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A nice step up after owning 2 Accords
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By Andrew
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2008 Acura TSX Sedan 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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After a 92 and 98 Accord, I decided to upgrade to the Acura TSX. So far after almost 6 months I am not disappointed. This car is fun to drive and sporty, yet still gets awesome mileage (I have gotten mid 30s on pure highway). Commuting mileage is OK and can get mid 20s. For the price you get so many features found in many higher level models. Audio is OK, but not the car's high point. However almost all the features can be found on the new 8th gen Accord (minus HID headlights and bluetooth phone), in a much bigger but more powerful car. Above all, this car is a Honda. Dependable, great resale value, laundry list of standard features.


Best Features

Bluetooth hands free phone, navigation system easy to use, heated/memory seats, great mileage, MID/speedo cluster is intuitive and looks sharp. Controls are easy to use. Great value at this price point.


Worst Features

The biggest gripe is that it uses premium gas to achieve its great mileage. Other minor gripes, the seats are just OK, the sound system is sorely outdated and more suitable for a civic not an entry-level luxury car. Honda paint is very cheap and chips very easily. Not much torque in the midrange


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Little motor that could
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By TCC0247
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2008 Acura TSX Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6M)


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The TSX is a study in less being more. It may only have 205-hp and a 4-cylinder, but the power delivery is so smooth and the revs come so quickly that it feels quick none the less. It'll never win you pink slips, but it will certainly move you on the back roads. It's not RWD, but it still feels supple and balanced. Steering is too heavy for the Camry crowd, but enthusiasts will appreciate the extra weight and feel. The 6-speed and clutch are so slick and easy to use that the car is easy to wring out when the desire arises (or every time you drive it). The interior build quality is excellent, though the sound system is flat. Never liked Hondas before; the TSX's Euro-breeding fixed that


Best Features

Clearly designed and built for Europe. Taut and compact, it moves gracefully. Exterior is simple, but classic and handsome. Interior is outstanding. Gearbox is fantastic. Engine revs freely, quickly and smoothly. 4-cylinder fuel mileage doesn't hurt either. Standard features will drop jaws.


Worst Features

Sound system is pretty flat and anemic for a luxury car. Those seeking the killer torque of the Infiniti or BMW's twin-turbo engine will find the thrust lacking, but for everyone else the TSX's smooth grace will make you question the need for that kind of power.


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Great car
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By Terry Flynn
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2008 Acura TSX Sedan 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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Very economical for a luxury brand. 25 MPH in city. High in quality. One problem is that it takes premium gas. Excellent pick up. Third Acura I have owned. Other two were Integras. Will always stick with Acura.


Best Features

Voice recognition system, navigation system. Comfort


Worst Features

Regular gas instead of premium. Requirement of dealership to readjust oil notification if third party does oil change.


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Jason
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By Jason
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2008 Acura TSX Sedan 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (2.4L 4cyl 6M)


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I previously owned a Saturn and the upgrade to the Acura TSX has been unbelievable. I have not had a single problem with the car. Not only is it much more comfortable but I am currently getting 31 mpg with highway only driving. This does drop to 22-25 with mixed highway/city driving in dallas but I have very little to complain about with this car for the cost.


Best Features

The navigation system is great and by far the best when compared to Lexus, BMW, Infiniti and Toyota. It is very user friendly and has a much large data base than the competitors. The lumbar back support in the front seat is also better than other cars with the exception of a BMW.


Worst Features

Navigation screen can be hard to see in the sun. The back seat is not as comfortable as the front seat although I expect this with a smaller car. Better city gas mileage would be nice. I'm obviously being very picky on car in this price range.


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This is a special sports sedan
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By Bob in Beaufort SC
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2008 Acura TSX Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6M)


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The steering, transmission, clutch and the running gear are all in tune. This is a very solid sports car feel, in a small sedan, still with ample room for 4 people. Having had Hondas since 1986, this was a major step up for me, and the car is solid, planted and fun to drive. Too bad that it has to use premium gas, buy that's the way Honda gets 205 HP out of the 2.4L four cylinder. This is a driver's car, with a nicely snubbed-up ride that is not harsh.


Best Features

6-speed transmission that rivals anything BMW produces; every convenience that one could want; logical dash layout


Worst Features

Reduce road noise at highway speeds; better mid-range on the sound system; offer summer tires, rather than all-weather Michelins


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