2008 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
This vehicle is the last high quality vehicle Honda put out for Acura, both internally AND externally that you can consider 1) Luxury, 2) Family, 3) 4-door, and 4) overall SAFE and SPORTY with excellent handling. This has truly been a GLORIOUS experience to own and Drive. I've taken exceptionally good care of this car. I LOVE IT.
I bought the car about 3 months ago and it has exceeded my expectation. I read that it was considered slow, but that has not been my experience...any rev above 3k RPM will get the car moving and once you get to the 6k RPM the vtec kicking is a joy to behold. The 6 speed manual transmission is one of the best I have driven with a precise and close gear box. The clutch is a little tricky but you should get a hang of it in a couple of days. The handling of the car is amazing, and getting off off rumps and driving in twists is really enjoyable, the car goes where you point it and has no body roll. Generally a great entry level luxury car with some sportiness..
Only premium gas ever used.Low profile tires increase performance and safety in trade for 21 mpg city. Can take a wet, snowy, or iced hairpin turn at 75 mpr without incident. Carpets like new. Mats. Leather interior. No road noise. Spoiler. Sun roof. 2 new tires. New battery. Low mileage = 20,030. Large trunk space. Finger tip steering. Made in Japan. Dealerships still as accommodating as if it was new, including free loan car. Ergonomucal ease of entey and exit. No blind spots. Dashboard alerts and tracking. 2008 original navigation package.
What a Car! One of Honda's best!! I purchased a used 08 TSX with over 100k as a daily. Drives better much much then my brand new 2015 Honda accord. This TSX is made in Japan and the new Accord in Ohio, just goes to show the difference in quality. Excellent handling and performance. Its a real drivers car, quality interior not cheap plastics like the new accord. You feel you have the power of a V6 with that Vtec 4 cylinder. I have owned a BMW 3 series, A4, A6 and a C300. But this car is on par with all the other german rivals if not much better definitely then the 3 series e90 I had before the TSX. It handles like a dream and corners just great, even though it is not RWD. It is very very tight on corners! I have driven this up the mountains and on bends and handles perfectly. The reliability is just great as it is a Honda. This engine is bullet proof, one of Hondas best engines. I have seen 250K on these cars and they still drive great. Great Sound system, HID lights and Very comfortable seats! This car is a hidden gem. You hardly see any on the roads, most people dont know about this brand and model that Honda has produced for its europe market but rebranded as Acura for the USA. If you can get a low mileage (100k) with service history BUY IT!! you wont be disappointed as they will go past 250k flawlessly . They Look great and modern and I got a lot of compliments too even though it was a 2008.
This is my 4th Acura, and 2nd tsx. The tsx is a real drivers car. You have the feeling that you have a precision instrument in your hands. A feeling of tactile feedback from the steering wheel. The sound of the engine has a pleasant resonance. Acceleration off the line is decent, and top end acceleration is excellent. The front seats are exceptionally comfortable, and the car is very reliable. It gets about 25 mpg. It is fun to drive, and it runs like a Swiss watch.
Quality, reliability, fun, and economy in one car.
Telescoping steering wheel,signal lights in the side mirrors,and maybe another 20 to 25 horsepower.