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Acura TSX, Lexus IS 250, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#21 of 318 Re: 2006 TSX vs. 2006 IS 250 [toyotaf1fan]
Dec 18, 2005 (7:45 pm)
Man, you hit the nail right on the head. I also think that the IS is beautiful, more so that the tsx, but the value for Canadian purchasers does not exist. They pulled a scam by omitting the moonroof and the 17 inch wheels in Canada, and, as you say, charge you thousands to get 'em back. If I were purchasing from scratch, I might still the IS, but compared to my 04 tsx, there is no reason whatsoever for me to move 'up'. Plus that backseat is a joke. Plus, Lexus screwed Canadians on the exchange rate. It charges about 25-30% over US prices, when the Can $ is only discounted 15%. Ripoff. What a total disappointment.
I talked with a dealer and told him what I thought of the price. Refused to test drive it. I told him to call me when they put their Euro turbo diesel in it. Same applies to Acura. If the put their awesome diesel in the tsx, I would definetly trade mine in.
#22 of 318 Re: Horrible manual tranny in the IS. [gee35coupe]
Dec 18, 2005 (7:47 pm)
that was my previous car -99 EX manual. Really fun to drive for a family sedan.
#23 of 318 Re: I chose the TSX [speedracer3]
Dec 21, 2005 (3:15 pm)
I too am considering either the '06 TSX or the IS 250 automatic RWD. Did you get the navi on the TSX for the $27K?
#24 of 318 confused betwen IS 250 and TRX
Dec 26, 2005 (4:19 pm)
We drove the Lexus today & will drive the TRX this weekend. I know the HP is the same, but I'm a bit concerned about the TRX's 4 cylinders. I've been told to stay away from 4-cylinder cars. Can anyone tell me how they compare as far as getting onto the highway & passing on the highway? I tend to keep my cars for a good 10-12 years, so I don't mind paying the extra if the Lexus is going to perform better. Thanks for any guidance!!
#25 of 318 Re: confused betwen IS 250 and TRX [sosk]
Dec 26, 2005 (6:29 pm)
If you're talking about the TSX, passing on the freeway is no problem whatsoever. The car has plenty of free-revving poop, to the tune of 205 hp. I'm not sure who told you to stay away from four bangers, but this is a ridiculous statement. Todays four cylinder engines are better than they've ever been. The TSX's I4 arrives out of the box in a high state of tune. Go drive one. Then compare it to the IS250.
Whether or not the Lexus performs better is better left up to others to determine. I do know the TSX is an excellent package, now loaded with all manner of electronic goodies.
Good luck with your decision.
#26 of 318 Re: confused betwen IS 250 and TRX [sosk]
Dec 27, 2005 (2:54 pm)
Just bought the TSX, and did both look at and drive the IS 250. Both great cars, but the TSX delivered more driving fun and bigger bang for the buck IMO. I also think's it's better looking, but that's more subjective. The 250 back seat is a joke - by the time I fit comfortably in the driver's seat, only a kid a in a car seat would have been able to sit behind me. And after all, if your driving a sedan, the back seat matters.
The Honda K24 iVTEC is one of the world's best engines. 10-12 years would be a walk in the park.
#27 of 318 Re: TSX vs. IS250 [dc_dave]
Dec 31, 2005 (8:27 pm)
Actually its because I have a time trial bike (tour de france) that has a disc wheel in the back that will not work with roof mounted racks.
Simple. Just use a regular wheel on the bike when transporting on the rack and store the disc wheel in the trunk. I suppose any trunk should be OK for just a wheel.
#28 of 318 Re: TSX vs. IS250 [killerbunny]
Jan 01, 2006 (5:38 am)
Yes, that is an option but I would also like to put the bike inside in case of bad weather when transporting bike. I just test drove the 06 TSX and loved it. The seats fold down almost totally flat. The car is very tight and fun to drive. Best part is that I can get the car + destination for only $26,550. At least 5K under the IS 250. Heck, I can go buy another bike with the savings...I'm glad my wife does not read these boards.
Dave in VA
#29 of 318 Re: I chose the TSX [dpenney]
Jan 03, 2006 (9:10 am)
No Navi on mine. But love the Bluetooth, works great with my Treo.
#30 of 318 4-cylinder vs 6-cylinder
Jan 04, 2006 (9:04 pm)
Can someone please educate me? If 2 cars each have 205 horsepower, but 1 is a 4-cylinder & the other is a 6-cylinder, how does their acceleration compare to each other? The cars are about the same size & weight, if that matters. Thanks!