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03-09-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,500
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

I have to say, I feel the same way. When I first...

I have to say, I feel the same way. When I first leased mine in mid-2013, replacing a 2002 Saturn, it seemed like the perfect car for me, precisely what I wanted -- an attractive, semi-upscale small...
02-26-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

I've mentioned it each of the last 2 or 3 times I...

I've mentioned it each of the last 2 or 3 times I brought the car in for service; they were not able to duplicate it and told me that the clutch looks OK and appears to be wearing normally. I still...
01-02-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

Another reason I was OK with the '13 2.4 6MT not...

Another reason I was OK with the '13 2.4 6MT not having navigation available; smartphone navigation is as good if not better, and the little 'shelf' above the center stack provides a perfect mounting...
12-23-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

I've had this happen as well; the ice/snow...

I've had this happen as well; the ice/snow buildup at and and below the base of the windshield causes the wiper to physically lift and miss the glass entirely in places, creating a highly dangerous...
11-02-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,446
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

I thought it might be the battery, but it's been...

I thought it might be the battery, but it's been doing this since I first got the car. It's happened maybe 4 times.
11-01-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,446
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

Car Won't Start After a Few Minutes in Accessory Mode

My 2013 ILX has always had this issue, which is to say it's happened a few times over the 4-1/2 years I've had it. I can't leave the car in accessory mode (i.e., press the START button once to turn...
10-25-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,734
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

None at all. I wanted a semi-upscale small sedan...

None at all. I wanted a semi-upscale small sedan with leather, a moonroof, five-spoke wheels, and a stickshift, and that's exactly what I got.
10-11-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

2013 ILX 2.4M - Tire Recommendations?

Hello. My 2013 ILX is at about 45K miles and I'm going to need new tires soon. Dealer wants to replace with OEM model (Michelin Pilot MXM4) but I would like to explore other options as Pilots seem to...
09-20-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,314
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

Umm.... yeah, that. Definitely that. It is...

Umm.... yeah, that. Definitely that.

It is loud, but not nearly as loud as the Saturn S-Series cars I drove, and also really liked, for many years before, which incidentally also had a reputation...
06-12-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

I have the same problem; first mention I've heard...

I have the same problem; first mention I've heard of it. I will print out this page and bring it to the dealer when I get my next service done.
06-12-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,170
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

I'm old enough to remember "Regular" (meaning,...

I'm old enough to remember "Regular" (meaning, leaded), "Unleaded" and "High-Test."

My dad's 1975 Coupe deVille took Unleaded; his '73 Chevelle Laguna still took Regular.



Well, let's be...
05-02-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

Was Active Noise Cancellation added for 2014? Or...

Was Active Noise Cancellation added for 2014? Or did the 2013 model (2.4M Premium) have that as well?
03-13-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,585
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

That's my understanding as well, and was my...

That's my understanding as well, and was my understanding when I first looked into it and ultimately decided to lease the car. I've never actually driven a 2013-15 ILX automatic; I made it clear to...
03-13-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,585
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

I must either be out of my mind, or a terrible...

I must either be out of my mind, or a terrible person, or both.

I have a 2013 ILX 2.4M, and ... wait for it ... I like it. I like it a lot. I liked it when I first leased it, I liked it enough to...
02-10-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

Drivers' Side Wiper Blade Loses Contact When it Snows

Has anyone else had this problem? I've never had it with any of the other 4 cars I've owned over the years. It's now happened twice in two snowstorms.

Whenever it snows, the lower half of the...
01-30-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,388
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

Glad I kept mine.

Glad I kept mine.
01-23-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

"Hi-Test" (or, I guess, "High-Test") was what...

"Hi-Test" (or, I guess, "High-Test") was what everyone called high-octane gasoline before the 1980s, when they started calling it "Super."
01-22-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

Unsolicited Compliments

Yesterday I was at a gas station, and a gentleman filling up next to me complimented my maroon 2013 ILX 2.4. "That's a beauty!" he said, before asking if I was using "Hi-Test" (which is itself an...
04-24-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,758
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

Yeeeeeesssss.

Yeeeeeesssss.
04-24-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,758
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

I wish they'd add a metallic midnight green...

I wish they'd add a metallic midnight green (think Philadelphia Eagles helmet).
04-24-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,008
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

I had a similar experience with my 2013 ILX 2.4;...

I had a similar experience with my 2013 ILX 2.4; I started noticing wind noise from the passenger side after I had some body work done on the rear passenger-side door, after which the power window on...
03-23-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,331
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

Consult an attorney before you sign anything like...

Consult an attorney before you sign anything like that.
03-18-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,129
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

Wow. Wonder why it took so long for the notice to...

Wow. Wonder why it took so long for the notice to get to me?
03-18-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,129
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

*** Recall Notice - 2013-16 Acura ILX; Driver Airbag Issue

Just got a recall notice in the mail today regarding my 2013 ILX. It says that certain 2013-16 ILX's are affected.



And what's more:



Great news, just in time for my cross-country...
03-14-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

I may take you up on that. Probably April 5.

I may take you up on that. Probably April 5.
03-14-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,678
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

I have a 2013 ILX 2.4, lease is up at the end of...

I have a 2013 ILX 2.4, lease is up at the end of May. Even after I drive cross-country next month it'll have, at most, about 26,000 miles on it by then, at the end of a 36,000-mile lease. The market...
03-10-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

Oil life is at 40%.

Oil life is at 40%.
03-04-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

2013 ILX - Tips to Prep for Cross-Country Drive

In April I'm moving from Los Angeles back to New York. My 2013 ILX has only 21,000 miles on it, with 3 months left on the lease (2 by the time I leave), so I've decided to do the drive cross-country...
03-19-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 18,045
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

Drove a 2016 ILX this past wkend.

Was passing by the Acura dealer on the way somewhere and thought I'd stop in and look at the car. Naturally, they offered me a test drive. I drove a Premium, not A-Spec, around the block a couple of...
02-12-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,776
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

Both stock wheel trims are hideous. One looks...

Both stock wheel trims are hideous. One looks like a Honda (although the Civic Si wheels are nicer) and the other looks like a cheap hubcap bought at Auto Zone. The 18" Diamond-Cut alloys are nice,...
02-12-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 18,045
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

I still have a year and a half on my lease, but...

I still have a year and a half on my lease, but I'm thinking I'd be a lot more likely to re-up with a new ILX if they'd bring back stick and replace the awful stock wheels (both designs are terrible;...
02-09-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,776
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

Ych; really dislike the wheel trim, both versions.

Ych; really dislike the wheel trim, both versions.
12-23-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,426
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

[Bump] I have the same problem. Was anyone able...

[Bump] I have the same problem. Was anyone able to find a solution?
12-23-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,489
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

Either the wind noise is back, or I'm just...

Either the wind noise is back, or I'm just hearing the "normal" wind noise more because my ear has become attuned to it.

I really hate this. There can't possibly be anything more that can be done...
12-12-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,489
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

This last repair appears to have resolved the...

This last repair appears to have resolved the issue, to the extent I now hear only "normal" wind noise from both side doors, and I hear the road/tire noise over the wind noise. The dealer repaired it...
12-11-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,489
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

Day 4. Today they're replacing the window tracks,...

Day 4. Today they're replacing the window tracks, assuming the parts arrive in time. We'll see if that works. Something tells me it won't.
12-10-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,489
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

They've had it for two days now and still can't...

They've had it for two days now and still can't fix it. No matter what they try the noise comes back once the car hits 65 MPH. I have a feeling this is something I'm just going to have to live with...
12-08-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,489
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

Dealer replaced the front passenger door seals,...

Dealer replaced the front passenger door seals, under warranty, and it didn't solve the problem. Noise is still there, just as bad, maybe worse. Bringing it back tomorrow.
12-01-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 17,469
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

I got a look at the new ILX at the L.A. Auto Show...

I got a look at the new ILX at the L.A. Auto Show yesterday. I really like what they did with the front end, especially the semi-de-beaked grille, but inside the new touchscreen interface juts out...
11-24-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 17,469
Posted By GrafZeppelin127

I do too; I've been driving stick exclusively for...

I do too; I've been driving stick exclusively for almost 26 years and I just don't feel comfortable driving automatics (e.g., in rental cars). I feel like I'm less in control of the car, especially...
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