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Three New Acuras Unveiled at Detroit Auto Show
We at David McDavid Acura Plano were excited to watch this month as Acura revealed three new models at the 2012 Detroit International Auto Show, each with innovative advancements and each set to be manufactured entirely in the United States at our Greensburg, Indiana, plant.
The 2013 ILX, an all-new compact sports sedan, introduces Acura's first hybrid powertrain, a 1.5-liter gasoline-electric, in addition to inline four-cylinder offerings of 2.0 and 2.4 liters. Standard features include pushbutton start, a wide-angle rearview camera and SMS text-to-speech voice texting capability.
The revived 2013 RDX crossover SUV includes a 3.5-liter V-6, which generates 33 more horsepower than its turbo-four predecessor. With front-wheel drive, the five-passenger RDX will get an estimated 20 mpg in city driving and 28 mpg on the highway. Both the ILX and RDX are scheduled to be available in showrooms by the spring.
The NSX Concept, a glimpse at the future of Acura's supercar design, is powered by a direct-injection VTEC V-6 engine paired with a Sport Hybrid drive system that uses a pair of electric motors. It is slated to reach consumers by 2015.
Whichever type of car you prefer—a sedan, a crossover SUV, or a sports car—David McDavid Acura Plano can help you find the one that fits your needs. Stop by today to see the luxury, technology, and performance that can only come from Acura.
At David McDavid Acura Plano, our high level of customer service wouldn't be possible without the hard work of our team. Jeimy Reyes-Gutierrez is one of the people who helps us maintain our high standards.
As Office Manager in the David McDavid Acura Plano Collision Center, Jeimy helps customers who need to get their vehicle back into shape after an accident. The Collision Center is also the place to go if you need paint or body work to bring out your vehicle's inner beauty. Jeimy says she loves working for David McDavid Acura Plano because "everyone is friendly and every day is a new challenge." She began working with the Asbury team in May of 2005 after moving from Virginia, and her extensive experience helps ensure that your repairs and body work go smoothly and quickly.
When Jeimy's not at work, she can be found at home or around Plano with her husband of 10 years, Jorge. She is also the proud owner of a "spunky" Chihuahua named Traviesa, and has an adorable god-son named Rudy.
If your car has been in an accident or if you need paint or body work, stop by the David McDavid Acura Plano Collision Center today. Jeimy will be happy to help you get your car back to normal—or better. Thank you, Jeimy, for all that you do!
Acura is a company that's committed to improvement: not only in the vehicles it creates, but in the world we live in. That's why Acura embraces efficient use of resources in both the design and manufacture of its vehicles. As you'll see when you visit David McDavid Acura Plano, all Acura vehicles are created with the goals of aerodynamic design, fuel efficiency, and lower emissions. We think this makes Acuras not only more efficient, but more fun to drive as well.
Acura has also embraced landmark green initiatives in its manufacturing processes. The company's Lincoln, Alabama plant utilizes pollution control measures to minimize its impact on the environment—and Acura is always researching new methods to ensure their continuing commitment to the Earth.
At David McDavid Acura Plano, we're honored to be allied with a company that does so much. New vehicles like the 2012 Acura RL showcase the company's dedication with fuel-efficient VTEC® engines, a stylish aerodynamic design, and strong, lightweight materials. Stop by our dealership today to learn more.
If you're in the market for a sporty luxury sedan, there's no shortage of choices. It seems to be a battle of Japan vs. Germany, as a vast majority of the vehicles comprising the segment stem from these two countries. Take a look at the German offerings such as BMW and Audi, and you'll quickly see that maintenance costs can quickly add up as part of a much higher cost of ownership. You want the best value for your hard-earned money, yet still want to treat yourself to the comfort and amenities that luxury sedans have to offer. So what do you choose? The 2012 Acura TSX is proving itself to be a worthy choice, and David McDavid Acura Plano has the details.
When beginning the search for a new vehicle, many luxury sedan buyers instinctively think Lexus. Among the sportiest of Lexus vehicles is the smallest and most affordable model in the range, the IS. But Lexus has a worthy competitor in the 2012 Acura TSX, Acura's entry into the small and sporty luxury sedan segment. With the TSX, it's clear Acura is gunning for the best vehicle in this hotly contested segment, but how can it compete with the benchmark Lexus? The results are shocking to say the least.
Even though you're in the market for a luxury car, that doesn't mean you have to spend your entire life savings to get the perfect car. Instead, you need value, and you'll be happy to know that the 2012 Acura TSX starts at only $29,810 before destination charges. Under 30 grand for a top-quality luxury car? This isn't a joke. By now, you've also probably figured out the Lexus IS 250 RWD starts at a substantially higher price at $33,595 before destination. So what exactly do these prices get you?
For starters, that price of entry gets you a 4 year/50,000 mile basic warranty on both cars as well as a 6 year/70,000 mile powertrain warranty. The powertrain options, however, are where the differences become clear. While the IS 250 features a standard 2.5-liter V6 engine option, the Acura TSX breaks the mold and sports a standard i-VTEC 2.4-liter four cylinder engine. Why is this a good thing? Acura hasn't skimped on refinement of its engine, so it's ultra-smooth and still produces an impressive 201 horsepower. Compared to the Lexus IS 250's 204 horsepower, there is no difference behind the wheel except that you're feeding two less cylinders—which ultimately means you'll pay less at the pump.
While on the subject, the TSX bests the IS 250's fuel economy ratings with a figure of 22 miles per gallon city/31 miles per gallon highway. Not bad for a sporty luxury sedan. Keep in mind that the Lexus features standard rear-wheel drive, while the Acura boasts a front-wheel drive system. Why is this important? Rear-wheel drive, as compared to Acura's front-wheel drive, is less efficient, less stable in poor weather, and takes up more space. Advantage: Acura.
Even though you want a healthy dose of sportiness in your new car, you want an equal dose of comfort. Now this is where it really gets interesting. Lexus, long considered the benchmark for luxury vehicles, can't hold a candle to the Acura TSX when it comes to interior roominess. The Acura proudly trumps the Lexus IS in every interior dimension except front legroom, a marginal difference. A large trunk is also of importance for a sedan buyer, and the TSX's 14.0 cubic foot unit is also larger than the IS 250's 13.3 cubic foot trunk.
Then there are the actual features and creature comforts. HID headlamps, vastly improving visibility, and therefore safety, come standard on the Acura TSX, yet are an option on the IS even though the Lexus costs more to begin with. Although both vehicles include leather seating as standard, heating those chairs is a standard equipment affair in the Acura, while Lexus owners should be prepared to shell out even more money. While both vehicles include many of the luxuries you've come to expect such as automatic climate control and Bluetooth® connectivity, the Acura TSX is the clear winner when it comes to overall luxury value.
Both the Acura TSX and Lexus IS 250 are available with more powerful V6 engines (the optional V6 in the IS changes the name to IS 350). Also, both can have either an automatic or manual transmission (even though the automatic costs extra in the IS 250, while standard on the TSX). However, the difference between the two vehicles is a night-and-day contrast. You want a true luxury car, yet you don't want a vehicle expensive enough to take out second mortgage on the house? Move over, Lexus. With a stellar combination of roominess, amenities, power, and efficiency, the 2012 Acura TSX is the vehicle for you. Visit David McDavid Acura of Plano to try one out for yourself.
Nothing is quite as comfortable or form fitting as a leather interior, but leather is easily damaged and requires maintenance and care to stay looking good. This is a combination of prevention and the right products to clean and maintain.
Rule Number One: Not in the Car
We live in a world of drive-thrus and convenience stores, and we can buy a dizzying array of foods and beverages for consumption on the go. Avoid it. Food and beverages mean spills and little bits of food particles finding their way into the crevices and stitches of your nice leather seats. Is that dollar menu burger such a bargain compared to the junk it represents in the recesses of your interior? You might not be able to function in morning rush hour traffic without your morning coffee and this is understood, but park the car and take the kids inside to eat. It’s safer and healthier anyway.
Rule Number Two: Wash and Condition
Remember that leather is porous and collects debris like human skin. It should be dull and not shiny in texture. When you clean it use a mild cleaner and be thorough. Your seats should feel soft when you are done. There are many manufacturers that make leather cleaner, and you can probably find a cleaner and condition combination at your local dealership. Many car owners swear by conditioners that contain lanolin oil. Follow the instructions on the bottle because every manufacturer is different. Using a clean cloth or soft scrub brush, you will wipe down the leather interior with the cleaner, then follow later with the conditioner. Sometimes, you may need to apply the conditioner twice. This one-two punch keeps the interior clean and helps protect the leather from cracking and sun damage.
Rule Number Three: Avoid the Sun
The sun is your enemy. It fades the color of the interior as well as heating it up, making the leather brittle and likely to crack. Park in the shade whenever possible, even if it means walking across the parking lot. Use a sun screen on the windshield or other product to keep the sun out. Park in a garage or car port. These simple steps can help keep the sun from ruining your car’s leather interior.
Chances are you paid a extra for your car’s sumptuous leather interior. Be smart and take care of that investment and your car’s leather seats will look and feel fantastic.
The first thing you should know before embarking on a Bikram yoga class, or hot yoga as it’s also known, is this: be prepared to sweat like you’ve never sweat before. No, really. Think summer in the middle of the Sahara Desert. It’s that hot. And you’re expected to exercise in it.
For Bikram yoga, the tmeperature of the studio is usually 105 degrees. During the 90-minute class, you’ll be asked to do 26 Hatha Yoga postures and two Pranayama breaking exercises. You’ll work muscles, tendons and ligaments you probably never knew you had.
While you’re probably familiar with all the health and physical benefits of yoga in general, you’re probably wondering why does it need to be so darn hot? Is it a special form of torture? A sick joke, perhaps?
Bikram Yoga is performed in a hot room because the heat detoxifies your body (through sweat), tones your muscles as well as flushes your cells and organs. Think of it as a body cleanse – only you don’t have to give up eating for a week.
Make no mistake-- this class is not for the faint of heart. It can be difficult to perform these poses in such high heat. Think long and hard about your physical abilities and tolerance before you sign up. If you do decide to try your hand at hot yoga, make sure you wear some light-weight clothing – maybe a tank top and shorts to help keep you on the cooler side.
Once you’re in the class and performing the poses, you may feel nauseated, dizzy or tired, which is normal. Make sure to pace yourself and only do what you think your body can handle. There will be many more classes after this one. Because many of the poses involve abdominal compressions, you may want to steer clear of eating a large meal at least two or three hours before the class.
In the aftermath of your hot yoga class, make sure to hydrate. You should drink lots of water or a sports drink to replace all that you lost during the class. Every person is different, so not everyone has the same reactions to hot yoga. You could experience muscle soreness or fatigue. Or you could find yourself with increased energy. Either way, it’s worth it to participate in at least two or three classes before you give up. The more you do it, the easier it will get.
Ahi is loved by chefs worldwide for its high fat content and dark, raw color. This recipe for seared Ahi tuna rivals anything you’d find at a gourmet Asian cuisine restaurant, offering this tempting, succulent fish with a spicy glaze topping.
Seared Sushi-Grade Ahi Tuna with Wasabi Soy Glaze
Total Time: 20 minutes
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Ingredients for Ahi Tuna:
2 six-ounce sushi-grade Ahi tuna steaks, cut at least 1½ inches thick
2 tablespoons olive oil per steak
2 teaspoons seasoned salt
1 tablespoons Chinese spice mix (recipe included)
Ingredients for Wasabi Soy Glaze:
¼ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
¼ cup oyster sauce
1 tablespoon roasted garlic cloves, made into a paste
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
½ cup agave nectar
¼ cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons wasabi powder
Directions for Glaze:
Pour the oils into a small saucepan, add garlic and ginger, and cook over medium heat 2-3 minutes.
Add oyster sauce, agave nectar, and vinegar; simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and pour into a bowl. Let cool to room temperature.
To Sear the Tuna:
Pat tuna steaks dry with paper towels. Brush both sides with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoned salt and homemade Chinese spice mix. Gently press the spices into the fish.
Spray a 10-inch cast-iron skillet or griddle pan with non-stick cooking spray and place over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes, until it is very hot.
Add the tuna steaks and sear on both sides for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, smear with the Wasabi Soy Glaze, and serve immediately. Offer the glaze at the table for guests to use as desired.
Ingredients for Chinese Spice Mix:
1 teaspoon each
- Black peppercorns
- Ground cinnamon
- Whole cloves
- Fennel seeds
- Star anise pod
Directions for Spice Mix:
Place all ingredients in a coffee grinder or spice grinder and mix until all ingredients are powdered and well-blended.
Pour into a shaker bottle with a lid. Use in Chinese-style cooking and recipes as desired.
A meal of seared Ahi tuna with wasabi soy glaze will go nicely with a crisp, Chinese cabbage slaw, bowls of sticky rice, and stir-fried vegetables. For dessert, offer satisfied guests cool, refreshing scoops of green tea ice cream.