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Old 01-24-2009, 12:43 AM
 
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I just want to say that I'm very disappointed with the aesthetics on the new Acuras that are coming out. They had some of the nicest luxury cars out there between 2004-2008 (I LOVED the TSX and the TL that came out during this era). What happened in 2009?! The only one I like is the MDX.


Do you guys agree or disagree?
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:57 AM
 
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They all need to wipe off their milk mustaches. They took "I like my Acura but wish the styling was a little less forgettable" - allegedly what they heard from most Acura owners they polled - and turned it into something that's certainly not forgettable... in a bad way.
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Old 01-24-2009, 05:16 AM
 
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Yes, agree. I loved the angles of the prior TL and TSX, but the new ones leave me running in the other direction. Other than the MDX, Fit, and S2000, the entire rest of the Honda/Acura lineup isn't very attractive. And with other automakers catching up in terms of reliability and engine efficiency, Honda can't afford this design direction.

Let's hope for a radical mid-model refresh.
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Old 01-24-2009, 05:51 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Agreed. I thought the old MDX looked better than the new one. And the new TL yuck. Can't remember the last time I saw a RL on the road.
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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I like the bulkier look of the new MDX versus the first generation of MDX's - Higher, wider/higher tire wells, Horizontal rear tail lights, Metallic grill.

I also like the look of the new TLs over the older TLs.
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Incognito
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I also agree.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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As with most Japanese marques these days, theyve gotten too overpacked with technology, taken away the FUN models (ie NSX), and have gotten laughably UGLY.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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The new Acura TL is one of the UGLIEST cars I've ever seen. In my opinion it's just behind the Aztek in the top 10 ugliest cars ever list!! Just my opinion! That car is UGLY.
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:37 AM
 
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I miss the CL and would like to see some sporty coupes from them.
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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I like the new Mdx's vs. the older ones. As for TL's I think the 2006 style was the best. I also think the new Tl's look better then the 2002 model year though. The earlier ones were boring. I seen an RL awd, or at least it looked to be an awd badge driving yesterday on a local highway. Looked very nice. I've always liked Acura's more than Lexus.
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