1996 TL

Consumer Reviews

1996 Acura TL

$1,581 - $6,125  MSRP Range
1996 Acura TL

Review Score

3.5 out of 5 stars

3.5

4 Reviews
50% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
3.2 out of 5 stars Comfort
3 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
3.5 out of 5 stars Interior Design
3.8 out of 5 stars Reliability
3.2 out of 5 stars Performance
2.8 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Most Reliable Car I've Owned

by turnerminnick from Hatboro, PA on Thu Sep 07 2017

This car got me from A to B. Although i had some maintenance here and there, it treated me very well. Plenty of leg room for someone as tall as me (6'3")was also a plus. A little low to the ground and being a 1996 made it have its scuffs. But it has gone 2 years now with little to no serious issues.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
1 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
1 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Very reliable car with great looks!

by vas from Milwaukee, WI on Tue May 05 2009

I am just about to his 240K on my 1996 Acura 2.5TL and I love it. The car has been nothing but good to me, it's built very solid and has proven itself over and over.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Great used car purchase

by James from Chicago, IL on Mon Feb 13 2012

I purchased this car when it was 14 yrs old, lower mileage and it still runs perfectly. Couldn't be happier with my investment.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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1 out of 5 stars

a bad car to buy if its used

by nope from on Tue Apr 13 2010

I just recently bought the 3.2 TL and it looks good but I think it was a bad idea to buy it used especially from the place I bought it from, they said they fix minor things in which need to pass inspection within 3 days it has been nothing but trouble. I paid asking price and in return got a junker so buyer's beware of where you go and what you buy....

1 out of 5 starsComfort
1 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
1 out of 5 starsInterior Design
1 out of 5 starsReliability
1 out of 5 starsPerformance
1 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does not recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1996 Acura TL

The Acura 3.2TL is a real smooth character, unruffled by bumpy terrain and unflappable under stress.

Real smooth, undoubtedly the right tonic for those who reside on this plain of luxury-car refinement. But maybe too smooth for those who like their driving mixed with a dose of excitement.

With its soft suspension, light steering and conservative styling, Acura is aiming its midrange mount straight at the heart of the traditional luxury-car market. Clean handling and a powerful V-6 engine add to the appeal, but the overall effect is geared toward comfort and isolation.

This is a car for those who eschew the hard edges of a BMW but crave the control of a finely tuned sports sedan. It's also... Read More