2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon
"With tech-savvy features, the cutting-edge looks to back them up and the versatility of a rear hatch…
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I can't wait to get rid of this car by CL6809, Atlanta on 07/26/2012. Trim: 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon 5-Spd AT w/ Tech Pkg, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Decent # of features for the money. Stereo and nav system are great, as is the remote power liftgate. Cargo capacity is good for the trips to Costco, hauling around the dogs and stuff for the yard.
Cons: Voice-control for bluetooth and nav can be cumbersome. Interior materials (door panels, dash) seem a bit lower-grade; they're easily scuffed/marred - and I mean by my elbow, not a shoe. Not the most logical layout of some things, i.e., the seat heater buttons are on a horizontal surface where they can be easily bumped and turned on - not a fun surprise in 100+ degree Georgia heat! Power is less than stellar (not anemic, but not confidence-inspiring either). A 5-spd transmission is ridiculous in a $35k car. Constant need for steering micro-corrections on the highway - something a few auto mags mentioned and I wish I would have remembered before signing the dotted line.
Overall review: First, allow me to point out I think my distaste for this vehicle may be due to the fact that I've had a few German-built cars (VW, Audi and BMW), and frankly, there's just a vastly different approach to how they tackle design and engineering. And I also freely admit that it was MY mistake for buying this car instead of sticking with something German. That having been said, there are some features that should be standard at this price point, yet they aren't even options on this car - rain-sensing wipers, a 6-speed (or higher) transmission, a lane-change feature on the turn signal, etc. Yes, these may seem minor or even silly if you've never had them, but when you've had a few cars with them, then you start to see what a difference they make and why they leave me longing for my former cars. Bottom line: if you've ever had a German car (Audi, BMW) and enjoyed the driving experience, you're probably not going to like this.
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