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Ford Was The Most Googled Automotive Brand In The U.S. This Year 13
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Acura, Buick, Dodge, Ford, Google, honda, Hyundai, Kia, LEXUS, Tesla, TOYOTA on 12 13th, 2017


2017 is coming to a close and Google is marking the occasion by revealing its annual Year in Search report.

According to the web giant, Ford was the most Googled automotive brand in the United States this year. The automaker saw lots of interest in its home state of Michigan as well as places such as West Virginia and the Dakotas. The most popular searches saw customers looking for more information about the F-150, Explorer, and Fusion.

Luxury brand Lexus came in second place as consumers from California, Florida, and Georgia were interested in learning about the company’s latest vehicles. Unsurprisingly, a number of people were excited about the LC and the all-new LS. Searchers were also fond of the IS and RX crossover.

Kia made a podium finish as the 2018 Stinger was a huge hit with Google users. However, the most popular searches were for the Optima, Sorento, and Soul.

Toyota came in fourth place as the company saw lots of interest in the 2018 Camry and Tacoma. Honda wasn’t far behind as it was the fifth most Googled automotive brand in the United States with fans researching the Accord, Pilot, and Civic.

Rounding out the top ten spots are Buick, Acura, Tesla, Hyundai, and Dodge. The latter company saw a huge spike in interest following the debut of the Challenger SRT Demon in April.

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We’re In Love With This Tastefully Modified 1991 Acura NSX 10
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Acura, Acura Videos, Classics, honda, Honda / Acura NSX, tuning, video on 12 10th, 2017


There’s just something about the original NSX you can’t resist; it’s not because it was an original concept, nor because it was the fastest of the breed.

This is Sean Lee’s 1991 Acura NSX. The car isn’t factory-standard, but the modifications were selected with respect on the car’s true character as Sean wanted to have an NSX, only better.

Among the things he installed were a KW adjustable coilover suspension, a sportier exhaust and a set of super sticky Nitto tires mounted on Advan wheels to make his JDM sports car a more thrilling device on his favorite canyon roads.

Power remains at stock levels, meaning a 3.0-liter V6 with around 270hp that’s paired to a five-speed manual transmission. By today’s standards, the horsepower doesn’t sound so impressive, but back then the NSX had all the punch it needed to show exotics how it’s done.

You can check out the beautifully moded NSX in the Petrolicious video that follows after the break.

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Japanese Vehicles Dominate CarMD’s Latest Reliability Rankings 8
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Acura, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Traverse, honda, Honda Civic, Hyundai, Kia, Kia Forte, Mazda, Mazda5, Study, TOYOTA on 12 8th, 2017


CarMD has released its latest Vehicle Health Index Make & Model Reliability Rankings which examine how often vehicles show their check engine lights and how much those resulting repairs typically cost.

According to the company, they analyzed the check engine health of more than 4.2 million vehicles from between 1996 and 2017. The data was collected from CarMD’s network of ASE-certified technicians who “recommend, validate and upload repairs and costs to the database on a daily basis.”

The results of the study show Hyundai vehicles have the lowest average repair cost for a check engine light issue as the resulting parts and labor typically cost owners $306. The company was closely followed by Mazda and Kia which both had costs under $320.

The costs vary significantly by model and three most affordable average repair costs were for the 2012 Mazda 5, 2015 Kia Forte and 2015 Chevrolet Traverse. The Mazda 5 was the clear winner as its average repair cost was just $109.30. The Forte and Traverse had averages of $150.02 and $152.60, respectively.

CarMD’s data also showed vehicles from Acura, Honda, and Toyota were the least likely to have their check engine light on. In terms of models themselves, the Honda Civic was determined to be the vehicle that is least likely to have a check engine warning. It was followed closely by the Toyota Camry and Corolla.

The company says at least 10 percent of vehicles in the United States have their check engine light on at any given time and repair costs car vary widely as sometimes the light is activated for something as simple as not fully tightening the gas cap.

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Liberty Walk Acura NSX Is A Hit With Pedestrians In Las Vegas 6
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Acura, Acura NSX, Acura Videos, Honda / Acura NSX, Liberty Walk, tuning, video on 12 6th, 2017


There may be a greater range of supercars on the market than ever before, but that doesn’t mean the allure of exotics has faded in recent times. In fact, the complete opposite is true.

As supercar owners continually try to out-do one another, the world of aftermarket tuning has exploded, particularly for vehicles that cost as much as a house. Of all the tuners, few are better known for wild creations than Liberty Walk.

Eager to see how the public reacts to an Acura NSX outfitted with a Liberty Walk widebody kit and towering rear wing, the Japanese tuner took to the streets of Las Vegas to capture the expressions of locals and visitors in the party city.

In standard guise, the new NSX is quite a head-turner. However, this Liberty Walk example takes things to entirely new extremes.

Sadly, it seems evident that driveability has been sacrificed in favor of aesthetics.

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Don’t Be Fooled By Low Sales, The 2018 Acura NSX Is A Masterpiece 10
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Acura, Acura NSX, Acura Videos, Honda / Acura NSX, reviews, video on 11 10th, 2017


Although the Acura NSX is a technological marvel and essentially a mini-Porsche 918 Spyder, sales of the Japanese supercar haven’t been as strong as the brand would have hoped.

The car’s $156,600 starting price is certainly a key contributor to the meager sales, though one shouldn’t be fooled into thinking the NSX isn’t anything but remarkable, despite being far less common than rivals like the McLaren 570S and Porsche 911 Turbo.

In a bid to show that the NSX is much more than its sales figures may suggest, Redline Reviews jumped behind the wheel of a stunning blue example to explore every tiny detail of the car in a comprehensive 32-minute review.

The key factor distinguishing the NSX from all of its rivals is its powertrain. It is the only car in its segment with a hybrid powertrain, consisting of a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 and three electric motors. It also features a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission.

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Beak-Less 2018 Acura RLX Facelift Priced From $54,900 6
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Acura, Acura RLX, Hybrids, new cars, prices on 11 6th, 2017


Acura’s 2018 RLX sports sedan will be arriving in U.S. showrooms November 7, featuring new styling and a simplified high-spec two model lineup.

The RLX P-AWS starts from $54,900 minus the $965 destination charge, whereas the flagship RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD now starts from $61,900, minus the charge, and yet it’s $4,050 less than the outgoing model with Advance Package.

Acura is also making two new premium exterior paint options available for the first time on the RLX (Brilliant Red Metallic and Majestic Black Pearl), while the car’s new seats are available in a rich Espresso leather.

Aside from the new diamond pentagon grille, the 2018 Acura RLX comes with a more sculpted hood, new wheel designs, newly designed LED taillights, exposed dual exhaust finishers and a gloss black rear diffuser.

Both RLX versions feature AcuraWatch as standard, which comes with Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist and Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning.

The flagship Sport Hybrid model also includes a head-up display, premium Krell Audio System with 14 speakers, Surround View Camera, front and rear parking sensors, LED fog lights, remote engine start, ventilated and heated front seats, heated rear outboard seats, heated steering wheel and more, all standard.

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A Honda NSX Was Left For Dead In A Russian Forest! 3
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Acura, Barn Finds, honda, Honda / Acura NSX, Offbeat News, Russia, used cars on 11 3rd, 2017


Of all the cars you could find abandoned in a forest, an original NSX isn’t going to be one of them unless you happen to live near St. Petersburg, Russia.

The car was apparently left for many years in this forest as it was found covered with moss and mold. Why would someone ditch a rare sportscar like this remains a mystery but the good news is that the poor NSX has already been bought from its previous owner and extracted to a safer environment. It has no engine according to Xander1 who shared the story on Russian Drive2.

The specific NSX was offered for sale about seven or eight years ago for less than a million rubles (about $17k) but that’s where the story ends as there’s no information to what happened to it later.

NSXs were never a common sight, especially in Russia where it’s believed that there are less than twenty examples in the specific region.

The new owner gave the 1992 NSX a good wash to remove all the nasty forest-related stuff and then parked it in a garage in St. Petersburg. Whether he’ll restore it back to its former glory or sell it to someone who will, it remains to be seen but we sincerely hope to see it proudly moving under its own power and staying away from forests.

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Have Yourself A Barely Used Formula Red 1993 Acura NSX 2
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Acura, Acura NSX, auction, Classics, Galleries, Honda / Acura NSX, used cars on 11 2nd, 2017


This low-mileage black on red 1993 Acura NSX has been driven just 6,037 miles (9,715 km) and could be all yours if you can come up with the winning bid.

With seven days left to bid on Bring A Trailer, the highest anybody has gone is $35,0000, which goes to show how valuable this car still is, especially one that appears to be in extremely good condition.

Powered comes from a 3.0-liter VTEC V6 engine, which works in collaboration with a 5-speed manual transmission, something driving enthusiasts can’t get enough of.

Standard features include 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes, torque control differential, ABS, automatic climate control, cruise control, variable intermittent wipers, courtesy lights, a BOSE 4-speaker audio system, leather-trimmed seats/door panels/steering wheel, 4-way power seats, side window defoggers and quite a few more.

As for mods, there’s the tinted windows, Zanardi floor mats, carbon fiber interior trim and that’s pretty much it. The car is otherwise stock.

Fair warning, the leather inside does have some wear on it, but overall, the cabin seems very clean and well-maintained. Somebody’s definitely going to enjoy owning this car, especially the driving part.

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Acura NSX GT3 Returns To SEMA Stripped To The Bare Essentials 1
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Acura, Acura NSX, Honda / Acura NSX, racing, SEMA show on 11 1st, 2017


Since its unveiling at the 2016 New York Auto Show, the Acura NSX GT3 has also visited Vegas that year, sporting a predominantly Pearl White exterior.
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Acura NSX GT3 Returns To SEMA Stripped To The Bare Essentials 1
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Acura, Acura NSX, Honda / Acura NSX, racing, SEMA show on 11 1st, 2017


Since its unveiling at the 2016 New York Auto Show, the Acura NSX GT3 has also visited Vegas that year, sporting a predominantly Pearl White exterior.
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Acura NSX Dream Project By ScienceOfSpeed Coming To SEMA With 610HP 30
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Acura, Acura NSX, SEMA, tuning on 10 30th, 2017


The 2017 SEMA Show is fast approaching, and automakers and tuners alike have announced their presence with some impressive creations.
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Acura NSX Dream Project By ScienceOfSpeed Coming To SEMA With 610HP 30
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Acura, Acura NSX, SEMA, tuning on 10 30th, 2017


The 2017 SEMA Show is fast approaching, and automakers and tuners alike have announced their presence with some impressive creations.
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Watch New Acura NSX Shred Some Californian Canyon Roads 24
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Acura, Acura Videos, honda, Honda / Acura NSX, Honda Videos, Hybrids, video on 10 24th, 2017


Get ready to be impressed as Matt Farah showcases just how spectacularly fast the Acura NSX can go on a canyon road.
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Watch New Acura NSX Shred Some Californian Canyon Roads 24
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Acura, Acura Videos, honda, Honda / Acura NSX, Honda Videos, Hybrids, video on 10 24th, 2017


Get ready to be impressed as Matt Farah showcases just how spectacularly fast the Acura NSX can go on a canyon road.
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Toyota Tops Consumers Reports Reliability Ratings, Cadillac Finishes Dead Last 20
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Acura, Acura TLX, audi, BMW, Buick, Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac, Chrysler, Consumer Reports, Dodge, GMC, GMC Acadia, Jeep, LEXUS, RAM, Subaru, subaru impreza, TOYOTA on 10 20th, 2017


Consumers Reports recently released its reliability ratings, much to the chagrin of Tesla, and the results show some surprises.
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