2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon: Lumbering Haul
December 27, 2011
Besides being a decent uncle-mobile over the extended holiday weekend, our TSX wagon also turned out to be an admirable choice for the weekend woodworker.
I've been working on a bar for the Riswick man cave for a few weeks. James will post more on that later. This weekend, I had to scurry all over the greater L.A. area to get started on phase two of the RizBar. I picked up a router table from my brother and that was an easy fit into the TSX's cargo bay.
I was more worried about a sheet of 3/8-inch tempered glass that I had to pick up. Fortunately, the rear seats fold almost flat and provided a great surface. I used the two tie-down straps to secure the glass, as well as that suction cup camera mount to ensure it didn't slide forward. I would've posted a picture, but my camera's memory card crapped out on me.
The TSX also tackled some light lumberyard duties as well. Several 2x2 posts and 4-inch facing pieces, a folding table and workbench weren't a problem. In fact, if I had the energy to return a table saw and compound miter saw back to my parent's house, I'm sure that would have fit just fine.
And the TSX, as a result, fit me just fine. I'm not a minivan type of guy, nor am I a pickup truck type. I like having a lower profile and a car that's easy to squeeze into a narrow parking spot. This medium-sized project might, however, be the limit to the Acura's capabilities. If I decide to build my massive entertainment center, the Odyssey or Sienna will likely be needed.
Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor