Doesn't hold Acura's trouble free reputation, but I still love it
Everything I have replaced over the 14,000 km that I have owned the car:
Front brake pads.
Passenger side ball joint.
Both drive shafts.
Front control arm bushings.
Rear stabilizer bar bushings.
Clutch and flywheel.
A/C is leaking and needs to be recharged every month
The car burns over 1L of oil every 1000 km.
Brakes have a slight shimmy.
There's condensation in the driver's side headlight.
This car is really a European Honda Accord, and for that reason I thought it would be much more reliable
All the parts I have replaced are typical wear items for a car with this mileage.
But the oil burning is inexcusable and a common problem in TSXs (this is the 2nd engine on the car). The brake shimmy, the condensation in the headlights and the A/C issues are also common problem in TSXs.
Don't get me wrong, this is a great car. It looks great inside and out, the gearbox is wonderful (shifts great) and the car is a joy to drive with its precise handling. It handles really good for a FWD. But all the power comes with VTEC at 6000 RPM, which is too late in my opinion.
They should have put the V6 from the Accord in this car; it has more power and is more reliable
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 11th November, 2013