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Acura TSX, Sedan
Jun 08, 2005 (7:51 am)
Got my 6 speed white/black Oct 2003. No squeaks, rattles, or any other significant issue. Great interior, exterior, room is sufficient, and drive train excellent. Got back from Italy a few weeks ago and drove a Alfa sedan of approximatly the same size (156?). The Alfa probably cost 2x as much as the TSX, but is half the car. Only saw about 4 TSXs (Accords there) in italy, including the wagon. Might switch to the 2.2L diesel if they ever had enough insight to bring it over. We did a group purchase when the car came out - something like 10-16 of us in Toronto got ~2500 off MSRP at that time.
#30 of 48 TSX vrs Legagy GT
Jun 08, 2005 (10:35 am)
I know this group is all TSX, and i have been a honda guy for many years. I am looking to trade my 98 accord in on a TSX. I love this car but Im still in the porcess of checking a few out.
The legagy GT ''05 (not '04) (250 hp turbo) is sticking with me and giving the TSX a run for the money (moslty),
I especially loved the power and the AWD handling.. this thing is fast. more so that the TSX, not that it is a slouch either
Its Styling (other than the front) and options are not as good as the TSX.
Audi A4 $$$ too much, Altima (goofy interior), Jetta (blah), Mazda 6, nice but no GOTTA HAVE IT FACTOR.
just wondering if anyone else compared the two.. Road and track did and each auther picked one of the 2.. some help they were..
#31 of 48 Looking for Advice
Jun 14, 2005 (7:40 am)
I am trying to decide between an automatic or manual '05 tsx. The official rating is 29 v. 31 mpg highway for stick. Is this accurate and why the difference?
Are there any drawbacks (besides price) for nav? How accurate and reliable? What about a portable such as Garmin?
Need to decide quickly. Would appreciate hearing thoughts/experiences.
#32 of 48 Re: TSX vrs Legagy GT [mhix]
Jun 14, 2005 (8:55 am)
While there is another discussion on just his topic, I'll respond with the chance it will get moved to the TSX vs. Legacy GT discussion.
The Legacy GT manual and the TSX manual were the final two contenders for me. While the speed of the GT was awesome and the awd would come in handy sometimes, those were the only 2 things that mattered to me over the TSX offerings. In fact I was having a hard time justifying AWD when I would really only need it a few days a year in really bad weather. The TSX stability control works very well anyway.
I prefered the TSX 6 sp manual feel, interior layout, leather interior, sunroof, exterior styling, trunk volume, and fold down rear seats (which the legacy surprisingly doesn't offer). Plus, the gas mileage is much better and the Acura reliability and value retention is fantastic.
After driving my TSX for a while and then getting behind the wheel of the Legacy again, I am really happy with deciding on the TSX. I think the only way I would have chosen the Legacy is if I lived in a mountainous region where I would encounter snowy slopes frequently. But either way they are both great cars. However, I would have to recommend the TSX.
#33 of 48 Re: wow [members78]
Jun 15, 2005 (8:18 am)
Just read your note: Laughing about your comment on pricing paid. I think you did darn well; at least a lot better than I did. What I did was find the car, decide that was the car for me, and then bought it, bought it from a very reputable dealer locally.
Here's the laugh. Trusting in "mankind", and not shopping the dealer charged me an out the door price of over $32,000. That did of course include the maintenance plan, and the extended warranty. Even on the warranty they put a $100 deductible on it instead of the "zero", which I now know is available.
Go you one better. Never questioned the financing, and found when I went home that they financed it with "xyz" bank, and at 6%...way above generally available, even directly thru Honda....plus...it is a compound note, which can bury you alive with interest.
Horrible shopping experience...
Morale...ala, watch who you buy from, and "read" the contract...before you sign it. Oh, ps: For a better laugh the dealer had given me 2 baseball caps/acura, and a keychain; and then...they billed me $120 over everything for that. Plus, forgot...had fog lights installed before I picked it up and they charged me another $500 over and above for that.
Just one more...Had to call Honda. The dealership; yes, the same was not putting an approved oil in the vehicle, and it took a letter directly from Honda to get that taken care of.
Count your blessings; and yes...No I don't have navi in the car either...
I tried to cancel the contract but they refused. They offered me $23,000 back for the car if I didn't want it. That was with 100 miles on it.
Grin and bear it.
#34 of 48 Re: Acura TSX Owners: Meet the Members [KarenS]
Jun 15, 2005 (10:21 am)
Have you considered a SCAM category?
Recently we purchased a new TSX and although we paid cash were briefly ensnared by an attempted scam. As we started asking around we discovered that a fair percentage of people have been victimized by scams (mostly when they finance a car).
The attempted scam was familiar to my attorney, but not one that I've seen posted anywhere. Of course it would be a good idea to avoid any reference to a specific dealership or person. Just the scam, mam.
#35 of 48 Re: Acura TSX Owners: Meet the Members [storyman]
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Jun 15, 2005 (11:15 am)
This type of topic might be more appropriate in Smart Shopper. That way it could benefit all who are seeking to purchase and not just one specific make/model. The fourth discussion from the top is for topic suggestions.
#36 of 48 Tsx Owners: Meet the Members
Jun 17, 2005 (8:52 am)
Perhaps, you can develop a live weekly chat such as the one Subaru has in which we can discuss such timely topics as dishonest dealer as the concern of storyman, and other topics quickly. The Subaru chat has been very successful.
Let us know your ideas
#37 of 48 Re: Tsx Owners: Meet the Members [fred25]
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Jun 17, 2005 (8:56 am)
I'll forward your request to the Community Manager.
Jul 31, 2005 (9:43 pm)
im getting a tsx...
my friends are suggesting i put cold air intake in it yet i dunno exactly what it dos outside of a slight increase in hp... any ideas/suggestions would be greatly appreciated