Why don't manufacturers offer "Premium Noise Insulation" packages for the non-luxury lines?
They cost optimize NVH is so many ways. You can always pay to have dynamat added, but I think you'll find it's pricey and still only gets you most of the way there. Glass thickness, suspension components, tire choices, sheet metal gauge, etc would all require tweaking and at that point they figure for the added cost (it would be a standalone model at higher price) buyers would be better off picking their up-market offerings. If you want a quieter Accord, there are Acura products that are likely better suited to you.
3 years ago
When did "Infiniti lost their way?" They never did lose their way, because outside of a small handful of great products, Infiniti made confused, uncompetitive, and poorly selling products from day 1
The only product at the time that was good or competitive was the flagship Q45Cima but even then nowhere near LS or Legend that they soon after discontinued (they reintroduced Cima back but were discontinued again). They only got traction and success after the G35/Skyline, and M/Fuga and FX (EX/SKyline Crossover was selling poorly so it doesn't count). They had a good run for about 10 years because of it but now everybody had moved to SUVs and they just weren't thinking about it or ready.
2 years ago
Toyota will disable key fob remote start unless you pay a monthly fee
But my wife has to pay Acura monthly to use the app, the only way to remote start her RDX. It's infuriating and illogical. The car is great, but that argument with them almost made me walk out of the showroom.
2 years ago
First camo shots of the Acura NSX facelift / Type R version.
I don't think the gearbox holds up against its German competitors, but it isn't terrible. It's a completely different car from the original nsx, but I think that it stands pretty well on its own. At the end of the day, I think its biggest problem is that not many people want to buy a nearly $200,000 car from acura.
2 years ago
I bought my dream car! A 3rd Generation Acura TL, 6 Speed!
I love your attitude. Your car is your dream car and you've got it! It's a fantastic feeling, whether it be a Ferrari or an Acura. I'm really happy for you, most people just keep chasing dreams, you've caught one! Happy highways!
4 years ago
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