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06-07-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By hondamore

Hey andysinnh, I will take the side of the...

Hey andysinnh, I will take the side of the argument that you SHOULD change the oil.

I'm a retired old fart who doesn't drive a lot (less than 10000 miles in 4+ years), so I faced the same question...
04-18-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,370
Posted By hondamore

I checked the thread and the TSB for the battery...

I checked the thread and the TSB for the battery exchange program is TSB 12-012.
04-18-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,370
Posted By hondamore

Others can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe...

Others can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that the lithium ion hybrid battery and associated systems are covered by an 8 year warranty which should provide some peace of mind. Also, Acura...
03-02-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,253
Posted By hondamore

There is no doubt that Lexus make a fine...

There is no doubt that Lexus make a fine automobile, but when I compared the GS to the RLX, I found:
1. The RLX is roomier inside which was important to me because I sometimes have three passengers...
02-19-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By hondamore

It sounds like a trip to the dealer for a new...

It sounds like a trip to the dealer for a new battery is in order.

It is not an uncommon problem...the RLX's often sat on the lot waiting to be sold and normal parasitic loss drained the...
01-20-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,156
Posted By hondamore

As others have mentioned, the Krell sound system...

As others have mentioned, the Krell sound system in the RLX provides outstanding clarity of the notes and vocals and wonderful definition of the instruments. The bass is perfectly suited to the...
01-18-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 636
Posted By hondamore

I think there are a few problems with replacing...

I think there are a few problems with replacing the ELS amplifier in your RLX with a Krell model.

1. Buying the replacement Krell amplifier would likely be prohibitively expensive (as most...
01-15-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,103
Posted By hondamore

AP8ESQ, If time and money are not a factor, it...

AP8ESQ, If time and money are not a factor, it may be worth waiting to see what the next generation RLX/Legend has to offer. No, I have no idea when it we be released ( maybe within a couple of...
12-24-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By hondamore

Congratulations...she's a beauty. I'll echo...

Congratulations...she's a beauty.

I'll echo the comments of others admiring the interior leather.

Enjoy!!
12-18-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,795
Posted By hondamore

The can ask $71K, but an offer of $58K and they...

The can ask $71K, but an offer of $58K and they throw in a bunch of accessories would likely result in a quick handshake and a deal. Tis the season for getting great deals on cars...the salespeople...
12-12-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,795
Posted By hondamore

Limelight, worst case scenario, you could buy the...

Limelight, worst case scenario, you could buy the RC-F and keep the RLX as your winter car. For what they would give you in trade, you could keep it as the perfect winter car.

P.S. If you...
12-12-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,795
Posted By hondamore

Limelight, your wife sounds like a very...

Limelight, your wife sounds like a very intelligent and sensible woman.

Allow me to make some points on her behalf...There are a few things that you'll miss about your Sport Hybrid RLX if you...
11-16-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,101
Posted By hondamore

I looked at the Conti DSW's a while ago and the...

I looked at the Conti DSW's a while ago and the primary knock on them in the reviews that I read was that the snow traction decreased substantially with a year or two of wear. Otherwise, everyone...
11-09-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,032
Posted By hondamore

Welcome aboard wmaldridge. If you do some...

Welcome aboard wmaldridge.

If you do some searching on previous threads, there are a few dedicated to discussing the mileage of the Sport Hybrid RLX. That said, some have seen lifetime averages in...
11-06-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,101
Posted By hondamore

I'm going to agree with R. White and condemn the...

I'm going to agree with R. White and condemn the trend towards lower profile tires.

What gives me pause for thought is the fact that tire and auto manufacturers are making a fortune selling...
10-01-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,213
Posted By hondamore

I remember a few years ago my friend was showing...

I remember a few years ago my friend was showing me his Lexus LS and it had a factory dash camera that recorded out the front and back at all times while the car was running (just like the dash cams...
09-30-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,795
Posted By hondamore

Limelight, The numbers that I quoted are for the...

Limelight, The numbers that I quoted are for the US market only. I've been looking for the same Canadian Sport Hybrid data and can't find it. I have a recollection of reading that roughly 50...
09-30-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,795
Posted By hondamore

With fewer than 15000 RLX's sold in the USA since...

With fewer than 15000 RLX's sold in the USA since it's inception, RLX owners certainly enjoy a high degree of exclusivity. The Sport Hybrid version boasts less than 2000 ever made, so it has...
08-23-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By hondamore

The repair should be covered by the powertrain...

The repair should be covered by the powertrain warranty. If there is some loophole which causes it to NOT be covered, I'd still make a call to Acura corporate headquarters customer service and see...
08-17-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,064
Posted By hondamore

Don't forget that 3 and a half years into...

Don't forget that 3 and a half years into ownership of my RLX, I have only driven 13600 Km (less than 8500 miles). My car doesn't really get very dirty sitting in the garage. Now, I have to go and...
08-17-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,064
Posted By hondamore

Forgive me all for I have sinned...I confess that...

Forgive me all for I have sinned...I confess that I am one of those lazy guys who runs his car through the touchless car wash once a week to rinse off the crud and then takes it into the detailing...
08-04-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,380
Posted By hondamore

Despite pretty much universal praise for the MDX...

Despite pretty much universal praise for the MDX Sport Hybrid up here in Canada, they just aren't selling. The price differential to a comparably equipped non-hybrid MDX up here is more than $4000...
08-03-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,380
Posted By hondamore

My wife and I joined the list of TWO Sport Hybrid...

My wife and I joined the list of TWO Sport Hybrid families today when we bought a 2018 MDX Sport Hybrid to join my 2014 RLX Sport Hybrid. I drove home from the dealership and based on this VERY...
07-28-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By hondamore

No dummy award needed, RLX-Sport Hybrid. You...

No dummy award needed, RLX-Sport Hybrid. You heard a sound that was unusual, you had no reason to believe it was anything but a possible mechanical issue, you discovered the cause, you saved yourself...
07-21-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,648
Posted By hondamore

I think the unexpectedly long life of the 4G RL...

I think the unexpectedly long life of the 4G RL was due to Honda/Acura needing more time to perfect the new Sport Hybrid system. They finally gave up waiting and rushed to release the PAWS version...
06-28-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,067
Posted By hondamore

The Crosstour was born from the same design...

The Crosstour was born from the same design direction as the ZDX - a direction which seemed to prioritize style over function which was a major detour from the norm for Honda. The engineers took a...
06-23-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,067
Posted By hondamore

Mercedes is a global brand and a VERY prominent...

Mercedes is a global brand and a VERY prominent brand in Europe which allows them to manufacture and market products like the 300 series wagon primarily for the European market and then bring a few...
05-29-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,442
Posted By hondamore

Slightly off topic, but possibly relevant... ...

Slightly off topic, but possibly relevant...

My wife's 07 MDX has adaptive dampers and we have had problems with them requiring replacement (one Acura tech suggested that the technology just...
05-21-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,874
Posted By hondamore

One possibility for you to consider KeithL is to...

One possibility for you to consider KeithL is to lease the 2018 RLX Sport Hybrid for three years and then pick up a 2021 model year of the new FMC RLX/Legend which would likely be the second year of...
05-04-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By hondamore

I've also experienced the rear end of my RLX...

I've also experienced the rear end of my RLX "swinging around" when making a 90 degree turn on ice, but I will repeat a comment I made in an earlier thread that I don't consider it fishtailing...
04-17-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By hondamore

I wonder... if you asked them, if they would have...

I wonder... if you asked them, if they would have to divulge who is paying for/using the information they gather? Alternatively, you could call customer service at Acura and ask if they are using...
04-10-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,212
Posted By hondamore

Here's the link to the LED bulb thread: ...

Here's the link to the LED bulb thread:

https://acurazine.com/forums/third-generation-rlx-2013-412/led-bulb-replacements-935280/

Looking at the amazon link again, the replacement is a bit...
04-10-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,212
Posted By hondamore

It looks like the projector bulbs simply replace...

It looks like the projector bulbs simply replace the puddle lights. There is a thread about changing the puddle lights to LED bulbs complete with pictures and the process would be the same. My...
03-20-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,274
Posted By hondamore

The system could just be driven by the pressure...

The system could just be driven by the pressure of the exhaust system which opens the flapper to the larger pipe when higher revs are reached. This would likely help keep the exhaust note very quiet...
03-17-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,160
Posted By hondamore

As George said, the study was intended to prove...

As George said, the study was intended to prove the necessity/wisdom of the legislation. If the only tangible result of the legislation was a bunch of insurance companies saving money on a couple of...
02-08-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,809
Posted By hondamore

I also have my winter set of tires mounted on 18...

I also have my winter set of tires mounted on 18 inch rims - no shortage of HUGE potholes around here.
02-04-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 132,488
Posted By hondamore

My hope is that the RLX will soldier on as the...

My hope is that the RLX will soldier on as the technology showcase/test bed/flagship sedan of Acura. If the trend towards less fossil fuel use intensifies, then I could see Acura making the rumored...
01-27-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,944
Posted By hondamore

As hybrids become more and more common, the cost...

As hybrids become more and more common, the cost of battery replacement continues to fall as many manufacturers offer "refurbished" batteries for their hybrids at a cost that is not a lot more...
01-26-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,944
Posted By hondamore

My 10 year ownership comments were primarily...

My 10 year ownership comments were primarily directed in response to comments regarding the RLX's depreciation rate and a solution to the "problem". For those who don't mind paying extra to scratch...
01-23-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,944
Posted By hondamore

Someone buying a new $65000 car likely cares very...

Someone buying a new $65000 car likely cares very little about the mileage number, however, someone buying an 8-10 year old used Sport Hybrid for $10000 might me more impressed by the mileage numbers...
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