The best drive I ever had in the TSX was the test drive. It makes a very good first impression. This quickly wears off though after you drive it for a month or two. It quickly develops rattles and squeaks and the precise handling quickly loses alignment. It's never starts without cranking too long. The fuel economy is much worse than advertised, even under optimal conditions. Seats are narrow and uncomfortable for an average-sized person. No side-body protective molding. Also, some of the fancy features are poorly implemented. It has power seats but no position memory which is worse (slower and less reliable) than plain old manual seats. There's no "mute" button for the stereo.
Love the car!!! Excellent handling and very quick. Also, I like that it doesn't have DRL's or automatic door locks and headlights, I like to be in control of the car, not the other way around. For the price, it can't be beat.
Sportshift on 5AT, steering wheel mounted controls
I've had my TSX for 1 yr,(my first luxury car) and I'm extremely dissatisfied. I initially loved the car, but about 5 months after purchasing it, it started to have loud, obnoxious squeaks and rattles-- from the windows, the sunroof, and god knows where else. It struggles to get up I-70 in the CO mtns and struggles to go when at a stoplight or an on ramp. Accords and Civics are blowing past me. No one knows what the prob is. My windshield washers never work. I won't ever buy another TSX. Plus, it doesn't seem to be holding its value like I thought it would.
The fact that everything's standard; satellite radio,controls on steering wheel, lumbar support (not the best, but better than nothing)
More power!!!! Place cupholders in different place as they're awkward where they're at; did I say more HP/torque??? Better lumbar support, quieter cabin.
I am really happy with the overall performance and handeling of my '05 TSX. The only thing that I think that could be changed on the car as the main thing, is the engine power. There is a very fair amount of power that you get from the car and it is very fun to drive just there is a little missing in that part. I have had this car longer then I have owned any other vehicles in the past. Usually I keep for around 9 months, and I have owned my TSX for almost 1.5 years. So I really think it is "fun to drive" or I wouldn't have it now. There has only been a few times that it has gone into the shop for minor adjustments and due mainly to annoyance only.
I like the Manumatic better then lots of other competitors, it is very punctual and fun to use and there is not the delays that I am use to seeing in other vehicles, when you shift it is adjusted then not when computer wants it to, or 10 seconds after you want to.
I wish the engine had more power... I really hope Acura places the new turbo engine from the RDX into the TSX for the new 2008 TSX or even offer it as an option on current models. But other then that there is not other suggestions since it is a well built and crafted reliable fun car.
Car has plenty of power, smooth transmission and very responsive. I cannot imagine a better car for the money.
Fold down back seat, display, power, cornering, engineering, and design.
The option to make this a manual transmission drive is a worthless feature they should eliminate and add a couple of other much more important ammenities like automatic door locking when put in drive, and auto on headlamps.