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    16,000 Mile / 10 Month Review

    Alright so I’ve owned my 2013 2.0 for about 10 months now, 16,000 Miles. Overall I am pleased with the car, I love the styling and it still catches looks from people (Mostly people a lot older than me lol). I still do not see many of them around, though now someone at my work has also bought a 2014 I think I've only seen 3-4 on the road since I got mine where as I pretty much see an TSX or TL every day. Granted those have been out longer. I've started to develop a hate for the acceleration or lack thereof. Mostly driving on congested Dallas freeways I can find the car to be a pain to merge or change lanes without getting ran over, It is painfully slow for my taste though a little better in sport mode. My average MPG over 16k miles is exactly 27.0mpg, I drive about 90% Highway so this number may look low but I have a heavy foot and get stuck in a lot of traffic. My only other complaints would be the factory tires, basically they suck imo. Mine are really bad in wet weather, not sure if anyone else has that issue my tires but starting about 8500 miles my tires decided they hated rain and if I have to stop fast they like to skid some. I complained to the dealer but the tread is fine so their only recommendation is to buy new tires to my liking out of pocket.

    I’ve had no issues with the car except the dealer recently replaced the battery, I didn’t have any issues with it but they said it failed a test and replaced it. I have the prepaid maintenance till 50k so they covered it so not a big deal. Basically the car goes in every 3500 miles and they change the oil etc etc and whatever else. Apparently my prepaid maintenance does not include air filters, which I found odd but I just bought a new one for $10 on ebay. Not a big deal.

    On a closing note, the car is great and I would recommend it to anyone wanting a relatively inexpensive and reliable luxury car that gets good mpg. The ILX isn’t much more expensive than a Civic and has a lot more class. Though I think it's missing a few things to justify the price of premium package. I see it more as a disposable car though, I cannot see us keeping this car more than 2 more years. In the next 6 months it will become my wife's car when I buy an SS Camaro and I know she is not a huge fan of how small it is so it may not last long after she has it.

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    "disposable car"

    That does not sound very good. Your review seems to say that the ilx is adequate but not amazing. And its also not very nice to hear about the tires not doing well in the rain. None of these things you mentioned sound like a deal breaker, but I also feel like there are other cars out there that are comparable that may not have these issues.

    I can't say for sure because I do not have an ILX, I am just making the rounds trying to decide which car to buy right now.

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    Huge difference in price and performance between the SS and the ILX; not exactly a fair comparison. I assume you have a 2.0L/auto ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick View Post
    "disposable car"

    That does not sound very good. Your review seems to say that the ilx is adequate but not amazing. And its also not very nice to hear about the tires not doing well in the rain. None of these things you mentioned sound like a deal breaker, but I also feel like there are other cars out there that are comparable that may not have these issues.

    I can't say for sure because I do not have an ILX, I am just making the rounds trying to decide which car to buy right now.
    Pretty sure if he had a 2.4 6 speed the acceleration wouldn't be an issue. I am 1,500 miles into a 2014 6 speed ILX and am loving every second I am in the car.

    Granted my only issue would be the fact I had a J30a4 6 speed accord and could really feel the torque in comparison to the k24z7..

    If I drive highway at 70 mph, I am averaging 35 mpg.

    With my current commute to work which is about 100% highway but sit in bumper to bumper traffic for aobut 20-30 minutes daily and average around 30-32 mpg.

    Buy the ILX

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILX6speed View Post
    Pretty sure if he had a 2.4 6 speed the acceleration wouldn't be an issue.

    Buy the ILX
    We got the same exact car!, I have 1600miles, avg 32.7mpg and love every second as well!

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    Keep in mind the review was made by a Camaro owner.




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    Quote Originally Posted by iVtecOften View Post
    We got the same exact car!, I have 1600miles, avg 32.7mpg and love every second as well!
    lol as well as 1/4 of the users here.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ilxluv View Post
    lol as well as 1/4 of the users here.
    +1 lol

    Quote Originally Posted by iVtecOften View Post
    We got the same exact car!, I have 1600miles, avg 32.7mpg and love every second as well!
    I bet I'll have more mileage on the ILX at the end of the year before you lol

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    I was referring the same color and year.

    6sp, you prob will since I have a few cars to drive =P

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilxluv View Post
    Keep in mind the review was made by a Camaro owner.
    I've owned 3 Camaro's and currently own a 2011 V6 that is getting swapped for a SS, what does that have to do with anything though?

    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
    Huge difference in price and performance between the SS and the ILX; not exactly a fair comparison. I assume you have a 2.0L/auto ?
    Not really, the base SS is about the same $ as my 2.0 premium. It's a different car though yes performance wise. I'm actually buying a used SS, so its less then my ILX was. I'm in the 26k range for an SS.

    I didn't post a bad review lol, I just said it was slow and the tires suck. I still like the way the car looks, actually love the styling. The ILX was the first new car I ever bought for myself and I was proud of that, everything else I wanted was out of my range or had too many miles used to justify the price and apr of financing a used car. Mainly IS250 and BMW 3 Series were the other choices. I actually wanted an ATS but at the time the dealers had the cheapest ones marked well past 35k and Caddy new APR was nowhere near the 0.9% Acura was offering. Honestly I didn't mean to offend with the disposable car comment. Really for me the car is nothing i'm going to gush over and say "OMG, I'm going to own this forever!". It's a great everyday car, style, mpg and luxury at a decent cost. Not perfect though, I mean c'mon for 31k the passenger seat could at least be automatic

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