atomiclightbulb wrote: What I don't understand is why the ILX being built on the same platform as the Civic is a bad thing. The only thing this means is that placement of some components is the same. It doesn't mean they are the same vehicle. The CR-V is designed around the Civic platform. Does this mean the CR-V is a Civic? Is the RDX a Civic?
The ILX has a unique unibody (unlike the Canadian CSX, which was largely identical to the 8G USDM Civic), higher quality suspension, and vastly different interior. Sure, the powertrains are related (R20) or the same (K24, hybrid), but the same could be said of other Acura vehicles and their Honda counterparts.
I understand that people want more performance vehicles from Honda and Acura, and I agree with them. I just don't see why this has to result in trashing of a vehicle that is well-designed for its intended purpose. This is like criticizing an iPhone for not being a gaming laptop.
You know I echoed the same sentiment back on the original ILX reveal thread. Clearly this car just isn't the Integra reborn. Just like the CRZ isn't the CRX reborn. The brand is going in new directions so while I'm fairly disappointed, I thought the cars still contained enough merits to justify their own existence. Hundreds of posts and troll-wars later, I've decided to just tell people to go out and be happy. Go buy the car you want, and vote with your wallets. I even posted a long ass thread about the BRZ/FRS and saying how it has everything everyone here wants - RWD, 200 I4 boxer, LSD, tuned suspension, for low low price of 25k+. Like there ARE options out there people, no one is holding "you" at gunpoint in the Acura dealership.
While this car may not appeal to ME, or YOU, or anyone else on this website, it will find homes. I'm not going to bring myself down to the level of finding every ILX driver and calling him/her a dumbass for buying a more expensive Civic. I think this car has enough difference to set it apart from the civic and the buyer thought it was enough to justify the purchase. What's it to anyone else anyways?