The Minty Checks Out Acura’s ILX #weekwithILX

Acura’s new entry-level luxury car, the ILX

Next week, I’ll be test driving Acura’s new entry-level luxury car, the ILX. I thought it was pretty cool Acura wanted a peek into the life of a food writer. But what’s even better is they would like to know what you would do if you got to test-drive the ILX for a week? Be sure to tell me in the comments, Facebook it to me or tweet it to me with the hashtag #weekwithILX!

The first day, I want to just cruise around and see how it drives. There are a few models including a hybrid version. After poking around the features, I see there’s also USB/iPod integration. That’s pretty cool! I’ll have to load up my iPod for music because I’m also planning on a road trip to Las Vegas. I might as well check out the texting feature too while on the road. I really love my car now but it was made before even CD players were standard so you can imagine my excitement over technology like being able to send a short text while driving. This solves the no texting while driving in California law.

I also plan to hit up the Mark Bittman talk, the Opera and maybe hit up a few snazzy restaurants and hotels next week. We shall see where the wind takes the Minty in her ILX. Also, look out for a special Instagram contest I’ll be doing. Ladies (and maybe a few gents), I know you’re concerned about trunk size. Let’s see how many pairs of shoes I can fit in the ILX’s trunk! Respond with your best guess on that Instagram pic next week!

I look forward to seeing your responses! You never know if you’ll win the car for a week. Acura is also giving away $50 and $100 gift cards for other great responses. So get your thinking caps on!

Acura has invited me to test the new ILX and share my honest thoughts through social media.  I may receive product, access or content, but all commentary is my own.


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