I test drove a TSX today. Nice car, but definitely not for me. I drive
a '01 TL, and my gf said that the TSX does not feel like a luxury car.
It feels more... well... like a Honda. She drives a '08 CRV and I
swear that, although more powerful, the TSX powertrain feels and
sounds pretty much like that of the CRV. And I'm sure the TSX has
great handling, but the ride is too stiff for my taste. We got bounced
about pretty badly in the TSX.
I also test drove an '09 is250 AWD today. Nice. Very nice. The gf says
that this one feels like a luxury car. I concur.
Still, neither car has the power that my '01 TL has. But the
suspension is starting to suck on my TL and I'm tempted by a new car.
I don't want a new TL. It's too big and too ugly. The TSX is not for
me. The is250 is very nice, but 30lbs of torque short of the '01 TL.
But AWD? I want that! I will have to compromise...
And I hate to compromise. But I want my next car to be a little better
on gas, too, so I will go down 30lbs of torque and about 25 horses.
"What, me worry?" - Alfred E. Neuman