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Acura TSX, Sedan
#19 of 48 Re: wow [members78 #18]
Jun 09, 2004 (5:51 pm)
Dave: the 25k includes everything but not TAX. I did notice a big discussion in this forum about what OTD should include (tax or not), and I avoided using that term. (Our beloved Rhode Island charges 7% for tax, so go figure how much we paid for that!) Anyhow, a little over 26k OTD for you is a fantastic price, I would say.
#20 of 48 i feel much better, thx for that...
Jun 15, 2004 (8:33 am)
yes that makes much more sense, and i feel much better now, thanks for clarifying. and 7% is really high, wow!
#21 of 48 Re: wow [dx2e]
Oct 14, 2004 (2:11 pm)
hi bought my tsx from inskip two weeks ago.
paid 25.6 w/tax what acompany to do busines with!!! car is carbon w/ quartz . best car i ever drove. i tested rx-8 and 328 beamer. good luck w/ your car. ihave'nt seen another one since i bought mine
#22 of 48 New TSX owner.
Jan 04, 2005 (5:30 pm)
Dec 28th I made the purchase of an 05 Grey TSX 6MT non-navi.
My wife and I were looking for a third car to help reduce the number of miles we are putting on our Suburban (18K annual). My current ride is an 04 TL.
We looked at the New Beetle Convertible but scratched that off the list because our kids are 2 and 4 1/2. My wife pictured having to have the kids wear football helmets with eye protection just to be safe. Loaded as we wanted $29,500 MSRP!
So we looked at Saab. 9-5 out of our price range, 9-3 in our price range until you add any options. Plus, reliability was off putting for us.
SO, looked at competitive cars on edmunds.
TSX looked like the bargain of the decade.
Long story, but TSX is mine for commuting 58 miles a day and the wife gets the TL with Navi as the daily driver for the girls.
TL get to sit in inclemet weather (good thing as standard tires are not great in the snow).
#23 of 48 Re: New TSX owner. [phkck]
Jan 04, 2005 (5:46 pm)
Cool! I think the car is a bargain too -- we paid $25K for our 5AT no-nav and it was a steal at that price. Very compelling choice compared to the Accord.
If Acura ever brings the wagon model to the US, I will strongly consider one. That would be sweet.
Jan 05, 2005 (7:50 am)
I bought my '04 satin silver TSX on Jan 1, 2005! It is a dealer used car that had 26,900 miles on it. It is automatic and has black leather interior and Nav. I paid $24,300 after trade in of my Mitsubishi Mirage. This is one sweet ride. I test drove a Honda Accord and Honda Accord V6. I felt the V6 was just a little too small and the Accord too big. This car fit me just right. I am a little nervous about upkeep because it seems like a lot (20,000 mi. tire change???!!) I wish I had found this message board first but I think I got the best vehicle regardless.
#25 of 48 Impressions on 2005 6MT
Jan 20, 2005 (3:31 pm)
Just bought the 2005 TSX 6MT, No Nav, Silver with Quartz interior.
The overall impression; Car handles, feels like worth at least 10K dollars more than what it costs. Everything is so well though out. Styling, inside out is so much to the point and precise that even after 5 -6 years it will still look new...
Driving & other initial impressions; Very eager engine. You will be surprise how much power this engine can pack in just 2.4 Litres and with 4 cylinders. Power delivery is smooth in all the gears. Even on overpasses the 6th gear delivers with amazing grace. The raod feedback is precise, steering is tight and razor sharp. I have mostly driven my first 100 miles with VSA on. The transmission is a real gem. Seats are perfect for my height and built. I had read in one magazie review that all controls feel as if coated in vaseline; yes it is like that; the sound of door-closing, the door handle grip, the transmission gear changes, radio controls...list can go on.
The interior space is more than enough for 4 passengers. Actually it has 91 Cubic feet, same as a Pontiac Grand AM, a little more than the Benz C Class.
I have tested many cars including;
Audi A4: nice interior, but not so nice mechanically anymore. 3.0 litre is better but so much more money. 1.8T does not offer good power and tends to be noisey. Poor tranny compared to TSX, even the 6 speed that comes with Quattro.
ES330 (diffrent category however): Just like camry, found the tranny a little confusing.
Saab 93: A little more noise, less refined, not so much well put together, not so impressive - general interior in the base trim.
Acura TL: Liked the car with Auto tranny. The 6MT does not suit this car. Too much power for this front heavy design.
Infiniti G35: Very nice ride, not so great interior, uniques design (good or bad?). Can not get the 6Mt with AWD, and RWD is no choice for my geograohical area, so not a choice. This would still be my second choice even if prices were same for TSX and G35.
To sum up; Its a handsome car and perhaps the best Acura till date, be it craftsmanship / driving charactaristic / sportiness / fit and finish and the value as well.
#26 of 48 Re: Impressions on 2005 6MT [pantji]
Jan 20, 2005 (3:55 pm)
I appreciate your feedback, both initial driving impressions and comparos to other cars you shopped as I am a couple of months away from my decision. The TSX is my car of choice today. With time on my hands until I decide, naturally I am investigating other options. If I decide to spend more money on more power, I am inclined to go RWD with the G35. However, in my area, there is basically one Acura dealer and one Infinity dealer. Granted, I have been working the Acura dealer harder but he has responded with multiple test drives and the order of my spec car without a deposit. The I guys have been negligent in their inattention to my overtures. Puzzling really how they expect to actually sell cars. Maybe since they are a joint BMW/Infiniti dealer, they assume the world will come to them and pay list price. Not this buyer.
Jan 21, 2005 (9:38 am)
I put a deposit down last night on an early 2004 tsx with 18,000 miles. silver w/black leather, 6MT, no nav. I'm up in montreal and paid $28,000 Cdn before taxes, which amounts to roughly $22,700 USD. as rare as new TSX's seem to be in these parts, cherry used ones are even rarer, so i'm pretty stoked on the deal.
I spent 4 months researching and driving cars, and it ended up being between this car, a 2003 audi a4 1.8t quattro and a loaded new mazda 3 sedan - i opted out of the audi because their spotty reliability record was too much of a detractor. the mazda 3, while not in the same class, held a lot of appeal for me, a single guy in his mid-20's. the car is fun to drive, fairly responsive, quite safe, stylish, and was generally a good value. but local mazda dealers' reluctance to deal on this very hot car made the price diff. between the mazda and acura about $4000 U.S., and when you factored in resale value, i was sold on the acura.
i also checked out the new vw jetta at the auto show, and while i'm sure the high performance gli version will rock, i found the exterior styling to be ugly, and the car would not come out until the fall anyway. I will look forward to posting on this board in the future - it definitely helped me out with my decision. enjoy your cars!
#28 of 48 Re: newbie as of today! [napoleandyno]
Jan 21, 2005 (6:36 pm)
Cool! I agree with your observations on the other cars 100%, by the way -- would have said the same exact things!