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You are in the Acura TSX
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Honda Accord, Acura TSX, Sedan
#1 of 661 Accord EX V6 Auto Leather vs Acura TSX?
Jul 20, 2003 (6:12 pm)
Looking at both these cars.
2004 Acura TSX is $26,900 (pretty firm)
2003 Accord V6 EX Sedan Leather Auto is $23,600
why should i not go with the TSX (besides the xtra 3,300 bucks) or why should i go with the honda
(i currently have a civic)
Jul 20, 2003 (7:30 pm)
Accord EXV6 would be better if you want a larger sedan with more power, touring suspension (softer than TSX's sport suspension) for less.
TSX would be better if you want something smaller (about the same size as 94-97 Accord), sportier and don't mind the extra dollars.
#3 of 661 personally, the honda
Jul 21, 2003 (5:07 am)
it is easy enough to get a more "sporty" suspension on the Accord(probably about 400 installed for some eibachs or other spring co.) so you are still ahead by ~3000. You can buy a 5/60k warranty for probably 800 and now you have a Honda product with more power, sporty suspension, better warranty, and basically same options for 2000 less. =o)
Jul 21, 2003 (5:50 am)
I own the 03 EX V6. Great car, even better value.
THe TSx, even though I have yet to see the car from a driving perspective, the exterior is very nice. I have to say its better looking then my accord. ( One plus is that you wont see as many TSx's as you will accords)
The interior of the TSX is more refined then that of the accord. The one piece dash , the awesome instrument cluster, top notch stuff.
If I had the extra money, I would definitely get the TSX, but then again you cant go wrong with either.
The only thing that really irks me is the fact the TSX doesnt have a power driver seat. Kinda odd?
#5 of 661 It does have a power driver's seat
Jul 21, 2003 (7:12 pm)
But unfortunately the passenger doesn't have one
#6 of 661 Resale values...
by kyfdx HOST
Jul 22, 2003 (8:54 am)
Currently, the residuals on 2004 TSX are 64% of sticker vs. 58% on the 2003 Accord. So, you have to factor in about $1500 resale advantage if you sell in about 3 years.
#7 of 661 The Accord
Jul 23, 2003 (9:42 am)
A month ago I was deciding between the Accord EXV6 Sedan and the TSX Auto, both without Navi. To the Accord, I added the decklid spoiler and auto-dimming mirror and bargained down to $24,925. For the TSX, I added the wood trim and bargained down to $26,700. Both prices included destination and dealer fees. I went with the Accord despite the fact that I was getting a great deal on the TSX. I chose the Accord for the following reasons:
- Lower price
- More engine power
- More space
- More comfortale ride
- Power passenger seat
- Uses regular unleaded fuel
- Cheaper insurance
- Won't feel like a kid's car when I'm driving it my late 30s.
There's no question that the TSX looks better and has a more refined interior than the Accord. And being assembled in Japan, the TSX is less likely to have rattles. The TSX also handles better. But several things turned me off. First, the price is just way too high. It's a great car that's loaded with features, but I expected a stronger engine. The car is heavy and once you add passengers, the engine struggles to get this car moving. Speaking of passengers, there's no power passenger seat and the back seat is cramped. Also, the ride is rather harsh which it's supposed to be in keeping with its sportier image. But for everyday driving, I'd hate it as I'm sure passengers would. Being an Acura, I also expected heated mirrors. Ultimately it came down to money. The Accord is a much better value. It feels like a luxo cruiser and really the only thing wrong with it is the way it looks, which is why I added the spoiler. That made a huge difference. With the TSX, not you do you have to pay more for the car, you also pay more for gas and insurance and you end with a small car that's underpowered and missing a couple features. And I'm sure the price will come down once the TL arrives. I personally would never pay more than a couple hundred over invoice. The dealer doesn't deserve that much profit.
Jul 24, 2003 (6:43 am)
I drove both vehicles yesterday. I purchased an Accord ex v6 coupe. You cannot really compare these two automobiles. The Accord was much faster than the tsx and it also had a much better ride quality. The tsx handled better and had better brakes. I got my Accord for 300 below invoice. The acura dealer said they wouldn't vary much from sticker. I really enjoy the refinement of the new accord, but you aren't going to burn through the hairpins unless you go with the 6sp cpe.
#9 of 661 Just finished purchasing...
Jul 24, 2003 (8:53 am)
I second everything aka150 posted. I just went through the same comparison...and ended up with the '03 v-6 sedan.
I would say that a more fair comparison (size and power wise) would be between the Acura TL and the Accord v6 sedan. I agree that the TSX is nice, but the little 4 is no match for the 6 cylinder in terms of performance. Yes the TSX handles better (stiffer), while the Accord is a bit quieter and much softer.
I guess it depends on what you want. Again I second aka150's comments. Choose the TSX if you want: Acura nameplate, Xenon headlights, manu-matic tranny, tighter handling, stiffer ride, smaller back seat, less power (4 vs. 6 cyl.), less common vehicle,
or the Accord if you want: better value, more powerful engine, softer ride, more rear seat space, cheaper fuel/insurance.
Some people just have to have the Acura because of its luxury name. For them price is not a problem and the TSX or TL is fine. If you want basically the same quality (less the xenons, "tiptronic" tranny, etc.) the Accord provides a much better value.
#10 of 661 what is invoice on a 03 accord coupe V6?
Jul 24, 2003 (9:19 am)
was wondering what the price is. what did you play out the door?