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Pros: all maintenance parts are designed for do-it-yourselfers
Cons: The AC control, it looks simple but is not logical in designThe initial quality was good but right now we are at 78000 miles and the car is falling apart, there are rattles everywhere. Our 1989 Accord LXI still runs like a tank, no rattles-nothing.
THE BEST CAR I EVER OWNED
Pros: THE LOOKS
Cons: USING PREMIUM FUELHANDLING,LOOKS,DEPENDABILITY-ITS GOT IT ALL!. AND I GET 33 MILES TO THE GAL.WITH THE CRUISE SET TO 69 MPH ON TRIPS 200 MILES OR MORE. I LIKED IT SO MUCH I BOUGHT AN 08 TL FOR MY WIFE.
Pros: Audio and GPS system
Cons: SuspensionI very much like everything about the car except there is a clunking sound when hitting a good sized bump in the road.
Pros: Quiet at cruising speeds
Cons: Lack of fit and finish for price of carDespite paying substantially less than MSRP, I'm a little disappointed with the car considering its price tag. Some interior bits can have a little rattle to them when going over moderate bumps. Trunk liner is already sagging away from its weather stripping, and even the key has a screw in it that turns itself loose after 1000 miles and can vibrate when in the ignition. Considering list of standard features, I would expect push-button start to be standard on all models without having to pay $3800 more for the tech-package. Acura could also benefit from offering ala-cart options; such as NAV independent of the expensive tech-package. 18' wheels should also come standard as large arches on the 'uniquely' styled exterior swallow the base models 17'.
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.
Third Acura Best One Yet
Pros: Interior and sharp looks
Cons: Air cond maybe a little noisyAfter driving MB,BMW, Infiniti, Lexus, Cadillac, and Audi, I drove the Acura last. After about 5 minutes driving I knew I found my new car. Overall it was the best value among all the others. I have had Acura's in the past but this one is great. Good job Acura on a outstanding product once again. BTW, photo's do not do this car justice it is much different when you actually see it.