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#1140 of 1262 Re: TSX Leather Seats - cracking [bluejetta02]
May 28, 2009 (4:14 am)
This is the same TSX that the guy wants the rip-off price of $26.6 k for a non-certified car with 25k miles for? You're being lied to in several ways, then. If the leather is cracking, then it wasn't properly maintained. And I gotta wonder about a car dealer who is willing to slag off his own product just to move a crappy used car for way too much money. My response to "All TSXs after 2006 have a leather cracking problem" would be something like "Gee, I guess I don't want to buy an Acura, then."
The problem here isn't the car, or Acura. The problem is the dealer.
It never pays to take stuff like this personally, but the guy has obviously identified you as a sucker. He's suckering you on price, and now he's suckering you on the condition of the car. Here's what I would do:
(1) Do research on Edmunds and elsewhere and try to come up with what you think the car should actually cost. Remember to evaluate the condition of the car accurately: factor in things like the crappy seats.
(2) That number needs to reflect what the CAR should cost, not what you think you can afford.
(3) Contact several dealers on the internet asking for offers on a comparable car.
(4) If you like, contact the sales manager at this dealership. Tell him you're not happy with your interaction with the sales guy, and that you've decided to buy your car elsewhere, but you'll give them one more chance to earn your business, by accepting an offer on car X and (price you have determined in advance), take it or leave it. If he says no, say "Have a nice day" and give up on that dealership.
From what I can tell, Edmunds says that a 2007 Acura in "Average" condition with 25,000 miles should be about $20,700 in dealer retail. No wonder the salesman is willing to slag off his product. He'd pocket an additional $6k of pure profit off of your ignorance.
Best of luck.
#1141 of 1262 Air filter changes on 2008 TSX
Jun 25, 2009 (3:19 pm)
I have a 2008 tsx, with navi with about 34,100 miles on it. Only services that I have been doing is Acura Oil Changes, and non Acura- Wheel balancing, Tire Rotation, and Allignment. I want to know what kind of filters do I have to change at this point, and how? I haven't changed any filters except when the car goes for the oil filter changes for engine oil service. How can I change the filters, if I wanted to do it on my own? Thanks!
#1142 of 1262 Re: Air filter changes on 2008 TSX [ramstein317]
Jun 25, 2009 (6:53 pm)
Well, you should look at changing your air filter and your cabin air filter. Your manual has the info, and www.acurazine.com has some good DIY posts on how to save money ordering and installing both.
#1143 of 1262 Clear protective tape ?? - Similar to Edge Guards
Jun 30, 2009 (2:54 am)
I just bought a 09 TSX (slightly used - 13k miles) from an Acura Dealer. It is White. On the body, just below the rear doors (rear corner) is a small piece of clear protective tape (about 1" wide x 7" long and, very similar to the factory accessory called "Door Edge Guards").
It is really noticeable when the car is dirty... as it tends to collect dirt at the point where the tape meets the car and that dirt being BLACK... it ends up looking like a thin black line, outlining the tape!
I asked the Dealer could it be removed and he said it is Factory applied to protect that section of the body from chips from small rocks, etc. He said Acura decided on this appliqué as a remedy to numerous complaints about paint chipping, in that particular area, from road hazards (small rocks and the like).
Any comments on:
1) Removing the tape?
2) Veracity of the Dealers statement?
3) Experience with paint chipping, in that particular area.
#1144 of 1262 Re: Clear protective tape ?? - Similar to Edge Guards 
Jun 30, 2009 (3:40 am)
I own a 06 tsx, bought new, 11/06. It now has almost 86,000 miles and it is loaded with paint chips-on the front hood-not on the door edges. The paint is lousy but I still love the car.
#1145 of 1262 Door Not Locking with FOB
Jun 30, 2009 (7:13 pm)
I've got a problem where my 2005 TSX won't lock/unlock when I use the FOB. I hear the system trying to lock, but the knob on the door won't go down. When I try to unlock, the outside lights flash as if it were unlocking, but it doesn't unlock. I can use the key to manually lock/unlock. I've tried using the spare FOB I got with the car, but that hasn't worked either. The problem doesn't seem to be with the FOB, it seems to be in the door. Anyone else experienced and had the problem solved? Appreciate your help!
#1146 of 1262 Oil Change Interval?
Jul 09, 2009 (5:15 am)
Sorry if this has been asked before, but I tried and could not find a similar question.
My 2009 Acura TSX is running fine. The maintenance reminder for the first service is set at 10,000 miles. I'm an old fashioned guy who recalls that oil changes used to be needed every 3000 miles. My driving is primarily suburban... some local, some highways, some traffic, some cities.
Should I wait until the recommended 10,000 mile mark/
#1147 of 1262 Re: Oil Change Interval? [spedprof]
Jul 09, 2009 (6:41 am)
The oil from the factory is formulated to aid engine break-in. Leave it for 10,000 miles.
#1148 of 1262 Extended Warranty
Jul 14, 2009 (6:24 am)
My 2007 TSX reached 49.9K miles now. Wondering if I should go ahead and buy extended warranty for 48k miles more. Acuras are supposed to be reliable cars so wonderng if I should spend 1100 USD for extended warranty?
#1149 of 1262 Re: Extended Warranty [radhay]
Jul 14, 2009 (8:42 am)
My 06 tsx, bought new 11/06, has almost 88,000 problem free miles and I did not buy the extended warranty. I follow the oil life (maintainance minder) and have had all the service done at a acura dealer that I think is excellent.