Last post on Aug 20, 2008 at 6:51 AM
You are in the Acura TSX
What is this discussion about?
Honda Accord, Acura TSX, Sedan
#633 of 661 Re: '04 vs '04 [loi177]
May 19, 2008 (9:12 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 (10:10 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 (10:58 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 (10:43 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 (6:28 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 (5:47 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 (7:09 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 (2:50 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.
#641 of 661 Re: Price is about the same [loi177]
Jun 30, 2008 (1:37 pm)
Sounds reasonable, but from what I have been reading either car could get 32 - 34 mpg. I can't remember if I mentioned but I'm in Florida so not many hills to contend with (at least none larger than overpasses). Also, what's the deal with the timing belt in the Accord?
#642 of 661 Re: Price is about the same [exfhp50]
Jun 30, 2008 (2:30 pm)
Also, what's the deal with the timing belt in the Accord?
For the last several years, the I-4s don't have them but the V6s do. Is that what you wanted to know?