looking at an Acura
I'm in the market for a sporty sedan. Currently looking at a 2011 Acura TSX 2.4L 4 cylinder, 5 speed automatic with 84,000 miles. The seller is asking $9,000. I am planning on having a mechanic look it over, but are these good cars? I plan on driving at least 15K miles a year for the next 5-6 years. I'm also open to any other recommendations - my budget is around $10,000. Thank you
Just make sure it is maintained. For a dealer that is a good price.
That sounds like a not unreasonable price for a DEALER.
Buying from an individual, I'd expect to pay considerably less, as you have less recourse if there is a problem, no trade-ins, no financing, etc.
Those are good cars! You said you don't mind a manual, so I would consider the 6 speed manual version as well if you can find one. That will make it more fun to drive. Also, consider a 2013-2015 Honda Civic Si. They're not very fast, but still zippy and pretty fun to drive with that really sweet manual transmission. The maintenance and running costs on those will probably be a little less than the Acura, especially since you said you're going to be driving a lot.
Yes they are good reliable cars that should last you a long time as long as it was/is maintained. Almost all acura's are reliable and long lasting.