Hi Scotty, is Acura's RLX/TLX rear wheel steering (PAWS) reliable? I recall Honda using it in the 90's on their Prelude 4ws and it having major issues with tire wear and stress on parts, which lead to owners disconnecting the sensor that controls the rear wheels, thus turning it into a regular car. Do you think its wise to stay away from these Acura's with PAWS or go SH-AWD instead?

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Techsus
Techsus

Scotty discusses this all the time. The more complexity, the harder the hit on your wallet 1/ up front 2/ through time w/ repairs & maintenance. I believe in "Vote w/ your Wallet." I'd personally walk away from a make or model that only offers complex drive systems & doesn't give me the choice of plain FWD. My daily = 2WD (FWD) manual '98 Toyota RAV4. *** I strongly encourage you to delve into your concern over this issue by looking at Toyota Corolla, Camry, and Lexus-- go back to model years offering manual transmission w/ straightforward 2WD.***

Techsus
Techsus

I'd go 2WD. Less expensive up front, and less expensive repairs down the road. Why pay more for fancy bells and whistles electronic wizardry that you likely might not truly need and where the probability of breakdown and expensive failure is exponentially higher?

JUNGLE JIM
JUNGLE JIM

@Scotty Kilmer Thanks for your help!

Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer

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over time it is not reliable.