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Old 06-06-2004, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by 1SICKLEX
The 300C looks like a Bentley/Rolls Royce to many people.
Where did you get this from? I never thought of that. I don't think it looks ANYTHING like a Bentley or RR. You could go more practical and say some people think it looks like a much more expensive car than it is, but I argue that it definitely does NOT look like a more expensive car because of things like the interior and its "tortoise-shell" trim. The 300C sucks.
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Originally Posted by 1SICKLEX
.....the old Legend (the last 2 years of production) ....sold worse than a used Yugo....
Really?
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Originally Posted by Jason
Where did you get this from? I never thought of that. I don't think it looks ANYTHING like a Bentley or RR. You could go more practical and say some people think it looks like a much more expensive car than it is, but I argue that it definitely does NOT look like a more expensive car because of things like the interior and its "tortoise-shell" trim. The 300C sucks.
The first clue this car will be a hit is people that know nothing about cars are talking about it. It has been awhile since I've heard this many people talking about a new sedan. Enthusiasts are going for the HEMI model which will PALE in comparison to the SRT-8 model coming next year. The interior is not that bad. The car does not suck at all, sorry you feel that way. Proportions wise, big grill, circular headlights in glass, tall body, slim windows, GIANT wheelbase, it is a very imposing car. The only cars with grills for instance as big are SUVs, and very expensive cars, S-class, LS 430, etc.
Really?
I love the Legend but a loaded Legend GS was 45k loaded. This was not an Acura issue but a yen issue (the Lexus 400 went from 40k-50k like overnight).
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What I respect about Honda:
1. Great engines - a philosophy of more hp w/ less displacement.
2. A commitment to safety and durability.
3. A "car" company - not a truck company.

No offense to any SUV lovers out there, but any true driver will tell you - they suck gas, most handle like crap, and less than 10% of drivers ever take them off-road. Personally, I think we're on the downward curve of the SUV craze, as is exemplified by the sales numbers of GM and Ford.

Being from Motown, where half of my friends work as engineers/managers for OEM and various tier one suppliers, I can tell you that it is truly amazing how much technology and improvement has occured in just the past ten years. IMO, there is no such thing as the "perfect" car. Just the right car, with the least amount of compromises to each owners set of priorities for a given price point.

I believe that Honda represents a car company that does this pretty much better than anyone other than Toyota, but to me Toyota's have about as much appeal as Michael Jackson's last album.

I believe that Honda is going in the right direction with their Acura division. An argument could be made that the RSX should be wearing a Honda badge and the S2000 vice versa. The TSX and TL both are very good cars, with ton of content relative to their competition. The new RL will probably sell well, but not as well as Acura hopes because of the lack of percieved flagship features, ie. rear wheel drive, V8. Acura has been slow to bring a smaller SUV to the table, but from what I've heard the RDX will fit the bill nicely.

What Acura really does need to do, but appears they are wavering on, is to replace the NSX - VERY SOON! If they truly want to have a halo vehicle, it pretty much goes without saying that it must have an 8 cylinder with 400hp+. Honda will never build a Ferrari, but it certainly is capable of doing so.
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Holy old thread Batman. Acura has turned it around in a year. Good job!
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Originally Posted by 1SICKLEX
Holy old thread Batman. Acura has turned it around in a year. Good job!
I was thinking "I didn't see this thread last week".
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I was reading this thread and looking at the 10-09 date, then realized it was 2003.

What a difference a year makes with the new RL, the TSX continuing to hold its own, and generally positive reaction to the TL. Plus, the MDX was still doing well last I checked.
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Old 10-19-2004, 10:35 PM
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Great resurrection PistonFan!

I like this thread and the future is looking pretty bright at Honda/Acura.
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just my


Honda/Acura are reliable. End of story. German manufacturers are not - although they have style

Acura has started to figure this out. In the long run, if you've owned a car that had to be brought into the shop 12xs in the first year (vw/audi, etc.) you ditch it for a car that runs well first then looks good...and maybe drives great like a tsx too (hint - take a look at my user name)
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great thread resurrection.

Junkster, who thinks things look bright for Acura... for now
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Old 11-03-2004, 01:24 PM
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Acura Posts Record October Sales

Torrance, Calif. 11/03/2004 --

Marking its 12th consecutive record-breaking month, Acura posted record October sales of 16,741 vehicles to surpass the previous mark of 14,965 set in 2001, an increase of 13.6 percent versus last year, the division announced today. Year-to-date, Acura sales rose to 163,241 units, up 15.4 percent compared to 2003.

The TL performance luxury sedan was the top-selling Acura model for the 13th straight month and posted a new October sales record, selling 6,717 units, up 11.4 percent over last year and surpassing the previous record of 6,031 set last year. Year-to-date TL sales jumped to 64,845, exceeding last year by 42.6 percent. Additionally, the TSX sports sedan set a new September sales record, up 6.4 percent compared to 2003, with sales of 1,870 units surpassing the previous record of 1,758 vehicles. Year-to-date TSX sales are up 69.4 percent.

The MDX luxury SUV also set a new October sales record, selling 5,233 vehicles, surpassing the previous mark of 4,936 set in 2003 by 6.0 percent. Year-to-date sales increased to 48,143 units, up 3.0 percent compared to 2003.

"Acura continues to shatter sales records month after month," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president, sales." And, with the new RL going on sale at Acura dealers nationwide last month, we are on our way to a record sales year for Acura."

Additional Acura information and downloadable high-resolution images are available at www.acuranews.com.

Honda sales aren't listed yet.
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A lot of records this month (for Japanese car makers):

Nissan October Record

Toyota Achieves Record Ocotober

American Honda Posts New All-Time Record October Sales

I guess winning that SUV of the Year didn't help LR

Land Rover Sales Drop 16.6%
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Old 11-03-2004, 06:30 PM
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RL sales for the month of Oct. 04...1,310

Oct Honda/Acura Sales
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Old 11-03-2004, 06:41 PM
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RL sales for the month of Oct. 04...1,310

Oct Honda/Acura Sales
Wow, that's like a 100% increase...and the RL only went on sale for half the month of Oct.
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Originally Posted by corbs
I guess winning that SUV of the Year didn't help LR

Land Rover Sales Drop 16.6%





SUV of the year...
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There must have been a lot of CLs hidden somewhere to still be selling now.
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Old 11-04-2004, 02:01 AM
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Honda's bread and butter cars aren't fairing too well (Accord and Civic). I noticed here dealers are slapping on big incentives and low APR to get ppl to buy those, thats probably why Civic sales are up, but not much though. However, the new Ody and RL are helping out with sales boost. The TSX isn't as rare here as it used to be, I see about 5-7 TSXs a day besides mines.
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Old 11-04-2004, 07:43 AM
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There must have been a lot of CLs hidden somewhere to still be selling now.
I know one of the dealers around here still had one about a month ago. I'm surprised they're still around too.
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Originally Posted by biker
There must have been a lot of CLs hidden somewhere to still be selling now.
But only 3 were sold...
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Originally Posted by CGTSX2004
But only 3 were sold...
But they were discontinued 2 years ago...
It's sort of like when Honda was still reporting sales of the Passport a few years ago.
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Originally Posted by phile
But they were discontinued 2 years ago...
It's sort of like when Honda was still reporting sales of the Passport a few years ago.
Has it really been that long?? I still see new ones on dealer lots from time to time so it really doesn't surprise me.
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I'm surprised the Civic hasn't been declining.
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Originally Posted by iamhomin
I'm surprised the Civic hasn't been declining.
Why? I think its a perfect car for the entry level buyer, ie high school kids, college kids.
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Why? I think its a perfect car for the entry level buyer, ie high school kids, college kids.
Because of the competition surrounding the Civic.

iamhomin, who'd take either the tC or M-3 over the Civic.
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Originally Posted by iamhomin
Because of the competition surrounding the Civic.

iamhomin, who'd take either the tC or M-3 over the Civic.
Problem with the tC is that it is not offered as a four-door, which I'm sure many Civic buyers do look for. As for the Mazda, not everyone is exactly smitten with Mazda's stellar reliability...
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Problem with the tC is that it is not offered as a four-door, which I'm sure many Civic buyers do look for. As for the Mazda, not everyone is exactly smitten with Mazda's stellar reliability...


Mazda = Ford
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Originally Posted by iamhomin
Because of the competition surrounding the Civic.

iamhomin, who'd take either the tC or M-3 over the Civic.
True there now is some competition with the tC. It will probably give the Civic a run, but the Mazda 3 isnt there with reliability.
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I see the tC as more of a competitor to the RSX, not the Civic. If you load it up with all the options, the price would be out of the range for most high school/college kids (or their parents).
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Originally Posted by phile
I see the tC as more of a competitor to the RSX, not the Civic. If you load it up with all the options, the price would be out of the range for most high school/college kids (or their parents).
But if you don't add a lot of the unnecessary things, the price tag is pretty reasonable. And most of the add-on stuff isn't worth it anyway.
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Originally Posted by CGTSX2004
Problem with the tC is that it is not offered as a four-door, which I'm sure many Civic buyers do look for. As for the Mazda, not everyone is exactly smitten with Mazda's stellar reliability...
Good point.

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Just another article to go along with this thread:

http://www.detnews.com/2004/autosins...b01-325111.htm
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I see the tC as more of a competitor to the RSX, not the Civic. If you load it up with all the options, the price would be out of the range for most high school/college kids (or their parents).
Ah.... most kids should be getting a beater not some nice car like a tC.
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Ah.... most kids should be getting a beater not some nice car like a tC.


Though I often snuck out in my mom's TL while I was in high school.
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Originally Posted by CGTSX2004
Has it really been that long?? I still see new ones on dealer lots from time to time so it really doesn't surprise me.
If I remember right, they stopped making the CL back in like June or July of 2003...so yeah, I can't believe anyone is still buying "new" CLs...it's really hurting Acura's sales figures when you see that -99.0%. They should move those over to the used lot and be done with them.
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Ah.... most kids should be getting a beater not some nice car like a tC.
Or take the bus...as I had to do until the very last days of high school when I was FINALLY allowed to drive to school. Being a senior and taking the bus...that'll scar you for life!
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Or take the bus...as I had to do until the very last days of high school when I was FINALLY allowed to drive to school. Being a senior and taking the bus...that'll scar you for life!
Haha yes it definately will, thankfully I was able to use the rents car for 3/4's of the year. I think a used econobox would be plenty.
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Acura Sets Yearly Sales Record

Acura Sets Yearly Sales Record
Red-Hot TL Propels Division to 170,945 Sales With 42 Days Remaining in 2004

Torrance, Calif. 11/22/2004 -- Acura year-to-date sales reached 170,945 units on Friday, November 19, surpassing the division's all-time sales record of 170,918 set in 2003, Acura announced today.

"This new sales record is a testament to the strength of our product lineup," said Steve Center, assistant vice president, Acura sales. "The TL has set a record each month this year and the MDX and TSX continue to exceed our projections. Our all-new, top-of-the-line model, the RL luxury performance sedan, went on sale last month and should boost Acura sales close to the 200,000 mark for the year."

After a record-breaking year in 2003, Acura has set a new sales record each month in 2004. Year-to-date TL sales of 67,942 units have made it the nation's top-selling luxury sedan.
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A couple of days old...but don't believe this is a repost. Looks like Acura may be close to the 200K unit mark for the calendar yr. My math works out to about 195K units. It will be real close...
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