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2005 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan w/Navigation System (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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My TSX is 6 months old and the Mike has quit working. Part has been out of stock for 3 weeks. Other than that I love my car. Great acceleration, smooth transmission. I also like the firm steering. I took a friend for a ride and she said it feels like the seats "hug" you. The Navigation is awesome! If you have ever been to a City or State and you don't know where to eat or need a gas station, no problem.


Best Features

I like the way you can lower all of you windows with the remote. The navi and the way you can adjust the steering wheel closer or farther from you.


Worst Features

Factory installed fog lights.


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Top Notch
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By DB
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2005 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6M)


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The TSX offers everything one needs, expects, and would want in a car. The interior is tastefully designed, yet ergonomic and logical. The exterior is sharp and sporty, without being trendy. The car is fun to drive and exceptionally smooth, yet economical. The value of the car is second to none. If you compare the competitors cars with the TSX, you will pay significantly more for the same features. Nevertheless, as much as they may try, the feature the competitors can not offer is that of Honda's legendary reliabilty and leading-edge technology.


Best Features

The close-ratio six speed is second to none, fluid and dynamic. 360 Watt stereo has excellent acoustics.


Worst Features

I can think of no improvements that could be done to the car itself. In regard to available accessories it would be great if the CD player could play MP3s, rather than having to buy an additional MP3 player.


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Best in its class
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2005 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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I am tired of reading all these reviews about how the tsx should have more horsepower and more features. Everyone always wants more. For the price, you can't find a better car in its class with as much standard features. If you want more horsepower, buy a TL. Stop complaining and enjoy your new tsx. This car is very lavish, and fun to drive. It gets pretty good gas mileage, and the standard sound system and XM are great. Overall very satisfied with the tsx. Would buy another one.


Best Features

XM, sound system, gas mileage, great looks and comfortable. Xenon headlights


Worst Features

Auto headlights would be nice to have. But other than that theres nothing to improve.


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Awesome and Disappointing all at once!
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By Marc B.
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2005 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan w/Navigation System (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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I owned a 1999 Integra GS-R previously and in shopping for a new car I chose to go with the TSX instead of a 330ci. The initial quality of this vehicle is fantastic. It is fun to drive, handles wonderfully, and acceleration is between good and excellent. It comes fully loaded so you really don't have to think too much when you're making your purchase. One of the bad things I read about the TSX was regarding the paint. A lot of people seem to complain about it but I thought that maybe they were just overly critical. They were right. The paint on this vehicle is of very poor quality. Acura likes to tell people that it's 'Soft' paint. 'Soft'? Is that Japanese for poor? Read section below...


Best Features

GPS system is beatiful and mostly reliable. The seats are very comfortable and have strong lumbar support. The steering wheel controls for stereo are very helpful in traffic. PERFECT business car because it will impress your clients but at the same time won't give them the idea that you're a snob!


Worst Features

Paint. Paint. Paint. After one month of driving the paint on the hood is completely discolored. It looks hazy like there's spots below the clear coat. Also, it chips very easily. Thinging of getting the BRA? Good luck putting it on yourself, you'll need an engineering degree from a top 10 school.


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Great Car - So much Fun
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By Jerry
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2005 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan w/Navigation System (2.4L 4cyl 6M)


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This is a great car. It is fun to drive, especially if you are an aggressive driver. I think that it could use a little more horsepower. If they bumped it up to about 230hp I think that it would be a little better. But other than that it is great. I actually added an air intake to it which increased the hp, torque and gas mileage. Plus it adds a little more growl to the engine at higher RPM's.


Best Features

The navigation is great. It was well worth the cost.


Worst Features

HP...HP...and more HP. It need to be bumped up to 230-245hp.


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