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Excellent Value and Perfect Size
By kimard8 on
2011 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6M)
The TSX is an excellent overall value in the entry level luxury sedan category.
For background, previous cars were 03 328ci, 07 328, 11 M3, 08 4 Runner.
The smoothest shifting manual transmission that makes it so easy to drive, even in So Cal traffic.
Shifts are short and the clutch is light and soft - could use a little more feel.
2.4L engine is silky smooth with adequate power (not as torquey as the Germans) but fuel economy is awesome (450 miles to tank in mixed driving). I love the fact that the only option was Navigation. Xenon, bluetooth, sunroof, leather are all standard vs. options on Germans. Negatives: understeer (FWD), steering lacks go-kart feel of CRV.
The 6-speed manual is quick and smooth, excellent stereo and bluetooth, supportive seats, standard XM satellite radio, excellent resale (residual for leasing). I love Acura's pricing with very few options - try pricing out a BMW.
clutch could have more feedback - firmness, steering needs more feedback -weighting, lacks the ride composure of a RWD.