2006 Acura TSX
There are 17 user reviews for the 5-Spd AT w/ Navigation System trim shown below
- Fun to Drive
- Nav system is terrible
Purchased As New
Do not pay extra for this messed up system. Voice recognition does not work. Maps are way out of date and expensive to update. Acura does not care. Dealers do not care. Service from dealers poor and overpriced. They try to get you to do things that the service manual and Acura do not reccomend. Find good outside mechanic....read morehide
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- Good looking sedan car. Smooth drive.
- Needs more horsepower.... =)
Had this car for exactly 6 months. Nothing wrong with the car. $30K and its fully loaded. Just a great car to have! Was choosing between this car and Mazda 6. Its good that i chose this car! Like it a lot. Recommanded for people wanting a Good price car, Luxury + sport car.
90% ( around ) made in Japan, and therefore, hard to have any problems with it. If there is, maybe you should start learning how to drive....read morehide
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- looks, feel, surpisingly large, easy nav, gas mileage,
- no auto headligts
Great car, looks "small" from the outside, but surprisingly roomy on the inside, I'm 6'1" and have plenty of room without putting drivers seat all the way back...easily best car in its class, competition doesn't come close, getting 27 mpg around town!!
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- The best overall package in this class
If you shopping for an entry-level luxury sport sedan, I strongly recommend to test-drive the TSX before you make a final decision.
There is no reason to waste your time describing the experience driving home from the dealer; this car will speak for itself.
The optional navigation system will add another two grand to the price tag but it's well worth it....read morehide
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- Interior Refinement, Handling
- Lack of low end torque
Test drove the vehicle to compare to the TL. Handled like a refined go-kart (Slow on the straight-aways but can go fast and handle well into corners and turns).
Slightly smaller than the Accord but higher grade interior with more supportive seats. Felt like it didn't have power steering although I'm sure it does. Decision would be a slam-dunk if it had a bit more power or if its price was not so close to the more adequately powered TL (about $4K difference.)
However, this model seems to be assembled in Japan whereas the TL is made in America. (I wonder if that makes it more reliable).
Also compared to G35. G35 has FAR MORE power but have read posted mileage being far lower. It was also a bit narrow.
It should also be noted that the TL reviews seem to constantly describe a Rattle from the interior passenger compartment (which would drive me crazy.) It seems that the TSX offers the most near luxury refinement, fuel economy, handling and performance without incurring reliability issues or high operating costs....read morehide
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- Quiet, Tech Features, Handling, Seats, and Fit & Finish
- Suspension, Price, Dealers, Learning curve for naviagation interface
Great Car. So quiet. I has ample power and good fuel economy for freeway, Suspension is a tad stiff, but Oh so fun on a mountain road. Price was negotiated to $27272 + lic + tax + doc. OTD-$29823. this was the best out of 7 Bay Area dealers. I bought through the internet and it was a good experience.
Love this car....read morehide
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- Ride, handling, comfort, performance, navigation, blue-tooth, i-pod
This is the best car for the money ... more technologically advanced than the BMW 3 series and much better looking than the Lexus or Infiniti models that its compared to ... its sleek and sexy ... Interior is very attractive and the wood work is beautiful ... the car is truly a best buy
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- GPS is very handy, great styling interior/exterior, Bluetooth
- ride is a bit bumpy, needs more hp/torque, window switches not well placed
The 2006 Acura Tsx with Navigation is a great entry level luxury sport sedan. The styling is beautiful from the integrated fog lights to the dual exhaust ports in back. The interior also looks great with the way the door trim connects with the center console.
The navigation is very handy, I use it almost everyday. The 2006 version has a faster processor that lets you pick from four different paths, there's also voice prompts and picture in picture. If you get lost as often as I do, the system quickly re-routes you to the right path. I don't have enough room to mention all the useful features like: restaurants with Zagat ratings, hospitals, parking garages, schools, gas stations, atms, amusement parks, etc. I highly recommend the navigation.
The Multi-Information display in the speedometer is very useful and contains: range until empty, average mpg, average speed, temperature, and percentage of oil life. There are 12 handy buttons on the steering wheel for: cruise control, information, sound system, Bluetooth, and voice activiation.
The steering is very precise. The handling and the great seats work well together. I drove the twisty, winding roads of Hwy 17 to Santa Cruz and it was the first time that was a fun drive.
I do have a few minor complaints. The ride is a bit bumpy because of the large 17" rims. At highway speeds the noise level can be a bit high. Good thing there's a nice 8 speaker sound system to drown that out. More sound insulation would be a welcome addition.
The TSX needs more horsepower and torque. Maybe the new turbo-charged 240 hp engine from the RDX can be brought over. It does take a while to reach the 7000rpm 205hp potential. Since it's so close to redline of 7100rpm I don't see myself doing that very often. I mostly bought the car for the luxury features and not for the performance, so the TSX fits my needs pretty well. It is fun to play with the Sportshift if you're at the front of a red light though. People that want the whole package of performance and luxury may skip the TSX in favor of the TL or other Japanese and Euro brands.
The window switches are located at an awkward angle behind where the hand rests naturally. It's especially true if you're in the back seat and trying to use the switches there. It comes with side mirror defrosters, but it seems Acura forgot to make it a lighted switch. Inside the center dash compartment there's a light that gets incredibly hot and there's not an option to turn it off. Overall lighting is fantastic especially the speedometer and the blue ambient lighting.
A few suggestions for Acura:
Cooled seats would be more useful than heated seats.
Tire pressure monitor.
A bigger glove compartment.
A subwoofer would be a nice addition to the sound system.
Overall, the Acura TSX is a great value for all the features it offers. You can't find another car out there at that price with all the features including navigation. More performance(horsepower & torque) and a few more options would make this car a more worthy competitor to other Japanese and Euro brands....read morehide
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- Fuel economy, ergonomics, handling, technology, comfort.
- Acceleration is a bit lacking.
As an ex-Honda Civic owner, I was looking for a car a bit more refined and upscale, yet with no less attention paid to quality and service. Needless to say, the Acura TSX fits the bill, and at a surprisingly reasonable price. This car has all the fixings, including leather, climate control, heated power front seats, HandsFree Link, MP3 jack, and an excellent sound system. The navigation system is most definitely worth the extra cash. The engine, while smooth, quiet, and fuel-efficient, is not as peppy as I desire, but certainly not sluggish. The ride is as enjoyable as the Lexus IS and BMW 3-series, for about 10k less comparably equipped....read morehide
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- Overall Package
- Light Weighted
I traded in my 2003 Lexus Is300 for the 2006 Acura TSX. The acura was more luxurious than the Lexus Is300 because it had a gps navi system and also it was more modern the Lexus
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