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The Japanese Alfa Romeo Sedan
By sportscarnut on
2008 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6M)
The 2006-2008 TSX has perfect balance of performance, luxury, and economy. My 2 previous cars were an M3 and M5 BMW. I was honestly not expecting to like this car when I first drove it, but I love it. It has the most balanced handling of any front drive car I have ever driven. You can almost throttle steer it through a corner. The engine revs like a Ferrari V8, and the car feels much faster than the numbers indicate. The 2006-2008 cars have a markedly improved performance due to a larger throttle body and intake system, and the updated front/rear fascia and rocker covers make it look substantially sportier. All the controls are perfectly placed, and the fit-and-finish are outstanding.
Combination of stiff chassis / compliant suspension, rev-happy engine, fantastic shifter, excellent fuel economy (24 city / 32 highway), large trunk, impeccable build quality / reliability, high level of luxury for the money, great looks (2006-2008 models), minimal fancy electronics to break
Having the option of buying an "M" version would be nice, why do car makers feel the need to have 3" of gap between the fenders and wheels?, Acura needs to shed about 200 pounds and a few inches from the 2009-on models to bring them back to the perfection that is the 2006-2008 cars