Here’s Why Acura is About to Be the Best Luxury Car Brand

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  1. Scotty Kilmer

    Scotty Kilmer

    2 months ago

    I Can't Believe They're Bringing This Car Back: ⬇️Scotty’s Top DIY Tools: 1. Bluetooth Scan Tool: 2. Mid-Grade Scan Tool: 3. My Fancy (Originally $5,000) Professional Scan Tool: 4. Cheap Scan Tool: 5. Dash Cam (Every Car Should Have One): 6. Basic Mechanic Tool Set: 7. Professional Socket Set: 8. Ratcheting Wrench Set: 9. No Charging Required Car Jump Starter: 10. Battery Pack Car Jump Starter: ⬇️ Things used in this video: 1. Common Sense 2. 4k Camera: 3. Camera Microphone: 4. Camera Tripod: 5. My computer for editing / uploading: 🛠Check out the tools I use and highly recommend ► Subscribe and hit the notification bell! ►

    • Skyler Applegate

      Skyler Applegate

      2 months ago

      What's a good octane booster if I don't want to switch the 85 and there's so many octane boosters to choose from which is the best one and how much should I use?

    • thegodhoward


      2 months ago

      Dear scotty whats your opinion on an 03 buick lesabre in perfect condition with only 75k miles on it

    • Kevin W

      Kevin W

      2 months ago

      I also have a 2012 Toyota Camry SE 2.5l with the 5-speed automatic transmission with 72,000 miles. How can I tell if the transmission has been reprogrammed? It shifts pretty good but sometimes pounds into gear a little bit at low speeds.

    • Kevin W

      Kevin W

      2 months ago

      I bought the Vibe fairly quick because I had a 2006 Saturn Vue 2.2l vtec with 140,000 milles and the engine seized (gave it regular oil changes and everything, just really poorly made engine I think). I just want to know if there's anything about the Vibe/Matrix I should know.

    • Jay Chowdree

      Jay Chowdree

      2 months ago

      Hey Scotty how good are Acuras at off-roading

  2. Gianni P

    Gianni P

    6 days ago

    I've owned Honda/Acuras my whole life.....the Japanese work ethic, dedication, and pride is company wide and from the top right down to the person sweeping the floor, weather it be Honda,Toyota or other Japanese brands. They think differently and that shows through in the quality of the products they produce.......EVEN if it's made in North America.

  3. N


    10 days ago

    Buying a Used 2017 ILX. I'm excited for it! :)

  4. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones

    19 days ago

    Amazing video

  5. Jacobus DeRottmann

    Jacobus DeRottmann

    21 day ago

    Good job Scotty. Although I do question the cartoon ships from Japan arriving in the US on the EAST coast? Haha. Owned a 1996 TL a few years ago. It was complex, but the basics were tough, like the front suspension which needed fewer parts replaced during the time I commuted with it over often rough roads than anything else I had driven before. And the dealer service folks here were great. If I buy a new car in the next year, I will be seriously considering Acura both because of the car, and because of the dealer.

  6. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf

    23 days ago

    Reliable, affordable luxury, first in the world for fast luxury sport car for everyday drive (among with Lexus), spare part and after market is very cheap and easy to get, easy maintainence, worth the money for what we get, easily trump any european luxury fast sport car in the same category in term of (price and performance). Damn if you don't get Acura or Lexus you stupid 🤣

  7. 嘉義雞肉飯


    26 days ago

    Speaking slower makes feeling professional.

  8. BizzyIzzy87


    27 days ago

    Sooooooo how are they about to be the best luxury brand???

  9. John Rend

    John Rend

    29 days ago

    how could you make a video, like this on Acura and not mention the RSX?

  10. Young Edwards

    Young Edwards

    Month ago

    Love my 2018 Acura RDX 👍

  11. Young Mozzy

    Young Mozzy

    Month ago

    2008 Acura TL I have no regrets

  12. h720


    Month ago

    Love my 2021 ILX. Really beautiful design and powerful too.

  13. John Ponce

    John Ponce

    Month ago

    I got 2015 acura tlx has 3.5 v6 290hp 279lb tq. i vtech and all wheel steering. its beautiful inside and out and is fun to drive.

  14. Michael Bezoski

    Michael Bezoski

    Month ago

    Loved Subaru story too, wow history. Fascinating. Thank you

  15. RemnaD2


    Month ago

    1995 Lengend owner (bought new) over 250k miles - Dream Car Acura NSX

  16. Yule Bernard Calma

    Yule Bernard Calma

    Month ago

    NOO WRONG!!!

  17. Andy Candy

    Andy Candy

    2 months ago

    God, I love Acuras!!! They are almost as good as Saabs.

  18. Karolina


    2 months ago

    Woo! I got an Acura TLX this year and I love it. :)

  19. rbagel55


    2 months ago

    I drive a 97 Acura CL. 150,000 miles and it still runs great. But I notice that I don't see too many Acuras on the road, new or old. I see a lot of new Hondas, but very few Acuras. Maybe it's just the city I live in, but I think this is a national trend

  20. P M

    P M

    2 months ago

    The most reliable car I have ever owned. Broke down only once in last 13 years with a repair bill of less than $200.

  21. Luc Simard

    Luc Simard

    2 months ago

    Well done! awesome review!

  22. James Mueller

    James Mueller

    2 months ago

    I bought a new '95 Milano Red Integra GSR and owned it for 12 years, 193,000 miles. I still miss and love that car.

  23. Juicy Fruit

    Juicy Fruit

    2 months ago

    I love Honda and Acura, even though I've only driven an Accord.

  24. todd rambarran

    todd rambarran

    2 months ago

    The first nsx was set up by one of the greatest f1 drivers of all time senna.



    2 months ago

    I have a 98 RL & 05 TSX. Both still running strong. If u were to take the emblems off of some the newer Chevy & Cadillac compact cars, u will think they are my 05 TSX or other early modeled Acura's.

  26. Avatar7x7


    2 months ago

    This was part of a program to destabilize the American auto worker and the beginning phases of breaking the unions in this country.. then finally NAFTA and the financial infrastructure (the Middle class) of America was decimated ! One of the reasons why PBS was so hated is there were several documentaries that exposed the role of American industrialists in bringing robotics to Japanese auto makers at the same time producing poor quality American cars ! America used to make the best automobiles on the planet.... smh

  27. Kennedy Vang

    Kennedy Vang

    2 months ago

    The nsx is one of my dream car

  28. Christopher Lee

    Christopher Lee

    2 months ago

    Acura isn’t luxury

  29. gg taruc

    gg taruc

    2 months ago

    Only mistake of Honda was/is requiring premium fuel for the Acura. Hondas run fine on regular fuel. Why pay more for premium when you're already paying more for an Acura!!??

  30. Edward De Jong

    Edward De Jong

    2 months ago

    THe NSX is a big disappointment to us Honda fans. The original was affordable, and very much a supercar; light, fast, well made. The latest NSX suffered from "groupthink" and changed its configuration multiple times as they dithered about launching it. Hopefully the next generation will be more true to Soichiro's vision for Honda, which was to make cars for ordinary people.

  31. Ken Corsell

    Ken Corsell

    2 months ago

    Have been buying Acura starting with the Legend in 1985 and after 2 Legends ( would still be driving the Legends but they stopped making them) then two MDXs and presently a 2019 RDX. Drove them all well over 100k without a problem. Have also owned B M Ws, Shelbys, Firebird Trans Am, Buick GS, VW Siroccos, Chevy s10 Blazer, 3 Mercedes SLs and a Corvette. The Acura’s have more than held there own against all the others!

  32. ph0ib0s1


    2 months ago

    I had a Legend and was deeply disappointed by the discovery, that some of its weak components were from the Accord. Never bought a Honda car again. However, I have a Honda motorbike and love it. The reliability is far above the competition.

  33. A_Man_Child


    2 months ago

    Loved my Acura Legend, now I look back and think it was ugly but still damn good car

  34. thatfrenchcanadian


    2 months ago

    Acura's sales are literally nose diving. Good luck with that prediction.

  35. Onno Vocks

    Onno Vocks

    2 months ago

    Indeed, the Acura name does not appear in Europe, but the NSX, Legend and Integra were sold under the Honda badge in the Netherlands. I expect the same for some of the new cars. Cheers!

  36. Senran Tomoko

    Senran Tomoko

    2 months ago

    I still have my 2002 Rsx

  37. Steve Kalas

    Steve Kalas

    2 months ago


  38. rick james

    rick james

    2 months ago

    Scotty, do you have any videos of YOU fixing ANY car? All we see is you talking. Break out the wrenches and show US what you got.

  39. Richard M

    Richard M

    2 months ago

    If acura and honda are still using interference engines, they are not the best, toyotas are still king

  40. Javier J.

    Javier J.

    2 months ago

    Hi Scotty what should I look for in a 2008 Acura TL type s automatic 220km any issues these models have thanks for the advice

  41. iamthenra1968


    2 months ago

    Love Honda products, superior to everything else. Had a 1986 3 wheeler that ran just as good as it did when it was new when someone stole it from me in 2017... God I hate thieves... I have a civic that runs great and a snowblower that is awesome... I love Honda...

  42. jamwri 671

    jamwri 671

    2 months ago

    It's French it is pronounced coup'e. We really need to educate you Americanos of the English,French, Franglais 🤭

  43. john colosio

    john colosio

    2 months ago

    I love the Acura NSX

  44. Chav


    2 months ago

    where’s my integra gang 🙋🏽‍♂️

  45. motoklx


    2 months ago

    American auto insurance has gotten so high and greedy it makes it impossible to look at a new vehicle

  46. Henri Somer

    Henri Somer

    2 months ago

    these are great, you have a good narrating voice scotty

  47. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf

    2 months ago

    Love these history videos!!! Please keep making them

  48. BlueRice


    2 months ago

    honda need to up there researching in space exploration like space x and blue origin. they have a steady business growth and one of the best quality engineer.

  49. Dusan Zec

    Dusan Zec

    2 months ago

    - US, Mexico and China. Sorry bud but what about Canada ei?

  50. Covenant Enforcer

    Covenant Enforcer

    2 months ago


  51. Rockslide


    2 months ago

    My 1991 Acura Legend LS was the best car I ever owned.

  52. Donald Sawyer

    Donald Sawyer

    2 months ago

    Scotty NEVER lied! America has Totally dropped the ball. All the old tymers who had money bought a Cadillac. The Japanese changed the game. The Legend, Q45 and Lexus GS were king in the 1990s. Now we have Tesla and Korean makers. I think GM is done. They make cars that people LOVE like the Impala, Roadmaster, Pontiac, Grand National, and then they STOP making them for a Sucky redesign. The Camry and Accord have been the same improved car for 40 years. Why is the 1994-1996 Impala Not improved. Please explain in a video Scotty!!!!!!!!

  53. Robert Raw

    Robert Raw

    2 months ago

    You’re the man Scotty.

  54. Snake Keeper

    Snake Keeper

    2 months ago

    I have a 2015 SI. Looks like the same engine that you had in the thumbnail. People are going nuts over this engine. I am trying to be reserved about this but its sounding like i chose the right civic to buy!!!! Is it the new k swap?

  55. Shane Schurman

    Shane Schurman

    2 months ago

    Scotty, I have 2007 Honda Accord with almost 426,000 miles on it. I still use this car as a daily vehicle. Is there a specific site that I should go to submit a question on my accord?

  56. Haoi He

    Haoi He

    2 months ago

    Acura which also means Akira which translates to brightness of the Stellar objects like the sun and the reflections the moon

  57. Eric3Frog


    2 months ago

    1:20 ground backing move? Ground breaking.

  58. Kc


    2 months ago

    I’ve been an Acura owner since 1999, owned 2 Integras and still currently owned a 2009 TSX. Acura cars are really reliable.

  59. Garaging aRound

    Garaging aRound

    2 months ago

    The only car brand that’s never left me stranded 💯

  60. Oscar Plata

    Oscar Plata

    2 months ago

    My mom had a Mazda in the early 90’s and bought a brand new ‘98 Toyota Corolla LE at the time, I was 3 years old. My first vehicle I purchased is a 2018 RAV-4 LE. Haven’t been let down by any of these Japanese made cars!

  61. Dom Santiago

    Dom Santiago

    2 months ago

    Question is are they still built with precision, accuracy, and love? Or are they just another brand now?

  62. Robert Rogers

    Robert Rogers

    2 months ago

    Ok, Lexus or Acura? Personal preference?

  63. Samuel Aiken

    Samuel Aiken

    2 months ago

    Great video man! I own a 2005 Acura TSX. Didn’t know Acura was the luxury version of a Honda until I kept seeing Honda on the windows, and I had no clue until I finally looked it up lol. I love this car, people really sleep on the reliability of them and I couldn’t be happier. I’m at 181k miles currently and hope to get another 100k out of her!

  64. Wit Master

    Wit Master

    2 months ago

    I worked in an Acura dealer as a tech for 18 years. It was one of the first dealers in the nation. One week after opening day we still didn't have any cars on the lot for sale.

  65. andrew


    2 months ago

    honda also wished acura is best luxury brand...but reality and sales number say otherwise. it's just not luxury enough....

  66. Richard Krikorian

    Richard Krikorian

    2 months ago

    Show the RSX/dc5 engine bay but didn’t mention it. 😒

  67. Mysterious Ways

    Mysterious Ways

    2 months ago

    Love it !! 😎

  68. Paul Gruber

    Paul Gruber

    2 months ago

    Loved my 1987 Integra....

  69. LeMont Q

    LeMont Q

    2 months ago

    Acura has been asleep since the disaster tsunami, but they are coming back strong.

  70. Icantfindtheanykey


    2 months ago

    This was a great one Scotty. The Acura Legend was the best ride I ever had in any car. It had just the right amount of comfort/power/low noise/smoothness IMO. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

  71. A W1109

    A W1109

    2 months ago

    Acura? Never heard about it.....Honda doesnt sell much in Europe except motorcycles... We dont want Accord Civic and Legends. I think they gonna leave Europe like Mitsubishi and Daihatsu did. Personally I dont like Japanese cars because their ugly design

    • A W1109

      A W1109

      2 months ago

      @Sabroso Lopez I am sure you like it. You would't buy an car you dont like.

    • Sabroso Lopez

      Sabroso Lopez

      2 months ago

      I feel bad for the countries that don't have Acuras. I own 2, and they really are the perfect car. flawless reliability, incredible performance, and they just look amazing

  72. robertastk


    2 months ago

    Started as different thing than Honda, now it's basically a Honda with nicer interior and different body. 210 bhp for luxury car is a joke, you can get that power in economy shitboxes with 1,4T engines. No wonder that Toyota made Lexus way better. Even to this day many models are different from Toyota's line up.

  73. Spiritual Cfoe

    Spiritual Cfoe

    2 months ago

    I plan on keeping an Acura till I die, I’m only 21

  74. gerardi2000


    2 months ago

    I have two Acura’s. TL and MDX. I love them both. The stereo in the 2012 TL helped me make my decision. It’s nice.

  75. Tj Taz

    Tj Taz

    2 months ago

    Everybody wanted a Legend back 90's but I liked the Vigor's styling better. My last car was a 2010 TSX and now I drive a 06' DC5 (RSX Type-S)

  76. Wheeler King

    Wheeler King

    2 months ago

    Folks......I don't know much.....I barely know my name and how many fingers I'm holding up.....but gosh dang it, this whole speech Scotty rattled off SURE SOUNDED like it came STRAIGHT from Acura......jus sayin

  77. Jonathan Villalba

    Jonathan Villalba

    2 months ago

    So your celica finally broke down and now you dediced to jump brand loyalty. Unreal.

  78. Remi Hossain

    Remi Hossain

    2 months ago

    My 05 TSX just hit 300k (kilometres), its an automatic but I'll be satisfied if it gets to 350k or even 400k

  79. Kevin Gee

    Kevin Gee

    2 months ago

    My Acura TL 2011and 2009 are by far best cars I had 🏎💨💨💨 I won’t forget you 2006 tsx 💪🏾

  80. Robbo Ironink

    Robbo Ironink

    2 months ago

    Scotty, I really like these history vids you do. Have you ever thought about a few vids on car companies that were good but went bad, or would there be too many lawyers and liabilities? I would love to meet the CEO of GM and show him the tightest spot I could park my Terrain in. Fix that ring job buddy. But I am serious about the vids on companies that went bad and the reasons behind it

  81. Elden Giron

    Elden Giron

    2 months ago

    I own a 2008 Acura TSX, wonderful car, yeah it’s entry level luxury but it feels well built and it’s been reliable, only maintenance has been done!

  82. fortunesk89


    2 months ago

    The 1st generation integra had flip up headlights 🤦‍♂️ I thought Japanese creating luxury sub brands was to curve import tariffs

  83. Ultimate Warrior

    Ultimate Warrior

    2 months ago

    Bring back the Integra!

  84. Christie Hart

    Christie Hart

    2 months ago

    Now if only I wouldn’t having to keep rebuilding and swapping engines in my Acura ‘08 RL. So far my impression of my first Acura has been terrible.

  85. Dime Eftovski

    Dime Eftovski

    2 months ago

    In my apprenticeship years at Honda my class of 1994 was first to study and repair the NSX . All aluminum body and suspension every bolt , nut marked and torqued. Was amazing

  86. David Perry

    David Perry

    2 months ago

    Acura should be bring back the RLX as a sub 70k S class killer with a 400+ hp 3.5 liter twin turbo V6 hybrid or be fully electric.

  87. William Pino

    William Pino

    2 months ago

    Love every video scotty puts out but the history videos are the bees knees

  88. Liber V

    Liber V

    2 months ago

    Try to find an old NSX.... Gonna need to sell yer house

  89. Florida Man

    Florida Man

    2 months ago

    I really don't understand why they ditched the Legend name. The Legend was an amazing sedan/coupe.

  90. Orlando Vega

    Orlando Vega

    2 months ago

    Acura is ranked #10 in depreciation of luxury brands. Scotty is BSing here.

  91. mark williams

    mark williams

    2 months ago

    That Acura Legend was a good car I drove it back in the day

  92. Josef M. Norseman

    Josef M. Norseman

    2 months ago

    Scotty, do you feel that the success of Honda motorcycles helped pave the way for acceptance of Japanese cars?

  93. TSL999


    2 months ago

    I love these mini documentaries that Scotty’s been doing this past year.

  94. Spencer M

    Spencer M

    2 months ago

    can you only speak mumble?

  95. taxi tel

    taxi tel

    2 months ago

    In Canada there is no Acura, they sell it as Honda.

    • taxi tel

      taxi tel

      2 months ago

      @Raschaud Farmer it was years ago, dont now now

    • Raschaud Farmer

      Raschaud Farmer

      2 months ago

      That's a lie lol

  96. ITSATRAP !


    2 months ago

    @3:28 Honda also introduced the Integra with a DOHC VTEC B17A with 160 hp and 117 lbft in the years 1992-1993 as a GSR trim level.

  97. David Gibson

    David Gibson

    2 months ago

    Good video Scotty

  98. Gitanya Hurueta

    Gitanya Hurueta

    2 months ago

    Really enjoyed this video👍.

  99. Gitanya Hurueta

    Gitanya Hurueta

    2 months ago

    My daughter bought a 2007 Acura tsx. Its a great car. And really nice inside. Im on my second honda crv 2005. My first was a 99 honda crv. Both very good cars. But after driving my daughter's Acura. I want a Acura! 😄

  100. GSOAguitarplayer


    2 months ago

    Nice Scotty