2004 ACURA TSX

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194,635 Miles
39,406
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 194635
Color: Black
Body Style: Sedan
Transmission: 5 speed Automatic
Engine Type: 2.4L In-Line K24A2
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: Gasoline
Location: ALBANY, NY
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EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

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Great Service

5
Ritch Young on 02/16/2017

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Quality Of Repair: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

I came for a specific car and I got what I wanted for a good deal. I will definitely recommend this dealership for my friends.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.8
  Based on 663 reviews

Nothing but Problems

3
Megan Evans on 08/11/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 3

In August 2015 - Just 1 year ago, I purchased a 2004 Acura TSX with 88,000 miles on it. I purchased this car from Paragon Acura in Queens NY, & it has been an absolute nightmare ever since. In 1 year I have replaced/repaired: Serpentine Belt & Tensioner 2 Rear Wheel Hubs 3 Motor Mounts 1 Transmission Mount Seat Belt Sensor 8 Brake Pads & 4 Rotors - warped at time of purchase Alignments - bad at time of purchase I've also preformed scheduled maintenance on this car, including: Oil Changes Cabin Filter Air Intake Filter Spark Plugs 4 Brand New Tires I've replaced other broken or worn things that I simply cannot think of at the moment. 5 Months ago my car started trembling in gear while idling. I've taken it to 3 shops & an Acura dealer. NO ONE CAN FIND THE PROBLEM! Acura wants to tear my engine apart to the tune of $600 (just in labor), with NO guarantee that they'll find the problem. I paid $130 dollars for them to turn around & say sorry we don't know what's wrong with it, here's your car back. The only good thing about that whole dilemma was getting to drive a brand new TLX for 4 days. The most recent issue I am having is the dreaded Center Stack Lights/HVAC - NOT working. I'm saddened that Acura would NOT call a recall on this, instead just extended the warranty (100K miles, or 7 years) & post a bulletin that NO ONE was notified about. I'm out of the warranty period by about 7K miles, or 5 years. Total BS. My first car was a 1997 Honda Civic DX & it did me justice, I purchased the 04 TSX thinking - "Hmm, my Civic lasted me so well, & the TSX is a LUXURY version of Honda, so this should be an even better experience." Unfortunately, I was SO wrong. Acura DOES NOT stand behind the cars they produce. I called Acura to ask about the radio & what I can do. I talked with a man who was more concerned that his shift was over at 5, than with helping me. I have read countless forums in the last month about the center stack lights/HVAC lights not working, caused by a faulty PCB (Printed Circuit Board) which has been discontinued, I'd assume because people were repairing it themselves for cheaper. This seems to be an issue A LOT of owners are faced with. It really is a shame that Honda & Acura owners represent this brand with so much dedication, however, they don't support their fans. This is a money devouring car, & there is NO recall for an issue Acura knows is present & persistent. STAY AWAY FROM ACURA.

12 years of fun and reliable transportation

5
Robyn Brooks on 04/26/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: Value Rating: 5

My '04 Acura TSX, 6 speed manual was the best car I ever owned. Granted, I take great care of my vehicles. Always change oil every 3 - 4K miles, service it, garage it and don't beat the car. The manual transmission is snappy and fun to drive. The only major repairs besides tires, battery and regular service was a new clutch at 102K miles. Also needed new rear struts around 93K. Besides that, this car was the lowest to maintain, even better than my 1994 Accord. I used 87 octane gasoline, not the premium that Acura recommended. I test drove the 2016 Acura ILX and it doesn't compare to the 04 TSX.

tsx

5
geek1954@gmail.com on 03/01/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 5

So Good Makes You Wanna Slap Your Momma

5
Ari on 11/23/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Bought my 04 TSX 6spd man in June '15 with 60,000 miles and it still feels like new. All of the cars controls have a responsive, precise feel to them. Lateral cornering grip is fantastic and the car goes exactly where you point it with minimal understeer. The steering is precise and the manual transmission feels like it came out of a sports car, with very short throws and a buttery snick snick feel to it. It's not a very fast or sexy sounding powertrain, but the power is sufficient. The interior is beautiful with quality expensive looking materials. Styling is very handsome inside and out and has aged extremely gracefully over the last 10 years. Tinting the windows and installing a lip spoiler completed the exterior, and ipod aux cable is a quick install. This cars practicality, reliability and fun to drive characteristics are unmatched in this price range.

Still Love it....

5
Scott on 10/03/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Just in case you are shopping for an early model year TSX, I wanted to confirm that these cars, even after 10+ years, are still fantastic. There's a reason you still see so many on the road, they are bulletproof reliable and drive great, even after all these years. Mine is an April 2004 build, and I'll admit it's been babied with just now 79K on it, but I still feel good getting in it and heading off to work. If you find one with a good maintenance history, you ought to have several more years of use with it. I've done nothing but the normal stuff, like fluid flushes, brakes, battery, etc... It really is amazing how well built of a car this was from Honda. All in all, for the price they are now used, I can't think of a better choice.

Absolutely AMAZING car!

5
deepen03 on 04/14/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had this car in family since 2004. Purchased it used in September 2004, for around 24k, with 20k miles on it. I started driving it myself in 2006 when I first got my license and have put over 50K miles on it myself. Just a well-built awesome Acura. It's sad how the TSX has become such lower quality in the 2nd generation models. I just love this car in ever way and have no complaints at all. I have 104k miles right now and plan to keep it going to 200K if I can!

9 year owner of TSX

4.8
lamike1 on 03/31/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I wrote my first review on my TSX back in 2008. Since then I've out another 60k miles on it. I bought it brand new in 2004. Don't hesitate to buy one of these, they are reliable. I never did anything but my normal maintenance (oil changes, fluid changes, timing chain at 100k miles, brake jobs, etc...) the car never gave me one problem ever. I finally parted with my TSX yesterday and sold her. It was just time for a new car. She was at 130k miles when I told her good bye! Lol great car, Acura did awesome with this thing.

Best car ever.

5
jesse357 on 02/13/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is without a doubt the best car I have ever had. Always puts a smile on my face. Flawless quality. Not one single problem in 100,000 miles. Over 30 mpg on highway and maybe 25 in city. I'm 45 and have always driven cars with Manual Transmission and they simply do not come any better. The snickt snickt feeling of that tranmission and turbine smooth vtec cannot be matched by anything I have had since. Acceleration and handling just top notch as close to BMW territory as you can get with front wheel drive but with much better reliability and handling in weather. Sold when I went overseas and will buy another when I get back to states. Just absolutely perfect.

I miss this car a lot!!

4.9
booth1986 on 01/21/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fast, sporty, decent gas mileage for its intended performance, great build quality and interior! I loved this car... The only reaon we got rid of it was to get a bigger car, this car is not suited for car seats or passengers on a regular basis. I am 5'11" and with a baby car seat in the back, my seat had to be up almost all the way. After 120K miles, the only issue we had was the AC system dies, and the alignment was always off (Later found out it was in a wreck that nearly totaled it which caused this)

2004 Acura TSX Bad Paint - Stay away!

3.5
bizop007 on 12/25/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Would like to recommend it, as long is it is not Milano Red. Her car's paint, along with everybody else who purchased the vehicle - from what I can gather from various Acura forums on the internet fades and turns pink. Not one or two but pretty much all Milano Red 2004 TSX vehicles. The car was pretty much garage kept, both at home and in a parking garage at work. It was waxed each spring and fall, but still it is turning more pink each day! Yes I know it is red and red fades not this much. Both Acura Canada and the dealer - Acura on Brant in Burlington, ON would do nothing. Terrible customer service - stay away - would not recommend the purchase n Acura vehicle!

Love my TSX

4.4
rcush10 on 12/19/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I love this car. I bought it used with 110k miles on it mid 2010 for $10k. It came uniquely equipped with a trunk lid spoiler and a front body air dam giving it a little extra style. It is quick and the 6-speed manual is slick. I have put 50k miles on it and I get 27-28 mpg consistently. Despite my admiration for the car, I have had to put a little $ into it. The starter died a couple weeks after I bought it. It consumes oil fairly quickly. 1 headlight was very foggy. The backlight behind my dash buttons doesn't work. Drivers side seat heater doesn't work. At 50+ mph, something rattles somewhere under the middle of the car. I think it is a part of the exhaust system.

Great car; but oil burning issue is SERIOUS

4
gipmeister on 06/25/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I have enjoyed this car very much and it is generally very reliable. However, there are issues with this year/model that are common to many owners: - the door lock actuators die - the a/c system can die prematurely - the clutch in the 6MT dies early - the car will begin to burn oil My car with >130k now burns about a quart every 1-1.5k miles. If not regularly monitored (before the oil light comes on when you're down 2qts) Other people have had the console lights die and the dealer fix is hundreds of dollars. I STILL give the car a decent review, but I would not advise someone to buy an '04 used because of this.

Great Car

4.6
nas2688 on 05/08/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Bought my car in May 2011 with only 50k, one year later it's at 70k, and I still like it as much as the day I bought it! It's very comfortable on long road trips, has a good amount of power for a 4-cylinder (the manual is a blast!) and I've even got 33 mpg on the highway with it. Good build quality- the only exception being a some very small buzzing/rattling, but even then it's only on I-5 which is terrible and bumpy anyways. The car is over 8 years old, and the only "repair" I've had to make is to get new tires. It does consume oil, not leaking or burning, but as long as I top up every once in a while its not a problem. Overall, a great-looking, comfortable, and FUN car to drive!

17 and loving my car!

5
tkachuk94 on 05/02/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my car since i was 16 and i have always loved it. My navi went out a while back sadly but i do plan on replacing soon. It has about 218k Miles on it because it used to be a commuter car for my parents to SD and Home so around 120 miles a day for 6 years. But, It still runs amazingly and by far is one of the best looking cars in my schools parking lot (I say one of the best because there's quite a few BMWs for some reason..)

like new (:

5
afflictionx3 on 08/02/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

im 17 & ive been looking for a used 2004 - 2006 acura tsx for months. finally, i came across one and when i test drove it i knew right away i found the one. it had 73k miles & in great conditon (a doctor owned it before me) got it for $12,999 . mine is silver with grey interior. cant wait to show it off, since this is my senior year & i can seem myself keeping it for a long time. if you are looking for a reliable car thats super fun and easy to drive, an acura is for you definitely. i went for the tsx instead of a TL (my mom has one) basically for the size. its smaller and funner to drive.

TSX for my Teenager.

5
Her TSX on 11/13/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We purchased a white TSX approximately one year ago for our 16 year old daughter. She absolutely loves this car. Her friends think she is so cool. This car is very stylish. It currently has 79,800 miles and we have not experienced any problems. We will keep this car in the family for years to come.

OMG I love this Car!!!!!

4.9
Margie on 09/11/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I located this wonderful vehicle that is 6 years old and only had 39,000 miles. I must say this is one of the best I've ever driven. The only thing I would chang is I can't hook up my I pod when I'm in the car. It is soooooo much fun , quick and very intuitive.

Great high mileage ride

5
meinbeast on 06/02/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased my red/taupe tsx in March of '05. I have 132,000 miles on it now with minor complaints. Might as well start with the ugly since that's why we all read these reviews. As others have stated my once brilliant red paint is now cloudy and hazy on skyward facing surfaces. Can't tell from afar but up close people make comments. Most of my mileage is highway and my front bumper is more gray than red with rock chips. The paint durability is a joke. I've had to replace two headlights to the tune of $900 each time, and my navigation has stopped working altogether. Don't get me wrong i still love this car, its handling, gas mileage, and options at this price are unmatched.

Not typical reliability

4.4
sledin_biker on 05/05/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

Although this is my 4th Honda product, this one does not match the reliability of the others. Overall this is a great car to drive but the list of serious problems with this car is very un-Honda like. I have replaced my entire A/C system ($2,200), radio unit (warranty), stains from the inside out on the seats, tail light recall, but most concerning is the oil consumption. My car consumes (not leaks) 1 L (~1qt) of oil every 1000 km (600 miles), and I have found similar stories on forums. I don't drive it hard, in fact I baby the car and rarely engage VTEC, it would be easier to understand if I abused the vehicle. This is my first vehicle to actually consume oil.

Still a Great Car

4.9
Mike on 05/03/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I wrote a review 2 years ago. I still have my TSX. I bought it in May of 2004 brand new. Besides normal maintenance it's still going strong. I've got 102,000 miles on it now. At this point I'm considering keeping this thing till the wheels fall off. I've hit 100k, lets go for 200k now!

My Most Reliable Car Ever

4.5
Sean on 02/18/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What can I say, 117,000kms and most expensive maintenance/repair was replacing the brakes. This has definitely been the most reliable car I've ever owned as well as the most fuel efficient for a peppy little sports sedan.

Immaculate car.

5
Dominik on 02/15/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Awesome car in general. Very well built, extremely reliable, fun to drive. Perfect designed ex- and interior. Good MPG, very comfortable. I've own 10 cars so far and this one is my best friend. No wonder parts are kinda pricey - last very long. Take a good care of it (maintenance) and it will last for ever.

Really like, but disappointed

4.5
livin to the fullest on 10/31/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Have owned my blue 6spd TSX for a few years and up until the last couple months everything has been fine expect chipping paint which started shortly after purchase > 20k and acura refused to fix. Within the last 3 months I have replaced rotators, pads, ac condenser and now a clutch totaling approximately 3500.00. Granted my car does have 94k but it's housed in the garage and well taken care of. Expected to get over 100k before and major problems have arose and have had 2 within a short time. Gravely upset really wanted another acura but it definitely has made me think twice.

Best car I have owned

4.8
Love it on 01/29/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought this car and I have never been so satisfied. I love the features. The only complaint I have is that on a rare occasion the navigation would be a street off some times, otherwise it's great!!

Love My TSX

5
TSX FAN 2008 on 07/31/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My 2004 TSX is by far the best automobile I have ever owned. Quality and reliability are a Perfect 10!! After 80000 miles I've only had to replace one rear light bulb.

Great Car All Things Considered

4.8
TXPDelta on 07/11/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car even in spite of some quality control issues on the 1st year model. 4 clutch cylinders later and now almost no peddle popping. Other minor issues with door water leak, brake discs, door panel vibrations, and dash squeaks. The car strikes a wonderful balance of daily driver characteristics with solid handling and a near perfect 4 cyl engine. I drove plenty of cars before I bought the TSX and this is the best sedan I found. Not quite a BMW 3-series, but it is the closest you'll get for under $30K. Fuel economy is around 23-25 MPG mixed driving with synthetic fluids, Injen air intake, and 93 oct fuel.

Bought it brand new 4 years ago

5
Mike on 06/13/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my car in May of 2004. It was not disappointed me at all. I absolutely love it. It handles great, is very comfortable, and beyond anything gets great gas mileage. For a 4 cylinder to give me 200 horse power is also good. I'm over 83000 miles right now and still riding great. Bottom line is if you are thinking of buying a used version of one of these then go for it. Trust me it's worth it.

Red Lemon

2.3
Ken Clancy on 03/13/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought a red TSX and the paint has now deteriorated so that there are pinkish/white blotches all over the car. Acura dealer has been less than helpful and corporate customer service are running for cover. I had a new clutch put in at 60K old one stopped working. RPM have improved 20% at highway speeds, nobody can explain why this is the case. I think it is because the clutch has been slipping since i got the car, new.

Great all-around car

4.9
Martoon on 02/25/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 2nd Acura, and I plan on buying one again (after many more years of enjoying this one). I bought this car based on features for the price, pretty much loaded. I have 47,000 miles on it and have had no mechanical issues with the car other than one minor recall. Good power, great handling and I average about 27 miles per gallon in mixed driving. My only complaint is the drive by wire can be a little touchy when starting from a dead stop, but you get used to it after a while.

5 years later, still loving it

5
jcg878 on 01/13/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my TSX for 5 years now, and I still love driving it. The car handles as well as when I first bought it - actually better since I replaced the stock tires 10,000 miles ago. It is fun to drive with a comfortable and intuitive interior that hasn't shown much wear. According to Edmunds' used car appraiser, it has held its value well also. With a new baby on the way, my wife and I are currently battling about which car to replace - her 2003 Passat, or my TSX. My only TSX-related complaint is that Acura/Honda doesn't make a wagon version. We'll look at the RDX, but a TSX/TL/Accord wagon is really what we'd prefer. It's been a good buy.

Acura TSX = precision driving

4.9
mxmattd on 12/12/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car used in Feb. '07 with 70k, and after almost a year of driving, I couldn't be happier! This car provides a perfect balance of sport, luxury, and economy. To do this, of course, trade-offs are required. The ride leans towards sporty, resulting in excellent handling but sometimes harsh on poor roads. The engine needs to be above 4k rpm for thrills, but keeping revs down gives excellent gas mileage (I avg 29 with mixed driving). The interior is pure luxury, but seats are still great for hard cornering. Steering, controls, incredibly slick 6sp tranny, dbw throttle, everything in this car exudes precision, which translates to an enjoyable drive thru mtn. roads or city streets.

I'm LUVIN' it, this one's a keeper!

4.3
4 NIQUES on 10/16/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 4th Honda vehicle and what can I say? I love it. Driven a honda civic, honda accord and an acura RSX. Was going to buy a BMW or G35 but decided to stick with Honda quality and I am so glad I did. Bought the pearl white 2004 TSX, fog lights, tint and spoiler... what a beauty. All heads turn. I have had a recall on the headlamps, but I absolutely love the car (most of all it's made in Japan). The paint chips easily but I think Acura did a great job for a 4 cyl. luxury entry level sedan. Buy one, you won't regret it!

I love it!

5
Tim L. on 07/06/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned the car for a week and I love it. It out-handles and out-performs any midsize sedan I've driven. I love the styling and my bright red exterior. The four cylinder has plenty of power to it plus good gas mileage. The manumatic transmission is fun to play with too. I am the envy of all of my friends. Dual climate control, heated seats, and supple leather define this car's interior. Great resale value too. All buttons and other features were learned in maybe 5 minutes.

TSXtasy

5
TSXTASY on 05/21/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this car almost a year ago and needless to say, the only complaint I have is that I wish it had better/more cupholders. This car is money! I love it! Blissful blend of luxury, gas mileage, performance, and style. And to cap it off, it will be just as good at and beyond 100,000 miles (because technically it is a honda). Some claim it is lacking in power, but name another naturally aspirated, 4-door, 4-cylinder car that is comparable... there isn't one. Turbocharge it, and the product is a 4-door, 4-cylinder luxury car that is faster than an EVO or an STI except it already comes with a 6-speed! Great car, highly recommend it, that's why my license plate says "TSXTASY" (TS- ECSTASY).

A car for the entire family, outstanding

5
Familyof5 on 04/04/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The perfect car for one seeking comfort, safety, luxury, performance, handling, fuel efficiency and reliability while proving to be exhilirating to drive. We were looking for a safe car which appealed to the entire family and the TSX is that car. The ideal car which you can drive to work daily (fuel efficiency) yet on the weekends as a luxury performance car. Safe car with Stability Control and front/side airbags. We would purchase this car again without question, no regrets. Outstanding quality and workmanship. Interior and exterior top notch, reflection of Acura (Honda) quality. We highly recommend that one test drive a TSX if searching for an outstanding compact; you will be pleased

The Only Car You Need

4.8
Gotta_Shift_It on 03/14/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I needed a serious driving machine that could also take the wife and kids everywhere. The engine sounds exotic at WOT. The six-speed manual is the only way to "talk" to this car. What really endears me to the TSX is that it can be so much fun when I'm driving solo, but can also be the trusty and protective car when hauling the family. It's good on gas, mechanically dependable, exhilirating to drive, fun to drive slow, has all the safety stuff, and big enough for a family of four. The TSX made ownership fun again after a disastrous and trouble-plagued 2 years with a 2002 Audi A4... blap!

More than satisified

5
Mike on 12/22/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Driving a 9 year old Infiniti I30t, I have been searching for one year for a replacement. Considerations were subaru legacy limited, volvo 240, saab 9-3. After thorough research of other user reviews of each car for fun factor, and reliability, in addition to test drives, I chose a preowned TSX. Absolutely love this car. Acura (as expected) has agonized over every single detail for this car from the short throw and click of the turn signal arm, seamless shift of the transmission, perforated leather seating surfaces, moldings of the dash, chrome exhaust tips, xenon lights, to the embroidered TSX logos on the car mats! Far, far superior to the competition. Not even close.

Very happy 28 months later

4.9
Dr. Daryl on 11/29/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We are getting 25 mpg commuting and 28-33 mpg highway depending on load. The TSX is highly entertaining to drive being very agile. Fit and finish continue to impress. The leather shows only a mild patina and the kids have lightly scuffed the seatbacks with their shoes. Our sole problem is a slightly sticking door lock. No rattles, squeaks, or mechanical issues. I'd buy another without question.

Quality

4.9
bob hoare on 11/21/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is a fabulous car to drive. The handling is tight and precise and its biggest quality is the quality of interior materials used and the overall assembly of the car. I have had it for 2.5 years without putting a dime into the car. Only negative is the turning radius. A bus is easier to park.

TSX In A Word: Balance

5
PeteA on 11/17/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you're looking for the fastest or most-likely-to-be-envied-by-your- buddies, keep looking. The TSX is all about balance between engine, transmission, handling, brakes, economy, and luxury. Having driven all of its competitors, none do those things as well as this superb Acura. No wonder Car & Driver keeps voting it a 10-Best winner. I've had my '04 for two years, and I look forward to my commute every day. How many cars do that for you?

It's an Acura!!!!

4.8
LAND ROVER on 11/15/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When I bought this car i was going back and forth between the Acura and the G35 from Infiniti. The main 2 reasons I choose the Acura was the MPG difference and the cheaper insurance. I recently sold the car with a lot of regret, but I needed an SUV. This car was amazing. It had everything. Nav, heated seats, dual climate control, stability, leather etc... The power from the 2.4L was good for the car. Not the power of the TL, but much better MPG and not the torque steer.

2004 TSX w/ AT (No Nav)

4.6
klossfam on 09/26/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

At 30,000 miles, perfect reliability (not one issue - even minor). It's the best FWD car platform ever in my opinion. Great blend of luxury and sport. Worst part of new TSX are the Michelin Pilots. A switch to Falken 512s tires made a great car greater. Right on the EPA mileage ratings. Can't be beat for the price and the ability to hold a high resale value borders on ridiculous.

Incredible value - great all-around

4.9
JanTSX on 09/03/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my TSX for over three years now and am really impressed. Build quality is exceptional - I've had one minor issue w/ my air conditioner in 3 years, but other than that, have just had to change the oil and rotate the tires. Lots of fun to drive. The navigation system is extremely easy to use and intuitive. Took me all of 5 mins. to learn it. I always get comments on the interior lighting at night - very cool looking. Controls and gauges laid out very well. And the stability control program pretty much saved my life one day on I-459 in Birmingham, Alabama.

116,000 Mile Acura TSX 6M

4.5
lucky_doggg7 on 09/02/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Ownership - Replacement/repairs to date consist of: two sets of rotors (centric premium) and pads (Porterfield R4S); driver and passenger side half shafts (rebuilts at $169 ea. undercuts the Dealer cost of $500+ ea.). Replacing the halfshafts cured the front end shake occuring between 50 and 60 mph. Stock Michelin Pilots lasted >60K miles. The third set of tires are now Michelin PS2s in the size of 235/40/18. This car has presented no other problems, really! The stories of Honda owners claiming they only put oil and gas in their cars are true! This is a very refreshing ownership change coming from Audi cars in terms of operating expense.

Great Car

4.9
jK on 07/13/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have put on about 26k miles on it over 3 years. It has handled long trips, couple weekend sessions at the local road track, and commuter traffic. For a FWD car it has been quite entertaining to drive and an excellent winter/bad weather (the other car is a rwd Porsche). I still can't believe 3 years later how much I enjoy driving it (I'm usually quite bored by then and get the "new car" bug). I found several things I could do to make it more fun. I put on an intake, some more aggressive tires, some better brake pads with a little more bite and less fade, and had the car lowered slightly. It just makes a great handling car much more spirited.

Just What I Had Hoped For!

5
jgriffo on 06/29/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I upgraded from a 2000 Chysler Sebring Lxi. HUGE upgrade, that is! I couldn't have asked for a better car. It handles like its on rails, has just enough power, and looks great. Acura did a great job with the interior and exterior styling. People give a glance at stoplights...even a gentleman driving a Viper gave a glance! I would recommend this car to anyone, especially for the price. I feel like I ripped off the dealership. Go get yours today!

86000 miles and still lovin it

5
FOUND939 on 06/21/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just an update on vehicle #719. Original review from 2003. Got my TSX in April 2003. I now have about 86K on it and it is holding up suberbly! I use Yokohamas for tread now cuz the Michelins are way to expensive and are not rated as well.

Excellent Car!

5
Amanda Beardsley on 06/15/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Acura TSX is the best car I have ever owned! It is sleek and stylish. The performance is great and that of a luxury car! I will always buy Acuras in my future!

Nan

5
Nan on 06/13/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car! Quick acceleration. Nice features. Easy to handle. I shopped around and this was the best value for the money. A small luxury car that is easy and fun to drive. No maintenance problems (yet). Not a lot of leg room in the back (but that's typical but I've had adults sit back there comfortably. The only problem I've had is the outdoor temperature sensor gauge runs about 4 degrees hot. Not a biggie!

Lovin' it!

5
mjoe on 04/29/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Acura TSX. It handles the corners great and comfort is the tops! This is my second Acura and I am sold and I will never go to another car make. Nothing but fun in this car.

Must be a lemon

3.5
Ouzo on 04/23/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I was very taken by the price/value of this car. However I have had many problems. Brakes, AC, Stereo and console lights to name a few. The car was not designed to be servived affordably. Total cost of ownership has been comparable to more expensive cars I passed up that include better warranties. Should have bought a BMW.

Great car, highly recommended

5
jjlatch on 04/12/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Our 2004 TSX is fun to drive. 5sp auto makes a huge diffence on power delivery over our older accord. Would highly recommend. We have black (looks great...hard to keep clean), will probably trade in for a 06 white TSX. I read some complaints of poor traction in rain, we never had any problems. The HID's are super! Car handles like a roller coaster.

I like it but...

4.1
leejin1 on 04/04/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I like driving this car. Handling is very good. The 4 cylinder engine is fairly powerful. The interior is what I really love. But, I have a kid now. And I found it very hard to carry my baby in this car. I never worried about back seat space and its access. But I notice more and more. It is really a 2 door car than a 4 door. If you are single and looking for a fun car, this is it. But if you are looking for a 4 door sedan, this is not the car you want to consider. My friends have Audi A4 and BMW 3 series. I think they are better as family car, even though they are similar size cars.

I love this car

5
david on 03/29/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my fourth Acura - and the best of the lot. Quick, responsive, fun to drive and economical to boot. Every feature I wanted came as standard equipment and absolutely no buying hassle from the dealer. A really good ownership experience.

A Fun ride

5
Jim D on 02/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had BMW, Mercedes,Audi, Nissan and nothing tops the ride...........comfort and performance.........a fun car to drive.........had it 2 years and no rattles..............fit and finish..............will stay with Acura

Good, reliable, and economic

4.5
Paul on 01/25/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had not even the slightest problem with the car over the 15,000 miles that I've driven it. Perhaps the most is how much the car does with the 2.2 liter 4-cylinder engine; you have to goose up the revs a bit to get the car to shoot up an on-ramp, but the engine and automatic transmission respond smoothly and seamlessly. I like the minimalist style (I'm an early baby-boomer and don't need the boy-racer image, though I enjoy performance). I also enjoy the gas economy; on a mixed highway-street commute, I get perhaps 27-28 MPG and and thus fill the tank only about every 320 miles. The handling is reliable but a bit light; it doesn't give much road feel or excitement.

Outstanding car

5
c kozy on 01/07/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned this car for 1 year and have no problems with it. It a great ride and handles like a dream compared to the BMW 3 series. My friend bought a BMW 3 series and 6 months later but a TSX. Thre reason for the trade in was his nav system stopped working a the interior trim raddled alot.

Jeckyl and Hyde

4.6
Ronnie Brezler on 01/05/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my TSX soon after it hit dealerships in 2003 and have been loving it every since. I, like the first reviewer, was in the market for a BMW. When I saw this car in person and drove it I just had to have it. I still find myself back at it when I walk away, just like when I bought it two years ago. The combination of sport and luxury is perfectly balanced. The fuel efficiency is great during these times of higher gas prices and the power is more than sufficient for a 4-banger. My only gripe is the occasional rattling that seems to come and go and the fact that the dealership didn't one with navigation available.

Love It

4.9
My TSX on 12/23/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drooled over this car for 2 years before I bought it, and it was worth the wait. I absolutely love it. It's a light feeling car, very nimble and comfortable, even good so far in snow even though I haven't driven it a whole lot in snow yet. The exterior is very sexy, interior is too. Everything is laid out well in the cabin. My first foreign car is turning out to be a truly wonderful experience. Plus it's the first car I've ever owned myself (always used my parents' cars). Had it for 8 months now and it's been great. Very classy!

Buy a TSX Again?

5
pete9797 on 12/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my TSX for a little over a year now with absolutely no problems. I love this car. Fun to Drive, 30mpg, Navi is great, excellent sound system, very comfortable on long drives. Will definitely stay with Acura the only difference is whether I step up to the TL or RL when I'm ready to buy again........

Not your typical family four door

5
Mark on 12/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Most drivers, especially us in our 20's are looking for the "latest and greatest" in vehicles that we can combine performance with sleek styling. The TSX does just this to the highest degree. I am only 23 but still wanted a four door for convenience. I searched many other models and found Acura to be well above the rest. Simply tint the windows with a legal tint and add a spoiler and you are left with a fun, stylish, sedan sports car. The compliments never end and their jaws will drop when you tell them about the peppy 4 cylinder under the hood. I recommend to anyone in the market to spend the little extra money for an Acura, you won't be disappointed.

TSX : Worth the Money

4.9
Roger Dorn on 12/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Acura TSX is a fantastic vehicle for a fantastic price. Compare performance and options with the 3-series and, for the price, it easily comes out on top

A car to keep

5
Bob Campbell on 11/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Usually buy new car every two years. This is one car we will keep for a long time! Solid, comfortable, & fun to drive long miles at a stretch. Interstate trips of 500 miles+/day are enjoyable. Have owned 5 Camrys in the past and our TSX is a step up. We are 70+ years old. My wife (all 5'2" of her) loves to drive this car. Auto trans is smooth and tractable summer & winter in Vermont. Ride is a bit firm but gives great control. Second car is 2005 Civic LX - similar and good low cost alternative for local drives.

2 years + in TSX

5
Seattle TSX on 11/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun to drive if you like light 4-cylinder cars that you have to rev. I usually drive far too fast in this car. Great value for the money, plus reliable. If I were comparing a 3-series, a Passat, and an A4 to this car again, I would buy it again. Extremely comfortable seats, both front and back. The 6-speed stick is essential to this car; if you are planning to buy an automatic you should just buy an Accord. I love this car and bought it because of the quality and value proposition. However, as a Euro-car type, it appeals to me mentally but ultimately fails to satisfy in spite of its excellence and in spite of the fact that I'd buy it again. Life's a contradiction.

Fun to Drive = 10

5
Carlos on 10/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I now have 20,000 miles on my TSX. I love my job, but I love my commute even more, thanks to this car. I get 25mpg in a mixed driving. On a road trip, over 30mpg. The only problem I have had is that the jockey box lid hinges were too tight, so the wrong compartment would open. Fixed it myself in 5 minutes. I like the fact that this car isn't as common as 3-series, and G35s. Actually, it's not in the same class as those cars, but it's just as fun, interior features are first class, and you get Honda reliability. I even appreciate the fact that there is no timing belt (it's a chain), since I plan to keep this car for a long, long time.

Fun Drive

5
Terry R on 10/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the 25-30 mpg, the 4 cyl is great but wish it was available in v6. It is an excellent car with no problems, going on 28,000 miles.

Impressed

4.8
Ed on 09/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had the car for 1 year and 8 months and still feel like I got a steal. Silky smooth transmission in the manual, comfortable, stylish, thoughtful interior w/ simple elegant features of unsurpassed value. Awesome stereo. Comfy in traffic but fun when the opportunity presents itself. Tightly built w/tight enough suspension. Little to no torque steer. Expect top notch reliability. Loved not having to haggle over options though my dealer experience was less than pleasant (tough and not really friendly manager).

Excellent Safe Car

5
Gore on 09/13/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is very safe. Imagine going 65 on freeway all of the sudden someone from the right side pressed gas and merges into your lane without looking I had to look over and quickly react. Luckily due to the excellent control that this car has I avoided a collission which saved money and my car.

Great car for the money

5
Kerri on 08/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought a 2004 TSX. When I was looking at the car I noticed it had high miles but figured since it is a Acura it would be fine. I had an Integra before my TSX and it had 215,000 miles on it and I was very satisfied with my Integra. I love the look of the TSX and of course the 6 speed trans. The handling is great! My sister has a 2004 Accord and I like my TSX better as it seems more sporty and more room in the inside. The Bose stereo with 6 disc changer sounds great also.

After 20,000 Miles...

4.8
Nick T. on 07/26/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My experience with this vehicle has been nothing by positive. I have put a lot more miles per year than I had anticipated around the city, but the car still lives up to its reliability, and after 20,000 miles, there are no rattles, no odd sounds, and no reason to take it into the shop other than general oil changes/maintenances.

The Perfect Sports Sedan

5
pete_427 on 06/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my TSX for 9 months and it's exactly what I expected from Acura. I drove the A4 and 325i and this is by far a more fun-to-drive car and far less ubiquitous on the road. The power band is broad and smooth, the tranny is slick, it handles predictably and precisely, the stereo sounds great and it looks terrific inside and out. While some cars have more horsepower using turbos or V6's (both longevity nightmares), I have plenty of that in my 427 Chevy. What I wanted was silky smooth refinement and athletic fun-to-drive (with a little snob appeal, I admit) and that, my friend, is the Acura TSX.

LOVE THIS CAR

4.6
marc on 06/15/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is probably the best car I ever owned. I previously owned a 1997 Saab 900 and a 2001 Saab 9-5. Despite the fact that I was very satisfied with Saabs, I was extremely disappointed with the reliability. This car has been great so far. I already put 8000 miles on it in 2 months and I want to drive it everyday, which is the reason for the high mileage.

Two years, happy still

5
crustygates on 06/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a solid, understated car which is a little lighter than the competition. It shows. iVtec motor and 6 spd produces excellent fuel economy, smoothness and reliability. The suspension seems too soft but with its stability system, does a great job when pushing the car. The 2004 stereo is a disappointment, a few door rattles which come and go, well that's about it. I normally replace my car every 4- 5 years but may keep this one for 10.

Fun car to drive

4.9
Jason on 05/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the 5th car I've bought (all new), and my second Acura. This TSX satisfy me the most. With this price, the luxury features and look, the performance and handling are much more than what I expected.

Best Car in 25,000 dollar range

4.9
Megan on 03/25/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. Its fun and sporty yet is still luxurious.It could use a little more power, But overall this car is great. The interior of this car is beautiful. The only complaint I have about the interior is the backseat is a little cramped. I looked at the honda accord before buying this vehicle and I found The TSX to be more eye catching and way more for your money.

One Year Later - 2004 TSX

4.5
mrsingh1 on 03/24/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A good compromise for an entry level luxury sport sedan for under $30K. No problems after one year to date, minor recall on the back tail lights/trunk. Love the interior design and gauges at night. If you are use to American V-8's or V-6's, you will miss the torque of those engines, especially if moving from an American/Chevy V-8 as I did to this inline 4 cylinder. For the price performance is adequate, not great, especially if you are use to driving V-8's in the past. Power/Torque does not kick in until over 4000 RPM. Great car overall, first Acura I have bought, likely not the last, next time it will be the TL.

14K miles after

4.9
Happy Gilmore... on 03/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've own the car for over a year (2 winters) and still love to drive it. I waited 6 months delivery and for a while it was the only one on the road. I see more of them now but not as many as Beemers and such. It is elegant but yet suttle, sporty yet functional. It took me a while to 'learn' how to use the tiptronic shift but now I refuse to go back to the old ways (manual shift). The throttle by wire also takes a while to master. The performance between 3000 and 7000 rpm is awesome, however, don't expect great fuel economy. My advice remains: if you are thinking about it, try it and you'll love it too, it gets better with time.

my dream car

5
dina on 03/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. Ever since I road tested it until now I'm still in love with it. I love the way it looks and the way it drives and most of all I love the way that it turns heads.

TSX Best 4 banger around

4.9
TSX Speed Demon on 02/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have now owned our TSX for a year. "ITS THE BOMB!!!" Great pickup and wonderful to drive. The only thing I would change is the placement of the moon roof control to the center console so the passenger can control it too! Our schnauzer loves it too he can even control the windows himself. The navigation is a godsend for my wife, who I might add now has no excuse for being lost or late for an appt. We have the wood feature on ours and who ever said it looks fake doesn't know what their talking about. Its just because they have put alot of clear over the wood to protect it for years to come. We will definitely be keeping this vehicle till it falls apart!! Ha Ha!!

Great choice! Can't regret at all.

4.5
Fai on 02/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

So far so good. I drove all kinds of car including Japanese, Europeans and Americans. This one impresses me a lot. Great feeling to drive this car along with luxury feel. All thumbs up. A little rattling problem, but who cares when you can enjoy all the other fun gave you by this vehicle.

unbelievable!!!

5
war eagle on 01/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A great, reliable, and simple luxury sports sedan. This car is very capable, but is also very tame. It is also a great value. Not too good for city driving, however - small windows, poor bumper bash ratings, and low mpg in city. A lot of safety features. Not as common as the BMW 3-series. It is absolutely a pleasure to drive or to ride in. The trunk is bigger than what one would imagine. Combines luxury and utility. Conservative exterior design.

Best Bang for Your Buck

4.9
rko on 01/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Awesome vehicle. I have the 6sp manual with no navigation (didn't want a $2000 map). This is by far the best combination of quality, performance, and creature comforts at thousands less than anything comparable. The shifting is butter smooth and predictable. The engine has plenty of power to accelerate from under 3k RPM in 6th gear. Stereo is very good...some radio stations will actually sound fuzzy. Leather and heated seats are very comfortable on longer rides. The VSA works fantastic on wet or snowy roads without limiting performance too much on dry roads. Plenty on leg room for rear passengers, more than any other car in its class it seems. No wonder it is a "10 Best".

The Best Bang For Your Buck

4.9
13 year Acura Driver on 01/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been driving Acura automobiles since 1992 and they have never let me down. I loved the fact that my TSX came fully loaded. It is a pleasure to drive and to look at. People are constantly checking out the car and asking me about it. Unfortunately, I parallel park quite a bit and have had the car dinged in the back. I've noticed that the paint peels off like nail polish even with a minor tap. This never happened on my other car.

Needs Some Improvement

4.4
Drew on 01/14/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Don't get me wrong, the Acura TSX is a great car. Both the exterior and interior styling are fantastic, and the quality of the materials is wonderful. It is a very refined vehicle, with nimble handling and beautiful detailing.

Excellent quality car for the money

4.9
LKS on 01/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love this solid built car. It's fun to drive, handling is excellent and very comfortable. The sound system is awesome. Heated seats are great for New England weather.

Great Sporty Sedan

5
Stephen on 12/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had the car for almost a year and I have had no problems. The handling is smooth and you'll love the precision of the 6 spd manual shifter. The engine pulls nicely off the line given it is a four cylinder but it is happiest freely reving from 3000 to 7100 rpms. Standard features include everything you can think of except the navigation system. Fit and finish are exceptional. Adequate room to haul people or things. As a point of reference, I owned a 4dr 94 Acura Integra GSR followed by a 4dr 99 323i BMW. I believe that this is a great buy for a sport sedan even when compare to the venerable 3 series BMW's.

Love the TSX

5
Bryan on 12/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was in the market for a new car. I looked at all the Honda's because before I owned my TSX, I had a Honda Accord. I loved the Accord, but I found that the TSX is a much more smoother, funner, and stylish ride. In one hour I went from almost purchasing a new two door Accord to buying the TSX. The cost of the TSX versus the cost of the TL was the decision for me. I could have all the fun, style, and luxury of an Acura, but still feel young and sporty with the TSX. I would definitely reccomend the TSX for anyone who loves to have fun and look good while doing it.

HondaMan's Review

4.8
HondaManTSX on 12/29/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm lovin this car! It is a great Honda/Acura and you can't go wrong there in my book.

I love my TSX

4.5
Kona_resident on 12/22/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

First one out of the Santa Monica Acura dealership!!! I opted for the TSX after owning 3 Integras and after my 92 GSR was stolen... I was looking for more comfort, less noise, automatic tranny because I wanted to cnange my driving style from agressive to relaxed... well the 5A TSX did it but without loosing that sporty feel... I love the hi-revving big 4, the sportshift, the handling, the nice style... Even after almost 2 years, I frequently witness other driver stalk me trying to figure out what this nice car is!!!

DON'T BUY THIS RATTLE BOX

2.5
Wayne Schlegel on 12/19/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 2

I cannot tell you how many times this vehicle has been back to the dealership for service! Noises, rattles, loose parts, defective sedt bracket 2x. The door trim noises, creeks and vibrations/rattles indicate a design defect in this TSX deign. Seven times and they still cannot correct the problems! Seats wearing prematurely as well. Japanese quality is truly SLIPPING. Not sure it's worth the money. Shame on Honda/Acura for such poor quality.

Great Value in the sport sedan group

4.9
JoeD on 12/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The features on this car are amazing for the price. Stability control, heated seats, 17 inch alloy wheels, high safety ratings, and smart rearview mirror for starters. The only disappointment has been a creaking sound on the passenger side dashboard/ windshield area when I go over even small bumps on the road. The car is very fun to drive in the city or on the highway. The understated exterior design belies the spec'd out interior and performance.

Best Choice I Could Have Made

4.8
Kevin English on 12/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was searching for a new vehicle, but had several on my list. For instance the 2004 Nissan Maxima and the Infinit G35. I was very impressed with the Maxima, however, the sale person was not aggressive enough to try and work something out with me seeing how I was planning to make a down payment of half of the cost of the car. However, I went to the Acura dealer and was there 6 hours before I was able to drive off with my new 2004 TSX. The sales person and finance manager made sure that I got what I wanted at the price I wanted. I love the stylishness of the TSX even though it was a lot smaller than the Maxima. I get a lot of compliments and stares while driving this car.

6 Speeds of Bliss

4.9
cmsj5h on 12/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded in an auto 4 cly Honda Accord for something more fun to drive. This car is unbelivable, while driving through the 6 speeds I have a constant smile on my face. If you are looking for a reliable car that gets pretty good fuel economy and is fun to drive, look no more. Also looked at VW Jetta GLI 1.8T, Subaru WRX, and Honda Accord V6 6 speed, this was my favorite. I was able to have everything in one great looking car.....4 doors, decent fuel economy, 6 speed, great interior and exterior....and fun to drive. If you are looking to buy a TSX, do yourself a favor and test drive the 6 speed, you won't be dissapointed.

Little TL

4.4
dj1billion on 12/07/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car, if you desire something good on gas,strong performer,great looking and you can get it fully loaded inc. Nav. all for under $30,000. WOW!!!!Now thats BANG for your Buck!!!

TSX ABOVE AND BEYOND THE COMP FOR LESS $

5
TroutiousMaximous on 12/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my TSX back in August and by far it is the most fun I have had driving a car. I have owned BMW's and test drove the rest, and the TSX performance/standard options/and fuel economy blow the comp away. Waiting to see if there are any upgrades (chip wise) for the engine, however it is still got the awesome pep for a 4 cyl. The TSX turns heads without a doubt, most compliments I have ever received about a car, and people do not believe me when I tell them how much it costs.

Amazing car, great value

4.6
divenow on 11/30/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just love this car - 1000+ miles on it already and no real problems. The styling is crisp and clean, and fit/finish is for the most part outstanding (there is a dashboard rattle/creak which the dealer needs to look at). Seats are well padded, the sound system is beautiful. Steering is nice and taut. Low-end torque isn't that strong, but past 4k rpm starts to make itself felt. There is a bit more road noise than I'd like. Love the 50- series low profile tires, but wish they had better stock tires than the Michelins. But the bottom line is that for the same options, a BMW 325i or an Audi A4 1.8T would cost ~$3k more. THAT's what sold me.

I love this car - exceeds expectations!!

4.9
Jonathan Mozenter on 11/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my TSX. It handles like a dream and is very fast. It looks cool inside and out. I love all the gadgets (sunroof, heated seats, unreal stereo). So much fun to drive. Highly recommend. Cheap considering what you get.

TSX

5
chobert on 11/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So far we've been very pleased with this car. It drives and handles very well and is as solid as any new car that I've owned. Gorgeous exterior designing. I would recommend to anyone looking for nice sporty 4-dr with a good performance attitude.

Update to the Bimmer Beater

5
Mike S part 2 on 11/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I figured as my car is coming up to a year old I should update my review. It is still a great car to get into every day. Fit and finish are still Honda high. Still as smooth as the day I bought it. The annoying creak in the windshield is gone. Recomend one new or used.

Best value and features for the price

4.9
tyman_22 on 11/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first new car, so I was looking for a lot of car with a reasonable price. No other vehicle I looked at came close to the TSX. The best part about it was that this car has no optional packages, you just choose to have or not to have a Navigation system and the transmission. The TSX has plenty of "get up and go" under the hood with 200 hp. Even with this power, you still get the mileage expected from a Honda product with nearly 30 mpg/highway.

Most excellent car

4.9
jrs001 on 11/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The usual tight Honda fit, finish and reliability. No problems at all. Heated seats are excellent for all driving and distribute heat to the back very nicely rather than just the butt. Runs smooth as silk even on regular unleaded. Excellent handling. Sound system is very good. My first automatic - hard to justify the manual at the same price and lower gas mileage - go figure! Still fun to drive and the Tiptronic lets you shift manual if you like although not the same feel with no clutch. A great car. Even my friend with the TL wishes he had waited for it!! No reservations at all. Even got the dealer to knock 15% off the sticker price.

TSX

5
nikin78 on 11/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first time driving a manual transmission car and it has been a great experience so far. Since this is a car in competition with the BMWs and Benzes I think the exterior could use a little sporting up. Give the car a more sportier look. Thanks

Jen's TSX

4.9
clearstream on 11/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife fell in love at first site. The car handles great. We both enjoy driving the TSX any chance we get. After trading our Yukon, our fuel bill has come in under budget every month. We have received more compliments on this car than any other car we have owned. Great car, would highly recommend.

FYI: TSX ROX

4.8
Zeus on 11/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

An awesome auto for those who can transcend the fact that this is a re-skinned, re-badged European Honda Accord. It bests most entry luxury cars in performance and demolishes them with regards to features. A Bimmer, Saab, Merc, or Audi of comparable content puts them way over top as far as price is concerned. (So what if I can afford it, does it compete? This is the argument that put a TSX in my driveway.) I'm banking on quality and possible resale as bonus features that off-set the rather non-descript exterior, especially the backside. The interior, conversely, is elegant, intuitive and functional. I feel it's the best design in the category regardless of price. TSX=value + function +form.

A Definite Chick-Magnet!!!

5
cooldogg on 11/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Whether for young or older drivers, the TSX will fit almost anyone. It has the amenities of a luxury car and the power and styling of a sports car. Take one look and you'll be hooked!!!

Love this car!

5
JuliaV on 11/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded in my 2000 Accord sedan. I agonized over the TSX or a new Accord. In the end I chose the TSX because of the following: better warranty/reputation, classier looks, TSX is FUN to drive (handles curves better than my old accord ever dared, brakes much better...TSX feels peppy), feels more luxurious, and I don't see zillions of TSXs on the road. I haven't regretted my decision for one second (and I am bad to second guess everything!)

Go Acura

4.8
lxlsamiamlxl on 11/09/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent vehicle with the service to match. Traded out of a 97' Passat VR6 and have yet to look back on the decision.

best car i ever owned

5
Chicago Gas on 11/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned other luxury cars such as BMW and Mercedes, but this car has been far superior in value for the money. It handles and performs like a dream. People comment on the excellent style of the car. It truly lives up to Money Magazine's Car of the Year. The only difficulty I had was negotiating the price. The Chicago dealers stick close to list price.

COULD BE BETTER

5
Phantomenace on 11/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Crashed my RSX, so I used my insurance money to buy this car. This car is much more comfortable to drive, but does not feel as sporty. Also, my average MPG observed is lower than the rated MPG. I cross shopped with the G35, A4, and the IS300. The thing that tipped the scale was the nav. Unlike the others, the TSX's screen is huge and it is also touchscreen. This car feels identical to the Accord, consider cross shopping with that car as well.

2004 TSX

4.9
moman on 10/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just purchased a new TSX and have already 400 miles on it.it is so much fun to drive specially with the new semi manual shift. the gas milage is great specially after gettin rid of a gas guzzler that did 12 milesper gallon. interior is neat wish it was a little roomier but still great.pick up speed is really good for a 200HP engine. in short,you will love the gas milage and the pick up speed and neat design.

Love the TSX - no regrets of decision

4.8
Madhuri on 10/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first new car, and I am glad I made the right diecision in getting a TSX. I love driving this car. Nice interior with silver trim (for Carbon Grey ext / Ebony interior). I was speculating between Saab 9-3 and TSX, interior is one of the reason's I opted for TSX.

surprise i like it.

4.8
bruce m. on 10/25/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

For price,performance and style you can't go wrong with the tsx.More horsepower would be nice,but,there's the tl.A with mileage in the upper 20 mpg range and gas at $2.10 a gallon this is the perfect car.I'm really surprised how much i love this car and the nav systems a plus.Only wish would a power passengers seat and standard fog lights and heated mirrors.

The perfect car for a single girl

4.9
Mzcool01 on 10/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car very much! This is my third car from the past five years and I feel each time you buy a new car, you should upgrade the style according to your style. My style is sporty. I'm twenty-seven years old with no kids but sure to have some within the next three years. I wanted a four door car, but something sporty too to accomadate my needs and wants in the future. I first started out with a Pontiac Sunfire. Then a Honda Accord coupe. Now, my TSX. This car fits me perfectly and the performance is very excellent. I have no regrets buying this car at all!

Best entry-level mid-size sedan- IT ROX

5
dadood on 10/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought it in Jan '04 & have already put 16K miles on it. It drives like a dream! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! Sports- tuned suspension, tight chassis, 17" wheels and sports seats makes it a joy to drive. GET THE NAVIGATION! Its well worth the price. I don't use Mapquest anymore. :) Acura sound system (350W) is better than the Bose in Nissans (for real!). Its got the works - Xenons, REAL leather, side-mirror indicators, dual-climate control, 6CD in-dash... its all there! If you like sporty, luxury & classy this is your car! Its way beyond Toyotas, Nissans, VWs, etc. So don't even bother comparing them. This is in the 3-series, C-class, A4 league. Get it! You get your moneys worth for the price!

Excellent

5
Melissa S on 10/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is beautiful inside and out very reliable and a fun car to drive!

hopeful, but disappointed

4.3
jimc&hisTSX on 10/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Only had mine 2 weeks, but have had a horrendous creaking in the right passenger 'A' pillar area since day one; loud, annoying and constant! Svce mgr says it's a prevalent problem with the TSXs. Great, just my luck. Anyone else had anything similar. Was it resolved? They tell me they haven't had much luck resolving them. Have to wait 3 weeks to get it looked at. Otherwise, pretty fun car...especially the nav system. It's lots of fun. Wish it had heated ext. mirrors; why only in Canada? It gets plenty cold in the US also? Stupid! Traded in an A4. The TSX is nice and a good value, but it's not an Audi. That's what I get for boycotting German products.

Awesome Performance!

4.9
Performance King on 10/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is no doubt an incredible vehicle from an incredible manufacturer. I love my Acura TSX. I used to drive a '63 Gerbil Hatchback with an 8-Track...wow, what a difference! My old Gerbil had 48 horsepower which I thought was a lot...it did 0-60 in 42 seconds....not my TSX! 0-60 comes in way under 8 seconds! Pure performance, handling and power!

2004 TSX A-Spec

4.6
TSX A-SPEC on 10/18/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The TSX is just plain fun to drive. Even the base TSX is enough for most people, but if you have the chance, check out the A-Spec options. A great looking body kit, and nice 1 drop, and a sport tuned suspension makes this car a great daily driver, but one that cannot wait for weekend road trips. Coming from a 00 Eclispse GT it dosen't have the same power at the low end but the 7100 redline takes care of you on the high end. Though the 2004 A-Spec is no longer avaliable, the 2005s, ariving mid December should have the A-Spec option.

EXCELLENT

5
ERIN on 10/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THE ACURA TSX IS THE FIRST NEW CAR I'VE OWNED. PRIOR TO THE TSX I HAD A 1996 HONDA CIVIC. INITIALLY I WAS SAD TO LEAVE MY CIVIC SINCE IT HAD BEEN SUCH A RELIABLE CAR, BUT AS SOON AS I DROVE THE TSX I KNEW IT WAS THE PERFECT CAR. IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS I'VE PUT THE TSX THROUGH SOME ROUGH TIMES AND IT HAS PROVED IT'S STURDINESS AND QUALITY. IT IS A RELIABLE CAR WITH A LUXURY FEEL.

Great Car Test Drive It and see why

5
pinkfloyd on 10/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This Is My first new car and I am Happy with my TSX, Its fast and The quality is unmatched for the price. Love the car. So will you.. Test drive it but also take alook at the TL..(Nice). Took my time and looked at lots of rewiews and acura and toyota had the best reviews of all. but toyota is bland and has no style.

Surprising Find

5
scrfan on 10/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Shopping for a Audi or BMW and went to look at the TSX at last minute.Got awesome car for at least $7000 less. Great car.

Love the TSX

5
UZ on 10/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

First new car. Previous was a maxima, which was a great car also. Like the TSX alot and is very fun to drive. Handles great, likes the corners. Highly recommended but also need to see how it handles once I get snows/rims on for the winter.

4 door S2000

4.4
hockeydad23 on 10/12/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you love sports cars [I wanted an S2000] but have a family that wants you to have four doors, this is the car for you. I absolutely love my TSX!! a PERFECT blend of performance, luxury, and some practicality. I've taken on every sports sedan and more on the Blue Ridge Parkway; this car performs big time. Not the fastest car off the line but drop it into second and the fun begins. you don't even feel the power until you get above 4000 rpm. get there and you'll leave BMWs in your dust. the ride is great too. FYI; drive it hard and you'll need to give it a quart of oil before your regular oil changes. A small price to pay for owning what could be the best car for the $ on the road today

So Glad I Gave It a Second Look

4.9
T Mitchell on 10/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I spent 18 months looking for my next car and just couldn't find the level of performance and economy that I wanted without spending 35K+. I test drove the Acura TL twice and was about to give in to buying it in spite of the expense when I finally decided to test drive the TSX just to rule it out (truth is I was afraid of the 4- cylinder and "knew" I wanted a V-6). All of that changed during the test drive and I purchased one two days later. I now have over 10K miles on it and absolutely love the ride, performance, and economy. I am routinely getting 31 mpg on freeway trips and have not gotten less than 27 mpg to/from work. This car is very fun to drive and only cost me $25,500!

The best for under 30K

5
kimas on 10/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been shopping for a car for about a month -- test drove New Maxima, Accord, Passat. I was looking for a V6 car - but the moment I drove TSX, I knew this is the car for me. Though a 4 cylinder car, Honda/Acura has given enough zip to make the pick- up attractive, the drive smooth, the turns w/o any body-rolls.... The interior is awesome - unfortunately I couldnt get the NAV. I had a chance to check it out - it is the best NAV in the circuit.

Unassuming excellence

5
jbl on 10/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After a few agonizing months and countless test drives on various used and new BMW 3 series, Audi A4, Jaguar X Type, Lexus IS 300, Volvo, took the plunge and got myself a TSX. In the final weeks I agonized between the TSX and the A4 and finally settled for the TSX. It is by far the best overall value as well as top on reliability. A4 has a more recognizable exterior styling and perhaps the quatro is an advantage, even though not so much if you consider the decent VSA in the TSX. At anything else the TSX is just the better choice. Not to mention the price for similar equipment. Just go to an Acura dealer and see how many used A4s you'll find vs. how many Acuras at an Audi dealer.

My favorite Car

5
Alliescar on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love it. Black is a great color. Should have gotten the navigation system. Interior is beautiful. Seats comfortable.

I love this car!

5
mitchdfla on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this TSX in April, and it had 149 miles on it. Now it has almost 20,000. I drove it from Florida to California and back, and it performed perfectly. It drives very well on highways, handled mountains well, and gets great gas mileage despite a few high speed adventures. The cabin is quiet and comfortable, especially the front seats (leather!). The trunk is roomy, and I get a lot of good comments from others about it. I drive it daily 100 miles to and from work. The sport shift features is fun. The dual control a/c is great as is the stereo with 6- disc changer. The safety features are handy: ABS, Stability Control and Traction Control (features usually found on more expensive cars)

'04 Acura TSX

4.9
KristopherRNY on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Solid performance with luxury options at an affordable price.

Best car I have ever owned

4.9
Fokker70 on 10/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have just over 4500 miles in a short 5 month period. The car is a joy to comute in, to travel in, to drive around the block. I couldn't be happier with it as of right now. Carbon Grey w/Black Interior is suprising cool in the hot summer months, but even it wasn't, the hvac system is so powerful, it would cool it down in mere seconds. Great Carb

High Quality Ride

4.9
brlwest on 10/06/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The new Acura TSX is a classy well built small sedan. It looks expensive inside and out. The TSX doesn't let you down on the performance side either. The handling and general performance are very good. But not perfect-- it could use more low end torque ( from a small V6, maybe?). More pwerful brakes and a less jittery ride would be a help, too.

acura tsx rules in its class!

5
meet joe black on 10/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i liked that everything was standard. (i had looked into a mazda 6 s, but with options, it quickly became a $29k mazda). the tsx has a nice tight, solid feel when driving it, even over some of boston's roughest roads.

Joy to drive

4.9
evil on 09/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Originally planned to purchase the TL but fell in love with the TSX. This car is a true joy to drive. The Inline 4 engine doesn't seem to match the class of car but it doesn't hold it back at all. The power of the car is definitely felt at higher rpms where it seems to come into its own. Acura has done an excellent job with the gear shift with the 6 speed manual. Clutch is nice and isn't even a pain when you are stuck in traffic. Handling is superb. The interior has been designed for comfort and is extremely luxurious. The dash is well designed and controls are easy to use. A great sporty sedan.

Best value in its class

5
JKRTX on 09/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had this car now for about 2 months now and have to say its an awesome car. I get lots of compliments on it.

acura tsx

5
tavo1972 on 09/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

my acura tsx drives great. performs excellent and its looks are very sporty.the vehicle handling is tight

a great value

4.3
mike k on 09/26/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm very happy with it.

Review

5
Lana Adams on 09/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Car is a great value for the price..Only issue is there is a little bit of wind noise driving on highways

Best entry level sedan for the price

5
ManG on 09/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Test drove the A4, Mazda6, BMW 325i, and TSX. This car is the best overall value in it's class. Handling is terrific for a FWD car, and the only option is the nav system - which is the best in the industry! Interior design is near flawless, big gauges, big nav screen, nice heated leather seats, good lumbar support..on par with Audi.

Great car to drive

5
Aka on 09/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car less than 2 weeks ago,ever since the moment I drove it away from the dealership, it has been performing very well. Everything is easy to use and pretty much self explanatory. I love both exterior and interior. It's definitely one sharp car.

Great Car!

4.8
jvogt on 09/17/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I usually spend months reading reviews and reports before buying a new car, but after a short test drive I felt I had found a great car in the Acura TSX. After two months of driving my 2004 auto w/navigation and logging about 1500 miles, I am quite happy with my decision to buy one. The car is ultra smooth and refined. The fit and finish of the leather interior is excellent and the interior design is sporty as well as elegant. The car is not overly fast, but for what it lacks in low-end torque it makes up in smoothness. Once the revs get up in the 3000 range though the care moves out nicely. Great car!

Great car, room for improvement

4.4
genejockey777 on 09/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great character this car has despite the NYT's review regarding lackluster "spirit". However admittedly the exterior needs a little more "wow" to match the wonderful powertrain and handling characteristics of this front-driver. If you like understated capability - that is, not going out of your way to draw attention to your confident self - then this is the vehicle for you. Great to drive in town and on the highway. Gas mileage does not seem to be as good as everyone claims, but maybe it's just the way I drive it. Or perhaps the gas gauge is just more accurate than in my old GM vehicle. Some interior rattles noted.

Even better than Honda !!!

5
GaryGrach on 09/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just love this car all it's gadgets.

Best Bang For Your Buck!

5
punchy13 on 09/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Exceptional car and value. Hands down the funnest car I've had the pleasure of driving. I still can't believe they got 200hp in a 4cyl car. It really has some zip and the tranny is as smooth as Barry White! Great styling and well constructed. I was also considering the Altima, Accord and Mazda3. I test drove them and the Altima felt cheap, the Accord's styling was boring, and the Mazda3 was just too small. Besides there just too many Altima's and Accord's on the road. The TSX is loaded with features you'd expect from a car that's about $10k more. I got mine for $25,581 before tax and license (auto w/o nav). The TSX is as close to perfect as you can get.

Nothing Else Compares in the Price Range

4.9
jdb92626 on 09/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun to drive even with the automatic! The car is built to last and gives you countless features which you cannot even get in most other cars priced 10-15K more. The sound system and navigation system make this car more technologically advanced and add to the "fun" factor. Surprising power from a 4- cylinder.

Nice Road Car

5
Fredo on 09/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great value. Great car. Very much fun to drive and really holds a line on curves.

Best car I ever owned

4.8
ssweet on 09/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It has been a pleasure to drive this car, all around

Hard to improve on

4.9
TSXaholic on 09/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i went from a 2003 Accord EX 4cyl. The performance is similar but the TSX just handles like a dream. They need to graft some of this on the Accord. My only suggestion would be to consider a taller 5th gear for high speed cruise control modulated highway commutes; I have averaged 30 MPG vs 34 in the Accord.

A Great Car

5
Northern Bill on 09/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After comparing the Mazda 6S, VW Passat GLS 1.8T and the 2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT, he TSX was the clear choice. The other vehicles are good cars its just as a overall package the TSX is the winner. The TSX is not as quick as the turbo Legacy or Mazda 6 but fast enough to be entertaining trust me. The engine is silky smooth, the manual tranmission is excellent, the interior is luxurious and is rapped in handsome body (think mini TL). As one automotive reviewer put it " you don't have to hit homeruns to win the game". I could go on and on about the car but will end this by saying that if you are in the market for a sporty sedan give the TSX a look.

Loving this!

5
Louie on 09/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great buy. A lot of features that stand out. The best value!

Near Perfect

4.9
krill1972 on 09/06/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After owning a 2002 Audi A4 1.8T my wife and I decided to trade up on the TSX. We simply had way to many problems with the Audi that I won't go into. As for the Acura, we love it!! The ride and handeling are exceptional. Fit and finish are prefect. Plus the car has a little more interior room and a much better reputaion for reliability than the Audi. I wish the engine had a little more power on the bottom end. However, thinking about it from a marketing standpoint; if Acura put tons of power in the TSX... who would by the TL?

Decent Car for the Price

4.8
DB Queen on 09/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My previous car was a Volvo C70 so in some ways it's not fair to compare the two. The C70 had an awesome sound system and drove like a charm when it did run. Previously owned a 1989 Honda Preludi Si and loved it!! To me, the TSX is the same car with four doors and more backseat space. The acceleration is decent. The look is beautiful. The instrumentation panel and navigational system are great!

JDC

4.9
JDC 52 on 09/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

WONDERFUL CAR . 20K MILES IN 14 MONTHS .DRIVEN 100 MILES A DAY AND NO PROBLEMS AT ALL. I ATTRIBUTE THIS TI JAPANESE MANUFACTURE.

First 1000 miles

5
DSPSocal on 09/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

You can't go wrong with the TSX, the first 1000 miles have been excellent, very few complaints. Avg 25 MPG in mixed driving with a lead foot. Handling is very predictable and acceleration is smooth powerful for a 4 cylinder. Sequential gearshift is easy to get used to and upshifts are precise as downshifts. I get lots of compliments on the styling (i have a red one other colors were too muted for my taste). I compared to Maxima, Solara, Accord, and Altima. Then saw the TSX and realized for less money than an Altima I had a car in the class with BMW, Mercedes, and Audi. It was a no brainer from there.

2004 TSX Automatic non Nav

3.9
Miko1970 on 09/03/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I had been shopping to update my 2000 3.2 TL to a 2003 Type S, but since premium gas is priced what it is, the 2004 TSX really made more sense. My expectation was clearly too high on the performance, gas mileage and fit and finish. I was completely spoiled with the TL. I feel that between the automatic transmission and low torque a manual transmission is the best way to experience this car. I also wish I had known what kind of people I was dealing with a Duval Acura in Jacksonville, FL... Buyer beware and ask for a CAR FAX!

Better than a BMW!

4.8
Peggy McCool on 09/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Everything about this car is luxurious. It isn't austentatious but it isn't boring either. I have never had so much fun or experienced so much comfort when driving. In short, I am in love with this car

Best car Ive ever owned

5
dirk3111 on 08/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Handling, and plenty of get up and go. Some of the best Fit & Finish Ive ever seen.

Jays TSX

4.9
Jason Tressler on 08/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I almost want to keep this jewel of a deal a secret because I look like I'm driving 50K car!!!! I have so many heads turn at this car, but most don't know they may be able to afford one. I did not even plan on buying a new car, but when isaw this and drove it I had to have it... Best car I have ever owned. If you get into one of these cars you wont want to get back out.

great choice

5
convert on 08/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this car is better looking, better handling, better equipped, safer, more fuel efficient, more comfortable,faster,and the sticker was $7000 less than my 190 E2.6. I'm hoping this car lasts as long---15 years.

Love my TSX

4.9
jeffb1q on 08/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Upgraded from a 1991 Civic Si. That car was like a fun go kart, this car is much more refined and still very fun to drive. The MT is great! Look forward to driving it every time!

Reality Check

4.9
Orangeville Steve on 08/24/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am a true owner of the TSX, not one who just test drove the car. I don't sell cars so no bias involved. I own several vehicles, all 2004 models including an MDX, and an ES300. The TSX is my commuter car, therefore no NAVI req'd. If you could just drive the car not knowing its cost. Just compare its driveability, comfort and features. This is a stunning car to drive that mixes an excellent dose of comfort, power, and manuverability in a very affordable package. For shear driving enjoyment the TSX is my favorite.

You Can't Go Wrong With A TSX

5
Donald Jones on 08/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I COULD NOT BE MORE PLEASED. WHAT A GREAT CAR! I TRADED IN MY 2003 ACCORD EX FOR THE TSX. IT HANDELS MUCH BETTER THAN THE ACCORD. GREAT BUILD QUALITY, FUN TO DRIVE, GOOD GAS MPG. I WOULD NOT CHANGE A THING. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS CAR.

Honda's best sedan!

4.3
fedlawman on 08/23/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

People who say that the TSX is "just a re-badged Accord" or complain that it only has a 4 cylinder engine just don't "get" this car. The TSX is the reincarnation of the much loved (and missed) Prelude, only today it's got 4 doors, gorgeous interior appointments, and refinement never dreamed of in the former coupes glory days. The TSX engine zings to redline smotth precision, and the 6-speed manual just snicks from gear to gear like it's coated with teflon. The nimble chasis is predictable and fun to play with, yet understeer at the limit is typical FWD Honda. If want want an Audi cockpit, Lexus refinement, and Prelude reflexes, this is it.

TSX review after 12 months of ownership

4.5
TSX in Redmond,WA on 08/22/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Highs: - 6 speed shifter and 4 cylinder engine. Honda makes the best 4- cylinder engines I have ever driven. The engine never has the 'thrashy' sound many 4 cyliders have. This is a Civic Si for adults who want a little comfort with their fun! - The front seats are the most comfortable I have sat in, and this really became apparent after the purchase. - Interior quality, design, and features are top-notch, regardless of price. I wanted a BMW 3-series, but it made no sense after driving the TSX. Lows: - Front door panels rattle and squeak, even after a trip to the dealer. - Compared to other cars, it has lots of road noise.

TSX aka EuroAccord

4.9
tcgrubbs on 08/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great smooth shifting 6-speed manual; really fun to drive on mountain highway curves.

TSX 2004

5
ashlim on 08/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Over the past nine months since I bought my new TSX the driving experience has been awesome. It's entirely made in Japan. I guess that sure makes a difference. I have driven the Accord V6 before I bought this car and there is definitely a difference in handling especially the turns. To test it I drove at 65 mph on a circular ramp and car didn't even flinch. That speaks volumes on the design and aerodynamics. Those of you still thinking should I or shouldn't I don't hesitate. Take action: Buy it. This is my honest opinion. This is a keepre for me. I got a white one. It's head turner on the roads.

BANG FOR A BUCK!!!

4.9
TSX LOVER on 08/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has some of the most amazing features at a price that is absolutly astounding! The navigation system is very easy to use and reliable. The sound system in this car is phenominal, and I just couldnt be happier with this car!

Best mix of fun, features, and value.

5
Crowbar on 08/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I did a LOT of research before purchasing this car. I drove a LOT of other cars before deciding on this one. My second choice was the BMW 3 series, which has better brakes and rear-wheel-drive (important considerations for extreme driving enthusiasts). However, after looking at the whole picture, the TSX was simply the smarter choice: Lower price, better reliability, more standard features, and handling that is still comparable to the best in the class. My previous car was a 1994 Acura Integra GS-R 4D. This car was the perfect replacement. Go test drive one and you'll see why!

TSX... One Year Later

4.6
hip on 08/16/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After one year with my TSX 6-speed, Navi any regrets of waiting for the TL have long evaporated. Typical of all our Hondas, experience has been positive overall, this leaves only nitpicking. The seats in the TSX are truly outstanding even after long 7-8 hour drives. As most reviews state, driving comfort, handling, quality, ergonomics are first rate. Biggest complaint concerns outward visability due to stringent side impact protection. Higher belt line than previous generation Hondas, make it difficult to judge proximity to curbs on passenger side)especially when parking. Otherwise no real issues.

All I wanted and More!

4.8
Chizzy on 08/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After reading every review for the TSX i could find, and considering other vehicles...BMW 3 infiniti G25 subaru legacy GT and Honda accord ex V6... this car has the best of all i tested with few comprimises. I've driven this car on the freeways of phoenix and the twisty roads of northern arizona. This car has two personalities. Quiet and smooth on the commutes, loud and confident on the weekends. The interior is absolutely beautiful. If you're considering a V6 accord, DO NOT BUY IT until you test drive a TSX. There is a substantial difference in style and performance with similar prices. Honda could get away with selling the TSX for more.

ya ya

5
Wilson420420 on 08/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Awesome car and awesome to drive.....wish my mom got the manual. Its just not the same with that triptronics stuff

Great Car

5
keith82 on 08/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had the TSX for about two weeks now and have to say it's a great car. I looked at other cars such as the 3 series, A4, accord V6 coupe, saab 93 and decided to go with the TSX because of the quality, standard features and price.

I think I got a Lemon

4
bennero on 08/12/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

Bought this car in Feb/04 and have driven a loaner for 3 weeks and 2 rentals as this car cannot stay out of the shop. Going back in for new seatbelts that the dealer got oil all over. New rim as the coating was coming off. Rear welds came apart above the struts, I'm on my third console from all the squeaks and rattles. Does not compare to the excitement of the BMW 325i which I sold to get this automatic. Ratings were good, I think I just got one that was made Friday afternoon.

What a car

4.9
Alex Schaffhausen on 08/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wonderful to drive, beautiful to look at. Would recommend it to anyone and would buy it again in a heartbeat. Adding the spoiler and underbody package really makes it stand out.

I love my tsx

4.9
lanaster23 on 08/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really like my TSX. It gets pretty good gas mileage and it wasn't too expensive for being an acura.

tsx

4
intricate molder on 08/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

tsx is excellent car but could use more horsepower. Ride is stiff so if your on rough road u will feel every little bump. Nav is awsome The sound system is not that good 360 watts sould sound better

Top 10 Cars With the Best Residual Value

4.6
doggi dog on 08/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The TSX is pretty awesome. It handles like a dream, has an 8 speaker sound system to die for and leaps into 1st gear like a stallion. The TSX is the best car I've owned.

Unbeatable Car for the Money

4.9
TraderTom on 08/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car after shopping the 325i, the A4, the TL, the IS300, the G35 sedan, and the Saab 9-3. After driving the TSX, I just couldn't justify the added expense of any of those cars. The TSX has every option that I was looking for such as the Navi system, a 6 speed, leather seats, sunroof, xenon headlights, etc., and it came in $5000 lower than less equipped competitors. I love driving my TSX. I've gotten an XM commander installed behind the smaller storage bay in the dash after removing that power port and the worthless storage tray. It's great because the car looks stock when I close it, and it's easier to use than the XM built into the TL system.

tsx review

4.4
markT on 08/03/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The TSX is fun to drive. Before purchase, I was looking at the Honda Accord EX, Mazda 6, and Mazda RX8. Though I am very satisfied with the TSX, at times I wonder what the RX8 would have been like. But, I believe the TSX is an overall better car and it fits the needs of a young family man fine.

The interior

5
dannyDowns on 08/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When I first got in the car, I was taken beck by the outside- generic looking vehical. it speaks, takes and intializies everything you vcould ever want in a vehicle.

Relibility and Workmanship

4.9
Japan on 08/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a pure 100% born in Japan production vehicle. No Mix with another country on parts and labor. I can tell the difference from the workmanship and quality of the parts Acura had used in this vehicle. Remember, you get what you pay for!.

comutter dream

4.9
konna on 08/01/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really enjoy my tsx,my friends say it looks like a Japanise BMW I say its a great car for the price. first car i have ever had that has it all

Bens TSX

4.9
Bizzenn on 07/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had the TSX for about 2 months now. No problems to report. Looked at the Mazda6 which was a very close second but the TSX won. Price paid was $26,100. The dealer has been excellent. I had one small rattle on the drivers side and they offered to replace the entire door panel. It wasn't even that bad.

Depite what you hear

5
blackhawk on 07/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I researched cars for months before buying this time. I decided on the Tsx and finally bought mine in June. I love this car. I have absolutely no problems with it. I've got a few thousand miles on it and no rattles(like i've read). I get great gas mileage. The car is very fast and I feel safe in it. It turns many heads on the freeway.

A Great Car!

5
James Walsh on 07/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my TSX a month ago, and am very happy with it. It is such a pleasure to drive. It handles well, and rides like a mini limo. The interior is so nice and quiet. The car has GPS navigation and voice activated commands that are easy to use. The Navigator is fantastic! I love this car and will probably drive it for at least ten years. It is solid as a rock at high speeds and very very stable. The engine purrs and never seems to strain even though it is only fours cylinders.

Truly A Great Automobile

5
Acura Driver on 07/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have two Acuras, a CL Type S and the TSX. We drove a TSX loaner for two days and compared it against the new Mazda 3 and 6, the new Subaru GT Turbo, the 04 Acura TL, the 04 Accord V6, the Infiniti G35, the Lexus IS300, and some others. The TSX is the best driving and handling by far. It also has the best seats, outward vision, and features and safety set. And all this comes for the lowest price except the Mazda 3. Everything works extremely well and all the switch gear is typical Acura with a high quality feel. The dash illumination is simply georgous. Sporty, fun-to-drive, fast and real-world torquey, you cannot buy a better automobile in the small mid-size class. A real winner!

Great Car - Great Price !

5
Vegas T on 07/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Since this car first debuted just over a year ago, I knew I wanted to have it. Stepping up from an RSX to this vehicle has been nothing short of pure fun & enjoyment from a performance and driving perspective. This car has the perfect balance of power & handling, a superbly laid out interior, top-notch finish and materials, and the slickest 6-Speed in it's category. Features like traction-control, in-dash 6-DC player, Power Driver's Seat, Sun/MoonRoof, leather heated seats, and drive-by-wire throttle all add to the incredible driving experience this vehicle provides. It not only quenches your thirst, it soaks you! Highly Recommended!

awesome

4.8
honda power on 07/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

power, looks and feel. this car is a treat to drive, everything fucntions properly.fit and finish are excellent. tight quiet. my only complaint would be american models get far more options.

acura TSX

5
cheryl dambacher on 07/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i've driven 7 acura TL's 2.5TL to 3.2TL. always a very reliable car, great to drive, and holds value. i trade between 43K and 48K. i've just purchase the tsx and only have 800 miles on it. it is a sport feel to drive. haven't noticed the difference in the 4 cylindar from the V6. Don't know about the gas mileage yet... There is the same amount of room in both TL and TSX. I traded down because the TL took a jump of approx $4000. didn't want to pay over $30,000 for a car that i use in real estate.

An Awesome Vehicle

4.9
Lukeg22 on 07/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is by far the most enjoyable car I have ever owned. We recently completed a 900 mile trip one way, and the car handled without a hiccup. There is not one thing that I would change. I have had many people comment on how sharp the TSX is, and some have talked about needing to go to Acura to look at cars.

ford sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4.8
castrom420 on 07/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

ford is done.I will never buy another ford againg.There quailty is way down.Acura quailty is what i was looking for.

Perfect Fit

5
gt0279a on 07/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Hands down the best car I have owned. The bottom line is I can't wait to drive the TSX everyday. Carbon Grey is a great color matched with the grey leather interior.

Interesting piece of work

4.6
Black Jedi Knight on 07/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Owned an '03 Accord V-6 prior to the TSX. The TSX looks better and out handles the Accord. I have taken corners in the TSX that I would normally back off of in the Accord. When compared to the BMW 3 series (which always happens) the TSX is a better value. It comes with more standard features and if you pay attention the BMW has a six cylinder engine that puts out 186hp. Definately not worth the extra $5-$7k. For a four cylinder the engine has provided excellent power when going uphill than expected. The manual is the way to go. The power spectrum is very broad from 3000 RPM's to redline. Step on it once in awhile, you'll enjoy it.

I could not be happier with a car

5
durple on 07/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I test drove a whole bunch of cars before deciding on the TSX. I almost bought a fully loaded V6 Mazda 6 but I am glad that I deceided to wait a while and test drive a few other cars. I also test drove a Passat 1.8T and a V6 Honda Accord. Although I did feel that the Passat was a little zippy because of the turbo engine, it lacked style. The Honda Accord was stylish and powerful but did not have the zip of a smaller car. The 6 was the closest thing to the TSX, the engine had a little extra power. However the reviews were not as good. People were not happy the the 6's gas milage and they had issues with some tire dirt.

Great car

5
Busoni on 07/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have tested drive Audi S4, BMW 330xi and Infiniti G35, but I finally choose TSX. It is a great car. So great that I cannot think of anything to complain.

Good Car/You should own one!

4.9
Rebounding Ron on 07/12/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car handles great. While it is a fast car, the acceleration is weak. The TL's 3.2L 6cyl should be offered in this car. The car looks mint and gets good gas mileage. If you like a car that is quiet, this car is for you. When its on, you can barely hear it running. Plenty of room for passengers and trunk space. Don't turn the volume up too loud though if you've got music on with a lot of bass; The "360 watt" stereo system is not supported by good 6x9 speakers in the rear. I've replaced my speakers w/ JBL's (Read suggested improvements) The 6speed manual is a must for people who actually want to control their car. Shifting is sweet.

Great Car..But!

4.5
Tone6274 on 07/07/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Got this car now a little over 2 weeks now. First off, VSA is great. you can go around curves with very little body roll. The engine is o.k. Having come from a V6 Accord, I have to admit I am missing the V6. Exterior and Interior is sporty and it is evident there is a quality craftmanship on the car. The ride is bumpy. You feel all the bumps..at least compared to the 2000 V6 Honda Accord. What this car really needs to compete with the BMW or Audi is the VTEC V6..but then again there is the TL for that.

near perfect for under $30k

4.8
pocketkiller on 07/06/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent drivetrain, braking, body rigidity, and aerodynamics. Great interior features and ergonomics. If you are looking for a fun good looking sedan with all the features for under $30k then this is the car for you. Safe and roomy enough for a family of 4, but with enough sport to make the car fun...but still worthy of a comfortable ride.

Great car, handles like a go-cart

4.8
TSXter on 07/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had the car about a month, very satisfied with performance, handling and fuel economy. Has a squeek on the top of the dash that I have to get taken care of. Miss the memory seats from my last car. Car is great and a lot of fun to drive. The navigation system with voice command is the best I ever tried, and is fun and worth the money.

What a deal!

4.9
brenob on 07/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I looked at several others entry level luxury-sport cars. The 330Ci, G35, C320 Sports Coupe, and others. The TSX was more fun, had better fuel efficiency, better features, and (except for the 330Ci) better handling and road feel. Plus the included features like dual-zone automatic climate control, heated seats, and sunroof were standard, not extra. If you're thinking about getting this car I would DEFINITELY go with the navigation option. The navigation is amazing, the 8" LCD touchscreen is amazing, and the voice activation lets you keep your hands on the wheels and eyes on the road!

Sportier then the Infiniti or the Lexus

5
marashid on 07/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was looking for the I30 Lexus or the g35 Infiniti but I am so glad I found the Acura. I believe it out matches it's competition and I will have a better re-sale value then both the Lexus or the Infiniti.

Hot and responsive

5
J in DC on 07/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. While it doesn't look like a sports car it drives like it. Yet it still has room for 4 (large if necessary) adults. It corners, accelerates and cruises smoothly and the short throw 6 speed makes the driving a blast! Because of it's conservative looks and 5 star saftey rating the TSX allows me to feel pretty sexy while not compromising my family's safety.

Fun to drive!!!!!!!

4.4
wanggo on 07/01/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I got a manual tsx and this baby can really howl!!!! Its fun to take the tach all the way near the red line. I love the deep howl the exhaust makes. Awesome handling, very taut and quick

awesome car

5
eejun on 06/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this car for about a month now and it's absolutely fantastic. Extremely smooth ride, great handling, good mileage (~30 mpg on mainly hwy), great interior design. Definitely the best-valued luxury sedan.

Good for the price. Not for performance

3.4
hbux on 06/30/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

TSX is good for people who want all the great option with low price. If you are looking for performance car. This is not the car for you. Although the car has 200hp, you only get the power on highway. 0 - 60 is very slow. 6MT will help a little. For interior, it looks very nice and confortable. However, most people have rattle issue. Rattle from dash board, door panel, roof...etc. Basically, noone escape the rattle. For the sound system, The stock speaker is really sucks. I replace the speaker to Apline. The sound is much clean and less distortion. The Gas miliage is not as much as they claim. I got around 25. If I have the other chance, I go for

WOW !

5
1Robert1 on 06/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Well, what can I say about TSX. I bought mine a week ago and I cannot believe how well this car drives. I am impressed with the quality and the amount of standard options Acura offers. Navigation is great. It will take some time to work out all the possibilities but it will be worth your time. One word: Buy it. Fast for a four- cylinder engine, great quality of all the components, loaded with options that other brands would have you pay a lot of money.

Amazing

4.8
jonesab4 on 06/24/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Complete luxury car feel without luxury car price. Plenty fast and a ton of standard features.

TSX a great car

4.9
r8drick on 06/21/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

got sick of the $500 repair bills on my wife's 1997 BMW 328is - own a honda and wanted the honda reliability, so bought her a 2004 TSX gray 6sp with navi - wow what a nice car. compliments galore. Get 28 combined city/hwy MPG. I never drove her 328is because I didn't like it, but I drive this car every chance I get. Voice recognition navi is impressive, and I will say the build quality is better than her BMW. The car reeks of quality.

Awesome

4.5
CAMSHAFT on 06/21/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I love it. It is the perfect car for me. Its so pretty though I dont want to mess it up> Overall great car!!!

BEST DAY OF MY LIFE

5
Love My Acura on 06/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

JUST AS SPORTY AND MORE SOLID THAN THE BMW 325i THAT I TRADED IN. THE BIG DIFFERNCE iS THAT I WILL BE GOING TO THE DEALERSHIP EVERY 5000 FOR AN OIL CHANGE NOT AN ENGINE OVERHAUL. BEST DAY OF MY LIFE WAS SEELING THE BMW AND BUYING THE ACURA

Still in love with my TSX

5
Sydney818 on 06/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a keeper and that's something I'd never thought I'd say. I'm the queen of trading in cars. I've owned my TSX for 6 months now and still love getting into it every morning just as much as I did the first day. It's such a solid little car and extremely well-built. It was the best choice for me overall and has everything I need in a vehicle at a price of $27,000 with navigation!!

Incredible!

4.9
kelsim on 06/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. It's fun to drive and peppy!!!

Satisfied Owner

5
Eluria on 06/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is very responsive, accelerating, turning and braking. It has a tight suspension, allowing me to feel the road rather than wallow over it. The sound system is very good. Even though it is not a large car, it has a substantial feel. I thought I wanted to buy a TL (or a Lexus, an Audi or a Mercedes Benz), but I preferred the feel of this one.

It works for me.

5
D.Owens on 06/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Little slow of the line (shut down AC). Other than that you cant go wrong

Fun to Drive

4.6
tobysdad on 06/15/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my TSX for 16 days. I love the way it feels like you are riding on a cloud. It could use about 20 more HP. Looks great. Gas mileage for the first 3 tanks was about 25 mpg. The only issue I have is the dashboard creaks when any amount of torque is put on the car. I am somewhat worried as I have read in earlier reports about this not being resolved at dealers. I will find out at first service. Looks great runs great other than that.

A True Gem at a Charcoal Price

4.9
Paddy O' on 06/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I upgraded from a 95 Honda Accord V6 since I appreciate the reliability of Honda/ Acura. After driving the TL, the Accord, the 330, then the TSX. This is the perfect car except for the premium fuel. I paid $25,200 from Santa Monica Acura with 2.9% financing.

Bad Acura

1.5
jkobty2 on 06/15/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

Disgusting amount of paint chips; Rotors grooving from the first week of ownership;Steering shakes when braking; Burns oil almost to the low mark between oil changes; Oil color gets too dark, almost black between oil changes; Leather color light beige has faded or literally wiped out revealing a darker color in many spots;Leather very susciptible to staining from clothes. Stains cannot be removed; Alignment problem, car keeps drifting left and right. Dealer says it is the tight handling. How come BMW's do not drift? LOUSY fuel economy. I get around 250 miles per fillup from a 4 cylinder; Car is very bumpy on any road irregularities;

It is a nice car

4.9
Jason Hsia on 06/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Every thing is very good I will like more if come with V6 engine

One Year and 30K with TSX

4
goswrt on 06/14/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

All in all the car has provided very reliable and comfortable transportation.However, I have come across several problems.1)The electronic throttle is very tempermental and impossible to operate smoothly.The car has been looked at multiple times and "there is nothing wrong" states the dealer.2)The paint quality is horrible (thin).Scrathes extremely easily and stone chips are absoluetly ridiculous.Anyone considering to buy this car invest in a clear bra, or the Acura bra.Despite my gripes the car has performed getting from point A to B flawlessly for 30,000 miles.I have had zero failures rendering the car undriveable.

10000 miles later...

4.1
baracuda9 on 06/14/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this car after exhaustive comparos vs. A4, Mazda6s, BMW3, Saab Arc: I liked the handling on the A4 (sports pkg) better, the exterior & engine on the BMW better. But when you add up all the numbers on cost, quality, features, realiability, performance, the TSX wins on overall value proposition.

TSX-LOVE

4.9
Vorpahl on 06/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my very 1st car ever and I am totally happy with my choice. I believe Acura has an exceptional reputation for reliability and performance and am finding this to be the case. I'd highly recommend owning one. It is a pleasurable experience.

personality through performance

4.9
youarenow on 06/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had hesitations about buying this car, based largely on its relatively undistinguished exterior and writers whining about its lack of personality. In retrospect, those were ridiculous concerns. Ground spoilers sharpened up the look of the car tremendously (see the Spec-A versions online). The personality question evaporated on the road. This is a sweet car. It is beautifully balanced, ready to move quickly in any direction. The six-speed manual is fantastic, and perfectly mated to the smooth and rev-happy engine. It is a pleasure to drive fast through the turns, leisurely around town or on the highway. No other car I looked at did as many things so well.

this car is dope!

5
stoner420 on 06/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this car for about 2 weeks, and I absolutely love it! It purrs when I turn on the ignition, and screams when I redline it. The interior quality rivals that of more upscale sedans (my dad is a loyal Beemer owner), and every time I leave the car I have a look of delight on my face! This car is so complete that I have no complaints. I suggest everyone take a test drive, and experience the TSX!

Immaculate

5
TheVB on 06/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned the BMW 5 series, Lexus GS 400, Infiniti G 35, and the Chrysler 300 M. The TSX trounces them all because it effectively combines all the elements that each of the competitors is attempting to achieve, and in typical Acura fashion, blends everything in amazing unison. Not only is the car sharp looking with great luxury features, the way it accelarates and handles is far beyond anything I've driven before that was not a Porsche.

An Exceptional Vehicle

5
benchinco on 06/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is exceptionally great! It has all the amenities that some of the "oh- so-great" european cars don't have. Sure it's only a 4-cylinder car, but, believe me, once you test-drive the car, you'll definitely get hooked. I like the amenities. It pretty much has everything -- except the front passenger seat not having power seats. But, I will always be the driver and never the passenger IN MY OWN CAR!

Flawless

4.9
Kawaii on 06/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I just got the TSX a month ago and I absolutly love it! I had an Integra GS-R but the mileage was getting a little high and I wanted something with a little more room. I started looking at bigger cars, and it wasn't until I went into the Acura dealer for service on my Integra that I saw the TSX. I test drove it, and it was love at first site. It felt so comfortable, it holds the road well but the ride is incredible--Better than my dad's '01 Acura TL. If you're looking for a TSX, I highly suggest the 6-speed since it makes the car much more fun to drive.

Good practical car that is fun to

4.5
entropyfoe on 06/06/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded an 04 Mazda RX8, a car that did not make sense. The TSX does, Honda quality. The 4 cyl is plenty zippy. You can "manually" shift the auto for zooming it. 26 mpg with a mix of hwy and suburban driving. The trans was recalled, so I got a new transmission, with no hassal they picked it up and left a loaner TL for 2 days and brought the TSX back to my work]. Fine before and ever since. They were trying to go after the BMW 3 series market, so the ride is a bit too floatyStill, much cheaper than a 3 series, and very nice. Sereo is sufficient, though cant handle the lowest bass notes.

high-impact collision saved my wife

4.8
jpengson on 06/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

because of its excellent and reliable safety features, my wife only suffered minor chest contusion and cervical strain after an 84 year-old diabetic lady impacted the right front-end causing a trajectory collision to an incoming truck travelling in the opposite direction. this car saved my wife and my two boys!!

quality plus value

5
mike13 on 06/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Drove the TSX 3000 miles on vacation. Handling was great, gas mileage very good. Very comfortable on long drives. The engine is extremely responsive, went up mtn passes of 7000 ft at 75 mph in cruise control, running just under 4000 rpm, effortless. Very good value for dollar. Reliability a plus. I use mid-grade fuel with no problems. Buy one, you will not be disappointed.

fun on the road

4.9
hopefulyankee on 06/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Smooth conformable ride, I drove across the country and back my 1st month owning this car. From open highway to the mountains of the north west, this car handled great and was fun to drive. After being home I was still excited to jump back into the drivers seat.

Quality, gearboxes, and interior styling

4.9
Pilotenessman on 06/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Flawless quality, good performance, effortless handling. Thoughtful ergonomics and a gearbox that makes engineers and pilot weep with joy. Oh, and there's room for kids. Sweet interior styling.

Best Buy

5
RKG on 06/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Never had been more satisfied with anything in my life. Whatever it does, it does it with precision.

Almost perfect

4.1
Mjicstring on 06/04/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased an 04 TSX automatic,I have had an Acura before and loved the it, so far the TSX is wonderful, handling is great, like the taugth sporty ride, exterior styling is contervative but muscluar, interior is refined and very usable, material quality seems good,visibility is fine trunk, space is not bad, back seats are fine if your not over 6 ft. and mildly bolstered front buckets hug well while cornering. Few improvments are needed

Outstanding

5
WalkerNCSU on 06/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Awesome car! I've enjoyed every single mile.

Awsome RIde

5
flguym1 on 06/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Acuras are the car to live by for long term usage. TSX is a great car

TSX

5
redTSX on 06/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The TSX is a great car, good price with impecable handling and comfort.

Love my TSX

5
bt8755 on 06/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car drives like a dream; especially after 10 years of driving a truck. It features a powerful and responsive engine, flawless suspension, silky transmission and a classy leather interior with more than your money's worth of features.

Love it

4.3
Johnacon on 06/02/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought a TSX in May 2004. I've loved every minute of it so far. It seems like a great deal for an entry level luxury sedan. I've gotten nothing but great compliments from friends and co- workers. My girlfriend even drove it across town without me knowing because she can't stand to be in her Hyundai Elantra anymore. She's in trouble...

Rqattles & Ticks

1.6
Carlos8895 on 06/02/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

I am very disappointed in my new Acura. Since the day I bought it, there has been a constat rattling noise in the back seat that neither myself nor the dealr can fine. In addition, at about 2000 miles the engine began to tick very loudly at startup. The dealer said this is normal, but I find it troublesome. They say the car is rated at 200 HP, but my wife's 200 HP Escape feels much more powerful.

Followup to earlier review

4.4
Brick on 05/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

A few things that popped out after I submitted my last review. 1- Door lock pin is placed exactly where you place your elbow when in window. 2- No lights for steering wheel controls 3- No one-touch mechanism for sunroof. 3a- Sunroof controls not on roof, but on dash - stupid! 4- No fancy computer available for mpg, avg speed, etc. 5- Scratches extremely easily. 6- High beams use incandescent bulb instead of HID (BMW can do it, so can Acura)

Loving the TSX

5
francis23 on 05/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After much deliberation purchased the TSX instead of the Honda Accord EX. Very glad I did. This car is beautiful, fun to drive, and just alot of fun. After 500 miles, I have no regrets on the purchase!!!

Love My Purchase

4.9
harrisni on 05/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This was the last car I thought to look at, but the moment I drove it, I loved it. It had every option I could have wanted on a car in the same class (or even a class above) without having to add packages (adding to the price). The drive is smooth, but also fun, the interior is comfortable and roomy for being a smaller sedan, the stereo has excellent sound and the navigation system easy to use. With everything I looked at, this was hands down the best car.

Love this car

5
Toni on 05/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Handling fun car to drive. I have had BMWs and VW and believe this car gives you the bang for your buck! If you are considering a BMW 3 series drive this car!

Smooooooth

5
TSX is the best on 05/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Car drives like a dream. It is very smooth. Handles great.

TSX Review

4.5
Steve038282 on 05/21/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall great car. All aspects of it are exceptional with only slight improvements possible, all for a reasonable price.

quick and fun

4.8
NY sam on 05/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded in my CL for the TSX 8 months ago. What a fun car to drive. Great handling with surprising power for a 4 cyclinder. Great to have sound system controls on the sterring wheel. Very well designed. Best value in the category. Wish it didn't take premium gas

LoveIt

4.9
MartinT on 05/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my TSX for a month.I purchased my 6 spd no nav for $25,300 which I think was a very good price. I just love the car. Mine is black with black interior, very sharp. The exterior styling is a little on the conservative side but I think it still has some very nice lines. Everything about the car feels so solid. This car really is a 4 door sports car. The car handles great with a stiff suspension but is still not harsh over bad surfaces and bumps. The steering has a very precise feel. I have never driven a car with such a light and quick shifter. The motor is pure music when reving.

Eleven months of ownership

4.9
crusty on 05/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a phenomenal car which is so terrific, practically perfect, that its shortcomings are particularly frustrating. As far as the other owner's complaints about the power, this is just a comment on the very competent handling - yes it could handle more than 200 hp but... back off anyway! The nav system is fine, amazing climate control, brakes, cruise control (!) the build and finish classy not flashy and all other parts not mentioned are - excellent! I bought this car because it made sense but am more into this car with each passing month.

Nice car...but

4.4
foothills on 05/14/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Only 8500 miles on it, and now I am having the renowned door rattle that plague this car... Both door panels driver, passenger sides are rattling. I have check all over the internet, and found many complaints regarding this same issue. Now the test will come when I take it to the dealer for rattle repairs, on my 30K car. Otherwise I love this car..good looking, fun to drive, with all the features you want.

Better than expected!

5
sovereign680 on 05/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Waited three months for a 6 speed Carbon Grey/Quartz, and it was worth every minute. I have had it for a couple of months now, and I still cannot believe what a real value this car is. I have received plenty of compliments from everyone, and it continues to satisfy my driving needs (urges) every day. The engine is as good as a naturally aspirated 4-cyl gets, with a wonderful transmission, which is very comparable to the GS-R I just sold. So far, no problems, only smiles. We just took a 1000 mile road trip and it is a great cruising car: very comfortable, good highway power, and 30 mpg at 80 mph. Overall, the best value in the segment.

Gotta Have One

4.9
scoobydoo98 on 05/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is without a doubt the best car I've ever owned and driven. For a 4 cylinder this little sucka has some get up. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to a TSX!

Love at First Site

5
kunjan on 05/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was in the market looking for a "entry level" luxury car. Went to the acura dealership on a whim, and with a relatively low budget in mind they introduced me to The TSX - test drove it and immediately fell in love. YOU CAN'T GET BETTER BANG FOR THE BUCK! Bought the silver one with black leather interior Look at the standard features... 6 cd changer in-dashboard, dual seat warmers and climate control, sun/moonroof, xenon headlights. Did I mention that the navigation system is amazing? The ride is so smooth, acceleration is great (better in the TL though). I love everything about this car. I think that my wife is getting jealous of it...

Rushed into buying it

3.1
Collegemom on 05/05/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

Went to the dealership on a Sunday night just to look at the TSX. They had the Meteor Siver I liked in the showroom with the spoiler and mudflaps. So I thought I'd take on a drive. I did and when we came back the dealer started making all these deals sound pretty, so I took it. I traded my 01 Benz C240 for it. Mistake number 1, mistake number two was that I got suckered into a 72 month deal. Car has had many problems since I bought it.

Surprise for the bimmer

4.6
rwukonnex on 05/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Own an Integra for 6 years, time to shop for a replacement. Look at the usual BMW3, Audi4, BenzC, Nissan350Z, Madza, Toyota celica, even Honda its own accord. Nothing can come close to a combination of value, performance and fun to drive. No regret so far and I truly believe the Europeans are way overpriced. The only complain I have is the stupid and dangerously slippery Michelin tires.

great car for the money

5
kosmickis on 04/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

acura did a great job with this one. i have owned a total of 4 honda/acura vehicles this being my forth and this is a great car. i dont think i would change a thing on the car yet. the power is great and only a 4 cyl. would recommend manual over automatic. more fun.

Owned for 10 months

5
earl p on 04/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love it. owned an Integra before this. Brakes are much improved over the Integra. The most comfortable car I have ever driven, handles extremely well and responds to every twitch of the wheel and pressure of the pedals. Interior is very spacious, makes longer rides more enjoyable. Trunk space is quite large, easily fit luggage and golf clubs.

Sky's TSX Review

3.9
skytahoe on 04/26/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Great car! Beautiful red. I liked all the colors offered. One drawback. The ride is a little stiff. U will feel road bumps. Handles well.

A good car, but could be better.

4
ohio_driver_7 on 04/24/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

In general, a vetry good value for an entry-level luxury sport sedan.

Red terror

4.6
summerrob on 04/24/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my wife's car, but I keep trying to steal it. Gets fantastic milage for the performance, she is getting 24+mpg around town and I have discovered the ability to blow off several suposedly fast cars. The only problem I've had is that she chose "arrest me" red as the color. I do find the seat bolsters a bit to close together for my back,, but I can live with it. I only get to drive it when I can steal it from her anyway.

New Owner

4.9
Allen Hagenbaugh on 04/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Although well under $29K out the door, feels like a luxry car. An excellent value.

TSX

4.9
Lynn SS on 04/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded in an Acura Integra GSR, which was a fun sports car. I wanted more room and a quieter ride. I go both with the TSX. While the back seat is still a little cramped for two adults, it does suffice for shorter trips. The luggage compartment is also very roomy. I am amazed at the quiet smooth ride. I am also getting fairly good gas milage, 25 in town and 29 on the highway.

10 month owner of TSX

4.1
brick on 04/22/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I've had the TSX for about a year now and use it mostly for long trips. I just returned from a 1300 mile 5 day journey and the TSX performed wonderfully. I would reccommend this vehicle to anyone wanting a full package for a low cost. One note: I brought my car in for service and had an automatic TSX for a loaner- believe me, the auto does not compare to the manual.

Will never go back!

4.9
therenegade on 04/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fell in love with the looks. Did my research and easily traded in my 03 Honda Accord V6. This one almost feels like a V6, and the ride is incredible. Feels solid and heavy, but it moves when it has too.

Drive it to believe it...

5
mike28 on 04/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We just traded in a 2002 RSX and purchased a blue 2004 TSX auto. The RSX was a great car, but it doesn't hold a candle to the TSX. For only a few thousand more you get a more powerful engine, extremely better ride, similar gas mileage( >30mpg on second tank). Interior refinement is outstanding. No complaints so far with the car, still trying to find excuses to go out and drive it. I love this car...

A Truly Great Car for the Money

4.9
Analyst7 on 04/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After shopping the Accord EXV6, the Mazda 6s,the G35,the Passat and the TL, I happily decided on the Acura TSX a jewel in its pearl-white exterior/parchment/wood interior. It represents the best blend between sportiness, opulence and price. I couldn't justify spending more for any other car. The TSX accelerates quickly, handles wonderfully and represents a verypleasant environment to motor in. The interior's blue console lighting is classy, as is the whole dash layout. The ride is a little firmer than some, but"comfortably firm." Overall, if you even modestly enjoy the act of driving and appreciate a well-designed automobile, the TSX will nicely fill the bill.

Best Kept Secret in Town

5
S Turtle on 04/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After driving a Mercedes C280 for 7 years I was convinced that I was going to have to trade in driving enjoyment and performance for reliability. High on my shopping list were dependability and drive enjoyment (tight suspension, handling, and acceleration). I test drove and priced the BMW325, Merc C320, Infinty G35, Audi A4, Accord EX-V6, and Jetta T1.8; but fell in love with the TSX as soon as I drove it. It is very fun to drive, just the right size, and the price is unbeatable. Everything that would have been an option on the European cars came standard on the TSX. It handles like a German car but (hopefully) comes with Japanese reliability.

Great Car in NC

4.6
MLCnNC on 04/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is responsive and fun to drive and has been great on gas during long highway trips.

Amazing Car

5
Archangel on 04/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A very nice automobile overall. Also considered A4 1.8T, BMW 325i & Lexus IS300. Comparing all things, the TSX was the most complete package of luxury, sport, refinement, reliability & quality. I really love the sound system and interior craftsmanship is top notch.

An Old Muscle Car Fan Settles Down

4.8
insman1 on 04/14/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned lots of performance cars, from GTO's (the old ones) to Mustang Cobras. Once upon a time, I discovered that the rough ride of these machines didn't set well with my back. I tried Ford Taurus SHO's (5 of them) and wasn't satisfied. I even owned a SVT Contour. Last month I tooka chance on a Japanese car and drove the TSX. The rest is history. The car handles better than any car I've owned and the little (?) 4-banger ain't no normal 4-banger. It accelerates faster than the heavier V8 Taurus I used to own. I enthusiastically recommend this car. Coming from a horsepower freak, that's a pretty strong statement!

Oy Vey, What A Car!

4.6
Msparkmarin on 04/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I like everything about this car except for two things. It came with high end, low profile Michelins that cost over $200 each to replace. I know, I had a blowout at 1200 miles (hit a tiny curb) and it instantly blew a hole on the outside edge of the tire. (Michelin only warrants for defects in manufacturing, not road hazards) I had no idea that tires could cost so much. The other bone of contention is the gas mileage, which is terrible. Maybe 22 mpg.

I so made the right decision........!!!

5
New Car Lover! on 04/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After hemming and hawing for weeks between the Accord EX V-6 and the new Mazda6 (and occasionally the Tribute...) I found the brochure for the TSX under the huge pile of "lesser" brochures :) My husband had been all hyped-up about this car, and I didn't "get" it at first, but suddenly, I realized it had everything the Mazda had AND the Accord, but in ONE CAR! 17" wheels, Sportronic shifting, dual-climate control....and one thing the others didn't - the most beautiful color ever - Meteor Silver with grey interior. So classy! Then, I drove it and that was that.

Limited Edition Car

4.9
Can'tDecideUntilNow on 04/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you are looking for a car to get guys attention, the TSX is the choice. I own the grey on grey and hoping to get lots of female attention but only in return for the opposite. I've seen guys check out my car like a piece of meat. Anyhow, the TSX is a fun car to drive. The car does conserve gas when commuting in freeways. The car only accepts premium gas, any other type will wear out the engine. The navigation screen is hugh and the cool thing about it is the day and night adjustment so that the screen does not look too bright at night or too dim in the day.

Former SUV Owner Finds Happiness

5
AWay on 04/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned several Jeep Cherokee Limited's over the past ten years. The TSX has proven to be such a great car that I have not missed the SUV at all. My last Jeep was a V-8 and I am truly amazed by the power the TSX V-4 has. The peppy engine combined with excellent handling, extra cargo space available due to fold-down back seats, and gas mileage that is over 30 mpg cannot be appreciated until one has driven it. This is a great vehicle!!!!

GREAT CAR

4.9
BING on 04/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

the first time i drove it, i felt safe and the smell of the leather made me feel special. the navigation system really helps especially for those who are bad with direction.

TSX Great Value!

5
Hanksta on 04/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded in a 98 328I Beemer. I was goin to get another until I took a test drive in the TSX. Wow it actually felt tighter than the BMW. The litte 4 banger acutally moves pretty good and is fun keeping it in the high revs. Then I looked at the price and to save about 13K, my choice was clear. I have ordered some eibach springs however I think the car could be a little tighter and lower, it does sit high compared to BMW and I personally like the more agressive look.

Toyota Camry to Honda Acura

4.9
CamblsinVT on 04/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Was somewhat hesitant to go from our Toyota Camry XLE to the sportier ride of the Acura TSX. It has turned out to be a very good move. Although giving a somewhat stiffer ride, it is great fun to drive and the ride is quite acceptable.

The right choice

5
Neilbase on 04/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The handling is excellent when put to the test. In quick manuvers to either side, the car remains stable and the engine responds quickly when pressed to pass a car on a two lane road. The gas mileage has been great, averaging nearly 30 miles per gallon in my early driving habits.

I love this car

4.9
Play on 04/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great blend of handling and comfort. The refinement is a continuing pleasure.

So much fun, so little $

5
Stace2613 on 04/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For the price of the car, you don't deserve this much! Granted, we have only had it for a couple weeks, but we have taken it on two weekend roadtrips and have loved every minute of it. Some reviews that I read prior to purchase said that its styling was a bit bland, I have to say that everyone who has seen the car has said otherwise!

The Sports Economy Car

5
RedCar on 04/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just drove my TSX into the hills of PA. Enjoyed the twisty two-lane roads and still got over 31 MPG. Navigation system kept me from getting lost. Seats were still comfortable after three hours of driving. It is a pleasure to drive this car.

Great Car

4.9
EEnglander on 04/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

GREAT CAR- Speedy acceleration, dual exhausts, xenon lights, and blinkers on the mirror. The TSX competes so well against German V6 engines. This car handles extremely well, fun to drive on long trips, and there are very few TSX's on the road.

"forgot how FUN a stick can be!"

5
HARRY RAGER on 03/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This 6peed manual Black-on-Black w/spoiler, is an absolute "kick in the ass" to drive, & I do mean DRIVE! I have found that when you keep the RPM's in the 4k-5.5k range-that is when this engine/vehicle really shines! Believe me..I was skeptical of "only a 4 cyl. engine, & drove all the other V6's (i.e. BMW,Audi(both 1.8 4cyl-&3.0),Maxima/Accord/Infiniti), but something @ the "entire TSX package" won me over! Do yourself a favor, & if you are a bit worried @ a 4cyl. engine--get this baby in a 6speed stick, & play w/it HARD in the 4k-5.5k rpm range, & you'll be AMAZED! AWESOME JOB ACURA!

Truly Unbelievable Car

5
RDSbmw on 03/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned my automatic Acura TSX for about eight months now and I still love getting behind the wheel. It has an unbelievable amount of standard features that, on other luxury sedans, add hundreds of dollars to the price. The sport shifting is a lot of fun. Xenon headlights, heated seats, power moonroof, in-dash 6 CD changer, it's all incredible. Acura gets an amazing amount of power out of the 4-cylinder engine and the acceleration is fascinating. If you are looking for an extremely elegant looking, feature- packed luxury sport sedan, take a close look at this vehicle.

Better than I expected!!!

5
prballard on 03/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have own many Acuras, but the TSX surprised me. It is finest car I have ever had. Both the performance and fuel economy have been better than the numbers indicated. The handling is better than any car I have ever driven. The styling and quality inside and out is first rate. On top of all of that you get more bang for the buck. It is less expensive than the A4, 93, 325i, IS300, & C230 comparably equipped.

Great Car, Great Value

5
jlukja on 03/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I moved up to the TSX from a 91 Integra. The TSX is still very fun to drive but much more luxurious and refined. The interior is classy, the leather is supple, everything fits well and does not look cheap. The instrument cluster is a joy to look at, all the gauges and switches are logically placed. The ride is firm but comfortable and soooooo smooth. Its easy to speed in this car cause you can't feel how fast you're really going. Fuel economy is very good for a 200HP automobile.

super!!

5
Leslie2237 on 03/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A great car with great gas mileage-- better than my 4 cyl Honda Accord with a lot more kick!!

Acura #2

5
John J Morris on 03/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Outstanding, more fun to drive than my former Acura , a TL type S. The navigation system is fantastic. I will never buy another car without it.Acceleration is great for a 4- Cyl.Transmission is wonderful.

2004 TL's Mini Me

4.9
deetron on 03/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I almost bought the 2004 Camry V6 SE with Nav because of the price. But the model and color that I want was hard to find. So I turned to Acura. I felt the TSX VSA braking system was better than the camry's VSA; more responsive. YES, the Camry I was looking for had the VSA package. The trade-off between the two cars are pretty close; one has the voice recognition navigation, the other v6. Once you do the research you'll get what I mean. In the End, I chose the TSX because of its resale value, 100% built in Japan (durability)and low maintenace cost.

Love this car...

5
KC mo on 03/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is fun to drive. It get2 good gas mileage and has a sharp interior. This is my first Acura. It has been a joy to own thus far.

I Love This Car!!!

4.8
DoMiNiCaNxPaPi on 03/17/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my tsx in august of 2003 and have been pleased with it since. I love the styling, comfort and reliability of this car. The only problem I found with the car is the power it lacks. I wish it would've came with an optional v6. Maybe it will come in a later type S model. But other than that I havent seen a car that has so many amenities for such a low price.

Awesome Car

5
zornamental on 03/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car rocks ! ! ! The handling and performance is great. The Navigation system is simple to use. Adding the rear spoiler makes it look even sportier. You can't go wrong.

Acura TSX 2004

5
Bruce Balvin on 03/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

need to fix problem with cell phone see below and temperature sensor

Very Good Package Just Shy of Excellence

4.5
tsxxxowner on 03/10/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a pretty good darned little car with lots of extras for the $$. performance is very good, acceleration and handling with very little sacrifice in comfort or ride quality. a very balanced package with luxury touches. there have been a few quality control quirks that are atypical for a Honda product, the dash rattles and creaks occassionally, seatbelt anchors rattle on certain pavement and the driver door rattles a little.

my new car

5
tray on 03/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i just love love it. i had a jeep before os its a big change. This is what i wanted for a while now. just got it two days ago and love it.

Chaps TSX

4.4
DGChaps on 03/09/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Moved to TSX after driving Integra GSR for 6 yrs. Was hesitant initally, but needed 4 doors to accomodate family when not commuting. Now I love it; the TSX isn't as quick or "tossable" as the Integra, but it's oh so much more comfy. How did I live without heated seats on a cold upstate-NY day ? Ride is quite but firm; a couple of evasive manuevers went very well. Best of all, it's a Honda, and I haven't found one single excuse to use the warranty in over 9 months and 13K mi. Biggest complaint - xenon low-beams do NOT work in hilly environment, AND I'm sick of getting flashed by oncoming cars. I'd trade the xenon's for decent regular low beams.

Superior Fun TSX

4.9
Dinean on 03/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have driven only Acura vehicle for the past 12 yrs and the TSX I have found to be the most comfortable, smooth car to drive. Acura are the only vehicle I find to be dependalbe and relialbe to drive.

2004 Acura TSX

5
dougrosa on 03/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Acura TSX 6 speed manual replaced a VW Jetta GLX VR6. I have had the car for a few months. I have no complaints, except the low end torque needs to be at least 190. The torque is acceptable if you life a less aggresive 1-3 gear shift.

Driving TSX is fun

5
Yangling Zhang on 03/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Drive Honda Accord and Acura TSX. You will notice the differences

Money magazine Best 2003 car

5
Florin Tiru on 03/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is so European, pardon my Eurosmug. It drives well, stears stable, excellent performance. Gas mileage 23- 24 in slow traffic on 405.

Great Car but not good on gas

4.1
T_S_X on 03/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Fun car to drive , handle well except for when you turn , good Hp for a four cylinder

First Acura

4.9
William Shane Collin on 03/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been extremely pleased with this vehicle. The car performs when I want it to, and handles beautifully under good conditions. The ride is quiet and smooth, and the seats are very comfortable making it great for both long and short trips. The controls for eveyrthing are very easy to use. I got mine before the TL's came out, but after looking at a TL now I am still happy with my purchase.

Too good to be true

5
CharlesThomas on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car goes above and beyond expectations,handling,performance and style. The navigation system and other features within it come in very handy during every day use and on trips. The interior is very nice and surprisingly comfortable for a smaller sized car. The car is so fun to drive. No blind spots, easy to park and handle in traffic. This car is a real head turner.

My review

5
Sweeti on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my TSX for 10 months and I am still enthralled by it. It is so much fun to drive and I couldn't be happier with it!

I Love my TSX

5
drewsak on 02/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The new Acura TSX is absolutely stunning. I have had my TSX for a week now and love getting in it every morning. If I did not know any better I would have sworn there was V6 under the hood. Acceleration is great and the ride is smooth as any luxury car out there. The navigation system is user friendly with the largest screen on the market. Overall, the TSX is a great car and for those of you looking for a luxury car at a reasonable price, the TSX is your choice.

Super Duper

4.9
forestsoft on 02/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the car so far, only had for a few days...but the rattling I have been reading about in the reviews and on the forums, is something I am not looking forward to. Hopefully I may not experience this. But even so , after seeing on the show room floor...I knew...I was going to drive it home. Its a beautiful car outside and inside..when my brother saw me on the road driving it home, he pulled me over he… needed to drive it NOW! Looks like we may have another one in the family.

PRETTY SWEET

4.5
rickrossa on 02/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car for the price, handles really well....quick enough, has high resale value....warranty is good

Miss TSX

5
Caroline Kim on 02/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I would recommend the 2004 TSX to anyone. It has a powerful Honda engine with controlled steering and fast reaction brakes that will provide for your safety. The TSX's interior is secured with complete sleek luxury that is all called "standard" to the Acura line. With a youthful exterior, the driving must be equally as invigorating. Windows down, sun roof opened, BOSS music system booming, you will feel envious stares across the lanes.

Great Car

5
MLoise on 02/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THE TSX WAS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER BOUGHT MYSELF. THIS CAR IS SO SMOOTH AND BEAUTIFUL I AM SO HAPPY WITH IT, VERY AFFORDABLE AND IT REALLY IS JUST A GREAT CAR. I WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYBODY.IT HAS SUCH A SLEEK LOOK TO IT AND THE INTERIOR IS GEORGOUS. GREAT CAR!!!!!

A good choice

4.9
winpark00 on 02/23/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the car because I have always liked Acura quality (this is my third Acura), I needed 4-doors, but I commute about 50 miles per day. I wanted something that got good gas mileage and was comfortable. After looking over the TL, the Infinities, and the Lexus IS300, the TSX was as much fun to drive as any of the others but for 7K to 10K less. So far, I have been getting 24- 25 MPG and the mileage has risen steadily. Very happy with the safety features and the ride of the car. Finally, there are not many of them on the road, so the car always stands out when you see it.

No Guilt Luxury

5
aileen067 on 02/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent vehicle. The best one in its class. I've been driving for 20 years and this is one vehicle I've owned that is worth every penny. On top of that, it's turning a lot of heads in this neighborhood!! I bet they wished they could own one too!!

2004 TSX

5
HAH on 02/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first Japan made auto. I was intent on an Audi A4 3.0L but shopped based on reviews and 2003 auto show where info was very limited . Edmonds has the best all around review of the most vechicles!

Terrific performer

4.9
jnt on 02/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's been said many times, but it's true! This vehicle fits like a glove, drives with brilliance and has a fantastic interior. Some may fault the exterior as conservative, but I happen to like the sharp and understated lines. I test drove all the usual suspects in this category and, except for the 3 series, nothing came close. It's great to see Honda/Acura back on track!

Themost affordable sport/luxury car ever

4.9
fongdiggler on 02/18/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I searched for around for a new car for about 8 months. I test drove the Nissan Maxima/Altima, Audi A4, Lexus IS 300, and BMW 300 series, and for the money, the Acura is the best car for the money. I bought a black one, and I also put a front underbody spoiler on the car, with fog lights. I highly recommend both options, as they add not only functionality to the vehicle, but also impove the looks (not that it needs any improvement). When this car is clean, there isnt a better looking car on the road, hands down.

Prestige

4.9
AofD on 02/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After searching for a new car for over a year I stumbled upon the TSX after accompanying my father-in-law while he purchased his new TL. I was getting frustrated with searching and was delighted with the features that the TSX provided for the price. The test drive sealed the deal, and I made the purchase. I test drove the 325i, G35, IS300, Accord, all were fine but they all lacked either interior quality or the inside space I was looking for , and I felt the TSX had the best all around package, especially for the price. A great car!

Satisfied Customer

4.9
PA Acura on 02/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After years of buying American sedans and other imports, the Acura TSX is the finest car I've purchased. In its class, there is no car that can match the standard equipment. There are very few options to consider and it makes the buying decision easier. The performance is excellent and the engine is super smooth. For the money this is easily the best value in this class of car.

Fun Car that is Cheaper then the BMW

5
flasteve on 02/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I looked at just about all the small to mid sized sports sedans. The Acura TSX was by far the best deal of the bunch. It was $7,000 cheaper then a BMW 325I and the Lexus IS300. The car has all the creature comforts and is just flat out fun to drive. The car has plenty of horsepower and torque. It also gets great gas milage. You just can not beat the car for the price.

I have become a big fan of the TSX

5
don fuller on 02/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I also have a Taurus SHO, this little 4 cylinder is close to the 3.4 Yamaha v8 in the SHO

Acura TSX

4.8
bhrein on 02/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The only real major complaint is the in- town milage that is running about 16 MPG

TSX

5
DrMac on 02/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

6 months,so far so good,no complaints at all

great car

4.9
dsl82 on 02/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i've had this car for about six months and i absolutely love it. great mileage, great interior features and racy look to the body. the navigation system is well well worth the 2,000 extra.

Extatic TSX Lover

5
Bukohwood on 02/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my new car. I test drove the Honda Accord, Audi A4, Saab 93, and Mercedes 240. Nothing compared to the sprty feel , luxurious quality and feel of the TSX. For its price and and amazing list of standard features it is so worth the dollar spent. I had a Camry before and thought I would never buy anything but a Toyota or Lexus. I am a changed consumer with the TSX. Great for the 25 to 30 age range.

Hard to beat

4.9
MikeOK on 02/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After looking at the Passat, A4, Mazda 6, and Accord, went with the TSX for its overall sportiness, content & experience with Honda/Acura's reliability. Also liked smaller size than the Accord.

I love my car!

5
baybee on 02/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been looking for over a year at tons of differnt cars and kept coming back to the TSX. The style,luxury, performanc and gas mileage backed by the Acura name sold me. The price is great for what you get. The color is beautiful (carbon gray) with lighter gray leather and brushed silver and slate gray dash. The TSX has the smoothest drive and is very quiet. I thought everyone around me was driving so slow the other night and realized I was going 85! I love the 6CD changer in dash. I have a feeling I will be a loyal Acura owner from now on...

Car and Driver 10 Best

5
MG2305 on 02/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

That says it all!! All of the comforts are perfectly aligned, and the 6-speed Aluminum case gear box is splendid- where else can you get all the performance, 6- in dash changer for under $35k, forget $30?! Maybe a little more power would be nice, but don't worry, it'c coming!

Absolutely Love it!!!

5
GoState on 02/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is fun to drive and looks really sharp. Surprisingly agile and quick with a 4 cylinder.

NICE REVIEW

5
T3H-Cow on 02/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I think this car is a great car. It handles great. The only thing i dont really like is that there is no V6.. I know that you are asking why do we need a V6 well the I4 is at its max right now. Maybe there might be a Hibrid I4, that would be sick

My little luxury Car

5
donsur on 02/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I came from a SUV and was sick and tired of being one of the many. This car is just what I needed to satisfy my sports car whim and the 4 door sedan sensibility. It is really fun to drive and handles like a dream. Everything is standard including the HI-d headlights and boy are they nice. I feel that I can once again enjoy driving instead of handling the BEAST. I don't mind getting stuck in traffic with the TSX, it is simply making me into a Kid again. I am looking forward to taking a long trip in the TSX.

After 1 Month

4.5
MmooreTX on 02/07/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Test drove Audi A4 1.8T, VW Passat, Nissan Maxima, Volvo S40, before deciding on the TSX. After owning for 1 month I'm still very satisfied that I made the right choice. The car is comfortable and fun to drive and it looks very nice, especially the interior.

Very Happy with my purchase

4.9
samwhites on 02/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I recently purchased my TSX and I have nothing but great things to say about it. Compared to the other vehicles I looked at (3 series, I35)the TSX had a huge bang for the buck over the others. The interior has s solid build quailty and the exterior styling is second to none. I was very impressed with the overall performance of the engine as well. What I like best about the car is that you don't see very many TSX's on the road as opposed to the 3 series which are everywhere. I would highly recommend this car to anyone.

Why buy an expensive Euro?

5
gloval on 02/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the perfect car. It is $10K cheaper but is just as enjoyable to drive as a BMW 3-series (I owned a 325i for three years) or an A4 Quattro. While it is FWD, it has almost no Torque Steer. It is also a 4-cylinder, yet feels as powerful as a 325i. I do get much better gas mileage than on the 325i too. Differences from 325 and A4: No memory seats, no power driver seat, mirrors don't flip down when in reverse, has sunglass holder, better cupholders, better sound system, 325 has no indash 6-disc changer.

Great car

4.9
pjs1923 on 02/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This cas is an absolute pleasure to drive. I love the 6 speed and the performance of the 4 cylinder engine. The seats are excellent and the sound system is splendid.

Please, more torque

5
Guy Gagnon on 02/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very good car with an impressive 6 speed transmission. Great road handling but Michelin tires does'nt offer a sufficient road grip for that car. Breaking sould be improuved because the nose of the car is too much crushing. The torque is missing at low revolution level and the pleasure just appears over 4500 RPM but easily reachable.

Great Ride

4.9
rossio on 01/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Conservative styling?? My red car looks incredible, great stance. Saved $500 haggling b/w two dealers. Ergonomically perfect, other manufacturers should just copy Honda. Great grip, could use more torque, always use more. Sound system impressive, can't wait for summer drives with windows down and sunroof open. Go buy one, just don't get my color!

questionable build quality?

4.6
kucharc on 01/28/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought in May, have had the car in to dealer recently to repair rattles from the seat belt assembly on the b-pillar and from the air bag assembly inside the steering wheel. Dealer informed me they could not fix seat belt rattle- that's just the way it is. Also have noticed hesitation in acceleration in certain instances, not sure if drive by wire is the culprit or if "that's just the way it is". This car is an excellent value for the money but hard to overlook build quality problems I have experienced.

Best Kept Secret - Value Buy

5
TSX_Owner on 01/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For those who test drove and eventually, own it, the TSX is one of the best value buy in the entry-level luxury sports sedan today. Handling is excellent and the suspension is nicely tuned to absorb the bumps and with little body roll. The standard amenities list is extensive, and comparably equipped cars in this segment will cost thousands more. Acura's track record on quality and reliability is also another reason why the TSX is the best value buy in the entry-level luxury sports sedan today.

Leener's Ride "04 TSX Silv/blk/auto/nav

4.6
saweet on 01/26/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a truly want to drive car, once behind the wheel.The drivers panel on the dash is a call to start it's engine.And come to life it does with a sweet rev. Easy to read dash,controls smartly layed out and placed for my quick access.The nav. is simple to operate and seems to make changes.When we first bought the tsx,we set the nav for home.The nav.did'nt show our road right.The next time we returned from out of town the nav.had made out our s.turns and every turn to our home. Great unit! Down the road very quickly yo 70 mph. climate control works like a dream, keeping the Mrs's very quite on long trips. windsheild got a nice rake to it.

Great features. Poor interior build

4.1
mjfulke on 01/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A great car for the money. Watch out for rattles in your interior molding starting at about 500 to 1000 miles. These pops and rattles while driving will drive you crazy

Waited 3 months

4.9
NittanyLion on 01/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It took 3 months from the time I order the car to the time it arrived on X- mass eve. After a month of driving I absolutely love it. I test drove all suspects under $35K (BMW, Audi, etc.) and could not find a better car period (the fact that it is under $27K just sweetens the deal). Sure it does not accelerate like a Ferrari nor does it has the luxury of a Rolls but it is a well balanced car. Well worth the wait.

Amazing Car

4.9
Giovani on 01/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The best car i have owned

nice car

4.9
jim zimmer on 01/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

fun to drive - looks great on me.

Damn good car

5
manny0412 on 01/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Damn good car, Damn good car, Damn good car, Damn good car

fun car

4.9
zircon on 01/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A great value. Fun to drive, elegantly equipped. Decent gas mileage.

Acura TSX

5
ludacris2002x on 01/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Car comes pretty much fully equipped. Dual A/C, 6 CD in-dash changer, sunroof, heated seats, you name it. It has a pretty powerful engine for 4 cylinders at 200horsepower. The BMW 525 has a 6 cylinder engine with only 185 horsepower. The car drives performs well and you get a lot for your money.

My red TSX

5
jthwong on 01/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We've shopped around and tested many cars and we came back to the TSX. At first we wanted a V6 but realized that some V6's out there are less powerful (hp and torque)! The TSX fits like a glove. Controls are intuitively placed. TSX is a really quiet car. Voice recognition is fantastic - and in this price range! The navigation is one of the best out there. My friend is envious of my TSX's nav and voice recog system because his Mercedes ML doesn't even come close! Built quality is first rate. Turn signals, door handles, sunglass holder, etc. - all the little details feel more expensive than it really is.

I did my homework - a VERY GOOD decision

4.8
postman4 on 01/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Test drove a number of cars (VW Passat, Audi A4, Acura, Mazda6). I made the perfect decision - this is a car full of luxury features with a powerful engine for thousands less, and just plain fun to drive. I just love getting into the car every morning.

6 months of driving pleasure

5
frinkiac7 on 01/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car in July after considering the BMW 325i, and haven't looked back since. It is a true pleasure to drive, very responsive and sporty. It is 90% of the BMW's performance at 75% of the price, it has a nicer interior (IMO) and is definitely less ubiquitous than the 3- series. I was concerned about buying a 4-cylinder car, but the engine is very smooth and fun. My only regret is not buying a 6MT.

Value, Reliability, Luxury, Fun to Drive

5
TSX on 01/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a near-luxury sports sedan with the right combination of size, comfort, luxury, performance and price. At $4000-$8000 less than other comparably equipped alternatives, and with Acura's better reliability, this is the best value out there today in this class (near-luxury sports sedan).

The Goldilocks Car

4.6
Ringles on 01/15/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Once I had a VW GTI and loved the handling but was disappointed with the comfort and size. Then I bought an Audi A6 and loved the comfort but missed the handling. My new TSX is the perfect choice between those extremes - exciting road handling, very good comfort levels, and all at a price you can't beat. I live near the Adirondack Mtns and can't wait for summer drives up through the high peaks. And the fwd handles snow well, too. Everything is just right, like Goldilocks said.

An incredible car for an sweet price!

5
jlharte on 01/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I began looking for a car in this class nearly a year ago. Like everyone else I started thinking BMW but was concerned about the German car makers' slippage in initial quality ratings. The TSX intrigued me and when the rave reviews and awards started pouring in, I knew this was the car for me. I can't imagine Acura selling this car for this price much longer, so act fast! This is one heck of a sweet car.

Mileage and Performance Supreme

5
ludchris on 01/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A Depression Baby who finally surrendered to Japanese automakers. TSX may be too fast too much fun and too dependable for a Senior Citizen But it's a real piece of work Worried about mileage and premium gas costs During breakin following speed limits and red lights NAV computer reported 36.7 MPG. Clean cash deal for $2000+ under MSRP.Treatment and follow up by the dealership was outstanding and Honda checking up on purchase and satisfaction was overkill, but then maybe that's the way a customer should be treated I'm afraid to tell my neighbors or kid brother what a pleasure driving is again!

TSX Review - Silver/Quartz 5spd No Nav.

4.8
jclark42796 on 01/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I liked the looks of the TL better, but for the money, you can't beat the TSX. This car begs to be driven fast. My old BMW felt like a ton of bricks compared to the TSX. Plus I was happy it has the front-wheel drive (it snowed today). The interior is incredible. The ride is a sporty ride, you definitely feel the road. Maybe it's the performance Michelins, but sometimes it's a little too sporty for my tastes, i.e. bumpy. Overall, it's a great car at a great value!

Fun and sporty car

5
TSXER on 01/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

nice feeling ride..responsive to ones needs

Bimmer Beater

5
Mike S on 01/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned a 3 series BMW, so the last thing I thought would happen was that a car for thousands less would beat it out. Congrats Acura on making a great car. It handles great, looks great, gets great mpg....just plain great. I took a test drive and was hooked. Fit and finish rivals all lux cars. VTEC sings sweet. Recomended

Nice

5
Brian Bartlett on 01/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a really nice car all over. I had considered a BMW 325, Audi A4 and others but realized the TSX offerd more for less. It's fun to drive and very comfortable. Good gas mileage and power. Just a few small changes to the interior but overall a winner.

About time!

5
jandey on 01/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Recently traded in my first new car, a '93 Integra, and thought I'd have to go European. Acura brought out the TSX just in the nick of time. What a blast to drive! Enjoy driving this as much as the A4 and the 3-Series, but enjoy the price much more. Couldn't be happier with the layout and features of the interior and, although a sedan, the elegant styling of the exterior.

rattles and squeaks

4.4
nstuch on 01/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I agree with most peoples postings on this board, the TSX ha fantastic amenities for the price, great handling etc. I loved everything about mine until about a month ago when i started getting rattles, particularly a really bad one coming from the drivers side door lock. It's not just me either, tons of posters at www.acura-tsx.com are complaining also. something to keep in mind

1BADTSX

5
Saagar on 01/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

the car is great, quiet, reliable, and handles very well....probably the best choice i ever made over the other cars I looked at. TSX is better in overall everything compared to BMW 3 series, Audi A4, Mercedes C CLass, Saab 9-3, Nissan Maxima, Lexus IS300, Infiniti G35, Its value is very high. You can get everything you ever wanted in a car for under 30,000. which you cant in the others. I have a fully loaded TSX heated seats, moonroof, leather, LARGE navigation system, Under Body Kit, FOg lights, EVERYTHING under 30K

Great car.

4.9
doogie22 on 01/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great feel like a european car, but with the reliability of a great car. Not having some luxury features helps keep the price down and makes this a terrific deal.

My TSX

4.4
me4hou on 01/01/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this vehicle in Nov. Good acceleration (for a 4 with auto), no defects on delivery, great cornering and maneuvering. Wife loves it!

Best value for the money

4.9
TsxFan on 12/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Honda has done a great job, minus the lack of a V-6 in the this car. It has every luxury option that you would pay thousands more on BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, Audi, and even Infiniti. I got the only option, which was the navigation and I'm so happy! The only gripe is I wish Honda/Acura used the engine from the s2000 and put the 4- cyl 240 Vtec engine in it and it would be really quick!

Great Design/Well Built/Fun to Drive

5
Brian in Arlngton,VA on 12/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

No complaints. Love the navigation system. I couldn't live without it now. Love the sound of the engine. Fun to drive. Great for long trips. Much better car than my 96 Audi A4. The 4-cylinder has plenty of power.

You can't beat it: Value, comfort, fun

5
lanxlad on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After huge repair bills from a Ford SVT I decided better go with something more value prone. I certainly didn't expect to enjoy my TSX to the extent I have. There is absolutely nothing negative to say about this car. The styling, which some magazines have said is pedestrian, is just fine. Who needs to stand out so much that the car will look dated? And the performance, I just love speeding on the freeway and getting in the far right lane with speed, agility and the safety of good engineering.

I LOVE This Car

5
Josie on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the TSX about 2 weeks ago and I absolutely love it. It is very fun to drive. Smooth ride and beautiful design. Don't let the 4 cyl, 200 hp fool you-this car is very fast! If I'm not careful I'll end up with speeding tickets up the wazoo. I also love that it is not made en masse, unlike the Accord, so you won't see 3 billion TSX's everywhere you go. At least, not this year. I have already had to drive my new baby through a minor snow storm and two rain storms (gotta love winter in PA) and it has performed beautifully. It is the perfect combination of luxury, sporty style and price.

Acura Tsx 2004 Auto

4.8
dragontea on 12/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great! no problems. needs bit more power yet better fuel economy. Tires could be better. Overall great reliabilty and quality throughout!

Made the right decision

4.9
Horsetrdr on 12/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I cross shopped this car with a Mazda 6 which was in the same price range when comparably equipped. However, when Wray Automaotive low-balled my trade, I went straight to the Acura dealer and bought the next black/parchment to be delivered. Thank you Mazda for making the choice very easy. I LOVE my TSX. It has the best styling and interior of any car in this price range and makes the Mazda look cartoonish by comparison. The TSX gauges are gorgeous, the leather is soft, the wood grain is realistic, and the ride is superb. It is a BLAST to drive!

Trouble

4.5
Anthony Jr on 12/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

The car is a good one but i've had numerous problems such as the clutch messing up 2 blowouts and 1 flat all in the 3 months i've had the car.

Just picked it up

5
jneust on 12/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Picked up our TSX on Friday -= Pearl white with Parchment. This is the first car my wife actually picked out in over 34 years of marriage. We love this car! It is much faster than I thought and is solid as a rock. It is amazing the looks the car gets driving down the road. All of a sudden my wife is VERY careful where she parks.

Satisfied Owner

4.9
jgs0115 on 12/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The TSX has conservative but clean, appealing body styling. The interior of the vehicle looks like it belongs in an Audi. Acura used very high-quality materials and the fit and finish of the car (both inside and out) is second to none. I have the 5 speed AT. The car has satisfying acceleration but it could use 25 additional horses. The controls for the voice-activated nav. system are very clear and easy to use. I feel like I'm driving a luxury car that costs thousands of dollars more.

Great Car for a Great Price

4.9
katya on 12/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After much thought, it was down to a BMW 3 series, an Audi A4 and the TSX. Although I still think the Germans have got the design thing down, the TSX could not be passed by. In the end, getting all these features at one price was the clincher. That, and the fact that this had more horsepower and better gas mileage! I passed on the navi, as there was a wait. Now I realize that I should have ordered it!!!

Title?

4.8
Sam Henry on 12/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this auto one month. Finalists were the TSX and a 3-Series BMW. I was impressed by auto reviews prior to purchase. I traded in an Audi A-4. The TSX is better equiped, quicker and more comfortable. And in the long run I'm counting on Honda/Acura reliability. Something the German cars don't have. As one reviewer pointed out, it is the best sedan in America for under $30,000.

Great car for the money!!!!

5
mraf2693 on 12/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 04 tsx is truly a wonderful car. Can someone please tell me if you can find a car fully loaded with navi for under thirty grand that is as good as the tsx. I don't think so. Don't bother reading some of these other reviews. Some of their complaints are so trivial. If you don't think this car has enough power than step up to the new TL or are you to cheap!!!. For what this car is and if you compare apples to apples, this car is one of the best out there.

GREAT Vehicle!

4.8
ralfo on 12/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We've had the TSX for about 2 weeks now and It's great. Has great power, is well built & solid. No cheap interior materials. The NAV and controls are well layed out. Considered a BMW3,Infiniti G35 and MBC230 and cam back to the Acura. For the money, you can't beat it for what you get as options and engine power.

Can't beat it for the money

4.8
EncinoMan on 12/01/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I considered Benz, BMW and jag among others, but with the equipment the TSX simply could not be beat. I traded my Audi A4 due to the fact that it was so problematic and wanted Honda reliablility, I haven't looked back.

Chris's Review

5
Chris44113 on 11/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I Love this car, but I need more horsepower. Thanks to the after-market that is no problem.

best for the money

5
ANF on 11/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Easy handling car. Great pickup and smooth drive. Very comfortable and economical for two people.

Best on the Market

5
fffff on 11/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have driven just about every car that you could imagine in this class and this TSX blows every car away for value, performance, and Design!!! Considering its weight this car really goes. A great buy!

2004 TSX Is a Blast!!!

4.5
JLIntegra on 11/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This car is great. The "Bang for you buck" is not that great on paper but with 200HP and 200LBs of TQ, this car gets up and goes. Styling is surperb. Comfertable but very sporty. My other car is a 1992 Integra (Built FUN CAR!) but for nice trip the TSX accomadates nicely.

Jonnerd

4.9
jonnerd on 11/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wonderful car. I have not had ANY trouble with it, and it is really fun to drive!

BEST ENTRY LEVEL SPORTS SEDAN

4.8
Omar_P on 11/27/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was planning to buy a BMW. With their outrageous prices, I settled for a sport/xenon pkg base 325i. However, I happened to test drive an TSX randomly and I was sold! Amazing luxurious, solid ride, smooth, had the heavy euro ride feel to it and a great balance between sportiness/luxury. At this point, I am awaiting its arrival from Japan.

Most Car for the Money

5
NCSU91MIKE on 11/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

By FAR, this is the most car you can get for the money in this price range. Perhaps not in terms of size, but in value, styling, performance, luxury and features, no other car in this price range comes close. The auto/sport shift transmission is a joy to drive. This car brings a feeling of confidence and pride - I recommend it to any potential buyer looking for a refined, performance oriented small sedan.

TSX On the Mark

5
KAL2 on 11/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the smoothest shifting automatic I've experienced lately and the 200hp 4cyl makes this a blast to drive.

Awesome Price at an Awesome Price!

5
BobBarker on 11/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best value for around $26K. Got it yesterday and I like it better than my 02 Merceces C240 6 speed. Nice interior features and long list of standard ammenities.

acura deception

2.5
Ian 2004 on 11/23/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

not the best I had...

Picky

4.8
Gene Feldman on 11/22/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I would have expected better gas milage from this four cylinder. Agile but jousty suspension (17 inch rims don't leave much rubber between wheels and the road). It has a larger turning diameter than the 3.5RL! With only 200 HP, it is easy to drive flat out. Smallest, sloppyiest/difficult to change, oil filter you will ever experiance. Wish it had better side panel protection, for parking lots.

GORGEOUS

4.9
cody cat on 11/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

.We bought our TSX this past July and absolutely love it. We traded in our CL only because we were tired of the two door. WE choose the Pearl White color as it adds to the luxury look of the car. WE have also owned Lexus LS300 in the past, and this is as nice a ride for $10,000 less! The gas mileage is phenomenal better than expected! I would, however like a bit more leg room in the back, and adjust seat height in passenger seat since I sit there often.

TSX Charm

5
Ellisd on 11/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Of the several Acuras I've had, this has to be the absolute best. The first was an 87 Legend, which I thought would never be upstaged. Until I drove the TSX a few months ago, I had rated it as the BEST. The experience of the TSX sold me on the fact that Acura was not standing still in their R&D program to improve, not just keep up with the Joneses. Try it, you'll LOVE it.

best car

5
Trooper4202 on 11/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this vehicle is te best and nicest cr i have ever drove,it also rides so smoothly,i highly recomendit :-)

Acura Tsx

5
JennJenn739 on 11/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I got my acura 6 months ago and I love it. It drives awesome and I love everything about it.

A Thrilling Vehicle!

4.9
FOUND939 on 11/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

In late 2002 I began looking for a car that I honestly thought I might not find; A sedan for a guy with a wife & kid who needed a usable back seat, great handling, sporty performance with sophisticated styling, luxurious interior, a great stereo system, superb fit & finish inside & out, HID's, with a manual transmission & high reliability. And it had to be under 30K! I drove a lot of cars and none could quite fit the bill until the TSX arrived. I've had it since April 2003 and 7 mo. later have put 20,000 mi. on it and it is still fun to drive every day! Haven't regretted my purchase for one minute.

I Love it!

5
JAQUIBLUIZ on 11/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love it. The luxury for the price is great. I like the classic design as opposed to some funky lines. The 4 cyl. is more than enough for your daily lifestyle.Looks great, runs great and I'm not working to make my car payment, what else do you really need from a vehicle?

Smoothiest Ride Ever

5
maayor on 11/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best ride ever. I test drove an BMW & Mercedes & there is no comparisom to the drive. I looked forward to driving this auto. The cd player and sound system is awesome. Best value for its money. You willnot be disappoined in this vehicle

Definitely a good buy

4.8
Min on 11/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I testdrove 325i, IS 300, Camry SE, Passat GLX and Jetta 1.8T and went with TSX because: 1.it was a brand new modelunliKe 3 series, or VW's for which new models are due. 2.it was the best value in its class- 325 and IS 300 would have cost me several K's more. 3. I liked the looks both inside and out-far better than Camry or Jetta. 4. I preferred 4 syl over 6 because fuel efficeincy was important to me. After 4 1/2 mo's and 7500 miles, I still think it was the best buy among the ones that I considered.

tsx

4.9
MikeOKC on 11/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am totally awed by my TSX. The power, standard luxury features, the power, great-sounding stereo. And did I mention the power?

Very Satisfying!

5
Rick M. on 11/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased new (06/03), this is a very satisfying car. This car provides performance, comfort, luxury and most importantly, economy! Do not be fooled by reviews "front drive vs. rear drive," its all hog wash. Day in/day out, this car is an absolute pleasure to drive. Acura has done a fabulous job of building a sporty luxury sedan. The VALUE of the TSX is above and beyond all others. I highly recommend this car.

Wise purchase

4.8
tonyadc on 11/12/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Two weeks and no complaints. The interior gets everybody's compliments even if the exterior does not. So much more refined and higher quality than anything else in this segment. Rev happy engine great fun to spool up and still gets 29 MPG on h/w. If you want a more muscular car get the G35, the V-6 is sweet, If you want to get there a couple secs later and do it in more comfort get the TSX. Also, 5 years from now I would not want to see what the G-35 interior looks like from what I saw of the build quality and materials.

Love the TSX

5
coonnad on 11/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Got Carbon Grey TSX in Sept. after much research. I couldn't be happier. Although I initially thought the body style was bland, the available under body kit and spoiler was the perfect accent along with the fog lights. Performance is great, especially at high RPM's. I settled for the 5A after being told the 6M in this color wasn't available for 4months. I am extremely happy with it though. The new auto transmission with manual option has much better feel then acura's previous transmissions, as in the 3.2TL. Biggest complaint is the lack of heated side mirrors, which seems silly to leave out in a near luxury car.

XCESS FRISCO TX

5
XCESS FRISCO TX on 11/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

FUN TO DRIVE! I find myself looking for reason to go somewhere, and cannot wait to get off work. I use to own a 2000 BMW 352i sport, and it definitly compares, just not in price.

My First Car

5
maxthegost on 11/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a fantastic car. It has fantastic moving acceleration, has incredible grip and stability around turns, and the voice activated navigational system makes the interior a true toy for luxury loving adults.

Best Car for $26k

4.9
jjkarns on 11/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought this car for the usual reliability and quality you find in a honda product and were not disappointed. The engine is willing and the car handles great. Looked at a 325i but at $6k more for similar equipment quickly walked away. Looked at a Mazda 6 and Altima 3.5 SE but they cut so many corners in areas of quality that we didn't look at them twice. The MB 320 was a decent car but more expensive and less reliable. The TSX just sells itself.

Best Car in Class -TSX

5
blackhawk67 on 11/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've been an ACURA fan from my integra to my new TSX. It has all the bells and whistles and is FUN to drive. Beautifully designed, great performance and standard ACURA reliabilty.

Love it!!!!

5
ccsgde00 on 11/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What can I say I love this car. Just finished 1000 miles,love it.

MY NEW TOY

5
Gordon S Shafer on 11/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I still cannot believe that I am the owner of this HOT little rocket!! I wasn't even looking to purchase a new vehicle but two friends of mine purchased a new MDX and a new TL. The next thing I knew I was negotiating a deal on a new TSX. I purchased the carbon grey pearl. What an awesome color!! I feel very fortunate that this car offers so much for the price. This car is a well kept secret which is too bad!! Acura needs to advertise this car!

bye bye bimmer

4.9
bye bye bimmer on 11/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After owning a 92bmw and an 87 maxima I was apprehensive about exploring a 4 cylinder vehicle. But once I saw this car I was extremely curious to see what it had to offer. From the moment I sat inside I was hooked. The rich leather interior is absolutely fabulous. The drivers seat feels like it was tailored just for me and just when I thought power might be a problem I was delighted to see that the 4cyl engine was full of punch. Smooth and quiet as well. The sound system is great. The color (meteor silver) is simply beautiful! Just think I was actually considering a c320! I absolutely LOVE this car! You cannot beat the value/quality.

I LOVE This Car

5
Jacquie718 on 11/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely am in love with this car. I love how it looks, how it drives, all the features you get for the price.

TSX - Best Buy

4.9
Jayp on 11/05/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is GREAT! Good quality materials and fit and finsih. Paint does chip easy though. i have quite a few. Runs good, but needs more TORQUE. (helps acceleration). Stereo system is very nice. Controls are all well placed. Lots of storage room.

Hot Damn

5
joknecht on 11/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is definitely the most fun I've had driving since my late, much lamented 240Z. Look at and priced the G35 and A4, but after one test drive the Acura (my first), was the hand's down winner.

More Bang for the Buck vs. BMW

5
Foo-e on 11/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Looked at IS300, 325i/330i, A4, G35 - love all, but found the best in breed of all of them was wrapped up in the TSX. How can you go wrong for under $30K? The navigation is the best on the market - I'm in sales and use it every day.

Love It.

5
My-TSX-Utah on 11/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5