I bought this car about 3 years ago and it's been a great car so far. No issues at all. Gas mileage has been much better than advertised and I'm getting about 26/34 consistently. I looked at a bunch of cars before selecting this one and I can't imagine getting a better value anywhere else. The price of the car was very reasonable considering all the features you get. I will definitely consider buying another Acura when I decide to upgrade in a couple years.
Navigation is more intuitive than some other brands. Leather seats are high quality. Layout on the dashboard looks great and very functional.
bluetooth would have been nice (I know it's available now). Maybe a little more horsepower, but I like the gas mileage so I guess that's the trade-off.
VSA light came on 3 times or more, car would not go into reverse at times, CD player is weak and sensitive had that replaced as well very disappointed in car could use a lot more horsepower, kills on gas could be better, horrible for 4 cylinder feels like, you're driving a v6 with the gas mileage.
The triptronic control and navigation, alloys are nice and big hid lights.
A lot more horsepower would be nice and a lot better gas mileage.
Bought the car new 3 years ago. I still love driving it! Still has great "curb appeal." My wife is tired of driving our minivan - always asking to drive the TSX to work. Black exterior looks brand new. TSX gives th appearance of a luxuray car but cost less than $26K (in 2005). Never been in for repair.
Interior comfort and styling, built-in XM radio, peppy engine, quiet ride with sport-like handling, great climate control, moon roof. Always reliable; I've never returned to Acura for service, just regular preventive maintenance. Decent handling in the snow for this type of car. Roomy trunk.
Better MPG for a 4 cylinder (getting 18-20 mpg). Key fob won't unlock doors remotely - started 2 wks after warranty expired. Replaced original tires at ~27K - disappointing. Rear speakers rattle at some volumes - not too bad but would bother me more if I were 18 y.o.
I purchased the Acura TSX a week ago, my prior car was the Ford Focus. I was going to get the Fusion but I wanted a car that could stand alone. I decided to go with the 2005 model because it had most everything the o8 had in it for almost half the price. The navigation system is awesome. I love to drive the car at night and night time use to be what I would dread. The car handles well around corners and when I come to a stop it so smooth! I did not realize Acura held the prestige in this car that it does. Excellent vehicle!
The sunroof, leather seats, sound system and everything is electric! I also like the quality associated with this car. This car has personality along with class and style. This car puts you in a entire different class of vehicles.
I have owned a 2005 TSX about a month now and enjoy driving it every time. I have taken it through its paces and it handles nimbly and with ease. I do find the seats to be a bit uncomfortable on long trips and the gear shift a bit cheap feeling, especially when in sport shift mode. Overall, I feel the quality and reliability to be one of its strong points. I chose this car over the Audi A4 due to its standard features, reliability and performance. It looks really cool in black with tinted windows.