2006 Acura TSX Reviews
2006 Acura TSX Reviews and Owner Comments
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Good car...a step up from my '98 V6 Accord, though lacks the torque of my old Honda which I drove 220k miles. Very refined, but a little 'glitchy'...can't seem to find replacement wiper blades that don't blow off in a stiff breeze. Steering - tight - like a euro sports sedan. I got a nod from a euro-driver when I had to make a sudden move to keep from taking out someone stopped in a left-hand turn lane who started to change his mind and pull back into traffic...quick turn to the right, then left was praiseworthy from the guy behind me in a Beemer...got a 'thumbs up'. Acceleration is good in the high rpm range, but if you're already cruising at highway speeds, don't expect to impress anyone...lots of 'noise' but little action...my Accord with 220k would still snap my head back. Lots of luxury features which is a blessing and a curse; I had to buy a 'yellow-cap' batt because the thing sucks current like a rock-band playing a concert in a small stadium...5 minutes listening to radio - NPR, not a rock station - and the battery is dead...too much electronics...getting ready to trade her in for a Volvo H30 Turbo...clean lines...fewer problems...nice car, Acura...but not ready for prime-time, and the newer ones are a complete departure from this concept...drove an '11 all weekend...heavier...steering more ponderous...better acceleration but prone to understeer and bad torque can cause you to lose control on single-lane country roads...could use a suspension mod from stock, which would probably bottom out all that pretty plastic they use for the lower skirt. Having owned one for a year, I can say I've tried the luxury sport sedan from Japan...a lot of nice features but not a driver's car...too much to go wrong. However, if you're a girl who likes a 'pretty' car with lots of buttons to push, who doesn't know torque from engine rpm's, this is the perfect ride and your wife/girlfriend/significant-other is sure to reward you with something extra-special when you hand her the keys...possibly for years to come if it's like other Honda/Acura products. Just be prepared to fork over a lot of $$ when something breaks...in that case, is she really worth it? Only you can decide.
I love this car. Bought it with the Automatic and NAV. I grin every time I get a chance to drive it around a narrow windy country road. It is quick and comfortable and looks sharp. I get great gas mileage with the 4CYL. 25 city and up to 34 Highway. It is rock solid at 115 MPH on the open highway the few times I've been dumb enought to do that! No problems in 63,000 miles. Always dealer serviced. Brakes lasted about 30K on my 2nd set. Tires last about 50K. Both my wife and I drive it pretty hard. Premium gas is a must for good performance. 2009 models now are larger and come with an optional 6CYL. I can't imagine the trouble I'd be in.