I join the club one month ago, picked up a PWP 2004 with 119,000 from an older gentleman. They always seem to take care of their cars. For example, the side sills still had the protective blue plastic film, lol. Also, the original floor mats are protected from wears with clear rubber mats.
Ok, here are my gripes.
-The K motor has to be one of the worst sounding engine when you start it. It sounds really cheap and weak. It doesn't roar to life, more like coughing. I thought I had a bad motor when I first bought it, but after listening to some Youtube videos of other TSX, I guess it was normal. Does not start on the very first engine crank.
-There's this rattle when the engine is warm and in drive at a stop. Disappears when in neutral.
-There's also a little hollow knocking around 2-2500 rpm at light throttle. Sounds like an old chain tensioner or loose chain problem.
-The car is very underpowered in stock form. I was kind of surprised by the curb weight, 3300 lbs for a compact sedan.
Now the praises:
-Looks! It's one of the best looking cars for 2000 decade, hence the reason I pickup one up. I always like the look of the TSX, specially the rear tail lights.
-I always admired the TSX exterior but was very pleasantly surprised by the interior, loved it. It had the color combination I always wanted in my old Infiniti.
-I bought the TSX for the exterior and engine, but again was surprised by the luxury. Did not know I had a Navi when I bought the car, lol. Again, I bought the car to mod the engine.
-I like the low cowl, which is a signature feature of Honda's in the 90's. The last Honda I had was back in 1991, it was a 1992 Civic Si. The low cowl reminds me of that car.