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Acura TSX 2008

chocsforuchocsforu Posts: 3
edited March 2014 in Acura
Anyone has a clue when the '08 model will be out. I have seen some indication of redesigning the TSX for '08. Like many I would rather wait befor I switch to new redesigned model and buy a pre-owned '06 rather than the '07 which will be out dated soon.

Or may be someone has a clue around what month of the year does Acura traditionally release the new models?



  • It looks like the full model change for the TSX will be for MY 2009, to be released in fall 2008. The MY 2008 TSX will likely only see further enhancements to the current version.
  • There are some links I found on google suggesting the 2008 being a total redesign and on the other forum there are people talking about the same. Not sure if we can ever confirm this - is there a way?
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    if you go to the tsx club website they have a forum showing spy pictures of the 09 new designed tsx.
  • Found it TSX 2009 Spied

    Though it is not a convincing thread, I would accept that it is the case for now. I also noticed that the price will go up with features that are being talked about.

    I might be ok to just go ahead and get the '07 model :)
  • Looks like a USDM Accord to me. If the mechanicals mentioned in the article are true, then it might be interesting. I really hope it does not look like the car in the pics. If it looks like the Sports 4 concept, count me in :shades:
  • biker4biker4 Posts: 746
    There's nothing new there. The combination of the Sports4 body with the RDX drivetrain has been talked about for a long time. The only issue in doubt is the launch date.
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    went to the acura website-the price for 2008 tsx is there. price went up but no changes from the 07 model
  • biker4biker4 Posts: 746
    Honda inserted a short MY08 model till the new model is available - probably early 08. It was a good excuse to raise the price of car to get folks ready for the much higher increase coming for the 09. Acura wants to join the real luxury makes so it must raise the price for the TSX so it no longer has any cars below 30K.

    It was interesting to see how little the revised MY08 millage figures affected the car.
  • autoboy16autoboy16 Posts: 992
    The tsx wouldn't be all that expensive. Maybe starting at that classic entry luxury price of $29,990. If the TSX and the RDX shared parts, then the price of both can drop. Especially with SH-AWD being offered in all acura models (except the TL and canada only CSX).

    I hope that it is the Sports4 body and have 3 engines. A 205hp 2.4l I4, a 250hp 2.3T, and a 2.2l CTD-i diesel engine! In europe, the diesel engine gets 60MPG and should be about 50mpg here.

  • biker4biker4 Posts: 746
    Two engines (turbo 4 and diesel) I can see - 3 engines I very much doubt. And the diesel won't be available for at least 1 year after launch.
  • autoboy16autoboy16 Posts: 992
    acura/honda will most likely drop the 2.4 in favor of the 2.3T.

    Honda can have the 2.4 as the "BASE" TSX, the 2.3T as the "Type-s" and the diesel as the "type-E(economy)" but you never know what honda has planned until a month after the product is released!

  • biker4biker4 Posts: 746
    The whole point of Acura is to aim for the needs of 90% of the folks and leave everyone else behind by NOT allowing too many options, including engines. The only drivetrain option I see as a possibility are diesels as the "green" alternative to a hybrid. Many makers milk the first year "gotta have" buyers by giving the market "just enough" and then add things during the model run to keep buyers coming in. So the first year I don't foresee any options at all (engine wise) but then allow the diesel option down the road.

    The Sept Frankfurt show should have more info.
  • ktm308ktm308 FloridaPosts: 17
    Did anyone notice the rated MPG on the sticker of the 2008 dropped from the 2007 numbers. Did Acura change something on the motor?
  • tsx08tsx08 Posts: 1
    I dont think so...EPA has new estimate rating system for 08 so they got adjusted...supposedly more realistic...Anyway, i purchased a new 2008 Acura TSX for 27,550 w/o navi,auto...Dont think i did too bad. i pick it up saturday and am VERY excited to get behind the wheel.
  • biker4biker4 Posts: 746
    Nothing changed other than the EPA measurement method and a $100 increase in MSRP.
  • jphjphjphjph Posts: 1
    Hi guys,

    We just bought a 08 TSX and my wife prefers the metric displays. Anybody knows how to change miles to KM, F to C and where to get a dashboard in metric?


  • I have a dumb question, and it seems like I am the only one who is having problem. I just recently LEASED, a 2008 Acura TSX with Navigation. Car is built in JAPAN 100%. However, I currently have almost 2000 Miles. Whenever I am driving with the "AC", on there seems be getting some kind of a "KNOCKING", noise coming from the engine/hood. I read the manual, and only way the noise should be coming is IF I DON'T USE PREMIUM 91 or higher Octange Gas. But, I have been using PREMINUM gas at any gas station. Any reasons or any ideas, what's going on? I will be getting the car back to the dealer to check it out, on my first oil change. In that case, 2 more questions-- I have the navigation, would that display any TRAFFIC patterns in the GPS? I thought it does, maybe I don't know how to set it up. When should I do my first OIL CHANGE? Thanks everyone...
  • The 08 TSX does not have real time traffic option. I think the problem is with the Bluetooth module used for the TSX needs to be exchanged with a 07/08 TL Bluetooth w/ traffic to work properly in our cars. I think it is a mistake on the web site because it shows traffic information on the Acura web site for the TSX:
    Click TSX
    Click Features and Options
    Click Audio and Communications
    Click Navigation System Overview
    Click Destination Database (enlarge the picture and it shows Traffic data)

    As far as oil changes, just follow the MID oil life schedule % (about every 4500 to 5500 miles). Changing your oil at 3000 miles will not make much of a difference for the TSX. I switched to Mobil 1 5w-30 at 5000 miles and notice a slight increase in mpgs (1/2 to ¾ per gallon of gas).
  • Mrgold35: Thanks for your feedback. I will go by the MID Oil life schedule indicater. Would it be okay, to use the "Geniune Honda Oil 5W-30"? By the way, I did saw the traffic info, by your guidance on I should rather ask the dealer that why no notifications comes up on the navigation system. But thanks for getting back. I like the car thought. Very well made, and worth the money. I haven't linked my cell phone to the bluetooth module yet. If there are passengers in my car, I rather not let them allow to listen to my conversation.
  • As far as oil changes, just follow the MID oil life schedule % (about every 4500 to 5500 miles). Changing your oil at 3000 miles will not make much of a difference for the TSX. I switched to Mobil 1 5w-30 at 5000 miles and notice a slight increase in mpgs (1/2 to ¾ per gallon of gas).

    I'm not 100% sure if the 08 TSX can display traffic information. I haven't seen a lot of upgrade to the 08 model compared to the 07 TSX. I would double-check with the dealership just to make sure if the option is there.

    I went to Wal-mart and purchase 5 quart jug of Mobil 1 5w-30 for about $19 and took this to Acura when my oil % was below 5%. I just feel better using Mobil 1 and I plan on keeping my 06 TSX well pass the 100,000 mile mark.

    The only oil I will not take a chance on is the transmission. I will use "Genuine Honda tranny oil" only. I changed my tranny oil in my Accord at a shop down the street and my tranny died 6 months later. It could or could not be tranny oil related.
  • Guys,

    Is the only difference between the 07 and 08 model the fact that the 08 has Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™ now available in Hawaii??

    That seems to be the only think I can find. Thanks.
  • my 06 tsx has navigation with voice recognition. maybe that is a new thing in Hawaii.
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    there is real time traffic information on xm- not that it would help me. it is for certain areas of the country. i accidently started listening to it-san diego was one of the areas
  • dad23dad23 Posts: 430
    Yeah, I ran across that scanning the XM channels one day too, but my area wasn't included either.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    A recent post has prompted a new topic and some posts have been moved. Check this out: swimn10s, "My Salesperson Misled Me" #2, 8 Oct 2007 10:43 pm.
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    according to the xm guide the following areas are included in their instant traffic, weather, boston ma, ny ny, philadelphia pa, baltimore md, washington dc, pittsburgh pa, detroit mi, chicago il, st. louis mo, minneapolis/st paul mn, seattle wa, sanfrancisco ca, los angeles ca, peonix az, dallas/ft worth tx, houston tx, atlanta ga, tampa/st.petersburg fl.
  • Well, I have question about your answer (NJ2pa2NC). According to XM They do not list 2008 TSX for their TRAFFIC updates. Is that correct? Because, I do have a 2008 Tsx with Navigation, and wish to get the traffic updates, even though there are times, I get an "icon", for "TRAFFIC", in my icon menu. Please advice. Thanks...
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    do you subsribe to the xm radio or are you still in the 3 month trial. if you are the traffic is on channels 2l0-230. i really do not think it has to do anything with having nav.
  • Is there a discussion for the upcoming redesigned '09 TSX?
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