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Review: 2010 Acura TSX V6 sacrifices twisties for long-haul cruising

The 2010 Acura TSX V6 is something of a consolation prize. At the 2008 Detroit Auto Show, Acura showed off a new 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel and said it would launch in the U.S. this year. A few months later in New York, Honda's luxury arm showed off the all-new second generation TSX sedan, and we expected to be driving the culmination of the two right around now. Unfortunately, a confluence of events a few months after the TSX was shown caused Acura to reverse course and put the diesel engine on the shelf. As world oil prices hit all time record levels, the never ending... Read More

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    Euro Accord Tourer wins Red Dot Award for design
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    Click above for gallery of the Euro-spec Honda AccordHonda's Euro-spec Accord Tourer (a.k.a. wagon) has taken home the the 51st international Red Dot Award for high quality design, marking the third time that Honda has managed to win this award. Back in 2001, the S2000 brought home the trophy and in 2006, it was the current-generation Civic nabbing the ...

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    New York 2008: 2009 Acura TSX revealed... again... but LIVE
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    Click above for high-res live gallery of the 2009 Acura TSX var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/2009_Acura_TSX_revealed_LIVE_in_New_York'; The redesigned 2009 Acura TSX was revealed live at the New York Auto Show just a few moments ago, and despite the new face of Acura, the TSX isn't nearly as ugly in person as we suspected. We've found that the key to ...

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    Our friends abroad won't be getting a Honda Accord Type-R
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    Click image for a gallery of the new Euro Accord With the all-new European Honda Accord set to debut next month in Geneva, word is that buyers will be disappointed to hear there are apparently no plans to launch a high-performance Type-R version of the new chassis. Honda does not feel the all-new model fits the Type-R brand, adding that the new European ...

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    New York Preview: 2009 Acura TSX details surface
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    click above for a high-res shot of the 2009 Acura TSXA forum member over at VWVortex published Acura's press release for the 2009 TSX and the news for enthusiasts isn't good, but not entirely unexpected. The big non-news is that Acura will continue to use the 2.4-liter four cylinder employed in the current model, sending power to the front wheels through ...

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    NY '08 Preview: 2009 Acura TSX heads for the Big Apple
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    Click image to enlargeNever mind the spy shots, Acura's gone and released the first official photo of the 2009 TSX in conjunction with its announcement that the car will make its big debut in the Big Apple next month. No specifics about the car itself were released other than the usual boilerplate telling us that the next-gen TSX represents a "significant ...

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    Spy Shots: New Euro Honda Accord spotted on transporter
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    Click image to enlargeWhile we're all awaiting the Euro-market Honda Accord's debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month, Honda appears to have already begun shipping examples of its new machine. At least that's the impression we get thanks to readers Zane and Bojan P., who sent the accompanying shots of the new Accord on a Japanese transporter. While the ...

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    Spy Shots: Acura TSX
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    It's handy to work next door to Honda's US Headquarters if your goal is to snag pictures of future models. A user from the Temple of VTEC forums named Tyson grabbed a couple shots of what's believed to be the 2009 Acura TSX. He'd been seeing the silver sedan for a few days, and was finally able to think quickly and grab the camera phone. What we know as the ...

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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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    Geneva '08 Preview: Teaser images of Euro Honda Accord released
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    click above for more high-res teaser images of the Euro Honda AccordHonda plans to unveil the new European-spec Accord at the Geneva Motor Show in early March, and a batch of teaser images previewing the vehicle have surfaced on the web today. They show the European Accord Tourer model, which is the station wagon version based on the Honda Accord Tourer ...

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    Acura TSX gets diesel power next year
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    We've already been introduced to Honda's new i-DTEC clean diesel and, as expected, it will be finding its way into the next generation TSX sometime in 2009. The inclusion of the 2.2-liter diesel will follow the redesign of Acura's entry-level sedan sometime this spring, with the i-DTEC-equipped model initially debuting in Europe (in the Euro Accord) and ...

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    Spy Shots: 2009 Acura TSX
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    click above image for more spy shots of the 2009 Acura TSX var digg_url = 'http://www.digg.com/design/2009_Acura_TSX_spotted_with_very_little_camo_pics'; Chris Doane has finally caught the 2009 Acura TSX outside of a Honda facility in the U.S. It would appear the car is about the same size as the current model, or perhaps slightly larger. From the rear it ...

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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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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2007 Acura TSX
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    Click the image above for over 30 high-res pics.Within ten-minutes of our Alabaster Silver Metallic Acura TSX tester being delivered, our bags were in the trunk and we were out the door. A much-needed respite was in order after a long summer, and Lake Tahoe beckoned. Wait. We fed the cat, right?%Gallery-6832%

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    Lutz lets a bit of Edmunds survey slip, GM takes 13 first place picks
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    Sometimes news is just too good to keep to yourself. Just ask GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz. With his company supposedly claiming 13 spots on Edmund's Consumers' Most Wanted list, Lutz just had to brag a bit on the corporate blog before the winners were made public.And he should brag. Most other car of the year awards are chosen by us automotive writers who ...

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    Whiplash a serious problem with many vehicles, says IIHS
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in Arlington, Va. has just concluded testing on some 75 vehicles' head restraint systems and after performing a simulated rear-end impact of 20 MPH, only 22 of the systems received the top score of "good."At the head of the class was Audi's A4, S4 and A6, along with the Chevy Cobalt, Ford Five Hundred ...

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    More details about Honda's A-VTEC system
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    When Honda released information about the development of its Advanced VTEC (A-VTEC) system in September, we were looking forward to seeing how the new system would be employed in the next generation of Acuras and Hondas. The system will increase torque, power and fuel economy, all while oozing fewer emissions into the atmosphere. Good stuff, all of it.Not ...

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    Spy Shots: 2009 Acura TSX
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    Yesterday, Ben Stewart over at Popular Mechanics had a close encounter of the prototype kind while spending some time on the Angeles Crest Highway in So. Cal. He caught a glimpse of a camo'd current generation Accord sitting in a local lot and, knowing that it could be driven away at a moment's notice, began snapping pics of the moribund mule.Now, an Accord ...

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    JDM Speculation: Worthy of seppuku?
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    Few publications around the world provide highly-improbable speculation better than the magazines that come out of Japan (AutoBild holds down the fort in Germany). While most of the information is easily dismissed as rumor mongering and baseless conjecture, a few gems often reside in the rough.So with that said, our friend 'S' and the peeps over at the ...

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    2006 Volvo S40 T5 AWD in the Autoblog Garage Day 1-2
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    We in this country often complain that Europeans get their pick of fun-to-drive, premium compact cars while we’re force fed SUVs and full-size trucks. The Volvo S40 is a rolling rebuttal to that argument. Europeans, however, have become accustomed to paying a premium for small cars that perform, handle and feel like a luxury car. Are North Americans ...

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