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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
#14878 of 16251 Re: It finally happened [ivan_99]
Sep 14, 2012 (8:40 am)
Why is this directed at me IVAN?
FWIW, I agree with the Australian CEO.
#14879 of 16251 Re: It finally happened [flightnurse]
Sep 14, 2012 (8:45 am)
I think I was still in high school but my older brother best friend had one and it was one sweet ride back then. Additionally, those name (VIGOR AND LEDGEND) catapulted the Acura brand. My sister's husband bought the Ledgend and that car was the talk of the town, I was aspiring to buy one.
#14880 of 16251 Re: It finally happened [billyperksii]
Sep 14, 2012 (2:14 pm)
Just because you agreed to the statement
"As for what Cadillac says in the ads....I've never seen any advertiser say "Hey our product is mediocre."
So I thought I'd point out where an employee (the top) made a public statement (which is sort of like an advertisement) saying their product was mediocre.
btw...me too (agreeing with the CEO)
#14881 of 16251 Re: It finally happened [billyperksii]
Sep 14, 2012 (4:15 pm)
Legend, integra and vigor - I agree totally made the brand "pop" certainly where I grew up in the urban jungle. (maxima another car, )
Now they have the Acura tl-shawd advance package and a blump grill -
#14882 of 16251 Re: It finally happened [sweendogy]
Sep 14, 2012 (6:40 pm)
And they did away with names as numbers sound more prestigious... like the German makes.
#14883 of 16251 Re: It finally happened [sweendogy]
by kyfdx HOST
Sep 15, 2012 (6:54 am)
We leased a Vigor in 1994... the last year... A loaded GS model.. It was my wife's car and we really liked it.. stickered for right around $29K
5-cylinder, 172 HP... weak R134 A/C.. Killer lease deal (my first lease)..
My aunt bought a new Legend in 1992... which is now sitting in my driveway.. 43K miles!! Original MSRP was $32,500..
#14884 of 16251 Re: It finally happened [kyfdx]
Sep 15, 2012 (8:36 am)
A buddy of mine bought a Legend GS 6-speed manual sometime around 1994. Pretty interesting that BMW and Porsche (I believe) were still using 5-speed manuals at the time. Granted, it was still FWD, but for Acura, that may have been the pinnacle of their attempt to challenge the 5-series as the sport sedan leader.
#14885 of 16251 Re: It finally happened [habitat1]
by kyfdx HOST
Sep 15, 2012 (9:22 am)
I think in 1994, Acura was probably kicking BMW's butt... at least in sales...
E34s weren't the most loved model that BMW ever came out with... and, then.. they had the Nikasil issues with the V-8 engines..
#14886 of 16251 Re: It finally happened [kyfdx]
Sep 15, 2012 (12:20 pm)
So are you saying you have a 1992 Legend with 43,000 original miles. Wow.
I really liked that generation of Legend. Very nice looking car, and clearly very well engineered. I still think it was a mistake to drop the Legend name, but obviously that's water that's been under the bridge for something like 15 years...
#14887 of 16251 Re: It finally happened [billyperksii]
Sep 15, 2012 (9:26 pm)
What built Acura was the Legend and Integra and the total dealer experience, not the Vigor (the car was around for 2 or 3 yrs), again the name was stupid. I had a roommate at the time have one (bought new), and every time he drove me to the airport I swear I was in an Accord.... Now my roommates brother in law at a Legend LS which I thought was a nice car.