Last post on Aug 11, 2008 at 5:57 PM
You are in the Acura TSX
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Acura TSX, Diesel
#5 of 14 Re: Acura TSX diesel [blufz1]
Aug 06, 2008 (3:47 pm)
That could mean as late as model year 2010.
#6 of 14 Re: Acura TSX diesel [bobgwtw]
Aug 07, 2008 (2:14 pm)
A TSX diesel? I'm in! Have an '09 TSX service loaner in my driveway today. The dealer sent me home in it when my '01 TL went in for a seat cover replacement. Always thought the TSX looked like a TL-junior and would be too small for my needs. And it is quite a bit smaller, but wow, what a car! With a diesel torquer, I'm going to be there early with deposit in hand, soon as they announce! Since taking the car from dealer, I've driven about 50 miles, and am pretty impressed. The sales staff offered me a test drive a couple weeks ago, which I declined. The service manager gave me a day-long test drive. He should get the commission when I fork over the money, no?
#7 of 14 Re: Acura TSX diesel [bodble2]
Aug 09, 2008 (8:25 am)
....uhh... yeah, since the MY09 model is already out and there's no diesel what else could it be but an MY10 car.
Virtually all new cars that debut one calendar year are the next year MY.
#8 of 14 Acura TSX Diesel
Aug 09, 2008 (3:22 pm)
Interesting choice by Honda to put the diesel in the Acura first. I wonder if Honda is expecting a startup supply problem in producing these engines,thus putting it in the low volume Acura lineup initially? Perhaps they just think an Acura buyer can/will pay a little more? Thoughts?
#9 of 14 Re: Acura TSX Diesel [blufz1]
Aug 09, 2008 (4:13 pm)
It seems I read that Honda built a factory in the UK for their diesel engine. That it is used in the Accord in the EU. That car is the same as the Acura TSX that is sold here. I don't think that Honda sells their diesel anywhere else. I could be wrong. They also having a touring model that is quite nice looking. If VW is successful with their Sportwagon maybe we will see others.
#10 of 14 Re: Acura TSX Diesel [blufz1]
Aug 09, 2008 (5:07 pm)
I sure don't know the answer; but, if I had to guess, It's because the British Accord & the TSX are the same car; thus they're not faced a lot of the reengineering & production changes that would be required to put it in the Honda.
Whatever the reasons, I plan to be one of the 1st owners when the TSX diesel is avalable. I keep reading a lot of arguments, pro & con, about whether or not diesel pays. In my case, at 55,000 miles a year, it's a no brainer & I can hardly wait.
#11 of 14 Re: Acura TSX Diesel [blufz1]
Aug 09, 2008 (6:23 pm)
The TSX is the European Accord and has been sold with a diesel for years.
I just got a gas '08 TSX and will be very interested in the diesel when it becomes available. Maybe there's some way to change out the awful front grille.
Aug 10, 2008 (8:55 am)
I think the European Accord is based on the Civic Platform. The diesel will be easy to install in the Civic. Think I will wait a few years and get the model with the best power to weight ratio. Check out Honda UK to observe the wide variance in Diesel mpg with the same engine placed in vehicles with different weights and aerodynamics.
#13 of 14 Re: Acura TSX diesel [biker4]
Aug 10, 2008 (10:53 pm)
What I meant to point out was that a calendar year 2009 intro could mean either a mid 2009 model year intro, or as late as a MY 2010 intro. We're already in MY2009 for the TSX only because the new generation got an early start on MY2009.
I guess on hindsight my previous post didn't really offer any earth-shattering insight!
#14 of 14 Re: Acura TSX diesel [bodble2]
Aug 11, 2008 (5:57 pm)
I guess what it boils down to is that Honda/Acura are the only people who really know; and they'l tell us when they're ready