by rcush10 on Dec 19, 2012 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.
by gipmeister on Jun 25, 2012 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.
by nas2688 on May 8, 2012 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!
by Margie on Sep 11, 2010 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.
by sledin_biker on May 5, 2010 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.
by Sean on Feb 18, 2010 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.
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