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
#616 of 661 Re: '04 TSX [sandman46]
May 14, 2008 (5:51 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 (6:07 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 (9:10 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 (9:03 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 (9:45 pm)
Nice sales pitch
#621 of 661 Re: '04 vs '04 [loi177]
May 16, 2008 (6:10 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 (2:07 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.
#623 of 661 Re: '04 vs '04 [elroy5]
May 16, 2008 (2:59 pm)
I'd say its close to a tie on styling (in my eyes) between the '04 Accord Coupe and '04 TSX, although the nod probably goes to the TSX in the end. The Coupe looks sportier, but the TSX has a cohesive, elegant style that the Accord doesn't; the Accord being a coupe gives it some help, but doesn't win out overall, to me.
May 16, 2008 (4:42 pm)
The Accord coupe looks bloated next to the TSX actually. The '04 I saw at the Honda store last week was a black/black car and was realllllly nice, leather felt real soft though neglected a bit. If the wife wouldn't have killed me it would be in my side of the garage right now. But the frugal side of me brought me back to reality real fast as I'm real happy with my '06 Civic. But just for awhile that TSX would've been fun.
Better to save the $ for the kids cars later this year. Have set aside about $30k for that big purchase, as they will both need econocars as their 1st cars especially with the gas prices rising almost daily.
#625 of 661 Re: '04 vs '04 [thegraduate]
May 16, 2008 (5:01 pm)
I would rank the Accord between the two Acuras. TSX below, and the TL above the Accord. I would consider the TSX above the Civic though. Isn't that how they are priced? Acura doesn't have the RSX for sale here (US) anymore, does it?