I was initially excited about the appearance of my Graphite Luster Metallic TSX, and I think the appearance still holds up well. The styling is the best part of the car. My TSX runs well, has decent features and a well executed leather interior, and it's also somewhat fun. If I had to do it over again, though, I would not buy it. First, it's too small. Trying to fit four grown men in it is a joke, and mine is never the car taken for client lunches, which is part of why I bought it. The small size became very apparent after my wife and I had a baby. It has LATCH anchors, but to fit an infant seat in the back, the front seat must but moved all of the way forward, rendering it useless. Second, for a "sports" sedan its performance is mediocre. It has 200hp but only 170 lb ft of torque, so acceleration is tepid. I've lost many street light races to Civics, Mazda 3's and many other pedestrian cars. It's performance is not helped by its slow, obtuse and outdated 5-speed auto. It has Tiptronic, but it refuses to shift quickly. The transmission is designed to get to the highest gear ASAP, helping fuel economy. I can't stress it enough: get the manual if you buy this car. Third, the brakes are terrible. They are difficult to modulate and stopping smoothly is nearly impossible, even after 5 years. Fourth, fuel economy is not great considering its modest power. The best I've gotten with a 70% highway, 30% city commute is 26mpg. 22-24mpg is average. I've gotten 33mpg on all highway road trips. The car's computer says its milage is much better, but my calculations at fill-up say otherwise. Also, it takes premium for some reason. Finally, it has not been as reliable as I would have expected from a Honda product. My brakes have been warped twice, even though I'm relatively easy on them unless there is an emergency. A switch in the transmission failed, stranding me and requiring an expensive repair. I've been through two batteries for no explained reason. Now my ignition switch is going out. Overall, the TSX is a very good car for someone looking for a stylish, comfortable, well appointed, small car who does not care about acceleration, comfortably carrying passengers, or hyper-mileage. Those wanting a true executive sports sedan will be disappointed.
Drove a TL for 8 years and became an Acura fan. Decided I wanted someting a little smaller. The '08 TSX is the last year with a short (105") wheelbase which is why I didn't go newer. I had driven a TSX 'loaner' car so I knew what I was getting. Expect a stiffer, tighter ride. More like a European sport car than a luxury car. The TSX does not absorb and smooth out the bumps and sharp turns...but if you like the 'feel of the road', this is a very good choice for you. It has all the amenities that you would expect, except for the optional NAV. But if you buy a 3 year old model off-lease then you can wait for one you want. The 2.4 has the pep you need when you need it and the handling and braking is excellent. I'm glad I made the switch and I would recommend this car to anyone looking for the particulars described above. Happy driving!
One thing I own that I truly depend on more than anything else is my car. I use it every day, and without it I wouldn�t be able to be the person I am today. I truly love my car more than any other car, there is something about it that makes it so great. I have a 2007 Acura Tsx in navy blue. She has been through a lot of miles on the highway. she still runs almost perfectly because this car is designed just for the highway. It gets 35-40 mpg on the highway compared to like 25 in the city. The color of the car is perfect in my opinion; it hides the dirt in the winter and summer. Although it has a lot of fine little scratches I plan to get that fix in the near future by gettin