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Acura TSX, Honda Civic, Car Buying, Sedan
#13 of 52 Re: tsx vs civic sedan si & purchase state? [mhattrup]
Nov 18, 2006 (10:45 am)
very good description of the two cars- After owning a 91 Mazda MX-6 GT and a 1998 Eagle Talon TSI-AWD I think I now want something subdued. I did test drive both a si coupe and a tsx and guess what i did not wait for 08. I now own a Milano Red with Ebony int. TSX with Nav. 6 spd. Loving it so far but if i was younger the si would have been my choice. I still love to speed but have slowed down in my old age.
#14 of 52 Re: tsx vs civic sedan si & purchase state? [nj2pa2nc]
Nov 18, 2006 (2:58 pm)
Glad your happy with your choice. Now for the fun part... so I just turned 44 am I older or younger that you nj2? My progression was from an 86 Prelude SI - 93 Ford Probe - and a more reserved but still fun to drive (TSX like) 99 VW Passat 5 speed. Now I've dialed down the refinement a couple notchs and dialed up the YEEHAW factor - it helped that my daughter now rides the bus to school so a four door is less important. To be honest part of my decision was based on the idea I might buy a less expensive car drive it for 4 years and then turn it over to my daughter (so I could get another new car . This plan may have one minor flaw in it because after my wife drove the Si once she said it's TOO fast and that our daughter is never going to drive it.
If I hadn't purchased the Si my second choice would have been the Legacy GT which I personally think hits right between the TSX and the Si on the YEEHAW-REFINEMENT spectrum.
#15 of 52 Re: tsx vs civic sedan si & purchase state? [mhattrup]
Nov 20, 2006 (12:14 pm)
You will have to guess how old I am- I will you one clue I can officially order from the senior menu at perkins as of this year. I tried to teach my daughter when she was younger how to drive manual transmission using the talon. She managed very well will starting out but got confused with trying to change the gears so she stuck with automatic. My tsx is now three days old and has over 1,000 miles on it. have a nice thanksgiving
#16 of 52 Re: tsx vs civic sedan si & purchase state? [nj2pa2nc]
Nov 20, 2006 (9:34 pm)
1000 miles in three days? I can tell your slowing down!!!
My wife drove a manual Fiat Spyder in highschool but it wasn't as quick as the Civic (or as safe). Her attitude might change over time but well see.
Enjoy the holidays in you new car!
#17 of 52 Re: tsx vs civic sedan si & purchase state? [mhattrup]
Nov 26, 2006 (4:19 pm)
I think I am slowing down. While driving on a local highway the other day a red civic si drove by and pulled in front of my car. it slowed down so I decided to pull into the left lane. As I was about to pass the si, it started to speed up. After they did that a few times and found out I did not want to race they gave up. There was a time not too long ago I would have loved the challenge but no longer. The car has only 1,600 miles on it in one week.
#18 of 52 Re: tsx vs civic sedan si & purchase state? [nj2pa2nc]
Nov 28, 2006 (2:37 am)
I'm not into racing - I do enjoy taking off ramps at higher than average rates and like to accelerate hard from stop lights but only up to my cruising speed which is about 5 over. Two nights ago I was out looking for some lonely stretchs of curvey country roads and found one with virtually no cross roads that runs next to an interstate for several miles it was quite fun.
I haven't had anyone try to get me to race yet and I've had the car about a month. I thought I might get some attention from the younger modified tuner set but thankfully so far no one has tried to pick on me. That might be because of the new unmarked Dodge Charger State patrol that is working the main road on my commute to work. They had an article in the paper about that car a week ago... the trooper said he's had 4 people pull up along side him at stop lights and try to race him - I got a chuckle out of that!
#19 of 52 Dimensions
Nov 29, 2006 (7:52 pm)
After parking my TSX next to my mother's new 07 civic sedan in her garage over thanksgiving, I noticed that the civic has a longer wheelbase as well as a bit wider track (in the rear). Very interesting when you consider that the civic is a 'compact' and the TSX is considered 'midsize.' While turning you can definitely tell that in the civic, the front wheels are placed farther in front of the driver than in my TSX.
I'm a 24 year old kid and chose a used TSX MT over a new Civic Si. I like that its a bit more refined, but is still as fun to drive as my my old del Sol VTEC. I disagree about the intake/exhaust sound comparison. The TSX has a sweet soundtrack, and IMO better than the Civic Si.
#20 of 52 Re: Dimensions [kmccann]
Nov 29, 2006 (9:09 pm)
I'm just a tad older so my old rock and roll ears probably have lost some sensitivity that yours still posses. The exhaust sound in the Si is much louder than in the TSX that I drove. The TSX didn't make bad sounds just not loud as the Si in my opinion. Its up to each person to judge which they prefer. I just know I'm having a hard time getting really good mileage because I LOVE to wind the car out at least a couple times a day just to hear the great sounds over 6000 rpm!
#21 of 52 Re: Dimensions [kmccann]
Nov 30, 2006 (10:26 am)
It's probably a question of semantics, but I don't think the TSX is considered a mid-sized sedan, but more of a compact sedan. The USDM Accord or the Camry are true mid-size sedans.
Using that distinction, it's not surprising that the TSX and Civic sedan are similar in size.
#22 of 52 Technique to smooth out Civic Si ride
Dec 04, 2006 (9:18 pm)
Late one night this past weekend I was giving a friend a ride in my Si and his comment was "man the ride smooths out when it's going 80 or 90" . He was impressed with the engine's ability to spin freely up to 8000. I only embarrassed myself once when I bounced off the rev limiter accelerating around a big right hand sweeper