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2009 Acura TSX - Consumer Reviews

2009 Acura TSX

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Great Value
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By Fun in So Cal
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2009 Acura TSX Technology Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


Review

A lot of the so called magazine and Web “expert” reviewers need to get their collective heads out of there tailpipes. For some reason it’s fashionable to be negative these days and they go out of there way to be just that about the 2009 TSX. Read the user reviews instead! We are the ones who drive this car on a daily basis and appreciate how well engineered this car truly is. They expect this to be a race car…it’s not… get over it! This is a really fun affordable sport sedan to drive. I test drove everything in the $25-38K range and the TSX offered the most bang for the buck.


Best Features

I drive 100 miles a day on the So Cal freeways. I wanted a car that was comfortable, got good gas mileage, reliable, safe with updated styling and a decent sound system with iPod connection. This car delivers on all accounts, especially the navigation and sound system…Awesome!


Worst Features

I do run Chevron premium gas (no “pinging” problem). Surprised at how many heads this car turns, I wasn’t expecting that! Keyless start would be nice. The auto industry is in the middle of a paradigm shift, Hybrid, electric and hydrogen cars will be taking over. In the mean time I’m having fun…


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Great Car!
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By Cyberbro
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2009 Acura TSX Technology Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


Review

Love the car, right car for people that like sporty handling but need front wheel drive for the snow. Not fast but can be fun.


Best Features

Tech Package, exterior and ride quality. Dash!


Worst Features

Better Bluetooth phone integration.


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Best 2009 Car Under $30k
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By Ryan
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2009 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6M)


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Spent a lot of time researching TSX's over several months. Driving the 2nd gen compared to the 1st gen was night and day. This is arguably the best car on the market under $30k for what the car offers as standard features. Bought mine 12/31/08, am 5,000 miles in, and still have a smile on my face every time that I drive it. GREAT vehicle for Road trips. Overall, a very economical car. For a smoother ride, I recommend not putting on aftermarket low-profile tires/rims.


Best Features

6 speed manual super smooth shifting, iPod integrated dash, dual climate control, VERY comfortable seats, excellent styling both inside and out, great fuel economy, dashboard and steering controls, Xenon headlights, Hands Free Link (HFL) for bluetooth-enabled phone, dual fold-down rear seats.


Worst Features

Rear deck is tan/beige, even on black interior. Center dash display can have glare issues depending on how light hits it. Stock rims are somewhat bland. Hands Free Link (HFL) quality is poor, at least when using with iPhone. For 6MT, users are reporting pinging/engine-knocking (still TBD).


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Bad Brakes
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By Cedric
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2009 Acura TSX Technology Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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I purchased this car brand new. After about 3 weeks I started to notice the brakes squealing. After seven months and numerous trips to the dealership, the problem has not been corrected. Acura doesn't seem to know how to fix the problem and the dealerships are not willing to try any more repairs. For 30K the brakes should not constantly squeal. What an embarrassment for a vehicle considered luxury. Stay away from this car. For the money buy a Lexus IS. If I go back I would leave this car on the lot. Oh and there is a rattling noise from underneath the car anytime you accelerate. Sounds like something is loose. What a disappointment.


Best Features

Navigation


Worst Features

Fix the brakes and that annoying rattle when accelerating.


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Good blend performance + value
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By 3pedals4me
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2009 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6M)


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Have 2500 miles on new TSX. It's a very nice well rounded car...very good at everything though maybe not best-in- class at anything, except price/value. Drives very well, taut but not too stiff, nor mushy like Camry. Manual tranny is super though still getting used to that 6th gear. The engine, while not stout, performs superbly...you hardly notice when running at high revs...and MPG compares to my old VW Passat turbo despite being a heavier car (though the MPG reading calculated by the TSX is inflated about 10% vs actual). The interior comfort, esp the seats, are great...and the features (Ipod; XM; homelink; bluetooth) are amazing for the price. Definitely worth a close look!


Best Features

Nice firm ride and firm leather seats. Six speed manual. Bluetooth and all the audio options. Instant MPG feedback. Oh yeah, and I have about $7 or 8 grand in my pocket compared to buying a comparably equipped A4!!


Worst Features

Let's be honest, the exterior styling is a bit dull. Layout of audio selections and channels are too close though the steering wheel controls help. And the glare from the audio screen is brutal on a sunny day. A bit slow from a dead stop. And the steering is a bit light at highway speed.


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