ILX Sales Performance

Odometer (ILX):  21,491

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With anticipation, I look forward to receiving the press releases the first week of each month illustrating the sales performance of every vehicle in the Acura lineup, but specifically the ILX.  I was pleased to read that the ILX had a huge upswing in sales for the month of November, jumping to 2,108 units from 1,529 the prior month.  I think the momentum will continue!

Automobile Magazine has an ILX in their long-term test fleet.  Check out some of the staff’s comments here.  The car community is catching onto the ILX and recognizing its place in the lineup.  The enthusiast community, too, continues to grow.  For some fun ILX destinations on the web, check out:

With an Arizona sunset in the background, you can truly make a photo-op out of just about any setting — including a landfill, which is exactly what I did here.  I was on my way home from work this afternoon via the southbound “Beeline Highway,” Arizona State Route 87.  The setting sun was just right, so I pulled off (plugged my nose) and grabbed these shots of my Silver Moon ILX with my Canon Digital Rebel XTi camera.

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Established in 1993, the Salt River Landfill covers 200 acres and services the communities of Scottsdale, Mesa, Gilbert, and Tempe.  If I’m going to post pictures of my car somewhere, I might as well make my message educational, right?

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I keep discovering features about this car that I never knew existed.  Today’s learning experience:  The car will actually let you close the moonroof AFTER you’ve shut the car off.  I pulled into my driveway, hit the Engine Stop button, then realized I’d left the roof open.  For kicks, I still reached up and hit the close button.  It closed the roof.  Pretty remarkable thought has gone into every feature of this car.

There’s one thing I’ve had pretty remarkable luck with on the old Legend.  Light bulbs!  While I’ve replaced a couple of taillight bulbs, and a couple sets of marker lights over the years, I’ve never done any of the interior lights.  They’ve finally decided to start burning out.  Yesterday when I drove home from work, my climate control bulbs were on the fritz.

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Until I tapped the control unit with my finger, then some of them (well, half the temp dial anyway!) lit up.  I’ve still got to get around to replacing the 2 or 3 bulbs in my instrument cluster that have gotten tired and extinguished, too.

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The joys of owning an old car!  I’ll be out of touch until after the weekend, as my holiday travels are taking me (by plane and train, this time!) to Colorado and Utah.

Safe travels to my fellow Acura-Holics out there.

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