Sometimes you just can't transcend humble origins. Trying to make a premium model out of the previous generation Honda Civic is a fool's errand, as proven by the Acura ILX. Adding projector headlights and slapping the Acura badge on the car shouldn't deceive anyone.
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Acura ILX Road Test

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We'd skip the ILX completely. If you have to get one, the Premium is the best combination of equipment and value. The base ILX has the common amenities, like heated front seats and automatic climate control. So does a Honda Civic EX. Next step up is the Premium trim, with desirable additions like...
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