2009 Acura Tsx
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Incredible Value

by from Dallas, TX on May 11, 2011

I've had an Audi A4 (and loved it), a Saab 9-3 (GM ruined SAAB), Several Fords and a Toyota. After having the TSX for 3 months and putting about 8,000 miles on it I'm sold on Acura, so far. I bought i...
I've had an Audi A4 (and loved it), a Saab 9-3 (GM ruined SAAB), Several Fords and a Toyota. After having the TSX for 3 months and putting about 8,000 miles on it I'm sold on Acura, so far. I bought it used with 24K miles. Acura value is miles ahead of other luxury brands. The car has tons of equipment on it, with a well-finished interior. It feels very tight and solid on the road, with a relatively quiet ride. It reminds me of my Audi with a 'drop-forged like a Craftsman wrench' feel. It's not as demanding in terms of maintenance, since it doesn't have a turbo and wasn't made by Volkswagen. If I could complain about this car, I'd say it doesn't accelerate the way I'd like at highway speed. But that hasn't stopped me from getting a speeding ticket, and I've never really felt like there wasn't enough power to move when I need to. The responsiveness at low speed, crisp handling and fuel economy more than make up for mediocre acceleration from 50-80.
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good car so far

by from San Francisco on December 22, 2010

In November 2010 I bought an '09 TSX + Technology. It was purchased in late '08. The technology features in this car are fantastic. You never know how much you will use a luxury item until you have i...
In November 2010 I bought an '09 TSX + Technology. It was purchased in late '08. The technology features in this car are fantastic. You never know how much you will use a luxury item until you have it. I use the heated seats, auto garage door opener, navigation, rearview camera and ipod connect all the time. The car gets good mileage but can move when rushed. It feels light on its feet. The European cars (MB and BMW) feel really heavy by comparison even though the performance numbers are similar. Some issues I have with the car include (1) its a little big for tight spots. (2) the mileage calculator is off by my estimates. (3) storage is not so great. (4) some controls require taking out the manual... OVERALL: great car.
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Sporty and stylish, plus great features

by from Phoenix, AZ on February 28, 2010

I am driving the TSX around 80 miles a day for work and I'm getting an average of 32 miles per gallon. The car drives sporty like my previous A4, and the interior is really sharp. The interior feature...
I am driving the TSX around 80 miles a day for work and I'm getting an average of 32 miles per gallon. The car drives sporty like my previous A4, and the interior is really sharp. The interior features are great, the stereo is crystal clear with the ipod dock. I've had the car for a few months and I am very happy with my purchase. I traded in an '07 Lexus GS350 and have really benefited from my decision.
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Great Value

by from Toronto, ON on November 6, 2009

I've owned the '09 TSX tech pkg for about 6 months now, and am delighted. The interior is beautiful - if hightech/spaceship is your thing. We drove the C300, IS250, 328i, A4, and 300C. Forget the fact...
I've owned the '09 TSX tech pkg for about 6 months now, and am delighted. The interior is beautiful - if hightech/spaceship is your thing. We drove the C300, IS250, 328i, A4, and 300C. Forget the fact that isn't a V6 - all the others had V6's (or V8 in the 300C's case), but the TSX engine is superior. Incredibly smooth and the large displacement (for a 4cyl) gives it a hint of a throaty burble like the V8 in the 300C when taking off from stops. Anyone who comes into our car is very impressed with the interior and exterior. Just perfect. And I love the fuel economy - excellent for a lux/performance car.
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LOVE, LOVE, LOBE

by from Omaha, NE on September 8, 2011

I have owned a 2009 TSX w/ tech package for a couple of months. We bought it used and have had absolutely no problems. The 1st week we bought it we took it on an unexpected road trip 12 hours one way!...
I have owned a 2009 TSX w/ tech package for a couple of months. We bought it used and have had absolutely no problems. The 1st week we bought it we took it on an unexpected road trip 12 hours one way! We got great gas mileage and the ride was very smooth. I drive back and forth to work 30 miles, one way, and I love driving it every morning. The bluetooth is great to have when driving. The only frustration I have with the car is the navigation system is not updated. I looked online to update it and the cost is a little high. I have a gps, so to pay for it again, would be silly. Love the back-up camera! I haven't tried the DVD yet. We have a 4 person family, with 2 teenagers and they have plenty of room in the back of the vehicle. My most favorite car that I have ever had!!!
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#1G

by from nashville on August 12, 2012

Good value for the money. 09 TSX with 31k miles - paid 20,500. I would recommend the tech package... I really like it and all the tech features of the car. Gas mileage running 28-30 mpg. Had some wind...
Good value for the money. 09 TSX with 31k miles - paid 20,500. I would recommend the tech package... I really like it and all the tech features of the car. Gas mileage running 28-30 mpg. Had some window trim issues that Acura fixed under warranty. I did have to have the rotors surfaced on my own.
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What a car !

by from Palo Alto, CA on January 3, 2009

I have had my Acura TSX for about 1 month. I really love this car. The look of this car is aggressive, but classy at the same time the interior of the TSX coveys quality and Luxury. It's well put toge...
I have had my Acura TSX for about 1 month. I really love this car. The look of this car is aggressive, but classy at the same time the interior of the TSX coveys quality and Luxury. It's well put together. The NAV system is easy to use, and the ELS sound system is unbelievable until heard; truly remarkable. There have been many reviews that the handling is not up to par with most in this class, and I have to disagree. Unless you are planning to take this car onto a race track, the steering is well balanced for a car of this size and I find it very responsive. This car also has plenty of power. When I tell my friends that it is a 4 CYL, they don't believe me, because it feels so much like a 6 CYL car. Overall compared to other cars in this class, this car offers more features for a price that just cannot compare. If you are looking for a small sporty and luxurious feeling car; this is the car for you. P.S- The TECH PKG is a must it is worth the $3000.
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Exrremely dependable car

by from Lowell on March 2, 2017

The car has been really free of major or minor problems. It is a gas saver. Its a very good combination of luxury with japanese reliability
The car has been really free of major or minor problems. It is a gas saver. Its a very good combination of luxury with japanese reliability
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Best car i owned

by from on June 14, 2009

Its the perfect car its affordable and its a luxury sports car cant ask more then that on a 30 something thousand dollars car.
Its the perfect car its affordable and its a luxury sports car cant ask more then that on a 30 something thousand dollars car.
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This car is perfect for 2009!

by from Silver Spring< maryland on December 25, 2008

I owned a 2004 and 2006 TSX. I almost bought a Lexus IS 250, but this car puts it to shame. The new TSX is improved in every way. Start with it's aggressive stance and good looks outside. People are t...
I owned a 2004 and 2006 TSX. I almost bought a Lexus IS 250, but this car puts it to shame. The new TSX is improved in every way. Start with it's aggressive stance and good looks outside. People are telling me "wow that car looks hot"! The original TSX was nice but not refined and very plain looking. This new baby is the opposite. Its wide, longer and lower and it looks like a real sports sedan. The seats are simply the best I have ever encountered. Supportive, handsome and comfy. The engine is smooth as a V6 but gives me the necessary 25-28 mpg I need all of the time. The technology package adds to the refinement of this beauty. Play a DVD - music disk and the game is nearly over. This is an entry level car? Whow, the sound system with 10 speakers and a subwoofer and tweeters is the very best I have heard-realistic and accurate! The Navigation system with real-time traffic and weather are the best. Add to that a "perfect" safety" score 5 stars for all tests and this is some machine! Buy it, enjoy it and it rewards. The 2009 TSX auto-sport with paddle shifting is my best car ever - and I have owned many! December -2008
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