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    Honda people that want more luxury buy Acura that is it! Who else would buy this nonsense.....
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    Re: Fixing Acura

    Fixing Acura....

    When Acura was successful, I always had the impression that it was a brand that gave you a lot more car than a Honda, but for only a moderate amount more money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjd1001 View Post
    Fixing Acura....

    When Acura was successful, I always had the impression that it was a brand that gave you a lot more car than a Honda, but for only a moderate amount more money.
    They were. However, now that mainstream cars can be highly optioned, that strategy doesn't work any longer. The ILX is a good example of Acura's failing strategy.
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    Nissan sells a $100,000 car. What's your point?
    At least they have the Z sitting underneath it. However, GTR probably should have been an Infiniti.

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    Whatever they did to the new MDX...... which is doing more than great + as we speak, that's the pixie dust or formula they need throughout the line.
    The MDX is a well made, efficient, yet still slightly sporty three row crossover - right when crossovers are hot. Right product at the right time. Other than the goofy, bulging center stack, its a nice premium family vehicle. I still don't love the Acura "beak", but it probably looks the best on the MDX.

    I think they should bring back the Prelude as an Acura (name it accordingly), have one "sporty" attainable model underneath the NSX. I always thought it was a mistake they killed it. After that, Honda/Acura started getting real boring.
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    Re: Fixing Acura

    ^ The MDX offers more room than the X5 at a lower price - a tried and true combination.

    It's easier to get away w/ being FWD-based for CUVs than for higher-end luxury sedans, esp. since most CUV buyers opt for AWD anyway (or the automaker doesn't offer anything but AWD equipped).

    But Acura started to offer the MDX in FWD form as buyers in the sun-belt didn't need AWD and didn't want the weight/gas penalty.

    Really, not worth it for Honda to invest the huge amount that is necessary to develop a new (RWD) platform.

    It's a tougher road sticking w/ being FWD-based, but if one is going to do so - need really attractive/striking sheetmetal and have to ramp up the luxury while offering it at a lower price than the RWD competition.
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    Re: Fixing Acura

    There are many more changes in store for the future, including a bit more aggressive edge in appearance (not like the last TL however, thankfully) to match the performance underneath.

    Marketing needs to be a push too. I have been driving a TLX 2.4L Tech with all wheel steering for almost 6k miles now, and love the car. Do I wish it had non-old Buick LeSabre looking donut wheels and more aggressive bumper treatments? Yes, but it's the most comfortable car I've had and the drive quality is incredible. All wheel steering and an 8-speed dual clutch with torque converter...combined with a high revving AHM DI 4-cylinder? It's a ball. Once you drive them, there's no denying the engineering and performance that have gone into them, but they do lack the look and marketing sizzle that used to make people go "wow". That is in progress, after going off track a bit.

    I was discussing last night...if we had a better commercial, even one alone, showing a TLX blipping its throttle on downshifts and then a view from outside as the rear wheels turned (you FEEL it work, so much), it would be a great start to have people go "wow it does that?".

    Drive the cars, and that says it all. But add more sizzle so more people are intrigued to drive them...and it's a help.
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    Re: Fixing Acura

    Quote Originally Posted by YEH View Post
    ^ The MDX offers more room than the X5 at a lower price - a tried and true combination.

    It's easier to get away w/ being FWD-based for CUVs than for higher-end luxury sedans, esp. since most CUV buyers opt for AWD anyway (or the automaker doesn't offer anything but AWD equipped).

    But Acura started to offer the MDX in FWD form as buyers in the sun-belt didn't need AWD and didn't want the weight/gas penalty.
    Despite the MDX's success, Acura hasn't taken it upmarket in terms of options the way I would think that they could. A loaded MDX is 57K, and I think if Acura wanted to take the brand upmarket they could offer the Sport Hybrid system the RLX offers, offsetting costs while offering an alternative to competitors that offer an uplevel engine. And upgraded interior fitting options and so forth would be great ways to get the price closer to 70K for a loaded MDX because based on its success I think there's room for buyers of top level MDXs to spend even more money for more car. And eventually the entire MDX line might move upmarket and allow the RDX more room.

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    ^ The MDX is Acura's midsize CUV and think it is priced appropriately.

    Acura dumped the SH-AWD system on the RDX b/c buyers weren't willing to pony up for it.

    Same reason why Acura started to offer the MDX in FWD-form (buyers in the sun-belt didn't want to pay for AWD or the hit on mileage).

    Most CUV buyers don't care about sportiness (and those that do, just purchase a Cayenne or Macan - and even a good % of those buyers just get them for the Porsche badge).

    If Acura want to compete above the MDX level, should offer another/larger CUV.

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    I own a Legend and it was a sharp looking car both inside and out!
    Not sure how Acura came to the crazy looking front grill and bland looking sedans. Don't the even look at BMW or Audi for design clues?

    I drive a Mercedes but would go back to an Acura if it look sharp!


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    Acura, and Honda for that matter, could become extinct tomorrow, and I could care less!
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    Acura, and Honda for that matter, could become extinct tomorrow, and I could care less!
    That's cute... but it ain't gonna happen.
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    Re: Fixing Acura

    Quote Originally Posted by YEH View Post
    ^ The MDX is Acura's midsize CUV and think it is priced appropriately.

    Acura dumped the SH-AWD system on the RDX b/c buyers weren't willing to pony up for it.

    Same reason why Acura started to offer the MDX in FWD-form (buyers in the sun-belt didn't want to pay for AWD or the hit on mileage).

    Most CUV buyers don't care about sportiness (and those that do, just purchase a Cayenne or Macan - and even a good % of those buyers just get them for the Porsche badge).

    If Acura want to compete above the MDX level, should offer another/larger CUV.
    I think at present Acura's MDX is about as large as makes sense for that brand. If Jeep can find a way to span 30-75K for a Grand Cherokee, then I have to think Acura can find a way to get to 60K+ on the MDX.

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    Re: Fixing Acura

    I'm seeing a lot of Acuras around lately with the jewel headlights. New ones must be selling pretty well. Of course most of them are MDX's and RDX's. Those things are allover the place.

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