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great value small sized sport sedan
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By Chris G.
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2005 Acura TSX Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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Great vehicle when purchased used. Bought this to replace a Honda Accord V6 Sedan. The TSX it's a great commuter vehicle. Very comfortable, good MPG for the model year, great handling. Has been very reliable and all indications show that it will be a great car for a long time. One negative comment that other reviewers have mentioned is the Premium Fuel requirement. This is a false statement. The owner's manual states that premium fuel is recommended for rated performance. That being said, I've put over 38k miles on this vehicle and only used regular unleaded fuel. Not one issue! The only negative is the red paint that is mentioned by other reviewers. The paint is fading to pink, but the paint finish is still very good. So if you are looking at this generation TSX, definitely avoid the red unless it has been repainted.


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Love my Acura TSX
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By Tray
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2005 Acura TSX Sedan 4dr Sedan w/Navigation System (2.4L 4cyl 6M)


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'05 Nighthawk Pearl TSX
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Sophia
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2005 Acura TSX Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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I bought my car exactly two years ago. It is a very small and super comfortable car. It definitely is a comuter car. My 05 has comfortable tan leather seats. I love my LED lights!! I tinted my windows so the car looks even better.

I had to eventually get new brakes and 3 of my cylinders blew up which was provoked by the previous owner who used the wrong material the first time! My battery eventually gave out so i replaced it. I just replaced my thermostat which was constantly fluctuating in temp in a span of 2 minutes. The costs were low and the parts were cheap.
Unfortunately the car does not come with an aux so i bought a cheap mp3-radio converter.
I used to be able to hit 350 mpt but now i barely get bg 330 miles (depends on traffic!!!!!!!!) Cheapest i paid was $32 for gas without any safeway discounts and the most i have paid was 65-70$ (cant remember exactly). My tank holds 14 gallons.

I have seen really nice bumper body kits that make the car look nice!
This is not a race car!!!!! I despise seeing tsxs and hondas built completely when in reality theyre not rally cars!!!! (I have seen a dope built tsx though. It only looks good if the owner knows what theyre doing to their car except for Honda fanatics! Stay away from those!!!) I do not suggest putting an exhaust because it will sound horrible and everyone will laugh at you. V techs produce farting sounds! You cant escape that noise..ever. Acuras and hondas are not rally cars! They shouldnt be built especially stanced....
Overall, it is a fun and cute car! Still my first car but definitely was/is a great learning experience and comuter car. Parks easily. The costs are reasonable. I


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2005, but still very relevant!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By sternerd
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2005 Acura TSX Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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Found a used TSX from an owner who babied it since he bought it in 2004; only 55k miles. It still looks and runs like it's brand new. Love how it handles, and love the interior. Has some pep, but I find it relatively quiet. Very sleek and stylish, almost timeless, and I think it looks better than a lot of cars that are new. As other reviewers have mentioned, I've alot had a lot of compliments. For an 11-year old car (and counting), it's pretty impressive that it still looks and feels like a newer car. Downside is the premium gas. Thankfully, not filling up often so cost offsets. 24/32 MPG.
**Update 3/13/16** Can't add anything else that's already been said. Still love it. I was going to get rid of it since I now take the bus to work 5 days a week, but my girlfriend convinced me to keep it because of how much she likes it.


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Bad Milano Red Paint, Acura Reluctant to Fix
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By doug_g
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2005 Acura TSX Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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Car drives great but Acura does not want to stand behind its very poor quality paint.
Whatever you do, DO NOT BUY A RED ONE!!!

Unless of course you like pink cars.
The assistance they offered for a repaint job only covered 1/4 of the cost.
Don't forget that it take premium fuel too.
Costs much more than a Honda to own.


Best Features

Nice blend of handling and performance with sedan practicality


Worst Features

Paint and customer service.


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