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I know this is TSX club, but that's why I'm asking. I really like the
TSX and its quality, however, the TSX is a Front-drive car. That's what concerns me.

I've been dreaming of a Rear-drive car for a long time, so it seems natural that I should get the IS300. But I also like the TSX and its quality and its comfort, and most importantly, its style.

So, which one should I get? And please tell me your experience with your TSX. Does it handles good?


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Before I buy my TSX, I went to check out the IS 300 as well.

1. The TSX seat back is foldable, while the IS300's seat back
cannot fold.

2. Take a look at the dashboard of the IS 300, the IS 300's
design is so outdated.

3. Try to take a closer look at the doors refinment. Open it, close
it, and listen to it. You will notice that the TSX's door quality is
much better than the IS300.

4. TSX 's fuel consumption is so much better than IS300.

5. TSX has dual zone auto climate control while the IS300 has
single zone only.

Finally, I'm proud of becoming a TSX owner.
 

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Yes, yes, IS300's interior is outdated, and the back seat is not
foldable.

The point is, TSX is a front-wheel-drive car whereas IS 300
is a rear-wheel-drive car. That is what concerns me.

I really like TSX, however, I want an affordable RWD car.
The IS300 has the same configuations as BMW 330i which
costs almost $43000. IS 300 costs only $32000!!!


But TSX style is almost as nice as BMW, so that's why I can't
make a decision.


Any more input?


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Kinda subjective at this point... how important is at-limit handling to you? If it's very important I'd go for the IS. If you rarely drive RIGHT at the limit, you'd be hard-pressed to find a significant difference in handling between the two cars.

While the IS does have a 6-cyl engine, it's specific output is not all that impressive. The TSX, on the other hand has an impressive specific output...

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If you have tried to drift, well, I gotta tell you how easy and
how fun is to drift on RDW cars. Imagine this: You depress
the accelerator with ETS turned off, then steer your wheel.

This is something you can't do on FWD.
 

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Altersys said:
Kinda subjective at this point... how important is at-limit handling to you? If it's very important I'd go for the IS. If you rarely drive RIGHT at the limit, you'd be hard-pressed to find a significant difference in handling between the two cars.
Agreed. Driving and drifting regularly at the limit on public roads is foolish. You will however, experience the interior constantly. The IS is also in the last year for the current model - there's a brand new one in 2005.

Have you considered a G35? It's about the same price as the IS, but way more power and RWD. The interior is in between the TSX and IS, imo.
 

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NewRacer said:
I know this is TSX club, but that's why I'm asking. I really like the
TSX and its quality, however, the TSX is a Front-drive car. That's what concerns me.

I've been dreaming of a Rear-drive car for a long time, so it seems natural that I should get the IS300. But I also like the TSX and its quality and its comfort, and most importantly, its style.

So, which one should I get? And please tell me your experience with your TSX. Does it handles good?


Thanks
Rear Wheel drive cars are the worst in the snow I dont know why you would want one. :D
 

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Re: Re: TSX or IS300?

tsxclub said:
Rear Wheel drive cars are the worst in the snow I dont know why you would want one. :D



Exactly!! RDW cars are worst in the snow, BUT also the most
fun on snow!!! If you've ever tried to drift, you will know how
fun it is!!


I've been owning FWD cars for a long time, and I have never
owned a RWD car. Last couple of weeks ago, it was snowing
in Seattle. That night, I drove my car to the wal-mark parking
lot near my apartment, I tried to have some fun on snow.

You know what, it was very hard to drift with FWD cars. Then
a BMW came there, and I watched him played with his BMW,
I was :( :( :(


That is when I decided that it is time to get a RWD car. Also,
RWD cars tend to give you more performance handling. It is
very sad that TSX is a FWD car. It is sad that Honda favors
FWD cars............:( :(



As for the G35, no, I have never considered it. Since I don't like
how the G35 Saden looks and I don't want a coupe.
 

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kiteboy said:
Looks like your mind was already made up. Enjoy your Lexus.

Not yet, I'm still looking. I have to admit that I have the style
of TSX very much, and it is practical, and on the other hand,
I want a RWD. I wish I could afford a BMW!!
 

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NewRacer said:
The point is, TSX is a front-wheel-drive car whereas IS 300
is a rear-wheel-drive car. That is what concerns me.
Sounds to me like you already made you decision. Go for it and good luck!
 

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I Owned a few cars both front and rear and awd and It is true rear wheel drive cars handle better BUT living in NY I don’t feel like getting stuck on hills during heavy snows.

I actually want to drive my car and not be afraid to get stuck anywhere.

I owned a 98 528 BMW and Always had problems in the snow.

If you are looking to "drift" go for it.. Most people who buy cars don’t look at things like this they look at practicality.

Good Luck with your choice!
 

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chobits said:
stop daydreaming if u cant afford to buy a BMW or Lexus, get a TSX then
I negotiated the 325i down to $26,500, base, no options (5MT). The TSX cost $28,490, NAVI, Acura protection package (5AT).

So the TSX is actually more expensive... than a BMW. :eek:
 
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