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.
My 2005 TSX handles like a dream. In the 3 years I have owned it, it has never given me a moment's problem. I do the routine maintenance and in return I have a car that I can rely on 100%. By far the best car I have ever owned
Gas mileage, XM radio, smooth ride and easy to locate dip sticks for checking the various fluids.
I would strongly suggest slightly wider and deeper side mirrors. This would give greater visibility when changing lanes, thus causing fewer accidents.