Unlike Most Of You, I Totally Understand The Acura ILX

Today I'd like to talk about Acura's ILX. Like the Audi A3, Mercedes (what an ugly face) CLA, BMW 2 series (sort of), and Buick Verano, the ILX is part of the entry level luxury group of cars that has been gaining popularity and promise to rake in more sales for luxury brands. But people have been mean to the little… » 2/14/15 12:33pm 2/14/15 12:33pm

Why there are no more stick-shift Acuras

If you were at all car-aware in the 1990s and 2000s, Acura was squarely on your radar. From the brand's first Legends, to the iconic Integra, to the follow-up RSX and the halo-status NSX, Acura's lineup always included something for the gearheads among us, complete with honest-to-goodness manual transmissions. » 1/23/15 1:37pm 1/23/15 1:37pm

Two Tips For Selling Your Cheap Car Online

Smart car shoppers know trading in your old car to a dealer is never the best way to go. To make the most off of your hunk of junk, you've got to do it yourself. With a slew of different online classified and car listing services out there, selling cheap cars online has never been easier or more convenient. » 10/22/14 11:56am 10/22/14 11:56am

Drive Flashback: The 1990 Acura NSX

More than $50,000 for a Japanese sports car? From a country that, a scant quarter-century ago, produced exercises in rolling gingerbread that slogged along with modified forklift engines? And from a company that, until recently, specialized in bread-and-butter sedans and zippy little commuter cars? Well, lo and… » 10/16/14 10:01am 10/16/14 10:01am

What's Your Favorite 10-Year-Old Car?

Jalopnik's passing the decade mark tomorrow, and so are some great cars. First to my mind is the third-gen Acura TL; a crisp six-speed manual option and NSX seats sprinkled just enough spice on Honda's luxury lineup to be interesting without ruffling the feathers of beige buyers. What else was awesome from that era? » 10/10/14 4:16pm 10/10/14 4:16pm

First Look In-Car With Acura TLX Pirelli World Challenge GT

It's all-wheel drive, has Honda's twin-turbo V6 LMP2 sports car engine shoehorned into the engine bay and sounds like a millions bucks. Welcome to the No. 42 Realtime Racing Acura TLX-GT, which just broke out of the lab to make its Pirelli World Challenge debut this weekend at the Mid-Ohio road course. » 8/03/14 9:25am 8/03/14 9:25am

Acura TLX...is it DOA?


Acura gets a lot of flack around here, and most of it for good reason. They were once a brand both respected by enthusiasts and folks who desired a quality luxury car but didn't want some of the baggage that comes with ze Germans. Then Acura killed all the cars loved by Jalops: the Integra, the RSX and most sadly the… » 4/23/14 10:12am 4/23/14 10:12am