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07-24-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 28,944
Posted By geocord

In the Chicago area where I buy 95% of my fuel,...

In the Chicago area where I buy 95% of my fuel, premium is about .70 to .80 more per gallon. When reg gas is $2.67 a gal. Premium represents about a 30% increase. So yes, I’m interested in both mpg...
06-04-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,693
Posted By geocord

I imagine that RDX you put 8 miles on has spent a...

I imagine that RDX you put 8 miles on has spent a lot of time idling AND it has 12 miles on it! Kind of expected. I average over 24 on my 2013 RDX and that is a mix of about 70% surbuban driving...
04-26-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,763
Posted By geocord

There are many, many people that could care less...

There are many, many people that could care less about even a small sunroof(myself included). So when someone says a major detriment of the RDX is that it doesn't have a panoroof I just laugh. If...
02-15-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,362
Posted By geocord

Keep in mind that the EPA numbers are averages...

Keep in mind that the EPA numbers are averages and estimates. Consider that when they give the "city" estimate at, for example, 19mpg that number is an estimate. City can mean Des Moines, IA or...
02-04-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,941
Posted By geocord

Really? This has been old news for at least 10...

Really? This has been old news for at least 10 days now on these forums. Where have you been? Yeah, I'll add you to get all the latest news. LOL
08-07-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,305
Posted By geocord

Since you've had so many Volvos and this is your...

Since you've had so many Volvos and this is your first Acura it only stands to reason that you may be disappointed. You are so used to one brand's controls and drive that the Acura probably feels a...
08-02-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,507
Posted By geocord

Thanks Colt427 for adding a little more context. ...

Thanks Colt427 for adding a little more context. Agree that Honda/Acura could be doing much better especially when overall auto sales in U.S. up. Styling, styling, styling. Kia got the designer...
06-24-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,571
Posted By geocord

I was at a party last weekend and met a couple of...

I was at a party last weekend and met a couple of people that were really nice. We hit if off talking about our local pro basketball team and other mundane stuff. Great couple. That was until I...
03-17-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,907
Posted By geocord

" I apologize if this comes across sexist but...

" I apologize if this comes across sexist but think the Soccer mom types and those that don't even realize their vehicle has 270+ horses or 250+ torque prefer a cleaner look."

You should...
12-09-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,050
Posted By geocord

About the only thing besides the RDX that fits...

About the only thing besides the RDX that fits your criteria almost to a T is the Forester. But if you rule those out the new Lexus NX will not look anywhere near the radical design in that picture....
08-17-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,238
Posted By geocord

Below is a direct copy and paste from the Acura...

Below is a direct copy and paste from the Acura website in answer to a "frequently asked question" about why you should wait for the first oil change.

Your Acura engine was delivered with an oil...
08-06-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 18,770
Posted By geocord

What a silly question and what a silly brother. ...

What a silly question and what a silly brother. The answer is yes only if a chick owns it. Otherwise it is a dude's car.
07-04-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,513
Posted By geocord

I think they would rather market the new MDX as...

I think they would rather market the new MDX as having the best MPG in the class of 7 seat luxury CUVs/SUVs. A lot more power and they probably couldn't claim that. Take your pick and Acura did. ...
06-25-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,054
Posted By geocord

Yeah, like I said, I understand all about the...

Yeah, like I said, I understand all about the factory oil and to wait until mid says to change. However, techman seemed to be very emphatic about the valves seating or something and I was wondering...
06-06-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,257
Posted By geocord

Exactly. I really doubt that the average driver...

Exactly. I really doubt that the average driver could notice the difference. As far as marketing goes, that's one of the first things the salesman told me when I was looking at the RDX, "You can...
06-04-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,257
Posted By geocord

I get the impression that it's similar to what...

I get the impression that it's similar to what Ford had done with their engines. They actually post different HP ratings if premium is used versus regular. Maybe the Acura engine puts out a few...
06-04-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,257
Posted By geocord

I love my RDX but it is not a $100k plus luxury...

I love my RDX but it is not a $100k plus luxury performance vehicle. It's an entry level luxury CUV. These arguments that because you spend $35k on a vehicle so you should spend as much as you can...
05-24-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,635
Posted By geocord

Really? Why would you say that?. I just asked...

Really? Why would you say that?. I just asked to be treated with respect and not to put words in my post....or mouth so to speak. Sorry if my reply was little strong.
05-24-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,635
Posted By geocord

Did I say anything close to "the MDX and Odyssey...

Did I say anything close to "the MDX and Odyssey are on equal footing"??? Please don't put words in my mouth. I just said that neither one would be considered gorgeous automotive design and one...
05-24-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,635
Posted By geocord

Agree. Looking at both the MDX and the Oddy I...

Agree. Looking at both the MDX and the Oddy I can't see where one is better looking than the other. They are different vehicles. Vans are often associated with soccer moms and that, IMO, is the...
05-21-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,648
Posted By geocord

Actually, I did read that review before. But it...

Actually, I did read that review before. But it was so far off from any other review that I've read that I thought it was funny. It was very clear that the main thing that the reviewers were...
05-17-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,635
Posted By geocord

The dealer's first offer was $26k. They will...

The dealer's first offer was $26k. They will probably get to $28k with some negotiation. The dealer will clean it, market it and pay for the money while it sits on the lot. If the dealer is asking...
04-30-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,648
Posted By geocord

Blah, blah, blah. You're getting really boring. ...

Blah, blah, blah. You're getting really boring. If tops in sales are the measurement you use to indicate a great vehicle than you must drive a Camry because that is the top seller in it's class. ...
04-26-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,255
Posted By geocord

Wasn't referring to your post. I agree, secure...

Wasn't referring to your post. I agree, secure it, hide it or best take it with you as someone else said. But even if secured, if someone wants it bad enough....well you know the rest of the story....
04-26-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,255
Posted By geocord

[quote=Sose;14447728]We are assuming the thief...

[quote=Sose;14447728]We are assuming the thief saw the item before deciding to break the window, folks!

I believe it's quite hard to see into the trunk area even without the cargo cover since the...
04-26-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 23,467
Posted By geocord

I have no inside knowledge of how car...

I have no inside knowledge of how car manufacturers handle numbering parts so I have a general question to anyone that may have an idea how it's done. If a supplier makes a change or "slightly...
04-21-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,648
Posted By geocord

What sales numbers would you be referring to? ...

What sales numbers would you be referring to?

March 2013 Sales
Lexus RX = 9,072
RDX = 3875 (about twice the Gen1 sales)
Audi Q5 = 3,099
BMW X3 = 3,031
Lincoln MKX = 2354

Plus the RDX...
04-19-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,722
Posted By geocord

I believe it is. It's marketed as such, the auto...

I believe it is. It's marketed as such, the auto writers and CR include Acura whenever they do comparos and list industry categories, it has the track record and the warranty, the dealer experience...
04-19-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,968
Posted By geocord

Only 2-3 mpg? All the manufactures have spent...

Only 2-3 mpg? All the manufactures have spent millions switching over from hydraulic steering to electric to get something like an extra 2%-3% better mpg. If the manufacturers could get 10%-15%...
03-30-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,648
Posted By geocord

The reason is obvious. The RDX is a brand new...

The reason is obvious. The RDX is a brand new version that is selling very well hence lower discounts. The current MDX is being replaced with a completely new version in a month and the discounts...
03-26-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,685
Posted By geocord

Trailblazer = truck based frame, fat and heavy =...

Trailblazer = truck based frame, fat and heavy = SUV.

RDX = car based frame, lighter = CUV.

Those are the reasons for the slowness of the Trailblazer as well as ability to tow more because of...
03-14-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,181
Posted By geocord

And it's lighter. Other manufacturers are going...

And it's lighter. Other manufacturers are going to this too. Noticed it on the 2013 Mazda CX-5 and asked the same questions. From what I've read it does not collect dirt and salt much and rain...
03-13-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 30,185
Posted By geocord

Of course sales matter but profits matter more. ...

Of course sales matter but profits matter more. If a lot of sales equated to the best vehicle than the Camry would be the best best vehicle out there and I think we can all agree that is not the...
03-07-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,399
Posted By geocord

Exactly. And if Acura would have kept the SH-AWD...

Exactly. And if Acura would have kept the SH-AWD which is heavier and would have reduced the great MPG Acura is able to advertise the sales wouldn't be there. I believe it is because the new RDX...
02-21-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,217
Posted By geocord

Nobody that praises the new RDX has ever said...

Nobody that praises the new RDX has ever said that 1stgen didn't carve curves better. It's just that is about all it did better. That is not what 2ndgen buyers bought it for. So for you the 1stgen...
01-30-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,257
Posted By geocord

I don't really know why it is but it seems that...

I don't really know why it is but it seems that the only owners of a mainstream brand that try to constantly compare to a luxury brand is Hyundai owners. I'm sorry, but it's just a delusion if one...
12-31-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,217
Posted By geocord

Well, if you've done any research whatsoever you...

Well, if you've done any research whatsoever you would have found that every automotive writer that has tested the new RDX has found it to be nothing like the old RDX. If you are in love with the old...
12-14-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,213
Posted By geocord

How many performance junkies are out there that...

How many performance junkies are out there that are looking for CUVs to perform their junk in? Obviously, not nearly enough for Acura to make a business case for one. I for one, and I firmly...
12-09-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 105,506
Posted By geocord

Who the heck was bashing your habits? Absolutely...

Who the heck was bashing your habits? Absolutely nobody. The only things that you were bashed about were the fact that you were providing wrong information and trying to tell everyone else what...
12-08-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 105,506
Posted By geocord

I am tired of this holier than thou attitude you...

I am tired of this holier than thou attitude you come across with. Who are you to tell anybody that $250 or $500 is not material? You do not walk in their shoes. I told you that I use 91 octane in my...
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