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P54 wrote: You are not upsetting me, however the models developed under Fukui leadership got scrapped and I would think new models will be from scrap due to the new environmental climate and up to 62 mpg CAFE standards in future. Honda under ITO has to restructure everything and plan for the future. Ito has been in leadership about 2 years and if you think a new vehicle is to follow right after a press release you might be too optimistic. Ito makes known his intentions and then you wait for the vehicle to come. Be sure it will be different. If you do not believe ITO, maybe you will believe president of R&D, Mr. Kawanabe: (VIDEO interview, go to bottom of page, top row all the way to the right, interview Mr. Kawanabe)
P54, first I want to say you're a good TOVer and I have no quarrel with you. I'm just tired of waiting for Honda to address the hole in their lineup for something truly fun and aspirational. Honda, Acura, it doesn't really matter which division to me. I'm about to remove myself from this thread because, again, I'm just tired of it all. It's the same discussion, I'm often a part of it lately... I and many folks sprew vitriol, yet other folks put their fingers in their ears and go "la la la la la", and the people who really care one way or another seem to decrease in number as time goes on.
Anyway, thanks for the link. This is going to sound jaded, but, well, 24 seconds of a 3 minute, 25 second interview to address a question about sports cars, with no specifics and not even the word developing, just the word evaluating, at a time when the sole remaining small car with Honda's classic high revving sporting character faced a full model change, and instead of seeing a substantial improvement (would have been really nice since again it's the last one left), it was cheapened and dumbed down with engine and performance specs akin to the Scion tC/Sentra SE-R.
Kawanabe's words were in an article I had already read from the Geneva show, but thanks anyway.
I think I should just buy the nicest, low mile '07-'08 White Diamond Pearl Acura TL Type-S I can find, drive it, enjoy it, stay away from the misery of [lack of good] Honda [enthusiast] news for a while, let them wallow in the wilderness, and maybe one day they'll awaken and capture lightning in a bottle again and I can send them my business.