Last post on Apr 22, 2008 at 11:24 AM
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#62 of 81 Turbo
Jan 22, 2008 (10:09 pm)
Looks like turbo will come after all.
#63 of 81 Re: Turbo [rv65]
Jan 23, 2008 (4:02 pm)
A Turbo Diesel is confirmed, the gasoline turbo is still speculation.
Sorry, I just can’t wrap my brain around the idea of where the turbo 4 fits in with what we already know as confirmed and what we "know” of how Honda works. Here’s my train of thought:
-Fact: The ’09 TSX is arriving in April and will be available with a 5AT or a 6MT.
-Fact: The i-DTEC engine will come to the TSX in 2009, probably as a 2010.
-Fact: There is no current application of a 6MT and SH-AWD.
-Fact: The K23 (turbo) in the RDX uses a transmission from the RL due to the torque output and it's use of SH-AWD
-Fact: Acura has successfully put 256 lb.ft. (5000) through the Type-S manual.
What if the car coming in two months has the turbo 4 as the base engine? Has Acura found a way to manage the torque for the auto and a new manual because these transmissions are already confirmed?
What if the car coming in two months has a V-6? It is certainly doable because Acura has already done this in both the ’08 Accord and current TL but does this make marketing sense? Would you start with a V-6 then bring out the diesel 4 and turbo 4?
The only thing that makes sense is that the initial TSX will have an evolution of the NA K24 that the current car has. This means they can continue to use the existing 5AT and 6MT transmissions. In one year, they release the new diesel with a heavy duty automatic transmission (probably from the V-6 cars).
By this time the new TL is out, and if it priced like many expect, they can release a V-6 to satisfy all the existing V-6 customers unwilling to move to the newer price point for the TL.
#64 of 81 Built in Japan or USA?
Jan 28, 2008 (10:14 pm)
Will the new 2009 Acura TSX continue to be built in Japan like before or have they moved to USA?
#65 of 81 Re: Built in Japan or USA? [waltchan]
Jan 29, 2008 (12:08 am)
The TSX will continue to be built in Japan.
#66 of 81 Any Interior Details yet - 09 TSX?
Jan 30, 2008 (10:47 am)
I have been following all the discussions on the 09 TSX pretty closely – I have been in the market for a new car for the past year or so and have been patiently holding out. I almost caved and bought the Lexus IS 250, but I needed just a tiny bit more of a backseat. I even looked at the RDX, but the ‘center of attention’ navi knob and the gas mileage have steered me away.
Speed - AWD vs FWD, etc... - that sort of stuff doesn't appeal to me as much as the reliability and aesthetics.
I am curious about interior details (if anyone has anything): dimensions, styling (no big navi knob please!), for the new TSX. I love the black on black look, it is what my current Acura is, but I don’t like how the option to have faux wood with ebony interior has been obsolete for the TSX. I like the faux wood, maybe I am out dated with my love for the wood (don’t take that the wrong way) – if it isn’t an up and coming option I may have to learn to like the stainless or carbon look.
#67 of 81 Re: Any Interior Details yet - 09 TSX? [danniefrye]
Jan 30, 2008 (11:44 am)
Unfortunately, interior details, specifications on exact engine hp and the pricing will be the last thing to arrive. When the last car came out, the pricing was release only a few days prior to it's on sale date. For the new TSX, they official 'on sale' date is supposed to be April 24th.
#68 of 81 2008 TSX side airbags?
Feb 02, 2008 (7:30 pm)
Just got my new TSX for a week.. very nice.
But I couldn't find anything indicating the side airbags on the front doors.. while other airbags are clearly shown..
Besides, the ignition doesn't seem that smooth in the morning.. takes just a little more time, but does turn on in the first attempt. Is that supposed to be normal?
#69 of 81 Re: 2008 TSX side airbags? [ncheng]
Feb 03, 2008 (2:04 am)
Congrats. If you're talking about the torso airbags for the front seats, they're not in the doors. They are in the side bolsters and tear through the seams when the deploy. As for cold starts, ever since our state went to E10, I've noticed a little more cranking time, just be sure not to press the gas when you start. The DBW should take care of that for you,
#70 of 81 Navi system plays DVD movies?
Feb 22, 2008 (8:24 am)
Just purchased an 08 TSX w/Navi, was curious if it can play DVD movies. I guess I could try, but was wondering if anybody has experiance with this?
#71 of 81 Re: Navi system plays DVD movies? [petev]
Feb 22, 2008 (8:57 am)
according to the nav manual it states the following:
The navigation system is designed only to read the white DVD provided with your vehicle. the answer is NO