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Old 01-17-2012, 02:17 PM
 
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not talked about much on here. what do you guys think of the overall brand?
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Houston
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As an audio nerd I like them because since around 2004 the TL and RL have usually been equipped with true/discrete surround sound systems based on the dvd-audio and DTS-CD formats, and IMO sound very good for factory rigs even when playing plain ol' stereo music (surround music on disc is now just a niche format, mostly because of the mp3 player "revolution", but lately more titles have been trickling out).
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:42 PM
 
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I like Acura's and was fond of them in the mid-2000's. The age of the original TSX, TL and TL Type-S, MDX, etc. I still find some of their models to be appealing, like the current TSX, MDX and RDX, but just like their parent company Honda, I think they've lost their way. The styling is very off and they seem to have really stagnated with not much new in terms of product or pushing the envelope. Five years ago Acura was a standard setter, now they are almost an also-ran.
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:49 PM
 
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I like Acura's and was fond of them in the mid-2000's. The age of the original TSX, TL and TL Type-S, MDX, etc. I still find some of their models to be appealing, like the current TSX, MDX and RDX, but just like their parent company Honda, I think they've lost their way. The styling is very off and they seem to have really stagnated with not much new in terms of product or pushing the envelope. Five years ago Acura was a standard setter, now they are almost an also-ran.
what about the hyundai genesis
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:53 PM
 
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I like the TSX but other than the ITR and NSX, that's about it.
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:54 PM
 
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I think Acura makes solid cars, but their styling is horrid.
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:57 PM
 
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what about the hyundai genesis
What about it? Judged solely against itself, I think it's a neat car. I like the sedan and the coupe. Would I buy one is an entirely different question and I don't think I would compared to the other options at that price point. My biggest critique is that the car is very much copied from other cars, it's not a very unique entry. At a time when Hyundai is developing their own look and feel to stand apart, the Genesis and Equus were heavily based on other peoples designs and what was popular in the segment.

In terms of what it is for Hyundai, it was a bold move. They entered a market that they had absolutely no presence in and their first entry was well received. What they do with it from here is the question. I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see the Genesis coupe/Genesis sedan/Equus spun off into a different premium brand. Ultimately Hyundai may need to do that to make those cars truly succesful.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:14 PM
 
Location: WA
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Acura is just Honda's higher priced line... it was impressive value once upon a time... less so now.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:20 PM
 
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I hate the Honda/Acura styling. They're also overpriced for what you get, imo. But a lot of people like them...

However, they are perceived to be reliable... which never hurts.

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Old 01-17-2012, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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It seems that Acura is another dying brand without a true identity in the market. Their current vehicles are bland, boring, and lifeless while having prices tags that are inline with competitors but not matching with the luxury and technology offered by the competition. I don't think the market sees Acura as a true luxury brand competing with the likes of Mercedes/BMW/Lexus/Cadillac but rather a competitor in the near-luxury segment with Buick and Infiniti. Acura doesn't offer anything unique which would warrant someone buying a $40K Acura over a comparable vehicle; the Acura RL is particularly overpriced when one can buy a Mercedes E-Class or BMW 5-Series for the same money.
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