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Car and Driver's Honda/Acura news
 Date: August 28, 2003 17:01
 Submitted by:  Anonymous
 Source: Car and Driver
 Credibility Rating: 9


The October '03 issue of Car and Driver has a wealth of Honda/Acura information.There is a preview of the 2004 TL (the pictures that had been posted were dead on, but why is the car always in silver?!?) and so here are is a part of the article:

"As noted, this taller, wider interior is crammed with an unprecedented array of standard equipment, including a superb DVD-based surround-sound audio system, XM satellite radio, and a hands-free cellular phone setup, as well as safety gear such as electronic brake force distribution and curtain airbags." Pricing is predicted to start at about $33,500.

In other news, they say "official S2000 details won't be released until the Tokyo show this month, but our spies suggest yes: more displacement (2.2 versus 2.0), a little more torque, a little more elbowroom, a modest face lift, lower revs, and a softened suspension." Also, Civic coupe, sedan, hybrid, Si, and GX get a face-lift (a pic of the new Civic coupe is included; it does look pretty good) as well as interior updates. Accord, Insight, CR-V, Element, Pilot, and Odyssey are unchanged.
As for Acura, it mentions the aforementioned TL, and the TSX, too, and the MDX gets face-lifted and goes up to 265 horsepower. RSX, RL, and NSX are unchanged; the CL is dead.

...And finally, towards the front of the Upfront section, at the top it says, "For Your Viewing Pleasure" and then says, "Here's a picture of a Honda Civic covered in sod." It's probably British, 'cuz it has a Brit front plate and looks like the wipers recently wiped to the right (if you look hard). It's a late model coupe, and is quite amusing. It's completely covered, too, save for windows and liscence plate.

Last edited by Tuan on August 29, 2003 09:59

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