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You are in the Acura TL
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Acura TL, Sedan
#1739 of 2002 Re: wow did i strike a nerve [billyperks2]
May 27, 2010 (4:19 pm)
thats why i mentioned the NISSAN engine-- but again the g37 (NOW) Has the upgraded engine-- here are the stats.
3.5 L VQ35HR V6 306 hp (228 kW) (2007–2008 sedan)
3.7 L VQ37VHR V6 330 hp (250 kW) (2008–present coupe)
3.7 L VQ37VHR V6 328 hp (245 kW) (2009–present sedan)
the new maxima uses 3.5L VQ35DE V6 (note the DE in front of it-- its does produce 290 hp)
The do reuse alot of interior parts - BUT
The awd systems are similar in the FX and EX but they both performance SUS -- the big QX uses a traditional system. This AWD system is called the ATTESA-which has been around for awhile and was born and is still used in the GTR. The transmissions (nissan uses CTV) are different.. the nissan line front wheel drive (like honda) -- infinti is RWD base (sorry acura). Some could argue-- why would you by a FWD acura TL when you can get a better Nissan Maxima-- they both have weird looks - nissan more power, cheaper both FWD.. Some could also question why someone would buy an awd car sports car with a system that first came in SUV form and has no racing heritage.
The reason why i spend so much time in this section is to let potential buyers of acura know that the present line of acuras are frauds - Look at the numbers they do not lie-- nice car and good lease rates thou--and i cant believe they have not fixed the ugly grill.- If i were in the market for a TL i would be looking at buick or lexus.
#1740 of 2002 Re: wow did i strike a nerve [sweendogy]
May 28, 2010 (4:43 am)
This guy is killin' me! Present Line of Acura's are Frauds ? ? Huh? I think SWEEN is smokin' something! First of all Acura has a proven 5 star crash rating, higher resale than ALL the luxury brands ... hummmm somebody must be purchasing them ... oh and did I mention RELIABILITY! Nissan sux (my personal opinion just because they are not what they used to be) and doesn't even belong in this thread. Oh I forgot.... you are cross-shopping a Buick to a Lexus to an Acura ... Buick is an old man's car and always will be. When I think of Buick I think of Grandpa driving it with his hat and depends on!
#1741 of 2002 Re: wow did i strike a nerve [sweendogy]
May 28, 2010 (6:09 am)
Going forward- I will ignore anything you have to say, I think you have a personal vendetta against the better car maker.
#1742 of 2002 MORE,,Real Time Traffic/Weather [billyperks2]
May 28, 2010 (6:18 am)
I have both XM radio and NavTraffic. I have three subscriptions. XM only for the wife 2009 TSX, The works in the 2010 TL and XM for my Pioneer XMP3 portable... Lots of DEALS when getting XM. If you search around you can still get XM for $77 a year, mine on all 3 radios, and XM traffic-Weather for as low as $17 a quarter.. I won't go into how to get these prices but just search the internet if you are interested. Heck, I live in San Diego where the temperature is like 70 degrees all the time, does not rain that much, but still find the Weather a nice plus to have. Traffic has been a big plus. Every day when I drive to work I punch in my destination. Only takes me 20 minutes and I know how to get to work so why do this? Once the destination is set, the Traffic function becomes automatically activated, and will alert you to any issues along the route or at the push of a button. The same for weather alerts and it may not be raining in San Diego but WIND WARNINGS is a big thing here. For 2011,2012 TL changes, I see the posability of the Navigation screen or weather screens being changed to a more detailed, Colorful, display and possibly a few other things as well. This is all done with Software so it is easy to do. Car now has 2300 miles, just past 90 days old, and it is as much fun to drive today as it was when I first got it. Escort 9500iX radar detector is doing its job, nothing but complements on the style, color and when they sit inside the car, they just cant refrain from touching everything inside. The SH-AWD with Tech Package is a Sweet Combination.
#1743 of 2002 Engineering,,: wow did i strike a nerve [billyperks2]
May 28, 2010 (6:45 am)
Well, you always have someone who hangs out in a forum that rubs people the wrong way... OK, lets talk Engineering and a few other things. As a world famous antique radio collector I can tell you that engineering is something that makes a individual company stand out. It is true that Sony, Grundig, Panasonic, Lowe, AOR, Collins all make Short Wave Radios, and they all play audio out the speaker, that is about as common as it gets. Many of my radios are 40-50 years old and most of the ones that were well engineered and was careful on what components were selected have shown over time that they can work today as good as they did when they were new!
Most people don't look, as an example, Under the hood of the GPS-Nav system but the way it is designed, engineered, Quality Assurance of the making of the PC board will result in reliability and overall performance. As an RF engineer I can tell you that for reliable XM radio reception or GPS reception the Antenna that is on the car makes a big difference.
Before I got the TL I tried a few other voice activated systems, including the Torus SHO... The Acura voice regonition system was more responsive and Got It Right more times.. This is all about engineering! The SH-AWD will only work right if the engineers who designed it did their homework, and the parts that drive the system both mechanical and the electronics behind the system were well engineered and when manufactured met the highest QC standards.
ISO 9002 is a sign of how well this take place at the factory! Honda, Acura, ISO-9002, Toyota 9002, Nissan, Sorry 9001, KIA USA, none, Cadillac 9001 and many factories and Parts company have NO ISO ratings.
Honda Of America insist on a ISO rating for all its suppliers. ISO rating = Quality.. BMW, Benz Sorry, ISO-9001... Search the Internet for ISO-9002 for more information..
Isn't it nice Acura Owners or Honda Owners to get into your car, day after day, 10K miles after 10K miles and it just all works...
#1745 of 2002 Re: wow did i strike a nerve [sweendogy]
May 30, 2010 (5:42 pm)
Ah.....OK.....now I understand. I thought you were really interested in the TL or the Buick. The real reason you're here is to insult other people's rides.
Explains a lot of the statements you made that just didn't make sense.
Sween you must be more than just a little interested in the TL given the amount of time you spend here.
Since you don't own a TL, and don't seem to have any intent of owning one, may I steer you to the Infiniti G or Buick LaCrosse threads....two cars that you do seem quite interested in.
May 31, 2010 (3:43 pm)
sorry you feel that way- wish i was able to express how sorry i am. I thought my statements did make sense and were backed up by fact but I guess not. TL is a good car - but in my opinion there are better options as noted by every major car publication. I hope the TL treats you to many worry free miles.
#1748 of 2002 Re: grafguy [sweendogy]
May 31, 2010 (5:05 pm)
sween....those of us who are owners, or those of us who are considering the TL don't see it the same way. Insulting the cars, their owners, or those who are possibly considering being a TL owner, for whatever reason, from someone who owns the TL's main competition (the G) rings hollow, at least to me.
Again, if you're interested in Buicks and Infinitis, there are threads for both where your views may be viewed more palpable.