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Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by Essont(m): 12:06am On Apr 01, 2019
I have been observing the car brand as they make good and appealing cars that are grabbing my attention lately, please i need help on this.

How reliable are they?
Do the make L4 (4 plugs) of there cars? Most of the ones I have seen are V6.
How is there maintenance like?
How luxurious are they?


Please experts in the house help out, i need to make a decision soon.
Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by Nobody: 12:11am On Apr 01, 2019
It's a Honda in another metallic skin....honda is good Acura is good.......

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Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by Gracesofar(m): 12:23am On Apr 01, 2019
Seriously a lot of people complain about the brand mostly the MDX cant tell probably the maintenance culture in nigeria is different and not adding up.

2ndly, just like Lexus RX330 most Acura dnt have a second hand value. Check thru the roads and see ugly and heavy ladden they look when entering their prime. I stand to be corrected though. But no good testimony about it. Perhaps ask ur local mechanics they will have better say
Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by Hustlersdiary: 7:47am On Apr 01, 2019
Essont:
I have been observing the car brand as they make good and appealing cars that are grabbing my attention lately, please i need help on this.

How reliable are they?
Do the make L4 (4 plugs) of there cars? Most of the ones I have seen are V6.
How is there maintenance like?
How luxurious are they?


Please experts in the house help out, i need to make a decision soon.


Ask here.

https://www.nairaland.com/4696641/official-car-comparison-recommendation-thread/54
Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by NNAMDIII(m): 9:47pm On Apr 10, 2019
Gracesofar:
Seriously a lot of people complain about the brand mostly the MDX cant tell probably the maintenance culture in nigeria is different and not adding up.

2ndly, just like Lexus RX330 most Acura dnt have a second hand value. Check thru the roads and see ugly and heavy ladden they look when entering their prime. I stand to be corrected though. But no good testimony about it. Perhaps ask ur local mechanics they will have better say
Hello! good day sir, please i need to discuss something urgen with you and I'll like to send a pm, let's chat through email.....it's urgent
Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by numen(m): 10:56pm On Apr 10, 2019
Like someone already said...It's Honda's Luxury Line of cars.

Site below can also help in selecting a good model year.
https://www.carcomplaints.com/
Essont:
I have been observing the car brand as they make good and appealing cars that are grabbing my attention lately, please i need help on this.

How reliable are they?
Do the make L4 (4 plugs) of there cars? Most of the ones I have seen are V6.
How is there maintenance like?
How luxurious are they?


Please experts in the house help out, i need to make a decision soon.

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Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by CityNGR: 7:12am On Apr 11, 2019
Essont:
I have been observing the car brand as they make good and appealing cars that are grabbing my attention lately, please i need help on this.

How reliable are they?
Do the make L4 (4 plugs) of there cars? Most of the ones I have seen are V6.
How is there maintenance like?
How luxurious are they?


Please experts in the house help out, i need to make a decision soon.


https://www.nairaland.com/5109656/acura-cars

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Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by symbianDON(m): 7:47am On Apr 11, 2019
if you can afford it, go for for the 2008 model. you will definitely love it.

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Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by Nobody: 8:01am On Apr 11, 2019
Essont:
I have been observing the car brand as they make good and appealing cars that are grabbing my attention lately, please i need help on this.

That's true, though the interior of the recent models leaves a lot to be desired. I even feel the recent Accords have a better looking interior to the recent Acuras.

How reliable are they?


They are quite reliable. Ensure you get one with a reasonably fair mileage and has been well maintained by the previous owner

Do the make L4 (4 plugs) of there cars?
Most of the ones I have seen are V6.


The Acura Tsx and Tlx come with 4 cyl engines.


How is there maintenance like?

Maintenance is okay. Again, make sure you get one that has been well maintained.

Body parts may be scarce and costly. Wanted to buy a hood moulding for my Tl and went through hell locally sourcing for one. Cost N25,0000 when we eventually got it. (See attached image)

Fuel economy may also be on the high side if you buy those requiring premium fuel.

How luxurious are they?

Not the best when compared to that of competitors, but it's fair.

Please experts in the house help out, i need to make a decision soon.

All the best.

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Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by obekediamondfuto(m): 9:40am On Apr 11, 2019
rationalmind:


That's true, though the interior of the recent models leaves a lot to be desired. I even feel the recent Accords have a better looking interior to the recent Acuras.



They are quite reliable. Ensure you get one with a reasonably fair mileage and has been well maintained by the previous owner



The Acura Tsx and Tlx come with 4 cyl engines.




Maintenance is okay. Again, make sure you get one that has been well maintained.

Body parts may be scarce and costly. Wanted to buy a hood moulding for my Tl and went through hell locally sourcing for one. Cost N25,0000 when we eventually got it. (See attached image)

Fuel economy may also be on the high side if you buy those requiring premium fuel.



Not the best when compared to that of competitors, but it's fair.



All the best.

you mean the grille?
abi na grill...

autoelect abeg correct me
Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by Nobody: 5:56pm On Apr 11, 2019
obekediamondfuto:


you mean the grille?
abi na grill...

autoelect abeg correct me

No, not the grill. Just that "rectangular" chrome the arrow points at. It's attached to the bonnet. Most of those who had it wanted to sell together with the bonnet.

Eventually when we got the guy we bought from, he refused selling at any price below 25k.
Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by Nobody: 6:32pm On Apr 11, 2019
rationalmind:


That's true, though the interior of the recent models leaves a lot to be desired. I even feel the recent Accords have a better looking interior to the recent Acuras.






All the best.

This is not TRUE. There's no way an accord of the same generation can have better interior than a TL/TLX of the same generation. U are probably basing ur comparison on the current generation 2019 accord, but u know the current TLX is the one they have been selling since 2015. The new generation is coming up for 2020. Compare the last generation accord (2013-2018) with the outgoing generation TLX and u can't even compare their interiors. A 2017 Honda Accord v6 touring (top of the line) still has some hard touch plastic especially the glove compartment meanwhile same year TLX A spec is made of all soft touch and alcantara on the door, wireless charging, cooled seats, etc. Way better interior than the accord, though Accord is catching up.

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Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by Nobody: 7:00pm On Apr 11, 2019
greenhulk:


This is not TRUE. There's no way an accord of the same generation can have better interior than a TL/TLX of the same generation. U are probably basing ur comparison on the current generation 2019 accord, but u know the current TLX is the one they have been selling since 2015. The new generation is coming up for 2020. Compare the last generation accord (2013-2018) with the outgoing generation TLX and u can't even compare their interiors. A 2017 Honda Accord v6 touring (top of the line) still has some hard touch plastic especially the glove compartment meanwhile same year TLX A spec is made of all soft touch and alcantara on the door, wireless charging, cooled seats, etc. Way better interior than the accord, though Accord is catching up.

I agree that Acuras will have better material quality compared to Accords of similar year. After all, there has to be a justification for the price difference between them.

However, my post was based on the general looks, design and beauty of the interior. See below images of the 2015 Accord Vs 2015 Tlx and tbh, I still think the accord looks a lot better.

Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by okoroemeka(m): 7:34pm On Apr 11, 2019
except for maybe the MDX,the Acura TL and the RL are two seriously limited edition premium luxury cars you can get,the cars are unique because that are not common on the road,I drive a 2005 RL ,it's common to drive around for 2-3 months before I can see another RL,it's a fantastic car and the parts are easily available and price reasonable in onitsha,ACURA is the luxury arm of Honda motors and upgraded quality is also expected,no power loss,gear malfunction or bow joint K-leg wahalla,a 2005-2008 Acura TL is the car I will recommend to a friend, come rain come shine,that sort of vehicle will always make a man happy.

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Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by Nobody: 7:52pm On Apr 11, 2019
rationalmind:


I agree that Acuras will have better material quality compared to Accords of similar year. After all, there has to be a justification for the price difference between them.

However, my post was based on the general [b]look, design and beauty of the interior. See below images of the 2015 Accord Vs 2015 Tlx and tbh, I still think the accord looks a lot better.

I think looks in this case is a netter it personal preference. I still think the Acura looks more matured but both look really good. What matters most is the quality of materials used. But I must confess the line between the so called luxury and regualr cars are becomng so thin. For example it is difficult to choose which is actually better between the new generation Lexus ES and Toyota Avalon.

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Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by obekediamondfuto(m): 8:50pm On Apr 11, 2019
rationalmind:


I agree that Acuras will have better material quality compared to Accords of similar year. After all, there has to be a justification for the price difference between them.

However, my post was based on the general looks, design and beauty of the interior. See below images of the 2015 Accord Vs 2015 Tlx and tbh, I still think the accord looks a lot better.

I agree with this.... accord looks way better
Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by Gracesofar(m): 1:23pm On Apr 27, 2019
NNAMDIII:
Hello! good day sir, please i need to discuss something urgen with you and I'll like to send a pm, let's chat through email.....it's urgent

Ok..... Sorry was an official thing but am on ground now will send a pm
Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by VolvoS60(m): 10:07am On Apr 28, 2019
I think Honda/Acura are beautifully styled cars although Honda has an edge in my view. The Accords (for example) of the last half decade are in my opinion even better styled than their Acura equivalents. And I say this as a hardcore Toyota man! When it comes to styling Honda is simply ahead of Toyota - no arguments there.

The one thing that has kept me away from Honda/Acura is the dreaded ball joint/lower control arm problem. sad I once owned a '92 Accord and the ball joint pulled out in motion on the highway. lipsrsealed I couldn't steer or control the car until it came to a stop by itself - half on the road, half on the hard shoulder. Even now (over 15 years later) I still shudder to think of what would have happened if there was stationary traffic ahead of me when the ball joint did its thing - I would have ploughed into other cars, possibly killing myself and others in the process.

Honda/Acura strengths are solid - lovely styling, lovely interior/ergonomics and good handling. Solidly reliable engines - after all, Honda makes its own engines. The deal breaker for me sadly, is this ball joint business.
Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by NNAMDIII(m): 10:30am On Apr 28, 2019
Gracesofar:


Ok..... Sorry was an official thing but am on ground now will send a pm
Alright sir, I've replied you
Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by kong200: 12:10am On Jan 16, 2020
okoroemeka:
except for maybe the MDX,the Acura TL and the RL are two seriously limited edition premium luxury cars you can get,the cars are unique because that are not common on the road,I drive a 2005 RL ,it's common to drive around for 2-3 months before I can see another RL,it's a fantastic car and the parts are easily available and price reasonable in onitsha,ACURA is the luxury arm of Honda motors and upgraded quality is also expected,no power loss,gear malfunction or bow joint K-leg wahalla,a 2005-2008 Acura TL is the car I will recommend to a friend, come rain come shine,that sort of vehicle will always make a man happy.

Would you recommend 06-08 TSX for a beginner who doesn't know much about cars and cant even drive but this car will be his first?

Are the parts readily and cheaply available like yours but I'm based in Lagos ? Pls give me more detailed informations. Cheers
Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by yimikaa: 12:28pm On Jan 16, 2020
kong200:


Would you recommend 06-08 TSX for a beginner who doesn't know much about cars and cant even drive but this car will be his first?

Are the parts readily and cheaply available like yours but I'm based in Lagos ? Pls give me more detailed informations. Cheers


Sure.. Currently using a 2006 TSX.. Parts are unbelievably cheap,fuel consumption is good, Superb AC.. Hoping to get a 2009-2010 this 2020

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Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by kong200: 2:57pm On Jan 16, 2020
yimikaa:



Sure.. Currently using a 2006 TSX.. Parts are unbelievably cheap,fuel consumption is good, Superb AC.. Hoping to get a 2009-2010 this 2020

It's an around good car for me then. Recieved positive reviews on it and it's a go. Are you based in Lagos ?
Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by yimikaa: 3:07pm On Jan 16, 2020
kong200:


It's an around good car for me then. Recieved positive reviews on it and it's a go. Are you based in Lagos ?
yes am in lagos
Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by kong200: 3:18pm On Jan 16, 2020
yimikaa:
yes am in lagos

Where if I may ask and which of the models would you recommend? The three look exactly alike and you can never know or tell the difference from its look.
Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by dgitrader(m): 8:42pm On Jan 16, 2020
yimikaa:



Sure.. Currently using a 2006 TSX.. Parts are unbelievably cheap,fuel consumption is good, Superb AC.. Hoping to get a 2009-2010 this 2020

Thanks for this, but I will like to also want to know about the 'premium' fuel requirement of the 2008 TSX, how is it deferent from our regular petrol , and does not using it affect the TSX?
Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by yimikaa: 12:50am On Jan 17, 2020
kong200:


Where if I may ask and which of the models would you recommend? The three look exactly alike and you can never know or tell the difference from its look.

The shape changed from 2009. The instrument cluster changed from 2006, but still same body etc.
dgitrader:


Thanks for this, but I will like to also want to know about the 'premium' fuel requirement of the 2008 TSX, how is it deferent from our regular petrol , and does not using it affect the TSX?

We don't have premium fuel in Nigeria. I have a friend that used regular fuel for his tsx for years without any issues.

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Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by Bizzyliss(m): 4:59am On Jan 17, 2020
rationalmind:


That's true, though the interior of the recent models leaves a lot to be desired. I even feel the recent Accords have a better looking interior to the recent Acuras.



They are quite reliable. Ensure you get one with a reasonably fair mileage and has been well maintained by the previous owner



The Acura Tsx and Tlx come with 4 cyl engines.




Maintenance is okay. Again, make sure you get one that has been well maintained.

Body parts may be scarce and costly. Wanted to buy a hood moulding for my Tl and went through hell locally sourcing for one. Cost N25,0000 when we eventually got it. (See attached image)

Fuel economy may also be on the high side if you buy those requiring premium fuel.



Not the best when compared to that of competitors, but it's fair.



All the best.
hmmmm
Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by kong200: 5:36pm On Jan 17, 2020
yimikaa:


The shape changed from 2009. The instrument cluster changed from 2006, but still same body etc.

We don't have premium fuel in Nigeria. I have a friend that used regular fuel for his tsx for years without any issues.

Yes I know it changed in 2009 but which would you recommend from 06, 07 and 08 since they all look exactly the same and cant tell any difference from its looks and design same with the interior?
Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by yimikaa: 8:56pm On Jan 17, 2020
kong200:


Yes I know it changed in 2009 but which would you recommend from 06, 07 and 08 since they all look exactly the same and cant tell any difference from its looks and design same with the interior?
2006
Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by kong200: 9:41am On Jan 29, 2020
yimikaa:

2006

Oh ok. Thanks man.

Do you know about pimping of the ride with different kits ranging from Aspec, Euro R, Mugen etc ?
Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by kong200: 9:42am On Jan 29, 2020
dgitrader:


Thanks for this, but I will like to also want to know about the 'premium' fuel requirement of the 2008 TSX, how is it deferent from our regular petrol , and does not using it affect the TSX?

We are interested in the same car. Have you bought yours?
Re: Acura Cars, Are They Reliable? by dgitrader(m): 11:53am On Jan 29, 2020
kong200:


We are interested in the same car. Have you bought yours?
Settled for accord.

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