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07-15-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By someguy11

Good review. Thanks for sharing. I've started to...

Good review. Thanks for sharing. I've started to notice these Caddies around town They are no doubt gorgeous - I mean honestly, exterior styling wise, up there with the Euros, Infiniti, Lexus and...
07-10-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,783
Posted By someguy11

After reading this thread, I experimented myself...

After reading this thread, I experimented myself and can confirm plausibility. Can't guarantee it's not placebo effect, but jaunted through town for two days with TC off and did perceive better...
07-09-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,023
Posted By someguy11

Have you ever owned (or driven for longer than a...

Have you ever owned (or driven for longer than a week) an A6, A8, 5, 7, E or S? What about a 911, RS7, R8, M5 or AMG?
I already know your answer is no, because you wouldn't be confused if your...
07-08-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 81,319
Posted By someguy11

Great point. I've thought this to myself too....

Great point. I've thought this to myself too. Technology is changing too fast and Americans have too short an attention span for the traditional release. Accord is a good example of keeping it fresh....
07-08-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,643
Posted By someguy11

#1 Reason for Loving this Car...

Finally clean enough and nice outside to take some pics!
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/acurazine.com-vbulletin/785x433/qf_4dd0bc708bfe2b4721e25dd3b645321a1d3a0907.jpg
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07-03-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 892
Posted By someguy11

Bill, I could basically retype what h_dawg said...

Bill, I could basically retype what h_dawg said as my story. It's probably the battery. My case happened to be a V6 AWD with the AGM battery, which appears to do some funky things as it's dying.
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07-02-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,023
Posted By someguy11

I hear ya. I think you're trying to convince the...

I hear ya. I think you're trying to convince the world that spending more on the Audi doesn't get you a better car. That flies in the face of pretty much common knowledge, general consensus (from...
06-07-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,408
Posted By someguy11

Call me naÔve, but deep down, I hope Acura is...

Call me naÔve, but deep down, I hope Acura is still "working on" these TLXs. I feel like this should be a really simple fix: reprogram the ECU with new throttle mapping or the TCM with new shift...
06-01-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 136,057
Posted By someguy11

I donít understand why the TLX infotainment is so...

I donít understand why the TLX infotainment is so universally criticized. I guess I lack exposure to others systems to compare. It sometimes changes menus or responds to input really slowly, which is...
05-22-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,155
Posted By someguy11

know610 (and anyone else following this...

know610 (and anyone else following this discussion and considering disabling their VCM): here are two outstanding resources on the VCM system and VCMuzzler FAQs. This back-and-forth above makes me...
05-21-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,155
Posted By someguy11

So that's a good question. The consensus is that...

So that's a good question. The consensus is that you won't need to. I don't - and I've never been questioned about mine. That is consistent with what you will find elsewhere (Piloteers, Odyclub and...
05-20-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,155
Posted By someguy11

Both of those are fine. VCMuzzler is the original...

Both of those are fine. VCMuzzler is the original tool. He was the guy who figured out the sensor that controls VCM and how inserting resistance will disable it. VCMTuner is a literal copycat....
05-17-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 136,057
Posted By someguy11

We're not whining. But since you threw gas on the...

We're not whining. But since you threw gas on the fire, the longer I drive this car, the more crazy behavior I experience. Throttle response: as in pushing the pedal down when turning into traffic,...
05-11-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,763
Posted By someguy11

Haha. Ditto all this. Plus you better do a lot of...

Haha. Ditto all this. Plus you better do a lot of research before trading in your perfectly good PAWS for a SHAWD considering:
-you live in Florida and will never drive in snow
-the marginal gain...
05-04-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 81,319
Posted By someguy11

Thanks FLYGUY. To put this in perspective,...

Thanks FLYGUY.

To put this in perspective, Google says there are about 250 Acura dealers in the US. If I did the math right, initial 2015 TLX sales were clipping at around 15 per month per dealer...
04-28-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 136,057
Posted By someguy11

Christopher: I could have quoted your whole...

Christopher: I could have quoted your whole entire post and agreed with it. I regularly observe and experience what you describe. My hesitations, delays, “rubber bandy” CVT-like clutch/torque...
04-24-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,179
Posted By someguy11

I havenít had any battery, starting or electrical...

I havenít had any battery, starting or electrical issues since replacing my AGM a couple months ago. I wish I could help you find whatever phantom draw you have thatís draining your battery. But your...
04-16-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,461
Posted By someguy11

I couldn’t have agreed more with your previous...

I couldn’t have agreed more with your previous post. In fact, I was tempted to expound on it and say Acura missed an opportunity to do something - practically anything - to make this special besides...
04-12-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,763
Posted By someguy11

To the OPs question, yes, that salesman is a noob...

To the OPs question, yes, that salesman is a noob and either ignorant or lying. A ton of good explanations and opinions from forum users about the differences and reasons to choose one over the...
04-04-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,634
Posted By someguy11

It not clear to me what the consumer benefit is (...

It not clear to me what the consumer benefit is ( are) to the push button shift, but I didn't like it. I am used to it too and like it too, except with the pushbutton, Y turns are painfully difficult...
04-02-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 21,785
Posted By someguy11

Interesting how polarizing this topic is as I...

Interesting how polarizing this topic is as I read through the thread. My tl;dr response is that I typically choose midgrade when it's available. Where it's not, I typically lean toward premium. But...
04-01-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,408
Posted By someguy11

Battery connections are a great thought...

Battery connections are a great thought justnspace. OP: Is the car actually losing power? Or is it more like the ZF9 upshifts when turning (especially right) way too early resulting in engine lugging...
03-30-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By someguy11

I agree, but you make it sound like owners can...

I agree, but you make it sound like owners can walk into a dealer and ask for a new transmission. The process to get a replacement is a rigmarole. Many owners right here on this forum have begged...
03-29-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,540
Posted By someguy11

This thread is about you, not me, but thanks...

This thread is about you, not me, but thanks Beached. I love hearing that (like any owner probably). Yeah, stock TLX aero kit, body side molding and chrome door trim. I bought it used, so I didn't...
03-28-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,540
Posted By someguy11

Full disclosure: profile pic isn't my car....

Full disclosure: profile pic isn't my car. :tomato: It was the closest resemblance of mine I could find before I took this pic last fall. I'm not tinted.
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03-27-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,540
Posted By someguy11

Like dezymond said, both OEM tires were almost...

Like dezymond said, both OEM tires were almost universally panned as hot garbage according to forum users (including me) and magazines. Lots of feedback available on forum regarding good replacements...
03-26-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,681
Posted By someguy11

Congrats. What a gorgeous new ride! The TSX was a...

Congrats. What a gorgeous new ride! The TSX was a nice little car, but this A4 will be like driving a space shuttle in comparison. Solid, comfortable and loaded with technology.
03-26-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,841
Posted By someguy11

I've shared my experience elsewhere (which is the...

I've shared my experience elsewhere (which is the same as yours) and I agree reddogTL. My TLX has had more issues than every other Honda, Subaru and Toyota I've owned combined. I hope I'm out of the...
03-25-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,540
Posted By someguy11

Nice write up. Welcome to the forum. I've never...

Nice write up. Welcome to the forum. I've never driven a Bimmer to compare to the TLX, but I think you hit a lot of nails on the head regarding the TLX after driving mine and several loaners over the...
03-12-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,206
Posted By someguy11

To me, this is complicated and covered ad nauseam...

To me, this is complicated and covered ad nauseam elsewhere if you want to research. The simple answer is the 2.4L I4 with 8DCT is a solid package with few issues (some transmission TSBs, but...
03-11-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,143
Posted By someguy11

^I don't think he was postulating that Acura is...

^I don't think he was postulating that Acura is considering adopting their legacy naming convention. On the contrary, I think the whimsical begging and pleading suggests he thinks they aren't but...
03-08-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,034
Posted By someguy11

I would ask the closest dealer. You can't be the...

I would ask the closest dealer. You can't be the first to ask and you won't be the last. I'm sure you're doing this for the look, not the function, because I'm sure you know the fogs contribute...
03-07-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 136,057
Posted By someguy11

If you believe past behavior is indeed the best...

If you believe past behavior is indeed the best predictor of future behavior, 2020 would be a TLX redesign year. Honda/Acura almost religiously redesigns their sedans every fifth year. Data from...
03-06-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 46,274
Posted By someguy11

I think I just found my answer. Thank you #172CR...

I think I just found my answer. Thank you #172CR for the detailed post here (https://acurazine.com/forums/5g-tlx-problems-fixes-420/2015-tlx-awd-vibration-escalating-930607/page6/#post15775720). I...
03-06-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 81,319
Posted By someguy11

Many good points here and your prior post too. I...

Many good points here and your prior post too. I think Acura can be a great bang for the buck alternative to the more pricey/plush premium sedans with a single TLX. An affordable base package, then...
03-06-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,073
Posted By someguy11

See post here...

See post here (https://acurazine.com/forums/fifth-generation-tlx-2015-415/acura-vs-lexus-reliability-976976/#post16378689). I had the same problem described in this thread fixed by my dealer under...
03-05-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 81,319
Posted By someguy11

Nailed this. A flagship sedan without AWD or a V8...

Nailed this. A flagship sedan without AWD or a V8 is practically DOA in the premium market of A8, S class, 7 series or LS.


I agree, but I think this is easier said than done. There was another...
02-22-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,225
Posted By someguy11

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/acurazine.com-vbullet...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/acurazine.com-vbulletin/640x1076/d39d00ba_32ae_417a_98e3_ba2effaf39d4_7926d492553d55af901eb53ae6bec29f50af354f.jpeg
I’ll just leave this right here. Saw it on my feed a...
02-22-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,172
Posted By someguy11

My OEM AGM lasted just shy of 4 years before a...

My OEM AGM lasted just shy of 4 years before a couple stalls this winter convinced me to replace (despite my dealer load testing and saying it passed). The failure mode on these AGMs seem strange....
02-20-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 46,274
Posted By someguy11

During yet another 500+ mile roadtrip, I found...

During yet another 500+ mile roadtrip, I found myself daydreaming about how perfect the TLX is under 65mph and how irritating it is over 70mph. After several hours of driving with the vibration, I...
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