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Old 02-18-2010, 02:45 PM   #1
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Default Honda/Acura winter testing grounds

Here's where the SH-AWD is tested, as AutoBlog found out.

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/02/18/a...-in-minnesota/

AutoBlog tested SH-AWD Acuras against their AWD competitors, and they did very well.

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Old 02-18-2010, 03:43 PM   #2
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Did they even compare them to any Subarus?
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:04 PM   #3
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I don't think they did. The point of the test was to show how useless AWD is if it can't transmit torque from side to side. SH-AWD is actually a good system, I haven't seen a test against symmetrical AWD though.
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:04 PM   #4
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I don't think they did. The point of the test was to show how useless AWD is if it can't transmit torque from side to side. SH-AWD is actually a good system, I haven't seen a test against symmetrical AWD though.
It all becomes irrelevant if the system will try to override skilled driver and kick in the traction controll during a nice power slide on a slick surface.
Going sideways through a turn on snow will outperform any sophisticated system
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:14 PM   #5
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Did they even compare them to any Subarus?
No. Only to other cars more likely to be cross-shopped against the Acura brand.

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Old 02-18-2010, 05:20 PM   #6
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It all becomes irrelevant if the system will try to override skilled driver and kick in the traction controll during a nice power slide on a slick surface.
not applicable to 99.9999% of the drivers on the road...
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:22 PM   #7
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not applicable to 99.9999% of the drivers on the road...
Not true. The percentage is more like 99.999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999% of the drivers on the road.

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Old 02-18-2010, 05:40 PM   #8
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Not true. The percentage is more like 99.999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999% of the drivers on the road.

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Not true. That percentage rules out every human being on the planet.
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:16 PM   #9
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I feel those Acuras could be visibly improved by an accident anyway.
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yes yes its fugly. i get it.















but the sh.awd with 305hp and a nice flat tq curve is nice.

and the interior is nice. and the reliability is nice. etc.
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:11 PM   #11
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Not true. The percentage is more like 99.999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999% of the drivers on the road.

Bob
So, you're telling me there's a chance!

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Old 02-18-2010, 10:14 PM   #12
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Old pic of my previous WRX in winter mode, Father's previous OBXT and mom's MDX (still have).


We have an 07 MDX. Driving on twisty roads you can completely tell the rears are getting different % of torque. It's fun to drive for a beast w/ a small motor.

However, if you mash the pedal in a straight you can tell that the Front Wheels are doing all the work.

90/10 till slip. 30/70 max. Transverse motor. It's a horrible combination.

The tests are flawed b/c they left on the traction control which just kills the engine power. I did think it was interesting that the TL SH-AWD sucked w/ the traction control off while everyone else was easier to drive.

Had they put an STI, VTD or Viscous Subaru in the test it would of dominated.
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Should have kept the 05; no electronic BS of any kind.
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