Last post on Aug 31, 2008 at 7:55 PM
You are in the Acura TSX
What is this discussion about?
Acura TSX, Mazda MAZDASPEED MAZDA6, Sedan
#107 of 114 Re: Help Me Decide! [contralj]
Aug 30, 2007 (5:40 am)
I test drove both a V6 Mazda6 with manual before deciding on purchasing my TSX with manual. I thought the Mazda6 was a good car, but if you are a manual transmission lover, there really is no comparison in the shift action of the two cars. The TSX has a great shifter (as I'm sure you've read and experienced), but the mazda6 shifter was closer to a truck I used to drive for work than the TSX - really notchy and a lot of play in the clutch. On the other hand, if you could live with an automatic, I'd go with the 6 - the auto on the TSX significantly diminshes the power and "fun ratio" of the car.
#108 of 114 Re: Help Me Decide! [dynatsx1]
Aug 30, 2007 (6:08 am)
i agree with you 100%-i was not impressed with the way the mazdaspeed 6 shifted. the tsx is smooth and easy. I thought I could live with an automatic 4 years ago-WRONG- went back to manual.
#109 of 114 Re: Help Me Decide! [contralj]
Aug 29, 2008 (8:33 am)
I was in the same position back in late 2004. I loved the TSX with the stick, but it was like $28K. Went over to Mazda and really liked the 6s Sportwagon and settled with the autostick tranny. What pushed me to the Mazda was a $6,500 rebate paying $21.5K total. I couldn't justitfy the price difference for the TSX. As others said, if you can get that price lowered on the used TSX by another $1K then I would go for it. It's a higher quality vehicle and you won't regret it. To this day I walk by TSX's sometimes wishing I had bought it.
Aug 29, 2008 (11:54 am)
And I wish Acura still sold the RSX.
#111 of 114 Re: RSX [moparbad]
Aug 29, 2008 (5:00 pm)
They do - it's called the Civic.
#112 of 114 Re: RSX [fedlawman]
Aug 30, 2008 (3:07 am)
I was thinking the same-the civic si coupe
#113 of 114 Re: RSX [fedlawman]
Aug 31, 2008 (4:55 pm)
No hatch, no RSX.
Great thing about Mazda6 GT was availability of hatch.
#114 of 114 Re: RSX [moparbad]
Aug 31, 2008 (7:55 pm)