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Acura TSX

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  • gee35coupegee35coupe Posts: 3,475
    I listen to mostly dance music and there doesn't seem to be much compression on 80-82. They sound great to my (failing) ears. I agree about the comedy stations. They are a hoot.
  • anonymouspostsanonymousposts Posts: 4,202
    but if you purchase a long-term contract with XM they will discount the monthly rate. Agree with the posters above .. XM is awesome. Especially when you live in the outskirts. Most FM stations start fading out about 5-10 miles from my house.
  • frisconickfrisconick Posts: 1,275
    XM is just awesome. :P
  • nyernyer Posts: 32
    Am I missing something or does the 6 CD player in the 2005 TSX not random or shuffle play all six CD's when random option is chosen? I am finding that the system will random play only 1disc at a time and this option has to be chosen each time I select another CD to play. Help or explanation is very much appreciated. Shuffling all 6 CD's would be more to my liking. Thanks.
  • mam262mam262 Posts: 37
    Dealers have already put in their final order for 2005 TSX and some have already placed their first order for the 2006 TSX.

    The 2006 should be arriving on dealer lots the middle of August.

    Now if we only knew what some of the changes were.
  • mldj98mldj98 Posts: 378
    The earliest I have seen Acura get their new model year in is around late September, early October....
    Mid August is way to soon.....I mean that is in less than a month.....
    Even the Honda's don't start showing up until the early to mid September time frame....
    If anyone finds a 2006 TSX on any lot please post here.....I would be really surprised...
    Although I guess anything is possible...but past history says October....
  • When your 3 month trial is almost over, you'll want to take advantage of their "Winback promotion". To get the XM "Winback promotion" which is $77 for a full year (vs. $155), do the following:

    1. Call XM Radio at 1-800-967-2346
    2. Press Option 3 for current subscriber
    3. Wait...... (this can take awhile)
    4. Ask to transfer to the Retention department
    5. Wait.....
    6. (*** This one is important ***) You have to sound like you know exactly what your talking about, not that you read online about a promotion. Tell them you recieved a promotional letter with a "Winback" promotion. That you had called before about it but the rep you talked to before told you to call back when your promotion was about to run out before you could add this promotion because you can only have one promotion on, either or. Then tell them you would like to switch to the "winback" promotion. This will lock you into a year of XM radio for only $77.
  • copseyalcopseyal Posts: 36
    I have a 2004, and to my knowledge the random button only works for one CD at a time. It is definitely a bummer, and a slight mod that should be included on future models.
  • got_vtecgot_vtec Posts: 22
    I decided to get a TSX! :shades:

    The variety of genres makes XM really nice. Especially if you are not near a huge metro area that has such a wide selection. However, the sound quality is not CD perfect; it's kind of like listening to MP3s, where sometimes it seems great, and sometimes flawed. Even so, I really like the variety, and may end up signing up. Besides, regular FM has its sound quality flaws as well. So, I say, if you enjoy it, go for it. I have been switching between XM, radio, and CD, but with 3 months of free service, I'll have a lot of opportunity to get hooked. I suspect I'll be giving XM a lot of listening.

    XM aside, the stock radio is really good. It has an extra amp that has plenty of power (for most of us), and boomy bass that sounds pretty good with techno. No, it's not going to compete with someone's big amp and subs in the trunk, but most people will probably find it more than enough. (I will probably try changing the speakers, as the system could still use some improvement, but it's still far better than most any factory system I've heard)

    The interior room is great. The back seat has enough room for us, maybe more than enough. The trunk looks huge, but I haven't taken a lot of advantage of it yet. Lots of room for me; this isn't always the case.

    The engine isn't quite as powerful as some of the competition, but seems pretty peppy. Handling isn't as tight and responsive as my Prelude, so I may want to do something with that at some point. Like a lot of the Hondas, the TSX seems to be a compromise where it isn't the most powerful, etc., but it seems to do everything pretty well. It's designed for the real world, for those of us who want to enjoy driving, but also want to save some gas.
  • drew10drew10 Posts: 25
    I was going to buy an '05 TSX this summer, but now I'm thinking maybe I should wait a little longer and buy a '06 TSX. I would expect to get a much better deal on the '05 but would be willing to wait for the '06 if there were going to be some significant changes. Does anyone know what changes to expect in the '06 TSX versus the '05, if any ? Any information on this would be appreciated. Thanks.
  • frisconickfrisconick Posts: 1,275
    Congrats!!!! :shades:

    What color? Interior?
  • jaknjakn Posts: 1
    Just went to an autocross in D.C. I have a 2004 TSX. Wonder in anyone has experience with it in an autocross and if an known clubs for acura sponsor races. Used to have an RSX type S until a girl talking on a cell phone wit from behind at a stop light. Lost the entire backseat and car was totaled.
  • pigglespiggles Posts: 3
    I was in a dealership about a week ago asking about changes to the 2006 and was told there would be a new body style. Thinking the dealer was on crack since the car is only 2 years old, I called him on it, but he pointed out that it's based on the Euro Accord, which is much older and due for an update. If you check out the NHTSA webpage for the new crash tests, the back end *does* look different on the 2006 if that's in fact what it is. This is the link I have for the pics. http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/ncap/cars/3430.html It might be the weird camera angle though.
  • laineylainey Posts: 62
    I don't think so. Check out the link below. I was looking for any news on the '06 and found this raffle for an '06 TSX in Palo Alto, CA. This raffle is sponsored by Acura. The model# listed in the fourth paragraph (Model # CL9685JW) is the same as the current '05 model#.

    http://www.pvconcours.com/2005sponsors.htm
  • proffyproffy Posts: 46
    I'm glad to see the TSX is getting roughly an extra 15 hp, standard fog lights, and an mp3 player jack. I hope the stereo steering controls allow you to work the your mp3 player. I hope there isn't a substantial price increase.
  • fredvhfredvh Posts: 853
    When can we expect to see the 2006 TSX? AND, how much is it going to cost?
  • proffyproffy Posts: 46
    >> AND, how much is it going to cost?

    One Meellion Dollars !
  • ronsteveronsteve Posts: 435
    I might or might not throw this in the Problems and Solutions discussion, but I'm only a *prospective* TSX owner yet...

    Anyway, I drove a TSX 6-speed today, and overall was pretty impressed with the car. However, I had a really hard time shifting from 5th to 6th cleanly, like I couldn't hit the gate. Has anyone else found the shifter to be really notchy going into 6th, or is this something possibly unique to the individual vehicle, or was the guy in the driver's seat just paranoid of pushing the shifter too far to the right and catching reverse?

    Outside of that (and a dealer that wouldn't talk numbers other than what was on his sticker) I liked the TSX a lot. I was pleasantly surprised by the smoothness and low-end responsiveness of the engine (felt stronger and sounded better than the V6 in the Mazda 6!), and through the first 5 gears the gearbox might be the best I've experienced.

    Any words of wisdom to share?
  • lmacmillmacmil Posts: 1,756
    Don't know about the shifting. I test drove one in the city so I don't think I ever got into 6th. If there are no other dealers in the area, bargaining will be harder. Check the buying experiences board. I got an internet quote via email for about $800 below sticker last spring but never pursued it further.
  • delmar1delmar1 Posts: 744
    $800 below sticker...as in MSRP...that isn't a reasonable price? Geez...it should be at or below the invoice price.
  • laineylainey Posts: 62
    Only pics of the '06 that I can find is the NHTSA website:

    http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/ncap/cars/3430.html

    Somebody else gave this link earlier in the threads but I don't know if anyone has tried this... You can right click to copy the image of each of the three pics, then paste them into Word or a photo editing program and enlarge them. It gets grainy but at least it's something. Or you can try to click the "Watch Crash Test" or "Watch Side Crash Test" link on the page and pause the mpeg it to get a better look. Anybody see differences from the '04-'05 body in those pics?? I know the following are rumored to be some of the exterior changes: Restyled hood and grille, redesigned headlights and combination taillights, redesigned front and rear bumpers, fog lamps are integrated into the lower bumper, more pronounced side sills.
  • 307web307web Posts: 1,033
    It looks the same as a 2005 and the 2006 TSX is supposed to have significant styling updates.
    It may be a typo on the NHTSA site.
  • laineylainey Posts: 62
    I should have done this before. I searched "2005 TSX" on the home website. Different pages, identical pics as the "2006 TSX". A little misleading. Nevermind. Sorry guys.
  • 151ranch151ranch Posts: 109
    Yes, the shift is not straight down from 5th to 6th, I have to actively move the shifter to the right. Takes some getting used to - but lately I have just been going straight from 4th to 6th gear to avoid the feeling I am about to put the car in reverse. On my daily drive, I hardly ever go to 6th, and I still get 30 mpg.
  • rko2rko2 Posts: 40
    I have been driving my TSX for 7 months now, and I don't think that there is anything that different or difficult when shifting into 6th. At first I could see that it might feel a little different and that the gate isn't straight down because of the tendency to want to pull the shifter down towards your body instead of back towards the rear of the car. This was the first 6 speed transmission I have driven, so I guess it was a tad weird. But, I don't think about it anymore.

    Also, I think that there is a mechanism that locks out reverse when the car is moving forward. Therefore, you can't put it into reverse if you tried. Hope that clears some things up.
  • ronsteveronsteve Posts: 435
    Thanx to you and ranch151 for the feedback. I think I'll need to spend a little time with it before I make a firm decision to buy one... and before another test drive I'll make sure I can take a moment before starting it up to just run the shifter thru the gates to get a better feel that way. But I won't buy something that still makes me feel like I don't know how to drive it. ;)
  • wrjoycewrjoyce Posts: 51
    Anyone that says they have pics of 2006 TSX is misinformed. They are not in production yet, and for US delivery will not be available until late November. Yes late November. Dealers were just informed of that date. So if you want all the changes that were described in earlier link, you will have to wait a long time. Bummer. Dont know when it will hit Europe but America has to wait
  • Three months is hardly a "long time" to wait - especially for what sounds like some very nice improvements to performance, handling, comfort, and safety.

    I'll wait.
  • marc10marc10 Posts: 7
    IN RESPONSE TO MAXAMILLION1:

    Gimme a break...all those changes for 2006? Basically Acura is eliminating the TL? The TSX and the TL are 6K different in price. The only major difference is engine and size of sedan, exterior and interior looks are similar. There is a very fine line between the two sedans. With those upgrades the line will be crossed and accessories eliminated? Most car companies make major changes like those every 5 to 6 yrs, not in the third year. 2004 to 2005 offered, heated mirrors, xm, illuminated steering wheel, power passenger seat. These very minor changes should foreshadow changes for 2006
  • delmar1delmar1 Posts: 744
    Actually Maxamillion1 copied and pasted the changes from another website. He didn't make it up on his/her own.

    Even if the TSX did pick up all the modifications indicated (the big if)....there will be still a huge difference between the two cars. I own both the 2005 TSX and 2005 TL. Load all those in...and the ride and amenities will still be worlds apart.

    So let us all see what unfolds for the TSX.
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