Last post on Jan 07, 2010 at 7:50 AM
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Acura TSX, Car Buying, Sedan
#349 of 368 Re: 2009 TSX Problem with low front end [liz15]
Aug 07, 2009 (3:45 pm)
Yes I noticed the same problem. I also own a 2004 TL it hits the driveway as well when I back straight out. I have learned to turn the stering wheel hard to the right or left. That way I am backing out on an angle. That solves the problem. I've had the TL for over five years and I don't see any longterm problems. ? why they had to make that pannel so it hangs so low.
#350 of 368 Re: Issues with 2009 TSX [ihammer]
Aug 11, 2009 (7:03 pm)
2009 tsx I have the rubbing grinding noise when i turn the steering wheel side to side at low speeds anybody know the reason for this problem.? this is 3 months after acura replaced my rack n pinion steering unit because the steering would occasionally get hung up in long s corners .4500 miles on car
#351 of 368 Re: TSX - 6 cyl in 2010? [biker4]
Aug 13, 2009 (10:12 am)
The only engine option to be added will be the diesel. If you've seen past/current trends and know the Honda philosophy you'd know rumors of a V6 in the TSX to be just that, rumors.
Looks like you really knew what you were talking about.
#352 of 368 Re: TSX - 6 cyl in 2010? [m6user]
Aug 13, 2009 (2:12 pm)
biker4 posted that comment last year when gas prices had spiked to over $4.00 per gallon and there was mass hysteria in the media.
At the time, it was a very reasonable and likely accurate prediction of Honda's strategy.
And really, do you need to come here trolling through old posts just to be a hater?
#353 of 368 Re: TSX - 6 cyl in 2010? [fedlawman]
Aug 13, 2009 (3:59 pm)
If I was a hater I would have also mentioned that you had made a very similar comment back then and questioned other's sources. No, I'm not trolling. I am researching a possible purchase of a TSX and was going through old posts to pick up on likes and dislikes of the 09 TSX which IS the subject of the thread.
I do agree that biker4 may have made a somewhat logical assumption but it certainly wasn't stated as such. I just notice it when someone is quick to correct other people when they themselves are just guessing.
If you know something for sure by all means state it as fact but when you take a SWAG because of high gas prices and then act like an authority on the subject I just think you should be called on it. If it's just an opinion.....state so, don't insinuate others are crazy.
#354 of 368 Re: TSX - 6 cyl in 2010? [m6user]
Aug 16, 2009 (6:04 am)
There's no way to know anything for sure unless you work for Acura/Honda and even then upper management could change their minds all the time about some model (like the mess that is the NSX successor). So virtually anyone that posts anything on any car forum (related to upcoming models) is guessing and/or posing an opinion - some are just better than others. I certainly did not see the V6 happening and even now I don't see it selling in very high numbers. The decision to pull the diesel is somewhat short sided on Honda's part - the last/main reason they cited was economic - they couldn't offer the diesel at a low enough price. Based on the how well the TDI versions of VW cars are selling (with a large markup over the gas models) I think Honda made a mistake - which they may yet fix.
Biker, who opines on all car related issues based on historical knowledge and some research.
#355 of 368 Re: TSX - 6 cyl in 2010? [biker4]
Aug 16, 2009 (9:50 am)
From what I've read it seems a lot of people like the mpg of the 4 cyl but would like more low rev torgue. The diesel would provide a lot of both. The TSX seems to be a reasonably priced entry point to luxury brands without needing 300hp which is why I'm looking at it.
I don't understand Acura's thinking about adding the 6 either, nothing unique about that. VWs markup of about 2k for the TDI over the RUG Jetta really just covers the added expense of the D2 engine IMO. It seems to be quite a good deal and I think Acura could have done the same but with an even higher markup(due to the luxury brand mostly) to cover costs and even make some gravy.
#356 of 368 Re: TSX - 6 cyl in 2010? [m6user]
Aug 22, 2009 (10:36 am)
One thing to remember - the decision by Acura to pull the diesel happened right around the time when diesel was almost $1 more per gal than gas. Now that things have settled somewhat and VW is selling the TDI, Acura could be planning for the diesel - tho I'm not sure about 3 engine choices.
#357 of 368 Re: TSX - 6 cyl in 2010? [biker4]
Aug 22, 2009 (6:47 pm)
Yeah, I'm not sure about the 3 engine choices here in the States but in Europe they have 5 or 6 choices sometimes so it can be done. I think the D2 BMWs might make Acura get off the dime on diesel as well as the success of the Jetta TDI. The Golf TDI is coming online as well and I think the Tiguan will get it too not that Acura really competes directly with VW but the fact that diesel in mainstream cars is becoming more common puts more pressure on them.
#358 of 368 Re: TSX - 6 cyl in 2010? [m6user]
Aug 23, 2009 (1:53 am)
would be nice to have a better choice in diesel vehicles- We have owned a 1976 Mercedes 300d, 1980 Volvo diesel, 1980 Mercedes 300TD, 1983 Mitsubishi Turbo-diesel truck, and a 1985 Volvo Turbo-diesel. Oh yes a chevy diesel truck (one big P.O.S)