It looks good, but I can' say whether I like it or not until I actually get to use it in the vehicle. I'm sure it works fine. It's mostly just a matter of how it actually feels to each individual. Some will like it, others will want an actual stick to shift just for the feel.
I actually like the stick.....I used to love manual, but too many miles each year (and they don't offer), so the stick at least for downshifting at least gave feel of old days. Guess I will have to get used to paddle shifters. Thinking about the V6 but have to see how the power is in the I4 when I finally replace my 07 TL (173k but still running well)
Right now the push buttons are kind of cool and novel but I miss putting my 2007 TL in manual mode and using the stick instead of the paddles. Does it make any feel good that these push buttons resemble those in the Ferrari
I like the I4 stick mainly for the fact that I can place my hand on it while driving and I like this habit a lot.
When I test drove V6 it took me a while to get used to the selector options but it is doable for sure. One thing that the manual or Acura for that matter does not elaborate is on how water/spill resistant the selector is as this would be my worry for sure.
I have found that my leg is a comfortable alternative to the gear shift lever, so I do not miss it. The selector and trim stands up very well as I experienced after leaving the roof tilted during an unexpected rain storm. So you can take that off the list of concerns.
I have adapted to it and if I have to drive automatic I would certainly go for this as I think its the best option among AT's. It also presents certain advantages in that when you turn the engine off it automatically goes to park so it wouldn't roll if you forgot. Also it makes the console completely visually accessible. The fact that MB put it in "the tree" was a huge put off for me as I felt like I was driving my Dad's old Buick.
On a side note (not hi-jacking the thread) I was very happy that my old Accord rims fit on the car so I didn't have to get new winter rims.
^^But the tires are a different diameter so I hope you got new tires, otherwise your speedometer will be way off. You would have need new TPMS sensors as well or have to deal with the constant warning indicators.
Thanks for the concern and it would certainly be merited but my old winter tires from my TL fit perfectly (235/18 Blizzaks). I did spring for the TPMS sensors when I switched the tires to the new rims ($40/corner)./Users/davidkroeker/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Originals/2014/2014-12-01/IMG_0035.JPG