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Acura TSX, Honda Civic, Car Buying, Sedan
#6 of 52 Re: tsx vs civic sedan si & purchase state? [nj2pa2nc]
Oct 18, 2006 (10:38 am)
The Civic SI coupe is about a $2500 premium over the EX. I'd expect the same for the SI Sedan.
#7 of 52 Re: tsx vs civic sedan si & purchase state?
Oct 18, 2006 (11:28 am)
if the si sedan is within $1k of the si coupe (worst case), there is still around a $5k price diff between the si sedan and the tsx invoice price (assuming i can get around invoice).
All the points made about the tsx better build quality, quieter and more luxurious are steering me in that direction....although the price of the civic and the fact that it is 'more cool!' is tempting!!
Any answers on the state question?
#8 of 52 Re: leasing in another state [bs0]
Oct 19, 2006 (7:53 am)
Oh, and another thing...i live in illinois....i gather that illinois does not have very good sales tax laws related to leasing....I am Australian, so haven't leased in this country before....Can you lease a car in another state (ie wisconsin) and save some $$?
Taxes are based on where the vehicle is registered - not where it is purchased/leased. So the answer is no.
#9 of 52 Re: tsx vs civic sedan si & purchase state? [pham0167]
Oct 19, 2006 (12:41 pm)
The honda dealer here in nc told me that the si sedan would be hard to find and that I should put a deposit on one. I am not in any real rush to get one especially without being able to try one. If I get to see one first maybe I will not like it. I am actually waiting for the 08 models anyway. I also do not like to be pressured.
#10 of 52 Re: tsx vs civic sedan si & purchase state? [nj2pa2nc]
Nov 04, 2006 (12:09 pm)
They will be very different driving experiences. I recently purchased an Si Coupe and it is much more entertaining than the TSX is IF you like the snorty exhaust note and a much more in your face overall driving expereince. I've test driven a manual TSX and found it to be much more refined than the Si .... too refined for my taste. It had very smooth and subdued acceleration sounds while having nice tight handling - it was just too "subtle". The ride was much smoother and less "jiggly" than the Si. Now the Si sedan might be a tad less in your face than the coupe but I don't think they will domesticate it down (or up .. depending on your opinion) to the level of the TSX. The Si leaves a "YEEHAW grin" on my face and just begs to be driven hard the TSX left me with a "that's nice" smile on my face but you couldn't tell you were driving it hard (if that makes any sense).
Go drive em...then pick your poison - the warranty on a Civic can be extended to match the Accura if that is a concern and you'd still be out less coin (assuming you can get the Si for MSRP which might be tough).
#11 of 52 Re: tsx vs civic sedan si & purchase state? [mhattrup]
Nov 04, 2006 (3:20 pm)
i just bought my Si this week and that's a really accurate description of the driving experience.. of course i'm still breaking it in, but when i DO get on it, it really can get kinda a mean and nasty.. for a little thing...
#12 of 52 Re: tsx vs civic sedan si & purchase state? [pham0167]
Nov 16, 2006 (12:53 pm)
Slightly better horsepower but the main difference in fuel ecomomy and torque lies in the engine size: 2.4 vs. 2.0 and 166lbs/ft and 139 lbst/ft respectively. Probably more get up and go and comfort in the tsx, amazing handling and nice rush after 6000rpms in the si. I say go si.
#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