This is a super car for the dollar. I picked up mine used for about half of retail, and it was a terrific value. I like the fact that it's pretty loaded, yet easy to use and operate. No fancy stuff that you have to read the owners manual to figure out (except the Bluetooth, of course). Heated seats are great, as is the steering wheel controls for the nice and good sounding standard stereo. In fact, the only option available on this car is NAV. Great on gas, very peppy 4 cylinder engine. If it had Daytime running lights, a tire pressure monitor, and power tilt/telescoping wheel with memory, it would be absolutely perfect.
I bought my 2007 Acura TSX in early 2013 with only 15,000 miles on the clock -- there even seemed to be some residual new car smell. As most reviews of the first-generation TSX note, it's not as dynamically accomplished as a 3 Series BMW, but it handles confidently, and has fantastic steering. It's a bit light on torque, and the automatic transmission is an older five-speed unit. But it accelerates briskly and doesn't feel underpowered in most situations. I routinely get 30+ MPG on the highway, low 20s in town, and it takes premium gas. Fair bit of wind noise at highway speeds. The interior is well-designed and finished with high-quality materials. It came with a lot of nice stuff as standard equipment -- including xenon headlights, Bluetooth, moonroof, nice perforated leather on the seats, etc. I also have the optional navigation, which works well. The one surprise -- headlights aren't automatic, which seems odd in a car that's otherwise loaded up. The back seat isn't huge, but there's decent space for two people. The trunk is pretty big and shaped to maximize space. I was surprised when it needed a rear brake job at 20,000 miles. The dealer said this was a quirk of the TSX -- that rear brakes tend to need more frequent attention than the front. Part of the issue might've been the previous owner's driving style -- I'm easy on brakes, have hit 45,000 miles, and the dealer thinks I won't need rears again until 55,000, so nearly double the original longevity. I had the front brakes changed at 45,000, somewhat prematurely, because the rotors had warped and it was cheaper to have them resurfaced as part of a brake special. Other than brakes, the TSX has only needed oil and filter changes, and I've gotten very reasonable rates at the Acura dealer. My main reason for going with an Acura instead of an Audi or a BMW was to avoid expensive maintenance, and -- so far -- mission accomplished. The TSX isn't the best sport sedan on the market, but it's perfect if you want an upscale car with a sporty edge and no headaches.
There is not one thing that I can say about this vehicle that is sub-par. I was getting 15 MPG HWY in my old explorer sport and 250 miles per tank, and I recently went on a road trip to another state and got 34 MPG HWY as an average on the entire trip and more than 400 miles per tank. That is even with a gas tank that holds 4 gallons less. This vehicle is extremely comfortable and has all of the gadgets you could ever want. My brother and his wife own two Acura's and I am now an Acura owner for as long as possible. THANK YOU!