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It's funny when everyone else finally catches up to what we've been saying for YEARS.

At the New York Auto Show we ran across the 2014 Acura RLX, again, and you can tell we're really excited as two photos made it into our gallery.

Let's be clear: We don't have a problem with Acura. In fact, we've loved their products. The problem is that their products right now are dead in the water when compared with their peers.

Finally, someone else is saying it. Oh and it's not just anyone. It's the — I am sure you've heard him say it 1,000 times now — Pulitzer Prize winning Dan Neil.

He recently reviewed — and skewered — the all-new 2014 Acura RLX. And he hits the nail on the head.

You know it's going to be good when he starts off saying that the right thing to do is to provide a blindfold and offer a cigarette before hitting them in the heart.

We've already covered the bases on this one, but I have to admit, it's worth clicking "Read Article" to see the entirety of Neil's review. Below is merely a "taste."

Now I wonder how many deluded Acura/Honda fans will attack this post...


The BEST excerpts from Dan Neil's Acura RLX review:

...the situation becomes muddled if your cross-shopping includes the luxury-wannabe Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec sedan with a 429-hp V8 ($46,800). Comparing these cars is like witnessing a murder...

...The RL wasn't too small, and making the RLX bigger fixes nothing. The RL's problem, and now the RLX's, is that the car looks and feels like an exalted, compulsively over-equipped Honda Accord. That's what emanates from its disposition, its creamy inoffensiveness, its hand-sanitized sterility. It cannot stand toe-to-toe with European luxury sedans and therefore cannot command the $50,000 price tag of a typical midluxury sedan...



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DRIVEN: Dan Neil EXECUTES The Acura RLX And SAYS Exactly What Everyone's Thinking

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