Used 2008 Acura TSX For Sale

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2008 Acura TSX Base Specifications

Feature Description
Transmission Automatic
Engine 2.4L
Horsepower 205 horsepower@7000rpm
MPG City 20
MPG Highway 28

Customer Review Summary for 2008 Acura TSX

(16 Reviews)

5-year verdict

2008 Acura TSX PostID - , 01/24/2015

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 It's performance is not helped by its slow, obtuse and outdated 5-speed auto.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.

Great Car

2008 Acura TSX acorlando - Orlando, FL 06/22/2011

I have had this car for 2 1/2 months now. I was a little concerned about getting a 4 cyl vs. 6 cyl...mostly because I felt performance might be lacking. The four does a great job and delivers 27-29 mpg regularly (mixed driving). The only negative on the car is that it requires premium gas, so the savings I got from the great gas mileage is tempered by the increased cost for gas over regular blend.

2008 Acura TSX Review

2008 Acura TSX - 12/21/2010

I have owned over a dozen cars in my life and I can honestly say this is the best one yet. The TSX is very comfortable, handles great, and the reliability is second to none. I spent a lot of time researching my next car purchase and feel really good about my decision. In addition to the above - the radio is also awesome and safety features make me feel good driving my kids around. Had the opportunity to drive it home in a snow storm and the traction control did a great job (my Acura was actually more responsive than my Jeep Wrangler in the snow). Definitely worth taking a test drive and comparing to similar competition !

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