Buying a Car as a Single Woman, sets out to empower women with knowledge of their consumer power in purchasing a car. Car marketing very rarely is marketed towards women even though women make up over 52% of the new car buyers in the USA. So here’s to walking into the dealership prepared and ready to negotiate the best deal!

2014-01-07 18.36.18-1March is always a dynamic month. Today is my 30th birthday, I had an amazing time in South Africa and having a very dope meet & greet in Johannesburg…and I kicked the month off with a bang. I had trying to track down a way to review a Honda Civic. It’s absurd to think about buying a car and not consider the most trust worthy brand of all cars, Honda. So I was set on previewing the most popular car of their fleet, since a 2001 Honda Civic was the first car I ever drove and I was presented with a very pleasant surprise when DriveSTI delivered to me the Acura TLX.

Blind Spot Alerts are on the inside of the window, instead of on the side-view mirror.
Blind Spot Alerts are on the inside of the window, instead of on the side-view mirror.

Acura was the nice car that all the cute boys in high school drove. It offers a luxury appeal without the luxury price and as part of the Honda family, the same long life span that Honda is known for.  I was totally reminded of this when I hoped into the TLX. The User Experience (UX) is top notch in this vehicle. I’ve previewed higher end, much more expensive cars, and the features of the Acura, along with the ease of use, kick them clear out of the water. With two screens (one touch screen, and one for navigation), you can set your navigation and change through your media options without losing one screen or cramping everything on to a 7″ monitor and squinting to read it. Touch screen is smooth + easy to use and you still have an option of a center nob on the dashboard. It is also very easy to change the settings of the alert features (front-end collision, blind-eye alerts, rear view camera) without funneling through an odd array of menu options. The dashboard of the car is not only pretty, but every feature makes sense and is easy to use.

I drove the 8 speed dual clutch transmission with V4 engine model. The drive is smooth as the Acura TLX comes standard with Precision All-Wheel Steer, Performance Braking, Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) and a very well engineered suspension system. The car switches gears and accelerates in speed without any kick back. Literally driving the car feels like your gliding. It’s a light and airy drive with a sports car design.

Lastly, it was great on gas offering 24 / 35 / 28mpg for city/highway/combined. I think I found a new love.

The 2015 Acura TLX starting retail is $35,000 MRSP.