My wife has been driving a TSX since 2004, its first model year.
We've been quite happy with that car; it drives well, it's comfortable, and it's been quite reliable.
So when I decided that I didn't want to spend any more money on my aging BMW 323i, I bought a 2010 TSX.
Although the car is comfortable and fairly quick off the line, its steering is unforgivable.
The electric power steering has a pretty good-sized dead zone at the center point, and it requires constant attention at highway speeds to keep the car pointed in a straight line.
After a month I gave up and got rid of the thing.
I now have an Acura TL with the works, which I absolutely love.
Acceleration off the line
Fold-down rear seats
Bluetooth and iPod integration
Overall feature package is great; Acura keeps it very simple so that you don't get nickled and dimed for each and every option.
Steering feel (dealbreaker)
Acceleration/pickup at speed; very sluggish when you want to go from 60 to 70.
It's been 4 years and 48,000 miles and this is still a fun car to drive.
Absolutely no problems, runs great, good
balance of performance, handling, economy, comfort.
I get over 30 MPG on trips when driving 70-75 mph.
Trip computer is always 10% optimistic but I check it and do the math.
Drivers seat comfortable, great handling, I like the 6 speed manual that keeps me a little more engaged in the drive, and it improves performance and MPG.
Just a little more torque would be nice.
Seems like a 2L turbo would be perfect for this.
I drove the V6 and it seemed heavy in front end.
Just got my 1st Acura and couldn't be more impressed. I was going to stay in the Toyota family, but thought I'd give Acura a try. I couldn't be more impressed. I love the interior and exterior style and quality. I've had a BMW 328i and honestly, I like the TSX better. I needed a sedan, and I'm glad I chose this one.
The best part is all the features offered. Not only does my car have everything I could need in my interior, but the quality is there as well. I did a lot of research before purchasing and I'm glad I read reviews as well. This is such a great car!
If i really had to complain or make changes, I'd say...I do not like is the steering. It seems tight. I had a FWD car before this TSX and I had much more manuverability.
Also, from what I've readd, you cannot delete the Bluetooth Phonebook all at once. I purchased used and have to take all the entries out one by one.
Lastly, the wheels. For such a fantastic looking car, very poor looking wheels. Out of all the cars I've owned in my life, this is the 1st time I felt like the wheels have to be replaced, to match the quality of the rest of the car.
Three years 36,000 miles later, I still adore my TSX. Superbly reliable (great after my previous car, a Murano, got bought back under the lemon law), great gas mileage (avg. 30 miles per fill up) and a joy to drive.
The reliability and gas mileage. Love all the fun standard features like XM, sunroof, two driver seat memory, and homelink.
Honestly, none I can think of. At this point I wish it were bigger as I'm going to trade it in as I have twins on the way. I will sorely miss my TSX.
Power doesn't come in until 4500rpm, usually shifts before that point.
Manual mode ups the fun factor a bit.
Steering is very light but precise.
Handling is good overall.
Definitely get the v6.
Smaller car inside, especially if you're tall or plan to carry a few passengers.
Takes premium gas.
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