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#169 of 241 Don't want to start a war here
Feb 01, 2010 (9:07 pm)
between the 2 marquees that I actually own, a 2001 Honda Prelude Type SH, a 2007 BMW X3 3.0si, & a 2010 Acura TSX.
BMWs N54 fuel pump failures are well documented. They realize a problem & have replaced the twin scroll turbo with a single scroll turbo pumping out the same HP & Torque #s as the N54.
Our '07 X3 has been the absolute pinnacle of reliability. In a little over 2 & a half years it has only been back to the dealer once (unscheduled) - wouldn't start one am. The dealer took me right away & put me in a loaner vehicle. BTW, the leatherette is awesome.
My Dad also had an '04 X5 3.0 & is currently coming to the end of his lease on an '07 X5 3.0 that were dead reliable. My Mom had an '05 530i & currently drives an '08 328xi that have been absolutely fantastic.
Our '10 TSX Tech is a fantastic car for the money. It has drives great, gets stellar gas mileage, has a huge trunk, every option imaginable, and has probably the best slushbox I've ever driven. The electric power steering works well driving on the highway, but get out of the TSX and into a 3 series or even my Prelude or X3 & you notice a big difference.
#170 of 241 Re: Reliability Studies VW GTI verses Acura TSX [nj2pa2nc]
Feb 02, 2010 (6:06 am)
On 335 I have almost 70K problem free miles.I love my car, but hate run flats. Had to replace it immediately with a new summer and winter tires.
My sister is looking for a new family car, so today we are going to test drive a 2010 TSX.
#171 of 241 Re: Reliability Studies VW GTI verses Acura TSX [bodble2]
Feb 02, 2010 (6:51 am)
Leatherette wears better too. Really doesn't mean anything to me. Not a big deal. But, can understand having leather too. It does feel a bit better.
#172 of 241 Re: Reliability Studies VW GTI verses Acura TSX
Feb 02, 2010 (6:58 am)
"On 335 I have almost 70K problem free miles.I love my car, but hate run flats. Had to replace it immediately with a new summer and winter tires."
What was the problem you had with your run flats?
#175 of 241 Re: Reliability Studies VW GTI verses Acura TSX [tannis]
Feb 02, 2010 (1:48 pm)
I came very close to buying a 2009 TSX, but my wife could not tolerate the jittery ride. Consumer Reports & some other reviewers have also commented on this problem. What are your thoughts on the 2010 TSX? I have been hoping they would improve the ride.
#176 of 241 Re: Reliability Studies VW GTI verses Acura TSX [bvdj84]
Feb 02, 2010 (2:30 pm)
I like the smell of leather, but Honda leather doesn't even have much of the leather smell. As for comfort...leather, leatherette, same difference. And you're absolutely right about the durability and low-maintenance of BMW's leatherette. We think nothing of throwing a wet coat or dripping umbrella into the Mini. Try that with leather! Of course, I understand that if you spend $40K+ on a BMW, there may be some stigma attached to having leatherette.
#177 of 241 leatherette stigma
Feb 02, 2010 (7:37 pm)
I understand the stigma too, but don't really care. My wife's water broke in the passenger seat on the way to the hospital of our leatherette equipped X3 - No Worries about it.
#178 of 241 Ride of the 2009 Acura TSX [billpaul]
Feb 23, 2010 (3:13 pm)
I have driven my wife 2009 TSX Tech off and on since March of last year. 13,200 miles and from San Diego have driven to Phoenix, Las Vegas and Mammoth Mountain, trips that are 5,8,11 hours in duration. What I have found is the car rides a LOT better after the suspension breaks in over time and 32 lb of tire pressure. Yes it can be a bit stiff at times, but I found that I was not hindered by the ride or my ability to stay comfortable, and I am 62 years old. I have a 2005 Honda Pilot and it is a softer ride, but has no where near the stabilility of the TSX. The TSX was my first Acura, and I was so impressed with my wife TSX, that on Saturday I purchased a 2010 TL SH-AWD Tech... Yes the TL has a much finer ride compared to the TSX but the TL is not as Soft as a new Buick, but the TL will blow the buick off the road!