Last post on Jun 12, 2010 at 6:40 PM
You are in the Acura TSX
What is this discussion about?
Acura TSX, BMW 3 Series, Lexus IS 250, Car Buying, Sedan
#20 of 49 Re: Acura TSX vs Lexus IS250 vs BMW 325xi vs Honda Accord [nj2pa2nc]
May 31, 2010 (9:55 am)
yes. Only TL and ZDX have the start button. Their other 4 models (tsx, rl, rdx, mdx) don't have that feature.
#21 of 49 Re: Acura TSX vs Lexus IS250 vs BMW 325xi vs Honda Accord [billpaul]
May 31, 2010 (9:58 am)
I have driven that many newer german cars but I test drive a mini recently and it does what you've mentioned. However, it also has an option without inserting the key.
#22 of 49 Re: Acura TSX vs Lexus IS250 vs BMW 325xi vs Honda Accord [j1huynh]
May 31, 2010 (5:22 pm)
So the Mini is a luxury car and the Acura RL isn't?
#23 of 49 Re: Acura TSX vs Lexus IS250 vs BMW 325xi vs Honda Accord [fedlawman]
May 31, 2010 (11:22 pm)
I've never said mini is a luxury car. please read carefully. I've said acura is branding it's cars to be luxury without the features of start button engine (which is something that's becoming standard).
#25 of 49 Re: Acura TSX vs Lexus IS250 vs BMW 325xi vs Honda Accord [billpaul]
Jun 07, 2010 (6:58 pm)
I test drove a BMW 325 and it had the key insertion (not turning the key) and push botton. I thought what's the point of this? The wireless key (fob) you leave in your pocket is the way to go.
#26 of 49 Re: Acura TSX vs Lexus IS250 vs BMW 325xi vs Honda Accord [bvdj84]
Jun 07, 2010 (7:06 pm)
I love this keyless technology! It's not a deal breaker for me, but I'd pay hundreds for this feature if not a $1K. Admittedly, it's mostly a toy.
#27 of 49 Re: Acura TSX vs Lexus IS250 vs BMW 325xi vs Honda Accord [kenu1]
Jun 08, 2010 (4:37 am)
Wireless keys are a safety feature if you are in an uncomfortable or unsafe situation, and they make it easier to get into your car when your arms of full.
After awhile, you take this convenience for granted, and recoil when you try to use a car that actually requires that you use or access a key.
So, in 2010, I don't think there is any excuse for upscale cars (e.g. Acuras) to be without this feature.
I recently bought an Infiniti G37S 6MT sedan and am enjoying conveniences like this in a car with excellent sports car performance. I came very close to buying a TSX or TL, but decided that they don't match the G37 (and the ugly snouts, especially on the TL were unacceptable).
However, I am thinking about buying the upcoming TSX station wagon. This is something I have been hoping Honda/Acura would do for a long time. I would put up with the snout in order to have a station wagon (which are rare these days). The only alternative I would consider is the VW sportwagen, but their reputation for poor reliability scares me.
#28 of 49 Re: Acura TSX vs Lexus IS250 vs BMW 325xi vs Honda Accord [billpaul]
Jun 09, 2010 (4:55 am)
when car shopping a few months ago-the first thing the salesman showed us was the wireless key. (hyundai, subaru and mazda) Yes it is a nice feature to have but I could manage very well without it. Things I was disappointed with on the 2010 tsx were the gas tank cover that you now push on to open (like being able to open it from the inside) no memory seats, no longer offer the red with MT. I could live with the ugly snout. I decided to keep my 06 tsx-love it- Bought it new 11/06-It now has almost 107K problem free miles. It still has the original brake pads and rotors-all service is done by a acura dealer. Enjoy
#29 of 49 Re: Acura TSX vs Lexus IS250 vs BMW 325xi vs Honda Accord [nj2pa2nc]
Jun 09, 2010 (10:23 am)
Your TSX is a great car. I admired that model for years. I was interested in buying, but being aware that the 09 model change was coming, I held off on the assumption that the new model would be better than the old -- I was wrong.