Last post on Aug 20, 2008 at 6:51 AM
You are in the Acura TSX
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Honda Accord, Acura TSX, Sedan
#613 of 661 Re: '04 vs '04 [thegraduate]
May 12, 2008 (5:18 am)
Thanks for the info. I drive like a grandma most of the time and 30 mpg is the magic number. If the V6 Accord can achieve that number and better, it may be the way to go. BTW which ever vehicle we get I'm hoping it will be a manual, I think I have the wife talked into it.
#614 of 661 Re: '04 vs '04 [exfhp50]
May 12, 2008 (7:04 am)
I'd visit the Honda Accord MPG forum. There are many Gen VII (03-07) V6 owners who get well over 30 MPG highway. Personally, I beat the EPA numbers in my 2.4L Accord from that generation as well (usually around 37-38 MPG at 75 MPH). The V6 should give you at least 32 at 70MPH, not to say the TSX wouldn't beat its numbers too, but the difference will be negligible.
May 12, 2008 (4:25 pm)
Sat in one of these puppies while having my Civic's oil changed last week and eventhough the leather was really comfortable and the ergonomics were outstanding, the thought of premium fuel would steer me too the Accord. A 7/8's TSX, the Accord is probably the wisest choice for you. Probably cheaper to buy the Accord also which makes it the logical & practical choice to this guy.
And personally, the TSX is my favorite car out there at this point. The extra price for premium is a deal killer for me though with the price of oil continuing it's upward trend.
#616 of 661 Re: '04 TSX [sandman46]
May 14, 2008 (6:51 am)
If you drive 15,000 miles/year and average 25 MPG, premium gas will cost $120/year more than regular. Is that really a deal breaker?
Or you could simply run the TSX on regular fuel.
#617 of 661 Re: '04 TSX [fedlawman]
May 14, 2008 (7:07 am)
The recent inquiring mind about these two cars will drive over 80 miles a day to work, so the difference will be more than that.
May 14, 2008 (10:10 am)
I just like the car and I'm lucky enough that I don't even drive 7.5k miles a year. The guy who posed the question just added 80 miles a day to his commute...ouch! In my case, the $ amount isn't that bad actually. But I'm very happy with the mpg's my Civic delivers though it's not as powerful or smooth riding as our Mazda 3s. The difference between the 1.8 and the 2.3 engines is definitely noticeable especially when driving around a corner and then giving the engine gas. Noticeable hesitation in the Civic but seemless power with the 3. Got spoiled last week when I had the 3 as my daily driver.
Saw a nice Wolfsburg Edition Jetta earlier at the VW stire and it's a sweet looking ride...the charcol color was very striking in the sunlight. The car looked newly detailed and I was in love for a short time until reality brought me back down to earth.
Man, just love some of the new cars out there. Too bad my wallet can't keep up with my desires. If I win the lottery though...watch out!
#619 of 661 Re: '04 vs '04 [exfhp50]
May 15, 2008 (10:03 pm)
TSX will give you more useable back seat thatn V6 accord coupe and it is generally better looking. Accord V6 generally comes with 16 inch wheels. and you have to spend money on timing belt that will nullify the cost difference in fuel. Go with TSX it has all the power when you revive the engine.
#620 of 661 Re: '04 vs '04 [loi177]
May 15, 2008 (10:45 pm)
Nice sales pitch
#621 of 661 Re: '04 vs '04 [loi177]
May 16, 2008 (7:10 am)
Go with TSX it has all the power when you revive the engine.
If the engine has to be revived you might want to try a different one.
The TSX accelerates similarly to a 4-cylinder Accord. Not that that is a bad thing, but if I'm getting V6 economy, I want V6 torque and power. Me? I drive a 4-cylinder Accord; it gets better mileage than the TSX, and on regular.
If you like the TSX and how it accelerates, I'd try a 4-cylinder Accord as well; you'll save money upfront and on fuel.
#622 of 661 Re: '04 vs '04 [loi177]
May 16, 2008 (3:07 pm)
To me, Acura cars are for people who value "Entry Luxury" amenities, or the looks of Acura cars. Other than those two points, a Honda is a better deal.