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 Date: April 04, 2003 05:25
 Submitted by:  nickel
 Source: AUTOMOBILE Magazine, May 2003
 Credibility Rating: 6


AUTOMOBILE Magazine has an article, "Forty Cars Worth Waiting For!" and in it they say (p.51)
"The overdue replacement for Acura's 3.5RL flagship sedan won't go after the Lexus LS430 with a V-8 and rear wheel drive; instead, it will again get a V-6-a new generation 3.5-litre unit with 300 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque-and a version of the Honda Accord's front wheel-drive platform with all-wheel drive derived from the system in the MDX. Acura will aim the RL at mid-level luxury sedans, such as the BMW 5-series and the Audi A6. Look for a concept at Tokyo this fall and a production car at the '04 Detroit show."
(Why) "Honda likes to be different, sees limited market potential in big, V-8-powered sedans, and is targeting high fuel economy and sensational high-speed handling."

Oh, and as an aside, they casually mention a full-size Honda SUV and pickup using General motors V-8s in early '05.

Unfotunately, there is not a link to the story, only the cover and contents listing of the issue.

http://www.automobilemag.com
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04-04-2003 12:48
GM V-8?? why honda why?   (Score: 1, Normal)
tramont
04-04-2003 12:53
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04-04-2003 13:15
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04-04-2003 14:27
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04-05-2003 16:03
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04-04-2003 15:14
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04-04-2003 17:12
Re: The actual agreement   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-04-2003 22:55
Re: The actual agreement   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-05-2003 01:21
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04-04-2003 19:29
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04-04-2003 20:14
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04-04-2003 23:42
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04-05-2003 10:23
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04-13-2003 18:48
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04-05-2003 18:31
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04-11-2003 21:08
RL Info   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-05-2003 01:58
RL ??? another joke..   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-09-2003 09:53
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04-06-2003 14:32
I just remembered...will the name   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-07-2003 13:57
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04-07-2003 15:34
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04-07-2003 23:56
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04-04-2003 07:40
Close enough   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-04-2003 08:41
Re: Close enough   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-04-2003 09:46
Driving Dynamics and RL (isn't that an oxymoron?)   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-04-2003 10:05
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04-06-2003 14:27
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04-04-2003 10:12
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04-04-2003 10:25
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04-04-2003 11:29
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04-04-2003 14:35
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04-04-2003 11:11
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04-04-2003 11:27
Re: Close enough   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-04-2003 11:41
Re: Close enough   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-04-2003 13:37
Re: Close enough   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-04-2003 13:52
Re: Close enough   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-04-2003 14:01
Re: Close enough   (Score: 1, Normal)
ChthonicPowers
04-04-2003 14:44
you don't want awd?!!?!? (n/t)   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-05-2003 12:55
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04-05-2003 16:14
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04-06-2003 03:50
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04-06-2003 15:41
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04-04-2003 14:16
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04-04-2003 14:21
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04-04-2003 20:19
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04-04-2003 21:06
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dydx
04-04-2003 20:22
New generation V6   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-05-2003 10:17
Re: New generation V6   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-05-2003 16:09
Honda will not go all-hybrid in 2004   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-06-2003 03:52
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04-04-2003 12:29
RL Hybrid   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-04-2003 13:17
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04-04-2003 15:40
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04-05-2003 18:20
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04-06-2003 03:48
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04-04-2003 11:19
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