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2004 Acura TSX Sedan

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Acura TSX Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 200 hp @ 6800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 Acura TSX

  • Able to effectively ride the line between sport and luxury sedan, the new TSX delivers on both promises with few compromises.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Conservative good looks, value-minded luxury, super smooth, 200-horsepower motor.

  • Cons

    Somewhat bland styling, no V6 availability.

  • What's New for 2004

    Although based on an existing European Honda, the TSX is an all-new car for the U.S. market.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Love my tsx

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Vehicle: 2004 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6M)

I love this car. I bought it used with 110k miles on it mid 2010 for $10k. It came uniquely equipped with a trunk lid spoiler and a front body air dam giving it a little extra style. It is quick and the 6-speed manual is slick. I have put 50k miles on it and I get 27-28 mpg consistently. Despite my admiration for the car, I have had to put a little $ into it. The starter died a couple weeks after I bought it. It consumes oil fairly quickly. 1 headlight was very foggy. The backlight behind my dash buttons doesn't work. Drivers side seat heater doesn't work. At 50+ mph, something rattles somewhere under the middle of the car. I think it is a part of the exhaust system.



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Great car; but oil burning

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Vehicle: 2004 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6M)

I have enjoyed this car very much and it is generally very reliable. However, there are issues with this year/model that are common to many owners: - the door lock actuators die - the a/c system can die prematurely - the clutch in the 6MT dies early - the car will begin to burn oil My car with >130k now burns about a quart every 1-1.5k miles. If not regularly monitored (before the oil light comes on when you're down 2qts) Other people have had the console lights die and the dealer fix is hundreds of dollars. I STILL give the car a decent review, but I would not advise someone to buy an '04 used because of this.




Great car

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Vehicle: 2004 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6M)

Bought my car in May 2011 with only 50k, one year later it's at 70k, and I still like it as much as the day I bought it! It's very comfortable on long road trips, has a good amount of power for a 4-cylinder (the manual is a blast!) and I've even got 33 mpg on the highway with it. Good build quality- the only exception being a some very small buzzing/rattling, but even then it's only on I-5 which is terrible and bumpy anyways. The car is over 8 years old, and the only "repair" I've had to make is to get new tires. It does consume oil, not leaking or burning, but as long as I top up every once in a while its not a problem. Overall, a great-looking, comfortable, and FUN car to drive!




Omg i love this car!!!!!

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Vehicle: 2004 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6M)

I located this wonderful vehicle that is 6 years old and only had 39,000 miles. I must say this is one of the best I've ever driven. The only thing I would chang is I can't hook up my I pod when I'm in the car. It is soooooo much fun , quick and very intuitive.




Not typical reliability

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Vehicle: 2004 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6M)

Although this is my 4th Honda product, this one does not match the reliability of the others. Overall this is a great car to drive but the list of serious problems with this car is very un-Honda like. I have replaced my entire A/C system ($2,200), radio unit (warranty), stains from the inside out on the seats, tail light recall, but most concerning is the oil consumption. My car consumes (not leaks) 1 L (~1qt) of oil every 1000 km (600 miles), and I have found similar stories on forums. I don't drive it hard, in fact I baby the car and rarely engage VTEC, it would be easier to understand if I abused the vehicle. This is my first vehicle to actually consume oil.




My most reliable car ever

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Vehicle: 2004 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6M)

What can I say, 117,000kms and most expensive maintenance/repair was replacing the brakes. This has definitely been the most reliable car I've ever owned as well as the most fuel efficient for a peppy little sports sedan.



Full 2004 Acura TSX Review

What's New for 2004

Although based on an existing European Honda, the TSX is an all-new car for the U.S. market.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
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  • 27
  • highway
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