TSX (4-door sedan)Haris said:Well both cars could he used as family sedans and both cars aren't fast or slow. Auto RX8 is a little faster or maybe even a bit slower than TSX auto because of 4 speed auto and low torque.
True, no one knows for sure about reliability of both cars, however, Acura cars have a history of excellent reliability, while Mazda cars do not.Haris said:well there are some mazdas and some acuras that have major issues. For example, 93' Mazda RX7. Engine overheating problems. And acura TL and Cl. Many transmission problems. Nobody really knows how reliable TSX and RX8 will be since both cars are brand new.
2004 Mazda RX8 Auto - $25,700 (base price, not many features)
2004 Acura TSX auto - $26,xxx (fully loaded without navi)
Haris said:Well here are some advantages for both cars so far!
Less fuel efficient
More features at base price
Better interior materials (probably)
More interior room space
Rotary engines = Smoother than any piston engines. You'll hear this from anyone that has driven it.sjlee said:RX-8
Well, the first thing you list for the RX-8 is very subjective, so I don't think you can really list that. Remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
What makes you say that the RX-8 has a "smoother engine"? The TSX's engine puts out more torque which means that there'll be more power in the low and mid RPM range.
Better acceleration? The automatic RX-8 has similar acceleration numbers as the TSX. The 6-speed RX-8 has a 0-60mph in about 5.9 sec, but it also has more HP (~40HP). I'd estimate that the automatic will have numbers around 7 secs... similar to the TSX.
Better handling? Possibly... it is a RWD sports coupe afterall, however, they are comparing the TSX handling to the Honda Prelude, which was considered by Car and Driver the best handling car under $30,000.
Mid-engine RWD? Yes... that contributes to the handling.
The TSX gets better mileage than the RX-8. The TSX gets 22/31 MPG, while the RX-8 gets only 18/25.
Comparably equipped, the TSX is less expensive then the RX-8.
Finally.... why in the world are we comparing these cars? Even though the RX-8 has "four" doors... two of them are so small that the car is still considered a sports coupe. Doors aside, the RX-8 is a sports coupe, while the TSX is a entry-level luxury sports sedan.
Why don't you test drive both cars and find out how good? I think you'll be surprised.Haris said:Rotary engines = Smoother than any piston engines. You'll hear this from anyone that has driven it.
I just dont know how good TSX is. Nobody with auto TSX has video tapes their cruise and stuff.