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Acura TSX, Sedan
#9 of 48 Owner to be
Aug 28, 2003 (12:25 pm)
I have a TSX automatic with Navi on order. Has any run their TSX on regular grade fuel? If so was there any engine knock or affect on performance?
Aug 28, 2003 (2:20 pm)
I've not run my TSX on regular fuel, but the consensus on these boards seems to be that modern engines all have knock sensors that retard ignition timing as soon as they sense anything. As a result, you won't notice any knock, but you are likely to see a slight loss of performance.
Mileage may also be affected downward slightly; that is likely to wipe out any cost savings from the cheaper gas.
My take is - you're buying a great, fun to drive car, may as well get all the performance out of it that Honda designed into it. Next to the extra $ you are spending on the TSX compared to, say, an Accord, the premium gas shouldn't be a major expense.
Aug 28, 2003 (5:29 pm)
I did notice a drop in performance when I went down to 87 octance. When I go down to 89, I don't notice any loss of acceleration at all.
#12 of 48 good to hear about the 89
Nov 05, 2003 (10:07 am)
If I buy this car, that's what I would probably do, hoping that this would be a decent compromise.
yes, call me cheap.
I don't mind spending splurging on occasion, spending more money to get something better (TSX vs. Accord, for example), I just hate paying for ongoing higher costs, such as premium fuels.
notice any difference yet with mileage yet, uncledavid??
#13 of 48 Should I buy this car?
Dec 31, 2003 (5:35 pm)
I did my second test drive tonight, I still love it! I think I can pick one up (without nav) for $25k + Tax & Tags... not bad?
This would be my first new car and the first car I ever spent more than $10k for (major purchase for me) is this car worth the $$, I was looking at used Accords V6 (1999-2001) for around $18k-$20k … this would be a big step up… financially I think I can do this car.
Jan 01, 2004 (11:47 pm)
I just picked up my 6 sp TSX on Tuesday, and I haven't stopped grinning yet!
It was also my first new car. I traded in a 2000 Accord V6, and while Accords are great cars, the TSX is a real step up, IMO.
The new Accords are outstanding vehicles, and I strongly considered one, but if you want a more enthusiast-oriented car, get the TSX.
$25K sounds like an excellent price. Just beware of the salesman trying to pad his profit with extraneous fees. Catching you on the backside, so to speak.
The TSX is an absolute blast to drive, and yet it still functions well as a daily driver. Extremely solid.
YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY BUY THIS CAR!
There. See how easy that was?
May 13, 2004 (2:19 am)
i got my tsx in january test drove alot of cars
new 04 models but was most impresed by the tsx.
its fun every day to drive it. It handels great and its got a good engine in it compared to other cars and a sleek look.
#17 of 48 Thanks and Hello to All
Jun 07, 2004 (8:13 pm)
Hi, my wife and I just got our TSX today. This is our first ever new car purchase and neither of us is at good at bargining (not even close). But thanks to all the posts and discussions on the board, we had a very good idea what to expect before contacting the dealerships. Our new TSX costs $25,050 (price + all fees) and we love every bit of it. (In fact we had another offer of $24,700 + $150 fees, but decided to pass on it because that dealer is a little farther - 50 miles versus 15 miles where we bought the car.) Thanks ALL for all the postings. They sure are very helpful.
Jun 09, 2004 (8:42 am)
That is a really good price, makes me think I paid way too much for mine, and I only bought it one month ago. When you say all fees included, does that mean tax, title, and tags? Is the 25k the OTD price? I paid a little over 26k OTD! And where do u live, maybe that plays a factor in the price?