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Old 10 Apr 2006, 09:08 pm
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Default 2008 - TL - V8

I Understand the the 2008 TL will be a major change from the current model.
It's rumored to offer an optional V8, amoung other new options. I'm not sure
if this is true, or someone's BS. If it does prove true, then I can't wait to
see
what it's like.


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Old 10 Apr 2006, 09:51 pm
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Default Re: 2008 - TL - V8


"William" <Willb01@purenet.com> wrote in message
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>I Understand the the 2008 TL will be a major change from the current model.
> It's rumored to offer an optional V8, amoung other new options. I'm not
> sure
> if this is true, or someone's BS. If it does prove true, then I can't wait
> to
> see
> what it's like.
>

Given the ever increasing price of gas why would they opt for a V8 now?


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Old 11 Apr 2006, 06:19 pm
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Default Re: 2008 - TL - V8

"michael t" <thomas.mj@zzzz.com> wrote:
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>"William" <Willb01@purenet.com> wrote in message
>news:5cE_f.170261$9g7.109256@fe08.usenetserver.co m...
>>I Understand the the 2008 TL will be a major change from the current model.
>> It's rumored to offer an optional V8, amoung other new options. I'm not
>> sure
>> if this is true, or someone's BS. If it does prove true, then I can't wait
>> to
>> see
>> what it's like.
>>

>Given the ever increasing price of gas why would they opt for a V8 now?
>
>

That's a very good question. Perhaps it just bad timing. I guess one could ask
why people still buy SUV's, although I'm sure many may have paused due to the
ever increasing price of gas.


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Old 11 Apr 2006, 06:32 pm
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Default Re: 2008 - TL - V8


"William" <Willb01@purenet.com> wrote in message
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> I Understand the the 2008 TL will be a major change from the current

model.
> It's rumored to offer an optional V8, amoung other new options. I'm not

sure
> if this is true, or someone's BS. If it does prove true, then I can't wait

to
> see
> what it's like.
>
>

What for. Is this current V6 inadequate.


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Old 12 Apr 2006, 03:28 am
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Default Re: 2008 - TL - V8

To keep pace with M-Benz they'll offer a V-8. They could shut off
cylinders 4-6-8 style (as they do with the Accord V-6) for economy operation
or hybridize a V-8 with electric motors/batts for urban use or build a V-8
multi-fuel diesel. Given the "weight" of all modern cars (they'd rather
talk about airbags, safety, luxury) a V-8 isn't rediculous. I preferred the
late Mr. Honda's philosophy: 4-cylinders and a low belt-line but that's not
exactly what the public seems to want. However, a V-8 is quite smooth.

Bill


"tww" <twaugh5@cox.net> wrote in message
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> "William" <Willb01@purenet.com> wrote in message
> news:5cE_f.170261$9g7.109256@fe08.usenetserver.com ...
> > I Understand the the 2008 TL will be a major change from the current

> model.
> > It's rumored to offer an optional V8, amoung other new options. I'm not

> sure
> > if this is true, or someone's BS. If it does prove true, then I can't

wait
> to
> > see
> > what it's like.
> >
> >

> What for. Is this current V6 inadequate.
>
>





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Old 12 Apr 2006, 05:42 pm
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"Bill Freeman" <bfree@netzero.net> wrote in message
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> To keep pace with M-Benz they'll offer a V-8. They could shut off
> cylinders 4-6-8 style (as they do with the Accord V-6) for economy

operation
> or hybridize a V-8 with electric motors/batts for urban use or build a V-8
> multi-fuel diesel. Given the "weight" of all modern cars (they'd rather
> talk about airbags, safety, luxury) a V-8 isn't rediculous. I preferred

the
> late Mr. Honda's philosophy: 4-cylinders and a low belt-line but that's

not
> exactly what the public seems to want. However, a V-8 is quite smooth.
>
> Bill

Although I am a Honda 4 cylinder type -- have an 01 Prelude and think the
S2000 and Civic Si are the "right stuff," I should imagine Honda will do a
V8 that will water your eyes and be fuel efficient too.

>
>
> "tww" <twaugh5@cox.net> wrote in message
> news:c1X_f.6953$EA3.1953@dukeread10...
> >
> > "William" <Willb01@purenet.com> wrote in message
> > news:5cE_f.170261$9g7.109256@fe08.usenetserver.com ...
> > > I Understand the the 2008 TL will be a major change from the current

> > model.
> > > It's rumored to offer an optional V8, amoung other new options. I'm

not
> > sure
> > > if this is true, or someone's BS. If it does prove true, then I can't

> wait
> > to
> > > see
> > > what it's like.
> > >
> > >

> > What for. Is this current V6 inadequate.
> >
> >

>
>
>
>



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Old 12 Apr 2006, 05:46 pm
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On Wed, 12 Apr 2006 18:42:03 -0400, tww said:

>> Bill

>Although I am a Honda 4 cylinder type -- have an 01 Prelude and think the
>S2000 and Civic Si are the "right stuff," I should imagine Honda will do a
>V8 that will water your eyes and be fuel efficient too.


Their V6 is pretty nice but not extremely fuel efficient.

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Old 14 Apr 2006, 12:04 pm
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having had the 1st gen Legend coupe, and now with the 2nd gen Legend coupe,
i concur.

I can imagine its a marketing thing, people would say,"...I can get a Lexus
with a V8 instead of a V6 Acura". But if Honda can pull off a torquey and
efficient 8, good on them. It would have to be an option cause the timing is
not good with gas prices nowadays, or forever. And they even have more
reason to, Toyo/Lex just came out with their hybrid GS.


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> On Wed, 12 Apr 2006 18:42:03 -0400, tww said:
>
> >> Bill

> >Although I am a Honda 4 cylinder type -- have an 01 Prelude and think the
> >S2000 and Civic Si are the "right stuff," I should imagine Honda will do

a
> >V8 that will water your eyes and be fuel efficient too.

>
> Their V6 is pretty nice but not extremely fuel efficient.
>
> --
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Old 14 Apr 2006, 12:17 pm
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On Fri, 14 Apr 2006 10:04:51 -0700, James S said:

>Toyo/Lex just came out with their hybrid GS.


Hybrid is total bullshit. It is not that much more efficient, and the
toll that the batteries put on the environment is stagering. Plus, who
wants to pay an extra $10,000 every 5 years for new batteries?

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Old 14 Apr 2006, 06:11 pm
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Venture Rider wrote:
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> Hybrid is total bullshit. It is not that much more efficient, and the
> toll that the batteries put on the environment is stagering. Plus, who
> wants to pay an extra $10,000 every 5 years for new batteries?
>


You know for a fact that owners of the original Prius are replacing
their batteries? For $10K?

In fact, they are not. Not replacing batteries and Toyota is not
charging $10K.

While I agree that hybrids don't appear to make economic sense, there's
no need to exaggerate their maintenance costs. However, the 2007 Camry
Hybrid, if it is priced at $25K, might make me change my mind.

Re. V8 in a TL: well few expected Honda to go with a turbo 4 (see Acura
RDX) so a very small displacement V8 shouldn't come as a complete
shock. Formula 1 rules have changed to a 2.4 L V8 turbo configuration,
haven't they?

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