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#497 of 510 Re: J35 Back on "The List" [anythngbutgm]
Feb 22, 2013 (11:17 am)
I assume that is the 3.5l V6 in my 2013 RDX? If so, it really is a sweet engine.
#498 of 510 Re: J35 Back on "The List" [stickguy]
Feb 22, 2013 (12:52 pm)
Pretty much. The J-series has been around since the late 90's IIRC so the one in your RDX should be a derivative of it. I had one in my 03' MDX and it was perfect for the application, a V8 was not necessary.
BTW, those RDX's are becoming quite popular here in New England. I see them quite frequently and have spotted the full color pallette. Basque Red is my fave so far.
Mar 26, 2013 (7:06 pm)
Pulled up next to a new Accord in burgandy at a stop light today and it was beautiful, absolutely stunning! It's the right size vehicle for a family and from what I've read, pretty fuel efficient to boot. My buddy's wife just bought a Sport version in this color and she just loves it, who wouldn't! They paid around $24k he said which seems to be a lot of value for the $. Just wish the wife would go that route but I know it's way to big. But Honda has really hit a home run here and I predict they're gonna sell a bunch of these puppies and maybe even surpass the Camry as the best selling mid sized vehicle in the U S. Will have to test drive one eventually to see how really good it is. Just wish the Civic was a 2/3 Accord as I'd push the wife hard to get one but right now, the Civic isn't as good. The Lexus IS is more what I'd consider a smaller Accord like vehicle.
Kudos to Honda for doing a spectacular job with this new Accord as I didn't like the last generation too much even though it was popular. This new model just has "it" and I know it will sell briskly!
#502 of 510 Re: Honda sucks [steve_]
Mar 27, 2013 (7:56 am)
Some of the other boards that I've visited have been applauding this. The only disappointments I've read is you have to buy the top trim level to get it and many would have liked to see the "Lane Watch" system like the new Accord has.
I think it will bump sales a few points myself.
#503 of 510 Re: Honda sucks [anythngbutgm]
by steve_ HOST
Mar 27, 2013 (8:23 am)
I'm seeing a lot of positive vibes too, like this tweet from an Edmunds editor at the show: "vacuum = no brainer. Can't believe this awesome feature didn't hit the minivan market earlier. kellytoepke".
Personally, I think I'd rather just have a power port back there (probably has a couple already). A 120v one would be nice. That said, I've often used a whisk broom on camping trips to keep the detritus in the rear on my van down under an inch deep so a built in Shop Vac could work.
Just can't see it being a deal breaker for someone comparing it to a Sienna.
My snarky side wonders if it could vacuum up the kink on the side of the van.
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#504 of 510 Re: Honda sucks [steve_]
Mar 27, 2013 (6:46 pm)
They should take that vacuum and suck out the side profile design. It's fugly, disjointed and needs a re-do sooner, not later.