2016 Acura ILX A-Spec Test Drive

?2016 Acura ILX Tech Plus A-Spec Sedan? Acura?s entry level sedan eliminates negative issues When Acura dealers felt the need for an entry level vehicle to be offered as part of their premium inventory, the Acura team (Honda?s luxury division) answered the call with an all-new 2013 ILX sedan lineup. Essentially it was a worthwhile…

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2016 Acura ILX Test Drive

By Bill Schaffer Calistoga, Calif. ? My mother always judged my success with a simple question, ?Are you happy.? She didn?t seem to care what I was doing or, how much I was making, success always boiled down to the answer of that three word question. I suppose a similar test could be advanced when…

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2014 Acura ILX Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When Acura rolled out the new ILX about a year and one-half ago it was met with mixed emotions and sales were slow to start. Since then the compact luxury sedan has found traction and it has advanced to become the top selling model in the Acura lineup during recent…

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2013 Acura ILX

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Cars, often like people, don?t always project the best first impression. After attending the ILX introduction in March I came away thinking the Acura ILX was okay, but with little ?wow? factor.?? Since then, I?ve driven the new smallest Acura and couple of more times, and it gets better every…

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Test Drive: 2013 Acura ILX Premium

Little car, big price tag. The 2013 Acura ILX is the Honda Civic underneath. And just to make it immediately clear, critics have panned the new Civic virtually across the board. We automotive journalists have accused Honda of neutering the Civic, making it boring and cheap inside and out. Critics have derided Honda for all…

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First Drive: Acura ILX

By Bill Schaffer   Scottsdale, AZ ? Every premium auto brand needs a place to start, and for Acura, that starting point had been the TSX for many years.? However, as the TSX grew, matured and got more expensive up to a range from $31,000 to $39,000, it became less obtainable for shoppers who wanted…

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Test Drive: 2013 Acura ILX 2.0 Tech Sedan

?Acura?s ILX Entry Sedan comes three ways? Acura dealers felt the need for an entry level vehicle to be offered as part of their premium inventory. Honda?s luxury division Acura team has answered the call with the all-new 2013 ILX sedan lineup ? or have they? Some members of the automotive press and consumers may…

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