During a recent snowstorm which rendered the roads sheet ice, my 6 speed manual with VSA was the only car making it up the icy hills. For a 10 year old car, it performed like a champ. I've driven mostly Honda and Acura products and will continue to buy them but am very sad to see that manual transmissions are becoming harder to find in new Acuras. Sadly I may have to get an x drive 3 series BMW for my next car.
I have never been happier with a vehicle, and will be keeping this vehicle long term. I get great mileage with the vehicle, ranging from 26 MPG city 30 Highway in the winter, and 29 city 33 Highway in the summer. The car has as much get up and go as I will ever need. The handling is simply outstanding. The only complaints I have with the vehicle is the console doesn't provide enough leg room for the right leg, and gets uncomfortable on long trips. It needs a visor extender on the driver side also.
Silky smooth transmission. Outstanding engine. Seat warmers rock in Chicago winters.
More leg room for the right leg. Put a compass on the rear view mirror. Put a visor extender on the driver's side visor so that it can cover the entire length of the driver side window.
Great everything! Handles well, great MPG, no complaints whatsoever. Everything about the car is just what it needs to be right down from the great quality leather seats to the blue nighttime light that lights up the center console. Best thing about it is, everything you need comes standard.
Dashboard lights, headlights, rear end of the car, quality. Huge trunk, folding rear seats, fold down rear arm rest. Great quality interior, spare no expense.
Full size spare! My biggest complaint about this car is the spare tire being a small donut. Shifting is a lot different from euro cars. A lot more touchy feely. Really tests your shifting talent.
I bought this car in April 06, and really cannot complain about its performance and reliability. My previous car was a 2001 Volvo S40 with all the bells and whistles, however, it completely died at 18K miles. I have test driven many other vehicles in its class and the TSX is by far the best out there. It looks sharp with the ground effects kit which I have by the way and the car is loaded. When you add up these features with other cars, you are looking at at least $40K when all done and said (with BMW, MB, Lexus, etc). Maybe these other cars may have a more powerful engine, but I probably can smoke 'em on a long haul! The TSX also has a good resale value... no plans on selling or trading up!
Pretty much everything!
Been through 2 sets of front rotors/brake pads, which have been replaced free of charge (bulletin); noisy wiper blades need to be redesigned, and the blue tooth doesn't work that well. Doesn't handle well in the snow, maybe better tires, or an AWD feature.
The 6-speed manual is very smooth shifting. All of the controls are right where I expect them to be. I never have to reach far for anything. Bluetooth hands free connection built into the car. This is a great feature for anyone who drives a manual. I can now answer or make a phone call without ever having to remove my left hand from the steering wheel or my right hand from the shifter.
HID headlights (standard) blue tooth hands free link (standard) Home link system (standard) every feature on this car is standard except for navigation.
The a-spec suspension should be the standard one on this car. As well as stickier tires. The stock michelins just don't have enough grab and are easy to spin, even when brand new. A coupe version of this car would be great for those that don't need/want a 4 door sedan.