Last post on Aug 20, 2008 at 5:51 AM
You are in the Acura TSX
What is this discussion about?
Honda Accord, Acura TSX, Sedan
#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.
#641 of 661 Re: Price is about the same [loi177]
Jun 30, 2008 (12:37 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 (1:30 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?
#643 of 661 Re: Price is about the same [tallman1]
Jul 01, 2008 (1:07 pm)
So does that mean the V6 has a timing belt and the I4 has a timing chain and that there is a problem with the belt in the V6? I keep hearing about how important it is to change the timing belt in the V6 every 100k.
#644 of 661 Re: Price is about the same [exfhp50]
Jul 01, 2008 (1:54 pm)
The I4 has a chain, and the V6 has a timing belt. Belts get worn over 100k miles, and should be changed. I think the reason the V6 has a belt, instead of a chain, is because a belt would have to be long, and heavy due to the engine configuration, and probably be noisier. Did you ever notice how quiet the V6 engines are? I think at least part of that is due to the belt.
#645 of 661 Re: Price is about the same [elroy5]
Jul 01, 2008 (2:50 pm)
Ahh I see, thank you.
#646 of 661 Re: Price is about the same [exfhp50]
Jul 01, 2008 (2:51 pm)
As Elroy says, it is important to change the timing belt when it is due. It is just a regular maintenance item. You are talking a major repair bill if it breaks. Most folks also change the water pump at the same time since everything is already apart and it doesn't add that much more to the cost.
My 95 EX I4 that my son drives has a timing belt and I pushed it during one interval but with 230k miles, I try to stay on top of those things now.
#647 of 661 Re: Price is about the same [tallman1]
Jul 04, 2008 (8:59 am)
Within the past two weeks I've test driven 3 different 4 cylinder '08 cars: an Accord Coupe, an Altima Coupe, and a TSX with 5 speed auto.
The Altima had by far the best low end acceleration, and the Accord by far the worst. The TSX had the best handling, and the Accord the worst.
Having owned Hondas in the past, I was disappointed in the Accord. As far as '08 is concerned, Honda has been out-engineered.