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Acura TSX, Sedan
#5032 of 5046 V6 TSX without a 6 speed manual???
Feb 12, 2013 (2:58 pm)
What is the purpose of not offering the V6 with a 6 speed manual? Why only in the 4 cylinder version? Is this new for 2013? Paddle shifters are not the same thing.
#5033 of 5046 Re: V6 TSX without a 6 speed manual??? [gvb]
Feb 14, 2013 (7:02 pm)
Acura has never offered the V6 TSX with a manual - the take rate is so low it was not worth it to them. Even the I4 MT is now limited to the SE model only.
#5034 of 5046 Re: V6 TSX without a 6 speed manual??? [biker4]
Feb 14, 2013 (8:14 pm)
Agree. The take rate with manuals across the board is super low. Make sure you take an extensive drive in a V6 TSX before you commit to it. The V6 TSX is a strong accelerator, merger, & passer. The hydraulic power steering provides typical "Honda" feedback, as opposed to the 4cyl's lifeless electric power steering which is the main reason I traded my 2010 TSX Tech.
That strong acceleration comes with a price. The V6 is like a boat anchor sitting over the front axle. It weighs close to 250 lbs more. There's lots of torque steer if you aren't light on the throttle at takeoff. The traction control was constantly fighting to keep that monster on the right path during hard cornering.
#5035 of 5046 Re: V6 TSX without a 6 speed manual??? [biker4]
Feb 15, 2013 (2:48 pm)
They offer 6speed manual on the TL.
Unfortunately, I just don't like the body style of the current TL at all. I prefer the TSX over it. Perhaps that's why they offer it on the more expensive TL. To get you to pony up a few more $$'s.
Manual sedans are slowly becoming part of that exclusive club dominated by the Europeans. Audi & BMW in particular. Both of which charge about $20K more than the Japanese do.
Some B*itch ran a stop light and took out my manual TL earlier this week. I'd like to replace it with something comprable. But the pickin's are a lot more slim than I had thought. Unless of course I'm willing to spend close to twice what I paid for my '06 TL.
#5036 of 5046 Re: V6 TSX without a 6 speed manual??? [gvb]
Feb 15, 2013 (3:07 pm)
Sorry your '06 TL got creamed by someone who carelessly ran a red light. I hope you were not hurt. How many miles were on your TL?
Acura does offer a 6 Speed Manual on the TL, but only in SH-AWD guise. Maybe we can help. Do you want new or are you open to used? What's your budget?
#5037 of 5046 Re: V6 TSX without a 6 speed manual??? [nyccarguy]
Feb 19, 2013 (5:12 pm)
If used? Blue with quartz interior, 6 speed with around 60K miles. Mine had 53K.
New? I'm not much of a fan of the current model TL. I do understand they're doing a re-design in 2014 as the TLX. No idea what it looks like yet. Hopefully they've realized the current body style was not nearly as favored as the previous generation's and re-design the TLX with that in mind. Any idea they will continue to offer a 6 speed manual as an option?
#5038 of 5046 2013 TSX Special Edition
Mar 26, 2013 (6:34 am)
Got a quote for $29,300 + TTL. Auto, tho I don't think there's a difference between auto or manual in price. This is in NJ. I'm thinking more along the $28K range... Sticker is $32,405 w/ destination included.
Apr 03, 2013 (12:34 pm)
Hi I am going to buy preowned cerified car. Which bank can give me better APR? My credit history is very good (>740) but i never had any loan yet. I know DCU is one of them providing better APR. Any other suggestion?
#5040 of 5046 Re: APR? [miteshonl]
Apr 06, 2013 (1:32 am)
You should definitely see what Acura Financial Services can offer you. They often run special low APR offers on Acura CPO vehicles, much like they do on new Acura models.
They were recently offering 1.9% for up to 36 months or 2.9% for up to 48 months. The only potential limitation that I've noticed is that the CPO financing deals usually don't extend beyond 48 months.
I am in the market for a new (or almost new) car and I am seriously considering an Acura CPO also! I've found a 2010 TSX V6 w/ Tech Pkg that I really want! It only has 28k miles on it and literally looks like NEW inside and out! I took it for an afternoon so I could spend plenty of time behind the wheel and not have a salesman/co-pilot to annoy me. I went by my parents' house and my cousin's house to get their opinions and they all thought it was brand new. They couldn't believe it was a 2010...
The salesman I've been dealing with is a very nice kid, but definitely a rookie! Just by pulling the Carfax and AutoCheck reports on the car, I determined that it had been on their lot for at least three months. He told me it had actually been sitting on the lot for five months! It was turned in at the end of a 3-year lease by a woman who was a new mom. She loved the TSX but needed something roomier with new baby, so she leased a 2013 MDX.
They had the TSX priced at $28,995 initally. Edmunds and KBB both value it in the low-to-mid $27k range. I told them I would pay $25k OTD and they wouldn't go any lower than $27,500 OTD initially. In the three weeks since, the salesman has called me twice with a lower offer each time- first $26,900 OTD and, just a few days ago, down to $25,500 OTD! I'm willing to pay $25,500 and I'm very tempted to go ahead and buy it tomorrow (or today, actually, since it's way after midnight)!
The reason that I said the salesman was a 'rookie' was because he volunteered way too much information that gave me all the leverage! First, he told me that the car had been sitting on their lot for a little over five months (longer than any other CPO vehicle on the lot by quite a bit). I told him that I was concerned by the fact that it had sat for so long and something had to be wrong with it for it sit unsold for that long...
That's when he referred to it as an "ugly duckling" (and made me wonder how he ever managed to sell a single car)! Apparently, the TSX V6 became a tough sell after the (hideous) 2009 TL design was 'softened' for 2011. The TSX V6 is still available, at least on paper, but he told me that he only saw a handful of 2012 V6 models early in the model year and he has never seen a 2013 TSX V6 except in the brochure.
The particular TSX that I'm considering is also the least popular color available, Vortex Blue Pearl. It's somewhere between an electric blue and royal blue. It is the toughest color to sell on new TSX models and they sit on the lot for longer than any other color offered. But I happen to love the color and it would be exactly what I would choose if I was buying a brand new TSX! I didn't share that with him, but I think it looks both sporty and upscale at the same time and I've seen high performance German vehicles such as the BMW M3 and Audi RS4 in a very similar shade of blue! =)
The other issue with this particular car is that it lacks the optional Technology Package. The Tech Package is optional on both 4-cylinder and V6 TSX models, but onnly about 40% of 4-cylinder models have it while more than 80% of V6 models came with it. The Tech Package consists of- Navigation System, Rearview Camera, Premium 10-speaker Acura/ELS audio
The standard audio setup is a 7-speaker 360-watt with iPod integration and XM Radio included. Even for an audiophile such as myself, it's more than adeaquate. I don't use the rearview camera in our 2012 Mazda CX-9, so I can't imagine it being very useful in a sedan the size of the TSX. I also have a brand new, top-of-the-line Garmin navigation system and prefer it to a factory nav system any day. Besides, a 2010 TSX is already close to four years old now and the NAV was introduced on the 2009 model. If I keep the car for five years, which I plan to do, the navigation system will be decade old techology and totally useless, but it would still be taking up plenty of space in my dash....no thanks!
When I started thinking about a new car several months ago, I had my choices narrowed down to either the 2013 Mazda6 s Grand Touring (V6) or 2013 KIA Optima SX (2.0 Turbo). I swear I'm not a brand snob, but I will be so much happier driving an Acura than either of those (even though both are very highly rated by auto critics and both are a pleasure to drive). One of the little known secrets about the TSX V6 is that it weighs a few hundred pounds less than the TL, but has the same 280hp V6. It will flat-out fly and some reviewers have reported 0-60 times as low as 5.9 seconds. For me, it's totally worth the 4mpg sacrifice compared to a 4-cylinder TSX...it's one fast 'ugly duckling'! =)
After the deal is done, I plan to take Matt, my naive young salesman/buddy out for a beer and a vocabulary lesson! The first word/phrase he needs to learn is "poker face"....
Sorry for such a rambling posting....I had surgery on my left hand and forearm last Wednesday and I'm still on Percocet....it either knocks me out or puts me into a sharing mood....guess which one it was tonight! =)
BTW, what CPO Acura are you planning to buy? I'm assuing it's a TSX since you posted your question about lenders in the TSX forum, but I'm curious about the details....year, color and all that good stuff...
Bet of luck getting a good deal on the car and the financing rate!
#5041 of 5046 Certified Acura TSX 2010
Apr 09, 2013 (2:16 pm)
After a long wait and all the research , I end up with buying Certified Acura TSX 2010. I know few of you may confuse with New accord or used Acura so i am just giving detail here to help some of you.
Year, Make, Model: 2010 Acura TSX certified with one owner and clear history
-Purchase Price 21700
-TTL - 1356
-Dealer fees (what and how much) 0
-Doc fees 399
Add on: wheel locks, and mud guards thrown in(with mats)
Apr: 1.99 % with DCU bank for whole amount 65 months (-Down payment 0)
Total OTD: 23580
Thanks guys and keep posting your purchase.