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2008 Acura TSX Sedan

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Great entry-level luxury car
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By Drew
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2008 Acura TSX Sedan 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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This is a great car, with excellent features for its price. I have been driving it for about a week and I love it. Nice handling and great gas mileage. Sure, some people would want a little more HP, but its works fine for me and I have no problems passing other cars. I have the parchment interior with wood trim, it just looks magnificent. Dealer gave an offer that we couldn't refuse. About the same size as my old 2005 Infiniti G35 so it works out great. Been looking to switch to Acura after buying an Accord last year and now my wife drives the Accord and I have the Acura.


Best Features

Navigation, bluetooth, power everything, great handling.


Worst Features

Auto headlights, phone upload for navigation (accord has it), V6 model and more aggressive looking alloys.


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Acura TSX
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By MW
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2008 Acura TSX Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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Love the look of the car. Worse when it comes to gas mileage. Would be better if premium gas was not required. However, the memory seats are great!!


Best Features

Sporty look!


Worst Features

Improve gas mileage. Seem to be only getting about 18 city and 25 if lucky on the highway. Very noisy when driving on the highway.


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College Toy
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By phawk590
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2008 Acura TSX Sedan 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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Though I miss it greatly, I traded in my Tahoe z71 due to gas prices. As a serious car buff i searched long and hard for a good car to purchase that i could take to college. Factors included attractiveness, performance, gas mileage, comfort, resale value, MSRP, and expected yearly cost including gas. The TSX has filled its position nicely, performing and driving better than my girlfriend's 2009 model. My notes are as follows; allow a break in period as it is required to get to peak performance, 65-70 on a flat trip you will get well over 30 mpg, the car does turn heads, the leather on the seats creases easily, the kick plates will chip quickly, and it is well worth it to add a cold air intake.


Best Features

The navigation in the TSX, as in most Acuras, is superb. The exhaust note, for those to whom it matters, is a nice purr and evidence of the small but mighty performance tuned 2.4L engine. And for a college student the great trunk space is a major plus.


Worst Features

The transmission is slow to down shift especially under moderate acceleration. To me though, the greatest downfall is the lack of a factory turbo option on the TSX, and something still not available on the 2009 model. On a minor note, the sunroof button should perhaps be relocated as it is awkward.


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A nice step up after owning 2 Accords
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By Andrew
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2008 Acura TSX Sedan 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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After a 92 and 98 Accord, I decided to upgrade to the Acura TSX. So far after almost 6 months I am not disappointed. This car is fun to drive and sporty, yet still gets awesome mileage (I have gotten mid 30s on pure highway). Commuting mileage is OK and can get mid 20s. For the price you get so many features found in many higher level models. Audio is OK, but not the car's high point. However almost all the features can be found on the new 8th gen Accord (minus HID headlights and bluetooth phone), in a much bigger but more powerful car. Above all, this car is a Honda. Dependable, great resale value, laundry list of standard features.


Best Features

Bluetooth hands free phone, navigation system easy to use, heated/memory seats, great mileage, MID/speedo cluster is intuitive and looks sharp. Controls are easy to use. Great value at this price point.


Worst Features

The biggest gripe is that it uses premium gas to achieve its great mileage. Other minor gripes, the seats are just OK, the sound system is sorely outdated and more suitable for a civic not an entry-level luxury car. Honda paint is very cheap and chips very easily. Not much torque in the midrange


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Little motor that could
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By TCC0247
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2008 Acura TSX Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6M)


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The TSX is a study in less being more. It may only have 205-hp and a 4-cylinder, but the power delivery is so smooth and the revs come so quickly that it feels quick none the less. It'll never win you pink slips, but it will certainly move you on the back roads. It's not RWD, but it still feels supple and balanced. Steering is too heavy for the Camry crowd, but enthusiasts will appreciate the extra weight and feel. The 6-speed and clutch are so slick and easy to use that the car is easy to wring out when the desire arises (or every time you drive it). The interior build quality is excellent, though the sound system is flat. Never liked Hondas before; the TSX's Euro-breeding fixed that


Best Features

Clearly designed and built for Europe. Taut and compact, it moves gracefully. Exterior is simple, but classic and handsome. Interior is outstanding. Gearbox is fantastic. Engine revs freely, quickly and smoothly. 4-cylinder fuel mileage doesn't hurt either. Standard features will drop jaws.


Worst Features

Sound system is pretty flat and anemic for a luxury car. Those seeking the killer torque of the Infiniti or BMW's twin-turbo engine will find the thrust lacking, but for everyone else the TSX's smooth grace will make you question the need for that kind of power.


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