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Pros: SHAWDI have owned three Honda EX's this is the ultimate Honda.
very good overall
Pros: performance and reliability
Cons: noiseynoisey tires and inside noise
Pros: SH All wheel drive
Cons: TransmissionThe 2008 RL with the technology package is a greaat car. We only have two complaints about the RL. 1. The transmission is very jerking in its down shifting when going up hills. THey need to fix this problem with a 6 or 7 speed transmission. 2. The trunk fir this type of luxury automobile is way too small at 13 cubi feet. It should be at least 16 or 17 cubic feet. Acura needs to increase their fuel efficiency to better than 30 MPG average.
Pros: seat comfort
Cons: poor ride qualityA very comfortable car to drive. Excellent seats, perfect driving position, and peppy performance makes one smile. However, that smile will disappear when the road becomes less than smooth. The ride is simply too harsh over ruts and bumps, and to make matters worse, an annoying buzzing noise emanates from the upper console. Of course when I took it to the dealer, the noise disappeared. In spite of it's good points I will not buy another TSX because of it's harsh ride.
the sports car suv
Pros: Being Behind the wheel.
Cons: NoseI purchased a 2010 Mdx-Adv/Ent about a month ago, before that I had spent countless hours on the Internet, along with test driving 5 other vehicles before making my final selection, they included 2 from Germany, 2 from the US. and 1 other Japanese/American. What set this vehicle apart from the others? I had to choose based on 4 categories, price, quality, dependability and driving excitement and when I added them all up the 2010 Mdx came out on top. First off lets talk $,between MSRP and my actual out the door price none of the other 5 could come close with the exception of the Enclave with 0% finance, my Mdx came in at .9% the 2 German and other Asian came in between 3.9 and 5.9% not to mention my MDX $150. over sticker. Second-comes quality, cut, fit and finish...seat comfort, materials used all said and done on par with imports costing 14-18K more, top notch materials used all around. Third-Dependability check out the reports from the #1 consumer mag.enough said. Finally driving excitement,this chassis was built to be driven,Acura fine tuned this suspension on Germany's famous Nurburgring test track and it shows, this suv wants to be driven, this you can do while being supported in comfort along the way.
Pros: comfort/ handling
Cons: worrying about the trannyI've owned this car for 25,000 miles. (Bought it with 97,000) So far it's the best Honda product I've had. (It's the fifth one) There is a recall on the transmission in these cars and mine was replaced with a new one at 62,000 so far so good. It's great around town and on the highway. I get between 23 and 29 mpg on the required premium fuel even though it's the type S with 270 HP. Lots of power and great handling for this mid size sedan.