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Day 1
Sorry for the late update folks, we got to the hotel very late last night. Yesterday was a "get acquainted day" with the Accord and TSX. We drove from Atlanta, up through North Carolina and into Knoxville, TN. Got some great beauty shots of the cars and mountains. Took a brief shower at a place called "Bridal Veil" falls. It was awfully warm out and the cool mountain water felt really good.

We took a few videos detailing the locations and the cars. In one, Jeff was attacked by a poisonous butterfly while performing his "Crocodile Hunter" impression. We'll see if he lets us post that video. You'll love the sound of the J30A4 echoing through a tunnel as well.

The two cars have already shown themselves to have clearly different personalities. But compared to last year's test of the CL-S and RSX, the two cars are much more similar - and I guess we shouldn't be surprised since they are so close in price.

The TSX is clearly the handler of the bunch while the Accord has the motor. The latter isn't unusual given that the Accord is making quite a bit more horsepower. But what we were surprised by is how sprightly the TSX's K24 engine is. Given that these two cars are supposed to weigh about the same, we were surprised at how well the TSX keeps up. Make no mistake, it is slower, but not dramatically so during normal driving and on twisty roads. We'll see on Friday exactly how much slower it is over the quarter mile.

On the mountain twisties both cars acquit themselves pretty well, but the TSX feels lighter and more nimble with far more communication through the steering wheel and chassis. The Accord feels a little more syrupy. Both have similar peak grip, but the TSX's is easier to use, and it transitions better as well. I still can't believe these cars are so close in weight. If we have a chance, we'll put them on a scale and see what they really weigh.

That's all for Day 1. Stay tuned for Day 2 when we visit the Dragon.



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07-08-2003 12:12
Vids and reviews????????   (Score: 1, Normal)
zapata
07-09-2003 10:28
Re: Vids and reviews????????   (Score: 1, Normal)
RyanDL
07-09-2003 15:14
Re: Vids and reviews????????   (Score: 1, Normal)
zapata
03-17-2004 19:44
Re: Vids and reviews????????   (Score: 1, Normal)
AaronNg
07-28-2003 13:29
Further Information - Conclusion - Etc...   (Score: 1, Normal)
Teirisius
08-06-2003 02:04
Re: Further Information - Conclusion - Etc...   (Score: 1, Normal)
zapata
06-30-2003 20:10
J30a4   (Score: 1, Normal)
Roadmaster
07-23-2003 23:14
Re: J30a4   (Score: 1, Normal)
DRog
07-14-2003 14:31
Is anything else forthcomming???   (Score: 1, Normal)
vtechbrain
07-14-2003 18:06
Re: Is anything else forthcomming???   (Score: 1, Normal)
Tuan
07-15-2003 09:54
Re: Is anything else forthcomming???   (Score: 1, Normal)
vtechbrain
07-17-2003 12:19
Re: Is anything else forthcomming???   (Score: 1, Normal)
DV
07-17-2003 13:28
Re: Is anything else forthcomming???   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
06-29-2003 19:49
How did you come up with HP estimates?   (Score: 1, Normal)
T-R
06-29-2003 22:35
Re: How did you come up with HP estimates?   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
07-01-2003 16:32
Re: How did you come up with HP estimates?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Lung Fu Mo Shi
07-08-2003 12:27
Re: How did you come up with HP estimates?   (Score: 1, Normal)
KenB
07-09-2003 01:54
Re: How did you come up with HP estimates?   (Score: 1, Normal)
WongKN
07-09-2003 11:53
Re: How did you come up with HP estimates?   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
07-10-2003 04:09
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WongKN
07-10-2003 09:04
Re: How did you come up with HP estimates?   (Score: 1, Normal)
gilbert
07-10-2003 11:09
Re: How did you come up with HP estimates?   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
07-11-2003 20:01
Redline, RPM and parasitic loses?   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
07-11-2003 10:51
Re: How did you come up with HP estimates?   (Score: 1, Normal)
MaxRC
07-11-2003 12:00
Re: How did you come up with HP estimates?   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
07-11-2003 15:42
Re: How did you come up with HP estimates?   (Score: 1, Normal)
MaxRC
07-11-2003 16:23
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gilbert
07-11-2003 19:50
Re: How did you come up with HP estimates?   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
07-11-2003 18:09
Re: How did you come up with HP estimates?   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
07-11-2003 08:54
1/4 miles times?   (Score: 1, Normal)
99SI
07-11-2003 10:19
Re: 1/4 miles times?   (Score: 1, Normal)
gilbert
06-27-2003 10:00
Nice work!   (Score: 1, Normal)
vtechbrain
07-01-2003 11:16
Re: Nice work!   (Score: 1, Normal)
CivicB18
06-30-2003 17:25
This article needs a conclusion!   (Score: 1, Normal)
hatchback
06-30-2003 18:09
Re: This article needs a conclusion!   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
06-30-2003 22:56
Re: This article needs a conclusion!   (Score: 1, Normal)
provench
06-27-2003 10:40
Cool review   (Score: 1, Normal)
constructicon
06-30-2003 09:49
Re: Cool review   (Score: 1, Normal)
gilbert
06-26-2003 11:04
Accord vs CL instead?   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
06-26-2003 11:26
Re: Accord vs CL instead?   (Score: 1, Normal)
gilbert
06-26-2003 12:41
Re: Accord vs CL instead?   (Score: 1, Normal)
torqueie
06-26-2003 12:56
Re: Accord vs CL instead?   (Score: 1, Normal)
gilbert
06-26-2003 15:38
Re: Accord vs CL instead?   (Score: 1, Normal)
torqueie
06-26-2003 19:18
Accord V6 EX sedan vs. TSX AT?   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
06-29-2003 19:10
Power vs. balance is a more interesting comparison   (Score: 1, Normal)
iceman6
06-29-2003 23:05
Re: Power vs. balance is a more interesting comparison   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
06-30-2003 00:06
Re: Power vs. balance is a more interesting comparison   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
06-26-2003 18:17
Re: Accord I4 EX 4dr MT vs TSX 4dr MT instead?   (Score: 1, Normal)
hatchback
06-26-2003 20:45
Re: Accord I4 EX 4dr MT vs TSX 4dr MT instead?   (Score: 1, Normal)
NSXman
06-26-2003 23:10
Re: Accord I4 EX 4dr MT vs TSX 4dr MT instead?   (Score: 1, Normal)
purplesage
06-28-2003 02:21
Re: Accord I4 EX 4dr MT vs TSX 4dr MT instead?   (Score: 1, Normal)
hatchback
06-28-2003 21:00
Re: Accord I4 EX 4dr MT vs TSX 4dr MT instead?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Classic
06-28-2003 21:41
Re: Accord I4 EX 4dr MT vs TSX 4dr MT instead?   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
06-28-2003 23:39
Re: Accord I4 EX 4dr MT vs TSX 4dr MT instead?   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
06-29-2003 00:41
Re: Accord I4 EX 4dr MT vs TSX 4dr MT instead?   (Score: 1, Normal)
gilbert
06-30-2003 00:18
Re: Accord I4 EX 4dr MT vs TSX 4dr MT instead?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Classic
06-30-2003 05:27
Re: Accord I4 EX 4dr MT vs TSX 4dr MT instead?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Daveg5
06-27-2003 09:51
Why so small pictures ???   (Score: 1, Normal)
danielgr
06-27-2003 13:12
Re: Why so small pictures ???   (Score: 1, Normal)
Tuan
06-27-2003 13:31
Re: Why so small pictures ???   (Score: 1, Normal)
DV
06-28-2003 13:40
Re: Why so small pictures ???   (Score: 1, Normal)
bowersan
06-28-2003 17:14
woops!   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
06-27-2003 13:58
New TSX Dyno   (Score: 1, Normal)
TinkySD
06-27-2003 14:30
Re: New TSX Dyno   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
06-27-2003 16:53
Re: New TSX Dyno   (Score: 1, Normal)
TinkySD
06-28-2003 09:14
Re: New TSX Dyno   (Score: 1, Normal)
Xavi77
06-28-2003 09:21
Re: New TSX Dyno   (Score: 1, Normal)
gilbert
06-27-2003 13:35
SO NICE   (Score: 1, Normal)
ivtec105
06-25-2003 01:02
I'd sure like to be on that trip!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
NSXman
06-25-2003 08:54
Re: I'd sure like to be on that trip!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
06-25-2003 09:27
Re: I'd sure like to be on that trip!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
gilbert
06-25-2003 11:06
Re: I'd sure like to be on that trip!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
NSXman
06-27-2003 12:13
Re: I'd sure like to be on that trip!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
mugen00
06-26-2003 15:51
Hey what color was the TSX?   (Score: 1, Normal)
mentaloriental
06-26-2003 23:48
Re: Hey what color was the TSX?   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
06-27-2003 10:03
Re: Hey what color was the TSX?   (Score: 1, Normal)
vtechbrain
06-27-2003 11:39
Re: Hey what color was the TSX?   (Score: 1, Normal)
mentaloriental
06-24-2003 23:17
HMA.... it's in the boonies for sure...   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
06-24-2003 23:35
Re: HMA.... it's in the boonies for sure...   (Score: 1, Normal)
99SI
06-25-2003 02:18
Re: HMA.... it's in the boonies for sure...   (Score: 1, Normal)
eidji
06-25-2003 08:59
less than 2 hours from ATL   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
06-25-2003 10:05
Re: less than 2 hours from ATL   (Score: 1, Normal)
HiFiGuy
06-25-2003 10:44
Re: HMA.... it's in the boonies for sure...   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
06-25-2003 17:47
Re: HMA.... it's in the boonies for sure...   (Score: 1, Normal)
HiFiGuy
06-25-2003 18:25
Re: HMA.... it's in the boonies for sure...   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
06-26-2003 19:30
Re: HMA.... it's in the boonies for sure...   (Score: 1, Normal)
HiFiGuy
06-26-2003 19:44
Re: HMA.... it's in the boonies for sure...   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
06-27-2003 00:44
Re: HMA.... it's in the boonies for sure...   (Score: 1, Normal)
HiFiGuy
06-25-2003 11:38
Re: HMA.... it's in the boonies for sure...   (Score: 1, Normal)
99SI
06-25-2003 18:14
Road Atlanta?   (Score: 1, Normal)
CivicGSiR
06-25-2003 18:32
Re: Road Atlanta?   (Score: 1, Normal)
gilbert
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