2007 Acura TSX
The 07 Acura is one of Honda's best
Occasionally the frame rattles when the engine is idling
Slow acceleration 0-60 km/hr... you have to really hit the gas.
Engine / powertrain control module corrosion recall.
No iPod / USB connection. CD player in 2007? Acura...
Pretty mediocre fuel economy for a small engine that takes premium.
In short, this car has been fantastic.
Engine / tranny still run like new. My mechanic always complements me on how good this car runs, though I haven't done anything special. This is the main thing I was worried about when buying.
Handling is excellent: the steering wheel is not too easy nor hard to steer... they got the weight distribution right, so the car can adjust to some pretty abrupt changes in direction.
The ride is smooth and comfortable: both suspension wise and seat-wise... very high quality materials.
Brakes are good. My front ones are still the originals. Note that I can't say this about the next generation of Acuras and Accords. The 09 models had some early brake wear down issues that really turned me away from Honda.
Acceleration after 100 km/hr is extremely good. On the highway this reduces so much tension in merging and passing.
Vehicle Stability Control (VSA): probably why I never want to sell this car, because it saved my life. When I was a new / stupid driver, I took a sharp highway exit going way above the recommended speed limit and temporarily lost control --> VSA kicked in and corrected the steering / direction automatically. This was during winter time in Toronto, Canada in late February of 2010. This car, I want to keep it until the frame rusts!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th May, 2013