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#21 Z-06

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 07:20 PM

Let us see:

Made the steering wheel fatter and smaller. Applied wood on it. Gave the 9-3 bulge for holding it.

The Climate Control Buttons (Top two rows on center console) went from 8 buttons to 10.

Wrapped the naked shifter.

Put a coin holder besides the shifter on the driver's side.

Seems like all new to me tongue.gif
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#22 regfootball

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 07:26 PM

pretty SHAWDdy attempt at freshening up an already struggling car.
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Posted 06 February 2008 - 07:45 PM

I am reminded of a Camry when I look at the dead-on/offset photos. What was Acura thinking?! They took a perfectly respectable car and beat the grille with an ugly stick.

At least the interior is still nice.
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#24 Buzz Killington

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 08:11 PM

Acura RofL?
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#25 mustang84

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 08:44 PM

For some reason, that grille makes me think of a bad take on Transformers.


Edited by mustang84, 06 February 2008 - 08:45 PM.

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#26 big blue

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 09:54 PM

QUOTE(Captainbooyah @ Feb 6 2008, 08:11 PM) View Post
Acura RofL?

rotflmao.gif I think that's going in my sig

Edited by big blue, 06 February 2008 - 09:56 PM.

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#27 siegen

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:25 PM

A chop I did. Changed grill and head lights.


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Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:47 PM

QUOTE(siegen @ Feb 6 2008, 11:25 PM) View Post
A chop I did. Changed grill and head lights.



Much better, go punch the guy who design it in the nuts and take over. tongue.gif
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#29 Buzz Killington

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 11:06 PM

QUOTE(Dodgefan @ Feb 6 2008, 08:47 PM) View Post
Much better, go punch the guy who design it in the nuts and take over. tongue.gif


+1

That is actually a very nice improvement.
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#30 blackviper8891

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 02:15 AM

While we're at it, do something with that silly bar at the top of the grill. I can't stand it.
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#31 thegriffon

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 03:58 AM

Eh, modest exterior changes (now loonger), new bigger engine from the MDX which uses more fuel, in exchange for 10 more hp.
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#32 Paolino

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 06:16 AM

QUOTE(Oldsmoboi @ Feb 6 2008, 02:28 PM) View Post
Take a look at the interior.... is this a game of "Spot the All New"?

2005 RL


2009 RL

Now now... it has a new gear shift and the needles in the gauges are longer. VERY new. AH-HA_wink.gif
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#33 ToniCipriani

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 07:40 AM

I couldn't help but to think it looks like a refreshed 10 year old Euro Mazda 626...




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#34 Drew Dowdell

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 08:18 AM

QUOTE(siegen @ Feb 6 2008, 11:25 PM) View Post
A chop I did. Changed grill and head lights.




Acura 9-RL-5?
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#35 jbartley

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 08:58 AM

more like "all-terrible"

this is just awful! who is RUNNING the show over there? it's like they're trying to fill the Acura brand. It can't survive on TSX/TL sales alone!
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#36 NOS2006

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 10:00 AM

QUOTE(Oldsmoboi @ Feb 6 2008, 03:10 PM) View Post
point is.... very liberal use of the phrase "All New"
almost Toyota like....

"Liberal" and "mistranslation" are two very different words. tongue.gif

And I can spot the shifter / shifter trim plate that are different...
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Posted 07 February 2008 - 12:12 PM

QUOTE(NOS2006 @ Feb 7 2008, 11:00 AM) View Post
"Liberal" and "mistranslation" are two very different words. tongue.gif

And I can spot the shifter / shifter trim plate that are different...


Steering wheel is modified.
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#38 siegen

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 12:28 PM

QUOTE(Dodgefan @ Feb 7 2008, 10:12 AM) View Post
Steering wheel is modified.


Not exactly. It may be standard on all RL's now, but it was an option on the previous RL.


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Posted 07 February 2008 - 12:37 PM

QUOTE(Dodgefan @ Feb 7 2008, 01:12 PM) View Post
Steering wheel is modified.

I'd say "Oh snap" but siegen's got a better answer..
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Posted 07 February 2008 - 12:40 PM

QUOTE(siegen @ Feb 7 2008, 01:28 PM) View Post
Not exactly. It may be standard on all RL's now, but it was an option on the previous RL.



So they did even less to the car. laugh.gif

All new my ass.
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