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    More Best Car speculation: V8 Acura RL
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    When we had the current-generation Acura RL in the Autoblog Garage, we thought that its understated design was attractive enough, but opined that it looked rather anonymous in the face of competitors such as the BMW 5-series, Infiniti M35 and especially the new Cadillac CTS. What may be a bigger problem to consumers is the lack of a V8 engine option, ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #87
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    The Chicago Auto Show wasn't that eventful, but that's what we lead off Autoblog Podcast episode #87 with. The Challenger was the biggest deal, followed by the Denali XT, and then a bunch of inconsequential things. We did find ourselves talking about the Suzuki Equator and the Ford Transit Connect, too. We give you our first up close and personal ...

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    Rumormill: Redesigned Acura RL coming to Chicago Auto Show
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    Our friends over at the Temple of VTEC got a hold of a communiqué from Acura regarding the automaker's plans for the 2009 TSX and RL. While it doesn't divulge the rumored drivetrain upgrades, both vehicles are apparently going to receiving several enhancements inside, including the AcuraLink Satellite Communication System and a premium sound upgrade ...

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    Honda recalling 43,000 Acuras for power steering hose
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    Those of you rolling in a 2005–2008 Acura RL take note: Honda has issued a recall for your power steering hose and being the educated consumer that you are, you won't have to wait by the mailbox to know about it.The high temperatures created by the V6 under the RL's hood are apparently causing some cracks to form in the power steering hose that could ...

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    LA 2007: Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive on display
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    Click the above picture for high-res image.All-wheel-drive systems are becoming an increasingly popular feature for large sedans. They allow for more exciting driving dynamics than pure front-wheel-drive, but also provide for increased fair weather traction over pure rear-wheel-drive. Acura revealed their all-wheel drive system dubbed Super Handling ...

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    Acura RL redesign seeking to address slow sales
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    Acura's RL has never fared well in a marketplace rife with V8s and rear-wheel-drive, but according to dealers, the next iteration of the brand's flagship sedan might finally bring it up to the level of its competitors. However, a story in Automotive News doesn't shed much light on what's in store.Dealers believe that a major makeover is coming, but when AN ...

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    Acura exec outlines future vehicle lineup
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    Acura's sales are down, and rather than try to be all cars to all buyers, filling niches is more the game plan. Product planning manager John Watts intimated that Acura's looking at segments with a narrower appeal, such as the now-defunct CL, and the possibility of a retractable hardtop vehicle, too. The MDX does well, and the new RDX is the darling of ...

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    IIHS tests reveals that money doesn't always buy safety
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    Click the image above for a gallery of all the IIHS contenders.The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just released its most recent round of crash tests, rating everything from the Kia Amanti to the BMW 5-series in one fell swoop. With a focus set on more luxury-oriented vehicles, the IIHS tested six new models to destruction, and walked away with ...

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    Spy Shots: Mystery Acura sedan
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    Acura's non-CUV lineup has been rather quiet lately while the Japanese, German, and American competition have been steadily adding new and refreshed models to their lineup. Judging by these spy shots in the California desert, that's all about to change. The folks over at KGP Photography caught a mystery Acura sedan testing in the middle of the night, and ...

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    Chicago Auto Show: The 2008 Saturn Vue Red Line shows its face
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    click above image to view live shots of the 2008 Saturn Red LineAdmittedly, hot-rodded cute-utes mystify many of us, but the kids seem to love 'em, and the Red Line version of Saturn's 2008 Vue should satisfy those looking for a combination of practicality and power. We're sure that some Saturn fans were not happy with the inclusion of Honda power in the ...

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    V8 Acura in the works
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    It's been speculated for some time that sales of Acura's luxo-barge offerings may be hindered by the automaker's lack of offering V8 power. According to Automotive News, this problem may be remedied soon.In an interview with Honda's president of R&D in the States, Hirohide Ikeno, he hinted that a new direction for Acura powerplants would debut at the ...

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    Honda enters Chinese luxury auto market with U.S. Acura brand
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    Honda's luxury brand, Acura, dropped off its first shipment of TL's at the port of Shanghai this week. The brand, developed originally by Honda Motor Co. for the U.S. market, has only recently pursued markets outside of North America.The TL is Acura's most successfully selling model in the U.S. Alongside the flagship RL's, the sedans will be sold in several ...

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    Forbes picks 'Safest Cars' for 2006
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    The list-meisters over at Forbes Magazine are at it again, this time short-listing what it says are the safest cars available in 2006. And it is indeed a short list-- just four cars: Acura RL Honda Civic Saab 9-3 Volvo S80 Forbes based its results on vehicles posting high Consumer Reports accident avoidance findings, as well as ...

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