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Old 06-08-2017, 01:08 AM
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This is the 2nd time you're making a normal discussion thread personal.
Was thinking the exact same thing.
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Stay on topic and keep the personal stuff out, please.

We'd like more pics, please!

I'm currently in Colorado Springs and was hoping to see an A-Spec, but the local dealer has no stock. I'll have to wait until next week when I'm back in Cleveland to look. My favored local dealer in Cleveland has a red A-Spec in stock. I'm a bit disappointed in my RLX right now, but a good deal on an A-Spec could keep me in the Acura fold. We'll see.
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dafuq? i have nothing but positive words for the Aspec TLX in the looks department...
Looks great! i love the red one!
it def. looks a little bit more like the concept that we were sold on, 3 or 4 years ago
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Originally Posted by TacoBello View Post
This is the 2nd time you're making a normal discussion thread personal.
ooooo looks like I touched a nerve. It was a joke. Why so serious?
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Yeah I like the looks also. I thought the spy shots looked like shit, but in the flesh, the car looks so much better.

I'm not thrilled with the performance of the car, but I feel acura set themselves up for success on the 2G TLX now.
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Old 06-08-2017, 10:01 AM
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Finally, pics....

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Am I correct in assuming the extra dollars acura charges for the "sh-awd" badge is just for the blacked out one, and not the silver one?
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Also... I see red exterior and red interior... that combo isn't available in canada. I think we only get the red interior on the white or dark grey versions
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saw one in person on Tuesday...
honestly, I think I like the body kit add on that previous TLX has...plus, the aspec is missing things the advance gets.
Interior is super nice though, I'll give it that.

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I passed on the first V6 A-Spec Elite that arrived at my dealership a couple of weeks ago because it was a red one (my heart was set on the blue). But the more I see the red, the better it looks. Congratulations to those who opted for the red. My blue A-Spec Elite won't likely turn up until September, apparently.
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there's no way the red would have made you happy...you're paying 40K...you better LOVE that color.
Blue will be worth the wait...anticipation is half the fun and satisfaction.

What blue is it? Not same as NSX, obviously, right?
Plus, for resale a lot of people also don't want red.
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Nice! That is one shiny red car! Looking forward to your driving impressions after you've had some more time in the drivers seat.
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like napping in it?
maybe eating a big mac?!?!?!

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Originally Posted by rockstar143 View Post
there's no way the red would have made you happy...you're paying 40K...you better LOVE that color.
Blue will be worth the wait...anticipation is half the fun and satisfaction.

What blue is it? Not same as NSX, obviously, right?
Plus, for resale a lot of people also don't want red.
It's called Still Night Blue, I believe. Not identical to the blue on the new NSX, but very nice in its own way. Has a pearlescent finish that really pops in sunlight. Not that we get much sun in Vancouver.
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Originally Posted by SebringSilver View Post
I passed on the first V6 A-Spec Elite that arrived at my dealership a couple of weeks ago because it was a red one (my heart was set on the blue). But the more I see the red, the better it looks. Congratulations to those who opted for the red. My blue A-Spec Elite won't likely turn up until September, apparently.
3 months? Why so long?
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Old 06-08-2017, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by rockstar143 View Post
there's no way the red would have made you happy...you're paying 40K...you better LOVE that color.
Blue will be worth the wait...anticipation is half the fun and satisfaction.

What blue is it? Not same as NSX, obviously, right?
Plus, for resale a lot of people also don't want red.
Red is more likely to get a speeding ticket too! I think the red looks great but you have to be all-in before signing the dotted line for sure.
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While I was finishing the paperwork, 3 people wanted to take mine out for a test drive at the dealership while it was sitting in front waiting for me to drive it away.

Sales Manager said that the first two TLX ASPECs they sold were red.

Not scientific, but I think more people like the red (including me) than you think.
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Originally Posted by Speed_Racer View Post
3 months? Why so long?
I'm asking the very same question myself. But that's what the GM at the dealership is telling me. I've called other dealerships to see if they're telling a different story but nobody has a blue A-Spec anywhere in western Canada it seems.
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Well, I guess I didn't mean NOBODY wants red, as yours is nice.
I think I meant that people either LOVE or HATE red...they usually won't settle on red like they would on a silver or grey or something else that wasn't their first choice.

Who knows...

supposedly the red thing is a fallacy with tickets...but it does pop out in a sea of bland colors. Then again, a yellow S2000 kinda does the same thing
and yeah, YELLOW...talk about taking a crap shoot on resale!
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I'd take the red over the blue any day
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Originally Posted by graphicguy View Post
While I was finishing the paperwork, 3 people wanted to take mine out for a test drive at the dealership while it was sitting in front waiting for me to drive it away.

Sales Manager said that the first two TLX ASPECs they sold were red.

Not scientific, but I think more people like the red (including me) than you think.
My dealership had 3 red ones (2 Techs and 1 Elite), plus the usual white and black ones, all A-Spec. Seems like the car is impressing people enough that they might even go for a colour they normally wouldn't. It's just a theory, which is probably wrong. Red does look great.
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I'm asking the very same question myself. But that's what the GM at the dealership is telling me. I've called other dealerships to see if they're telling a different story but nobody has a blue A-Spec anywhere in western Canada it seems.
I wonder if production is limited to Canada or something? They should know that the release of a new model will generate a spike in interest as we've seen already. 3 months is a long time to make someone wait for a color they want. These aren't custom made or anything.
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Originally Posted by Speed_Racer View Post
I wonder if production is limited to Canada or something? They should know that the release of a new model will generate a spike in interest as we've seen already. 3 months is a long time to make someone wait for a color they want. These aren't custom made or anything.
I too would love to hear any Canadian members chime in if they've come across a blue A-Spec Elite at their dealership.
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I hate dealerships like that. Why do they have to bullshit? They'll come begging for TLX sales after the hype dies down.
Yeah that didn't sound right. I certainly got that vibe. I gave them my price, they rejected it. I told them I was patient.
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took one of ours for a drive on Monday. what really got me smiling was the exhaust notes and the throttle response from the ZF. not sure exactly what they did to the software to fix the response issue but its so much better now.
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Im working on my owners review. I keep finding little different things every day that it does dif then my 15 lol.
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took one of ours for a drive on Monday. what really got me smiling was the exhaust notes and the throttle response from the ZF. not sure exactly what they did to the software to fix the response issue but its so much better now.
Now if they could only apply this "fix" to pre mmc tlx's...
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Well, I guess I didn't mean NOBODY wants red, as yours is nice.
I think I meant that people either LOVE or HATE red...they usually won't settle on red like they would on a silver or grey or something else that wasn't their first choice.

Who knows...

supposedly the red thing is a fallacy with tickets...but it does pop out in a sea of bland colors. Then again, a yellow S2000 kinda does the same thing
and yeah, YELLOW...talk about taking a crap shoot on resale!
I understand what you're saying. Personally, I don't think ANY of the A-Specs are going to be demure in the eyes of the the local police. In any color it comes in, it's "noticeable".
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Looks good and I like the grill, feel like it's entering warp speed.
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Have spent a few days driving the TLX ASpec. Someone asked about more observations.

Said it before, this certainly isn't like any other TL I've driven before. I was reminded of my favorite TL up until this point...an '05. That one, as nice as it was, had torque steer galore. Not the worst I've experienced, but you were always mindful of it. TLX has NONE of that. It handles very neutral. Steering is nicely weighted (Sport and Sport+). LOVE the steering wheel. It feels good in your hands and has all the controls you need fall right were you need them to.

Acceleration......not an S4 or a 340i, but certainly robust. Love the sounds the engine makes. Transmission shifts up and down when you want it to. It's quick and smooth, with no hunting around. Can't ask for more than that. Throttle response is excellent and predictable.

Brakes are predictable, strong and linear.

Suspension is firm yet supple. SH AWD gives confidence to take any corner at any speed.

The seats are some of the most comfortable I've ever experienced. Leather (red) is soft and supple...feels expensive.

Car Play is quick and very easy to use. Love the center knob to use it. Very well thought out.

Red light piping throughout is a cool touch.

ELS is still the best OEM stereo on the market.

LED head lights, fog lights and rear light pipes (smoked) are very good, functional and just plain cool.

Paint, materials (fee expensive and operate with a quality feel), and build are the best I've seen.

Demerits....

-yeah...the nav graphics could use an update. The Garmin interface the Accord has would have been nice. But, not a deal breaker. NAV does what it's supposed to do and does it reliably
-still getting used to the "button" transmission. What was wrong with the old gear lever?
-while the dash is soft touch, there is a large swath of it on the passenger side. Maybe add a little "pizzaz" over there?

I'm nit picking now, but I don't know if I could come up with much more.

For the record, I've owned an S4 (previous gen), a 335i, 2 previous Acuras ('05 and '10 TLs), Cadillac CTS (GM lost in arbitration and had to pay me to come get their car back).

$45K MSRP (not what I paid) for this car....you could spend a whole lot more money and do a whole lot worse with your selection.
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I understand what you're saying. Personally, I don't think ANY of the A-Specs are going to be demure in the eyes of the the local police. In any color it comes in, it's "noticeable".
in my experience, coppers only go after you when you're breaking the law.
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I really like the white versions. I think the white with those shark grey rims and black diffusers look really sharp
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Looks good and I like the grill, feel like it's entering warp speed.
"I like the Grill" - finally said someone as they talk about an Acura
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in my experience, coppers only go after you when you're breaking the law.

Not necessarily, only need reasonable suspicion to check someone out.

I love the looks of the new TLX A Spec, looks beautiful. Same engine I have in my 08 TL Type S. I can't afford it now, so I keep my 08 TL - S 6 speed. There are no 6 speed manuals anymore in the new TLX's?
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Thanks, graphicguy. In short, you are saying, "come on in, the water's fine". Hopefully, there are no sharks lurking in there.
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