As Acura most successful and most selling product, the new 2009 TSX has a lot of ground to cover. Acura didn’t mess with success and designs the new TSX with similar cues as the out going generation. To satisfy the demands of its customers, Acura made the new TSX bigger and with a revised engine, producing slightly lower horsepower but more improved torque. More pictures and witty comments after the click. Continue reading
So the buzz is out! Well, at least according to a nameless source from Edmunds.com, Honda will finally build a top of the line over the top luxury full size sedan featuring all of Honda’s latest technology and the first ever production V8. Under Honda’s own luxury brand, Acura, the car will carry on the RL moniker, which in turn was Honda Legend. Continue reading
Being featured as an enforcer car on the Ultraman show in Japan really shows the futuristic if not cartoony design of Honda Insight. Honda’s first hybrid vehicle might not be as popular as Toyota Prius, but just what happens when you put a high output motor into a body of a purposed built efficient hybrid shell? Sheer unadulterated fun… More witty comments and pictures after the click. Continue reading
Well, apparently, my intention of upgrading this blog into something more “enjoyable” to view has been met with numerous challenges. I’ve took a domain name… Well, it’s a no brainer what the name is (you’ll know soon enough), but I couldn’t find the “it” template to use. Luckily, a good friend of mine offered his help to modify the new site visuals. There’s also time problem, as like before, this is my toughest month of my life (part final). This month could very well dictates my future literally.
Until the new website is ready, please enjoy some news I collect about Honda Accord in the United States (US and global, not the sexy Euro version) this past week.
Basically, the Accord has been with Car and Driver’s 10 best car since its 32 years of existence, a record breaking 22 times. What not to love from the Accord? Being the best in the United States of America means that Accord offers the perfect balance of performance, comfort and economy, something that its competitor must sacrifice at least 1 aspect of what Accord has from the start. Car and Driver praises Accord’s driving responsiveness and highly ergonomic interior, the editor also mentioned how steeply reclined the back seat is… Probably giving it delicious seating posture for those back seat drivers.
We have the Accord sedan and exclusive for America is the Coupe version, a supposedly grown up Prelude (RIP) and a sporty Accord. Although sporty and Accord shouldn’t be said in one sentence because the Accord is basically a family car, it actually works. Motortrend tests and compared three FF coupes available in America which are the Accord Coupe, Nissan Altima Coupe, and Mitsubishi Eclipse. The Accord wins hands on in this comparison, being the longest wheelbase around, it sits 5 adult comfortably, and with the best drivability in the comparison, the Accord brings home the gold. Even though Accord’s 3.5L produces 268HP, less than Altima’s 270HP, the overall combination of fun to drive decimates the competition.
There you go, the Accord, it has the looks of a so-so vanilla ice cream cone, but when you drive it you’ll swear you are licking a strawberry Sunday surprise for sure, a super ice cream taste without the fancy dressing.