Last post on Jan 18, 2007 at 2:52 PM
You are in the Acura TSX
What is this discussion about?
Subaru Legacy, Acura TSX, Acura TL, Sedan
#370 of 498 Re: Annoyances [thepdmm]
Apr 05, 2005 (1:37 pm)
I also have a TSX and the Legacy/Outback is my short list for my next car - may be sooner, may be later - depends on the day you ask me : ).
My reasons for considering switching are different than yours - we just had our second child, and I would love to have a wagon for the extra cargo space and ease of loading, to complement the wife's SUV. I do want AWD too, though the TSX with snow tires has been just fine in Denver's relatively mild winters.
Unlike your experience, which I believe is the exception, I have had zero problems with my TSX. So, other than simply not wanting to replace so quickly a car that has been rock-solid for me, here are my hesitations on replacing the TSX with the LegGT/Outback XT:
1) While I gain cargo room with the wagon, I would prefer a roomier interior as well (I'm 6' 3"). The Legacy doesn't seem to offer any advantage here over the TSX.
2) The new Legacy interior is indeed very nice and much improved over the last gen, but I still prefer the TSX interior.
3) The power difference is, obviously, amazing between the two cars. But with that said, for most of the around-town driving, the TSX is a real fun car to drive. I had to get used to it, but if you know how to work that high-reving engine, the car feels pretty quick. 6 speed is, IMO, essential to the car. I can't say I ever drove the auto trannie, but it seems to me a TSX with the auto misses the point of the car altogether.
4) I'm hoping the 2006 or 2007 Legacy gets a 6 speed and perhaps a telescoping steering wheel. Perhaps an improved auto climate system (I've heard there are some bugs?)
So, there's some food for thought on why you may want to just keep the TSX. With that said though, I've got $400 in Subarubucks, and counting, figuring that I will eventually come back to the Subaru family.
Apr 05, 2005 (2:02 pm)
I believe wheelbases are virtually the same. TSX seems taller, that's probably the only significant difference in dimension.
The Subaru Bucks referred to above come with a Chase credit card, you get 3% of purchases. What's really nice is that you can use them to buy accessories, parts, or even pay for service. You don't have to save them up to buy another Subaru, who knows what your needs will be in a few years, you might need a minivan and Subaru doesn't make one!
Just spent $100 Subaru Bucks on a tune-up kit for the Legacy, filters for the HVAC, and some oil filters. From an on-line vendor, no problem, just mailed it to them.
#372 of 498 Re: 06 Legacy GT [thepdmm]
Apr 05, 2005 (3:35 pm)
Memory seats, and zenon lights are not in the cards?
Apr 06, 2005 (5:45 am)
Yes I could be the exception and it may not be the car and maybe the dealer which is why I will probably try another dealer before I bail. Although admittingly I have yet to have any machanical failure, and at first thought, that is a major reason to KEEP a car. I have had little annoyance after little annoyance and they are starting to add up on me.. again not ready to bail YET however I need to start preparing the worst.
are you asking or are you debating if they should be? (mem seats, zenon lights)
Apr 06, 2005 (9:02 am)
Dunno about HIDs, the projector beams are already pretty good. They do have it in the JDM parts bin, though.
Memory seats and a telescoping wheel are among the most often mentioned requests. But Tribeca got neither.
#375 of 498 Re: Thanks all [thepdmm]
Apr 06, 2005 (11:49 am)
I was asking you, but no problem, juice answered (unless you've heard differently)
#376 of 498 Re: 06 [ateixeira]
Apr 06, 2005 (11:51 am)
I could do without the zenon, but I would love memory seats. A decent factory alarm system wouldn't hurt since I don't like aftermarket grease monkeys.
#377 of 498 Re: Annoyances [breld]
Apr 07, 2005 (7:54 pm)
We have a TSX and an Outback XT. Both great cars. I actually like the Subaru interior better, and of course, the Subaru has a lot more power. But the TSX handling is pretty awesome, and I think the TSX is roomier in the back seat area than the Leg/OB wagons. As for gas mileage, the TSX is WAY better than the Leg/OB turbo models, but that's to be expected given the HP difference and AWD vs. FWD.
#378 of 498 Re: Annoyances [c_hunter]
Apr 09, 2005 (8:03 am)
What kind of mpg are you getting with the TSX? Do you have the stick or auto trans?
#379 of 498 Re: Annoyances [fredvh]
Apr 09, 2005 (12:01 pm)
Typically 25-28 in everyday mixed driving. We have the auto trans. I believe my wife got around 31mpg on a recent long highway trip.