Last post on Jun 12, 2010 at 5:40 PM
You are in the Acura TSX
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Acura TSX, BMW 3 Series, Lexus IS 250, Car Buying, Sedan
#10 of 49 328i vs IS250 vs TSX I4
May 25, 2010 (7:33 am)
BMW has come a long way with reliability issues, and the smaller 6 cyl in the 3 and 5 series I believe are the most reliable BMW models so I don't think you should worry about reliablity with the 328i ! I wouldn't recommend though getting expensive technology and electronics stuff (like nav system, etc) added to the car since the Germans aren't exactly known for their electronics not having problems.
I like the IS a little bit more than the TSX a little more in body style and ride quality, but as others have pointed out, the IS back seat is completely worthless for any kind of passengers! It really can only be use as an extension of the trunk to put crap back there!
#11 of 49 Re: Acura TSX vs Lexus IS250 vs BMW 325xi vs Honda Accord [nj2pa2nc]
May 28, 2010 (9:56 pm)
What I still don't understand is .. why a $30k luxury car doesn't have the start/stop engine button and the keyless entry? Even Nissan cars have them..
#12 of 49 Re: Acura TSX vs Lexus IS250 vs BMW 325xi vs Honda Accord [j1huynh]
May 28, 2010 (10:52 pm)
What does a start button have to do with luxury? My lawnmower has one...
#13 of 49 Re: Acura TSX vs Lexus IS250 vs BMW 325xi vs Honda Accord [fedlawman]
May 29, 2010 (8:03 am)
With a key fob that transmits a radio signal, you walk up to the car, touch a button on the side of the car or door handle and the driver's door unlocks. After seating, the driver pushes a button and the car starts. The driver then drives away, all without touching the key in the pocket or purse.
That is luxury in an Infiniti G37.
#14 of 49 Re: Acura TSX vs Lexus IS250 vs BMW 325xi vs Honda Accord [billpaul]
May 29, 2010 (8:46 am)
Wow, that is luxurious!
I have to push a button on my key to unlock the door. After seating, I have to put the key in a slot and turn it to start the car. It's a soul crushing routine
#15 of 49 Re: Acura TSX vs Lexus IS250 vs BMW 325xi vs Honda Accord [fedlawman]
May 30, 2010 (2:56 am)
Actually, it is very convenient to not have to pause to dig out & manipulate one's key & stick it in the ignition. This is especially true if there is a concern about safety, such as a vulnerable woman or elderly person on a dark street at night, etc.
You may not care about this, but there are others who do.
#16 of 49 Re: Acura TSX vs Lexus IS250 vs BMW 325xi vs Honda Accord [billpaul]
May 30, 2010 (5:39 am)
I have to admit, and now that I think about it. It would totally help when I have a baby in my arm and a bag, and I need to dig the keys out of my pocket. That would be so nice to just push the button. Not a huge deal, no deal breaker for me. But, it would be nice.
#17 of 49 Re: Acura TSX vs Lexus IS250 vs BMW 325xi vs Honda Accord [fedlawman]
May 30, 2010 (11:19 pm)
Well, I think you actually enjoy pressing the start button on your lawnmower rather than giving it a pull to start your lawnmower..
For Honda, it's the fact that they brand acura as their luxury cars yet they don't have the necessary features to be considered as one. Actually, I do like acura cars but it's just fact that their luxury brand cars (txs, rdx, mdx, and even rl) do not even offer something that's soon to be standard.
#18 of 49 Re: Acura TSX vs Lexus IS250 vs BMW 325xi vs Honda Accord [j1huynh]
May 31, 2010 (3:50 am)
I had use of a TL while my tsx was being serviced. It has the push-start button.
#19 of 49 Re: Acura TSX vs Lexus IS250 vs BMW 325xi vs Honda Accord [nj2pa2nc]
May 31, 2010 (5:24 am)
Interestingly, in some German cars you insert the key into the ignition and then push a button to start the car. I guess the idea is to turn starting the car into some kind of ritual.