Originally Posted by soupcxan
Carmax offered to buy the mazda for $5,500.
I drove the Accord and CR-V but I have to admit I like the Acura TSX the best, at under $30k (similar offerings from Lexus are over $35k). No question that I can afford it..... Would be nice to have the additional safety features (6 airbags vs. 2) and other comforts from the newer car.
This is a really nice car, that may cost you an additional ~$24,000. You cay you can afford it. You note the undeniable fact that will be safer and more pleasant to drive. Those side window airbags can save you from a head injury that can ruin your life. Also, in most places Acura dealer service is pleasure, not the torture that service from a low end dealer usually provides.