Snapshot: High Mileage Acuras

Combined, these Acuras have racked up over a million Miles. The 2005 Acura TSX owned by Josh Clymer has tallied 484,000 Miles(778,922 Kms), while Tyson Hugie’s 1994 Acura Legend is now at 541,000 Miles(870,655 Kms). The two cars posed for a quick snapshot at the Sand Hollow Reservoir in Southern Utah this past weekend.

Follow their Acura adventures at TSX Travels and Drive to Five.

[Source: Tyson Hugie – Drive to Five]

2013 Acura ILX 2.4: 100,000 Miles Achieved

2013 Acura ILX

When Acura’s John Watts handed me the key to my 2013 Acura ILX 6-speed on June 12, 2012, I don’t think he realized just how quickly I was going to put that car through its paces. By the time it was a year old, its mileage had already taken it out of warranty. And now, some 28 months after driving off into the sunset with a factory-fresh 16-mile ILX, it’s surpassed the 100,000 mile mark. And it’s done so with flying colors – just routine maintenance and an occasional wash.

Will I take this ILX as far as my now-531,000 mile 1994 Legend? I’m still not sure. But, I’ll confirm with a certainty that Acura has definitely still “got it.” The ILX is as solid today as ever, and it seems anxious every day to start up and to continue this mileage crusade. Thanks again to Acura for the chance to spend some time behind the wheel.

See you at the next checkpoint.

Head over to Drive to Five Legendary Quest for 500,000 Miles (And Beyond) for more on the 100,000 milestone.

[Source: Tyson Hugie – Drive to Five]

Link: Acura NSX Passes 388,888 Miles on Original Engine and Gearbox

Acura NSX Passes 388,888 Miles

“In today’s recall hit world, talking about a sportscar than can play well into the six-figure odometer zone without any major technical issues sounds like a sci-fi story. Well, things like this do actually happen, it’s just that we have to look into the past, not the future.”- Andrei Tutu, autoevolution

For the full story visit autoevolution.com – Acura NSX Passes 388,888 Miles on Original Engine and Gearbox.

[Source: autoevolution]

Josh Clymer’s 400,000 Mile Acura TSX

Josh Clymer's 2005 Acura TSX

Congratulations goes out to Josh Clymer who last week passed 400,000 miles(643,738 kilometers) in his 2005 Acura TSX. To no one’s surprise, the TSX still runs like a champ and has had very few issues over the years.

“there’s no engine swaps, rebuilds or any other major work. In fact the only problems or things I just plain wore out were the door lock actuators, serpentine belt bearing, cooling fan motor and the starter. I replaced the starter because it was starting to slow down. Meaning it took a few extra seconds to start then it used to. It still actually worked just fine. It lasted to 330,000 miles!” Josh Clymer – TSX Travels

Josh started documenting his TSX experience just last year, with the goal of eventually joining the 500,000 mile club. You can follow along on Josh’s blog TSX Travels – tsxtravels.com.

Good luck on your travels Josh!

[Source: Josh Clymer – TSX Travels]

Acura Ranked 2nd in Consumer Reports’ 2014 Brand Report Card

2014 Acura RLX

Consumer Reports has ranked Acura second out of 23 makes in their 2014 Brand Report Card. Acura moved up 3 spots from its 2013 ranking with a score of 75, just 4 points shy of this year’s top ranked brand.

The report card aims to recognize the brands which make the best all-around vehicles based on data from Consumer Reports’ comprehensive road tests as well as from subscriber reliability experiences.

“We calculate each brand’s overall score using an equally weighted composite of our road-test and reliability scores for each of its models that we’ve tested and for which our subscribers have provided reliability data in our Annual Auto Survey. To be included, each brand needs at least three models for which we have test and reliability data.” – Consumer Reports

Visit consumerreports.org for the full article: Consumer Reports – Who makes the best cars?

[Source: Consumer Reports]

Acura Ranked 4th in J.D. Power 2014 Vehicle Dependability Study

2011 Acura RDX

2011 Acura RDX

Acura has been ranked 4th out of 31 brands in the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study(VDS).

“The study, now in its 25th year, examines problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of 2011 model-year vehicles. Overall dependability is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower score reflecting higher quality.”

While the overall average number of problems per 100 cars has increased for the first time since 1998, Acura saw a decrease in problems from last year’s study, dropping from 120 PP100 in 2013 to 109 PP100 in 2014.

The Acura RDX was awarded highest rank in the Compact Premium CUV segment, while the Acura MDX ranked in the top three of the Midsize Premium CUV segment.

Visit jdpower.com for the full press release: J.D. Power – 2014 Vehicle Dependability Study

[Source: J.D. Power and Associates]