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.