Acura

Acura – Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Commercial

Posted in Acura, Best of, Celebrity Cars, Funny, Funny Videos, General, Top of the Heap, Videos by MrAngry | December 20th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Seinfeld

It seems that Jerry Seinfeld feels that car ads these days are less then stellar. In fact ever since he’s been doing “Comedian’s in Cars Getting Coffee”, he’s become very opinionated on the matter. You see, Seinfeld wants to interject a bit of levity into car ads, something that the manufacturers may not appreciate. Personally, I think the man is dead to rights with his thinking. After all, cars should be fun right? So why not project a little when you’re trying to sell them.

Source: Acura.com

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2014 Jaguar XFR-S: The Big Cat that’s Quiet

Posted in 4x4, Acura, European Rides, General, Jaguar, Popular Cars, Racing, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | October 3rd, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

2014 Jaguar XFR-S

The new 2014 Jaguar XFR-S packs a supercharged V-8 that pumps out 550-hp and 502 lb-ft of torque. It also produces some of the most glorious automotive noises we’ve ever heard. Motor Trend’s Carlos Lago recently got behind the wheel to see if this big cat roared like a lion or purred like a house cat. Check it out after the jump.

Source: MotorTrend.com

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2013 Acura ILX 2.4 Premium: RideLust Review

Posted in Acura, Car Reviews, Featured, Import Review, Promoted, RideLust Review by Kurt Ernst | February 4th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

2013 Acura ILX 2.4 Premium

Thumbs Up: Far more refined than its cousin, the Honda Civic Si

Thumbs Down: Navigation unavailable, average fuel economy

Buy This Car If: You’re looking for a commuter car that isn’t boring to drive

Had things gone according to plan, Acura’s ILX sedan would have been an instant success the moment it hit dealer showrooms, allowing Honda’s luxury brand to put the aging TSX sedan out to pasture. On paper, at least, the ILX delivers the goods: it’s available in models ranging from hybrid though sport-tuned, looks good and delivers a fair amount of content for the price. Acura even wrapped it in a slick ad campaign that said, effectively, dad would have bought this car if he hadn’t been burdened with the responsibility of a family first. We weren’t sure what it meant, either, but then again we’re not exactly in the ILX’s target demographic. Read More…

Lexus LFA vs Acura NSX! – Head 2 Head

Posted in Acura, Educational, Import Rides, Lexus, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | July 26th, 2012 | 2 Responses |

Acura NSX vs Lexus LFA

Even though it’s over 20 years old there is no doubt that the Acura NSX is still one of the worlds premier super cars. When it first hit the streets it was touted as the first true exotic that you could and more importantly would, drive everyday. It had bulletproof reliability, stellar styling and a presence that would make Ferrari’s of the day run for cover. Motor Trend’s Johnny Lieberman recently got a hold of an old NSX as well as a new Lexus LFA to run a very cool old versus new comparison. Click through to check it out.

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2012 Acura ZDX Advance: RideLust Review

Posted in Acura, Car Reviews, Featured, Import Review, Import Rides, RideLust Review by Kurt Ernst | July 9th, 2012 | 1 Response |

2012 Acura ZDX Advance

Thumbs Up: Chances are you won’t see another in your neighborhood

Thumbs Down: Ineffective A/C, a design that asks for too many concessions to style

Buy This Car If: The idea of a hatchback coupe styled crossover appeals to you

The duck billed platypus, it’s been said, is an animal designed by committee. It’s got a beaver-like tail, but its snout more closely resembles the beak of a giant bird, smashed flat in a hydraulic press. It’s got webbed feet, but males also get a poison-injecting spur on their hind ankle. It’s a mammal, yet its offspring are hatched from eggs. Finally, it relies on electrolocation, not eyesight, to locate and track its prey. In other words, the platypus seems to defy convention, proving that the universe doesn’t always like order. Read More…

2013 Acura RDX Tech Package: RideLust Review

Posted in Acura, Car Reviews, Featured, Import Review, RideLust Review by Kurt Ernst | June 19th, 2012 | 1 Response |

2013 Acura RDX

Thumbs Up: Better looks, more power better fuel economy.

Thumbs Down: No blind spot or cross-path warning?

Buy This Car If: You want a compact luxury crossover with bulletproof reliability.

The first-generation Acura RDX was an answer to a question that few buyers were asking. It was relatively sporty, given it’s forced-induction four-cylinder engine and available Super Handling All Wheel Drive, but it was also a thirsty beast, returning just 19 mpg around town and 24 mpg on the highway in front-drive trim. Opting for the SH-AWD drivetrain lowered this even further, to 17 mpg city and 22 mpg highway. For a compact crossover those were disappointing numbers. Read More…

What would you buy for $30k?

Posted in Acura, Best of, Car Deals, Import Rides, Rants & Raves, Rides by MrAngry | December 13th, 2011 | 10 Responses |

Acura NSX

So there you are, sitting around the house with that $30k in your pocket that you’ve allotted for the purchase of your next car. You’ve looked at some domestic new cars like V6 powered Mustang’s, Challenger’s and Camaro’s, as well as some imports like Subaru WRX’s, Nissan Altima coupes and the Volkswagen GTI, however nothing seems to fit your fancy. What about a good used car though? I mean $30K will give you the ability to purchase some pretty serious hardware. You can go the modern muscle route by way of a used BMW M5, Chrysler SRT and or Mercedes-Benz AMG. Get sporty with any number of used STI’s, a Porsche Boxster or BMW M3, or if you’re crafty enough, you can even delve into the world of exotics. I found this out first hand this weekend when my buddy Alan stopped buy to show me his new ride.

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2012 Acura TL SH-AWD: RideLust Review

Posted in Acura, Car Reviews, Featured, Import Review, Promoted, RideLust Review by Kurt Ernst | November 15th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

2012 Acura TL SH-AWD

Thumbs Up: Fast, comfortable and quiet; a GT car with a bargain price tag.

Thumbs Down: Improved automatic transmission still disappoints.

Buy This Car If: You’re looking for a solid bargain in a luxury sport sedan.

It’s easy to jump on the Honda / Acura bashing bandwagon these days, and many critics feel that Honda has lost its way. While concessions were made to get the new Civic to market at a certain price point, in a certain time frame, the 2012 Acura TL is proof that the automaker still listens to its customers and still builds aspirational cars. Read More…

2011 Acura TSX V6: RideLust Review

Posted in Acura, Import Review, RideLust Review by Kurt Ernst | March 7th, 2011 | 5 Responses |

2011 Acura TSX V6

Thumbs Up: Comfortable, capable and relatively entertaining.

Thumbs Down: Even with a racing pedigree, it lacks soul.

Buy This Car If: You like your entry level luxury with a dose of sport.

In 2006, I was commuting 110 miles per day, in New York City rush hour traffic. My two year old BMW 325 was turning into a reliability nightmare, and with the warranty about to expire it was time to find a new ride before my 3 Series did indeed “Break My Wallet”. I started by narrowing the search to a sedan, since I needed the 4 door people-hauling capability. It had to be relatively fuel efficient, since I was putting on over 30,000 miles per year. It had to be comfortable, since I was spending a minimum of 3 hours per day behind the wheel. Finally, it had to have a shiftable automatic and had to provide at least some entertainment value. Read More…

It’s Official: Honda IS Working On The Next NSX

Posted in Acura, auto industry, Honda, News by Kurt Ernst | February 9th, 2011 | 4 Responses |
Honda HSV-010

Honda's HSV-010GT. Image: Morio

Honda was well into the development process of an NSX successor when the global economy went south, forcing Honda to shelve the project. The car ultimately became Honda’s HSV-010GT race car, campaigned in the Japanese Super GT Series. That posed a problem, as Super GT cars were supposed to be based on production cars, and the HSV-010GT wasn’t. While not technically illegal, the absence of a road-going version of the HSV-010GT violated the spirit of competition, something Honda president Takanobu Ito hopes to put right. Last Friday, Ito confirmed that Honda has restarted development of a high end sports car based on the HSV-010GT race car. Read More…