Last post on Aug 20, 2008 at 5:51 AM
You are in the Acura TSX
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Honda Accord, Acura TSX, Sedan
#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.
#609 of 661 Re: Premium Fuel [venus537]
Nov 22, 2007 (9:39 am)
"It's great that the turbo will be available in the next TSX"
I'll believe it when I see it.
May 11, 2008 (3:24 pm)
Not sure if this has been covered yet or not but here's my question: How would a '04 TSX compare to a '04 Accord V6 coupe as far as mpg and performance go? I know those two phrases (mpg and performance) shouldn't be in the same sentence but these vehicles come close to having both. I currently drive a Mirage and have an 80+ mile round trip to work each day. I NEED something more fun to drive. So this is my dilemma, I like both vehicles but I'm just not sure which one to go with.
#611 of 661 Re: '04 vs '04 [exfhp50]
May 11, 2008 (6:21 pm)
I'd go with the Accord. The difference in mileage is around 2 MPG, but since the TSX needs premium to make its 205 hp, the difference will end up a wash. The Accord's extra torque (about a 50 lb-ft difference) will be VERY noticeable when passing (less gear-shifting and hunting), and accelerating of the line.
For the record, I have a 4-cyl Accord, but I think when weighing costs, if the vehicles cost the same, I'd take the V6 Accord over the 4-cyl TSX. Both will give you 30 + MPG on the highway if you keep your speeds at 70 MPH or less.