2004 acura tsx : On Thu, 10 Apr 2003 10:02:02 -0500, "Acura God" wrote:I think the word "trash" was too strong but before 1996, Acura models weremore cutting edge. You have to go back a while to appreciate his sentiments.When the first Integra came out in the mid 80's it was unique in that itgave you high performance with an engine willing to rev all day with thereliability and quality to boot. First gen legends then came on the sceneand until you work and took one apart, you wouldn't appreciate theengineering that went into it. The epitome was the second generationlegends. True high performance and luxury - engine bearings fashioned afterF1 lessons, intake systems that make Toyotas look mundane . You gottaremember - you're talking 10+ years ago. Today's TL, TSX, etc are moremundane by relative comparison. (The population has moved to appreciatingSUVs!!! - a telling sign ). They are not bad cars but they were not as"inspired". The Legends of old are true legends and it was appropriate ( byluck) that Acura dropped the name when they started making the newer models."Steve K. Lee" wrote in message...
2004 acura tsx : The reason those were cutting edge was there was no predecessor to comparethem to.I have been around Acura's and have taken them completely apart but I wouldsay the Tl-S or the RSX has made more of an impact on customers than firstgen Integras or Legends. Don't get me wrong I do love those old cars butwith the technology used on todays cars I don't even see any comparison. Ihave owned every generation of Legend and Integra and I loved them but I ammore anxious to own a TL Type S than I was to own any of the other cars withthe exception of NSX-T which is a different story . This a matter offinances as is the TL right now. (read this as kids)Well seems like we agree but do you see the new models from Acura as settingnew directions or just as cutting edge? I don't think so. They are great andbetter as we expect that they should be but as cars but they don't scorchnew territory. I agree re: the NSX, I guess if Honda made an NSX SUV thepopulation would take notice. Sigh."Acura God" wrote in message...
2004 acura tsx : I am thinking of buying a 2003 TL, not type S. Why? Cause its cheap andfully loaded.i know about the transmission problems. my question is, is there any othermajor problems and how many people have actually been affected by the trannyproblem?Type S is not that much more and is more bang for the buck. The transproblems have been fixed according to Acura. This is a great car.03 TL covered under the transmission warranty, but have had no problems. got a great deal on one, so we didn't get the Type S either. We've had no major problems with ours (now a year old as of May --18+k mi). the only thing i've found lacking was map reading lights in the rear (nit-picking). I say go for it!We have a 2003 TL (not S-Type) that we've had for 9 months and 15k miles. Noproblems at all. Great car. Recommend it."Omega-3" wrote in message...I have a Type-S (got a super deal with NAV the last minute on December 31).Love the care (I didn't realize how much until I drove the 2000 Impala Ihanded down to my wife). I put on almost 10k miles in the past 4 monthswithout a hitch. I am sure you will be happy with either the S or straightTL. I just hope the 2004's don't make me green with envy :-)
2004 acura tsx : International AccordEuro/Japanese-model Honda headed for the U.S. — as an Acura.As early as next spring, American Honda Motor Company will begin importing theEuropean/Japanese-market four-door Accord as a new Acura model.Stick with us on this: Historically, when Honda designed an Accord, it wasreally designing three cars (not including various two- and four-door versionsor wagons or special editions). The relatively plush American Accord wastailor-made for our big roads and big tastes. Concurrently, the company woulddesign a smaller, sportier model for the European market. And of course therewas an Accord for the home market, also considerably smaller than the Yankversion.For 2003, as all Accords get a major redesign, that's changed a bit. Thesoon-to-be-released European and Japanese models are now essentially identical.And for the first time there's some justification for bringing a version of thecar to the U.S.The replacement of the Integra model with the two-door-only RSX left a hole inAcura's lineup for an entry-level performance sedan. Remember the Integra GS-Rfour-door?Across the pond to the right or across the pond to the left, though, is asmaller, more stiffly tuned Accord designed as an entry-level premium sportssedan. The hottest European/Japanese version is offered with a 2.4-liter i-VTECfour-cylinder making 190 horsepower and 163 pound-feet of torque, mated to asix-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automatic. That will be the basisfor our 2004-model Acura, code-named the TSX, although its name has not beenreleased. To project a sporting image and keep up with the Acura RSX Type-S,there are rumors that the Acura version will be pumped up to a full 200horsepower. No V-6 is expected. With the larger V-6-powered 3.2TL selling at arelatively modest $30,000, a reasonable estimate for the new Acura's base pricewould be about $25,000.
2004 acura tsx : The new car rides on a wheelbase that's about three inches shorter than that ofour Accord sedan, or about the same length as the U.S.-market coupe's (105.1inches). It uses a dual-control-arm front and multilink rear suspension, asdoes our Accord.As you can see from these spy photos taken during handling development work,the look of the car is substantially different in character from our Accord. Bywhat must be an unhappy coincidence for Honda, the car looks much like the newMazda 6 mid-size sedan.Yeah, Car And Driver told us about this a month ago. It makes you wonder,with such a small size difference, why don't they just sell our Civicoverseas as their Accord?Cuz you guys drive slow as hell here in the stateGoing to work in the morning people always piss me off driving 55mph in hwyget the fucka out of my way b**tch,Go to Europe you;ll see what I'm talking about specially in Paris...LaterRepomanWell, it depends when and where. Being from Europe i can say that you'repartially right.Tendencies in Europe are to limit speeds much like in the US (which i thinksucks but..) and most city areas have actually worse speed limits than inUS.Germany or Austria for example have 30km/h in-city speed limits (which iswhat 18mph?).It is often found that you're faster by bicycle... fines are really bad ifthey catch you speed.They are also limiting the speeds on highways (130km/h - 80mph) which peoplein US drive anyway and troopers tolerate.I always obey those speed limits in Austria. Couple of my friends didn't andthey paid a fat fine. (driving 140 instead of 130). They didn't even take10% into account which they usually do everywhere else.Not to say the methods they use in determining the speed. Laser pistols,unmarked cars etc.In US when you see a crown-vic you break and then review and speed up ifit's an elderly.. in Europe, it's usually too late.
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