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2006 Acura TSX Consumer Reviews

4.8
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A Superb Car

by from Stockton, CA on August 2, 2006

The 2006 Acura TSX ranks with a 1990 Infiniti Q45 and a 1972 Citroen Pallas as the finest cars I've ever owned. (Three Cadillacs and a Mercedes fall way below.) Advances in technology make it difficul...
The 2006 Acura TSX ranks with a 1990 Infiniti Q45 and a 1972 Citroen Pallas as the finest cars I've ever owned. (Three Cadillacs and a Mercedes fall way below.) Advances in technology make it difficult to compare my favorites directly; but this is what I like especially about the TSX: 1. I get 23mpg city and over 30 highway (with AT). 2. The interior is super-comfortable. The driver's seat and steering wheel adjust to ideal positions. The leather is soft but the seating is firm. 3. The controls are well positioned and easy to manage. 4. The speedometer and other indicators are bright and easy to read. 5. The sound system is excellent. The auxiliary jack for MP3 and other players is a welcome feature. XM radio is also a plus. 6. Buttons can be programmed to open community gate and garage doors. 7. The $4,000 dealer upgrade -- springs, tires, spoiler, etc -- is worth while. (I declined the $2,000 navigation system.) 8. The trunk is large and has a pass-through capability (not available on the TL, which is more expensive but doesn't look a lot different from the TSX). 9. There is no ashtray or cigarette lighter, since Acura research indicates only three percent of its buyers smoke. But the cupholders and center and side storage spaces are large and convenient.
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What a great car

by from Gaithersburg, MD on July 24, 2007

This car is a left-brain purchase - it comes down to value over the non-grunty I4, the inherent FWD understeer, and a 7 on the NVA score from the East German judge. The engine, in the tradition of Ho...
This car is a left-brain purchase - it comes down to value over the non-grunty I4, the inherent FWD understeer, and a 7 on the NVA score from the East German judge. The engine, in the tradition of Honda four bangers, needs to rev, and it can (there's kind of a kick in the V-Tech settings around 6k rpm that's fun), but mostly the car feels slower than it is. I got the 6-sp, which is a wonderful snick-snick transmission. I mean, this thing is really great. It's one of the best out there. The automatic seemed less suited to a 4 cylinder, but I don't commute in stop'n'go, either. The suspension is pretty well sorted out and the steering is well-weighted. The TSX is one of the last Hondas to have an all around double-wishbone suspension - most use MacPherson struts. The stock tires wear well, but aren't grippy. If you want better performance, a tire upgrade goes a long way for both handling and braking. Also, the road noise suppression could be better, but contrary to an earlier reviewer, I don't have a problem talking on the phone in the car. Quiet in cars seems to be something that only gets solved by throwing money at it, so be aware that there is a trade-off here. I got the navigation system too, and while I like it, it's overpriced at $2k. Maybe in ten years, they'll be standard everywhere, but there is still an early adapter penalty. Not getting lost, however, is worth a lot to me; Apparently it's worth $2k. You might be okay just getting a stand alone unit for $500 if you don't mind the fact that it isn't integrated into the dash. YMMV, on that. Otherwise, the interior is thoughtfully designed. I'm 6'5, which is definitely the maximum. The controls are intuitive. The materials feel much better than most cars under $30k - not too much of the chintzy plastics. Maybe just a step down from the class-leading Audi. On the other hand, you don't have to fear Audi/BMW mechanic bills either. Meanwhile, go ahead and weld the TSX's hood shut if you want to. I like this car a lot, as do many owners (the resale values testify to that too). My wish list would be a turbo, say, the 2.3L from the RDX - that would do a lot of the lack of torque down low, but I suspect it would step on the TL's market. Too bad.
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Value can't be beat

by from Chicagi, IL on January 11, 2007

I've had my TSX for almost 4 months now, and I still can't wait to drive it every day. In my opinion, there isn't another car out there that offers the features, performance, reliability, and value th...
I've had my TSX for almost 4 months now, and I still can't wait to drive it every day. In my opinion, there isn't another car out there that offers the features, performance, reliability, and value that the TSX does. Do the reasearch. Items that are standard on the TSX are optional on most other entry level luxury sedans. You'll pay thousands more for a comparably equipped Lexus IS250, Audi A4, BMW 328I, or Mercedes C230. I would recommend this car to anybody.
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Best overall value - Luxury

by from Valencia, CA on June 10, 2007

Standard equipment, reliability, resale value, price, fit/finish are only a few of the virtues of this wonderful car. People will knock the 205 hp, 4 cyl motor, but honestly do you need more? Elegant ...
Standard equipment, reliability, resale value, price, fit/finish are only a few of the virtues of this wonderful car. People will knock the 205 hp, 4 cyl motor, but honestly do you need more? Elegant and more than adequate for the American mainstream looking to get into an Entry level luxury car. No disappointment.
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Under the radar

by from Toronto on September 24, 2006

This car doesn't have the flash and dash of similar cars in its price range, but sit inside, get to know the features, take a test drive and you'll understand why other TSX drivers have that contented...
This car doesn't have the flash and dash of similar cars in its price range, but sit inside, get to know the features, take a test drive and you'll understand why other TSX drivers have that contented look on their faces.
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Excellent Entry Luxury Vehicle

by from New York on June 21, 2010

I bought this car pre owned from a dealership about 2 months ago and have loved it ever since. So far very reliable and comfortable to drive. If you are looking for an affordable luxury sedan, this is...
I bought this car pre owned from a dealership about 2 months ago and have loved it ever since. So far very reliable and comfortable to drive. If you are looking for an affordable luxury sedan, this is a great choice with solid mpg. If you are looking for a performance vehicle I would suggest to look elsewhere more toward a bmw 3 series our Audi A4 mostly due to the fact that the TSX is not a V6 and is front wheel drive although still has plenty of power and fun to drive. Overall this car is a great pre owned choice and give a great bang for your buck.
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Great Value Package

by from Santa Rosa, CA on August 26, 2006

I test drove the BMW325i, the Acura TSX, and the Lexus IS250. While I liked the BMW, the Acura had everything that I wanted at a much better bang for my buck! In addition to great handling I needed a ...
I test drove the BMW325i, the Acura TSX, and the Lexus IS250. While I liked the BMW, the Acura had everything that I wanted at a much better bang for my buck! In addition to great handling I needed a car with great comfort and all the hi-tech gizmos...and the Acura has it all. The car drives better than the BMW (base model) though the BMW wins when you add the sports package to it! However, the BMW base model which is about $2K more than the Acura TSX (w/ Nav) that I got - is hard to justify unless you want the brand name alone. If you want a great drive, great features and a great price - seriously consider the TSX.
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Most reliable and best gas mileage

by from California on February 10, 2007

I decided to purchase this Acura when I had to commute to the Bay area. I wanted to purchase a BMW and during this process I found the Acura TSX which for the money and safety and looks the Acura was...
I decided to purchase this Acura when I had to commute to the Bay area. I wanted to purchase a BMW and during this process I found the Acura TSX which for the money and safety and looks the Acura was the smarter choice. The Navigation has been a life saver. The spoiler kit added a very sporty look to the already good looking lines on the Acura.
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No better bang for your buck!

by from Chicago, IL on November 10, 2006

After conducting much research into the entry-level luxury sedan market, there is little doubt that this vehicle is the best value available. Loads of standard features, quality construction, attract...
After conducting much research into the entry-level luxury sedan market, there is little doubt that this vehicle is the best value available. Loads of standard features, quality construction, attractive yet subdued styling, and surprisingly low price are the tip of the iceberg. While the car's engine is less powerful than its direct competitors, those of us living in congested urban or suburban areas don't care, and will happily take a few extra MPGs over the horses.
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This is the best car my wife own!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by from McKeesport, Pa. on December 18, 2006

My wife is Driving a 91 Camry 6cyl. Good running car. Had it for 16 yrs. no major problem. Time to get a new one, so we went to look at the TSX model went my wife took it on the back road, she told me...
My wife is Driving a 91 Camry 6cyl. Good running car. Had it for 16 yrs. no major problem. Time to get a new one, so we went to look at the TSX model went my wife took it on the back road, she told me this is the car for me. She love it!!!!!!!!!!!!
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