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Chas2
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Best Year for Used TSX    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-06-2008 15:38
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In considering a used 1G TSX, is one year particularly better than another to target?

Is the 2006+ engine 5 hp bump noticeable, worthwhile?

Every Acura I have owned has had transmission issues. How does the TSX do?

Thanks in advance.

CivicB18
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Re: Best Year for Used TSX    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-06-2008 16:41
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Id get a 06-08 as the improvements are noticable and worth the money.


-Patrick

CarbonGray Earl
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Re: Best Year for Used TSX    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-06-2008 18:13
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2006 and nothing else. Since SAE changed the way horsepower was calculated, it actually is a 10-15 hp jump, which is very noticable.

Also, 2006 was the last hondata ecu reflash for the TSX. Since the engine was made to perform better, the ECU reflash is a better upgrade in HP than the previous years. Any bolt-ons should give you better gains as well. Lastly, that was the last year the CT Engineering supercharger was available.

There is a whole host of tech improvements and exterior changes between the 04-05 and the 06-08 models. I believe the only difference between 2006 and 2007-08 is the TPMS.

Go for the 06 if you plan to mod.

LudegarH22A7
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Re: Best Year for Used TSX    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-06-2008 23:32
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At my first TSX test drive there was a 04 & 08 6MT available... I could instantly tell how much more lively the 08 was at low RPM's. The 04 left me wondering how I'd missed out on such a glass smooth Honda car while the 08 left me wondering how much the TSX could benefit from a LSD and firmer suspension (06 is firmer than 08 btw)...

If none of what I just wrote makes any sense, all I'm trying to say is that the 08 feedback tells you it wants to have more fun. Look for a CPO '06+.


LudegarH22A7
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Re: Best Year for Used TSX    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-06-2008 23:35
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LudegarH22A7 wrote:
At my first TSX test drive there was a 04 & 08 6MT available... I could instantly tell how much more lively the 08 was at low RPM's. The 04 left me wondering how I'd missed out on such a glass smooth Honda car while the 08 left me wondering how much the TSX could benefit from a LSD and firmer suspension correction: (06-08 is firmer than 04-05)
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If none of what I just wrote makes any sense, all I'm trying to say is that the 08 feedback tells you it wants to have more fun. Look for a CPO '06+.




Karl O.
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Re: Best Year for Used TSX    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-07-2008 09:20
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My '04 TSX has been pretty bulletproof to 70k miles. Small issues- brake rotors are pretty horrible and a door lock actuator crapped out- but otherwise it's been fine. There are TSBs for faulty radio displays and leaky headlamps, and I've heard that some people have had A/C failures on early models, but none of those apply to my particular car.

My transmission has been perfect, but then I've never really had a problem with Honda transmissions, even with cars that people complain about- RSX-S, S2000, etc. I think it's a matter of driving style.

I would get the newest car you can afford, the cars with the newer ECU/engine updates are peppier but I don't find even my car to be particularly lacking in power. At least not for daily commuting duties, it moves along pretty well even if it's no rocketship. While that little extra power is nice I can't imagine that 10 or 15 hp can change the character of a 3300 lb. car.


 
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