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Old 08-11-2018, 09:27 PM
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Anyone regret buying 2.4L FWD?

Son taking 2009 Accord 4cyl to school.

Getting ready to pick up a new car (to me). Been thinking of the TLX and BMW 4-series (sporty, more power, etc. than current DD). I know about the BMW maintenance costs and I'm leaning towards the TLX.

However, with all the speculation about the TLX Type-S with a 3.0 Turbo V6, 350 HP, etc. I'd rather not buy a 2019 A-Spec SH-AWD car now, and then be wishing I'd bought something cheaper in 2021 when I'll be thinking of the Type-S.

So I'm looking at 2018 TLX with the Tech package and 2.4L (Loaner car with 6,500 miles). Asking is $31k but I'm sure I can get them down off that price. Prefer the 18's for the updated tech and transmission. Seems to be some gremlins with the 2015/2016 TLX SH-AWD cars.

Anyway, I test drove both V-6 A-Spec SH-AWD and the 4-cyl Tech models back to back and the 4-cyl just felt a bit dead to me. It's only 20 HP more than the current car, obviously much newer and better tech, but just didn't not feel like a huge upgrade performance wise.

Anyone buy the 2.4L and wish they'd opted for the V-6?
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:11 AM
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Not me.Not even once. A little searching will explain why some of us like the 4 cyl.

Good luck on your purchase.
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Never. A ton of early reviews said the 2.4 was the TLX model to get. It has less weight over the front tires so it feels lighter on its feet. The 8 speed DCT is a better transmission then the 9 speed ZF unit in the V6 models. No vibration issues that the V6 SHAWD model suffered from. Im my opinion, if you can live with less power, the 2.4 blows the V6 version out of the water.
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:19 AM
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No regrets at all. Been happy with mine except for a few minor nits.
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:21 AM
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If you read the vibration thread, there are vibration symptoms across all models. I4 and V6 with or without SH-AWD. FWIW my 15 SH-AWD has 0 vibrations at any speed @ 50K miles
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:23 PM
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Sometimes on the freeways when I'm trying to pass, I do wish it had more grunt. But then every time I get a V6 as a loaner, I remember why I didn't get it.
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Not regretting at all, but do wish it got more power though. couple negative on my 4cyl; idle vibration sometime can be strong, lkas system sometime does not work, and when it worked, it doesn't work well on a right curve (work great on left curve). Other than that, love it.
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Despite all the conundrum of the V6 9spd, I would have definitely bought that over my I4 DCT. The I4 isn't as refined as the V6, the motor vibrates, and the DCT is very rough in the cold if that matters. Acceleration is decent, but the V6 as a whole is just more refined, I have tested the V6 in the cold and the transmission was silky smooth even in the coldest of temperatures. I do not enjoy my I4 TLX, and I can't wait to get back into a V6...
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Skip the 4. That car is apsolutely gutless. Yes, the tranny shifts fast but the car just doesn't move. Buying a slightly used V6 is a no brainer.
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Just bought a '15 2.4L FWD Aug 7th. CPO at Acura Tempe. Not had any problems with anything. Already taken it on a 800 mile road trip to Idaho. Felt good compared to my 06 Lexus IS 250 AWD. I didn't like the buttons on the V6 model cause I rest my hand on the shifter. Thats one of my reasons I bought the 4 cyl.
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Coming from a 4g TL SHAWD, I don't regret getting the 2.4L. It feels light on its feet and the DCT is pretty cool.
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Despite all the conundrum of the V6 9spd, I would have definitely bought that over my I4 DCT. The I4 isn't as refined as the V6, the motor vibrates, and the DCT is very rough in the cold if that matters. Acceleration is decent, but the V6 as a whole is just more refined, I have tested the V6 in the cold and the transmission was silky smooth even in the coldest of temperatures. I do not enjoy my I4 TLX, and I can't wait to get back into a V6...
yeah, the 4 does handle better, but not enough to make up for the loss in refinement. At least for me.
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Recently I've been seeing comments and complaints about the 2.4 vibrating at idle with the A/C on. I was idling in a mall parking lot this afternoon with the A/C on for around 20 mins and couldn't feel any vibration from the motor. Ive definitely felt the vibrations in all my other 4 cyl Honda's and Acura's but my TLX seems to be free of them.
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Is anyone aware of similar ‘behavior’ with the 9G Accord? (My old Accord Sport didn’t seem to have this characteristic.)
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