The seam on the shifter faces your palm. It's not uncommon in the type of tire it is, but Acura is trying to take steps to make sure that you are happy. Its SportShift automatic transmission can be left alone or played with to extract some of the joys embodied in a stiff platform and powerful drivetrain. New Car Test Drive correspondent Tom Lankard is based in Northern California; with Mitch McCullough reporting from Los Angeles. If the car sat for more than 24 hours it wouldn't start. This is by far the best looking Acura sedan ever made and one of the best looking sedans of any brand.
The exceptional navigation system is just that, above all with voice recognition, which also works othre systems on the car s! If your over the 6 mark you lose out. The trailing edge of the trunk lid is sharply crested, with a pleasing Kamm-like aero-overhang. How is your car with regard to these anomalies? High-intensity-discharge xenon headlights keep the road illuminated at night. As a daily driver it's an excellent car that combines sport and luxury perfectly. Barely noticeable hissing around the side windows' trailing edges could well have been more reflective of the test car's early production status than of any design shortcoming.
The quality of the interior materials would rival some of its more costly competitors. General Comments: I am disappointed with a few things. Our driving routes traversed suburban neighborhoods, two-lane backroads and multi-lane highways, and included a racetrack, where limits could be explored without interruption from flashing red lights and screaming sirens, or the unexpected bus or motorhome. Shift levers and patterns for both transmissions fall readily to hand. Side-impact door beams provide rigidity and protection as part of Acura's Advanced Compatibility Engineering overall energy-dissipation concept.
The system can pair with up to six phones. Lack of fluid circulation caused excessive clutch disc wear. They were no longer damping the suspension and the car was starting to wallow and bob over dips and bumps. My private mechanic recommended Acura parts even though they cost three to four times as much. Tech fans will find a lot to like here, but there are some minor shortcomings as well.
Had to have car towed to Acura dealer and have helicoil repair. The curved dashboard is trimmed in leather and genuine aluminum metal, which accentuates the blue lighting. We found it took 20 seconds after starting the car before we could perform the electronic version of signing a legal agreement and get a map, which seems like a long time when you're in a hurry. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. To prevent this, it must be disconnected from the electrical system. Severe scalloping where parts of tread show fabric and other areas have plenty of tread left.
The dash is turning white while the front air bag covering is actually becoming inundated with dark lines. Molded rocker panels beneath the doors with a chip-resistant finish visually widen the car's lower body. I do not expect any single vehicle to be perfect in all categories as so many do, how absurd. In 13 years never had a single problem. If the seat is farther than a half inch from the forward position, the airbag deploys in either single or dual-stage mode based on the severity of the collision. Adjusting the directional surround controls on the main screen was effective, but we never felt as if we heard the sweet spot. You have designed such wonderfully fun, totally reliable vehicles.
General Comments: I love my car. Well, this car sure did it for me. Hands-free, wireless, cellular telephone capability employing Bluetooth technology is built in. The exterior is available in seven paint colors, and the body silhouette has the classic Acura long, sloping hood line and short rear. On the highway I'm usually around 31 mpg. Can the German brands match this! The right-hand pod contains the fuel and water temperature gauges.
I never thought I would utter these words, but I will no longer buy Japanese until they reveal themselves worthy of my money I have never bought anything other than Japanese cars since 1980. The roof is an inch taller, and the track is wider to improve handling and stability. The rear looks conservative when compared to the dramatic styling of the rest of the car. It's a fully equipped luxury performance sedan in midsize dimensions. It's easy to program and gives clear and accurate descriptions visibly and audibly. Fender flares stretch the body over and wrap snugly around the tires. Frontal airbags are dual-stage and dual-threshold, meaning they deploy at different rates depending on the severity of the crash and whether the front seat occupants are belted in.
Seating is comfortable, with four-way power adjustment for the front passenger and eight-way, including lumbar, for the driver. This was already evident prior to the purchase of the car. Or settle back with some good tunes from the state-of-the-art stereo and book the evening's repast and lodging while following the navigation system's mobile arrow pointing the way across the country. One thing I'd like to complain about is the dashed crack and I have ceramic tint with an often used windshield blind! Newly added colors this year include Royal Blue Pearl, Alabaster Silver, and Deep Green Pearl. In 9 years I have not seen a car mechanics besides the routine break jobs and oil change! I purchased Lifetime Alignment with Firestone. Using time of day and direction of travel, this gadget calculates the sun's position relative to the car to adjust side-to-side interior temperatures to maintain desired settings.
The car moves without hesitation and invites the driver to floor it. Tweaks for 2006 help reduce torque steer, which can otherwise pull the vehicle slightly to one side under heavy acceleration. I had the car towed to the local dealer and after inspection he told me it was the bluetooth component that was draining the battery! I drive this car 25k per year, and still enjoy driving it. Acura designed the manual transmission models with a firmer suspension and limited slip differential. A seamless dash masks the presence of the passenger-side front airbag, making for a more elegant and stylish look.