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10-08-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By jwaters943

Sadly the 2006 RL is a no go for me. It seems...

Sadly the 2006 RL is a no go for me. It seems like the price spikes considerably on that year. I can't find anything for under $15k. I'm looking to stay in the $10-12k price range.
10-08-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,951
Posted By jwaters943

Great feedback so far, guys. Much appreciated. ...

Great feedback so far, guys. Much appreciated.

FWIW, I actually think the 1st gen has a more timeless luxury flagship sedan appearance and better proportions (same goes for the Legend before it)....
10-07-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,951
Posted By jwaters943

ech That's what I worry about. I would like...

ech

That's what I worry about. I would like a car I can have my independent Acura mechanic work on for cheap and I'm guessing the maintenance costs are going to be a bit less on a slightly older...
10-06-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,951
Posted By jwaters943

Which used Acura: 1st-gen RL (2004) or 2nd-gen RL (2005)?

So, in my searching for a used 1st-gen Acura RL, I have come across a few higher mileage 2nd-gen RLs also in my price range (approx. $10k). I've pretty much eliminated the TL from my search due to...
06-04-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3,242
Views: 207,198
Posted By jwaters943

For a smallish midsize FWD sedan that pricing is...

For a smallish midsize FWD sedan that pricing is a bit steep. Give me an Accord and I'll pocket the $6k.

Better yet, I'll stick w/ my $36k RWD V6 Hyundai Genesis. :D
11-08-2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,480
Posted By jwaters943

Actually, and not to get too technical, but Reno...

Actually, and not to get too technical, but Reno is a few minutes from the CA border. I'm sure you meant 2 hours from the next nearest Acura dealer in Sacramento, right? :) For you...
10-24-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,768
Posted By jwaters943

I'd assume you are right. This is how it is on my...

I'd assume you are right. This is how it is on my Genesis and how it is on Infiniti vehicles.
10-21-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,489
Posted By jwaters943

I'd have to say white or black. To the OP:...

I'd have to say white or black.

To the OP: I stopped by your dealership yesterday to take a look at the black TL w/ the painted grill and it wasn't there. It looks pretty nice in pics.

As for...
08-17-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3,550
Views: 318,389
Posted By jwaters943

FWIW, here are some numbers from Motor Trend: ...

FWIW, here are some numbers from Motor Trend:

V8 Genesis
0-60: 5.5 sec
1/4 mile: 14.0 sec @ 103.7

V6 Genesis
0-60: 6.3 sec
1/4mile: 14.8 sec @ 95.1 mph
08-11-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3,550
Views: 318,389
Posted By jwaters943

The styling is a bit deceiving. The Genesis...

The styling is a bit deceiving. The Genesis doesn't look that big, but it's exactly the same size as a regular wheelbase S-Class.

FWIW, the Sonata doesn't look like the biggest car in it's class...
08-05-2008, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 115,410
Posted By jwaters943

It could be because I'm tired, but I literally...

It could be because I'm tired, but I literally laughed out loud at that. :D I think my co-workers think I'm crazy anyway.
07-16-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3,550
Views: 318,389
Posted By jwaters943

No, your wording was fine. I was just confirming...

No, your wording was fine. I was just confirming you were correct. :)
07-16-2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3,550
Views: 318,389
Posted By jwaters943

Yep, the only difference between the premium and...

Yep, the only difference between the premium and premium plus is the wheels.
07-16-2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3,550
Views: 318,389
Posted By jwaters943

The base V6 is $399 The fully-loaded V6 is $499...

The base V6 is $399
The fully-loaded V6 is $499
http://www.genesisowners.com/hyundai-genesis-forum/showthread.php?t=150

On a side note, they're also giving $500 off coupons on the Genesis if...
07-16-2008, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3,550
Views: 318,389
Posted By jwaters943

ONCE AGAIN: The U.S. grill is the Korean...

ONCE AGAIN:

The U.S. grill is the Korean "luxury chrome grill". The grill with the shiny black part in the center is for models w/ adaptive cruise control, which the U.S.-spec car does not yet...
07-15-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3,550
Views: 318,389
Posted By jwaters943

Care to share your thoughts on the "polarizing"...

Care to share your thoughts on the "polarizing" grill after seeing it in person? ;)
07-15-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3,550
Views: 318,389
Posted By jwaters943

Have you even seen the U.S. grill in person? The...

Have you even seen the U.S. grill in person? The reason why I ask is because everyone who has seen it in person has stated how great the grill looks, especially compared to the pictures.

As for...
07-14-2008, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,590
Posted By jwaters943

I beg to differ. The Kia looks and performs...

I beg to differ. The Kia looks and performs better than the Exploder, at least based on every review I've seen thus far.
07-13-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3,550
Views: 318,389
Posted By jwaters943

Character: ...

Character:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/jwaters943/Genesis/024.jpg

No Character:
http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2008/01/img_8124.jpg
07-13-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3,550
Views: 318,389
Posted By jwaters943

The grill Hyundai used IS the non-adaptive cruise...

The grill Hyundai used IS the non-adaptive cruise control KDM grill. The grill above looks too much like the refreshed Sonata IMO. At least see it in person first.
07-13-2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3,550
Views: 318,389
Posted By jwaters943

Compared to what, other Hyundais? The Veracruz...

Compared to what, other Hyundais? The Veracruz goes for $37k fully-loaded FWIW.

But seriously, find me another RWD sedan that offers the feature content, horsepower, size, and quality of...
07-11-2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3,550
Views: 318,389
Posted By jwaters943

I'm in Reno. I picked it up in Roseville. It's a...

I'm in Reno. I picked it up in Roseville. It's a 3.8l w/ Premium Plus Package. The acceleration on the V6 is quite impressive. Very comparable, if not quicker than my old GS430. I fully believe...
07-10-2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4,683
Views: 353,953
Posted By jwaters943

Agreed on the MB dealer, it's plain and...

Agreed on the MB dealer, it's plain and noticeably smaller than the Acura dealership next door. Just an FYI, the huge dealership across from Acura is going to be for Porsche, Volvo & BMW. Walls will...
07-10-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4,683
Views: 353,953
Posted By jwaters943

All I have to add to this is that our new Acura...

All I have to add to this is that our new Acura dealership is beautiful! It's easily nicer than our local Audi, Lexus and MB dealerships. The interior is stunning with quartz stacked stone, gleaming...
07-10-2008, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3,550
Views: 318,389
Posted By jwaters943

Those are actually Porsche 996 Turbo exhaust tips.

Those are actually Porsche 996 Turbo exhaust tips.
07-10-2008, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3,550
Views: 318,389
Posted By jwaters943

Can a mod please fix my post so the pics aren't...

Can a mod please fix my post so the pics aren't side by side? I hate the stupid "5 minute edit rule".
07-10-2008, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3,550
Views: 318,389
Posted By jwaters943

Someone? Someone!?!? I'm just kidding. :tongue: ...

Someone? Someone!?!? I'm just kidding. :tongue:

Seriously though, I love my Genesis. The wheels, much like the grill, are best appreciated in person. Just my biased opinion of course. :)

On...
07-02-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3,550
Views: 318,389
Posted By jwaters943

This review in the Chicago Sun Times corroborates...

This review in the Chicago Sun Times corroborates the Spanish review:

http://searchchicago.suntimes.com/autos/research/ciminillo/1032617,JC070108_genesis.article
06-29-2008, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3,550
Views: 318,389
Posted By jwaters943

I'm hoping he was being sarcastic. ...

I'm hoping he was being sarcastic.

Generally speaking, new Hyundais are very good vehicles....it's their perception amongst the uninformed buying public that needs improving.
06-29-2008, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3,550
Views: 318,389
Posted By jwaters943

Thumbs down LOL! Great post Costco boy. Thanks for educating...

LOL! Great post Costco boy. Thanks for educating us.
06-28-2008, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3,550
Views: 318,389
Posted By jwaters943

It's actually $40k for a loaded 6-cylinder. ...

It's actually $40k for a loaded 6-cylinder.

The base price is $33k.

The Premium Package is $2k and includes:
Lexicon Audio
Leather dash
Rain Sensing Wipers
Power Rear Window Sunshade...
06-28-2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3,550
Views: 318,389
Posted By jwaters943

Yup, it's out, at least at some dealerships on...

Yup, it's out, at least at some dealerships on the West Coast.

You owe it to yourself to check one out, then again, I'm biased: ;)

http://www.hyundai-forums.com/t28181-i-bought-a-genesis.htm
06-03-2008, 09:22 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 11,333
Posted By jwaters943

Yes, the 1st gen is sooooo much better! LMAO....

Yes, the 1st gen is sooooo much better! LMAO. :notfunny:


You probably haven't even driven the new TSX and decided to take a couple mildly negative reviews as gospel because you don't care for...
05-13-2008, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,765
Posted By jwaters943

I noticed the same issue during my test drive:...

I noticed the same issue during my test drive: https://acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42761&highlight=Test+Drive

I really hate the new NAV placement. I'm hoping window tint will help should...
05-08-2008, 06:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,516
Posted By jwaters943

Oh VTEC Racer, please tell me how I can be cool...

Oh VTEC Racer, please tell me how I can be cool like you. The definition of yuppie is young, urban professional. How is that a bad thing exactly? And while we're at it, it's you're not your. Grow up...
05-05-2008, 06:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,812
Posted By jwaters943

How does a car handle better in a lower gear?...

How does a car handle better in a lower gear? Please enlighten me.
05-04-2008, 06:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,812
Posted By jwaters943

Some of this has to be in your head. Putting the...

Some of this has to be in your head. Putting the transmission into "S" will effect the feel of accleration due to the fact that gears will be held longer and should thus keep you in the "meat" of the...
05-02-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,858
Posted By jwaters943

While I agree that very few people who buy the...

While I agree that very few people who buy the TSX are overly concerned w/ 0-60 times, it's still nice to have an idea of how fast (or slow) it may be compared to the competition. IMO, 8 seconds 0-60...
05-01-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,150
Posted By jwaters943

So I'm assuming you think 9.2 seconds is a...

So I'm assuming you think 9.2 seconds is a believable number? Let's just agree to disagree. :) I've already given my perspective as an owner of both a Pilot and an Outlander....
05-01-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,150
Posted By jwaters943

I own an AWD 2006 Pilot EX-L which weighs 4524...

I own an AWD 2006 Pilot EX-L which weighs 4524 lbs. and has 244 hp & 240 lb-ft of torque. The Automatic TSX w/ Tech Package weighs 3486 lbs. and has 201 hp & 170 lb-ft of torque. The horsepower to...
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