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Acura TSX Test Drive Impressions

patpat Posts: 10,421
edited March 2014 in Acura
Have you taken a TSX for a test drive? Tell us your impressions.


  • Took a TSX on a test drive. Great car! But what's with that turning circle? Shouldn't a great handling, moderately small car have a smaller turning circle? Didn't the design engineers ever negotiate a parking lot before?
  • flugelflugel Posts: 34
    What can i expect to pay for a Nav equipped automatic TSX ? How much over invoice?

    does a quote "over invoice" include the freight (shipping) ? I know some dealers will lowball you on the phone or by e-mail and then add in freight for a second time.

    Please advise where to buy for a great price w Nav. How much over invoice including freight should I expect to pay(not including T, T and L.

    Will most dealers waive the doc fee and the wheel locks and mud flaps etc?


  • I just bought a 2008 TL-S last month and had a TSX loaner for a day while I had my windows tinted by the dealer, as they didn't have time to do it they day I bought it.

    The car felt great in traffic. The seats were comfortable, all controls easy to use. The chassis is simply amazing in it's blend of luxury ride and sports car handling. It was simply a joy to fling it around corners, much more relaxed than my TL-S. I absolutely HATED :mad: the automatic trans, but then again I hate them all. The auto trans was not a good match for a high rpm vtec, I imagine the manual version is a sheer joy to drive, hell if it had a turbo and/or 250 hp I might have bought it instead of the TL-S.

    My overall impression was that I would quickly grab one for my fiance or friends, even if I am a horsepower fiend who thinks: If you have traction, you don't have enough horsepower....... ;)
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 811
    congrats on your tl-s-6spd I hope. I had a tl as a loaner car while my 06 6spd tsx was being serviced. I had the tl overnight and put 500+miles on it- Made me love my tsx even more than I already do. Not overly impressed with the tl but I do not like automatic. I think my tsx has more than enough power and I have owned numerous vehicles with turbo engines.
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,724
    Okay, well I have been considering getting the TSX versus the accord, BUT, I apparently heard it is much more to insure per month... Would going to a TSX make my insurance go up like crazy, plus, do I have to use premium gas? I really like the new 08 accord, but perhaps feel its getting a little too big. The TSX looks and seems like it would be alot of fun.

    Thanks so much.

    Also the TSX has much better lease deals, but I have waited this long for the new 08 accord though, now its here, but want the most fun.
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 811
    My tsx is 6MT which in the 08 accord only comes in the coupe. Maybe in the future the accord sedan with have it. My last vehicle that was automatic was a 2003 Hyundai Sonata-until I unable to, all my future vehicles will have MT. The rates on my insurance for the tsx did not go up-they went down probably because we went without any claims. I use regular gas but other will tell you to use premium. I get 32-35 MPG and it has more than enough power after owning it 14 months with 34,000+miles. If fact if you were to drive my car and did not know what grade gas I was using you would see if has enough power and performance. I drive too many miles so leasing is not for me. If you wait alittle longer, the newly redesigned tsx will be out and there will probably be even better deals on the 08 tsx.
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