Re: Acura might have to give more than this...
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siegen wrote: So why doesn't everyone just buy Accords and Camrys?
I wonder about the comparison with a little time added. What would happen if the Camry and ILX hybrids ran ten laps of Laguna Seca together at speed. Sure, it can light up the front tire(s) but if the Camry Hybrid is now seen as a sporty sedan shouldn't it be able to maintain enough electrical reserves to provide that power for an extended time?
So now we are billing the ILX hybrid as a "sporty" hyrbid, when we have been repeatedly saying that there is nothing wrong with the ILX 2.4 because it wasn't intended for enthusiasts? How ironic, because last time I checked that only time 10 laps of a race course would be a valid comparison is among enthusiasts...
Therefore, since we have established that the ILX isn't for "enthusiasts," it is safe to extend that logic to the hybrid; in which case, lap results are invalid.
Besides, for its intended mission (urban commuting), the Camry will blow the ILX out of the water in ALL metrics that matter to the commuter. Also, IIRC, the Camry has a bigger battery so it will probably last at least as long as the ILX hybrid in any driving circumstance. When the batteries go dead, the Camry is probably STILL faster than the ILX on full charge...
No, it is just that the ILX hybrid sucks, pretty much like the rest of the car, which missed a homerun by a few detail failures.