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1. On March 26, 1986, David McDavid Acura Plano became the first Acura dealership in the United States. Since then we haven't stopped being pioneers in the industry.
2. Our collision center is one of the biggest in the United States, and it is equipped with the latest, cutting-edge technology and can repair vehicles of all makes and models.
3. We take great care to staff all of our departments with the best of the best. Our service department employs seven Acura Master Technicians, more than any other dealership in the nation!
4. With these master technicians we are able to operate the largest Acura service department in all of Texas.
5. Our professional staff doesn't stop with our service department. We have 15 Acura Certified new and pre-owned sales consultants that continually work together to improve our operations while providing a superior buying experience for you, our valued client.
6. Our General Manager, Renee Huff, has been with McDavid Acura for over 22 years, and we are the only local dealership and one of very few nationwide to have a female General Manager.
7. We've won the prestigious Acura Precision Team Dealer of Distinction status 10 times.
These distinguishing characteristics of our dealership allow David McDavid Acura Plano to be the obvious choice for our clients. Come visit us today!
Location and HoursDriving Directions
Sales Dept. Hours
- Mon-Thu: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
- Fri-Sat: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Sun: Closed
Service Dept. Hours
- Mon-Fri: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
- Sat: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Sun: Closed
The 2011 model year is a very important one for Acura’s TSX model lineup, as it not only sees a refresh of the already familiar sport sedan, but also marks the introduction of a very stylish wagon version. Never before has it been so easy to be able to enjoy so much performance, style, luxury and practicality from your next new car.
The 2011 Acura TSX still is the perfect embodiment of Acura’s commitment to offering tremendous value for your money in the luxury car market. Prices for the 2011 Acura TSX sedan start at $29,610 with the wagon coming in at just $30,960 in basic trim.** But if you know Acura, you know that there is nothing “basic” about any of their cars, regardless of trim level.
All 2011 Acura TSX sedans and wagons come equipped with leather seating, dual-zone climate control, power windows, power door locks, a power moonroof, Bluetooth, USB/iPod integration, 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, HID (High Intensity Discharge) headlamps for terrific nighttime visibility, as well as a crisp-sounding 360-watt, 7-speaker premium audio system. Both TSX body styles feature a refined and powerful, yet highly efficient 201-horsepower, 2.4 liter, 4-cylinder engine as standard that returns EPA fuel economy estimates of 22 city/31 highway* when mated with the 5-speed automatic.
While 2011 TSX sedan buyers can still specify their new cars with a slick 6-speed manual transmission, the TSX wagon is afforded the extra convenience of the automatic transmission. The wagon also isn’t available with the 2011 TSX sedan’s optional 3.5 liter, 280 horsepower V6 engine borrowed from the larger TL sport sedan. EPA estimates for the 3.5 liter V6 are 19 city/28 highway* and prices for the 2011 TSX V6 start at $35,150.**
Beyond color choices for the exterior and interior, your only other decision when buying a 2011 Acura TSX in sedan or wagon form is whether or not you want the opulence afforded by the Technology Package. This very appealing option includes Acura’s peerless in-dash navigation system that remains the easiest-to-use system in the industry and features a Zagat Restaurant Rating Guide, as well as real-time traffic and weather updates. Acura was the first automaker to offer in-dash navigation in the United States, so if you suspect that their system is a cut above the rest, you’re right.
The Technology Package also includes a back-up camera, the mind-blowing Acura/ELS 10-speaker DVD audio system with voice control for your song library (15GB or 3,600 songs), voice activation control, a GPS-linked solar sensing climate control and a Phonebook function for your Bluetooth-connected cell phone via the center screen, which was made larger for the 2011 model year. 2011 Acura TSX wagon models with the Technology Package also get a handy power rear liftgate like you might find in many luxury SUVs.
As with every 2011 Acura, all models come with the peace of mind that comes with 4-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage and 6-year/70,000-mile Powertrain coverage. But it’s not likely that you’ll need your warranty if the latest quality surveys from J.D. Power and Consumer Reports are to be believed.
So what’s missing in all of this? You, behind the wheel of a new 2011 Acura TSX sedan or wagon.
*Based on 2012 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
**Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or an $895 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.
Properly installing your child’s safety seat is the most important step you can take whenever traveling by car with your child. A properly installed car seat will better protect your precious child in the event of a car accident. But how can you be sure that your car seat is properly installed?
Before You Buy a Car Seat
If you haven’t bought your child car seat yet, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, you should know that there are three different stages of child car seats. A rear-facing infant car seat should be used from birth until your baby is one year old and weighs at least 20 pounds. Next, a forward-facing car-seat will be used until your toddler reaches 4 years old and weighs 40 pounds. Finally, older kids should use a booster seat and sit in the backseat until they are 8 years old, or reach 4 feet and 9 inches tall.
Both rear-facing infant car seats and forward-facing toddler car seats can be installed either using the car’s existing seatbelts or with the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) restraint system. The newer LATCH system is designed to be safer, but can only be used in cars that equipped for the system. Before choosing a car seat, you can also get recommendations from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) through their online Ease of Use Ratings.
Read the Manual
If you’ve installed a car seat before, you might be tempted to pull a new child seat out of the box and install it without checking the instructions. This is not a good idea. While child car seat installation instructions are similar, skipping the manual could mean missing an important step that is specific to your particular car seat.
Check Additional Tips Online
While reading the manual for your particular child seat is the best place to start, some instructions can be confusing or poorly written. If you have questions about your installation, check NHTSA’s website for helpful child safety tips. In addition to giving tips on installed rear-facing infant seats, forward-facing toddler seats and older kid booster seats, NHTSA also offers information on how a seatbelt should fit on kids who have outgrown booster seats.
Have Your Child Seat Inspected
To really ensure the safety of your child, you can have your car seat installation inspected by a trained professional. Each September, there is a national event known as Child Passenger Safety Week concludes. The week concludes with National Seat Check Saturday. During this week, and on the Saturday in particular, events are held throughout the country to encourage child passenger safety. In 2010, this event runs from Sept. 19 to 25. Any time of the year, you can arrange a local inspection through NHTSA’s online Child Safety Seat Inspection Station Locator.
Check for Child Seat Recalls
Once you have purchased and installed your child seat, you should check it regularly for any signs of damage. It is also a good idea to keep an eye out for car seat recalls. NHTSA offers an online listing of recent child seat recalls. You can access this list when visiting the main Child Safety page.
Families don’t necessarily live down the block from each other anymore. Now more people than ever are spread out all over the globe. It can be hard to get together for the usual family holidays - Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Yom Kippur. If it’s been a while since you've seen a large part of your extended family, why not plan a family reunion? Reunions are fun and a great way to get all the family members - from every side - together.
Not sure where to begin? Afraid that all the work will be too much for just you to handle? Why not create a family reunion committee? Ask a member of each branch of the family to be on the committee. Next, select a chairperson, who will essentially act like a general contractor and organize everyone’s tasks. Then, put together a document where all the details of the reunion will be kept. Since you’re probably not all living in the same state, this can be a Word document that you e-mail back and forth to each other.
Next send out a list of dates, locations and ideas for the reunion to your family members. Once you get them back, tally which most people were interested in/can attend. Then you can reserve the location and firm up the time. Depending on where you decide to have the reunion, you'll have to think about booking a caterer or hiring someone to cook for the event.
Then choose invitations that you can either mail via the U.S. Postal Service, or you can create an Evite and e-mail that to all your family relatives. You could also do a combination of the two in case you have relatives who don't use the computer. If you are mailing invitations, choose one person on the committee who will receive and tally the RSVPs. Make sure in the invitation you've included details about accommodations for family members from out of town.
While you’e waiting to hear back, start assembling the itinerary for the reunion. You could pick out some games for the whole family to play, put together a slideshow of family photos, and/or book entertainment like a band, a DJ or a magician if there will be a lot of kids in attendance. Remember to utilize the planning committee and assign each person to be in charge of one task.
You might also want to create nametags for the reunion, especially if you have a very large family. It will be helpful for the younger kids, as well, who are likely to forget who all these family members are if they’ve just met them.
On the day of the reunion, don’t forget your camera and video camera. If you have the funds, it might be fun to put a disposable camera on every table. It will be fun to see what kind of pictures your family members take during the event.
And most importantly, don't forget to have fun.
You've probably heard of the Tour de France. It has something to do with cycling and Lance Armstrong. But, the rest is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a toasty croque-monsieur. It's a team sport with individual winners. It's a race where they stop along the way and where the color of your shirt tells the whole story. What the le heck is going on?
The Tour de France is a 2,200 mile bike race through France and a few neighboring countries. That's like riding from Los Angeles to Atlanta. It's far--really far. Just under 200 cyclists hit the road and ride themselves silly for 21 days across the countryside. The whole shebang ends with a ride along the famous Champs-Elysees to the finish line.
As unlikely as it sounds, it really is a team sport. Teams of nine riders work together by drafting (riding in a tight single file to cut down on wind resistance), acting like a rabbit (sacrificing themselves by breaking away and tiring out other riders) and sometimes even fetching and carrying for the team leaders. The supporting riders are called "domestiques" for a reason.
The race is broken down into 21 stages (one a day). Each stage falls into one of four categories: prologue, flat, mountain or individual time trial. A rider's time on the course is recorded each day and points are awarded for their finishing position. Winning an individual stage, even if they don't win the overall, is a great accomplishment and highly sought after, not to mention you get cash money for winning them.
- Prologue: This is where it all starts. It's usually only about five or six miles.
- Flats: The bulk of the race takes place on flat roads. Generally, the riders stay together in what's called a peloton, a big pack of riders that moves like a giant flock of birds. It can be a dangerous place. With dozens of cyclists riding shoulder to shoulder, bad things (crashes) sometimes happen. Making the course that much more dangerous are overzealous spectators crowding the road, dozens of support vehicles and cameramen on motorcycles. There are occasional breakaways where a few cyclists break free from the peloton and pedal off into the distance. Usually, they're caught by the pack, but these are great for getting small bonuses and giving your team sponsor some quality air time.
- Mountain: These are the most grueling stages. This is what separates the pretenders from the contenders. Teams really have to work together here to protect their leader (help conserve his energy). These aren't foothills either. These are the Alps. The Alps!
- Individual Time Trial: These are shorter stages. It's each individual rider alone against the clock. The last place rider starts first, then the next is set off 2 minutes later.
Riders wear matching team jerseys. However, a few special jerseys are given at the end of each stage, and each has a unique meaning and financial prize.
- Green jersey - This is given to the fastest sprinter. The riders who get to wear the green jersey usually just try to make it through the mountain stages and live for the sprints.
- Polka dot - The polka dot jersey is what every climber wants. It's given to the King of the Mountain.
- White - This jersey is given to the highest ranking rider under the age of 26.
- Yellow - This is what it's all about. Every rider dreams of wearing the yellow jersey, the overall race leader's jersey.
The Tour is an amazing example of endurance and dedication. And, the scenery's not bad to look at either. The next time the Tour starts, give it a chance, you might even be inspired to ride a little yourself.
At McDavid Acura Plano, we take our dedication to superior customer satisfaction to a whole different level. These efforts have made it possible for us to earn the honor of the Acura Precision Team Dealer of Distinction status 10 times! Most recently, we have won this distinction in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.
The Dealership of Distinction status is the most prestigious and coveted honor that Acura can grant to its dealerships. The status recognizes the dealership teams that demonstrate superior achievement in customer satisfaction, sales and service training, customer follow-up, and business management. Acura dealerships are given one year to achieve the rigorous set of objectives and prove they are worthy of Acura's most prestigious award for that year. All criteria are established to enhance the client experience; most measures are based on actual client feedback and survey scores. To achieve success in the program, a total commitment to excellence by the entire dealership team is required.
Come see what makes David McDavid Acura of Plano such an outstanding dealership by visiting us at 4051West Plano Parkway in Plano, Texas.