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Old 12-07-2010, 09:12 AM
 
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The older ones were bland at least but not offensive. The news ones look horrible and I don't know anyone that likes them, including current owners of old Acuras.

I saw that new SUV thing and it was atrocious. What are they thinking?
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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I know exactly what you mean I used to own an MDX, and a TSX (the pre 09 one) and I loved them and my favorite car was the last TL type S which was a beautiful car......but they went the route of focus groups telling them that people think their acuras were nice but way too bland, so they decided to go for a look that would be unforgettable and distinguished which they did but not in a good way. Not only that if you actually go and sit in a new model TL you wonder why the car is so freaking huge and long because inside its not that roomy at all. I wanted to be a loyal customer to acura but they totally alienated me with this new styling language and I had to move on..
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:52 AM
 
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Maybe they should barrow some of the Hyundai/Kia designers. The Honda Accord has been design challenged in recent model years also.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Maybe they should barrow some of the Hyundai/Kia designers. The Honda Accord has been design challenged in recent model years also.
I agree, The Genesis V8 looks more upscale then the RL that acura is trying to push for $50K
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:15 AM
 
Location: WA
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The older ones were bland at least but not offensive. The news ones look horrible and I don't know anyone that likes them, including current owners of old Acuras.

I saw that new SUV thing and it was atrocious. What are they thinking?
Agreed. Not only is their styling a step away from attractive but their market strategy wanders... they don't really compete in the luxury segment, performance segment, or offer much as far as versitility or economy.

Honda seems to have losy their way.
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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They're ugly coming and going. I liked the styling of the older Acuras. Though a bit on the bland side, they were stylish and upscale looking. Legend, TSX, and RSX were some lookers. Even the Vigor looked pretty good. Actually, they all look fantastic when parked next to 2010 and newer models. Remember reading one article that said the only good view of the Acura is from the driver's seat where the dash looked good and you couldn't see the nose or rear. Perhaps Honda should rename their luxuary brand from Acura to Aztec.
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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I always like the late 90's early 00's integra GSR's
I guess in college these were these were the ricer cars to have. While in college I drove a huge 1983 lifted fill size bronco XLT with a 351 windsor/ holley 4-barrel and C4 3-speed tranny so I guess I liked the integra and because it got 3 times the gas mileage as my truck and was pretty fast for a little N/A four banger.
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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I agree, The Genesis V8 looks more upscale then the RL that acura is trying to push for $50K
I would say the Genesis V8 competes more with the entry level Lexus GS 350 than any FWD/AWD acura
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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The current Buick Lacrosse and Regal are direct competitors to Acura sedans. If on styling alone, Buick kicks Acura's behind.
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I think the MDX is a very good looking mid-size SUV. It has a hunkered down style that works well. The MDX is much better looking than the X5 or Lexus GX.

I think the TSX is interesting enough, but the TL is a problem. The RL is bland as always.
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