This vehicle is so well built. Its beautiful, simple, effective, practical, and reliable. Know that the 1st Gen Acura TSX is rated as one of the most, if not THE most reliable entry level sedan in its decade and class. It has a bit of power to accelerate with confidence. It handles and stops well. This is a drivers car and gives you feed back. Its construction is simple yet reliable making it a great car to purchase used. Repair costs are relatively inexpensive. It doesn't have a lot of newer electronic features to fail or cause issues. It has enough features to give you a comfortable ride. The stereo is pretty decent but not as good as the newer ones. Mine is going on 14 years old and the only worry that I have is that I won't be able to buy a new car for another decade because theres nothing wrong with the TSX. Oil analysis performed by Blackstone laboratories showed my engine and transmission to be in excellent shape (seals good, low/no containments, low metal in oil numbers, oil not breaking down early). I do most all maintenance myself on vehicles giving me the chance to see quality build construction vs poor quality.
I simply love this car!! I've had it 11 years. Love driving it, love the pick up on the highway, the smoothness and ease of acceleration. Driven it on trips many times and it's a very comfortable ride. The first time I test drove it, I knew it was for me!
Great vehicle when purchased used. Bought this to replace a Honda Accord V6 Sedan. The TSX it's a great commuter vehicle. Very comfortable, good MPG for the model year, great handling. Has been very reliable and all indications show that it will be a great car for a long time. One negative comment that other reviewers have mentioned is the Premium Fuel requirement. This is a false statement. The owner's manual states that premium fuel is recommended for rated performance. That being said, I've put over 38k miles on this vehicle and only used regular unleaded fuel. Not one issue! The only negative is the red paint that is mentioned by other reviewers. The paint is fading to pink, but the paint finish is still very good. So if you are looking at this generation TSX, definitely avoid the red unless it has been repainted.