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2010 Acura TSX



  • fedlawmanfedlawman Posts: 3,118
    Good find Sanish!

    Ooooh, I like it. I would love an I-4 6MT version...

  • Great news (but bad timing for me, just bought a new car in August). I'd nonetheless buy one if they offered the 6MT V6 combination. I still may buy a 6MT I4 version. No stick - no sale, however!!
  • My car has constantly averaged over 30 mpg. This was my main reason for getting it. Replaced an Element.
  • yfansyfans Posts: 4
    when a new car is delivered to dealer, there is some thing on the hood like paper. Also some sort of plastic protector on each door. Does anyone know how to call those things?
  • cmks02cmks02 Posts: 22
    I have no idea how to call them...I believe the number is unlisted.
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,724
    All I know, is that I would prefer to have all of that on the car when I pick the car up, so that way the dealer doesn't mess the finish all up with their dirty detail shop. One of the things to look for when buying a car that has been on the lot for a long time.
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    "I would prefer to have all of that on the car when I pick the car up..."

    Huh? You don't want the dealer to remove the shipping protective plastic and clean the car prior to delivery? :confuse:
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 11,334
    I surpassed the 4000 mile mark on our 2010 TSX today on the way home from work. Overall, I'm extremely happy with our purchase. I've scheduled our 1st service appointment for Wednesday morning. I had to pretty much beg the guy to take my car. He must have told me 3 times that if the car doesn't prompt you for service that I don't need to bring it in. I said I don't need to, but I WANT to. I'm anal about vehicle maintenance. I'm going to have them put full synthetic oil in from now on.

    I plan on keeping the TSX for the better part of 10 years & waiting until 7K miles to do the 1st oil change doesn't seem like the way to do that.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2011 Pilot EX-L 4WD, 2015 Infiniti G37x Q40 AWD

  • fedlawmanfedlawman Posts: 3,118
    Actually, I seem to remember the 1st oil change was no earlier than 10,000 miles. Something about additives from the factory for engine break-in...

    I'd check with the manual/dealer.
  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 8,862
    Huh? You don't want the dealer to remove the shipping protective plastic and clean the car prior to delivery?

    Some people prefer to remove it and prep the vehicle themselves. Many times in prepping the vehicle, swirl marks can work into the paint which can drive some owners nuts.
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    As the proud owner of a 06 tsx I follow the maintenance minder (oil life) When it shows 15% it lets you know what service needs to be done. How many miles a year do you drive and what kind of driving do you do. My mom owns a 08 Honda Accord that she drives very little (to the grocery store, etc averaging less than 5 miles) She does not go by the MM but gets the oil changed every 6 months. I average 30,000+miles a year and now have almost 96,000 problem free miles on my now 3 year old car. Love it.
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 11,334
    nj2pa2nc & fedlawman:

    Both points well taken. I remember reading in the owner's manual that the car needs servicing when the light comes on... Didn't say anything about mileage. The dealer I called tried to convince me that if the car didn't tell me I need an oil change, then I don't.

    I'd just rather be safe than sorry. My '01 Prelude Type SH (purchased new in April 2002) gets 5 quarts of full synthetic every 3K-4K miles. It currently has over 116,000 miles on it.

    After this oil change, then I'll go by the factory maintenance reminder.

    My wirfe drives the car mostly around town & some highway. If we go by her X3, she averages over 17K miles per year.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2011 Pilot EX-L 4WD, 2015 Infiniti G37x Q40 AWD

  • fedlawmanfedlawman Posts: 3,118
    I think you'll be fine whichever way you go. For the record, I generally go 7500 miles between oil changes on both my Volvo and BMW.

    Here's an interesting read on the subject. It's an internet forum, so take it with a tablespoon of salt...
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 11,334
    There were definitely some informative posts. It also makes me realize my Prelude's 116K miles are nothing.

    Whatever break in additives were in my TSXs oil had a good run through the engine during its first 4K miles. Now I'm going to follow the Maintenance Minder Intervals (especially with the synthetic oil).

    I'm pumped - Friday is my day to drive the TSX.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2011 Pilot EX-L 4WD, 2015 Infiniti G37x Q40 AWD

  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,724
    Exactly!! Dealers do not seem to understand that they do not need to use a stiff brush on a new car. Its only sitting there! Only a nice power wash here and there.
    I cringe when I see them scrubbing away at the new cars on the lots.

    I want the TSX V6! Absolutely beautiful!!
  • hdjcpahdjcpa Posts: 15
    Sorry for the late reply, but I need to comment on the first oil change for the TSX. I have a new 2010 TSX4-cyl auto with about 5,700 miles on it. When I approached about 4500 miles, I also wanted to take it in for its first oil change (at that time I believe I had 50% or 40% oil life left). The dealer told me to wait until I had 15% life left. After further research, I realized that the break-in oil that comes with the car has special additives that are very beneficial to the engine. Therefore, I am waiting until I have 15% left to have the oil change. I too plan to keep this TSX for quite a while and I want the best for the engine. I have been buying new accords since 1984 and this is my first Acura. This TSX is the greatest car I have ever owned.
  • Darn it! I just bought my TSX this August. A TSX wagon will most definitely be on the short list next go around especially if Acura puts the SH-AWD on it!!!
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,056
    I just bought my TSX this August. A TSX wagon will most definitely be on the short list next go around especially if Acura puts the SH-AWD on it!!

    Don't hold your breath.

    Part of why I bought the TSX I'm driving now is that they were advertising the possibility of a diesel '09. Well, there was no diesel then, and there's no sign that there ever will be, in the land of CARB & EPA and all the other joy that we endure here. That diesel TSX/Acura (in the rest of the world) has been available forever elsewhere, but I doubt that it ever will be here.

    I think your wagon is in much the same situation.

    Good luck.
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    Why? You figure the Acura announcement is bogus?
  • gbosilgbosil Posts: 88
    Purchased a new 2010 TSX w/Tech and noticed recently when turning the steering wheel it sounds like bolts or something loose... rattling around inside my steering wheel ? ? ? Huh? I will re-post when I find out from Acura what it is ? ? :mad: Great quality control Acura!
  • I can thank this forum for saving me around $900.00. I bought a used 2004 TSX around a year ago. I noticed all along moisture in one of the headlights. It rained for a few days here in SCal(much needed).. The other night, while driving, pulled over, and noticed the right headlight was out. Checked fuses, which were fine. Took car next day to my normal independant mechanic. They called me an hour later, and quoted me $900.00 for all new parts.....The headlight was full of water, and fried it.

    Around 3 months ago, I took the car to dealer to redeem a free oil change coupon, and I remember asking them, "any recalls on my car?" answer--no, without looking at computer or my VIN..

    After mechanic gave me quote, I remember reading somthing here about a headlight moisture recall, called Keys Acura, and sales lady looked it up, and told me yep, they had to fix it on a recall. I had to pay my mechanic $80.00 to put ot all back together. Car is now at keys acura, to be picked up tomorrow, with one headlight to be replaced, maybe the other too. They will at least put clips on the other one, but the service guy did tell me he will try to replace that one too. They even offered me a free loaner, which I did not need. The rain did get into one of my aftermarket fog lights, and fried a connection, but I'll figure that out later...So, I guess I owe the forum $820.00,
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    I will accept cash or money order. :P
  • Just picked up car with new headlight. They put a clip on the other. Also, to my surprise, they got the fog light to work again. Gave a list of things it needs, mostly BS. Sorry, can't send the cash or money order, also got dental bill in mail today, for around $400.00.
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,798
    It would be sweet if Acura woke up and offered the TSX Wagon with cTDI and 6 apd manual AWD.

    Maybe, they will wake up, one day. Honda diesel does not require urea, while most diesels out of Germany require urea, blue solution, with the price tag of gold, to be refilled on a regular basis.
  • biker4biker4 Posts: 746
    Be thankful that they offer the wagon at all. The diesel will eventually come - when Honda comes to its senses.
  • I don't much care if the TSX wagon is offered in a diesel; I'm more interested in the extra space without having to go the route of a CUV/SUV. But I'd sure like the SH-AWD on it!
  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 8,862
    The diesel will eventually come...

    Honda has basically said it's not coming. My understanding is that their urea-free system doesn't work outside the lab and further development isn't worthwhile as long as fuel prices stay low.
  • biker4biker4 Posts: 746
    The diesel works just fine - it has been in use in the Euro Accord (the TSX) and CR-V in Europe for years. The MT TSX has already passed the EPA test. The problem is not the diesel - it's the, I think, political motivations of Honda to go the hybrid route that has delayed the use of diesels.
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,056
    The diesel works just fine. . .

    That's what I'd heard, but it's nice to get some reinforcement. I bought my '08 TSX (manual, no nav) mostly because I thought it'd be a good vehicle to have when the diesel TSX came out -- good trade-in and all that.

    Doesn't look like it's going to happen.

    Sad. :sick: :cry:
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