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Forum: Car Talk
04-28-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,981
Posted By CGTSX2004

Congrats! That is going to be an awesome daily...

Congrats! That is going to be an awesome daily driver.
04-20-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,912
Posted By CGTSX2004

A few shots of the TLX-GT from this weekend's...

A few shots of the TLX-GT from this weekend's Pirelli World Challenge Race following the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

To read see more photos from the Grand Prix weekend, click here....
Forum: Car Talk
04-17-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,925
Views: 174,410
Posted By CGTSX2004

Heal up soon! It sucks to go down, but it sounds...

Heal up soon! It sucks to go down, but it sounds like this one was relatively mild in the grand scheme of things.
04-14-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,118
Posted By CGTSX2004

The issue is less that Acura cannot convince...

The issue is less that Acura cannot convince people, it is that Acura cannot convince the mainstream media. The "sheeple" just regurgitate what they read in the car rags and newspaper reviews instead...
04-14-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,118
Posted By CGTSX2004

Feedback like this is much appreciated. The next...

Feedback like this is much appreciated. The next time I get access to the car for an extended period of time, I will try to record some videos as a walk through of the settings and what can be...
04-13-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,118
Posted By CGTSX2004

Another look at our long-term RLX after 1 year in...

Another look at our long-term RLX after 1 year in service. (http://www.eastwestbrothersgarage.com/2015/03/long-term-test-2014-acura-rlx-tech-post.html) In this update, we focus on the much maligned...
12-19-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,846
Posted By CGTSX2004

Depends on what you are looking for in your next...

Depends on what you are looking for in your next car. The TLX will be quieter and softer, offering a more luxury experience. The TSX is going to be more fun and more of a driver's car.

If you are...
11-13-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,527
Posted By CGTSX2004

All I will say is that I think most people will...

All I will say is that I think most people will be shocked by what I ended up with... :tomato:
11-12-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,527
Posted By CGTSX2004

A different view on the TSX from my brother, who...

A different view on the TSX from my brother, who currently uses his S2000 as his daily driver.

East-West Brothers Garage: Long Term Test: 2012 Acura TSX Special Edition post #4...
Forum: Car Talk
11-06-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,981
Posted By CGTSX2004

Having driven both the BMW 6GC and the Panamera...

Having driven both the BMW 6GC and the Panamera within a couple days of each other, I would take the GC over the Panamera if enjoying the drive is important to you. The 6GC shrinks around you when...
11-05-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,831
Posted By CGTSX2004

I agree that not every buyer is looking for a...

I agree that not every buyer is looking for a full-on sport sedan. But it is also not necessary to bake that into every version of the car, just at least one version. The IS250 may not be much of a...
11-05-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,831
Posted By CGTSX2004

I don't disagree that marketing is marketing....

I don't disagree that marketing is marketing. However, with BMW and Mercedes, at least you can walk into a dealer and see an M3/M5/i8 or S-class, respectively, sitting in the same showroom and make...
11-05-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,831
Posted By CGTSX2004

I certainly don't disagree with you that their...

I certainly don't disagree with you that their focus went to NVH, and quite frankly, that's not a bad thing as both the TSX and TL needed some NVH improvements. But the rather stark loss in...
11-04-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,831
Posted By CGTSX2004

I don't think it is unfair to compare the TLX to...

I don't think it is unfair to compare the TLX to a manual transmission TL SH-AWD. If Acura is no longer going to offer MT versions of their cars, then they need to make sure that the successor is...
Forum: Car Talk
10-29-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,981
Posted By CGTSX2004

I am a big fan of the 6GC. I tested one a while...

I am a big fan of the 6GC. I tested one a while back and it was a great compromise between style and practicality. If you have your choice of color, the white looks fantastic on this car.
...
10-22-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,851
Posted By CGTSX2004

I believe it has to do with the position of the...

I believe it has to do with the position of the FCW sensor. My understanding from both time behind the wheel and also talking with some folks about it is that the position of the FCW sensor is set up...
10-13-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,748
Posted By CGTSX2004

The issue with stop and go is a combination of...

The issue with stop and go is a combination of factors.

Even in a manual transmission car, the fueling had some problems when going from a totally no throttle situation to adding almost any...
10-08-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,454
Posted By CGTSX2004

Usually, you can request an extension on your...

Usually, you can request an extension on your lease and negotiating the final buyout, if you are intending on purchasing the car, is not uncommon, especially if retail value is below your buyout.
09-29-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,893
Posted By CGTSX2004

An update on our long-term MDX...

An update on our long-term MDX (http://www.eastwestbrothersgarage.com/2014/09/long-term-test-2014-acura-mdx-fwd-tech.html). Impressions from behind the wheel can be quite different from impressions...
09-08-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,559
Posted By CGTSX2004

On the day we went, they had just sold their last...

On the day we went, they had just sold their last V6 that was on the lot and the only remaining one was in the showroom. I did not have time that day to wait an extra half hour while they located all...
08-29-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,559
Posted By CGTSX2004

Long-time Acura owners test the TLX 2.4 DCT

My family has had over two-decades of history owning Acura cars and both my brother and I have spent much of our driving careers in various Hondas and Acuras. I have personally owned five Acura cars...
08-20-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 10,806
Posted By CGTSX2004

I've driven the 3-series, A4, and IS fairly...

I've driven the 3-series, A4, and IS fairly recently. I am not impressed with them for the prices that the respective manufacturers are asking. Volvo, on the other hand, I am actually quite pleased...
08-20-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 10,806
Posted By CGTSX2004

I'm expecting to go and test drive the TLX this...

I'm expecting to go and test drive the TLX this weekend to see if time behind the wheel can convince me to stay with the brand.

Otherwise, there is a Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E with my name on it...
07-30-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,783
Posted By CGTSX2004

Fair enough, but keep in mind that this is coming...

Fair enough, but keep in mind that this is coming from the perspective of someone whose family has owned Acura cars since 1992. We have owned 14 Acuras between us in that time, 5 of which have been...
07-29-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,783
Posted By CGTSX2004

Because portraying a product with this image and...

Because portraying a product with this image and creating an expectation, but failing to deliver on it does damage to the brand's image rather than helps. Heck, even BMW backed away from using the...
07-29-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,783
Posted By CGTSX2004

If they are not going after the enthusiast, then...

If they are not going after the enthusiast, then why all the marketing around athletes and thrill? Why try to conjure up all of the images of sportiness and athleticism if you are not going to try to...
07-25-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 330,352
Posted By CGTSX2004

It's the angle. For comparison's sake, I...

It's the angle.

For comparison's sake, I offer the following:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-901D67c7r4w/U1NPNsy06zI/AAAAAAAAEwE/vl-lm8nye7M/s912/IMG_2417.JPG

The differing angles offers...
07-23-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 330,352
Posted By CGTSX2004

Sadly, you are probably significantly more...

Sadly, you are probably significantly more open-minded than the average car buyer. Most people start with the brand and many never get beyond that. Those of us who buy cars based on rational...
07-20-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,580
Posted By CGTSX2004

The RLX P-AWS makes a surprising difference in...

The RLX P-AWS makes a surprising difference in handling on a FWD platform. Push the car harder through a corner and you will start to notice that the understeer lessens as the car reaches the apex...
07-18-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 330,352
Posted By CGTSX2004

Honestly, having seen the car in person, it...

Honestly, having seen the car in person, it really needs about a half-inch drop to give it the appearance of a proper sport sedan.

It is entirely a matter of aesthetics, and can be achieved...
07-17-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 31,634
Posted By CGTSX2004

I was told by an Acura PR rep at the NYAIS that...

I was told by an Acura PR rep at the NYAIS that the I4 would have one standard wheel selection and the V6 would get a different one. The only optional wheels are the dual-color accessory wheels that...
07-16-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,265
Posted By CGTSX2004

Got a chance to spend a little time behind the...

Got a chance to spend a little time behind the wheel of the Ghibli and thought I would share some of my thoughts.
...
07-11-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,118
Posted By CGTSX2004

An update on our long-term RLX. 6-months and...

An update on our long-term RLX. 6-months and about 3,400 miles later...

http://www.eastwestbrothersgarage.com/2014/07/long-term-test-2014-acura-rlx-tech-post.html
07-09-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12,053
Views: 682,178
Posted By CGTSX2004

I don't think it is the fact that they are 17's...

I don't think it is the fact that they are 17's that bothers him so much as it is THOSE 17's.

They are hideous.
06-05-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 21,572
Posted By CGTSX2004

:nod: Perhaps a focus on "restraint" instead...

:nod:

Perhaps a focus on "restraint" instead of "value" would do well in the current air of austerity. "Elegance" instead of "extravagance."
06-05-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 21,572
Posted By CGTSX2004

It have been the most powerful Acura ever, but it...

It have been the most powerful Acura ever, but it was already down on power compared to the competition. That's why people scoffed.

And all the engineering in the world might make for a fantastic...
05-28-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,605
Posted By CGTSX2004

My father, who is on his 4th MDX, has said that...

My father, who is on his 4th MDX, has said that this one will be his last. I think I am going to try to convince him to go for one of these if he is serious:
...
05-11-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,470
Posted By CGTSX2004

TLX is on the same wheelbase as the TL. Pretty...

TLX is on the same wheelbase as the TL. Pretty safe to say that the dimensions will be pretty close to the TL.

For the record, the S60 is within spitting distance of the TSX in terms of interior...
Forum: Car Talk
05-10-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,925
Views: 174,410
Posted By CGTSX2004

:thumbsup: I use the suction mount and...

:thumbsup:

I use the suction mount and usually mount it to a flat part of my bike's fairing.

You can see how that turns out in the videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/EastWestBrosGarage...
05-09-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,068
Posted By CGTSX2004

So here is the second wagon that I tested: ...

So here is the second wagon that I tested:

http://www.eastwestbrothersgarage.com/2014/05/test-drive-2015-volvo-v60-t5-drive-e.html

It is a noticeable bit smaller than the TSX wagon in overall...
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