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Acura TSX, Car Buying, Sedan
#42 of 81 Re: I've Recently Become Interested. . . [cdnpinhead]
Oct 23, 2007 (6:50 pm)
I'm not sure what exactly your post is about?? I'm a TSX owner and love the car. Also a previous BMW owner. Dollar for dollar, I think it's still the best car in the segment. An equivalently equipped A4, or BMW 323, 328, IS250 is approximately 5000-10000 more money. Road feel, handling, features and a very peppy motor it's a joy to drive. The absence of chatter may something to do with the anticipation of the 2009 TSX and TL. I'm extremely passionate about the car.
#43 of 81 Re: I've Recently Become Interested. . . [cdnpinhead]
Oct 24, 2007 (1:28 am)
i am the proud owner of a milano red/ebony 06 6speed tsx with nav, bought new 11/17/06, with almost 29,000 miles. for the price i think the tsx is equal to the bmw 3 series (IMO) Yes the bmw is excellant but I have to dish out more money. i am extremely happy with my car-we drove it 6,177 miles in May touring 20 states. comfortable, excellant gas mileage and more than enough power. we drove on all kinds of roads in all kinds of weather-great handling car. plan to tour more states next May in our tsx.
#44 of 81 Re: I've Recently Become Interested. . . [nj2pa2nc]
Oct 24, 2007 (2:47 pm)
Appreciate the feedback. If I were to get one, it'd have exactly the colors you've picked, but no nav -- I have a great portable.
What kind of gas mileage did you get on your 20-state journey? Sounds like a great trip.
#45 of 81 Re: I've Recently Become Interested. . . [cdnpinhead]
Oct 25, 2007 (1:28 am)
for the whole trip we averaged 32.7 mpg. the best we got was almost 38 but we never went below 32. the only complaints are the lousy paint that chips easy and the foglights cracked. the dealer replaced them as a one-time good will thing. i now have rockblocker on them. alot of other owners have put clear bra's on their cars-too late 4 me. the tl is an excellant car but now only comes with automatic transmission. did not like the color choices either. extermely happy with my tsx. in may we are heading out west again-california-
#46 of 81 tsx in snow conditions
Oct 29, 2007 (5:49 am)
How has the tsx handled in the snow? Live in northeast and current passat front wheel performed poorly.
#47 of 81 Re: tsx in snow conditions [sebastian1]
Oct 29, 2007 (6:13 am)
Have you tried snow tires?
#48 of 81 Re: tsx in snow conditions [sebastian1]
Oct 29, 2007 (7:24 am)
I found the TSX handles OK in the snow with the standard tires. The VSA light and anti-lock brakes would engage a lot on icy roads. I would have to put the car in SS mode and start in 2nd gear to help with traction and give myself plenty of time to stop with the OEM tires.
I've been a fwd honda/acura person since 1990 and it comes down to having the proper tires for honda/acura cars for snow and ice.
#49 of 81 Re: tsx in snow conditions [sebastian1]
Oct 30, 2007 (6:04 am)
I've discussed this Ad nauseum on the TL post and I assume the TSX handles similarly to the TL. I had to trade in my TL for an MDX due to the poor snow performance. I even had 4 Blizzaks on the TL and it still wouldn't get up my hill. If you live in a hilly area, beware.
#50 of 81 Re: tsx in snow conditions [upstatedoc]
Nov 07, 2007 (11:33 am)
That's why Acura will have SH-AWD on all it's vehicles to satisfy such a need.
#51 of 81 Re: tsx in snow conditions [biker4]
Nov 07, 2007 (12:06 pm)
i hope they offer one without AWD- not necessary where I live in north carolina. as a former resident of snowy hilly areas we owned FWD,RWD 4WD and AWD vehicles. to be honest with you the rwd volvo did the best. we made sure we had good tires-not necessarily snow tires. I think the worst thing is to stop when going up on a snowy hill. Just do not try to race the engine.