Vehicles Axed in 2013

Vehicles Axed in 2013
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Acura ZDX

Acura’s ugly duckling, the ZDX, has never been a strong performer. Sure, it’s pleasant to drive and built to a high standard but its controversial styling doomed it from the start. Late in 2012 it was announced this sporty crossover was getting culled, though dealers continued to sell them throughout all of last year, if only barely. In fact, they delivered a paltry 361 of them… FOR ALL OF 2013! By comparison more than 53,000 examples of the more traditional-looking MDX utility vehicle were sold.

  • MistyGreen

    Wait a sec, the Tribeca came out as a 2013 model and is now out as a 2014.

  • Zack

    A simple list with descriptions and pictures is nice. I hate these slideshows you have to wait to load…

  • Verge Godemiché

    Regarding the Audi TT-RS, the article complains that 5-cylinder engines are not enjoyable and “go against physics.” Then it says the motor was fantastic in the TT-RS. Is your author schizophrenic?

    I seem to remember some awesome Audi Quattro 20-valve 5-cylinder rallye cars back in the 80’s. This motor is a VW-Audi staple. If I remember correctly Audi first employed the 5-cylinder engine in the 1976 Audi 100. Bullsh*t about “moaning like a camel.” I think they’ve got it working like a champ over the last 38 years.

  • ColumWood

    I believe Craig was complaining about the regular 2.5L 5-cyl used in the Golf and other cars. The Audi’s TT-RS’s 2.5T is amazing. We’re big fans! http://www.autoguide.com/manufacturer/audi/2012-audi-ttrs-review-video-1800.html