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Honda Accord, Acura TSX, Sedan
#599 of 661 Which is better to lease right now?
Nov 16, 2007 (7:03 pm)
2008 TSX automatic with nav or 2008 EX-L 4 cylinder automatic with nav?
I think I might need 3 years and 45K miles, so the TSX will have full warranty and the Accord would be out of warranty for 9K miles if I used the entire 45K miles. To getfull warranty coverage on the Accord for the entire lease, I would have to buy an extended warranty and the majority of that waranty would be wasted if I really only need 9K of coverage (unless you can get a refund of unused portion at lease return).
The Accord would probably be cheaper to maintain and would get better gas mileage and use cheaper fuel and maybe cheaper insurance.
I think the Accord should be cheaper to lease 3 years based on MSRP, but if Acura has lease incentives, maybe the TSX could be leased for around the same cost as the Accord since Honda has no lease incentives on the 2008 Accord.
What do you think?
#600 of 661 Re: Which is better to lease right now? [jaxs1]
Nov 16, 2007 (7:27 pm)
I think you need to find out what the costs are and then decide whether you want a compact sporty sedan (TSX) or a large comfortable sedan (Accord).
Only you can answer those questions...
#601 of 661 Re: Which is better to lease right now? [fedlawman]
Nov 16, 2007 (7:33 pm)
I know the TSX is big enough. I would prefer it for around the same lease cost or even just a little more, but if it cost a lot more even factoring the cost of getting an extended warranty on the Accord, I would just take the Accord.
There would have to be an aggressive lease program on the TSX for costs to be close, but I don't know if there is. I know there is no discount lease rate program on the Accord.
#602 of 661 Re: Which is better to lease right now? [jaxs1]
Nov 16, 2007 (8:01 pm)
Nog sure about the lease rates - you'll have to see a dealer for that. That said, with the TSX's excellent resale history, I suspect the monthly costs will be similar.
#603 of 661 Re: Which is better to lease right now? [jaxs1]
Nov 19, 2007 (7:06 am)
If you don't have any issues on the Accord in 36K miles, unlikely you will have any in 45K miles. I think an extended warranty on an Accord (or TSX) is a waste of money. Better to put it away in a "repair fund" in case you need it.
#604 of 661 Re: Premium Fuel [mrgold35]
Nov 20, 2007 (12:51 pm)
i use 87 octane gas in my 06 6spd tsx. I have no problems with it-has more than enough power and gets excellent gas mileage-average 33-34 MPG. I do mostly highway driving but i do not over-rev it. kinda conservative in my old age. the best MPG was 42.7 but that happened once but many times it has been 35mpg+ my car, bought new 11/17/06 has almost 31,000 miles on it.
#605 of 661 Re: Premium Fuel [nj2pa2nc]
Nov 20, 2007 (12:58 pm)
I do mostly highway driving but i do not over-rev it.
Well, your TSX has a powerband that doesn't come alive until WAY up there, above 6,000 mainly. As long as you aren't going past redline, you won't hurt it.
#606 of 661 Re: Premium Fuel [thegraduate]
Nov 21, 2007 (10:28 am)
Actually the TSX has a wide powerband that's lively across the rev range. The problem is the car needs more torque for its weight. Though most of its torque is available across a wide RPM range it's insufficient for some people.
#607 of 661 Re: Premium Fuel [venus537]
Nov 21, 2007 (12:06 pm)
The biggest rush of power comes in the 6-7k RPM region though. The iVTEC keeps things from being completely dead down low, but to have the most fun with it, you really want to wring it out (it sounds good in the process!).
#608 of 661 Re: Premium Fuel [thegraduate]
Nov 21, 2007 (9:22 pm)
And you really want it with the manual too.
It's great that the turbo will be available in the next TSX but I'm disappointed that it will only be available in some sort of top end sports model. It should be available across the board. Like with the GLI, I don't want all the stupid dip stick boy racer crap that comes with the car.