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#585 of 661 07/08 TSX or wait for 2008 Accord?
Aug 29, 2007 (8:12 am)
I'd like to be in the market now, but I'm torn between buying an 07 TSX now at great pricing, or waiting to check out the 2008 Accord. I like the size the TL, but not enough for the additional cost.
FACTORS FAVORING TSX --
Available Now at great pricing
Has just about all the bells and whistles I'm looking for, especially BlueTooth
Longer warranty, Acura intangibles and image
2008 Honda Accord Cons:
Potential first year bugs/glitches unless I wait months or for 2009 model
BlueTooth only available on Nav models
May sell for close to MSRP for many months, and for as much or more than TSX available for currently
Factors Favoring 2008 Honda Accord
With Nav, has the bells and whistles I want other than memory seats. I can live without that."
Better emissions (ULEV rather than LEV)
May Hold value better
Updated Engine, technology generally
Smoother ride than TSX without being as slushy as Toyota/Lexus
Bigger, but may be bigger than I need.
Smaller backseat, difficult entry/exit in back.
Full model change due next spring ...may get better pricing if I wait until spring.? Not sure if pricing will get much lower than now.
I'm leaning toward a TSX on the theory that an Accord EX-L with Nav (to get BlueTooth) will cost nearly as much or more than the TSX.
I'd appreciate thoughts on points I've missed, on how folks would weigh these factors. For me, I'd really like BlueTooth, don't care too much about sportiness between the two cars, and am not too hung up on Navigation either way. Wouldn't pay $1500 for Nav in and of itself.
#586 of 661 Re: 07/08 TSX or wait for 2008 Accord? [zeep6785]
Aug 29, 2007 (9:20 am)
I don’t know what your timeframe for a new purchase is, but here are a few thoughts. If you could hold off until late winter, you may have more information to make an informed decision.
The 08 Accord will have been out for a while, so hopefully the prices will stabilize once the ‘new kid on the block’ factor wears off. Plus, you can continue read the Accord forums to see if there are any hiccups on the revamped car.
The redesigned 09 TSX is supposed to hit the market in the spring time. Maybe some information will leak out by winter, and you can get a deal on the ‘dated’ 08 TSX.
Sidebar: If you go for a 2007 TSX now, you may have very limited availability in color combinations. Oh, and not to add pressure, but the TSX incentives end 9/4.
#587 of 661 Re: 07/08 TSX or wait for 2008 Accord? [flats]
Aug 29, 2007 (10:12 am)
Yes, that's exactly my point --- The TSX Incentives end Sept. 4, but I wonder whether it would be reasonable to expect equal or greater incentives mid-Winter.
#588 of 661 TSX or Accord
Aug 29, 2007 (10:17 am)
Have you thought about test driving an 06 TSX? The only difference between an 06 and 07/08 TSX is TPMS. Maybe getting a feel of an 06 with +25,000 miles would let you know how your investment will age over time with paint, rattles, ride and overall looks once the car is really broken in. My 06 TSX still has the “new car smell” after 16 months and +20,000 miles.
Some cars age better and some age worst because of engineering, materials and owners. A 04 TSX look so much more sporty and luxurious compared to a 04 Accord with similar features.
You could wait for the all new TSX in 09. I think once the 09 TSX is unveiled, we will never see another new Acura vehicle under $30,000 ever again. I’m expected Acura to place the price for the new TSX between $31,000 and $33,000 for Navi/Non-Navi models. This will separated the Honda EX V-6 and Acura TSX brands by price points hopefully forever. Folks will start to say in 09 “For $1,600-$2,500 more I can get a TSX with a longer warranty, sh-awd, 240hp turbo engine, w/ 260 lb/tq (more torque than 3.5L TL Type-S or RL), better handling, better styling, the same or better mpgs, and every luxury/safety/convenient features standard (except navi) compared to V-6 Honda EX”. Just my IMHO.
#589 of 661 Re: 07/08 TSX or wait for 2008 Accord? [zeep6785]
Aug 29, 2007 (10:45 am)
Prior to the current $1000 manufacture to dealer incentive, there was a $500 incentive for a few months. Before that, I can't recall any $ incentives for the TSX throughout it’s history. There has been various financing rate specials through, some as low as 1.9%.
I’m rolling the dice and hoping to purchase the 2008 TSX around the end of the year perhaps catch an end of the year special.
Even if half of the rumors of the 09 TSX are true, I wouldn’t be interest in it. But I won’t tell the dealer that.
mrgold is correct about the changes between 06 and 07/08 TSX. But the 08 TSX did finally get a cd player that can play mp3s though. That is an option I would want.
#590 of 661 Re: 07/08 TSX or wait for 2008 Accord? [zeep6785]
Aug 30, 2007 (4:50 am)
Well I was in the same boat just a few weeks ago, waited for the info on the 08 Accord, decided I did not like its looks and I wanted HID. Test drove TSX twice, also Altima, Thought TSX lacked power in the automatic version,with rock hard suspension, but tires could have been over inflated don't know.
Took a test drive in a TL, big mistake did not want to pay that much, but that solved my problem, love it. Got one last monday,23 MPG on my commute to work, have not had on hiway trip yet, car has 300 miles now. Also I am 59 and with Honda making the Accord bigger to satisfy older folks I don't get it. All kids are grown so don't have to haul around lots of stuff, the days of the minivan are over for me. Old Mike
#591 of 661 Re: 07/08 TSX or wait for 2008 Accord? [zeep6785]
Oct 03, 2007 (1:59 am)
I wavered on TSX versus the New 2008 Accord. I saved about $3K (Bought at Dealer Invoice...last day of the month negotiation tactic)
Anyway, my EX-L with Navigation has all of the same features as the TSX, except the Accord is larger. I purchased the four year warranty for an extra $1K so I'm now apples to apples on warranty. This still left me with $2K in total savings.
No one can argue that the TSX is a better looking vehicle. One passed me on the road yesterday. There will always be that luxury envy, but I am money ahead for now.
What did you decide to do?
#592 of 661 2007 Accord EX V6 engine same as Acura TL?
Oct 03, 2007 (12:04 pm)
My friend told me that 2007 Accord EX V6 engine is same as Acura TL? Really?
#593 of 661 Re: 2007 Accord EX V6 engine same as Acura TL? [dnwang12]
Oct 03, 2007 (1:10 pm)
Your friend told you wrong.
The engines come from the same engine family, but are different.
Acura TL has two engine options, a 3.2L with 258 horsepower, or a 3.5L with 286 horsepower (the 3.5L comes on the Type-S).
The 2007 Honda Accord has a 3.0L with 244 horsepower. It is still plenty fast (0-60 MPH in less than 7 seconds).
#594 of 661 Re: 07/08 TSX or wait for 2008 Accord? [darthvader08]
Oct 29, 2007 (12:21 pm)
Hi There, I am in the same situation as you,I love the TSX and the 2 seat adjustment and the bluetooth which the 2008 Honda doesn't have...unless I add it....with the EXL w/navi, what did you ultimately pay for the Accord? I am coming down to the wire and really need some good advice..Can you help? Thanks