2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon: Wife Approved (IF she's self assured)
March 21, 2011
I rotate through so many vehicles my wife ignores most of them. When she sees one in the driveway she'll often say nothing, or at the most ask what it costs.
Our long-term 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon elicted a different reaction -- though part of this comes from her having to move it before rolling the trash cans out.
After sitting in it for maybe 45 seconds and moving it about 4 feet she came back in the house full of commentary.
"That car looks and feels great. I love the interior -- very luxurious. How much does it cost?"
I told her, "I don't know, somewhere between $30,000 and $35,000" (I couldn't remember the exact price at that moment).
"Really?! I thought you were going to say something like $50,000. Can we get one?"
I felt bad telling her the TSX Sport Wagon is indeed a good buy at $35,000, but few Americans will ever consider it because of their inherent fear of being seen driving a wagon. I told her Acura was fighting an uphill battle to sell them here.
"Well too bad for them. I don't have a problem with wagons. Buy me one."
Sometimes she makes me so proud (and not just because she takes the trash out herself).
Karl Brauer, Edmunds.com Editor at Large