First Drive: 2004 Acura TSX –

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Los Angeles, #8211; Dave Gardner, Manager for Acura Canada, is that RSX, EL and Integra are looking elsewhere when it time to move up to a compact sedan. #8220;We want to the migration of Integra, RSX and EL owners to brands,#8221; he said at the North introduction of the TSX in Hollywood, California.

A look around the Honda convinced Acura North representatives that the European/Japanese Accord (which is completely from the recently-redesigned North one) would make a Acura sports sedan#8230;with a few Acura threw in a 200 horsepower 2.4 litre four banger, a manual with a lightweight housing, standard 17 inch and performance tires, and added a complement of luxury interior #8211; and renamed the car, TSX.

#8220;The Acura TSX is designed to European intenders who might shop for cars like the BMW Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C240, IS300, Saab 9-3 or VW Passat,#8221; Gardner. #8220;Buyers in this want styling, a car that#8217;s with good handling

Great idea, really. the European Honda Accord is too and sporty to be a North American family sedan, it#8217;s as a mid-range Acura sports And though it is smaller than our it is bigger than the current BMW #8211; its primary rival to Gardner.

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Typical buyers for the says Gardner, are 35 year old with a university degree and a job. Hm, that sounds just about everybody#8217;s demographic profile. The good is that anybody, even old people without a university can buy a TSX if they have about

Prices weren#8217;t announced, but are expected to be in the mid $30#8242;s. The TSX will in Acura showrooms on April 7,

The TSX looks a lot like the 3.2TL at least in a photo. But up close, smaller and more distinctive, the narrow horizontal rear Most of all, I was impressed the homogenity of the design, and its superb There#8217;s no excess fat on this car front and rear overhangs are the wheels fill the fender and the bumpers look more 2.5 mph bumpers than 5 mph bumpers less bumper, the better in my

It#8217;s low 0.27 coefficient of is the result of its flush side front chin spoiler, wind deflectors in front of the and underbody covers. Its excellent finish and narrow body reveal a high level of in body construction (it#8217;s in Sayama, Japan), and the interior is extremely well-finished.

My only is that the TSX is not as distinctive as a 3-Series or an A4. I Acura execs decided to the car a strong Acura brand by using the signature Acura headlight and bumper design at the expense of its individual distinctiveness. everybody will know an Acura, but only a few will it#8217;s a TSX.

While narrower than a American Accord, the TSX seats adults comfortably, and according to Sasaki, Deputy Project for the TSX, it offers more room and a bigger trunk the BMW 3-Series. Standard equipment is the interior comes with a 360 watt, 8 speaker sound with a 6-disc in-dash CD perforated leather seats, dual zone climate power 8-way driver#8217;s tilt/telescopic steering wheel, windows, heated mirrors, control, and for the first time in an standard side curtain

And unlike the N.A. Accord, the TSX split folding rear instead of a single folding However, Canadian cars get the optional navigaton system mapping software is not yet available.

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