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
#631 of 661 Re: '04 vs '04 [loi177]
May 19, 2008 (6:09 pm)
so how is navigation system in 04 Accord. does it have HID lights
Navi system? Its optional, just like the TSX. It's quite nice, and voice activated. The dual-climate control is nice in models so-equipped, as is the smoother ride. Nope, doesn't have HIDs, but the 4-cyl model doesn't cost $29k new, either, as does a TSX.
I don't drive sustained at 90 MPH all day long (something about wanting to keep my drivers license... ), so 0-60 is plenty of measure for me for knowing how a car is going to do from the red light at the bottom of the on-ramp up to the merging lane. If 0-100 is important to you, you should really look at a V6; it'll blow the doors off of mine and your Honda 2.4L engine. Not sure where traffic moves that fast though.
I never knocked the TSX features (which ought to be better than the Accord since it costs as much as a loaded V6 Accord when new), but I still stand by my claim that my 4-cyl Accord is just as fast as the TSX. They aren't drag racers, they are family cars. It's not a big deal buddy. Actually, that was my only statement, which seems to have brought on the defensive. It wasn't my objective.
TSX is heavier car but once it gets upto speed. it is very refined crusier.
As is the Accord; the nicer ride (a lil less sporty than the TSX) makes my regular 300 mile highway trips a nice one. My car doesn't see track duty, so the balance of comfort and sport works for me.
#632 of 661 Re: '04 vs '04 [thegraduate]
May 19, 2008 (7:48 pm)
we are only comparing 04 accord to 04 TSX. not $29,000 new car. A older TSX is much better than older Accord. TSX age gracefully due to better quality paint. And it has all the features standard and much better fuel economy at higher speeds. i dont know about 04 accord coupe price but 04 TSX can be had from $14 to $18K.
#633 of 661 Re: '04 vs '04 [loi177]
May 19, 2008 (8:12 pm)
If you're talking about 4-cylinder Accords versus a TSX, then you are wrong on the fuel economy part, unless you can pull more than 40 MPG at 70 MPH.
And, if the 04 TSX costs more upfront, it will cost more used as well, unless the resale value isn't as good as the Accord's is. Which is it?
I heard ya the first time about the paint, although my 1996 Accord looks great after a life outside over 180k miles. I doubt most people keep their cars that long (I still have mine and drive it reguarly), but if they do, their Accord will be looking just fine.
More standard features, more $.
#634 of 661 Re: '04 vs '04 [thegraduate]
May 20, 2008 (9:10 am)
B fun to have a forum about speeds. Highest cruising speeds I've ever encountered are just after a Rockies or Avalanche game, going north on I-25 at 11:30p.m. from Denver to Cheyenne, WY (90 miles). I've traveled in the 95-100mph pack and been passed up by the 110mph pack. Its fun! And, they can't give us all tickets . . . . . or can they
#635 of 661 Re: '04 vs '04 [bug4]
May 20, 2008 (9:58 am)
The last test I saw of the 4-cyl Accord had the top speed listed as 130mph, limited electronically (it's tires are only rated to that speed).
As for me, once or twice a year over 90 MPH is plenty.
#636 of 661 Re: '04 vs '04 [thegraduate]
May 21, 2008 (9:43 pm)
u cannot maintain 70mph constant where i live. some time u have to go below 60mph and some time acclerate to 90mph. TSX excess power and aerodymanics allow it and still manage to get over 28mpg. A/C does not have effect. TSX cost more upfront has longer warranty, better dealer service with loaner cars and complimentary car wash etc. 4 cylinder accord is too big for parking and less grip on moving on curves.
#637 of 661 Re: '04 vs '04 [loi177]
May 22, 2008 (5:28 am)
A/C does not have effect.
Yes, it does.
some time u have to go below 60mph and some time acclerate to 90mph. TSX excess power and aerodymanics allow it and still manage to get over 28mpg.
Which the Accord can do just fine, and get better mileage in the process.
#638 of 661 Price is about the same
May 24, 2008 (4:47 am)
To me it seems like the TSX doesn't hold it value as well as the Accords have. I'm not sure how much a TSX was in '04. Compare that price to what an EX V6 6 speed Accord coupe was in '04. Now, at least where I'm at, they are price in the same ballpark range 13-16k. I may consider a 4 cyl Accord coupe but I will have to drive one to see.
As far as backseat space is concerned, I don't have any kids yet so no big deal. I'm looking for that balance of performance and mpg and 28 won't cut it. I drive a bunch so it needs to last as well. Oh if forgot to mention, we are moving this weekend so I now have a 110 mi commute.
Thanks for all the info, keep it coming.
#639 of 661 Re: Price is about the same [exfhp50]
May 24, 2008 (6:09 am)
Oh if forgot to mention, we are moving this weekend so I now have a 110 mi commute.
Ooooo, you may want to think about a Civic Hybrid (or other Hybrid) for that drive. With that kind of commute, and the price of gas now, it could pay for itself in no time.
#640 of 661 Re: Price is about the same [exfhp50]
May 25, 2008 (1:50 am)
market price of 04 TSX with navigation in 04 was around $26K. and good conditions can still be fetched from $16 to $18K. so hardly it loses value after 4 years. and if you are driving long trip like 110 it will get around 32 to 34 mpg depeding on speed between 60 to 80mph. my overall average is 28mpg but commute is way shorter. even in SF hills with A/C i still managed 23mpg in the city. and there is no timing belt replacement at 90 to 100k miles like six cylinder accord which you will need in case of 04 model. so older TSX is better than older 04 accord. I doubt you can get similar mpg with older sixcylinder engine.