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.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!
You explained it exactly like I learned it. You get used to this car and tranny! I do enjoy my TLX.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.
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.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.