Great engine, great perks, can last a while in right conditions.
The 3. 2 liter engine is great, has a lot of power behind it. And if it not for me living up north where there are constantly salt trucks laying down salt due to ice on the roads, causing the bottom to rust, the workings of the car would go on and on and on. The interior is fantastic, have a great Bose stereo system installed and the speakers sound amazing. As long as you have a Bluetooth radio that can connect to the radio you can play your own music too. Right now though I am looking for a new car though due to the body rusting away, but I am actually considering stripping it for parts, because while the body is in bad shape, the individual parts are in as good of shape a they were when I first bought it four years ago. I would highly recommend this car or something similar to someone else.
Acura's are made by Honda, which we all know are reliable vehicles that hold their value. Buy an Acura, enjoy it for 5-10 years, then trade it in for a newer model.
I like the engine's performance, the overall look of the car and the comfort. However, because it's over 15 years old, I hate the cost of repairs because big ticket parts on the car are failing due to age, the leather interior is cracking due to age (I presume) and then there's the Rottweiler that bounced on top of the dash, leaving a "split" that isn't easily repaired. The cloth on the headliner is separating from the headliner like it's dry rotting,. I hate that I kept putting so much money into the age-related repairs that I'm in a horrible financial bind that's caused me to reach into my 401(k) more than once.
It is a really good car and would be a great car for a family or a new driver.
The car is very reliable but parts are rather expensive to fix or replace. For example my headlight went out and it cost $200 to replace because the voltage is too high to do it without proper equipment. However the car is holding up very well to the cold weather around where I am. I bought the car used so I am not very sure if there were any other problems before. Also you have to use like the most expensive gas which kind of sucks but it is a nice car and I really like it.
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Moderate Overlap FrontG
Driver-side Overlap FrontN/A
4-wheel anti-lock brake system *
Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system
Seat-mounted side-impact airbags w/passenger occupant size & position sensors
Front/rear 3-point seat belts
Front seat belt height adjusters
Childproof rear door locks
Rear child seat tether anchors
Traction control *
Front/rear crumple zones
Side-impact door beams
* Optional Safety Feature
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