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07-17-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 56,500
Posted By someguy11

Just to memorialize this, yes, you described all...

Just to memorialize this, yes, you described all of these quite well, I'm familiar with all of them and agree that hating the tranny isn't worth ditching the whole car. It just does stuff that no...
07-17-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,809
Posted By someguy11

Since I like facts, information and calculations...

Since I like facts, information and calculations more than blurting out uneducated opinions, I did a little more research. Based on a 2015 AWD MDX:

GVWR of the MDX is 5,677#. Curb weight is...
07-17-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,809
Posted By someguy11

Umm, see post above (pasted here for your easy...

Umm, see post above (pasted here for your easy reference):



First, I'll point out the fact that you just broadcast your reading illiteracy for the whole internet to see. Second, you looked up...
07-16-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,809
Posted By someguy11

OP, only you know your skills and how this...

OP, only you know your skills and how this trailer feels behind your MDX. Only you know how you load your vehicle and trailer. This is a judgment call and there are always two sides to a pancake:
...
07-16-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 56,500
Posted By someguy11

Not sure where else to ask this. I ran into...

Not sure where else to ask this. I ran into something new after a year of ownership the other day. I stepped on it to pass, but had to cancel and fall back due to oncoming traffic. Since then, I...
07-16-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By someguy11

Sounds like that's going to be an expensive...

Sounds like that's going to be an expensive problem to fix if it keeps happening after year 4 or 50,000 miles. Hopefully they figure it out for good. Regarding your doubts about you car, yes, the TLX...
07-15-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By someguy11

Good review. Thanks for sharing. I've started to...

Good review. Thanks for sharing. I've started to notice these Caddies around town They are no doubt gorgeous - I mean honestly, exterior styling wise, up there with the Euros, Infiniti, Lexus and...
07-12-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 46,282
Posted By someguy11

I feel like I've commandeered this thread being...

I feel like I've commandeered this thread being the only person who absolutely can't stand this vibration. Acura replaced the ZF9 and fixed that problem for me. I put a VCMuzzler on my car to fix...
07-12-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,288
Posted By someguy11

I'm so glad to hear this. I was the exact same...

I'm so glad to hear this. I was the exact same way as you. For weeks and months after my tranny was replaced, I still found myself mentally and physically bracing for the 2-3 shift, even though it...
07-10-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By someguy11

Omg... /facepalm 4cyl 8DCT or V6 ZF9?

Omg... /facepalm
4cyl 8DCT or V6 ZF9?
07-10-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,790
Posted By someguy11

After reading this thread, I experimented myself...

After reading this thread, I experimented myself and can confirm plausibility. Can't guarantee it's not placebo effect, but jaunted through town for two days with TC off and did perceive better...
07-09-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,029
Posted By someguy11

I want to be nice, but it's like talking to a...

I want to be nice, but it's like talking to a brick wall at this point. Why did you buy a TLX and not a Civic, Corolla or some other econobox? You value the enhancements the TLX offers over those...
07-09-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,029
Posted By someguy11

Have you ever owned (or driven for longer than a...

Have you ever owned (or driven for longer than a week) an A6, A8, 5, 7, E or S? What about a 911, RS7, R8, M5 or AMG?
I already know your answer is no, because you wouldn't be confused if your...
07-09-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,133
Posted By someguy11

Thanks for returning and taking the time to close...

Thanks for returning and taking the time to close the loop on your story. I'm sorry to hear about your experience. Cars like yours are the reason the TLX is near the bottom of the list for initial...
07-08-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,594
Posted By someguy11

I hoped this would be the case for me too, but my...

I hoped this would be the case for me too, but my VCMuzzler did not deactivate my AIS. I think you're right: the car allows AIS to activate at a marginally lower temperature than it does to allow VCM...
07-08-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 81,320
Posted By someguy11

Great point. I've thought this to myself too....

Great point. I've thought this to myself too. Technology is changing too fast and Americans have too short an attention span for the traditional release. Accord is a good example of keeping it fresh....
07-08-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,643
Posted By someguy11

#1 Reason for Loving this Car...

Finally clean enough and nice outside to take some pics!
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/acurazine.com-vbulletin/785x433/qf_4dd0bc708bfe2b4721e25dd3b645321a1d3a0907.jpg
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07-05-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 81,320
Posted By someguy11

I did it anyway. A couple things stand out to me:...

I did it anyway. A couple things stand out to me:
-3 Series wallops the other premium brands in this comparison and it's not even close. Lexus is a distant second. Audi and Acura are tied for least...
07-04-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 81,320
Posted By someguy11

Making vehicles is about making money. Like Bear...

Making vehicles is about making money. Like Bear astutely pointed out, Acura invested some amount into building TLXs and expected an ROI based on sales. If Bear was right in their target being 60-70k...
07-03-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,596
Posted By someguy11

Hopefully you have better luck with the third....

Hopefully you have better luck with the third. Two year lifespans are not good for batteries. Acura OEM battery is made by Johnson Controls, who makes a whole bunch of battery brands like Optima and...
07-03-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 894
Posted By someguy11

Bill, I could basically retype what h_dawg said...

Bill, I could basically retype what h_dawg said as my story. It's probably the battery. My case happened to be a V6 AWD with the AGM battery, which appears to do some funky things as it's dying.
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07-02-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,404
Posted By someguy11

^--This here too. At 73mph, I'm in 9th gear...

^--This here too. At 73mph, I'm in 9th gear running between 1500-1600rpm. When I cycle through IDSs while cruising, the only mode that changes anything is Sport+.

I think people think IDS does...
07-02-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,029
Posted By someguy11

I hear ya. I think you're trying to convince the...

I hear ya. I think you're trying to convince the world that spending more on the Audi doesn't get you a better car. That flies in the face of pretty much common knowledge, general consensus (from...
07-01-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,029
Posted By someguy11

I like comparo shootouts and think everyone gains...

I like comparo shootouts and think everyone gains from a nice pros/cons thread once in a while. But in following this one, you don't really make a great point. Car & Driver certainly wouldn't write...
06-29-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,029
Posted By someguy11

4G... could not agree more with one single...

4G... could not agree more with one single exception: AWD was paramount to me. Accord doesn’t - and probably never will (which blows my mind) - offer it. Being a lifelong Midwest resident, that was...
06-27-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,227
Posted By someguy11

Fantastic color scheme! Looks very nice!! Would...

Fantastic color scheme! Looks very nice!! Would have been a great option from the factory. Resembles the new two-tone Camry XSE.
06-26-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,596
Posted By someguy11

^-- So much this. My problem also occurred after...

^-- So much this. My problem also occurred after a 25-mile expressway ride - stalled the first AEIS restart on the offramp. Took it to Acura: they say "all good." Okay, so what is the problem then?...
06-22-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,288
Posted By someguy11

Congrats and way to be tenacious about it. Itís...

Congrats and way to be tenacious about it. Itís totally worth the improvement. Still an imperfect and awkward ZF9, but much smoother, quieter and roadworthy. I think youíll be happy with it. Post an...
06-20-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,225
Posted By someguy11

hondu: not sure if you read the article, but it...

hondu: not sure if you read the article, but it mentions the infotainment issues of late have mostly been resolved - these are mechanical or electrical issues creeping up again. Iím sure some people...
06-19-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,225
Posted By someguy11

This isn't about Lexus vs Acura per se, but about...

This isn't about Lexus vs Acura per se, but about an article about Koreans winning the quality war....
06-13-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,170
Posted By someguy11

KeithL, great post. I only know there isn't a...

KeithL, great post. I only know there isn't a spare because I was hanging out around here long enough to see a thread titled "no spare" or something. Even if new buyers were informed of the lack of a...
06-12-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 116,691
Posted By someguy11

Oh man. When I logged in and saw on the homepage...

Oh man. When I logged in and saw on the homepage this one applied to all years, I got really, really excited that it was the silver bullet for the rear diff expressway vibration. Short lived...
06-07-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,408
Posted By someguy11

Call me naÔve, but deep down, I hope Acura is...

Call me naÔve, but deep down, I hope Acura is still "working on" these TLXs. I feel like this should be a really simple fix: reprogram the ECU with new throttle mapping or the TCM with new shift...
06-07-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 136,074
Posted By someguy11

FYI this is the same deal with the TLX taillight...

FYI this is the same deal with the TLX taillight LED strip. If you get water in the housing, which was a relatively common problem, the you got a whole new taillight assembly. There is apparently no...
06-06-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 136,074
Posted By someguy11

Nice find. Agreed about the jewel. I love...

Nice find. Agreed about the jewel. I love everything about my headlights. I know they’re expensive to replace, but they work great and I haven’t read about many issues. On the other hand, I’ve seen...
06-05-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By someguy11

No issues after update, although I monitored it...

No issues after update, although I monitored it closely after reading this thread. OP, you should have double checked MPG with the manual method (gas pump+calculator) when your car displayed such low...
06-05-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,287
Posted By someguy11

Rocketsfan: thanks for taking the time to write...

Rocketsfan: thanks for taking the time to write that detailed, informative post and sound advice. Good to know. It sounds like this event could get pricey if occurring outside of the warranty,...
06-01-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 136,074
Posted By someguy11

I donít understand why the TLX infotainment is so...

I donít understand why the TLX infotainment is so universally criticized. I guess I lack exposure to others systems to compare. It sometimes changes menus or responds to input really slowly, which is...
05-28-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,028
Posted By someguy11

The TLX is two different cars. I agree that the...

The TLX is two different cars. I agree that the I4 Aspec is well regarded. No one disputes that consensus or your personal experience. I've driven one myself. It's a great package that drives/handles...
05-22-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,155
Posted By someguy11

know610 (and anyone else following this...

know610 (and anyone else following this discussion and considering disabling their VCM): here are two outstanding resources on the VCM system and VCMuzzler FAQs. This back-and-forth above makes me...
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