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Hey, everybody. I'm looking to get a quality FWD vehicle, and the TSX seems like a natural choice. Anyhow, I took two separate test-drives in the TSX with 5AT. One thru twisty roads around the Charles river, and another on the highway. Both times I came away with mixed feelings. During the 1st drive whenever I was trying to go over 50MPH, the front end would become visibly nervous and I could clearly sense that the tires were about to give up. Strangely, I was able to easily negotiate same exact twists earlier when driving FWD and RWD both at higher speeds. I know those MXM Michelins despite V rating are nothing much and switching to, perhaps, the Potenza RE950s may improve the grip. But what if it doesn't that much ? Another problem was encountered during my highway trip. Despite the lack of crosswinds, the front end was constanlty bobbing; even at legal speeds. The rear end , however, continued to remain firmly planted. When at 60MPH I tried to overtake a minivan ahead, it turned into a rather lenghty affair. This brings me to my biggest gripe. Why is it that when I try to launch a quick take-off or pass a slow moving vehicle, the motor doesn't seem to produce much of a thrust ? Then next thing I know, I'm already going at 70MPH. And the well-isolated cabin coupled with the smooth engine only contribute to this confusion. At one point or another I've driven VW with 200HP VR6, Maxima with 190HP VQ and 5-series with 189HP I6. Trust me, when you were going fast in any of those cars, your butt-o-meter immediately told you that. Not so with the TSX. Otherwise I really like it. It's built like a Swiss watch and has the exterior light years ahead of Accord's. Perhaps some of the owners who already put 1000-plus miles on the vehicle can help me out with this confusion ;).
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P.S. I was recently again told not to cross my fingers for discounts anytime soon :rolleyes: . The near $2400 mark-up for a near luxury vehicle does seem a tad fat.
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I have over 2000 miles on my TSX. The car rides like a dream. It's such a smooth ride even at top speeds. I have to constantly look down at my speedometer to check that I'm not speeding. Sometimes when you turn the car on an un-even or bumpy road, the Vehicle Stability Assistance kicks as a safety feature. I assure you if you invest in this car, you will not be sorry. The TSX comes with a great ride and excellent luxury with the price tag of a Honda. Hope this will help.
 

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I have over 2000 miles on my TSX. The car rides like a dream. It's such a smooth ride even at top speeds. I have to constantly look down at my speedometer to check that I'm not speeding. Sometimes when you turn the car on an un-even or bumpy road, the Vehicle Stability Assistance kicks as a safety feature. I assure you if you invest in this car, you will not be sorry. The TSX comes with a great ride and excellent luxury with the price tag of a Honda. Hope this will help.
Question:

Have you ever driven a car with AN ENGINE?:confused:

The car isn't an "investment."

An "investment" would be a 4 cylinder Accord EX/leather/5 speed purchased @/near invoice. That car gets VASTLY superior mileage, has a ~ comparble power:weight ratio and runs perfectly on 87 octane.

You could then install a header, a "cat back" exhaust, aftermarket shocks, better speakers and INVEST the ~ $5,000 you had leftover.:rolleyes:

The TSX is NOT a fast car.:(
 

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No one here says that It is.
 

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Okay, now it's time you leave your thoughts in your head harddrivin...you're not only getting offensive but you're missing the whole point of this site. Please, this has gotton to be ridiculous.
 

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harddrivin1le said:
Question:

Have you ever driven a car with AN ENGINE?:confused:

The car isn't an "investment."

An "investment" would be a 4 cylinder Accord EX/leather/5 speed purchased @/near invoice. That car gets VASTLY superior mileage, has a ~ comparble power:weight ratio and runs perfectly on 87 octane.

You could then install a header, a "cat back" exhaust, aftermarket shocks, better speakers and INVEST the ~ $5,000 you had leftover.:rolleyes:

The TSX is NOT a fast car.:(
Point me ONE friggin person HERE that said that TSX is a "fast" car, its a decent car as speed is concerned, but not fast, so you're talkin to noone.

AND THE ACCORD IS FUGLY DON'T YOU GET THAT, its been said on and on and on by people around here WE DON'T LIKE THE ACCORD LOOK SO WE GOT THE TSX !!!!!
WE DON'T NEED A COUPE COS WE HAVE LIFE AND NEED REAR PLACE. AND NO AN ACCORD COUPE DOESN'T HAVE ENOUGH BACK SPACE OR AT LEAST HAVE A HARD ACCESS TO THEM. AND WE DON'T CARE ABOUT MPG. AND WE DON'T CARE ABOUT 0-60 TOO.

Isn't that clear ?

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Hey! I actually think that the TSX is "fast". True, it's not the fastest, but it's no slouch either.

It can keep up with the BMW 325i, IS300, Mercedes C230 and Saab 9-3.

Not only that it's just as nice as those other cars and more reliable.

Well, anyway, it's a dead argument now anyway since "hard" is gone (yea!)... we all know what the TSX offers and like it.
 
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i bought my tsx for the looks. didn't drive it till i bought it... i don't think its a bad "investment". its has 4 doors, decent luxury creature comforts, slowisj maybe, but reposnsive. overall its a confusing car tho... perfect for the confused age person like me.... not quite old but not young either. for the young in me, i drive the *hit out of my turbo beater. for those commited to owning only one fast car, tsx ain't it.
 

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I love it when harddrivin's threads get resurrected, since he was from before my time. After a while he was doing nothing but causing trouble, but this post of his wasn't bad. I actually agree with part of it -- in fact, by coincidence on another thread I just got done saying the same thing (about the delay in getting an acceleration response when you "hit it"). But much of what he says here isn't generally true of the TSX.

I agree totally with what SJLee said. But besides that, I think harddrivin's stuff is worth another look every now and then, especially if you like horror shows.


BTW spell check wouldn't have caught harddrivin's mistake. :D
 

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Ive generally been impressed with the TSX's passing ability. My old Aurora at one time was the fastest 40-60 or 40-70 car built or one of em. In other words no slouch and a good basis for comparison.

I agree that off the line is not as great as it could be, but get that sucker up around 4000 and woooweee.
 

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bah harddrive was nothing but an over opinionated troll with nothing better to do then try and prove EVERY car was better then the tsx in some way.
 
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