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gavriil 02-25-2003 10:44 AM

Acura: Sales, Marketing, and Financial News
 
OK this is my first try, so be nice to me. I got Pinnacle's Studio Deluxe last weekend and used it to create the 850 photos you might have seen up to now.

Now this is my first try to edit a video piece which contains only the Acura part of my shooting at the Chicago Auto Show. Tell me how you like it. I love the music and transitions personally...

Click on the link and it should be the last piece on the index. You cannot stream unfortunately. If anyone wants to host it be my guest. It is 23 MB large.

http://www.imagestation.com/album/pi...4593&start=171

Zapata 02-25-2003 10:58 AM

sign in? :thumbsdn:

Awais 02-25-2003 11:10 AM


Originally posted by Zapata
sign in? :thumbsdn:
Its free.

gavriil 02-25-2003 12:16 PM


Originally posted by Zapata
sign in? :thumbsdn:
Sign in?

Those a$$es! It's free though.

Awais 02-25-2003 02:23 PM

Just finished watching the vid. nice transition effects :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
j/k :P


the video was very good overall. I was just hoping it to be 4-5 mins long :o

I was just wondering..why didnt u take pics of the RL? They redid the dash this year and I really wanted to see some pics of it..other than the official ones :(

gavriil 02-25-2003 05:10 PM

I am glad you liked the video. There will be a lot more video up there. I am now finishing the Crossfire piece and will be uploading it soon.

I saw the RL and totally passed it. No intereset at all, sorry.

Bulldog01 04-04-2003 09:35 AM

Acura Falling Behind??
 
http://www.forbes.com/2003/04/01/cz_jf_0401flint.html

Sorry if it's a repost.

Haus 04-04-2003 10:31 AM

Pretty decent article. Nothing earth shattering, but I tend to agree. Although great cars (especially for the $$), Acura just doesn't have the prestige that BMW, Lexus and MB have. I would disagree w/ the statement that the NSX has been a flop. That car remains a state of the art car. It definately needs a redesign, but it is a superb car. I am afraid that Acura will continue to lose ground unless they spice up the line some (Atten Honda Exec's: Pay attention to what Infinity has been up to!!!)

AcuraFan 04-04-2003 10:57 AM

Well, my biggest complaint with the Acura line is the naming. Who cares about an RL? I WANT A LEGEND! And of course I'm disheartened by the total disappointment that is the RL. I mean come on...the '95 Legend had more power, looked more aggressive, and was more fun to drive than the "modern" '03 RL! It's an insult to Acura freaks everywhere. lol

(Ok, rant is over.) Other than that, I love the remaining cars in the lineup and am anxious to drive the TSX. But again, the names could use some tweeking.

SiGGy 04-04-2003 04:01 PM

Interesting article.

However old news to me. Same things I have been saying about Acura for the least year or so.

1SICKLEX 04-04-2003 06:33 PM

Damn. That sounds like me. Hit the nail on the head. I don't think there is anything wrong with what Acura is doing. It's carving it's niche as they realized going head to head would mean a loss for them. Tell some of the owners that though.

fahoumh 04-04-2003 10:17 PM

Acura does make excellent "value" cars....but they have to work to make it to the level that Lexus has made it. I don't really think it's a good idea to compare Acura models to BMW and M-B since they've been in the luxury game for much longer

AcuraFan 04-04-2003 10:40 PM

I don't think Acura has "fallen behind" Lexus. I mean, I don't think they were trying to be like Lexus or BMW. Acura is carving its own niche and as long as it's profitable, I see no reason why they can't continue doing their own thing. The only thing that I see Acura did to be like the others was changing their names to letters. And they lost some of their identity doing that. So for those who say "Acura is falling behind" and "why can't Acura be more like Lexus"...settle down...if you want a Lexus-like product, buy a Lexus. For those who like Acura's cars and wish to continue supporting them, ROCK ON.

heyitsme 04-05-2003 12:43 AM

well yes they have fallen behind, they started out on top but couldn't keep the pace that they themselves set. i wouldn't say they are necessarily in trouble though. we'll see what they are or aren't going to do to change that within the next year.

Red Nj-s 04-05-2003 10:34 PM

The MDX is a huge hit. The RSX sells well. The TL sells well, and is getting a redesign soon.

The RL is getting redesigned. I think Acura is doing quite alright.

Nashua_Night_Hawk 04-06-2003 03:33 AM

There are 2 marks for the success of each car maker:

1) Market share: Total Volume of car sold compared to competition.
2) Margin of profit per car.
3) Total profit is 1) x 2).... which is what counts!

Now Market share growth is very important for the stock market. Period.

RadMon 08-04-2003 07:53 AM

Latest Honda/Acura press...
 
Found the following regarding the TSX and thought I'd post for everyone else (pardon if any of this duplicates previous material).

Billboard reference toutes TSX as the Wall Street Racer:

Freed Into Limbo

Honda sales were up BIG time in July. Acura sales alone were up 5.9% with an additional 2,938 TSXes sold in July. One press writer lists the TSX as a "sports car".

Japanese Car Stocks May Rise on July Gains in U.S. Market Share
Acura Posts Strong July Sales - Up 5.9 Percent

And here's the latest review from the Nashville press:
Wait 'til you hear about the Acura TSX

The last sentences finishes it up nicely! :D

ArnageRS6 08-04-2003 12:05 PM

I like that Nashville review!

Santacruz 08-04-2003 12:26 PM

Good fine Radmon

Very positive review from the Nashville Press but what is up with the "Love Interest" references???:rolleyes:

Count Blah 08-04-2003 12:57 PM

I guess Love Interest is his way of saying his (current?) girlfriend?

This line in the biz.yahoo article struck me as funny: "July sales of the Acura NSX supercar were up more than 60 percent compared to 2002."

We're talking about 25 units sold instead of 15. :rolleyes:

Nashua_Night_Hawk 09-04-2003 12:45 PM

Acura Sales August 2003
 
Again MDX and TSX save the show!

http://hondanews.com/media_storage/GIF/03aug.gif

mantis23 09-04-2003 12:48 PM

1 more NSX was sold this month vs this month last year.

where is mine? :(

Zapata 09-05-2003 04:18 PM

12k TSXs SOLD ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dang.......

1SICKLEX 09-07-2003 06:05 PM

A lot of minus signs on that sheet.

Zapata 09-08-2003 03:12 AM


Originally posted by 1SICKLEX
A lot of minus signs on that sheet.

closer analysis proves your statement, RETAHDED ;)


they don't make the prelude anymore. s2000 is not a huge seller. Passport is no longer made. Insight isn't a huge seller.

Accord, Civic, Oddssey, Pilot are all up :) CRV is down a little but still doing ok.

1SICKLEX 09-08-2003 03:21 AM


closer analysis proves your statement, RETAHDED
mY BAD, My farther analysis is flawed I see.:D

Zapata 09-08-2003 06:14 AM


Originally posted by 1SICKLEX
mY BAD, My farther analysis is flawed I see.:D

no worries, i did the same at first glance ;)

acur8ly 09-09-2003 09:28 AM

The MDX is kicking ass. Too bad those as*holes had to go cancel the Cl, the numbers wouldn't have looked so bad

acura_TLdriver 09-24-2003 07:51 AM

Interactive Showroom is up on Acura.com
 
The Interactive showroom for 04 TL is now up on Acura.com. Got to Acura.com,
log in to TL mini-site,
choose gallery section
then choose Interactive showroom on the bottom right hand side (right under 360 view) ;)

VtecMW 09-24-2003 08:48 AM

I've never seen that before. I really like the Multi Information Display module and the Maintenance Minder.
Everything in the car is so high-tech.

bowersan 09-24-2003 10:32 AM

Alright, I checked out the TL interactive showroom, and I have no doubts in thinking that the new TL is a great step up from the previous model, technology wise.

One issue i've already got with the design of the interior, however, is that of the choice of the style of cupholder cover. Instead of going with the removable tilting panel (a la TSX), the Acura designers have decided to go with a sliding unit. Personally, while space saving, I find that this style is less attractive than the others (read: it looks cheap). This is quite a shame considering how well designed the rest of the interior appears to be.

What are your opinions on this?

J.

acura_driver 09-24-2003 10:56 AM


Originally posted by bowersan
Alright, I checked out the TL interactive showroom, and I have no doubts in thinking that the new TL is a great step up from the previous model, technology wise.

One issue i've already got with the design of the interior, however, is that of the choice of the style of cupholder cover. Instead of going with the removable tilting panel (a la TSX), the Acura designers have decided to go with a sliding unit. Personally, while space saving, I find that this style is less attractive than the others (read: it looks cheap). This is quite a shame considering how well designed the rest of the interior appears to be.

What are your opinions on this?

J.

I've seen some sliding covers that certainly felt very cheap. But if the quality and action of the 04TL HPCH cover is good, I think it is fine.

Overall I'd say the interior design is very good.

-r

For those that missed earlier discussions, HPCH is High Performance Cup Holder.:D

Skull One_RENAMED 09-24-2003 11:16 AM

Well I am now very happy that I didn't wait for the TL to come out when I canceled my pre-order. There is WAY TOO MUCH *BLEEP*ING brushed metal in there. Volvo went to that crap and now I won't touch the new S80 or XC90 (one of the reasons I now own a MDX infact). After I heard the pricing was going to be over 3k higher than I was originally told (last week of August), I went out an bought a Vette the next day. Damn I love all black interiors without all that shinny crap. Maybe Acura will get a clue and offer a TL with a real interior trim or maybe they will do the RL right. Until then, I won't touch another Acura.

2004AcuraTLFan 09-24-2003 11:38 AM

The friggin' thing won't work for me... very frustrating. It stays on the "loading" page forever, even after getting to 100%, and never changes. Anyone else having any connectivity problems?

larchmont 09-24-2003 11:43 AM


Originally posted by acura_driver
.....For those that missed earlier discussions, HPCH is High Performance Cup Holder.:D
Yes, this is very significant, and it must not be forgotten. :D

BTW -- For all my millions and millions of posts, I've never paid attention to anything about cupholders, other than to enjoy acura_driver's proposed high-performance option, because I really don't get it. Granted, I don't use them much, and yeah, I'd rather they look cool than cheap -- but I don't understand the emphasis that a lot of people seem to put on cupholders.

Is it just that y'all get on cupholders when it's a slow news day, or do they REALLY matter that much??? :dunno:

fdl 09-24-2003 11:48 AM


Originally posted by larchmont
Yes, this is very significant, and it must not be forgotten. :D

BTW -- For all my millions and millions of posts, I've never paid attention to anything about cupholders, other than to enjoy acura_driver's proposed high-performance option, because I really don't get it. Granted, I don't use them much, and yeah, I'd rather they look cool than cheap -- but I don't understand the emphasis that a lot of people seem to put on cupholders.

Is it just that y'all get on cupholders when it's a slow news day, or do they REALLY matter that much??? :dunno:

cup holders is a North AMerican thing for sure. We like our cup holders and want lots of them.

I dont think a cup holder is a big deal unless its really badly done...like the old A4 (not sure baout the new one). That cup holder design was silly.

neuronbob 09-24-2003 11:49 AM

Thanks for the link. I like the 6-speed shifter link. If you want to hear what the engine sounds like, this is the place. It has a deep, throaty growl, much more enjoyable than my current TL, which itself provides a refined engine sound...

elbodude 09-24-2003 12:00 PM

Nice. Except for the lame handles above the windows. Oh well. :nono:

ryder1650 09-24-2003 12:17 PM


Originally posted by fdl
cup holders is a North AMerican thing for sure. We like our cup holders and want lots of them.

I dont think a cup holder is a big deal unless its really badly done...like the old A4 (not sure baout the new one). That cup holder design was silly.

The new A4 has terrible cubholders. There is one on the center console, above the radio stack. Worst location, cups fall off all the time. The have some under the front armrest, but those are completely impractical, and uncomfotrable for your arm.

ryder1650 09-24-2003 12:17 PM


Originally posted by fdl
cup holders is a North AMerican thing for sure. We like our cup holders and want lots of them.

I dont think a cup holder is a big deal unless its really badly done...like the old A4 (not sure baout the new one). That cup holder design was silly.

The new A4 has terrible cubholders. There is one on the center console, above the radio stack. Worst location, cups fall off all the time. The have some under the front armrest, but those are completely impractical, and uncomfotrable for your arm.


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