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Acura TSX, Interior, Sedan
Jul 10, 2003 (4:25 am)
I have ordered my TSX and have to wait 8 weeks to get it. I live in Australia, and here we call it the Honda Accord EURO. The only difference between the US version and ours is. No Nav system offered, 16" wheels instead of 17", No Milano Red color. Did you know the laether is a "Synthetic" leather, Yup thats right its NOT real leather. Hence no leather smell.
#3 of 109 Re: [gburton #14]
May 13, 2004 (2:31 am)
well my tsx still smells like leather and its about 5 months old =\ hm...
#4 of 109 There's some leather in the TSX
Jul 10, 2003 (7:48 pm)
At least in the states, the TSX comes with leather seating surfaces. That means the perforated portions of the seats (the part that actually touches your backside) is supposed to be leather. EVERYTHING else in the car that looks like leather is probably vinyl.
Right now, I think several makers are using this approach. It turns out that leather on the curves of seats has a tendency to sag and pucker after a while.
#5 of 109 Defected leather and poor sound system
Jul 11, 2003 (10:28 am)
I have had my TSX for about 1 month.
I have the grey leather interior and from the first day I have had problems keeping the leather clean. Whenever someone sits in my car, the persons pants or belt leave discoloration on the leather. I just found it annoying to have to clean/treat the leather multiple times a month. But this last time the dye from my suit belt (which I have owned for a long time) rubbed off on the seat. I tried leather cleaner but that did not work. I took it back to the dealership and after they tried several times, they ended up eating away some of the leather.
Now 4 weeks with this car, I am forced to have my seat ripped out of my car so they can re-cover the seats. I very upset and Acura is not standing behind their car!
Anyone else have this problem?
#6 of 109 brademcee
Jul 11, 2003 (11:05 am)
It's is unfortunate that you are having a problem - it's one I'e never heard of. But it sounds like Acura and the dealer are standing behind the car by replacing the leather. What do you expect beyond that?
#7 of 109 Yikes
Jul 12, 2003 (7:41 am)
To chime in from the third TSX leather color-- parchment-- I have not had any major issues in the three weeks I have owned the car. I chose parchment since I live in a warmer clime and did not want to suffer with the ebony during our nine months of summer. We'll see how it holds up...
#8 of 109 TSX FOG LIGHTS
Jun 06, 2005 (6:02 pm)
I want to buy oem fog lights for my tsx, so I can saver on the dealer costs. How much do they cost to install at a dealership and privately, and how do they put the fog light switch into the car? Will in the on side of the wheel or below near the stability control?
#9 of 109 Re: TSX FOG LIGHTS [marc10]
Jun 07, 2005 (7:43 am)
I bought fog lights for my TSX. I was going to have my dad install them since he's a mechanic, but he never installed any fog lights on a TSX or any Acura before, so I had the dealer install them. I think the price total was pretty close to $500 if not slightly over. I think the lights themselves cost around $420 or so. The switch for it is mounted on the left stem on the steering wheel column for the other lights. It's basically a circular piece around that stem that you twist to turn on and off.
Good point about the oil pipe lines. Most people probably never realize that all oil companies provide the same oil and gas, let alone how many pipelines it would take to accomodate each oil company.
#10 of 109 Discoloration of Leather
Jul 16, 2003 (11:20 am)
I actually own a 3.5RL, and something similar happened to me. I have the parchment color leather, and one day when it was raining outside, I got wet and sat in my car to drive off. When I got home, and got out, I saw that the seats had some blue discoloration from my pants. So becareful, if it's happening w/out rain, be careful in the rain.