I live near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (east coast).
I bought my first Acura in 2002 after driving fix me uppers and doing repairs in my driveway. First car was a 7 year old Volkswagen golf. Then upgraded to a Mazda Precidia, 1.6 V6 (smallest production V6 at the time). Would get brake fade if you pushed it to much! 2002 1.7 EL had similar performance and power band as precidia.
MY favourite cars so far is the 2009 TLX could push it into the corners and still get good gas mileage, don't know why I got rid of it! Fun fact, 145,000k traded it in, no brake job, paddle shifters are awesome!
2012 TLX had the dreaded oil consumption problem at 28,000k, replaced pistons and rings at 60k and then replaced the "engine" at 90k! $0 cost to us, Thank you Atlantic Acura.
Atlantic Acura has been "Awesome" to us! We had the car in the shop for 16 weeks total and got a loaner for the entire time. Sorry, but I don't see Toyota or Honda doing that.
@typeess just wish they had the technology in the cars before Ford and GM. The TLX in my mid is a big leap for Acura (Honda) to be finally adding technology to their vehicles (this car almost drives itself). Acura just put the technology under the hood and into the drive train, so you couldn't see it. I was waiting for a 2016 RDX, but it's not even going to have the CVT transmission or technology the TLX has. Looks like i'll wait till 2018 ish for an RDX!
We do 40k per year, ish, with lost's of road trips! What, when you have a fun car to drive road trips are fun.
@Alanjm53 we've been to Cali, but not in an Acura.
So, new TLX will be delivered mid May, Graphite Luster V6-Tech. I've already ordered my weathertech floor mats.
That's all for now,
(edts ar spelng mistks)