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Old 24 Aug 2007, 01:46 pm
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Default What is your opinion of Acura's line of vehicles? Do they compete with BMW, Mercedes, Lexus?

I have a TL and also wonder if it is considered an expensive luxury car?
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 01:48 pm
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i think so. i think the tl competes with the 3 series bmw or is350, but the is350 is sportier looking. but i think they are competing for the same market.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 01:54 pm
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i own a repair shop and all things aside they are building as good of a car i think as the rest are,they just have to catch up to them on sales but what all they have to offer right now is equal to or better than some of the rest,all that separates them right now is price,and that's about it,as far as being a good reliable car they are,good luck with hope this helps.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 02:00 pm
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I own an Acura and will continue to do so. They certainly are competitive within the luxury car market, but they don't do alot of prestige advertising, so I think they lag a bit in sales. You rarely see a scantilly clad model swooning over an Acura the media. The problem with BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Lexus is parts availability and finding someone competent to work on them. I have a friend that has had their 1 year old BMW to the dealership 3 times for an inop gas guage, guess what, it still doesn't work. I don't know if I'd consider it an expensive luxury car, but it is definately in the luxury car market.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 02:04 pm
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TLs are great cars. Honestly, although they should be, Acuras don't appear to have the same cache as BMW, Mercedes, or Lexus. My guess is that Lexus caught on to the luxury market early, introducing its flagship model (LS400) as its first model to get luxury buyers interested and then building down the line from there. Acura made the mistake of offering a small, 4-cylinder economy car as its first model and then building up. While at the time this boosted sales significantly for Acura, Lexus's LS400 built an image of luxury and prestige that Acura still has yet to attain.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 02:08 pm
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the acura line can compete with the lexus, bmw on reliability, resale value and being expensive. The mercedes has gone downhill and is out of the that car league. the rl is up there in price.
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