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
#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.
#648 of 661 Re: Price is about the same [milo57]
Jul 06, 2008 (1:16 am)
"...and the Accord by far the worst"
By far? That's interesting, and surprising. The power and torque ratings, and curb weight of the '08 Accord and TSX are so similar. I wonder how the heavier '09 TSX would fare against the Accord 4 cylinder?
#649 of 661 03 Accord and 09 TSX
Aug 03, 2008 (1:15 pm)
Recently traded my 03 Accord for the new TSX. The Accord was a V6 with 150,000 miles on it. (Received $8000 on a trade.) There TSX is just a blast to drive and the difference in power is only noticable when you want to act crazy. Co-worker has the new 08 Accord (4 cylinder). She drove my TSX and stated the TSX "felt" faster.
#650 of 661 Re: 03 Accord and 09 TSX [fjpthree]
Aug 04, 2008 (5:29 am)
by the time, my lease is up, I plan on getting the TSX!
It has the paddle shifters right?
#651 of 661 Re: 03 Accord and 09 TSX [bvdj84]
Aug 04, 2008 (10:27 am)
Yes it does. No manual shifting via the console shifter though.
#652 of 661 Re: 03 Accord and 09 TSX [bodble2]
Aug 15, 2008 (10:15 am)
For a second I read that as no manual transmission for the TSX. I thought I was going to have a come-apart!