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Hello all,

After 15 years with my 2007 TSX it is time to move on. I have been waiting for the right vehicle to come along and I think the Integra will fit what I am looking for. I won't be doing the manual so the CVT is the choice I would make. Anyone have any thoughts on the difference between my gen 1 TSX and the Integra. The TSX, at 205 HP, has always been good enough for me and the 5 speed auto has been strong. Not sure if the 1.5 turbo would be that much different than what I currently have.

I have also been struggling with the red interior. I have had many Acura loaners over the years and the red interior always struck me as something that wouldn't age well. The black interior seems to be kinda bland. I was originally thinking Liquid Carbon with the red interior. I plan on keeping it another 15 years and want it to age as well as my TSX (amazing vehicle).

Just wanted some thoughts from others.

Thanks!
 

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As a TSX owner for the past 12 years I think you’ll be very happy with the Integra. I had planned on driving my 08 for many more years when I was rear ended by a highschooler texting and driving and I replaced it with a 2011 TSX Wagon.

After driving the Integra this past weekend I can tell you that the performance is great. They kept the weight low on this car and the torque curve is flat from below 2krpm so it is excellent for normal driving. The turbo really makes the engine come alive above 4krpm which is earlier than VTEC on the TSX, so spirited driving is a lot of fun as well.

as far as interior goes, I know some people don’t like red but I can’t understand why. the driver’s seat is excellent and the interior looks great in red. I think that you’ll appreciate it more in person, it’s a good mix of red and black and the seat materials feel very high quality. I do have concerns about how well the microsuede centers will wear, so time and proper care will have to tell that story. The steering wheel is a highlight of the Integra for me, that piece alone is a big upgrade over the first gen TSX.

the Lift back is also a big upgrade. While I loved my first TSX, the wagon has so much utility benefit over the sedan, and I don’t feel that I lose very much going to the Integra. The space in the back is huge, much more versatile compared to a first gen trunk.

i think you’ll be very happy with this choice!
 

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Hello all,

After 15 years with my 2007 TSX it is time to move on. I have been waiting for the right vehicle to come along and I think the Integra will fit what I am looking for. I won't be doing the manual so the CVT is the choice I would make. Anyone have any thoughts on the difference between my gen 1 TSX and the Integra. The TSX, at 205 HP, has always been good enough for me and the 5 speed auto has been strong. Not sure if the 1.5 turbo would be that much different than what I currently have.

I have also been struggling with the red interior. I have had many Acura loaners over the years and the red interior always struck me as something that wouldn't age well. The black interior seems to be kinda bland. I was originally thinking Liquid Carbon with the red interior. I plan on keeping it another 15 years and want it to age as well as my TSX (amazing vehicle).

Just wanted some thoughts from others.

Thanks!
Welcome to the forum @Billabong05! While the performance numbers may be similar to your TSX the Integra should give you a sportier feel than the TSX just from how its set up.

Liquid Carbon with the red is a great colo combo to go with. I think if you properly take care of the interior and keep it clean the red will age nicely.
 

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As a TSX owner for the past 12 years I think you’ll be very happy with the Integra. I had planned on driving my 08 for many more years when I was rear ended by a highschooler texting and driving and I replaced it with a 2011 TSX Wagon.

After driving the Integra this past weekend I can tell you that the performance is great. They kept the weight low on this car and the torque curve is flat from below 2krpm so it is excellent for normal driving. The turbo really makes the engine come alive above 4krpm which is earlier than VTEC on the TSX, so spirited driving is a lot of fun as well.

as far as interior goes, I know some people don’t like red but I can’t understand why. the driver’s seat is excellent and the interior looks great in red. I think that you’ll appreciate it more in person, it’s a good mix of red and black and the seat materials feel very high quality. I do have concerns about how well the microsuede centers will wear, so time and proper care will have to tell that story. The steering wheel is a highlight of the Integra for me, that piece alone is a big upgrade over the first gen TSX.

the Lift back is also a big upgrade. While I loved my first TSX, the wagon has so much utility benefit over the sedan, and I don’t feel that I lose very much going to the Integra. The space in the back is huge, much more versatile compared to a first gen trunk.

i think you’ll be very happy with this choice!
Wow you don't see a lot of TSX wagons, that's really cool that you've owned one! Did you order yours or find it for sale?
 

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As a TSX owner for the past 12 years I think you’ll be very happy with the Integra. I had planned on driving my 08 for many more years when I was rear ended by a highschooler texting and driving and I replaced it with a 2011 TSX Wagon.
My only experience with the first gen TSX was having it for one day as a loaner when taking my mom's Acura in for service. I absolutely fell in love with that car and what was truly fantastic turn in and steering. I also think it rode really well given how well it handled.

How would you compare the Integra's ride/handling mix versus you two TSX's?
 

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Wow you don't see a lot of TSX wagons, that's really cool that you've owned one! Did you order yours or find it for sale?
I bought mine used with about 50k miles on it. Had it for the last 6 years and it has been great. You're right, there are not many around these days as they didn't make a lot of them, but they look so much better than the sedans! (in my opinion of course). Sad to see it go but I am very excited for the Integra.

My only experience with the first gen TSX was having it for one day as a loaner when taking my mom's Acura in for service. I absolutely fell in love with that car and what was truly fantastic turn in and steering. I also think it rode really well given how well it handled.

How would you compare the Integra's ride/handling mix versus you two TSX's?
The big advantage that the Integra has is the adaptive suspension. The test car I drove had the optional 19" wheels on it but rode very nice on the highway over some nasty bumps on my local highway. I was very impressed at how nice it was for the very small sidewall, I expected it to be much harsher. I am going to stick with the 18" wheels for a bit more compliance over those bumps on my Integra and I like the look. For comparison, I feel a lot more of those bumps in my TSX with 18" wheels that have even MORE sidewall.

Even without pushing it very hard, in the fun twisty bits (in Sport mode) the Integra shines. My TSX also has a stiffer rear sway bar which greatly improved understeer and body roll but the Integra would leave it in the dust. The light weight is noticeable in the Integra when the roads get fun and it feels nice and planted mid-corner. Much less body roll and great steering feel. The turn-in is quick and precise in Sport mode and has that intuitive feel of the first gen TSX. I did not like using the sport mode on the highway but again, this is the beauty of the adjustability! Like I mentioned, the car I drove had the 19" wheels with Goodyear Eagle Sport tires, so similar class to the Conti DWS tires I have on my TSX. Grip was great in the Integra but I didn't get anywhere near the limit so I am confident that the Integra is going to be a very enjoyable machine.
 

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I bought mine used with about 50k miles on it. Had it for the last 6 years and it has been great. You're right, there are not many around these days as they didn't make a lot of them, but they look so much better than the sedans! (in my opinion of course). Sad to see it go but I am very excited for the Integra.



The big advantage that the Integra has is the adaptive suspension. The test car I drove had the optional 19" wheels on it but rode very nice on the highway over some nasty bumps on my local highway. I was very impressed at how nice it was for the very small sidewall, I expected it to be much harsher. I am going to stick with the 18" wheels for a bit more compliance over those bumps on my Integra and I like the look. For comparison, I feel a lot more of those bumps in my TSX with 18" wheels that have even MORE sidewall.

Even without pushing it very hard, in the fun twisty bits (in Sport mode) the Integra shines. My TSX also has a stiffer rear sway bar which greatly improved understeer and body roll but the Integra would leave it in the dust. The light weight is noticeable in the Integra when the roads get fun and it feels nice and planted mid-corner. Much less body roll and great steering feel. The turn-in is quick and precise in Sport mode and has that intuitive feel of the first gen TSX. I did not like using the sport mode on the highway but again, this is the beauty of the adjustability! Like I mentioned, the car I drove had the 19" wheels with Goodyear Eagle Sport tires, so similar class to the Conti DWS tires I have on my TSX. Grip was great in the Integra but I didn't get anywhere near the limit so I am confident that the Integra is going to be a very enjoyable machine.
Thanks man! That gets me really excited to test drive one. I currently have a Mazda 3 with pretty sharp handling and turn in, but in the latest generation Mazda 3, they softened the steering a bit.
 

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Very nice. I almost bought a TSX wagon in 2013 but opted for a used Volvo V50 T5 with pretty high mileage. I sold it last winter, but if I had the TSX wagon it would still have a lot of miles left so I probably wouldn’t be shopping.
 

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The TSX is a terrific car. I tested a 2011 wagon a couple years ago, but couldn't get the deal done. My take is that for it's day, the TSX was a bit more luxury, and a bit less sporty than the Integra is for today.
I thought I would never own a car with a red interior, but now I bought my second modern car with one. I think it's great, but there's a lot of good reasons to like black. I have no idea how it will wear, but I am optimistic.
I owned a new 1982 Plymouth Horizon TC3 Turismo that had a maroon interior and exterior, but I don't count that because back then there was a ton of colored interiors. I think my 1969 Dodge Coronet had green fabric.
 

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The TSX is a terrific car. I tested a 2011 wagon a couple years ago, but couldn't get the deal done. My take is that for it's day, the TSX was a bit more luxury, and a bit less sporty than the Integra is for today.
I thought I would never own a car with a red interior, but now I bought my second modern car with one. I think it's great, but there's a lot of good reasons to like black. I have no idea how it will wear, but I am optimistic.
I owned a new 1982 Plymouth Horizon TC3 Turismo that had a maroon interior and exterior, but I don't count that because back then there was a ton of colored interiors. I think my 1969 Dodge Coronet had green fabric.
It's wild going through cars from the 60s and 70s and seeing what kinds of paint colors and interiors that you could get from the factory.
 
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