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Acura TSX



  • notjafonotjafo Posts: 63
    If I didn't care about the handling I wouldn't still be driving an integra, and based on what I read on the honda site the EX V6 has a slightly more tuned suspension. I haven't driven it to compare them, but I think it will be an interesting comparison to do. If it's still too boring then I stay with acura.

    I just wish they'd changed the front end - the new back end is nice, but that front end is still bland to me. The new civic definitely looks like its related to the TSX/TL.
  • notjafonotjafo Posts: 63
    thanks - I'll head over
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 11,696
    Hey all. I've been lurking on this board for quite a while and haven't posted. I just realized today that edmunds somehow cancelled my subscription to this board.

    I've never driven one, but have always admired the TSX. At first I didn't like the rear end styling because it looks too much like a '94 Camry. Overall it is a handsome car and gives you a lot of features. The TSX actually heads the list of cars (along with a Mazda 6s) that will eventually replace my wife's 2000 Protege ES (69,000 miles) sometime in the next 2 years. We're going to try and hold on to the Protege as long as possible due to the fact it is paid off and my wife drives it from our apt. to the train station (3miles per day), but I've already had to replace leaking front struts and some other things that have been thankfuly covered by her extended warranty, but it is making some funky noises and vibrations so this may be the beginning of the end. :cry:

    I'm a huge BMW fan, but my wife doesn't need an E90 325i (I do, but that is for another discussion). The TSX will hopefully be a reliable car for her and something entertaining enough for me to drive on the weekends. Right now I'm putting 20K miles per year on my '01 Prelude Type SH.

    What changes does Honda have in store for the '06 TSX?

    "my favorite handling Honda product is the 5th generation Prelude." Thanks heejoman :D

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2015 Infiniti Q40 AWD, 2017 Honda Pilot Touring AWD

  • laineylainey Posts: 62
    Changes for the ' you go...

    From what I've been reading, they will not hit the lots until December. :cry:
  • mldj98mldj98 Posts: 378
    Winter is fast approaching and I was wondering if anyone can inform me about how the TSX does in the snow? Stuff like, how does it handle with the stock tires on the rims get packed with snow because of the wheel spoke design.....what the car looks like after the snow season is over....i.e. is it beat up becasue of the road about when you drive over those huge chuck of ice on the side of the road....I grew up in the mid-west...have not lived there in 20 plus years....but will be going back late this winter....hate to purchase such a beautiful car and have ol' man winter beat the crap out of it....thanks to all in advance.....
  • jrynnjrynn Posts: 162
    Anyone care to speculate on whether the Driver's Seat with memory on the 2006 TSX can be retrofitted onto 2005 (and earlier) TSX's? Anyone care to speculate on what it would cost? Anyone care to speculate on how easy/difficult/impossible it might be to match interior colors from one model year to the next?
  • cathy2cathy2 Posts: 8
    Anyone with answers to the previous post about the 2005 TSX in the snow/ice??
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    If you haven't done this, you might try the Search This Discussion box. I don't know whether you'll find answers, but it's worth a try.
  • mldj98mldj98 Posts: 378
    Is this not the Acura TSX discussion box?
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    The Search This Discussion feature (box) is on the right just above the first post and just below the last post on each page.
  • The TSX is at the top of my short list for purchase within the next few months and would appreciate any observations you might have. First some personal background. Fairly frequently I have to travel by car for busniess (about 1.5 - 2 hours each way), so I need something that will not be brutal for "long" trips. I'd prefer FWD or AWD, but might consider RWD - worried about snow on long business trips. That said, something fun to drive would be nice! I have a bias against European cars (reliability is a #1 criteria for me), so I have narrowed my search between Acura, Infiniti, and Lexus. Looking to spend high 20's to low 30's for a new car.

    I thought the IS250AWD or IS250RWD might be a serious competitor for my $, until the MSRP pricing was released. I think the IS250 is probably overpriced for 204 HP and will command near MSRP for at least the rest of this year, so the TSX may be much more bang for the buck. The back seat of the IS250 really sucks from what I have read as well and mine would get occasional use buy adults. That said, I have not done a test drive or sat in a IS250 yet. If anyone here has driven the IS250, I'd like to hear how you think it compares to the TSX.

    I would also consider a stripped down G35X if I can get a good deal on one, but the gas mileage is a lot worse with that car. I realize that the G35X may be a "different beast" than the other two but the temptation is there if the price is right.

    The TL is at the end of my list, but I may consider it. Correct me if I am wrong, but from what recall reading, the reliability of the TSX & G35X is better than the TL. They are also probably more fun to drive. However, I do think the TL is the best looking and has the nicest interior of the bunch.

    Thanks for your imput.
  • delmar1delmar1 Posts: 744
    I have both the TSX and TL. The reliability of a TL will be just fine. The reliability issue which you are referring with the TL was a transmission the prior generation version...which has been totally redesigned.

    As for a two hour trip...I would prefer taking it in a TL versus a TSX. More fun...more comfortable.
  • lmacmillmacmil Posts: 1,758
    I will speculate that it would be difficult to get the parts, and very expensive. Color matching (especially the dark colors) probably wouldn't be to difficult.
  • Hi,

    I bought my Acura TSX around 3 months ago and recently drove the car from San Diego to San Jose after which I noticed a few things that seem to have happened during that journey.

    First of all, I hear a distinct rattling sound that seems to come from the front passenger door when you are sitting in the drivers seat but from the dashboard (behind the air conditioner exhaust) when you are sitting on the passenger seat.
    The second thing I noticed was a very minor scratch on the leather of the rear seat (i dont know how that happened). It is only on the surface of the leather but still visible.

    I went to the Acura service center in Sunnyvale and they told me that they would fix the rattling sound and the scratch. However, according to them, the leather repair would cost me around $150. Do you think it is reasonable???

    I would really appreciate a response.

  • johnny420johnny420 Posts: 473
    No, this isn't reasonable. Assuming these issues were present when you took delivery of the car, they should be covered under warranty. The rattle issue, for sure, is something that has been a problem with some TSX's.

    The car you just purchased comes with a 50,000 mile, 4 year warranty. Make them fix it, and definitely don't let them push you around.

    Good luck! :shades:
  • sdiver68sdiver68 Posts: 123
    The rattles should be fixed. The leather scratch, assuming it was not there at delivery, is not a warranty issue. Maybe visit a leather repair shop and see what their quote is, and there are also DIY leather repair kits and conditioners that may help. If you don't already do so, condition the leather with Lexol every 3 months or so to keep the leather soft and pliant, this will greatly help reduce the chances of scratches, cracks, and wrinkles.
  • Hello sdiver68,

    Thanks for the response and tips for leather care. I will get an outside quote too and see if that is lesser than the one Acura gave me.

  • Hi johnny420,

    Thanks for the response. The scratch wasnt there when I bought the car (and I bought it brand new) and there wasnt any rattling sound either. It was only after I drove it from San Diego to San Jose that I started getting that sound.
    Anyway, I will see what I can do about the scratch. As someone else advised, I will get a seperate quote and see if acura can reduce theirs.

    Thanks again,
  • In the December issue of Motor Trend which just came out, there is an Acura TSX ad on page 60/61 which looks to have an 06 TSX in the pic. It is a side/partial rear pic of the car and it is in a dark color, so it is hard to see body differences, but the wheels look like the pics of the 06 on the Honda/Acura news site. What does anyone else think? Is it an 06 in the pic. If it is, it looks better in this pic, than on the news site.
  • Well it does talk about Bluetooth in the ad, so I think it is an 06.
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