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Old 01-16-2019, 04:25 PM
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It's a mystery to me why the new Passport has the 9 speed in it and not the new 10 speed. I'm guessing the next gen TLX will get the 10 speed from the RDX - might be worth the wait.
Sofyan Bey from Redline reviews indicated at the 3:10 mark that Honda told him the 10-speed would not fit in the Passport.

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Old 01-16-2019, 08:30 PM
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Awww... That sucks.... Sofyan is my source of info when it comes to new cars, specifically Honda! Glad to see the 10AT making it into the Odyssey, it shows Honda may be attempting to part ways with the ZF-9 in favor of their own tranny down the road.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by CheeseyPoofs McNut View Post
It's a mystery to me why the new Passport has the 9 speed in it and not the new 10 speed. I'm guessing the next gen TLX will get the 10 speed from the RDX - might be worth the wait.
A 10 speed behind the new TLX 3.0T DOHC V6 is pretty much a guarantee if the push is to performance. Be interesting to see what the G2 4 cylinder TLX gets.
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:25 PM
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A 10 speed behind the new TLX 3.0T DOHC V6 is pretty much a guarantee if the push is to performance. Be interesting to see what the G2 4 cylinder TLX gets.
I suspect they stay with the 8 sp DCT - it's a great match with the 2.4 IMO. That's assuming they stay with the 2.4 of course - I suspect we'll see a 2.0 turbo to replace it and hopefully the DCT will match well with the HP it puts out. Should be some fun times ahead as we speculate and debate!
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I am doing as much research as possible on the TLX and I have encountered lots of complaints about the early model woes for these transmissions... Hard to imagine Honda continued to sell these cars without addressing the concerns. Just wondering since I am considering purchasing one of these cars. It used to be that Honda/Acura products had a very strong resell. Is this still the case or no different than BMWs and Audi?
I've been looking at the 19 TLX V6 A/T as well. I've had two TSX's in the past which were very good and then went to the Accord coupe v6 after the TSX changed a few years ago to the TLX.. That transmission is fine in the Accord V6 as it's not a 9 speed ZF9. It appears that the ZF9 has improved with software updates according to past posts. I'm also looking at the Accord Sport 2.0T with the 10 speed auto. I don't know how many on here would recommend the Accord 2.0T over the Acura V6 naturally aspirated, even with the potential issues with the ZF9? There is a cost difference with the two cars and if you lease its about $70-$100 difference per month more for the Acura.
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:09 PM
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[QUOTE=centflatsx;16382401]I've been looking at the 19 TLX V6 A/T as well. I've had two TSX's in the past which were very good and then went to the Accord coupe v6 after the TSX changed a few years ago to the TLX.. That transmission is fine in the Accord V6 as it's not a 9 speed ZF9. It appears that the ZF9 has improved with software updates according to past posts. I'm also looking at the Accord Sport 2.0T with the 10 speed auto. I don't know how many on here would recommend the Accord 2.0T over the Acura V6 naturally aspirated, even with the potential issues with the ZF9? There is a cost difference with the two cars and if you lease its about $70-$100 difference per month more for the Acura.[/QUOTE]

And what models are being compared here?
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Originally Posted by centflatsx View Post
I've been looking at the 19 TLX V6 A/T as well. I've had two TSX's in the past which were very good and then went to the Accord coupe v6 after the TSX changed a few years ago to the TLX.. That transmission is fine in the Accord V6 as it's not a 9 speed ZF9. It appears that the ZF9 has improved with software updates according to past posts. I'm also looking at the Accord Sport 2.0T with the 10 speed auto. I don't know how many on here would recommend the Accord 2.0T over the Acura V6 naturally aspirated, even with the potential issues with the ZF9? There is a cost difference with the two cars and if you lease its about $70-$100 difference per month more for the Acura.[/QUOTE]

And what models are being compared here?
19 TLX V6 Tech Package PAWS and Accord Sport 2.0T automatic.
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Forgot what the name of it was or proper technical description, but basically someone was marketing a throttle servo module ( for lack of better terms) that make the pedal input less linear/ more aggressive.

Is or was that a vaible or effective “band aid” for the laggy ZF like in my ‘15 Shawd?
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Old 03-19-2019, 11:16 AM
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Thumbs up ZF transmission

Maybe I'm nuts, but after the recent fuel pump software upgrade, the transmission "re-learned itself";lol
There's VERY LITTLE LAG in 1st or 2nd gear; if I wasn't familiar, with the 2015, version, I'd swear, it's GTG
Much smoother acceleration; even in the higher gears
I'm fine with it, as long as it remains stable
Laugh all you want, but at 75MPH, 36-38MPG, is nothing to sneeze at, for a 290HP vehicle
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Originally Posted by CPR View Post
Maybe I'm nuts, but after the recent fuel pump software upgrade, the transmission "re-learned itself";lol
There's VERY LITTLE LAG in 1st or 2nd gear; if I wasn't familiar, with the 2015, version, I'd swear, it's GTG
Much smoother acceleration; even in the higher gears
I'm fine with it, as long as it remains stable
Laugh all you want, but at 75MPH, 36-38MPG, is nothing to sneeze at, for a 290HP vehicle
not me, tranny as laggy as ever if not more.
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