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06-16-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By hondamore

Congratulations scottb4u. You got a wonderful...

Congratulations scottb4u. You got a wonderful car for an even more wonderful deal. If one has the patience to wait and the good fortune to find one, that is definitely the most economically...
06-13-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Posted By hondamore

Just passing on highly speculative rumors that I...

Just passing on highly speculative rumors that I read on other sites. I have no idea of their validity, just sharing what I read.

BTW, I'm sure there have been plenty of explosions and accidents...
06-13-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By hondamore

Bottom line, the range you are experiencing in EV...

Bottom line, the range you are experiencing in EV mode is normal - in fact, it seems superior to what I get in my '14 Sport Hybrid. I've noticed my wife's 2018 MDX Sport Hybrid also seems to have...
06-12-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Posted By hondamore

^^^It would be more like a much larger Tesla...

^^^It would be more like a much larger Tesla Model S with vastly superior fit and finish AND a range of 600+ miles thanks to the fuel cell. It would also be the first to offer front and rear torque...
06-11-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Posted By hondamore

I seem to recall that there have been rumors of a...

I seem to recall that there have been rumors of a sedan (and SUV) slotted ABOVE the RLX (and MDX) in the Acura lineup as part of an attempt to move the brand more upscale.

This could mean that...
06-07-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By hondamore

Hey andysinnh, I will take the side of the...

Hey andysinnh, I will take the side of the argument that you SHOULD change the oil.

I'm a retired old fart who doesn't drive a lot (less than 10000 miles in 4+ years), so I faced the same question...
04-25-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By hondamore

I am shocked that an aftermarket or non-OEM...

I am shocked that an aftermarket or non-OEM windshield even exists for the RLX considering how few of them are out on the roads. It hardly seems economically feasible to do the tooling and...
04-19-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,370
Posted By hondamore

Sorry, posting error.

Sorry, posting error.
04-18-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,370
Posted By hondamore

I checked the thread and the TSB for the battery...

I checked the thread and the TSB for the battery exchange program is TSB 12-012.
04-18-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,370
Posted By hondamore

Others can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe...

Others can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that the lithium ion hybrid battery and associated systems are covered by an 8 year warranty which should provide some peace of mind. Also, Acura...
04-04-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,590
Posted By hondamore

Congratulations andysinnh!!. I hope your wife...

Congratulations andysinnh!!. I hope your wife enjoys many, many smooth, quiet, smile-inducing miles in her new Sport Hybrid. It sounds like you got a great deal - good things come to those that...
03-18-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By hondamore

If you are unable to find an Odyssey battery that...

If you are unable to find an Odyssey battery that fits, you could always try an Optima Yellowtop AGM battery - it is also a deep cycle battery.
03-02-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,251
Posted By hondamore

There is no doubt that Lexus make a fine...

There is no doubt that Lexus make a fine automobile, but when I compared the GS to the RLX, I found:
1. The RLX is roomier inside which was important to me because I sometimes have three passengers...
02-20-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By hondamore

snoozabelle, there are certainly newer technology...

snoozabelle, there are certainly newer technology batteries out there that are designed to tolerate near full discharge without losing future capacity. The only downside that I have seen is that...
02-19-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By hondamore

It sounds like a trip to the dealer for a new...

It sounds like a trip to the dealer for a new battery is in order.

It is not an uncommon problem...the RLX's often sat on the lot waiting to be sold and normal parasitic loss drained the...
02-09-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,337
Posted By hondamore

If cost, storage and the switchover hassle are...

If cost, storage and the switchover hassle are manageable for you, then having a set of dedicated snow tires is the way to go. A good set of snow tires will SIGNIFICANTLY out perform even the best...
01-30-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,337
Posted By hondamore

My snow tires are 18 inch. The primary reason...

My snow tires are 18 inch. The primary reason for buying 18 inch was to give the rims a bit more protection from bumpy, icy, rutted roads in the winter and huge pot holes in the spring.
...
01-20-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,156
Posted By hondamore

As others have mentioned, the Krell sound system...

As others have mentioned, the Krell sound system in the RLX provides outstanding clarity of the notes and vocals and wonderful definition of the instruments. The bass is perfectly suited to the...
01-18-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 636
Posted By hondamore

I think there are a few problems with replacing...

I think there are a few problems with replacing the ELS amplifier in your RLX with a Krell model.

1. Buying the replacement Krell amplifier would likely be prohibitively expensive (as most...
01-15-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,102
Posted By hondamore

AP8ESQ, If time and money are not a factor, it...

AP8ESQ, If time and money are not a factor, it may be worth waiting to see what the next generation RLX/Legend has to offer. No, I have no idea when it we be released ( maybe within a couple of...
01-15-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By hondamore

Welcome aboard Mototech22!! You certainly have a...

Welcome aboard Mototech22!! You certainly have a fine stable of vehicles and I look forward to your input.
12-24-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By hondamore

Congratulations...she's a beauty. I'll echo...

Congratulations...she's a beauty.

I'll echo the comments of others admiring the interior leather.

Enjoy!!
12-18-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,795
Posted By hondamore

The can ask $71K, but an offer of $58K and they...

The can ask $71K, but an offer of $58K and they throw in a bunch of accessories would likely result in a quick handshake and a deal. Tis the season for getting great deals on cars...the salespeople...
12-12-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,795
Posted By hondamore

Limelight, worst case scenario, you could buy the...

Limelight, worst case scenario, you could buy the RC-F and keep the RLX as your winter car. For what they would give you in trade, you could keep it as the perfect winter car.

P.S. If you...
12-12-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,795
Posted By hondamore

Limelight, your wife sounds like a very...

Limelight, your wife sounds like a very intelligent and sensible woman.

Allow me to make some points on her behalf...There are a few things that you'll miss about your Sport Hybrid RLX if you...
11-16-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,101
Posted By hondamore

I looked at the Conti DSW's a while ago and the...

I looked at the Conti DSW's a while ago and the primary knock on them in the reviews that I read was that the snow traction decreased substantially with a year or two of wear. Otherwise, everyone...
11-13-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,074
Posted By hondamore

I'll second Limelight's excellent advice. ...

I'll second Limelight's excellent advice.

Only buy the car if there are no nagging questions in the back of your mind or if no part of you thinks you should avoid it. In this case, the "harsh"...
11-09-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,032
Posted By hondamore

Welcome aboard wmaldridge. If you do some...

Welcome aboard wmaldridge.

If you do some searching on previous threads, there are a few dedicated to discussing the mileage of the Sport Hybrid RLX. That said, some have seen lifetime averages in...
11-06-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,101
Posted By hondamore

I'm going to agree with R. White and condemn the...

I'm going to agree with R. White and condemn the trend towards lower profile tires.

What gives me pause for thought is the fact that tire and auto manufacturers are making a fortune selling...
10-01-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,213
Posted By hondamore

I remember a few years ago my friend was showing...

I remember a few years ago my friend was showing me his Lexus LS and it had a factory dash camera that recorded out the front and back at all times while the car was running (just like the dash cams...
09-30-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,795
Posted By hondamore

Limelight, The numbers that I quoted are for the...

Limelight, The numbers that I quoted are for the US market only. I've been looking for the same Canadian Sport Hybrid data and can't find it. I have a recollection of reading that roughly 50...
09-30-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,795
Posted By hondamore

With fewer than 15000 RLX's sold in the USA since...

With fewer than 15000 RLX's sold in the USA since it's inception, RLX owners certainly enjoy a high degree of exclusivity. The Sport Hybrid version boasts less than 2000 ever made, so it has...
09-12-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By hondamore

Hey George, a few points: As with the OP, it...

Hey George, a few points:

As with the OP, it is probably worth a call to Acura Corporate to see it they will help you with the transmission axle seal. If it is not covered by the powertrain...
09-04-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,659
Posted By hondamore

Congratulations DanL07RL. This forum is awash...

Congratulations DanL07RL. This forum is awash with former RL owners who just love their Sport Hybrid RLX's - I hope you are equally satisfied. Have fun.
08-23-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By hondamore

The repair should be covered by the powertrain...

The repair should be covered by the powertrain warranty. If there is some loophole which causes it to NOT be covered, I'd still make a call to Acura corporate headquarters customer service and see...
08-17-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,052
Posted By hondamore

Don't forget that 3 and a half years into...

Don't forget that 3 and a half years into ownership of my RLX, I have only driven 13600 Km (less than 8500 miles). My car doesn't really get very dirty sitting in the garage. Now, I have to go and...
08-17-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,052
Posted By hondamore

Forgive me all for I have sinned...I confess that...

Forgive me all for I have sinned...I confess that I am one of those lazy guys who runs his car through the touchless car wash once a week to rinse off the crud and then takes it into the detailing...
08-16-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,370
Posted By hondamore

I had another opportunity to drive my wife's MDX...

I had another opportunity to drive my wife's MDX Sport Hybrid today, so I will add a few more observations:

- The idiosyncrasies that I noted earlier regarding the LKAS and ACC both turned out to...
08-16-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By hondamore

WOW! Instead of simply asking someone if it is ok...

WOW! Instead of simply asking someone if it is ok to place a jack under the differential of a very complicated hybrid AWD system (Ahem, HELL NO), this person instead is likely out of a job and his...
08-07-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,455
Posted By hondamore

KGB2016, do the lines just not show up in the MID...

KGB2016, do the lines just not show up in the MID at all or do the lines show up but are not filled in or do the lines show up filled in but the LKAS system doesn't work when you get close to the...
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