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Any 2.4L six-speed ILX owners want to chime in on this quoted text from the article:

. The gear lever action feels vague and disconnected, and then it behaves oddly notchy at times. I expected the engine response to be immediate, but it’s merely mediocre until VTEC engages and everything wakes up. This engine does sound great throughout the rev range, however, but it doesn’t match the rest of the car’s character.
I heard nothing but good things from every 2.4L six-speed ILX owner i've come across, surprised the reviewer feels that way.
 

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On my test drive of the 2.4 M, the shifter/clutch combo was so smooth and effortless that it felt like I was shifting gears with my mind only. I only had to think "downshift and rev match", and the car did just that! The clutch was lightweight but still very tactile, an excellent combination if you have the misfortune of having to slog through stop-and-go traffic.

Honestly, the ultra-smooth manual transmission paired with the rev-happy engine was almost enough to sell the car.
 

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The reviewer is entitled to his opinion.. however.. I am sure his opinion is a rare one.

I wonder what shifter he DOES like... I feel bad for him, honestly.
 

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have any problems with the shifting at all. I've never owned an AT car, and the clutch is smooth and short, as is the shifter. While a bit "notchy" I think it's a good thing. Almost feels like a short shifter. I only wish it had a different gear ratio. It feels weird shifting to 4th in a residential and the mpg pays for it
 

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Any 2.4L six-speed ILX owners want to chime in on this quoted text from the article:



I heard nothing but good things from every 2.4L six-speed ILX owner i've come across, surprised the reviewer feels that way.
Having driven many manual cars before. From a Honda Civic base 5 speed to a Audi R8 to trucks... The 6 speed on the ILX is a great manual. The 2.4L is one of the most responsive motors in the class and the shifter is effortless. If he means disconnected I guess that is understandable.. It is shifter cables. But what is he comparing it to? I don't know any other manual in the class that has a good shifter.

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Having driven many manual cars before. From a Honda Civic base 5 speed to a Audi R8 to trucks... The 6 speed on the ILX is a great manual. The 2.4L is one of the most responsive motors in the class and the shifter is effortless. If he means disconnected I guess that is understandable.. It is shifter cables. But what is he comparing it to? I don't know any other manual in the class that has a good shifter.
That true, most of the transmissions Honda made were accompanied by either shift linkages or cables. The only ones I know of that are different were the Acura NSX and Honda S2000 which felt really refined.
 

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I little bit know about it.ILX extends the brand down toward the compact segment, giving buyers real model differentiation. And the ILX brings Acura its first hybrid car.The ILX Hybrid and Civic Hybrid also share a power train, a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine complemented by an electric motor. The engine produces 111 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque, while the motor, powered by a lithium ion battery, makes 23 horsepower and 78 pound-feet of torque. The electric motor steps in to help the engine during acceleration and enables idle-stop, in which the engine shuts down when the ILX Hybrid is stopped in traffic. The power gets fed to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission.
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