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Pros: Handling, comfortable driving position, and interior aesthetics and ergonomics.
Cons: Would welcome a little more torque.
Advice: Don't be turned off by its moderate specs, go drive it first.Since my wife cannot drive a stick, my choices were limited to automatics. I'm replacing a 12-year old BMW 325i so was looking forward to something equivalent. After 8 months of test driving many cars that included G35, RX8, S40, TL, 300C, 2006 325i, IS300, Mustang GT, the TSX Auto became my final choice, despite it having the least power on spec. There was however instant gratification getting into the TSX because of the outstanding interior styling and comfort, no other car I tested besides the TL did that. TSX is not a straight line drag racer but it sure can take twisties in stride and do it with a comfortable luxurious ride, both of which can be appreciated everyday more than the occasional 0-60 drag strip. A BMW is still the champ in overall performance but with about $7000 more when similarly optioned, it wasn't that much better. A combination of great taut handling, excellent seats, ergonomic interior, Acura reliability, and best of all value-pricing sealed the deal! As a bonus, it also came in the correct shade of fiery Milano Red!
Cons: no armrest
Advice: Different car have different problem, research it before making your final decision.I have a RSX-S 03. The RSX is a very fun to drive car. Very precise handling, very nice interior with excellent performance but buyer should be aware of this issue!!!!!! There is a grinding problem with the transmission (2nd gear and 3rd gear). I know a lot of people experience with this issue. And if you are a serious buyer; check out the message board from clubrsx.com before making the purchase. Even the problem should be under warranty; I have heard a lot of dealers are not fixing it (very bad service). Personally, I'm going through it the dealer in Montclair, NJ. So far, they never returned my phone call and I have been push around from service rep to service manager. This problem still exists on the 05 model. Buyer should be aware!!!! The problem can start anytime and Acura have not taken any action to correct the problem yet. There is a TBS out but is up to the dealer to honor it. And guess what, most dealer don’t give a damn about it. Buy at your own risk and if you are luck, you may not see the problem. =) search google regarding rsx grinding These are some useful site regarding this issue. http://rsx.clubrsx.com/bulletins/tr...zerbulletin.pdf
Pros: The suspsension is just siff enough that you feel like your in a luxo/sports car.
Cons: The car begs for me to punch the gas however being front wheel drive it has that squirmy torque steer.
Advice: The automatic is fun however, if I could do it all over again I'd go maual.Wow what a surprize it was to find out how athletic this car is.
Pros: Interior comfort
Cons: No independent fog lights or side moulding
Advice: Excellent valueFrom the moment I first sat in it, I knew this was the car for me.
Pros: Navigation/Bluetooth/voice activation
Cons: shifting from 1st to 2nd through the shift-tronic shifter
Advice: drive both models (AT, Manual) before your decisionBought the car...awesome product for the money
Pros: standard features: front & rear airbags
Cons: No dislikes
Advice: test drive others and you'll know this is the right carAn excellent car for the price! I previously owned a Lexus IS300 and thought that it would be difficult to find an auto that could match its comfort and function but the TSX does more than that. It is such a pleasure to drive while at the same time keeping its sporty feel and safety. The standard features are a bargain. In order to get all these features in a BMW, Audi or Saab, you have to pay thousands more. I highly recommend it to anyone who's looking for safety, comfort, luxury and a great price... you have it all in the TSX
Pros: 200 Hp i-Vtec engine
Cons: None, If I design a car, this would be IT
Advice: Test drive it, and work with what your budget is.I sincerely can say after purchasing the 2005 TSX, I can say it competes very well with the BMW 325i and Audi, I love the interior, the 200hp i-Vtec engine is Powerful yet not overbearing, This car exceeds the Mazda 6. Great Car, If you want all the features of the BMW without that huge overprice, I would seriously suggest the Acura TSX 2005, Not sure what the new 2006 will look like. but if the design is different, than I am glad with my 2005 version!-