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Acura TSX, Sedan
#1 of 96 New TSX Owners - Give Us Your Report
Aug 09, 2006 (6:31 am)
Congrats on your new ride! Give us your initial impressions here.
#2 of 96 90 days with 06 TSX
Aug 09, 2006 (12:28 pm)
Purchased the 06 TSX 5AT Carbon Gray w/ Quartz & Navi in May 06. To date we have 3600 miles from one road trip and mostly commuter miles. Mileage has been steady at around 25-27 mpg on mix commuter driving (65% hwy/35% city) and 32-34 mpg on interstate driving.
Pros Ė Iím amazed on how much use I get from the Navi system. Iíve originally felt the Navi was overkill for a city I live in for over 6 years; but I find the Navi saves me a lot of travel time. I can drive directly to my destination instead of hunting for the address a mile or more away from it.
Bluetooth is a great feature because my wife can never find her Razr phone in her purse. One city in our state outlawed talking on a cell while driving, my city might be next. The HFL may be the only way to talk in a moving vehicle pretty soon.
There is enough power for everyday driving/commuting. Very smooth and stable on the highway, even with speed above 95 mph. Only time I crave more is passing on an uphill grade or on ramp situations. I live/travel between 5000-7500ft elevation. I have a few less horses available compared to my sea level TSXs.
Love the HID headlights didnít realize how much I was missing with Halogen lights until I saw HID behind the wheel.
Cons Ė The XM radio promotion should be for at least 1 year instead of 3 months. It would be nice to choose between Sirus or XM.
Iíve always figure 360 watt stereo would sound a lot louder, crisper and with more bass. My $140 Alpine in my 97 Accord with 4 speakers is louder and has more bass.
I feel I sit a little too high in the seat and a few more inches of seat travel would be nice for me (6í3Ē w/ long legs). The rear view mirror causes a front right blind spot for me. I have to look under the rear view mirror at a 4-way stop because the car to the right is 100% hidden.
Conclusion Ė The TSX has the performance, economy, luxury, reliability, features, and safety innovations I wanted in an entry level luxury sport sedan. I enjoy driving everyday and only seeing 2-3 TSXís a week compared to 10-15 Hondaís a day. I like the exterior styling and the interior is second to none in its class. I plan on keeping this car well past the 120,000 mile mark. The TSX gets a 9 out of 10 in my book.
#3 of 96 Into Service the first week
Aug 09, 2006 (12:29 pm)
I recently got my TSX and found out it was making a squeaky sound near the passenger front side, sounds like from the tire region. I'm still exactly not sure what the real problem is. Took this friday apt at the dealership. Hope its not anything major.
Apart from this, TSX drives so smooth and i just love the bluetooth option. I didn't anticipate earlier it would be that convenient option....
I have a question. When i start to drive the car, the doors doesn't get locked automatically.Aren't they suppose to when car reaches a certain speed?
Love my TSX! Hope you guys are enjoying yours as well.
#4 of 96 Re: Into Service the first week [abhiutd]
Aug 09, 2006 (12:34 pm)
No, the doors do not auto lock at all. You have to purchase something aftermarket like an additional alarm system to autolock the doors in drive.
#5 of 96 Four Weeks In ...
Aug 10, 2006 (8:28 pm)
to my TSX ownership.
The car was truly the best value in the segment IMO. Features per dollar and residual value are top notch! Two major contributors to my buying the car. The sporting character of this sedan continues to impress me.
- Luxury Features, ie. Xenons, HandsfreeLink, Memory Power Seats, XM, Aux-in
- Sporting Drive. It truly is unbelievable for a FWD car. Torque steer is very minimal. I don't believe I've found the limits of it's cornering ability yet.
- Materials Quality.
- Balance of Size & Functionality. For me anyway, it is just ideal. Compact enough to feel sporty, but roomy enough for four people to be comfortable, plus a fair amount of trunk space.
- Economy/Performance of the Engine. I know those two words don't normally go together, but I think they do in the TSX. Four cylinder fuel economy is a huge plus right now, but I feel good that there's enough engine to get up and go when I need to. Interstate power availability is more than adequate.
- Noises. This is really my only one. There is a myriad of rattles and creaks. The only thing more frustrating is that they come and go. I can go a couple days and not hear a single one. Other days, the steering wheel rattles, the A-Pillars squeak, and the plastic plate that looks like it guides the auto tranny creaks. I'm waiting for my first scheduled service to take it in, hopefully I will get to praise the service dept and remove my disappoint.
#6 of 96 PICKED UP MY CAR LAST WEEK
Aug 14, 2006 (7:20 am)
Many thanks to all the advice I got from the Forum. I picked up my TSX with Navi, Royal Blue/Parchment last week in MD. Whole package came to $28,200, and I am going to spring for the extended warranty and roll it into my payments. I will keep reading the forum as I do maintenance to keep this rolling for years to come. Thanks to all.
#7 of 96 Night driving is awesome
Aug 15, 2006 (9:02 pm)
Got my TSX this past Saturday. I only drove it once at night so far, and it was just down the street. The dealers should be telling potential buyers to test drive it at night. The headlights are incredible - I've never had a car that lit up the road like this, and the field of view is very wide too. In the cabin there are blue LEDs - not sure why, but OK. I really like the slow dimming roof light when you close the doors. Inside one of the compartments there is a light too. Of course the dash lights we already know are very cool.
#8 of 96 Re: Into Service the first week [mrgold35]
Aug 16, 2006 (7:30 am)
Hey i was just going through the manual and i see there's an option of doing that through the Info and Set/Reset button in the setup. I still have to try it though.
Also, do anyone of you know if there's an option of checking the tire pressure through computer?
#9 of 96 Re: Into Service the first week [abhiutd]
Aug 16, 2006 (7:51 am)
No tire pressure monitor on the '06. It is expected on the '07 however.
#10 of 96 Tire Pressure
Aug 16, 2006 (8:07 am)
I havenít seen a lot of changes for the 07 TSX other that the tire pressure monitoring system. I purchased a cheap solution for $17.99+shipping. I use them on my TSX and 97 Accord, I call it my "passive TPMS". I have 32psi for the front and 30psi for the rear tires. You really don't notice them on the tire like you would think.