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#4223 of 5069 2006 TSX CHANGES
Aug 09, 2005 (6:41 pm)
IN RESPONSE TO MAXAMILLION1:
Gimme a break...all those changes for 2006? Basically Acura is eliminating the TL? The TSX and the TL are 6K different in price. The only major difference is engine and size of sedan, exterior and interior looks are similar. There is a very fine line between the two sedans. With those upgrades the line will be crossed and accessories eliminated? Most car companies make major changes like those every 5 to 6 yrs, not in the third year. 2004 to 2005 offered, heated mirrors, xm, illuminated steering wheel, power passenger seat. These very minor changes should foreshadow changes for 2006
#4224 of 5069 Re: 2006 TSX CHANGES [marc10]
Aug 09, 2005 (9:09 pm)
Actually Maxamillion1 copied and pasted the changes from another website. He didn't make it up on his/her own.
Even if the TSX did pick up all the modifications indicated (the big if)....there will be still a huge difference between the two cars. I own both the 2005 TSX and 2005 TL. Load all those in...and the ride and amenities will still be worlds apart.
So let us all see what unfolds for the TSX.
#4225 of 5069 Re: 2006 TSX CHANGES [marc10]
Aug 10, 2005 (7:24 am)
Honda has historically given it's cars a mild-to-medium refresh in it's 3rd-4th model year. For example, the 2006 Accord will get freshened styling, largers wheels/tires, ESC on V6 models, sunroof on LX V6 models, even a 6-speed V6 sedan will supposedly be available. The minor upgrades to the TSX are far from out of the question.
#4226 of 5069 Re: 2006 TSX CHANGES [marc10]
Aug 10, 2005 (7:35 am)
FWIW, the sales guy at my local Acura dealer also told me the 2006 will have more horsepower "and a number of other changes". Since I was pondering buying a 2005 TSX, he obviously didn't want to tell me much more, but obviously the dealers know something! The posting on vtec.net is enough to make me wait a little more, to see if more information becomes available.
#4227 of 5069 Re: 2006 TSX CHANGES [delmar1]
Aug 10, 2005 (8:17 am)
Do you think the TSX rides rough when compared to the TL?
#4228 of 5069 Re: 2006 TSX CHANGES [mikes2]
Aug 10, 2005 (8:17 am)
What about the price for the 2006 TSX?
#4229 of 5069 Re: 2006 TSX CHANGES [marc10]
Aug 10, 2005 (9:11 am)
Have you heard that there's a new IS and new 325? Yes, if there were no competition Honda wouldn't have to do much to the TSX, they could just sit there do nothing and expect the same 3-4K/month sales to just roll in. They got the hint with the USDM Accord and applying a rather extensive MMC to the TSX also.
I'd liken the 06 TSX upgrade to the 05 upgrade of the G35.
When you think about, the TSX is Acura's BMW325 and the TL is the 330. While the sales proportions are not the same (it's 4:1 325 to 330 sales vs. 2:1 TL to TSX) that's the way I see it.
#4230 of 5069 Re: 2006 TSX CHANGES [fredvh]
Aug 10, 2005 (9:36 am)
Haven't seen or heard anything. The salesguy professed not to know anything either (but I wouldn't have expected him to). That said, I can't see Acura imposing a significant price change, but that's just my 2 cents.
#4231 of 5069 Re: 2006 TSX CHANGES [fredvh]
Aug 10, 2005 (9:56 am)
A comparison of the TSX to TL ride cannot be made as they are in two different peer groups ( TSX is comparable to the Audi A4 / Lexus IS / BMW 325 and TL comparable to BMW 5 series / Infiniti G35). The horsepower between the two cars for 2005 is 200hp versus 270hp. Totally different character.
I find the TSX ride to be peppy and great compared to its peers mentioned above. Now...it isn't created to ride like a Camry or Avalon standard sedan ...as it is a sports-luxury sedan. Best of all...it would cost $10k+ to get a comparably equipped BMW.
#4232 of 5069 Re: 2006 TSX CHANGES [mikes2]
Aug 10, 2005 (10:41 am)
I heard from a salesperson that they're expecting a 10% price increase, and another that they'll get sticker on the sales of the 06.