Reflecting Badly - 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon Long-Term Road Test

2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon Long Term Road Test

2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon: Reflecting Badly

July 26, 2011

Acura TSX Sport Wagon reflection.jpg

Now that Acura is no longer wandering in the automotive-design wilderness, I can be a fan again. I like the TSX Sport Wagon a lot. It's roomy and nicely appointed without being old-world stodgy (unlike a swanky Germanic wagon I drove a few months ago). So what I'm describing here is a minor complaint. I lodge it because it's something I haven't noticed in other cars, and it's distracting.

In late-afternoon sunlight, the driver-side window reflects the vents and instrument panel, turning the view in the outside mirror into what looks like a double-exposure special effect. The picture at the top of this post doesn't do justice to the problem -- the reflection appears smack in the middle of the side mirror. I drove home looking at reflected air vents, and polarized sunglasses didn't make it go away.

Have you had this problem? Is there a solution -- other than just waiting for the sun to set?

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @10,113 miles (10K milestone post coming soon)

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