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Old 09-30-2018, 01:41 PM
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I swear I never watch CR videos. They should stick to washing machine and freezer reviews.

We have very qualified reviewers in the auto industry that we can rely on.

Again, now YouTube is information overload. I try to stick to Redline, Alex and another one or two max. It’s more than enough for me.
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I swear I never watch CR videos. They should stick to washing machine and freezer reviews.
Six years ago, I bought the washer, dryer, dishwasher, and water heater that Consumer Reports gushed over and rated higher than any of the others. While they PERFORM well (when they work), the RELIABILITY has been AWFUL. I've had similar experiences with other products. I bought the OTR microwave that received their lowest reliability rating. It has performed flawlessly for six years. These real-world experiences make it very difficult to trust Consumer Reports.
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The only thing I use C.R. for is the customer reported reliability surveys. Their reviews are heavily influenced by both individual preferences and lack of product knowledge.

Along the same lines I give less credence to any review where the reviewer says something along the line of "I can't recommend this product because I don't like the way some component looks." or "I can only recommend this model because I like the wheels and black chrome.". Demonstrates to me they have lost their objectivity at that point.
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The only thing I use C.R. for is the customer reported reliability surveys. .
Ditto
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Originally Posted by zroger73 View Post
Six years ago, I bought the washer, dryer, dishwasher, and water heater that Consumer Reports gushed over and rated higher than any of the others. While they PERFORM well (when they work), the RELIABILITY has been AWFUL. I've had similar experiences with other products. I bought the OTR microwave that received their lowest reliability rating. It has performed flawlessly for six years. These real-world experiences make it very difficult to trust Consumer Reports.
This is exactly my experience with CR also. If they love it and I buy it....it sucks. If I have it and they hate it....it is awesome. I have tried twice to subscribe and stay with them, but when they get basic facts wrong (latest RDX review for example), then I am done.
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Old 09-30-2018, 06:35 PM
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A CR idea of a good two-seater was an El Camino. I was seeking an AH3000, which I did not manage to get, much to my regret.
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Along the same lines I give less credence to any review where the reviewer says something along the line of "I can't recommend this product because I don't like the way some component looks." or "I can only recommend this model because I like the wheels and black chrome.". Demonstrates to me they have lost their objectivity at that point.
Very well said. I reviewer cannot recommend a product based on "I". A product is either good or bad based on a set of criteria. One of the reasons I like Alex and Sofiyan is that they are very good at pointing the positives and negatives of a car and they compare the vehicle to other ones in the segment which makes it easier for the buyer to cross shop.
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I think that car makers for top line cars think that the people who they expect to buy the cars are of a class of people sufficiently capable of learning new systems, and their engineers do the best they can to make each brand’s sustem work the way they want it to work. It is true that sometimes they hit, and sometimes they miss.
The "class of people" top line car makers wish to attract may have better uses for their time than obsessing over the infotainment system and other controls of a car, poring over manuals and absorbing every nuance.

Now that I think about it, what does that say about us?

In addition, driver distraction is an epidemic. A well designed system should be intuitive and minimally distracting. It's not clear the current RDX infotainment system is performing as intended in this regard, and that's what CR is responding to.

I view the system as a work in progress, and I hope Acura will be responsive to user concerns and introduce changes to the software in a timely manner.
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CR dislikes any infotainment system....unless of course it's German.
Well, when BMW first came out with their I-drive, CR blasted it as too complicated and otherwise distracting. BMW has made plenty of changes to it over the years and now CR loves it. I think that some of the criticism of the new RDX infotainment system is warranted (just read this and other boards), and I predict that Acura will make changes over the next year or two. What we have to hope is that these changes/improvements will be software based and can be downloaded to early purchasers.
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No doubt there are always some bugs in a new system, especially a rather unique one as that on the RDX.
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accept it guys, CR is old school. I don't prefer CR for new/redesigned models.
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accept it guys, CR is old school. I don't prefer CR for new/redesigned models.
I understand and respect their opinions, but to not recommend a vehicle or give it a lower score simply because their testers who don't necessarily represent the opinions of the majority can't accept or understand modern technology is something I don't agree with. They need to stay with objective information for their recommendations and leave the subjective information to reader surveys.
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I understand and respect their opinions, but to not recommend a vehicle or give it a lower score simply because their testers who don't necessarily represent the opinions of the majority can't accept or understand modern technology is something I don't agree with. They need to stay with objective information for their recommendations and leave the subjective information to reader surveys.
Can't agree more. Its going to hurt their reputation. Stick to appliances and leave automobiles to the experts.
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To many people “intuitive” means “I shouldn’t have to learn how to use it”.

I have heard “It is not intuitive”, or such similar remarks, ever since the first word processor showed up in my office in 1980. Those of use who bothered to learn it benefited from what it did, those who didn’t, did not.
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:58 AM
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Wait, so we are saying that the new system is perfect and doesn’t need any more improvements right?

i remember this argument when iDrive first came out. Look how many iterations it went through to get to this point. Those “early adopters/believers” can look back and see how silly they were. Many of the suggestions from both users and magazine experts were later incorporated. Constructive criticisms helped.
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Wait, so we are saying that the new system is perfect and doesn’t need any more improvements right?

i remember this argument when iDrive first came out. Look how many iterations it went through to get to this point. Those “early adopters/believers” can look back and see how silly they were. Many of the suggestions from both users and magazine experts were later incorporated. Constructive criticisms helped.
Perfect? No.

But I too remember when iDrive came out, and the car I bought in 2007 had it. CR, among others, were ragging on it like nobody’s business. And I RTFM’d before pickup and said to myself, damn, this thing is powerful. It took me a bit to master the interface and to learn the voice commands, but that 535’s interface was far superior to anything else out there when you consider the flexibility it gave the owner. So, yeah, CR, and others ragged on it, but they were wrong. It was only after many drives in modern cars with similar advanced interface systems that they began to accept it.

This is how I view the Acura touchpad. It is a superior interface to touch screens, but additional development should make it even better. Carplay needs to also have absolute positioning, and maybe Android Auto will. I can already set the screens up the way I want without looking at the screens at all. Try that with a touch screen.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:34 PM
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Perfect? No.

But I too remember when iDrive came out, and the car I bought in 2007 had it. CR, among others, were ragging on it like nobody’s business. And I RTFM’d before pickup and said to myself, damn, this thing is powerful. It took me a bit to master the interface and to learn the voice commands, but that 535’s interface was far superior to anything else out there when you consider the flexibility it gave the owner. So, yeah, CR, and others ragged on it, but they were wrong. It was only after many drives in modern cars with similar advanced interface systems that they began to accept it.

This is how I view the Acura touchpad. It is a superior interface to touch screens, but additional development should make it even better. Carplay needs to also have absolute positioning, and maybe Android Auto will. I can already set the screens up the way I want without looking at the screens at all. Try that with a touch screen.
I don't disagree with the potential. The TTI is in it's first generation, no doubt it will go through iterations of it as the iDrive did. (By 2007, it had already gone through a few generations) The idea was forward thinking but the first gen implementation was so unintuitive and raw, it deserved the rags.

No doubt we should see a variation of TTi in other Acura models to come, more refined for sure.
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autoTRADER Review

A good review, but it's done by an auto "expert" that just doesn't understand the True Touchpad interface.
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I like this guys reviews, he drives the cars pretty hard.
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Agreed. I like his reviews a lot. Cool stuff.
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This is cool. I did not realize it was an Acura marketing video until later.
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This is cool. I did not realize it was an Acura marketing video until later.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYgHzUcCwB4

At 5:40 the graphic mentions that the 10 speed transmission is a dual clutch design. Is that true, I don't remember ever seeing that mentioned anywhere before?
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At 5:40 the graphic mentions that the 10 speed transmission is a dual clutch design. Is that true, I don't remember ever seeing that mentioned anywhere before?
I think it's a typo.
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At 5:40 the graphic mentions that the 10 speed transmission is a dual clutch design. Is that true, I don't remember ever seeing that mentioned anywhere before?
Definitely not a dual clutch (unfortunately or fortunately depending on how you look at it). But from many many reviews the 10AT seems to shift with a crisp smooth fashion so it's still pretty good.
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Perfect? No.

But I too remember when iDrive came out, and the car I bought in 2007 had it. CR, among others, were ragging on it like nobody’s business. And I RTFM’d before pickup and said to myself, damn, this thing is powerful. It took me a bit to master the interface and to learn the voice commands, but that 535’s interface was far superior to anything else out there when you consider the flexibility it gave the owner. So, yeah, CR, and others ragged on it, but they were wrong. It was only after many drives in modern cars with similar advanced interface systems that they began to accept it.

This is how I view the Acura touchpad. It is a superior interface to touch screens, but additional development should make it even better. Carplay needs to also have absolute positioning, and maybe Android Auto will. I can already set the screens up the way I want without looking at the screens at all. Try that with a touch screen.
I find this very exciting, it's already a great system and just like Idrive started off rocky, this one too will improve immensely with each iteration. I'm personally especially excited to see what the next generation MDX will be like, historically it's always been about 3X as nice as an RDX and this current RDX is like 5X nicer than any MDX has ever been so just imagine how nice that MDX will be!!
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A short but very positive review of the RDX.

https://www.wheels.ca/car-reviews/best-mid-size-premium-suv-2019-canadian-car-of-the-year/
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Two reviews you get the True Touchpad Interface...

https://www.heraldextra.com/business...0a9ce6ffe.html
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DoubleClutch review

It’s hard to argue the value and all-around package Acura provides.
Bonus points for the car in the photos being exactly like mine: Diamond White Pearl Platinum Elite with Walnut Brown interior.

2019 Acura RDX Platinum Elite | DoubleClutch.ca
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Dunno if most of you saw this yet, but it is probably one of the best RDX videos out there in my opinion. Totally has me hooked and ready to put $$$$ for V6TT in the near future. I also find her channel fascinating because it's not boring youtube of rattling figures off, but it's not quite "HOONIGAN". I find her Lab Tested reviews very easy to watch.

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The initial review for the 2019 RDX by The Car Connection gave it a 6.5 rating, which didn't sit well with me. They just updated it today and now give it a 7.2, which is very good in their rating system.
https://www.thecarconnection.com/ove...acura_rdx_2019
The RDX's top safety ratings helped.
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Great review!


Acura we need the next gen TLX and MDX ASAP!
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We can’t ask for better. Acura hit the home run with RDX. Can’t wait for TLX.
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Mostly favourable take by two reviewers at wheels.ca. I'm not a big fan of the he said / she said schtick, but this is a pretty good read in spite of that.

Wheels.ca
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I never heard of this lady before but saw her article reprinted in our local paper today. She doesn't have a thing good to say about the RDX.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...y-cars-of-2018

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I never heard of this lady before but saw her article reprinted in the Wall Street Journal today. She doesn't have a thing good to say about the RDX.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...y-cars-of-2018
Already discussed starting post 61 in this thread
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Ms. Hannah demonstrates her automotive knowledge with the statement "if you want to save money, buy the exceptional Volvo XC60." She is cute, however.

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Already discussed starting post 61 in this thread
https://acurazine.com/forums/third-g...-975640/page2/
Sorry, I missed that.
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Sorry, I missed that.
That’s ok. It was in the wrong place. I was pointing folks to it because there is already some discussion there so folks are unlikely to repeat their thoughts here.
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This one popped up in my e-mail this morning.

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