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Acura TL, Acura TSX, Sedan
#347 of 386 Re: TSX vs TL [laurasdada]
Oct 27, 2007 (2:34 am)
I see alot more TL's in my travels than I do TSX's. I think one of the reasons I did not test drive the TL is I would end up buying it-luckily they did not have any MT ones in stock. I had a certain amount I wanted to pay (incl taxes and all the other fees) so I would not have to get a car loan. I paid less thanks to getting the tsx. love it. Looking forward to seeing what the 09's look like.
#348 of 386 Certified Pre-owned TSX or TL experiences
Nov 12, 2007 (5:28 pm)
I'm considering a certified pre-owned TSX or TL, preferably model 2004 and newer. I'm looking for the best bang for my buck, but not sure if the CPO program is worth the extra cost over buying from a private seller.
If anyone has any notable experiences on a CPO Acura, pro or con, please chime in!
#349 of 386 Re: Certified Pre-owned TSX or TL experiences [ac2005]
Nov 13, 2007 (12:51 pm)
I've purchase a CPO Honda Accord from a dealership around Y2K. Other than having a higher starting price, there really wasn't an advantage shopping dealer or private owner. I only went with the dealership because they had the exact model/color/engine I wanted on the lot. I had to haggle my butt off to get the price closer to a private owner and had them add an extended warranty to 100,000 miles (never needed to use the warranty).
End of the month and/or year end are the best time to purchase from a dealership. The only real advantages of a dealership is selection and the ability to haggle for added accessories like a trunk tray, extended warranty, free service, window tint, rear spoiler, etc.. The really big disadvantage of private owner is “Buyer Beware”. You’re stuck with the car if there are problems after the purchase.
I don’t know about the TL, but the sweet spot for the TSX is the 06 models because of the following upgrades:
- XM radio (antenna on back/center rear of roof, 05 model also)
- Bluetooth hands free link
- Upgrade MID display, can personalize display per key fob
- Thicker steering wheel with grips at the 10 and 2 o’clock positions
- heated side mirrors (05 model also)
- Two position driver memory seats that adjust automatically to the driver when the door opens when the fob is used to unlock the door.
- power passenger seat (05 model also)
- Wider side bolsters on driver seat
- Faster Navi with restaurant guide, calendar reminder, points of interest, and 650 voice commands.
- 06 Navi can integrate a back up camera easier because of the DVD unit design.
- up to 10-15 extra HP with the larger intake, exhaust, higher flow cat
- You will get more HP/TQ from aftermarket parts (Hondata, I/H/Cat/Exhaust, S/C for 6MT only)
- Slightly revised rear tail lights starting in 06
- More angular side-marker lights
- Integrated fog lights
- No metal trim from grill on hood
- More aggressive side sills
- Low profile windshield wipers
- You would have a longer bumper-to-bumper warranty period with an 06, 4yr/50,000 miles
- Everyone’s favorite, new 9 spoke alloy wheels
- Upgraded shift knob for 5AT
- +2 years of corrected TSB (less rattles/electrical problems/squeaks, etc..)
Make sure they include the latest Navi disk that is available since Nov of 07 with the daylight savings fix (White disk v4.62, not v4.55 or v4.56) My Navi disk in my 06 is v4.55 and it is starting to give me wrong data. The DVD disk usually cost $185+shipping.
#350 of 386 Re: Certified Pre-owned TSX or TL experiences [mrgold35]
Nov 15, 2007 (1:36 am)
Thanks for the detailed reply! How is it you know so much about the TSX when you drive an Accord?
Yeah sometimes the CPO prices don't seem to be that much better than buying new, but I'm hoping to haggle the price closer to a private seller price.
#351 of 386 Re: Certified Pre-owned TSX or TL experiences [ac2005]
Nov 16, 2007 (8:51 am)
I still have the CPO Accord with 170,000 miles on the ODO and it is my everyday commuter and grocery getter. My second car is an 06 5AT TSX w/ Navi and A-spec kit with +20,000 miles on the odo.
After 18 months, I still get a stupid grin on my face when I drive the TSX. You will find out at dealerships the prices for a used TSX will only be $1,500-$3,000 less compared to buying new. The TSX really holds its value very well.
There were not a lot changes with the 07/08 models except tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). I can live without because I have aftermarket rims for summer, winter rims for my TSX. As far as I'm concerned, the only difference between an 06/07/08 TSX is price and mileage.
#352 of 386 For Those Who . . .
Nov 25, 2007 (4:56 pm)
care (both of them), the TL doesn't come with fold-down rear seats. The TSX does. If you want to haul a bicycle inside the car, there's only one choice.
Nov 25, 2007 (5:06 pm)
by the way, I'd much rather drive something that there aren't several other of in the parking lot at work.
That'd be the TSX.
#354 of 386 Re: Oh, and. . . [cdnpinhead]
Nov 25, 2007 (5:59 pm)
Not where I work. About equal...
But, it is amazing how many more TLs I saw on the road (much to my dismay!) once I bought my TL in '05.
#355 of 386 my 06 tsx is one year old
Nov 26, 2007 (5:04 am)
hard to believe it has been a year since I bought my new milano red 6 speed with nav TSX. Still love to drive it after 31,000+ miles. When the car gets serviced next week I get to try out the TL as a loaner car. Have no desire for it since it does not have manual transmission but I still want to try one out.
#356 of 386 tl loaner car opinion
Dec 11, 2007 (3:41 pm)
still have the tl but personally would rather be driving my tsx. miss the manual transmission and where everything is.