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#8 of 52 Enough already!
May 28, 2009 (1:39 pm)
Can you please stop posting in every thread with this same argument, wwest?
Same post just yesterday o another forum: http://forums.carmudgeons.com/showthread.php?t=24873
Long thread you started just two weeks ago on the subject: http://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=245212&page=1
Same post on a Mazda CX-7 forum: http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showthread.php?t=123674784&page=4
Different Mazda forum, identical post as to this forum: http://mazdaforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17701
2008, actually about Acura this time: http://rdx.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=682916
Here's a quote on, guess what, the same subject from May 16, 2007: "Yeah, I guess I'll just have to go ahead and do it to prove my position"
So go do it already, or send a resume to Honda/Toyota/Mazda. In the meantime, please stop spamming every car forum.
#9 of 52 Re: Enough already! [aellinsar]
May 28, 2009 (3:45 pm)
I'd find it troubling if the same person posted contradictory views on different forums but none of that is partcularly relevant here. Let's stick to the designated topic and avoid making a topic of each other. Thanks!
SUVs and Smart Shopper
#10 of 52 Re: Enough already! [aellinsar]
May 28, 2009 (6:11 pm)
If you can educate 15% of the population of interest in the validity of an idea.....
#11 of 52 Can someone give me REAL information on the 2010 RDX
May 29, 2009 (3:31 pm)
I want to know 100% what is going to happen to the Navi and interior options.
I want to know if there are any engine tweeks.
I want to know if what we have seen in Dec/Jan will really be what it looks like.
Anyone out there has has information???
#12 of 52 Re: Can someone give me REAL information on the 2010 RDX [bgillette79]
May 29, 2009 (3:55 pm)
The render was shown to dealers so they probably have seen it. The engine tweaks will likely be the same. Might see somoe more HP but not too much. The FWD option is the big change though. This will help improve mileage. The Navi will likely be upgraded to the new Pioneer HDD system that uses a high res WVGA display. The Navi will use a 40 GB HDD that allocates 13 GB for music. It will definitely have the USB port for plugging in a 5th gen and up iPod. Of course the USB port can be used with flash drives and stuff like that. What I've shown you on vtec is what it's going to look like.
#13 of 52 Hoping for suspension changes in 2010
May 30, 2009 (10:35 am)
I wish they'd moderate the suspension some. My wife love the 09 RDX in terms of amenities, looks and interior but absolutely hated the jittery, firm suspension. She passed but would reconsider if Acura softens it some.
#14 of 52 Re: Hoping for suspension changes in 2010 [hgiles]
May 31, 2009 (1:25 pm)
The point of the RDX suspension is to set it apart from soft riding BODY ROLLING SUVs.
I loved how it drove and didn't think it was harsh at all even on rough roads. If you want a softer suspension you belong in a RAV4 or a CRV.
The only CHANGE I thing the RDX needs would be a fuel economy boost. Especially Highway numbers.
If the RDX got 20 city, and 27 highway it would be a small SUV killer!
#15 of 52 Re: Hoping for suspension changes in 2010 [bgillette79]
May 31, 2009 (2:35 pm)
Would never touch a CRV. It is ridiculously slow.
Don't care for the quotidian interior of the RAV4.
My wife would be interested in the RDX if the suspension was somewhat softer. It is a matter of degree. Wouldn't want a soft marshmallow ride either.
#16 of 52 Re: Hoping for suspension changes in 2010 [bgillette79]
May 31, 2009 (3:14 pm)
RDX would see a really significant improvement in FE via adoption of DFI, Direct Fuel Injection. Also, the use of a well designed VVT-i system would allow stardard Otto cycle mode for part throttle operations, base CR of maybe 15-16:1, Atkinson cycle mode during WOT turbo spool up, and then Miller cycle mode at full boost.
50% improvement in hwy FE..??
#17 of 52 Re: Hoping for suspension changes in 2010 [hgiles]
May 31, 2009 (5:53 pm)
So basically she wants the CRV with the Turbo 4 of the RDX. LOL
Have you considered this:
What you could do to "soften" the ride might be to actually put a set of 17inch rims on it with THICKER tires (maybe 65 profile). That would give you a little more added cushion over the 18inch tires with a 55profile.
Maybe a cheap and easy way to make the RDX how you want it, while still maintaining what is good about the RDX...Its Handling.