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MalcolmR
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Car & Driver's initial view [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-16-2013 00:20
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http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2014-acura-rlx-first-drive-review

Interesting: C&D claim lack of a V8 is not a problem in the RLX's market. Rear seat legroom and cabin space is much more important.

Malcolm


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Re: Car & Driver's initial view [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-16-2013 00:38
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Which those of us in the market new all along, but, and it is a big but - Acura doesn't have the cachet, so it will mean little in terms of sales. Had the car been a stunner [along the lines of Jaguar], it would have been different. It is one thing to drive around in an unknown that is great on the inside, it is quite another when you drive an unknown that screams look at me am I not classily stylish!
Paul M.
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Re: Car & Driver's initial view [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-16-2013 11:04
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They call it "The Big Honda." :-)

That's basically how I think of it too, from the Legend to the RLX--a big Honda. A really great driving, super-refined, technologically advanced Honda.

integrator
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Re: Car & Driver's initial view [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-16-2013 13:44
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So many seams (rear roof pillar, seat headrests, rear center stack, etc...). Look at the door handles or the speakers. Does this look expensive or well finished? It looks like they put just enough features in to call it a luxury vehicle, but scrimped on the rest. I'm sure the mechanicals are great, but.... REALLY?!!? I dont think Acura is really fooling anyone but themselves. This just looks like more Mendel-ization. This is the kind of stuff people really mean when they say its just a more expensive Honda. I'll pass, thanks. I feel pretty certain most people in the market for this kind price of vehicle will as well.
Nick GravesX
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Re: Car & Driver's initial view [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-17-2013 15:08
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Paul M. wrote:
They call it "The Big Honda." :-)

That's basically how I think of it too, from the Legend to the RLX--a big Honda. A really great driving, super-refined, technologically advanced Honda.



TBF, that's precisely what Acura is; it has no separate heritage.

Personally, I'd not mind if it were still called a Honda Legend, but then again I'd be unlikely really to buy one anyway.


 
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