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  1. Jo Sta7

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    I’m tempted to upgrade the downpipes and exhaust. Science of Speed makes a great pair and the exhaust is still valved which I like. Only issue is finding an Acura dealer locally who will do the installation. Mine will not.
     
  3. midengine

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    Hi Jon - I am really interested in the NSX.

    Does the car feel like a 3800 lbs car ? How is the handling ?

    I had a 458 and drive a Scud currently.

    Thanks !
     
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    The car drives wonderfully, particularly in track mode with the gearbox set to manual. Feels in no way like 3800 pounds. Steering wheel is perfect size. Not a ton of steering feel but the weighting is excellent. I’ve heard reviewers say the brakes are no good, which is untrue. Brakes feel great. I’m amazed they can make carbon ceramics work so well in all conditions and not squeak. The launch mode is addictive! It’s quite comfortable. Plus, in person it’s a stunner, the proportions are spot on.

    Downsides: sound isn’t great, hence my previous post. Not terrible but not spine tingling like Ferrari’s. Back up camera stinks. I don’t have 360 parking and wish I did because the car is very wide. Not even sure it’s an option. Gas mileage isn’t great when you’re pushing the car. I average about 17 mpg over 1500 miles but no real highway journeys yet. Interior plastic should have been offered in carbon for the original sticker price.

    If you currently love your scud, however, you may be disappointed. The NSX is certainly quicker from point A to point B and more livable. The Scud will be far more raw, louder, sharper and scarier.
     
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  5. midengine

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    Thanks Jon! I like the Scud for the "experience" that it provides. I don't drive it all the time but when I do boy it wakes you up and provides an authentic Ferrari driving experience. The NSX on the other hand is a cool car, with the latest tech, much more useable, and would be a great addition to the Scud. Again thanks for your feedback!
     
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    Drive yesterday. Good time. Costco for gas - still really light, pull right in and fill up. Lady next to me says “fabulous car!”

    Then found a hater. First one. On a back road and passed a BMW 5 series, nothing dramatic, clear passing zone. Guess he was offended. He pulled behind me, I figured he wanted pics or a look, but kept following me and was making obscene gestures. Next time I’ll call 911 and report road rage. Weird times.

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    Coffee shop today for a snack. So comfortable and easy to drive.

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    Yea NbyNW I get some hater action too up here around Detroit. UAW rank and file, or some fellow who wanted me to buy a Camaro, Viper, Mustang, or such. Get flipped the "bird" for no reason. Don't mind it when I earn it. ;)
     
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    Plug in tune now available for the NSX. With sport cats and a new exhaust should pick up around 100 hp and be good for 10.5 seconds in the quarter mile in the low 130's. So for an extra $7k it's now as quick as a 488 or 911 TTS. Not bad considering the price they can be had.
     
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    seems risky to try tune a hybrid considering complexity, expense and warranty issues. much safer just getting a 488 or tts.
     
  10. Jo Sta7

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    Considering I could buy an NSX twice for the price of a used 488 I’m going to have to disagree.....
     
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    Of course that's true, I just wouldn't risk aftermarket tuning of a performance hybrid.
     
  12. CarAholic

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    Possibly thinking of moving from my F430 to the new NSX. Just not sure if it’s going to scratch that special feeling itch when driving it.


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  13. tbuff

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    it's 85 percent of the way but without all the worries of an Fcar grenading. and it's much faster. (i had a 360 stick)
     
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    I read everything about the NSX because I've just made a decision to purchase one next year (hopefuly). For 2019 they offer 19%(front) and 26% (rear) stiffer suspension, better steering feel, better brakes...... Have you guys driven the 2019 NSX?
     
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    Probably won't find many people that have driven both since so few 2019s...I read somewhere on somewhere that someone was talking to an acura guy who had driven both and they couldn't tell a difference. My thought is that unless you are on a track it won't be noticeable.
     
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    thank you so much for your answer. I'm planing to take to Nurburgring asap. I kinda gave up on the idea of buying a used one and going for the new 2019 model. I'll let you know if it feels different on the track
     
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    jjveetec said:
    I read everything about the NSX because I've just made a decision to purchase one next year (hopefuly). For 2019 they offer 19%(front) and 26% (rear) stiffer suspension, better steering feel, better brakes...... Have you guys driven the 2019 NSX?
    Probably won't find many people that have driven both since so few 2019s...I read somewhere on somewhere that someone was talking to an acura guy who had driven both and they couldn't tell a difference. My thought is that unless you are on a track it won't be noticeable.
    I plan on taking this car to Nurburgring asap. I'll let you know how it does on track. I haven't driven the earlier version so it's hard to compare, but maybe I'll get my hands on the 2018 one before I get into 2019.... It might be interesting to compare them
     
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    Sounds good. Let us know!
     
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    I have been following this thread and it has given me a renewed interest in this car. I am not sure what color I like best yet, but the blue and the red seem to make the cars lines stand out. There is a white one for sale not far from me, priced too high but I have no problem buying a car from other areas and having it transported. There are two at an Acura dealer in Fla, though I cannot seem to make sense out of why they are priced so differently. I should probably call but I don't like to waste peoples time unless I want to buy their car.
     
  21. tbuff

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    care to link? maybe we can help. I have matte black and it looks like the batmobile. I love it.
     
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    I wouldn't do it. I traded my R8 V10 for an NSX and wish I had kept the R8. No way I would give up my 430 for an NSX. Maybe because my R8 and 430 was/is a convertible.
    Don't get me wrong....it's a great car....very fast super high tech but it just doesn't do it for me personally.

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  23. NbyNW

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    Drive the other day and came up on a flock of pheasants. Not real common for Maryland, but I see them around this area. Went to Quiet mode / EV and drove up on them silently. Pretty cool and beautiful birds.

    Few minutes later launch control and those magical downshift. Crazy. Much more digital / high tech than the F430 being discussed. I chose digital / high tech supercar and not looking back.

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    Cool! I've never seen those here, guinea fowl, sometimes.
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