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Hey guys, just bought an ILX last night. Traded in a 2006 Cadillac Cts for it. Loved the caddy but the mpg on it was awful (17-18mpg at best) and it had close to 100k miles. I had the Caddy customized some so I'm already missing the attention it got but I love the mpgs the ILX gets and the classiness of it. This is my first non GM car, i've been a GM owner since I started driving. 2 Camaros, 2 Grand Prixs and a CTS. Gm just doesn't make anything new with decent mpgs that interests me. I actually went into the Dealer interested in a used 2012 TSX and they had my drive this and got me a lower apr and payment on a new ILX Premium then a used TSX. I drove both and part of me preferred the TSX over the ILX but the 0 miles instead of 19k miles on the TSX mixed with the push button start and back up camera won me over.
 

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welcome

just curious but out of all the fuel efficient cars to go with, why a ILX? not often do i see a long time GM guy start buying Japanese.
 

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Honestly I've always been a fan of Acura, I always felt them to be classy without saying "look at me". The car my wife had when we first go together was a 91 acura legend. I've been a long time gm owner but honestly the current lineup that gets good mpg does not impress me. I drive 80-100 miles a day and that was running me $20 a day just to drive my Cadillac. yMy goal for a new car was 30mpg+ highway, issue with that was there was actually very few cars I would drive that got 30mpg+ The only other fuel efficient option I had my eye on was a cadillac ats, but even the lowest of the low model was $4k more then the ILX and a similar featured one was 6-7k more. I was not interested in a Verona or Regal, Chevrolet has nothing that is not generic and overly fleet used imo.
 

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Congrats and welcome to the forum
 

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....... not often do i see a long time GM guy start buying Japanese.
LOL that was me in 1984 with my first purchase of a then new CRX;and I've never looked back :cool:
 

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Welcome to the forum! I am also in Texas; DFW more specifically so glad to have you :)

Which trim ILX did you get? Sounds like at least a premium if you have the back up.
 

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Hey Trentimus, I got a premium 2.0. I'm also in DFW, I live in Dallas/Cedar Hill area and work out towards plano
 

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Awesome! You should get pictures of your car up sometime and congrats on the purchase.

I live in the Ft. Worth/Keller area and work in Westlake which is just short of Southlake/Grapevine! Small world :p
 

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You sir made the right choice. Not many $30k cars on the market that are reliable, luxurious, fuel efficient & classy looking (and probably more). I find build quality on Acura's and Honda's to be really good.

In my family we have had 2 Honda's so far, a 86 Accord bought brand new, and retired in 2006 cause the rust on the body was way too much, but it still ran strong. Now a 2012 Civic Coupe EX which runs flawlessly. For a vehicle in it's first year of production it's running amazingly, no issues.

HONDA FTW!
 

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Def wouldn't mind a reliable car. I'll say this about the caddy, it was gorgeous and got compliments all the time but I owned it for 3 years, put about 64k miles on it. In that time it went to the dealer prob 15 times for problems, at one point around 46k miles it developed a ghost brake problem where I would lose all braking pressure and it would go to the floor at random times. It took the dealer 8 months at 9 visits to figure out the issue after pretty much rebuilding the entire brake system. at 81k miles when I traded it in the car looked amazing but the windshield washer didn't work, the right turn signal was shorted or something where it would flash my brights when I turned it on. The car would still randomly lose braking if I pressed on the brakes going over bumps. It was just time to get rid of it
 

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Welcome! you will definitely get the kick and the same time good MPG on the ILX.. great choice!
 

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I also just got the Acura ILX and I love it. I have been a long time Toyota person and don't have any issues with Toyota/Lexus. I was looking for a front wheel drive car and is mostly why I wasn't considering Lexus. I saw the ILX and for the price was just a deal I couldn't pass up. I was looking for a car for the MPGs and around 30 on average was definitely something that was important in picking this car. I picked the 2.0 premium and really like it. It's got a sharp design and enough horse power when needed. The interior is luxurious for an intro car and I love the rims. The push button start is standard even on the base model and that was another plus with choosing Acura. The sound system in the premium is also something I am very happy with. The only thing I wished it had standard would be home link for the garage door, but I can easily manage without.
 

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I also just got the Acura ILX and I love it. I have been a long time Toyota person and don't have any issues with Toyota/Lexus. I was looking for a front wheel drive car and is mostly why I wasn't considering Lexus. I saw the ILX and for the price was just a deal I couldn't pass up. I was looking for a car for the MPGs and around 30 on average was definitely something that was important in picking this car. I picked the 2.0 premium and really like it. It's got a sharp design and enough horse power when needed. The interior is luxurious for an intro car and I love the rims. The push button start is standard even on the base model and that was another plus with choosing Acura. The sound system in the premium is also something I am very happy with. The only thing I wished it had standard would be home link for the garage door, but I can easily manage without.
Welcome!

I am kinda thinking of genuine pigging myself and trying to see if i can buy that homelink piece and anything that goes with it... maybe we can just swap one in with a simple install?
 

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I also just got the Acura ILX and I love it. I have been a long time Toyota person and don't have any issues with Toyota/Lexus. I was looking for a front wheel drive car and is mostly why I wasn't considering Lexus. I saw the ILX and for the price was just a deal I couldn't pass up. I was looking for a car for the MPGs and around 30 on average was definitely something that was important in picking this car. I picked the 2.0 premium and really like it. It's got a sharp design and enough horse power when needed. The interior is luxurious for an intro car and I love the rims. The push button start is standard even on the base model and that was another plus with choosing Acura. The sound system in the premium is also something I am very happy with. The only thing I wished it had standard would be home link for the garage door, but I can easily manage without.
You made the right choice, the only small FWD Toyota i can think of is the Corolla. Thank god you went with the ILX over that
 

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You made the right choice, the only small FWD Toyota i can think of is the Corolla. Thank god you went with the ILX over that
Toyota improved a lot on the corolla over the years. The horrible suspension was a turn off, but it was the ultimate BASIC entry level sedan and the most obvious its horrible looks.
I need to stop talking about corolla's....im having flashbacks of horrible drivers in beige corolla's LOL
 

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I grew up in Richardson/Plano, TX. Now I'm up in Oregon. If I'm happy enough with the 2014 ILX refresh to buy it, I'll let you know how the 2.4 Premium does on twisty, snowy, mountain roads ;)

-Gary
 
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