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Forum: First Generation RDX (2007-2012) 01-03-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 449
Posted By schen72
Yeah, I think up until recently, Honda/Acura...

Yeah, I think up until recently, Honda/Acura tried to skate by with offering less features. At least with the current crop of cars, it seems that thinking is gone.
Forum: First Generation RDX (2007-2012) 01-03-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 449
Posted By schen72
I remember being interested in this vehicle in...

I remember being interested in this vehicle in 2007 but it didn't have memory seats. Given that my wife and I are different sizes, we would always be adjusting the seat manually, so mem seats was a...
Forum: First Generation RDX (2007-2012) 01-02-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 449
Posted By schen72
Oh yes, the lack of push button start annoys me....

Oh yes, the lack of push button start annoys me. My RL and ILX both have push button start and whenever I drive the RDX I find myself pushing a non-existent button, then I have to reach into my...
Forum: First Generation RDX (2007-2012) 01-01-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 449
Posted By schen72
Two of my three cars have auto headlights (only...

Two of my three cars have auto headlights (only my RDX doesn't have it) but I don't actually use the feature. When the cars are parked in the garage, I don't want the lights to come on automatically...
Forum: Second Generation RL (2005-2012) 11-08-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By schen72
Changing the mirror turn signals from amber to...

Changing the mirror turn signals from amber to blue/white is stupid, IMHO. It's a safety feature so people next to you can more easily see your intention. Changing to a different color will only...
Forum: Second Generation RL (2005-2012) 09-26-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 595
Posted By schen72
Always file a claim with your own insurance....

Always file a claim with your own insurance. Provide the info of the garage's insurance. Your own insurance will authorize you to get your car fixed as soon as you wish. In the meantime, your...
Forum: Second Generation RL (2005-2012) 05-25-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By schen72
I've had Torque Pro for several years. It's a...

I've had Torque Pro for several years. It's a great app and has a TON of data. The UI is very dated, but it works fine. I used to use it a lot to check for CEL on my old 2nd gen TL when the cat was...
Forum: Second Generation RL (2005-2012) 05-23-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By schen72
Yes, that is taupe, which is basically gray.

Yes, that is taupe, which is basically gray.
Forum: Acura ILX Discussion 05-09-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,328
Posted By schen72
It's true that the 10th gen Civic is newer,...

It's true that the 10th gen Civic is newer, however the 2016+ ILX (MMC) has the upgraded drivetrain which is better than the Civic's. 201hp and 8DCT is pretty nice. Since the ILX is not selling well,...
Forum: Second Generation RL (2005-2012) 04-17-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By schen72
Lots of features the JDM Legend had that we...

Lots of features the JDM Legend had that we didn't:

From Wikipedia:
Forum: First Generation RDX (2007-2012) 01-30-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,658
Posted By schen72
For cosmetic issues like keeping the car looking...

For cosmetic issues like keeping the car looking new on the outside, nothing beats having a garage. My RDX and RL have been garaged since day 1 and they both still look brand new. However, the RDX...
Forum: Second Generation RL (2005-2012) 08-09-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 18,440
Posted By schen72
I had one of those 200 rentals in Hawaii. It was...

I had one of those 200 rentals in Hawaii. It was a decent enough car to tool around town, especially since there's nowhere to drive fast in Hawaii anyway. But the whole car just seemed very... Fisher...
Forum: Second Generation RL (2005-2012) 06-29-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By schen72
I usually get around 18-20 MPG. About 75% city...

I usually get around 18-20 MPG. About 75% city driving. This is not the car for people who care about MPG.
Forum: Acura ILX Discussion 05-31-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,915
Posted By schen72
I understand the desire to have a nice. I really...

I understand the desire to have a nice. I really do. But it's best to buy what you can truly afford, not just based on the monthly payments. That is, if you actually want to accumulate wealth in your...
Forum: Acura ILX Discussion 05-25-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,553
Posted By schen72
Yeah, originally I was not going to get the...

Yeah, originally I was not going to get the A-SPEC trim, but it was a pretty small cost difference and I mostly cared about getting those wheels. I think they look pretty sharp.
Forum: Second Generation RL (2005-2012) 05-10-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 18,440
Posted By schen72
I'm also still waiting for the call. I'm actually...

I'm also still waiting for the call. I'm actually pretty content to drive my X3 rental around these days.
Forum: Second Generation RL (2005-2012) 05-10-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By schen72
RL is not really a tuner car. Demographic of...

RL is not really a tuner car. Demographic of original buyers were older people who just drive it stock. In other words, like me! :rolleyes:
Forum: Acura ILX Discussion 05-10-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,456
Posted By schen72
Everyone's situation is different so comparing...

Everyone's situation is different so comparing what everyone pays for insurance is useless. However, if you have poor credit, are young, or have accidents/tickets on your record, it's obvious your...
Forum: Second Generation RL (2005-2012) 04-19-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 77,842
Posted By schen72
On the '05, they DO turn off on their own, even...

On the '05, they DO turn off on their own, even though it would ding when you opened your door. Starting in '06 they fixed this bug.
Forum: Acura ILX Discussion 04-19-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,565
Posted By schen72
Don't know if this would work. I won't be doing...

Don't know if this would work. I won't be doing it on my car as I don't want to break anything. But I'd happily do it on a rental! :thumbsup: Even if this did work, it's not something that I would...
Forum: Acura ILX Discussion 04-19-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,565
Posted By schen72
There's a reason I stopped driving manual cars. I...

There's a reason I stopped driving manual cars. I live in the SF bay area and traffic is horrible. I love that DCT exists to provide the response of manual but convenience of automatic!
Forum: Acura ILX Discussion 04-19-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,565
Posted By schen72
Okay, I think I know what jon's beef is. The 16...

Okay, I think I know what jon's beef is. The 16 ILX's transmission is not a "true" or "traditional" manual with a shifter, clutch pedal, etc. Imagine this scenario. Let's say I had a traditional...
Forum: Acura ILX Discussion 04-19-2016, 12:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,565
Posted By schen72
I'm pretty sure your 2.0 has a 5-speed automatic...

I'm pretty sure your 2.0 has a 5-speed automatic transmission, in that it works like a traditional automatic with a torque converter and planetary gearsets. The number of clutches it has is...
Forum: Second Generation RL (2005-2012) 03-10-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,049
Posted By schen72
Yup, I agree that buying used cars is financially...

Yup, I agree that buying used cars is financially the smartest move as the previous owner eats more of the depreciation. However, if you want the latest features and gizmos it requires buying new....
Forum: ILX Tires, Wheels & Suspension 03-08-2016, 11:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,452
Posted By schen72
Back in my younger days, I used lower springs on...

Back in my younger days, I used lower springs on a '92 Integra and while it looked good, the ride was horrible. There's no way I could stand that kind of ride quality these days. Is there such a...
Forum: ILX Problems & Fixes 03-08-2016, 11:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 29,867
Posted By schen72
Very interesting. I've found my gas pedal to be...

Very interesting. I've found my gas pedal to be very responsive -- almost too responsive. I have to be sure to very gently push on it otherwise I'll lurch forward way too fast. I'll keep an eye on...
Forum: Acura ILX Discussion 03-07-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,417
Posted By schen72
In the last 20 years, I've owned 3 cars, and only...

In the last 20 years, I've owned 3 cars, and only last week bought my 4th. I'll be selling/dumping the 1st car I've bought, which is an 18 year old Acura TL. I buy cars and drive them until they fall...
Forum: Second Generation RL (2005-2012) 11-20-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By schen72
My MID always starts off blank. My keys are...

My MID always starts off blank. My keys are properly sync'ed with the car. Once you tap either the up or down trip buttons, the MID will display whatever was last shown. I do wish it would simply...
Forum: Second Generation RL (2005-2012) 08-07-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By schen72
Yup, it worked out just fine. I paid my $100...

Yup, it worked out just fine. I paid my $100 comprehensive deductible and that's it. Just make a claim and say that some of the rock chips recently happened. The guy at the body shop (attached to an...
Forum: Second Generation RL (2005-2012) 08-05-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By schen72
Yup, what he said. Unless the car was already in...

Yup, what he said. Unless the car was already in such bad shape that you were going to junk it, that's what insurance is for. Last year, I paid my $100 comprehensive deductible to get the front end...
Forum: First Generation RDX (2007-2012) 06-29-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,578
Posted By schen72
The problem with the 1st gen RDX is that it was...

The problem with the 1st gen RDX is that it was too much of an enthusiast's car. The 2nd gen design appeals to more people, and the RDX became one of Acura's best sellers. I like to think of the RDX...
Forum: Second Generation RL (2005-2012) 06-28-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,563
Posted By schen72
I'm very impressed with this mod. It looks very...

I'm very impressed with this mod. It looks very OEM!
Forum: First Generation RDX (2007-2012) 06-23-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By schen72
I have one of these for my RL, which has a gray...

I have one of these for my RL, which has a gray interior. The windows are also tinted 30%. They make sizes for nearly all cars.

UVS100 Custom Sunscreens - UV Protection for the Interior...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 06-08-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By schen72
I have a 99TL and I also have the Torque app....

I have a 99TL and I also have the Torque app. Many of the parameters/sensors are not available, probably due to the car's age. My newer cars have much more sensors that I can display on the app.
Forum: 2G RL Audio, Bluetooth, Electronics & Navigation 10-13-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By schen72
You can also dial the number on the handset, and...

You can also dial the number on the handset, and then quickly hang up. Then from HFL, say "redial". This avoids the person on the other end hearing you say "transfer" command.
Forum: 2G RL Audio, Bluetooth, Electronics & Navigation 10-13-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By schen72
After dialing from the handset, you can push the...

After dialing from the handset, you can push the HFL steering wheel button and say "transfer" and it will transfer the audio to the HFL system if the handset is paired.
Forum: Second Generation RL (2005-2012) 07-01-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 862
Posted By schen72
The day/night/screen-off button doesn't actually...

The day/night/screen-off button doesn't actually turn off the nav. It's always running when the car is on. But this is how you turn off the display.
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 06-23-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,469
Posted By schen72
Original owner of a 1999 TL. This is the model...

Original owner of a 1999 TL. This is the model with the 4sp auto. I still have the car and drive it almost every day. It's got 257,000+ miles on it. Still has the original transmission, shocks,...
Forum: First Generation RDX (2007-2012) 06-17-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By schen72
There might be a real air leak. Could be a very...

There might be a real air leak. Could be a very slow leak caused by a nail or screw. I would carefully check the entire tire and first rule that out.
Forum: 1G RDX Audio, Bluetooth, Electronics & Navigation 03-07-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,348
Posted By schen72
I recently had the backup sensors installed on my...

I recently had the backup sensors installed on my 2008 RDX. They are not installed in a straight line across. The outer two sensors are slightly higher than the middle two sensors. These two sets of...
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