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    1. Senior Member VarianceVQ's Avatar
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      08-09-2020 11:37 PM #1
      Idea: I'd like to hold onto the G and make it more of a weekender. For this, I'm tossing around buying a more practical and fuel-efficient commuter-mobile for things including out of state road trips/vacations (when those are a thing again) and future potential dog-hauling duty.

      This is probably a year out but it's never to early to think about your next car.

      So what's the good, bad and ugly on these?

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      08-09-2020 11:56 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by VarianceVQ View Post
      Idea: I'd like to hold onto the G and make it more of a weekender. For this, I'm tossing around buying a more practical and fuel-efficient commuter-mobile for things including out of state road trips/vacations (when those are a thing again) and future potential dog-hauling duty.

      This is probably a year out but it's never to early to think about your next car.

      So what's the good, bad and ugly on these?

      Its a bit of a slug, AT only other than that its fine lol
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      08-10-2020 12:42 AM #3
      They're always head-turners when I see them (which isn't too often). It would certainly be a great grocery getter, for sure
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      08-10-2020 12:49 AM #4
      Rear suspension design infringes on cargo capacity.
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    6. 08-10-2020 04:33 AM #5
      I dig them

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      08-10-2020 05:19 AM #6
      Full speed ahead OP, do it!

      I've always loved these, can't think of a negative. No it won't win many stoplight races but that's not the point. Still a beautiful wagon, reliable, handles well, fuel efficient.

      If you want something newer though I'll bet you could get a great deal on a new/used Buick Regal TourX...
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      08-10-2020 07:30 AM #7
      I've got a 2012 TSX wagon, had it for almost 5 years now. GREAT car, replaced my Subaru Outback with it and don't miss the Outback at all. It's been mostly trouble free, aside from a window regulator that crapped out. I have that itch for something new but I'm not sure what I would replace it with (probably a truck).

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      08-10-2020 07:45 AM #8
      It's been a long time since I've driven one, but I recall it being rattly, very slow (this was in CO), and loud. Aside from that, I liked it. Decent enough interior, good-sized trunk for what it is, nice looks... it would have been nice if they'd offered it with the V6.

      Alternatively, you could just buy the wagon version of your current car.

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      08-10-2020 07:55 AM #9
      They look nice, but the mandatory anemic four cylinder + automatic combo turns me off. I'd rather an E91 or an F31.

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      08-10-2020 08:20 AM #10
      A coworker bought a used one a few years a go, and seems to be happy. I don't think he's had many issues with it. It was pretty comfortable the one time I rode in it, but I don't think it's the most spacious wagon out there. Rear cargo room is 31.5 cubic feet, 66 with the seats down. The Golf sport wagon has similar volume, but the Buick Regal TourX has 74 cubic feet with the seats down.

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      08-10-2020 09:20 AM #11
      Unless you really need the extra 5 cu ft of cargo room a same year RDX with the V6 seems like a much better choice. TSX wagon is slow, auto only, and not really that fuel efficient.
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      08-10-2020 12:04 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      They look nice, but the mandatory anemic four cylinder + automatic combo turns me off. I'd rather an E91 or an F31.
      Not everyone has the mental courage to own Euro wagon.

      TSX and Outback are pretty much the only choice if you desire long roof without going European. Mazda6 wagons are getting really old at this point so probably not something OP wants.

      Since OP has another car for more spirited driving, I don't think the glacial speed of TSX wagon is going to be a problem. Personally, I'd give Outback H6 as look as well... the regular 2.5 Outback is just as slow as TSX but with CVT to boot. But the H6 at least has enough moxy to get out of its own way.

      Another pro for TSX... the interior material is nicer than Subaru.

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      08-10-2020 12:34 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      Another pro for TSX... the interior material is nicer than Subaru.
      That isn't saying much is it. TSX also has a tiny back seat.

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      08-10-2020 01:00 PM #14
      When we were shopping for one I remember it felt pretty sporty (compared to my wife's Passat), but definitely slow. The front seats were nice, but, yeah, the rear seat room was right around Golf levels, which would have been fine for us. I still love the exterior looks, but the interior is a little dated, which makes sense.

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      08-10-2020 01:12 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      Not everyone has the mental courage to own Euro wagon.

      TSX and Outback are pretty much the only choice if you desire long roof without going European. Mazda6 wagons are getting really old at this point so probably not something OP wants.

      Since OP has another car for more spirited driving, I don't think the glacial speed of TSX wagon is going to be a problem. Personally, I'd give Outback H6 as look as well... the regular 2.5 Outback is just as slow as TSX but with CVT to boot. But the H6 at least has enough moxy to get out of its own way.

      Another pro for TSX... the interior material is nicer than Subaru.
      Lots of this.

      Not too concerned about power, I would keep the Infiniti to scratch that itch.

      Commuter just needs to be reliable, carry stuff and not guzzle fuel.

      That said, going by Fuelly, the MPG averages are lower than I'd expect.
      Nirvana.

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      08-10-2020 01:40 PM #16
      Engine and trans are a bit outdated but will last forever. K24 can use oil but usually it's no more than 1 qt per 5k interval, so no problem.

      TSX is super reliable other than window regulators that will fail but are easy to replace.

      The combination of ride and handling is fantastic - ride is very smooth but it handles really well.

      Mileage for my TSX sedan was 24ish city and around 30-31 highway at 80 MPH.

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      08-10-2020 03:34 PM #17
      These would be perfect with a J series swap with 6 speed manual

      Did Acura lengthen the nose to accomodate the v6 on the sedans?
      Last edited by ImpeccableNEW; 08-10-2020 at 03:37 PM.

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      08-10-2020 03:54 PM #18
      I love mine, had it 5 years. My Trek fits in the back with the rear seats folded down. The rear storage is great, there is a lot of space under the floor if you don't have a spare. You can move a lot more stuff in that thing than you could with the sedan.

      Mine got a 25mm rear Progress swaybar a couple months ago, it really dialed in the handling. The suspension is the old (and new now, I guess with the TLX) Honda double wishbone. I have a set of Pilot Sport 4S in the garage that have been sitting there for 6 weeks, I need to get them installed.

      I may get a mild ECU tune eventually, honestly the power is fine. You have to work it a little with the paddle shifters to keep up momentum, but if you like to drive, it's fun.

      Get the tech package. The ELS stereo is great. It's a lot more refined than an Outback of the same time period and a lot more fun to drive. They're also pretty bulletproof.

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      08-10-2020 04:01 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by ImpeccableNEW View Post
      These would be perfect with a J series swap with 6 speed manual

      Did Acura lengthen the nose to accomodate the v6 on the sedans?
      I assume the reason wagon didn't get the V6 is just the projected volume was too low for Honda to bother with it. The US FMVSS requires separate type certification whenever you fit a new powertrain to a bodystyle - i.e. crash test, smog certification, the whole thing, so it is just too expensive to certify two different engine on the TSX wagon.

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      08-10-2020 04:58 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      I assume the reason wagon didn't get the V6 is just the projected volume was too low for Honda to bother with it. The US FMVSS requires separate type certification whenever you fit a new powertrain to a bodystyle - i.e. crash test, smog certification, the whole thing, so it is just too expensive to certify two different engine on the TSX wagon.
      One can make theyre own now J35s are pretty cheap used , TSX wagons are quite rare at least aorund here so i doubt they come cheap. The K24 sedans have gone down in value quite a bit

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      08-10-2020 05:22 PM #21
      I have one since new and love it. Besides a sunvisor that won't stay in the up position, the car has been dead bolt reliable. I just passed 110k miles and the car still feels tight and solid. No abnormal squeaks or rattles.

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      08-10-2020 05:24 PM #22
      Really want to manual swap one.

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      08-10-2020 05:26 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      They look nice, but the mandatory anemic four cylinder + automatic combo turns me off. I'd rather an E91 or an F31.
      TSX and Outback are pretty much the only choice if you desire long roof without going European. Mazda6 wagons are getting really old at this point so probably not something OP wants.
      The caddy cts wagon was from this era so that's not entirely true. I cross shopped the two back in the day because they were the two strange wagons in the segment. The Acura was anemic with the 4cyl in comparison to the cts di-v6. Plus the cts has awd availability. But the cts was more money and had more features as well besides the larger engine, so I guess you get what you pay for.


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      08-10-2020 05:48 PM #24
      I think the bodies are exactly the same with the V6, and the J + 6MT into the 1st gen TSX is a popular swap

      But to me sorting out a 3 series wagon seems like a lot less hassle than a damn engine swap
      Quote Originally Posted by QUIRKiT View Post
      I spent my entire season budget during the off-season on go fast parts, so now I'm wishing I hadn't and had saved a little so I could buy a sim rig.

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      08-10-2020 06:26 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by CTK View Post
      I think the bodies are exactly the same with the V6, and the J + 6MT into the 1st gen TSX is a popular swap

      But to me sorting out a 3 series wagon seems like a lot less hassle than a damn engine swap
      I dont blame you, plus a 3er will most likely handle better

      Didnt know a J would fit under the hood of the smallish 1st gen TSX

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