Acura vs. Lexus

My Acura’s lease is up in another month, and I just can’t wait! I love my 2004 Acura TSX through and through, but I’m anxious to get the 2006 Acura TSX. Ponzi says I should look around to see what other sedans are comparable. To my knowledge, the best contender is a 2007 Lexus IS 250 – but it’s ~$10k more than the Acura TSX. At least I’ll have a bit of leverage when I walk into the dealership. I hate dickering. I really do.

Why am I stuck on the Acura TSX? It’s been a great car for me. Plus, the 2006 TSX is just about the geekiest auto on the market today. It’s got an excellent nav system, Zagat ratings, voice controls, live traffic, XM Satellite radio, Bluetooth, audio in jack, etc. I got “hit” by a Geek Car:

TSX Reviews from across the Web are overwhelmingly positive in all the areas that matter most to me – and the car scores quite well on Informed For Life (an automobile safety index). Dunno. I’m going to have to make a decision come October 15th! Never did a lease before, so I’m not quite sure how this will work.