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#1040 of 1091 Re: ZDX - PU [xrunner2]
Sep 25, 2009 (12:27 pm)
I was out for a walk the other day and walked by a new TL - ghastly. There isn't a panel without a weird crease.
The preceding model was a fairly elegant vehicle. I suspect some of those will retain longterm owners like you. A used Type-S might not be a bad pre-owned thing to buy either.
Sep 25, 2009 (1:05 pm)
stopped at the dealer today to check out a TSX (not for me, I am helping someone buy one). Not too bad, except for the beak.
The TL though was very overdone, and even quite tacky. The interior was also way too busy and overstyled. Made my 2000 sitting outside look svelte and understated.
the new RL they had was OK, but again the nose has to go.
what is it with car makers trying to stick the same corporate nose on every car? Never seems to work on different sizes, although maybe if they designed a good looking one (something that Acura and Audi both failed at!) it would work better.
#1042 of 1091 Re: dealer [stickguy]
Sep 25, 2009 (8:53 pm)
Acura should have just continued with the front styling theme of the '99-'08 TLs.
The new TSX styling doesn't look bad. However, rear seat leg room is rather tight. Also, the foot space for entering the back seat, between the edge of the rear seat cushion and the bottom of the B post is especially tight. Considering that this is a mid-size 4-door car, that design deficiency alone is a significant demerit. Check it out if you're seriously considering a new TSX.
#1043 of 1091 New direction for Honda and Acura
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 27, 2009 (2:21 pm)
"There's a certain level of confusion within the Acura line-up, we're in the midst of a big change. Post-Lehman we dropped the larger-than-V6 engine, and have to adjust to new consumer demands."
New Honda President Lays Out a Few Goals(Straightline)
Nov 03, 2009 (8:43 pm)
I'm beginning to wonder whether Acura will be relevant in a few years. Acura's current products are unappealing, in my opinion, and future products don't look promising.
#1045 of 1091 Re: Wrong Direction? [hpmctorque]
Nov 06, 2009 (7:12 am)
The only encouraging thing in all these recent announcements concerning Acura is that they are looking at going head to head with the 1-series coupe.
I suppose it will be AWD on a FWD platform, which will eliminate it from true BMW competition, but at least we might finally have a fun Acura coupe under $30K again.
May 10, 2010 (6:19 pm)
I finally saw a ZDX in person today, on the road. Honda should really be paying annual fines for causing the public to throw up, with that thing for sale. Move over Aztek, there's a new ugliest car EVER in town!
#1047 of 1091 Re: OMG [nippononly]
May 10, 2010 (6:37 pm)
#1048 of 1091 Re: OMG [nippononly]
May 11, 2010 (5:29 am)
Agreed! Finally two at my local Acura dealer last weekend and I just wanted to barf!! What the hell were they thinking. Like the TSX Wagon the ZDX is just going to be another one massive FAIL for Acura!
#1049 of 1091 Re: OMG [smarty666]
May 11, 2010 (5:49 am)
I haven't seen a TSX wagon in person yet, but I don't think anything EVER could be as bad as the ZDX.
I noted with amusement that one can lease a new TL for only $9/mo more than the TSX when I saw the TV ad last night. Just a hint of desperation there. I think if Audi holds the line just a bit on its pricing it is going to eat up Acura's sales with a spoon. Not to mention the new S60 looks pretty good, and who knows, people might even start buying new Lincolns - I saw the first new Lincoln in my area in ages the other day.