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Acura TSX vs Lexus IS250 vs BMW 325xi vs Honda Accord

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  • gbosilgbosil Posts: 88
    Wireless Keys are nice but just one more thing to worry about like system malfunction down the road or the damn key falling out of your pocket while driving and can't find it between the seat when you get out :mad: I love my 2010 TSX! The beak isn't as bad as the TL. Not as pronounced as the TL. The new TL is too bloated and just plain huge! I had a new TL as a loaner and man is that thing huge and ugly. I also own a 2007 TLS and will be holding on to it until the next gen TL is released! :P The new TL is just plain UGLY! Transformer looking! The new TSX lines will keep current for years to come. I have had 0 problem free 9K miles so far. Love the TSX! The G37 gets pretty $$$$ once optioned out! Also the reliability of Nissan/Infinity has gone down hill just spoken from a few of my friends that own the G37. Quite a few problems with them. :sick:
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    While my 06 tsx was being serviced I had use of a 2010 TL/wtech as a loaner car. I was able to keep it overnight. I put the keyless remote on top of the center console. It ended up getting caught between the seats. My mom has hip problems, thought the seats were very comfortable. She owns a 08 accord. I really did not think it was that huge and with certain color the beak is not that huge looking. How many miles are on your 07 TLS. Hoping you continue not to have any problems with your tsx-mine has almost 107K problem free miles.
  • gbosilgbosil Posts: 88
    My 07 TLS now has 58,900 problem free miles. I purchased it new back in April of 07'. I love it! It's a good balance of power and looks. The car hauls! Mine is Alabaster Silver Met with Black Leather interior ASPEC Kit with ASPEC Body Kit. I consistantly get positive comments from other people on it. There isn't many on the road which is nice. Maintenance has been very cheap compared to owning BMW, LEXUS, Audi etc... You can find a 07' or 08' TLS with low milage used out there. I think it's the best bang for your buck! I know when I purchased it new sticker was 42K with everything now you can pick em up for around 26 - 29K. They are still holding their value.
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    edited June 2010
    Since I put on lots of miles I prefer new. I am planning on hopefully buying a new car June 2011 so I have some time to decide. I still love my tsx. Right now my one requirement is having 6 speed manual transmission. I agree the maintenance has been reasonable so far. I purchased my tsx new November 17, 2006.
  • kenu1kenu1 Posts: 5
    Yes, wireless key may fail some day. Counting on acura overall reliability to make this a small chance of occurrence. But keeping key in pocket is the best idea which is possible with wirelss. I have a tedency to misplace keys, or not put it back into my pocket well enough so it does fall out later.

    I agree that the 2010 TL is too large. That's another reason to lean towards the TSX for me too.
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    I like to walk up to my car, hit the remote to open the trunk, put my stuff in there and then with the same remote open the door, put the key in the ignition, start car, drive away.
  • billpaulbillpaul Posts: 103
    edited June 2010
    Actually, when I referred to the wireless key in the Infiniti G37 some posts ago, I should have clarified that the key does not have to be touched.

    The car senses the proximity of the key, so that all you do is press buttons to open the door, trunk, or start the car. The key sits in your pocket or purse untouched. Makes for very convenient & rapid car access.
  • fedlawmanfedlawman Posts: 3,118
    So in many instances, it's harder to use the "wireless key" than a traditional fob.

    With a wireless key, you have to reach out to the car while your hands are full and push a button? For me, it's easy to carry the fob in my hand or dangle it from my pinkie so when my hands are full, I can open the trunk from several feet away.

    Again, I can see how the wireless key might be nice in some instances, but many times, when you're carrying something heavy, it's easier to push a button that's in your hand than reach out to push a button on your car.

    I guess it's a personal preference.
  • bimmer4mebimmer4me Posts: 266
    I have a 08 328i. With my wireless key, there is no button to push, I just pull on the door handle and open.
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    another thing I like with having the fob-being able to open the car windows on hot days using it.
  • billpaulbillpaul Posts: 103
    edited June 2010
    On the G37, you can also push a button on the fob if that is your preference.

    bimmer4me's BMW with the door that opens without even pushing a button sounds like the easiest.
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    When I had a 2010 TL as a loaner car-I only had to put my hand thru the door handle to get it to unlock-no buttons to push. I owned a few Nissan vehicles and had lots of problems with them so I am still leary on owning them.
  • fedlawmanfedlawman Posts: 3,118
    edited June 2010
    A true luxury car will not have door handles. The door will automatically open when you approach the car and the seat will rotate 45 degrees and slide 12" outside the car so you don't have to climb in.

    And you won't have to carry a wireless fob in your pocket. Sensors near every door will scan your retina.

    There will be no buttons inside the car either - every control (HVAC, radio, nav, etc.) will be voice activated. In fact, you will vocally tell the nav system your destination and the car will drive itself there.

    Actually, this technology has been around for years. If you want to use transportation that requires no control inputs or manual manipulation, just ride the bus!
  • bimmer4mebimmer4me Posts: 266
    ride a bus, what's that? ;)
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    out of curiosity I was planning to go to a nearby infiniti dealer to check the cars out. I found out the closest dealer is about 150 miles away-it will have to wait.
  • billpaulbillpaul Posts: 103
    Well, speaking of true luxury, I don't think you go far enough.

    I expect mechanical arms to reach out, gently put me in my seat, adjust the seat belt, etc. My route will be selected by computer, which will track traffic congestion and unerringly alter course so as to get me to my destination as quickly as possible. While at my destination, the car will stop at a local gas station, where the car will fill the tank & pay for the gas. The car will follow with a complete wash & wax, and the car will be waiting for me when it is time to leave.
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