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#4537 of 5069 Acura tsx with new 2.3 turbo?
Jan 19, 2006 (6:21 pm)
is anyone else wondering if the 240hp/260 lb/tq(SAE) 2.3 turbo debuting in the RDX will make it to the next TSX? i am! I feel it would keep the theme of the TSX without upstaging the TL and wouldn't do more than give it a 0-60 time of the mid 6s roughly; which is dramatically faster than the 2004-2006s we know today. any thoughts? i for one am excited acura is leveling the playing field without playing cylinder count.
#4538 of 5069 Re: Acura tsx with new 2.3 turbo? [iwantvtec]
Jan 19, 2006 (6:40 pm)
The speculation about such a possibility is rampant at TSX sites around the web. SH-AWD has also been mentioned as a possibility. It would address one of the biggest beefs some have about present-gen TSX's: the perceived lack of power and torque.
Of course, there's been zero firm evidence to support such speculation, but it's mighty fun to dream
One thing is for sure. Come model year 2008 some big changes are in the offing for the TSX.
#4539 of 5069 Re: Acura tsx with new 2.3 turbo? [johnny420]
Jan 21, 2006 (11:58 am)
Come model year 2008 some big changes are in the offing for the TSX.
Time for a "2008 TSX" thread?
#4540 of 5069 TSX vs. 325xi
Jan 21, 2006 (3:24 pm)
I want to thank Edmunds and those commenting in the Forum for their help in my car-buying process.
After ruling out a lot of cars, I have narrowed my choice to an Acura TSX or a BMW 325xi. On a bad day I can't get out of my neighborhood or around town with RWD, so I need FWD or AWD. I have also concluded, with some sadness, that automatic transmission makes more sense for me. I currently plan to buy and not to lease.
I realize that I am comparing FWD and AWD. I also realize that even with a fairly bare-bones 325xi (e.g. no premium package or Bluetooth), the TSX is still several thousand dollars less. The TSX is a great value and a fun car. The BMW is a very solid car and somewhat more fun. (My opinions.) The Acura is perceived by many to have greater reliability and a lower cost of ownership. However, the 325xi's warranty is a counter-balance, at least for the duration of the warranty period, after which some suggest getting rid of the car.
Why pay more for the 325xi? Why pay less for the TSX? Thoughts and comments would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
#4541 of 5069 Re: TSX vs. 325xi [halpal]
Jan 21, 2006 (4:20 pm)
"On a bad day I can't get out of my neighborhood or around town with RWD, so I need FWD or AWD."
Maybe you can expand on this a little bit?
If you get a lot of snowfall where you live, neither the TSX nor the 325i are a good year-round choice. They both have sporty suspensions which result in limited ground clearance.
Maybe a small, semi-sporty SUV like the Toyota RAV4 would be a better choice for you? Initial reviews indicate it's nimble and fun to drive, and it has significantly more power than both the Acura and Bimmer.
#4542 of 5069 Re: TSX vs. 325xi [fedlawman]
Jan 22, 2006 (5:44 am)
Snow is not so much a problem as sleet and ice. However, when we do get snow it takes a while to get the streets cleaned. Besides I'm trying to avoid having another SUV in the family!
#4543 of 5069 Re: TSX vs. 325xi [halpal]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jan 22, 2006 (7:42 pm)
The TSX, while being FWD, has fairly wide performance all-season rubber, and is not exactly a champ at winter weather traction.. The 325xi would be much better, due to the AWD.. I'd even take a RWD 325i with winter tires over a TSX with the stock all-seasons...
But, if winter weather is your biggest concern, I'd probably go with a Subaru Legacy GT.. Around $29,500 MSRP, I think...
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#4544 of 5069 Re: TSX vs. 325xi [kyfdx]
Jan 22, 2006 (8:35 pm)
"I'd probably go with a Subaru Legacy GT."
Gotta agree with you there.
It's up there with the BMW and Acura in luxury/comfort/fit&finish, it's got an extremely competant AWD drivetrain, and its 250 hp 2.5L boxer engine is a league above the others in power.
I'd go for the Spec B (Bilstein coil-overs, aluminum control arms, and 18" alloys). It's a sweet package, if you can find one.
#4545 of 5069 if you can find one.
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jan 23, 2006 (3:45 am)
... and, if you can stomach the $36K MSRP..
#4546 of 5069 Re: End of Lease Purchase [stillageek]
Jan 23, 2006 (4:16 pm)
Thank you. That is a great idea. My fear is they will get the car back from my friend and then attempt to sell to me at a jacked up price. Any advice on how to approach the dealer to get them to make the transaction for a fee as you suggested? I think the buy-out on the lease is $17,453 for a 2004 TSX.