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# Anyone here have an Acura TSX?

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by harlenm, Aug 6, 2006.

1. ### harlenmMillennium Member

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Looking at them, but I read that it takes premium gas, is that true?

I'm looking to save money on gas by getting rid of my SUV, so if I have to spend \$.30 more per gallon, it won't be worth it.

Any other thoughts on the car?

Thanks

2. ### commander

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I had one for a loaner a couple times when I took my TL in for service.
It's got a lot of upgrades compared to the same size Honda or similar car. It was pretty peppy for a 4 banger.

As for the mileage savings Vs the price of Premium fuel, I think need to do the math for yourself since I don't know what kind of miles per gal you get with your SUV.

If you gain 10 MPG over your SUV, I would think that would more than pay for the extra .30 per gallon.

15 gal tank @ 15 mpg = 225 miles/tank (\$45.00 @ \$3.00/gal)
15 gal tank @ 25 mpg = 375 miles/tank (\$49.50 @ \$3.30/gal)
150 miles (extra per tank) divided by 25 (MPG) = 6 (extra gallons per tank) x \$3.30 = \$19.80 - \$4.50 = \$15.00 savings per tank

3. ### harlenmMillennium Member

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I haven't done a precise comparison, but top of my head from the last few fillups have been about \$25 savings per fillup. Prices have come down about \$.20 a gallon, so the calculations are a little off.

Also, 10.5 gallons of gas gets me about the same amount of miles as I did with 18 gallons on my old car.

24mpg vs. 15mpg with the old SUV.

I'm very happy so far, it's an awesome car. I had my windows tinted, and will be adding some other options over the next few months.

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