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Forbes.com article: "Acura: The Honda That Didn't"
 Date: April 07, 2003 10:33
 Submitted by:  Ickes_alternate
 Source: Jerry Flint - Forbes Magazine
 Credibility Rating: N/A


From the article: "What went wrong? It's just hard to score in the luxury market when you refuse to do an eight-cylinder engine, wear undistinguished styling and don't offer a rear-wheel-drive car. Acura's absurd system for naming its cars doesn't help either."

http://www.forbes.com/2003/04/01/cz_jf_0401flint.html

Last edited by Tuan on April 07, 2003 22:27

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04-08-2003 13:13
Why a V-8?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Atomic Frog
04-08-2003 13:30
Why a V-8? Torque is the answer   (Score: 1, Normal)
Banker
04-08-2003 13:50
Re: Why a V-8? Torque is the answer   (Score: 1, Normal)
Beattles
04-08-2003 14:49
Re: Why a V-8? Torque is the answer   (Score: 1, Normal)
V6VTEC
04-08-2003 15:05
Re: Why a V-8? Torque is the answer   (Score: 1, Normal)
Logic
04-08-2003 21:30
Re: Prestige vs. Functionality   (Score: 1, Normal)
V6VTEC
04-09-2003 22:02
Re: Prestige vs. Functionality   (Score: 1, Normal)
dodole
04-09-2003 22:30
Re: Prestige vs. Functionality   (Score: 1, Normal)
V6VTEC
04-10-2003 11:40
Re: Prestige vs. Functionality   (Score: 1, Normal)
dodole
04-10-2003 20:12
Jaguar is just a Ford in disguise! (no thanx)   (Score: 1, Normal)
poweredbyhonda
04-13-2003 14:21
NSX will turn heads   (Score: 1, Normal)
NSXman
04-08-2003 20:16
Re: Why a V-8? Torque is the answer   (Score: 1, Normal)
Atomic Frog
04-08-2003 20:48
Re: Why a V-8? Torque is the answer   (Score: 1, Normal)
mad_ox1
04-13-2003 15:32
Re: Why a V-8? Torque is the answer   (Score: 1, Normal)
enemy
04-13-2003 14:19
Porsche GT3 has no turbo   (Score: 1, Normal)
NSXman
04-08-2003 16:11
Re: Why a V-8?   (Score: 1, Normal)
akal50
04-08-2003 20:49
Re: Why a V-8?   (Score: 1, Normal)
HammerM
04-09-2003 22:04
Re: Why a V-8?   (Score: 1, Normal)
dodole
04-09-2003 22:33
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V6VTEC
04-10-2003 08:59
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04-10-2003 11:38
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dodole
04-10-2003 22:47
Re: Why a V-8?   (Score: 1, Normal)
V6VTEC
04-13-2003 07:28
Re: Why a V-8?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-13-2003 17:41
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V6VTEC
04-14-2003 22:13
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04-14-2003 23:08
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V6VTEC
04-15-2003 10:41
Re: Why a V-8?   (Score: 1, Normal)
dodole
04-16-2003 23:18
Hey V6VTEC!   (Score: 1, Normal)
mditty
04-17-2003 04:51
Re: Hey mditty!   (Score: 1, Normal)
V6VTEC
04-17-2003 12:12
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04-17-2003 16:08
Re: Hey mditty!   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-17-2003 18:50
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dodole
04-18-2003 03:09
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V6VTEC
04-23-2003 17:24
Re: Hey mditty!   (Score: 1, Normal)
randy
04-09-2003 09:17
Alpha-numeric Names   (Score: 1, Normal)
VTEC23
04-15-2003 00:32
Re: Alpha-numeric Names   (Score: 1, Normal)
mk23666
04-08-2003 13:11
Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
Banker
04-08-2003 13:22
Re: Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
Atomic Frog
04-08-2003 14:21
Re: Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
broco
04-08-2003 14:21
Re: Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
broco
04-08-2003 15:03
Re: Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
akal50
04-08-2003 15:36
Re: Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
Banker
04-08-2003 16:09
Re: Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
ChthonicPowers
04-14-2003 19:54
Re: Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
osaze
04-08-2003 14:46
Re: Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
V6VTEC
04-08-2003 17:49
well, I only know that   (Score: 1, Normal)
DangerDog
04-08-2003 15:15
Re: Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
Logic
04-08-2003 15:39
Re: Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
akal50
04-08-2003 15:45
Re: Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
Banker
04-08-2003 15:45
Re: Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
Banker
04-08-2003 15:50
Re: Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
Logic
04-08-2003 15:26
Re: Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
akal50
04-08-2003 15:32
Re: Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
JMU R1
04-08-2003 15:39
Re: Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
Xavi77
04-08-2003 15:49
Re: Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
Banker
04-08-2003 16:10
Re: Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
Jeff MGB
04-08-2003 20:21
Re: Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
Cordv6
04-08-2003 22:16
Re: Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
rak
04-08-2003 22:29
Re: Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
NSXman
04-09-2003 01:00
Re: Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
DMP
04-09-2003 02:17
Re: Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
Cordv6
04-09-2003 16:55
Re: Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
NSXman
04-09-2003 21:27
Re: Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
dodole
04-13-2003 14:36
Re: Acura is arrogant.   (Score: 1, Normal)
enemy
04-14-2003 19:51
Re: Acura is arrogant --not !   (Score: 1, Normal)
osaze
04-14-2003 19:40
Not bad sales figure   (Score: 1, Normal)
osaze
04-08-2003 17:27
take a page from Infiniti   (Score: 1, Normal)
VTEC23
04-08-2003 20:38
Re: take a page from Infiniti   (Score: 1, Normal)
mad_ox1
04-08-2003 22:58
Re: take a page from Infiniti   (Score: 1, Normal)
madeinhoko
04-09-2003 09:14
Re: take a page from Infiniti   (Score: 1, Normal)
VTEC23
04-13-2003 15:39
Re: take a page from Infiniti   (Score: 1, Normal)
enemy
04-12-2003 02:27
Bring back the LEGEND!   (Score: 1, Normal)
ATL_LEGEND
04-11-2003 19:20
Last time I checked the NSX is rear wheel drive   (Score: 1, Normal)
NSXman
04-11-2003 19:18
Forbes, the "Fortune" that didn't   (Score: 1, Normal)
NSXman
04-07-2003 23:18
Somebody show this to Honda Motor Co.!   (Score: 1, Normal)
HardRevingBoi
04-08-2003 00:17
Re: Somebody show this to Honda Motor Co.!   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
04-08-2003 02:13
Re: Somebody show this to Honda Motor Co.!   (Score: 1, Normal)
mayonaise
04-11-2003 14:39
Re: Somebody show this to Honda Motor Co.!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Accordian
04-08-2003 00:22
Re: I told you so!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
V6VTEC
04-08-2003 01:40
Re: I told you so!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
AznSupastar
04-08-2003 07:21
Re: I told you so!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
RSX
04-08-2003 14:41
Re: I told you so!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
V6VTEC
04-08-2003 15:33
Re: I told you so!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Banker
04-11-2003 01:33
Are you back here whining again? n/t   (Score: 1, Normal)
mditty
04-11-2003 13:57
Re: Are you back here whining again? n/t   (Score: 1, Normal)
V6VTEC
04-08-2003 01:06
Re: Somebody show this to Honda Motor Co.!   (Score: 1, Normal)
adonis
04-08-2003 02:11
Re: Somebody show this to Honda Motor Co.!   (Score: 1, Normal)
IMHO
04-08-2003 01:09
Re: Somebody show this to Honda Motor Co.!   (Score: 1, Normal)
00Accordv6
04-08-2003 01:20
Re: Somebody show this to Honda Motor Co.!   (Score: 1, Normal)
kilmanjaro
04-08-2003 02:06
Re: Somebody show this to Honda Motor Co.!   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
04-08-2003 02:20
Re: Somebody show this to Honda Motor Co.!   (Score: 1, Normal)
IMHO
04-08-2003 07:43
Re: Somebody show this to Honda Motor Co.!   (Score: 1, Normal)
CanadaCraig
04-08-2003 15:23
Re: Somebody show this to Honda Motor Co.!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Logic
04-08-2003 16:01
Re: Somebody show this to Honda Motor Co.!   (Score: 1, Normal)
CanadaCraig
04-08-2003 17:29
Re: Somebody show this to Honda Motor Co.!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Logic
04-09-2003 01:48
Re: Somebody show this to Honda Motor Co.!   (Score: 1, Normal)
00Accordv6
04-09-2003 02:14
Re: Somebody show this to Honda Motor Co.!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Golgitob18ca
04-09-2003 06:59
Re: Somebody show this to Honda Motor Co.!   (Score: 1, Normal)
CanadaCraig
04-09-2003 11:39
Re: Somebody show this to Honda Motor Co.!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Logic
04-09-2003 06:50
Re: Somebody show this to Honda Motor Co.!   (Score: 1, Normal)
CanadaCraig
04-11-2003 03:34
Re: Somebody show this to Honda Motor Co.!   (Score: 1, Normal)
IMHO
04-10-2003 21:36
Re: Somebody show this to Honda Motor Co.!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Power Of Dreams
04-11-2003 03:49
Re: Somebody show this to Honda Motor Co.!   (Score: 1, Normal)
IMHO
04-09-2003 15:34
Aha! And RX/ES are both Camry's!   (Score: 1, Normal)
jes98gsr
04-09-2003 22:24
Re: Aha! And RX/ES are both Camry's!   (Score: 1, Normal)
V6VTEC
04-09-2003 15:35
Aha! And RX/ES are both Camry's!   (Score: 1, Normal)
jes98gsr
04-09-2003 13:04
There's no need to do it   (Score: 1, Normal)
danielgr
04-10-2003 16:30
Re: There's no need to do it   (Score: 1, Normal)
texnteg
04-11-2003 02:55
Re: There's no need to do it   (Score: 1, Normal)
HardRevingBoi
04-09-2003 21:44
Re: Somebody show this to Honda Motor Co.!   (Score: 1, Normal)
dodole
04-10-2003 01:32
Re: Somebody show this to Honda Motor Co.!   (Score: 1, Normal)
HardRevingBoi
04-10-2003 08:37
Re: Somebody show this to Honda Motor Co.!   (Score: 1, Normal)
99ESMAX
04-10-2003 11:50
Re: Somebody show this to Honda Motor Co.!   (Score: 1, Normal)
dodole
04-10-2003 20:37
awd 4doors rwd 2doors for acura   (Score: 1, Normal)
importracer
04-09-2003 22:36
Rule of thumb   (Score: 1, Normal)
Potenza
04-09-2003 23:38
my perspective   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
04-08-2003 01:28
Look at Honda models 2003 in Europe!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Rein1
04-08-2003 02:47
Re: Look at Honda models 2003 in Europe!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Suomi
04-08-2003 06:56
Re: Look at Honda models 2003 in Europe!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Rein1
04-09-2003 22:17
Re: Look at Honda models 2003 in Europe!   (Score: 1, Normal)
dodole
04-08-2003 10:34
Wow, what pissed this guy off!   (Score: 1, Normal)
MrJumbo
04-09-2003 22:15
Re: Wow, what pissed this guy off!   (Score: 1, Normal)
dodole
04-09-2003 09:38
I agree with every bit of that article.   (Score: 1, Normal)
Anthonywenzel
04-09-2003 21:52
Re: I agree with every bit of that article.   (Score: 1, Normal)
dodole
04-08-2003 11:08
eight-tenths   (Score: 1, Normal)
sooperman12
04-08-2003 11:37
Re: eight-tenths   (Score: 1, Normal)
cksi1372
04-08-2003 11:41
engineering for engineering sake   (Score: 1, Normal)
DangerDog
04-08-2003 20:05
Re: Forbes isn't a car magazine   (Score: 1, Normal)
dydx
04-09-2003 10:59
Forbes have valid points   (Score: 1, Normal)
DangerDog
04-09-2003 15:28
the "luxury" car paradox   (Score: 1, Normal)
jes98gsr
04-08-2003 11:42
AMEN!!!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
n8dog82
04-08-2003 11:54
Re: eight-tenths   (Score: 1, Normal)
RayChuang
04-08-2003 15:34
Re: eight-tenths   (Score: 1, Normal)
Accordian
04-08-2003 10:34
Absolutely Correct   (Score: 1, Normal)
akal50
04-09-2003 12:10
Re: Absolutely Correct   (Score: 1, Normal)
RichMack
04-08-2003 15:36
How about a small displacement V-8?   (Score: 1, Normal)
neech7
04-08-2003 15:43
Re: How about a small displacement V-8?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Xavi77
04-08-2003 19:07
yeah, torque is largely a function of displacement   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
04-08-2003 08:33
Another thing they failed to mention   (Score: 1, Normal)
NSXman
04-08-2003 08:37
Re: Another thing they failed to mention   (Score: 1, Normal)
NSXman
04-08-2003 09:28
Re: Another thing they failed to mention   (Score: 1, Normal)
akal50
04-08-2003 09:50
Re: Another thing they failed to mention   (Score: 1, Normal)
EXV6
04-08-2003 11:25
Americans are Pussies   (Score: 1, Normal)
VTEC Penis
04-08-2003 11:44
Re: Americans are Pussies   (Score: 1, Normal)
cksi1372
04-08-2003 13:19
Americans are defenders of the World   (Score: 1, Normal)
Banker
04-08-2003 15:40
Re: Americans are defenders of the World   (Score: 1, Normal)
Logic
04-08-2003 16:01
Re: Americans are defenders of the World   (Score: 1, Normal)
Banker
04-08-2003 17:22
Re: Americans are defenders of the World   (Score: 1, Normal)
Logic
04-08-2003 17:43
this branch CLOSED   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
04-08-2003 10:40
Re: Another thing they failed to mention   (Score: 1, Normal)
MrJumbo
04-08-2003 11:46
Re: Another thing they failed to mention   (Score: 1, Normal)
RayChuang
04-08-2003 11:15
Thank God...   (Score: 1, Normal)
cksi1372
04-08-2003 16:00
See 'Couple of missing facts/numbers..?' below   (Score: 1, Normal)
Accordian
04-08-2003 15:26
A Couple of missing facts/misleading numbers?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Accordian
04-08-2003 11:21
This guy has a point   (Score: 1, Normal)
Beattles
04-08-2003 11:56
Re: This guy has a point   (Score: 1, Normal)
AcuraSM
04-08-2003 11:44
Agree   (Score: 1, Normal)
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