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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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