2002 Acura Tl
1-10 of 29 reviews
Test drive review

power

by from California on January 5, 2009

Great car once the tranny was fixed. I give Honda a lot of credit for making their service solid. 288,000 and going strong. amazing
Great car once the tranny was fixed. I give Honda a lot of credit for making their service solid. 288,000 and going strong. amazing
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a new car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

12 out of 12 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

all around great sport sedan (type-S)

by from chicago on February 4, 2011

After 80k miles it has all the energy, keeps comfort, good milleage and never breaks. keep rotating tires often to give them more longevity; 260bhp are a bit demanding on the front wheel drive. very f...
After 80k miles it has all the energy, keeps comfort, good milleage and never breaks. keep rotating tires often to give them more longevity; 260bhp are a bit demanding on the front wheel drive. very few choices of good all-year tires if you live in cold climates (expect at least $700-800) a set.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a new car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

12 out of 12 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Best Car I ever had

by from Long Beach CA on September 22, 2008

I got the car in Sept 2004 with 39K on it is now Sept 08 with 143K on it. Only problem is the radio going to anti-theft mode and the code not working to unlock it at 120K. Other then that it has been ...
I got the car in Sept 2004 with 39K on it is now Sept 08 with 143K on it. Only problem is the radio going to anti-theft mode and the code not working to unlock it at 120K. Other then that it has been usual maintenance of tires, oil changes, and battery. The brakes seem to last forever by the way have not changed them yet. By the far the best of my 3 cars over my 16 years of driving.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car!!

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Great car

by from Columbus, OH on February 10, 2009

I love this car. Never had any problems, super comfortable, great features, and strong as a tank. Highly recommended.
I love this car. Never had any problems, super comfortable, great features, and strong as a tank. Highly recommended.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Reliable to a point

by from Houston, TX on October 12, 2006

I own 2002 tl s daily driver, I drive about 70 highway miles rt 5 days, so far the car has been fun to drive, nice throaty sound when you step on it, tight handling for a large sedan. I have had trou...
I own 2002 tl s daily driver, I drive about 70 highway miles rt 5 days, so far the car has been fun to drive, nice throaty sound when you step on it, tight handling for a large sedan. I have had trouble with the front rotors, they warp quickly so you get steering wheel shudder when braking, which leads to fast tire wear. Acura did have a recall for the transmission oil jet replacement, which I had done, so I thought I was in the clear. Not so, recently my transmisson went out, lcukily I was covered under the warranty. I ve been reading other acura forums and the repeat transmission and rotor problems are the largest complaints.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car!!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Great car but...

by from Brooklyn, NY on August 13, 2013

I bought my 2002 TL in 2001. It runs great and have not had any engine issues. I give it 3 stars for reliability because at 45,000 miles I had to put in a new transmission. Rides well, still looks gre...
I bought my 2002 TL in 2001. It runs great and have not had any engine issues. I give it 3 stars for reliability because at 45,000 miles I had to put in a new transmission. Rides well, still looks great, fit and finish are holding up well although the front drivers seat as 3 cracks in the leather which I did treat from time to time. Also wheel covers pit easily, I kept them clean and got the break dust off regularly but still pitted. Changed the battery and had a major problem resetting the radio. Controls are well placed and it offers a smooth comfortable ride. I can give this car 4 stars overall.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a new car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Most reliable car I've owned

by from Maryland on August 21, 2012

Nothing bad to say about this car. I bought it used and drove up the miles. Only things replaced were the timing belt and breaks. Very reliable and safe car!
Nothing bad to say about this car. I bought it used and drove up the miles. Only things replaced were the timing belt and breaks. Very reliable and safe car!
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Sold on the Acura TL Type S

by from NC on May 5, 2017

I bought this TL Type S used with 140,000 miles on it over 4 and a half years ago. It now has 213,500 miles on it and runs just as good as the day I bought it. I knew the person I bought it from had ...
I bought this TL Type S used with 140,000 miles on it over 4 and a half years ago. It now has 213,500 miles on it and runs just as good as the day I bought it. I knew the person I bought it from had taken good care of it and that is why I bought it with such high mileage. Also, knew he had the problematic transmission issue known on the 99-03 TL's taken care of. I've owned a Camry, Accord, Saturn and a Lexus ES 300 and the Acura TLS beats them all and it's not even close. It has more power than you need (267 hp in the Type S) and the suspension is solid. The car has never been out of alignment and really hugs the road for an old luxury car yet Still drives like a new luxury car. The only negatives is the large turning radius, as others have mentioned and requiring premium gas. In NC premium usually sells for 50 to 80 cents more than regular. If you can find a used one that has been well maintained with regular oil changes and the owner used premium gas I would say you have a car that should get 300,000 miles on it. I feel like mine will. Not sure about the newer TL's but these older models are great dependable cars. If they have high mileage it probably means the transmission issue was fixed. If it was, you will have great used car with a lot of life left in it. I can honestly say it's the best car I've ever owned.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Great Entry Level Luxury Car

by from Bloomfield, NJ on October 9, 2006

This is a wonderful car. I would recomend getting the navigation system if you are looking into an accura. Other than that, this car has it all. I feel it is reliable and safe.
This is a wonderful car. I would recomend getting the navigation system if you are looking into an accura. Other than that, this car has it all. I feel it is reliable and safe.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car!!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Best car ever!

by from Ft. Wayne IN on March 14, 2015

I purchased Moneymaker 12 years ago at 16K miles. Today it has 256K miles and is as strong as ever. The interior and exterior are nearly flawless. It gets an average of 25 mpg' s and 30 mpg's on the h...
I purchased Moneymaker 12 years ago at 16K miles. Today it has 256K miles and is as strong as ever. The interior and exterior are nearly flawless. It gets an average of 25 mpg' s and 30 mpg's on the highway. At 100k intervals I've replaced the brakes, timing belt and water pump. Just bought its 6th pair of shoes at 250K. The oil has been changed every 3K. It's nothing but reliable. The best car ever, hands down!
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
See Model Details
Our Expert Review: 2002 Acura Tl