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Old 06-26-2018, 11:19 AM
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Its difficult to predict. Every single component is getting older and probability of it failing is increasing. At some point I need to let it go, newer car has more safety features and electronics. For me 10-11yr is kind of the line I draw. Its a personal choice
Ahhh, I know how to translate that comment; "you really want a new car."
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Old 06-26-2018, 02:27 PM
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Ahhh, I know how to translate that comment; "you really want a new car."
For me its a 10 year thing...
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For me its a 10 year thing...
I used to buy new cars; fifteen new cars over a thirty-seven year span to be precise. Now however I've found buying old (but well maintained) cars to not only be far less expensive over the long run, but much more rewarding to drive. If my 2006 TL got totaled or stolen today, what would I replace it with? Probably another 2006-2008 TL with a 6MT. Why nothing new? Short of maybe a Cadillac ATS 2.0t 6MT or a 3-Series BMW, there really isn't anything else on the market as good as my TL.
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Old 06-27-2018, 12:20 AM
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For me its a 10 year thing...
I kept my 99 TL for 18 years. Around year 15 the new car itch got really strong, but as much as I love new cars, I love keeping my money even more.
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Old 07-06-2018, 09:27 AM
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I agree with schen72, love thinking about new cars, but then look at my bank account and realize that I do love having the ability to buy a car when I want. Plus now, my 2004 Saturn Vue is the fool around car when I don't care about door dings and such. It goes to the shopping centers and theme parks in Orlando. The RDX is the "special" car I use every once in a while. I drive 10K miles per year, and change the oil in each one every 12 to 14 months at this point. Synthetic of course. 2021 is my timeframe for a nicely used 2019 RDX I think. For around $28K is the plan.
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Old 07-06-2018, 09:40 PM
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I agree with schen72, love thinking about new cars, but then look at my bank account and realize that I do love having the ability to buy a car when I want. Plus now, my 2004 Saturn Vue is the fool around car when I don't care about door dings and such. It goes to the shopping centers and theme parks in Orlando. The RDX is the "special" car I use every once in a while. I drive 10K miles per year, and change the oil in each one every 12 to 14 months at this point. Synthetic of course. 2021 is my timeframe for a nicely used 2019 RDX I think. For around $28K is the plan.
In the latter years for my TL, it acted as my beater car. It's awesome being able to park with impunity and not worrying about dings. I'd wedge that car in anywhere I could fit it. Now, my current cars all look new even though two of them are actually quite old now.
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:18 AM
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Everyone justifies their decisions to make themselves feel good about it. People have different incomes and different priorities on how to spend their money. There is no right or wrong, maybe someone can afford new car and would enjoy it, good for them I say

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Old 07-11-2018, 05:10 PM
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Smile No, but, not as smooth

To me most all Acuras I've owned were great in their own right. But, I now have a '19 RDX A-Spec and this engine with the amazing 10 speed trans is very linear and smooth, and powerful. NO turbo lag. It's a beast off the line,
and when you need power it's always ready along with the trans, which can drop 4 gears if needed.

I was very unsure about getting one....but, I have to give Acura kudos for getting this combo right, or much better than Gen 1's. Don't want to offend anyone here....but, it's just the case. IF you haven't driven one...then you really
should, and then you'll know what I'm talking about. And, I've owned well over 30 new cars in 34 yrs. The turbo in line 6 cyl Toyota Supra I had was very smooth and no lag. And it had guts! Too bad they didn't put better head
gaskets on them.

And....no justifying here. Just the truth. IF I didn't like this '19 I'd write about what's wrong with it. There are a few "little issues" of design, etc, but, it's a different animal vs the Gen 2 RDX's I owned. Drove a new Gen 1 before the Gen 2's, but, did not buy it.

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Old 07-11-2018, 05:39 PM
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Obviously 2019 rdx is better than first gen. No one going to argue about it, but people still like their older cars that have no car payments
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:38 AM
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In a way I can't wait to drive a 2019 RDX once the enthusiasm slows down, and I have a couple of hours to kill. I still enjoy the 1G for all the reasons people have stated. Paid for, was a slow seller, so I do not see that many, I have modified it somewhat with lower springs, a different TMIC, and Hondata, plus the little plastic gasket thing. All put on by myself, so I feel like a mechanic. This site has helped immensely, though the 1G is becoming far and few between it seems. I hope everyone's 1G and 3G serves them well.
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Obviously 2019 rdx is better than first gen. No one going to argue about it, but people still like their older cars that have no car payments
+1. If money was not an issue, I'd buy a 2020 RDX, because I don't buy first year new models.
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:37 PM
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the 1G was obsolete as soon as the 2nd generation came out...that's how new products work.
not from a performance standpoint.
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Old 07-17-2018, 01:23 PM
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It's good to hear the 3rd Gen is apparently everything the hype says it is.
It damn sure ought to be, seeming as how Acura has had 13-14 years to figure it out.
I'm kind of at the point of not taking Acura seriously from the performance aspect until they come out with a twin turbo V-6 in the TLX & maybe MDX
They could have put more power in the 3G RDX 2.0 turbo, but they didn't......
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It's good to hear the 3rd Gen is apparently everything the hype says it is.
It damn sure ought to be, seeming as how Acura has had 13-14 years to figure it out.
I'm kind of at the point of not taking Acura seriously from the performance aspect until they come out with a twin turbo V-6 in the TLX & maybe MDX
They could have put more power in the 3G RDX 2.0 turbo, but they didn't......
But why? What they released is competitive at their price point. If they release a BMW M competitor and then had to charge $60k for it, how would that go over?
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not from a performance standpoint.
sorry, but in comparison, the 1G turbo was archaic even upon release. Terrible fuel economy and not so great performance numbers.

We now have a decidedly smaller engine putting out more power and uses less fuel, and your argument is the performance of the 1G is still up to par?
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sorry, but in comparison, the 1G turbo was archaic even upon release. Terrible fuel economy and not so great performance numbers.

We now have a decidedly smaller engine putting out more power and uses less fuel, and your argument is the performance of the 1G is still up to par?
the great fuel economy also comss from 10sp.
1G was designed in 2006, for that time it was a good design. I am happy that its reliable, if the fancy new design starts pooping out in 10yrs you wont care about good fuel economy.
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sorry, but in comparison, the 1G turbo was archaic even upon release. Terrible fuel economy and not so great performance numbers.

We now have a decidedly smaller engine putting out more power and uses less fuel, and your argument is the performance of the 1G is still up to par?
At the time, I think the 1G has comparable performance to other crossovers of the era. I think we all agree the 3G is better car with better electronics and better tech. This applies to pretty much every car from every manufacturer. I'm personally keeping my 1G because it still drives well and I'm not ready to plunk down the $$$ for a 3G. But if I was needing a crossover now, the 3G would definitely be at the top of my list. However, I suspect "first-year" issues will be there, especially in the new infotainment system. The new Civic also had similar "first-year" issues in that regard.
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Not that I speak for Wrench, but I think his comment regarding the 1G having better performance numbers compared to the 2G RDX, not 3G. Especially his modified 1G. There weren't many mods to do with the 2G V-6. Do not mean to start any arguments with my initial post, was just trying to state I think the 3G hits all the high points that the 1G had, plus all the modern features. Can't say the 3G is a nice CRV with a V-6 anymore. Drove my 2011 to work today with ELS on 10 with a DVD in. Sweeeeeeet sounds!
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1G wasn't for everyone and the sells show that. Those that stuck with the 1G really appreciated this sporty CUV and most of us long-term owners have a hard time letting her go (especially with the 2G RDX as the offering at the time). Since my 1G is a in-town commuter/errand vehicle, tech isn't as important compared to performance. I still might get 19-20 mpgs in the 3G RDX because I drive pretty hard (wear my 50K tires out in 35K usually). I have to see how the 3G RDX compares to my 1G RDX performance wise with my performance mods (Hondata, ETS intercooler, heatshield gasket, K/N air filter, Progress RSB, Eibach lowering springs, lighter aftermarket rims). I really like having around 290-300 lb/tq with my 1G RDX at 5000-7500 feet in NM. The 30-50 mph and 50-700 mph speeds are where I live mostly and like to see those real world performance number compared to just 0-60.
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50-700 mph speeds are where I live mostly.
Wow, those mods REALLY increased your top speed.

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Yes. But, IMO, the 3G is hideous.
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Yes. But, IMO, the 3G is hideous.
3G RDX? I think it looks great.
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I still have my 2008 which I bought new. Very few problems over 10 years. One big thing in its favour for me is it’s six inches shorter than the 3G, or X3 and others, which are still described as “compact” SUVs. Really handy for parking downtown and even in my smallish garage.
The new RDX is certainly on my radar as a replacement and I have test-driven it but I’m not in a big hurry for a first-year model.
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I still have my 2008 which I bought new. Very few problems over 10 years. One big thing in its favour for me is itís six inches shorter than the 3G, or X3 and others, which are still described as ďcompactĒ SUVs. Really handy for parking downtown and even in my smallish garage.
The new RDX is certainly on my radar as a replacement and I have test-driven it but Iím not in a big hurry for a first-year model.
same here, original owner of 2008 with 170k miles. It works, but I can see that shocks/suspension is no longer same as it was.... sure, I can replace all suspension components, but that will cost more than the car trade in price... I am planning to keep it one more year (if I can) to buy 2020 RDX. 2019 rdx has number of software bugs and small annoyances, they will fix them the following year I am sure.
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Strut replacements are not too difficult if you a decent set of hand tools. It'll take some time and elbow grease, but in terms of complexity it's not bad. If you have a day to spare, you can buy oem replacements for all 4 corners for under 500 bucks, and rent a spring compressor for free at most Autozones. You can also bridge the work / cost gap a bit by buying full spring+strut units and just dropping them in. I want to say full assemblies are about 75 bucks or so more per side for oem.
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