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Forum: Ramblings
05-06-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8,388
Views: 288,048
Posted By CGTSX2004

That's because our laws are written around...

That's because our laws are written around motorists with pedestrians and cyclists treated as pests instead of people. Our roads are designed with only cars in mind and nobody else. When something...
05-01-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,893
Posted By CGTSX2004

This is the norm these days among luxury car...

This is the norm these days among luxury car makers and even many mainstream brands. Most of them offer some kind of roadside service for a period of time so they figure it is fine to forgo the spare...
04-28-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,893
Posted By CGTSX2004

A little low in the city, but living up to the...

A little low in the city, but living up to the EPA numbers on the highway and in the combined.
Forum: Car Talk
04-28-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,981
Posted By CGTSX2004

Congrats! That is going to be an awesome daily...

Congrats! That is going to be an awesome daily driver.
04-28-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,893
Posted By CGTSX2004

Another update for our long-term MDX...

Another update for our long-term MDX (http://www.eastwestbrothersgarage.com/2015/04/long-term-test-2014-acura-mdx-fwd-tech.html). While the fuel economy is better than the last generation one we...
04-27-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,443
Posted By CGTSX2004

I can recommend what rack not to get. Had a...

I can recommend what rack not to get. Had a terrible experience with a Thule trunk mounted rack. (http://www.eastwestbrothersgarage.com/2014/11/product-review-thule-raceway-9003.html)

And with...
04-24-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,649
Posted By CGTSX2004

Agree here More likely turbo options...

Agree here



More likely turbo options with 250 and 350 hp ranges as opposed to 300 and 400. Acura has always been super conservative on the horsepower front.



Get used to it. This is now...
04-22-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,912
Posted By CGTSX2004

Wow...I know the course is tight, but 25 cars...

Wow...I know the course is tight, but 25 cars under review for being involved in on-track incidents seems like a bit much.

Too bad our vantage point would not have given us a good look at the...
Forum: Ramblings
04-20-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By CGTSX2004

Zaytinya on the outskirt of Chinatown (9th and G...

Zaytinya on the outskirt of Chinatown (9th and G Pl NW) is excellent, as is expected for a Jose Andres restaurant.

Mandu is great for Korean dumplings (K and 4 1/2 St NW) as is Bus Boys and Poets...
04-20-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,912
Posted By CGTSX2004

A few shots of the TLX-GT from this weekend's...

A few shots of the TLX-GT from this weekend's Pirelli World Challenge Race following the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

To read see more photos from the Grand Prix weekend, click here....
Forum: Ramblings
04-20-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8,388
Views: 288,048
Posted By CGTSX2004

Ooh...DI2...nice!

Ooh...DI2...nice!
Forum: Car Talk
04-17-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,925
Views: 174,410
Posted By CGTSX2004

Heal up soon! It sucks to go down, but it sounds...

Heal up soon! It sucks to go down, but it sounds like this one was relatively mild in the grand scheme of things.
04-14-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,339
Posted By CGTSX2004

Having spent time with different variations of...

Having spent time with different variations of ZF's 9-speed as well as 8-speed transmissions, I have to admit I too am not particularly impressed. The ZF seems to be harsher or slower than I would...
04-14-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,118
Posted By CGTSX2004

The issue is less that Acura cannot convince...

The issue is less that Acura cannot convince people, it is that Acura cannot convince the mainstream media. The "sheeple" just regurgitate what they read in the car rags and newspaper reviews instead...
04-14-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,118
Posted By CGTSX2004

Believe me, nothing wrong with silver. My last...

Believe me, nothing wrong with silver. My last several Acuras have all been silver and my current Focus EV is silver as well. Easiest color to maintain and keep looking nice.

Still, I yearn for a...
04-14-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,118
Posted By CGTSX2004

Feedback like this is much appreciated. The next...

Feedback like this is much appreciated. The next time I get access to the car for an extended period of time, I will try to record some videos as a walk through of the settings and what can be...
04-14-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,118
Posted By CGTSX2004

Trying to, though the dealer my brother and I...

Trying to, though the dealer my brother and I have a relationship with no longer has any in stock. Want to volunteer your car if I happen to head out your way? :wish:
Forum: Ramblings
04-13-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8,388
Views: 288,048
Posted By CGTSX2004

Your options are pretty limited. If you want...

Your options are pretty limited. If you want something even reasonably good to ride, Helen's is probably your only real option. There are other places along the beach cities the will rent you a GT or...
04-13-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,118
Posted By CGTSX2004

Another look at our long-term RLX after 1 year in...

Another look at our long-term RLX after 1 year in service. (http://www.eastwestbrothersgarage.com/2015/03/long-term-test-2014-acura-rlx-tech-post.html) In this update, we focus on the much maligned...
Forum: Ramblings
04-13-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8,388
Views: 288,048
Posted By CGTSX2004

Finally back in the saddle after many months...

Finally back in the saddle after many months without a proper road bike. Just freshly acquired a brand new Orbea Orca BLT. It is an older model year (2012 or 2013), but is brand new and freshly...
Forum: Car Talk
04-13-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,925
Views: 174,410
Posted By CGTSX2004

Put in some more real mileage lately, running...

Put in some more real mileage lately, running around all over the LA area. Riding is just so freeing, especially when there is a lot on the mind.

Any of you fellow SoCal riders up for getting...
12-22-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,540
Posted By CGTSX2004

Congrats! It is a fantastic car and you should...

Congrats! It is a fantastic car and you should have a great time with it.
12-19-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,846
Posted By CGTSX2004

Depends on what you are looking for in your next...

Depends on what you are looking for in your next car. The TLX will be quieter and softer, offering a more luxury experience. The TSX is going to be more fun and more of a driver's car.

If you are...
12-16-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,540
Posted By CGTSX2004

In your shoes, the S4 gets my vote. I drove one...

In your shoes, the S4 gets my vote. I drove one last year and despite being one of the oldest platforms in the class, it is still a fantastic drive and extremely enjoyable.

You can read my...
12-10-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By CGTSX2004

Saying farewell to an old friend

Two months ago, I bid farewell to my 2012 TSX and I wanted to share some final thoughts.

East-West Brothers Garage: Long Term Test: 2012 Acura TSX Special Edition Wrap-up...
12-10-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,527
Posted By CGTSX2004

Today, we bid farewell to our long-term TSX ...

Today, we bid farewell to our long-term TSX

East-West Brothers Garage: Long Term Test: 2012 Acura TSX Special Edition Wrap-up...
12-05-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,527
Posted By CGTSX2004

The time has finally come to reveal the...

The time has finally come to reveal the replacement to the TSX...

Allow me to introduce my 2014 Ford Focus Electric....
11-17-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,341
Posted By CGTSX2004

Dealer agreed to do the swap for you? Did they...

Dealer agreed to do the swap for you? Did they charge for it?
11-13-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,527
Posted By CGTSX2004

All I will say is that I think most people will...

All I will say is that I think most people will be shocked by what I ended up with... :tomato:
11-12-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,527
Posted By CGTSX2004

A different view on the TSX from my brother, who...

A different view on the TSX from my brother, who currently uses his S2000 as his daily driver.

East-West Brothers Garage: Long Term Test: 2012 Acura TSX Special Edition post #4...
11-07-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,082
Posted By CGTSX2004

As good as this all sounds, Acura's track record...

As good as this all sounds, Acura's track record on delivering on promises made is far from reassuring. And to be frank, it might be too little too late.
Forum: Car Talk
11-06-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,981
Posted By CGTSX2004

That might be it. The one that I drove was a RWD...

That might be it. The one that I drove was a RWD Panamera S and while it made all the right noises and had all the right equipment, it really failed to impress upon me the right sensations as the...
Forum: Car Talk
11-06-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,981
Posted By CGTSX2004

Having driven both the BMW 6GC and the Panamera...

Having driven both the BMW 6GC and the Panamera within a couple days of each other, I would take the GC over the Panamera if enjoying the drive is important to you. The 6GC shrinks around you when...
11-05-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,831
Posted By CGTSX2004

I agree that not every buyer is looking for a...

I agree that not every buyer is looking for a full-on sport sedan. But it is also not necessary to bake that into every version of the car, just at least one version. The IS250 may not be much of a...
11-05-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,831
Posted By CGTSX2004

I don't disagree that marketing is marketing....

I don't disagree that marketing is marketing. However, with BMW and Mercedes, at least you can walk into a dealer and see an M3/M5/i8 or S-class, respectively, sitting in the same showroom and make...
11-05-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,831
Posted By CGTSX2004

I certainly don't disagree with you that their...

I certainly don't disagree with you that their focus went to NVH, and quite frankly, that's not a bad thing as both the TSX and TL needed some NVH improvements. But the rather stark loss in...
11-04-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By CGTSX2004

To be fair, even the Tesla Model S has a 12v...

To be fair, even the Tesla Model S has a 12v battery to run the electronics when the car is in ACC mode. The 12v charges off the HV battery when the car is turned on, much as it charges off an...
11-04-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,831
Posted By CGTSX2004

I don't think it is unfair to compare the TLX to...

I don't think it is unfair to compare the TLX to a manual transmission TL SH-AWD. If Acura is no longer going to offer MT versions of their cars, then they need to make sure that the successor is...
10-30-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,921
Posted By CGTSX2004

Holy crap you drive a lot! :what:

Holy crap you drive a lot! :what:
Forum: Car Talk
10-29-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,981
Posted By CGTSX2004

I am a big fan of the 6GC. I tested one a while...

I am a big fan of the 6GC. I tested one a while back and it was a great compromise between style and practicality. If you have your choice of color, the white looks fantastic on this car.
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