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#4331 of 5064 Re: Is the TSX $$ Premium over the Accord Worth It [nj_dannyboy]
Nov 25, 2009 (1:19 pm)
If money is a main factor, you may want to compare the total cost of ownership of each car, to include insurance. Also, factor in depreciation.
The accord and TSX are also two different vehicles that, I believe, have different target markets. I owned a TL-Type S and my wife owns a 2004 Honda Accord - EXL. Although I no longer own the TL, the driving experience of the two cars were indeed different. The TL provided a better driving experience and it was also sportier and, in my opinion, a better looking car ( again, subjective ).
Last week I went to an acura dealership to look at the 2010 TL, but when I saw and sat in the TSX I was blown away. I had not considered this car, but I plan to test drive one later this week. Although the TSX is smaller than the TL, it's not an issue for me (grown kids).
In the end, both are great cars and you can't go wrong with either choice. For me, I want my next car to offer those things I miss from my TL and I believe either the TL or TSX can do so.
Good luck and keep us updated...dan
#4332 of 5064 Re: Is the TSX $$ Premium over the Accord Worth It [roubaud]
Nov 25, 2009 (1:31 pm)
I plan on taking both the TSX 4 cylinder and V6 for a test drive later this week. I agree that the price delta between the 4 and the 6 is significant and unless I'm blown away by the 6 cylinder, I'll opt for the 4 cylinder.
Did you purchase a 2010 and are you happy with your decision on buying it? If you haven't already posted it, please provide pricing you paid. thnx...dan
Nov 25, 2009 (5:24 pm)
about 3 months ago, I purchased a 2010 Acura TSX Tech (4 cyl). I also drove an Accord EXL- NAV. The Accord is nice & comfortable. The TSX has a driver focused interior, great road manners, sharper steering, & a huge trunk. I drive a 2001 Prelude Type SH & the Acura drives like a 4 door Prelude. The extra year/12K of warranty is just gravy. While the 4 cyl won't win you any stop light drag races, it really loves to REV. Put it in sport mode & let it fly.
#4334 of 5064 Re: Is the TSX $$ Premium over the Accord Worth It [dan41]
Nov 25, 2009 (8:53 pm)
Thanks for all the responses. I have not made the purchase yet. I am still test driving and negotiating. To me, the TSX is clearly worth a premium over the Accord and I agree it is a better looking and better driving car. However, I think Acura was not agressive enough with the pricing on the V6, which is why they have had to give the dealers cash incentives to move them off the lot only a few months after the V6's introduction. With an MSRP of almost $39,000 for a V6/Tech, the TSX is 7K more than an Accord and in the same general neighborhood as a BMW 328, Infiniti G37 or even the base Acura TL. Despitew that, the TSX has been a success for Acura so they are probably not looking for any advice from me.
#4335 of 5064 Re: Is the TSX $$ Premium over the Accord Worth It [nj_dannyboy]
Nov 26, 2009 (7:25 am)
I have only bought Honda Accords (all 4-dr sedans & 4 cyl) since 1984. They were all great vehicles and I got very reliable service from each of them and great resale value at then end of my ownerships. However, on July 31, 2009 I bought a 2010 TSX 4-cyl auto w/tech pkge (Instead of another accord). This TSX is the best car I have ever owned! The accords are nice, but the TSX is finished off so much nicer. The 4-cyl is plenty of power. The 4-cyl TSX w/tech comes with everything that the accord 6-cyl w/nav comes with, and much more. You have factory installed rear view camera, awesome stereo, memory seats, homelink (not avail in 4-cyl accord), and great instrumentation panel. However, to me, the 6 cyl is a waste of gas.
Hope this helps.
#4336 of 5064 Re: Is the TSX $$ Premium over the Accord Worth It [nj_dannyboy]
Nov 26, 2009 (9:06 am)
I just purchased a new 2010 TSX w/Tech Blk/Par. I also own a 2007 TLS which I also purchased new. Acura is a world of difference from Honda. Period. They ride like glass but Acura's use Premium Fuel... just something to consider. Acura is excellent in every way including their Service experience and free loaner car. My wife and I both work so the free loaner is a huge sell for us. Service is a bit more than a Honda but this is a premium luxury vehicle. If you want to be like everybody else by a Honda. If you want to be different by an Acura. The styling is next to none. Very cutting edge and they hold their value. Honestly their isn't many on the road either. I have been very happy with both so far. With minimal problems. So far 0 problems with the TSX and 1,400 miles thus far. The TLS had some squeaks and rattles and other warrantly issues. Remember the TSX is made in Japan 100% unlike the TL is made/assembled in Ohio.
#4337 of 5064 Accord EX-L v6 w/ navi VS TSX w/ Tech
Nov 27, 2009 (10:30 am)
I have a Accord on the Table for $30,000 out the door with 1.9% APR in NC (that comes to $500 under invocie for a brand new 2010 model) or I am thinking of getting a Acura TSX w/ Tech for ????????? What is the best price anyone has seen or is getting in Va beach area? And is it worth to pay 2k more for an Acura version?
#4338 of 5064 Re: Is the TSX $$ Premium over the Accord Worth It [nj_dannyboy]
Nov 29, 2009 (12:57 pm)
Don't buy the Accord. I had a 2008 Accord V6 and hated it. I finally traded it in on a 209 TSX. Smart move. Honda has gone in the wrong direction with the Accord, and I have owned several 6 cyl models. Stay with the TSX and ditch the thought about the Accord. You will be so sorry going with the Accord.
#4339 of 5064 Re: Accord EX-L v6 w/ navi VS TSX w/ Tech [theguru78]
Dec 01, 2009 (9:31 am)
I have a local dealer in Ohio quoting TSX V6 base for $31,500 + tax / tags. How does this fare for a non-tech? Was also looking at Accord V6, but wanted something a bit different.
#4340 of 5064 Acura 2010 TSX Tech...Good Deal?
Dec 04, 2009 (11:24 am)
I have one dealership in the Atlanta area offering me 2010 TSX Tech blk/blk for 30,500(includes destinition) +TTL w/ free Lifetime powertrain warrenty. When I told the other dealership that I wanted the powertrain warrenty, they gave me an offer of 30,000+TTL. I'm stuck on what I want to do. Any suggestions?