2008 Acura TSX User Reviews

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    Not what I hoped for - very stiff ride. Potholes shook the car and me to the core!
    Power Ranked 2008 Nissan Maxima better.
    "The Maximas acceleration was strong and smooth. the Acura petered out and never really kicked in."
    Back Seats Ranked 2008 Honda Accord better.
    "Awesome leg room!"
    Would Buy Ranked 2008 Honda Accord better.
    "While Acura is supposed to be better, that is not the case here. The TSX is the kid that tries, the Accord is the veteran that performs."
    Would Buy Ranked 2008 Nissan Maxima better.
    "The Maxima was stronger and rode smoothly compared with the TSX."
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    2008 Acura TSX 6-spd w/ Navigation Review
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    25

    Long Term Quality — I've now had my TSX for five years and it has been a great experience. In terms of performance, it has very good acceleration and braking. It is very solid on the road - very stable. It handles well but could have a tighter turning radius. Mileage on the highway very good. In the city with a lot of stop and go, just fair though. It runs quiet, and is a pleasure to drive - the seats are very comfortable. It's never been in the shop for anything but regular maintenance so far, and the cost of maintaining it has been reasonable. I continue to be really happy with it.

    Pros: Performance, Build Quality, Appearance, Safety

    Cons: Handling/steering is fine, but not sharp

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    2008 Acura TSX 6-spd Review
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    Great Car In It's Price Range. — Great car for me. I purchased it in 2010 and it was new so I got a great deal. I paid the price of a Civic with the same options and more. It needs to rev to get power and that increases gas consumption. The interiror is impecable and I have no extra options yet need no more except the radio whic has no USB or apple interface that is sad. However I purchase an third party adaptor that allows me to connect my IPOD Classic.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It is fun,  Powerful but not killer and in the mountains in Switzerland is great.

    Cons: The trunk Lucky I am single as it would not fit a girl friend and luggage comfortably.

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    2008 Acura TSX 6-spd Review
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    A Keeper — This is truly one of the nicest sport sedans I have ever owned. I originally leased it with the intention of getting another like I usually do at the lease end. However, I liked the car so much I kept it and really cannot imagine parting with it. It has probably the slickest shifting 6 speed I've ever driven and it's fun going to the store :-)

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Terrific engine and transmission, great handling and mileage.

    Cons: I really can't think of anything negative about this car.

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    2008 Acura TSX Base w/ Navigation Review
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    A Nice Cruiser On The Street And Hwy, However It Underperforms As A "sport Sedan".. — 2008 Base with navigation, lease... Overall an ok car which was really disappointing for me since I had a higher expectation, and the reasons are: Performance - acceleration and fuel economy. The engine makes little low end torque and feels lazy until VTEC hits high cam (5.5-6k rpm), and the anemic acceleration low end accel is exasperated by the widely-spaced 5-spd autobox. Fuel economy was not all that good for a 4-cyl engine (18-20mpg), even when not using VTEC at all. The K24 engine also idles more roughly than I expected. The sportsfhit has an acceptable shift time but is a bit rough to use 1st-2nd gear. The brake is weak and invokes ABS way too often... thanks to Honda (oops, I mean Acura) undersizing the discs and tires. In city driving the turning radius is not very good for U-turn or parking, and although the suspension is adequately firm and sporty yet smooth enough for street driving, the car pushes wide and understeers badly in tight corners, again thanks to the undersized tires. User interface - The navigation is low in resolution and allows you touch-screen interface on most operations except panning the screen - to do that you need to mess with a dinky lil "joy stick" below the monitor. And to access the a/c you must use the navigation screen, which can be annoying when you first started the car and have to wait for the navigation system to boot up and accept the warning label (roughly 5-10 sec). All of the above hindered an otherwise great value package ($30k MSRP) that offers a high content equipment list, beautiful styling in and out, quality feel and build. The car exudes a "sophisticated simplicity" (which means it's pretty and classy) whenever I see one on the street... but just not when I am driving it. It's a shame... Honda (oops, I mean Acura), please make the next Euro Accord / TSX FR!! LOL.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Classy and elegant style; high standard features; i-VTEC a bit of rush when you need it

    Cons: Slow for the class; widely space gear ratio; wide turning radius; not very good fuel economy.

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    Don't Buy A Civic & Try To Stunt, Just Pick Up A Tsx & Then You Could Stunt! — To all the car people, parts are cheap so adding power isn't too expensive. No malfunctions whatsoever. Looks really sporty & small enough to dip in & out of any lil hole (not that hole people) Not a bad choice for a daily driver.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Gas Saver

    Cons: Nothing to my knowledge

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    Great Car — performance wise- 205 hp 161 torque not engouh...but i will soon chip, intake, exhaust, and maybe headers. Appearance- looks ok stock but i want to convert it from a tsx to a honda acorrd euro s, front grill and badages, euro lights, 8000k hids, rims and tints Suspension- good but i want skunk 2 coilovers,

    Pros: great car....very smooth ride

    Cons: power..:(

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    2008 Acura TSX 6-spd Review
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    What A Package! — Great car overall, a little bland on the styling, but I think they have fixed that with the new 2009 model. A whole lot of car for under $30000. Why buy an Accord for close to the same price, when you have a better bulit car, longer warranty, quiter, more powerful, better oerforming engine, six speed manual, and extra ammenities such as Bluetooth, Xenon headlights, memory seats, and much more!

    Pros: Price, ammenities, Hondas reputation

    Cons: Wish they had a turbo SH-AWD model

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    2008 Acura TSX Base Review
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    I Love My Tsx — The 2008 Acura TSX is one of the most well-balanced packages available in the 30-grand price range. It is extremely well-appointed for an entry-level sedan. When i saaw it on the dealership i instantly fell in love with it. The car has 205 hp under the hood, maybe not as much as i would have hoped to have (other considerations were the Lexus IS-250, Nissan Altima V6, for example) but it is very fun to drive and very very comfortable as a daily driver. The Build quality is excelent. I personally chose the brushed aluminum interior on black, which i think is the sexiest and most luxurious type (Wood doesnt quite cut it for me). On the exterior, the TSX is quite remarkable, as it is very sleek, sporty and luxurious at the same time. As i said before, the TSX does not have an extremely powerful engine, but it is responsive (especially in shiftronic mode) and VERY fun to drive. Overall, i would recommend this car to anyone who wishes a very pleasant and fun drive without sacrificing too much money in the process.

    Pros: Sporty, sleek and elegant, very fun to drive, comfortable ride, low road noise

    Cons: engine could use more power & torque.

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    2008 Acura TSX Base w/ Navigation Review
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    2008 Acura Tsx Navi — Bang for buck...no other manufacturer offers anything even close to the TSX in its price range. Resale/residual is high as it is Honda. Fun car to drive with all the gadgets and it turns heads. Decent fuel economy. How can you go wrong? Answer...you can't…..best value out there bar none.

    Pros: Great looks with all the bells and whistles. Honda product!

    Cons: For that MSRP, no negatives

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2013 Acura TSX Reviews

    In Love With My Acura By hrdsmiles

    I test drove a TSX and a TL, among 13 other vehicles... I really tried to forget this car, but kept coming back to it. This is a super fun car to drive, my husband "steals" my car to run to the store ... Read More

    2012 Acura TSX Reviews

    Love This Car But Need More Room For Traveling Long Distances. By LRiaJ2719

    This car is very reliable, sporty and has a great pick up. Love the way it drives and is very smooth in the take off and breaking. The features that automatically came with the car was a great buying ... Read More

    A Great Car Especially For The Price By Bizzizle

    Sporty look, has the paddle shifters for that pseudo manual feel, and fantastic fuel economy. This car generally gets a 5 star rating from me for most categories, because the Acura team knew what thi... Read More

    2011 Acura TSX Reviews

    Acura Tsx - One Helluva Car With A Few Minor Kinks By Shaan

    By the time I am reviewing this car, Acura has stopped producing this car. And that is a bummer. This was the only car (when I bought it in 2011) that was directly imported from Japan (All others - MD... Read More

    Great Value For Sport Unassuming Sedan By jcjavadev

    I just recently got this car and really love it. It's handling is just amazing and suspension system are just so solid. This is a great car for anyone who wants a sports sedan that isn't flashy but is... Read More

    2010 Acura TSX Reviews

    Best Car That Honda/acura Makes By cmakrickas

    Overall Acura really hit the target with this one. The interior and exterior are stylish and classy. The engine and transmission require little maintenance and can probably run forever. The seats are ... Read More

    Great Looking Car By Edward

    The Acura TSX is a great car overall for young adults. It has the looks and is fun to drive. However, if you are someone who leads an active life style, get a suv or the TSX wagon. Otherwise the car i... Read More

    2009 Acura TSX Reviews

    Reliable, Value, But Boring And Slightly Cramped. By jgreen3401

    I like the simple, reliable part of the Acura but it's somewhat boring. The technology is terrible and no one can hear me on Bluetooth connection. The rear seat is cramped and my kids hate riding in m... Read More

    This Car Is Absolutely Perfect For Everyone Who Wants Fuel Efficient By jason061191

    I really like this car for routine activity. It's fast, cost efficient, pretty car. I love the color(gray) and the sunroof where can open it to enjoy the fresh air. This car's model is so sporty where... Read More

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