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I've been happy with my TLX... no issues thus far that I can complain about... well except for the week info system - fixed in later models and what I believe is a weak battery to support the auto engine idle. But I'm living with it, no regrets.
 

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I've been happy with both my 2015 and now 2018 2.4L Tech. models. Only minor quirks. One recent odd thing where the audio portion of the infotainment system went dead. Nothing played, radio, HDD, CD, or any of the music options through Android Auto. Google maps did work however. It came out of its funk after the car set overnight.
 

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I've only had my TLX about a month and the only thing I wish is that it had was wider rubber. Mine has the 18" rims and the stock 225-50R18 tires. Don't want to buy new wheels. Anybody ever try 245-45R18? Tire diameter is about the same. Would like to see pic of this size on the car before the investment though.
 

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I've been lurking on this site for several years. I'm an Accord owner fascinated with TLX, conceptually anyway, but still concerned with reliability. I'm on other forums and I know you get all the complaints but rarely good reviews. I have test driven a 2018 A-Spec SH-AWD, loved it!

So my question is, who's NOT had transmission problems, hard shifts, highway speed vibration, or other pesky problems that keep you running to the dealer? Is the FWD more reliable than SH-AWD? Thanks in advance!
I just bought my 2018 aspec awd about 3 months ago and I was a little worried about the tranny, but so far, it seems just fine.

When I first got it, sometimes I wouldn't gun the throttle enough when making a spirited pass on the freeway so it'd be "confused" as to what gear to grab. But, after about the 3rd week or so, I got used to the inputs and the responses I would get. You have to be pretty deliberate with your gas pedal for the tranny to act right.

This car is very fun to drive, I'm amazed at how it gobbles up hard turns, and it grips so hard in the rain you will scare your passangers with how confident you are maneuvering. Everytime I'm flying down the freeway on the way to Oklahoma (to gamble at the Indian Casino...I live in DFW) I tend to hit 100 mph. It's is just as smooth as 70. I think you'll like buying one.
 

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When I first got it, sometimes I wouldn't gun the throttle enough when making a spirited pass on the freeway so it'd be "confused" as to what gear to grab. But, after about the 3rd week or so, I got used to the inputs and the responses I would get. You have to be pretty deliberate with your gas pedal for the tranny to act right.
You explained it exactly like I learned it. You get used to this car and tranny! I do enjoy my TLX.
 

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Thanks everyone for your thorough replies. I guess it's the usual or frequent case of hearing all the negatives and not the positives on any review site.
 

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Thanks everyone for your thorough replies. I guess it's the usual or frequent case of hearing all the negatives and not the positives on any review site.
So have you made a decision? Going to trade in the Accord for an A-spec? If you're still on the fence just be sure to take an extended test drive of the actual car that you might purchase and that should put your mind at ease.
 

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Bought the 2015 2.4 with Tech package new and with 76k miles am very happy overall. Pluses for me are the smooth quiet ride, fuel economy, audio system and instrumentation. The navigation system user interface is not very good and the bluetooth integration with iPhone glitchy. So I mostly rely on the phone. Maybe the newer CarPlay integration is better. Unexpected repairs were a rear wheel alignment, TPMS receiver replacement and HVAC AUTO button replacement due to LED failure. Even so, service costs compared to German cars are quite reasonable. I replaced the Goodyear tires after the bad factory alignment caused them to wear. The Michelins I replaced them with really make the car drive much better and are worth the cost to me. I wish it had a real spare tire, for road trips out of cell phone range. The 8 speed transmission software can be fooled if you drive hilly rural roads 30-50 mph, especially in cold weather. Since I moved from PNW to flat sunny Phoenix it shifts much more smoothly and predictably. Only regret is I didn’t wait to buy it used. Resale prices seem to be a bargain, I guess because it isn’t an SUV.
 
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