Last Call: What’s the point of this PMC Edition?

The Acura TLX PMC Edition just doesn’t make much sense to me. I’ve never heard anyone say they want a really rare limited edition Acura unless they’re talking about an NSX. But I’ll give credit where credits due and appreciate where they’ve taken the brand in the last 10 years. That being said, 50k for a special TLX that’s made where the NSX is made and has a special paint is a little silly. I feel like Subaru can get away with it with the S209 but that’s because you’ll have diehard WRX fans that have had an STI tattoo on their forearm since they were 18. I’d be very surprised if I met someone who has a TLX PMC tattoo.

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13 responses to “Last Call: What’s the point of this PMC Edition?”

  1. Maymar Avatar

    I’m not sure the point, but I sort of appreciate Acura going all in on what’s a relatively mundane car. It’s at least priced in the ballpark of a well equipped 330i. I’m not able to shop in that price range currently, but if I found one used, I’d strongly consider it.

    1. Wayne Moyer Avatar
      Wayne Moyer

      Isn’t that usually what we say though? If I found a used one. We never say that we would buy one new. It’s just a TLX. This isn’t aimed at you. It’s just a warcry for a lot of us. I mean the entire market for the Mitsuibishi Eclipse seemed to be there for the second hand people.
      As for this car. Well it is like BMW and there “Don’t take this paint through the car wash or you will void the warranty!”

      1. Maymar Avatar

        As I say, I’m not able to shop in this segment new at all, so I don’t know if I’d commit to saying I’d buy any of the competition new either. It’s at least one of the few I’d consider for long-term ownership, with the European stuff only seeming trustworthy enough to lease, the Cadillacs being a little cheap and poorly packaged, and the Lexus IS is cramped. All it has to overcome is the Infiniti Q50 being more RWD, and considering I don’t live somewhere with a bunch of twisty roads, that’s not necessarily an issue. I have no illusion my opinion means much to the OEM’s, I just like a slightly nicer Honda that’s a little special.

        1. Zentropy Avatar

          Good points. Personally, I’m ok (but not thrilled) with FWD/AWD when paired with a manual transmission, and with an automatic transmission in a RWD car. If I have my preference, I’ll never again own a FWD automatic, and throwing AWD into the mix– if in a transverse-engine platform– doesn’t make it much more palatable to me.

          I’d much sooner buy a Honda Accord Sport with the 2.0T and 6-speed manual than any TLX, and like you, I’d be looking used rather than new.

        2. Wayne Moyer Avatar
          Wayne Moyer

          Sorry for the slow reply. This wasn’t aimed at you. It’s just something that we all, myself included, seem to say. I mean hey I buy off lease vehicles to get the depreciation out of them.

    1. Zentropy Avatar

      I still question why the grille badge has to be the size of a frisbee. Surely adaptive cruise control sensors aren’t that big.

      1. nanoop Avatar

        To make a point that this isn’t a BMW?
        Also, objects one the mirror are bigger than they appear…

  2. discontinuuity Avatar

    Does PMC stand for professional/managerial class?

    1. 0A5599 Avatar

      I know what PMY stands for.

      1. Zentropy Avatar

        Googling that acronym results in an amusing slang definition. And I hate yellow cars.

    2. Zentropy Avatar

      Honda’s Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio. My neighbor works there.

    3. Batshitbox Avatar

      Pretty Mediocre Car?
      Pointless Money Cow?
      Peripatetic Motorized Conveyance?