2013 Acura ILX 2.4 Editor's Notebook [AutomobileMag]

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    2013 Acura ILX 2.4 Editor's Notebook [AutomobileMag]

    automobile mag let a lot of their editors get behind the wheel of the ILX, they did have things to note about the ILX, see what they had to say.... maybe some ILX owners here can relate 2013 Acura ILX 2.4 - Editor's Notebook - Automobile Magazine

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    I can't disagree with anything said and yes the OEM Michelin's are not my 1st choice ; in fact I noticed some mild hydroplaning recently. Well when the snow starts to fly here; and it will soon' there will be a proper set of Bridgestones on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
    I can't disagree with anything said and yes the OEM Michelin's are not my 1st choice ; in fact I noticed some mild hydroplaning recently. Well when the snow starts to fly here; and it will soon' there will be a proper set of Bridgestones on it
    The rubber could be stickier and better for daily driving and better suited for what the ILX is capable of doing. But I guess Acura had to cheap out somewhere.

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    It must have something to do with a contract with Michelin.. because those tires are outrageously expensive (for a consumer to buy) and they're pretty aweful.. Road noise, feedback and really it's only saving grace is the tires are tough.. they do last longer than most tires I have bought..


    But, that could also be because they don't inspire confidence like other tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trentimus View Post
    It must have something to do with a contract with Michelin.. because those tires are outrageously expensive (for a consumer to buy) and they're pretty aweful.. Road noise, feedback and really it's only saving grace is the tires are tough.. they do last longer than most tires I have bought..


    But, that could also be because they don't inspire confidence like other tires.
    I think these tires are heavier then your typical all season tire, bad thing especially when the ILX isn't a quiet vehicle to begin with, those tires just add to the noisy ride.

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    I wish the 2.4 would be added in with an auto option. I'd dump my 2.0 for a 2.4 auto as soon as they released one. Not a big fan of manuals for everyday use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasFright View Post
    I wish the 2.4 would be added in with an auto option. I'd dump my 2.0 for a 2.4 auto as soon as they released one. Not a big fan of manuals for everyday use.
    My guess is they don't wanna use the 5-speed in the 2.4 model and will probably release the 2.4 with a 6 speed so they can still show a good MPG number without overly nerfing the performance..

    But the 2.4 sings a sweet song and the manual works oh so well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasFright View Post
    I wish the 2.4 would be added in with an auto option. I'd dump my 2.0 for a 2.4 auto as soon as they released one. Not a big fan of manuals for everyday use.
    I don't get why they didn't have an automatic option, im sure Honda has a automatic transmission that can be mated to the 2.4L engine.

    Possible they wanted to keep the 2.4L model as true to performance as possible, only selling it in manual.

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    They continue to cater to the desires, or what is said, of American car buyers.. they thought most people in the segment would want the MPG gain over HP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trentimus View Post
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    But, that could also be because they don't inspire confidence like other tires.
    I couldn't agree more; recently bought some cheap Maxxis all seasons for the Si and like them better than the ILX Michelins

    ....and not a bad price either ........Maxxis Tires 41992000 Maxxis MA-V1 High Performance Radial
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