanted to share with y'all. . . [m6user]
Oct 25, 2011 (10:08 am)
I will say that there was an Integra at the track, and it kept up with me in my A3 (with some mods too) and I'm a pretty fast student driver.
Of course, I let him pass once, and then he proceeded to spin out and get about 6" deep in the dirt n' gravel on the very next turn as I stayed right behind him, but for a lap or two, he stayed with me.
Didn't Edmund's Inside Line recently show a ten year old RSX ran circles around a 2010 Civic Si.
Haven't seen a TL or TSX at the track yet.
#12354 of 16087 What is the best way to get a Serious
Oct 25, 2011 (10:34 am)
I'm talking a serious test drive where you can really drive the car, probably to the point where most car salesman wouldn't want to go along for the ride?
#12355 of 16087 Re: What is the best way to get a Serious [andres3]
Oct 25, 2011 (10:57 am)
Just tell them that's what you want to do. Explain you need to take it out for probably an hour or more so you can be sure. Doubt a salesman will want to spend an hour riding along with you.
If they do insist on going along, I go ahead and do what I would do as if they weren't there. It is their own damned fault.