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Motor Trend Comparison Test of TSX
 Date: May 28, 2003 19:58
 Submitted by:  notyper
 Source: Motor Trend
 Credibility Rating: 10


Motor Trend tests the TSX this month vs. the Saab 9-3 Arc and the M-B C230 with Sport Package. The acceleration times were 0-60 in 7.9 and the 1/4 in 16.0@88.8mph. A bit slower than expected, but MT complained of significant wheelhop hindering the launch. Nonethless, the TSX was still notably faster than the turbocharged Saab (210 hp/221 lbs-ft) and the supercharged Benz (189 hp/192 lbs-ft). All three cars weighed within 50 lbs of each other.



However, despite noting that the TSX was the edgiest, most driver-oriented sedan in the test (almost making you forget its FWD) and also packed the most equipment at the lowest price - MT ranked it second behind the Benz, opining that the handling could be even sharper (huh, its already the sharpest in the bunch...SC) and that the brakes faded too much under heavy use.

While we may disagree with the final assessment (the Benz was $2000 more expensive, while lacking a CD changer, nav system and power seats!), its a good first showing for the TSX. We here at TOV know about the wheelhop issues (our RSX was plagued by it at the dragstrip on a sticky surface). Here's hoping we can do a little better and hit our target of 15.5 uncorrected for the 1/4 mile time on the TSX in next month's test.

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05-29-2003 14:58
C&D TSX Test Results   (Score: 1, Normal)
domn
05-29-2003 16:11
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notyper
05-30-2003 21:58
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V6VTEC
05-30-2003 23:49
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notyper
06-05-2003 00:43
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05-31-2003 14:50
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05-29-2003 18:01
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05-30-2003 21:42
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05-30-2003 17:04
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notyper
05-30-2003 21:43
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provench
05-29-2003 08:21
5A or 6M?   (Score: 1, Normal)
jaguayo
05-30-2003 23:50
Re: 5A or 6M?   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
05-29-2003 15:39
What causes wheelhop??   (Score: 1, Normal)
GSrman
05-30-2003 10:58
Re: What causes wheelhop??   (Score: 1, Normal)
vtechbrain
05-30-2003 13:53
Re: What causes wheelhop??   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
05-30-2003 16:11
Re: What causes wheelhop??   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
05-28-2003 20:27
Can't find it on the web page   (Score: 1, Normal)
dydx
05-28-2003 20:33
Re: Can't find it on the web page   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
05-28-2003 20:53
Re: Can't find it on the web page   (Score: 1, Normal)
dydx
05-28-2003 21:21
Why not against the bimmer?   (Score: 1, Normal)
magueto
05-29-2003 23:32
I think MT was just testing the new models   (Score: 1, Normal)
iceman6
05-29-2003 01:09
Give me toilet paper over prestigue!   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
05-29-2003 10:00
Re: Give me toilet paper over prestigue!   (Score: 1, Normal)
vtechbrain
05-29-2003 12:24
Re: Give me toilet paper over prestigue!   (Score: 1, Normal)
hpower
05-29-2003 15:06
wrong-o buck-o   (Score: 1, Normal)
theduckllr
05-29-2003 16:40
Re: wrong-o buck-o   (Score: 1, Normal)
vtechbrain
05-29-2003 11:35
Re: Give me toilet paper over prestigue!   (Score: 1, Normal)
sooperman12
05-29-2003 19:25
Re: Give me toilet paper over prestigue!   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
05-29-2003 14:33
Re: Can't find it on the web page   (Score: 1, Normal)
DC2
05-28-2003 21:19
TSX Performance   (Score: 1, Normal)
99SI
05-28-2003 21:26
Re: TSX Performance   (Score: 1, Normal)
TinkySD
05-29-2003 00:03
4 door sports sedan   (Score: 1, Normal)
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05-29-2003 00:21
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05-29-2003 00:32
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05-29-2003 02:55
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05-29-2003 21:41
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05-29-2003 12:59
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05-29-2003 17:48
Mazda 6 dyno   (Score: 1, Normal)
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05-29-2003 01:58
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05-29-2003 09:13
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05-29-2003 12:07
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05-29-2003 22:00
Re: Can't find it on the web page   (Score: 1, Normal)
KenB
05-29-2003 14:11
Another comparison from M/T that doesn't make sense   (Score: 1, Normal)
DC2
05-29-2003 01:02
Benz's auto introductions are better...   (Score: 1, Normal)
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