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BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, Acura TL, Lexus IS 350, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac CTS, Volvo S60, Audi A4, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#13006 of 16984 Electric Power Steering
Jan 21, 2012 (7:03 pm)
One of the major gripes I have with my 2010 Acura TSX is its lifeless electric power steering. The complete lack of feedback doesn't help when trying to navigate the snowy, unplowed, unsalted roads of Stamford, CT on my way to work this AM.
Up until today, I haven't had the chance to put the TSX through its paces in the white stuff with its Michelin Pilot Arctic Alpin snow shoes. For those of you who've been paying attention, up until this past May the TSX was my wife's car and my DD was my Prelude (15" snow shoes in the winter of course).
The only way I knew the wheels broke traction was by the flickering stability control light on the dash.
FWIW, 4 driven wheels don't help you if you don't take it easy. I saw a couple in a Range Rover who must've spun out & hit the guardrail.
#13007 of 16984 Re: Electric Power Steering [nyccarguy]
Jan 21, 2012 (7:39 pm)
One of the major gripes I have with my 2010 Acura TSX is its lifeless electric power steering.
There was a time when one of Honda's strengths was the nimble handling and steering agility of its vehicles.
That was a long, long time ago.
#13008 of 16984 Re: Electric Power Steering [tlong]
Jan 21, 2012 (8:27 pm)
My 2001 Prelude Type SH
#13009 of 16984 Re: Electric Power Steering [tlong]
Jan 22, 2012 (6:08 am)
That was a long, long time ago.
Maybe not so long -- my TSX is the previous version and has conventional steering and what I consider pretty decent handling for a FWD car.
That said, Honda's recent offerings are bloated beyond belief.
#13010 of 16984 Re: Electric Power Steering [cdnpinhead]
Jan 22, 2012 (7:17 am)
Have faith brother - the Ilx is coming along with a new rdx- they'll be fine.
#13011 of 16984 Re: Electric Power Steering [nyccarguy]
Jan 22, 2012 (9:38 am)
I thought I read that the TSX V6 version still has the hydraulic steering. I wonder if the new RDX with the the same V6 will have electric or hydraulic steering.
#13012 of 16984 Re: Electric Power Steering [m6user]
Jan 22, 2012 (12:27 pm)
The TSX V6 does have conventional, hydraulic power steering. While its no BMW, it does provide decent feedback. The problem is that the V6 weighs so much more than my 4cyl TSX that it adversley affects the vehicle's handling. The 280 horsepower was nice though.
#13013 of 16984 Re: Electric Power Steering [nyccarguy]
Jan 22, 2012 (1:13 pm)
I'm sure the 10 people that bought one would agree the 280hp is nice.
#13014 of 16984 New car to enter the Elpps ?
Jan 24, 2012 (5:03 pm)
Now we all know how I feel about this category - just because you have a brand does not get you entry to this group- many disagree- hosts have no solid answer why certain cars are here- but since BMW, the standard is ditching its work horse 6 for a better 4- let's throw this car into the mix a well-http://autos.yahoo.com/newcars/future_cars/audi_a3_2013.html
Yep new a4- rocking the turbo 4- lets make some room and finally delete the tsx from this forum - why 2 acuras, with combined sales of a housing suburb.
#13015 of 16984 Re: New car to enter the Elpps ? [sweendogy]
Jan 24, 2012 (5:38 pm)
A3 not 4.
Tsx: tl- comment - housing suburb in Detroit - sorry -