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Great car to drive, but can be expensive to maintain
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By yitz1
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2009 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan w/Technology Package (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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I love my TSX. It's roomy in the front and handles great. It has a lot of good standard features. It has a lot of pizzaz for a 4 cyl. The main problem I have with it are unexpected expenses. I just had to buy a new tire and rim for the second time after hitting a pothole ($1000!). Stupid low profile tires. Unless you live in a place with few potholes, this can be a big problem. Also, it a little plastic piece around the side mirror broke. I figured it would be under $25 to replace. No such luck. They don't sell just that piece. I had to buy a whole new mirror for over $300.


Best Features

Front seat comfort. Great acceleration and handling.


Worst Features

Lose the low profile tires. Sell parts of things like mirrors.


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Bitter Sweet
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By bstern92
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2009 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan w/Technology Package (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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The exterior design is very sporty and clean. The chunky 5 spoke rims are hideous. The driver's seat is very comfortable and I love the lumbar adjustment, but I don't get why they don't have it on the passenger seat. The passenger seat is almost unbearable to sit in, compared to the driver's seat. The rear seats have absolutely no leg room and your foot gets caught under the front seat, when getting out of the car. Leather is cheap. The driver's seat is already cracking. The steering wheel has a very cozy feel to it. The car's steering is responsive and the 2.4l provides adequate power. The car is amazing on the highway. I would probably not get another. I'm considering a 2013 nissan Maxima


Best Features

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Worst Features

Better quality leather. Heated telescopic steering wheel. Nicer wheels. lumbar adjustment on both front seats. Cooled seats. Air conditioning vents for the back seat. Aux input on dash, not arm rest compartment. When using aux, display the artist and song. Get rid of the open channels by the hood cowl. Mice climb in and make a home in the cabin air filter.


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Great car, with some issues
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By yitz1
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2009 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan w/Technology Package (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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When shopping for a new car in '08, I test drove a bunch of different cars in this class. Though I liked the Lexus IS a little better, it was much more expensive. Overall, I've enjoyed this car. Recently, though, I've been having some issues. The bluetooth doesn't pick up the call until I redial, and they haven't been able to figure it out. The tires and rims seem really fragile and are very expensive to replace. I've been getting vibration in the steering wheel and have been told that all my rims are bent! A little black plastic piece surrounding the mirror broke. I thought it good just be popped out and replaced for about $25; surprise, I had to replace the whole mirror at a cost of $350!


Best Features

It's really roomy in front and handles great. It has good mileage (although I don't like that it requires premium gas), and surprisingly good acceleration and zip, especially for a 4-cylinder. GPS and sound system are great. I like the styling.


Worst Features

Wheels need to be much more solid. Bluetooth more reliable. Parts more reasonably priced and available .


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very pleased, but a few issues...
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By natochi
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2009 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan w/Technology Package (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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Bought a certified pre-owned 09 TSX recently. The TSX handles like a 3-series but provides a lot more value. With S mode on in the Auto this feels like a different car from what Ive heard youre consistently revving higher and pushing that VTEC more. Critics give the TSX a hard time for its lack of power but its a pretty quick little car. Turn on S mode and pass a semi-truck on the highway and tell me this car isnt fast. What I dont like: The Hands Free Link audio commands are still weak. I think I already blew a speaker and this seems common as the speakers are a bit subpar. Other than those, great car!


Best Features

VTEC engine, comfortable interior, fun to drive, good value, great standard features


Worst Features

Better speakers, improve voice command, Hands Free system needs improvement on Bluetooth


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Great car with a few qualifications
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By subcollector
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2009 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan w/Technology Package (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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Traded in an excellent 05 Nissan Altima. My wife fell in love with the TSX. Very handsome auto with Tech package. A whole lot of useless gadgets. Paddle shifters that I will never use. Nav system is wonderful. Gives excellent fuel economy. Could use some additional interior and trunk room. Steering is somewhat quirky. Extremely sensitive and requires constant correction on straight highway driving. Ride just a bit too sporty. You feel every rut in the road. Handles very well. Very well built. Only problem was a defective speaker. Nice car!


Best Features

Tech package is great. Handles very well. Fuel economy.


Worst Features

Steering feel needs improvement. Ride quality is too harsh. Trunk too small


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