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Wimbledon 07-03-2012 01:21 AM

ILX reviewed by Dan Neil of the WSJ
 
http://blogs.wsj.com/drivers-seat/20...etter-results/

http://s.wsj.net/public/resources/im...0630000524.jpg

Quote:

There's a relative shortage of fun, tossable entry-luxury cars with manual transmissions available, so the ILX with the stick wins happiness points on that score alone. The ILX's program engineers also gave the car a more well-seated and refined feel in its ride and handling than the donor Civic. Among the upgrades are new, fancy dampers with two-stage valving, providing limited damping in the first few centimeters of compression, then firming up for long-stroke events. The effect is subtle, but it's there. The ILX also enjoys a higher-rate steering ratio for a crisper steering feel.

Also noticeable is the uptick in ride isolation, which is to say the ILX has less of the tactile and audible thrum of asphalt under-wheel than does the Civic. When the engine isn't vocalizing, the ILX's interior delivers a handsome amount of calm and quiet.
What do you think of his take?

TCIndepMo 07-04-2012 05:11 PM

RE: ILX reviewed by Dan Neil of the WSJ
 
I noticed that review also. I couldn't really tell if he liked the car or not. Ninety percent of his article could have come straight from the sales brochure.

Very ambiguous - IMO.

I love his writing. First thing I check every Sat morning, but this time he left me wondering a little.


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