Well I'm an 18 yr old male student, and I purchased my 2003 Acura TL when I was 16 turning 17 with my own hard urned cash. I payed 22k with tax 2 years ago for my Acura TL which was loaded without Nav...
Well I'm an 18 yr old male student, and I purchased my 2003 Acura TL when I was 16 turning 17 with my own hard urned cash. I payed 22k with tax 2 years ago for my Acura TL which was loaded without Navigation. I do not own the type S, but I drive a lot of cars and for the price of the car, you are getting a pretty powerful car.
This acura drives very well. The ride is smooth, the tiptronic features puts some joy into driving an automatic car, the blindspots are small, and well this is the best car I have ever driven, and I drive a good amount of luxury vehicles (BMWs, Mercedes, etc). This is also the only Japanese luxury behicle I have ever driven (but not been in). Anyway it's hard to describe how drivng a car feels like, but essentually this car is an ideal car for drivers if it had more hp and was rear wheel drive. Although the front wheel drive system is amazing in the winter. The engine is very satisfying to accelerate with especially with tiptronic, and the engine is responsive. The only negative part about driving this car, are the wide turn radius.
As for maintenance, my Acura had 121,000km, and it's first repair was at 120,000 when a transmition temperature sensor malfunctioned, and my hood latch rusted over. I went to the Acura dealership to fix this problems (because my mechanic, nor I can fix a faulty sensor) anit cost me 1k canadian with tax to fix both problems.
The 6-CD changer is really cool especially since I don't have to open my glove compartment or my trunk to change CD's. It's all in the deck. I always considered my car compared to other luxury sedans as a practical luxury sedan. Why? Well it's not as pretty (or expensive) as a BMW, or Mercedes inside, but it's more comfortable. There is a lot of space for both the driver and all of the passengers, every feature is within reach, and comfortable placed, and well it really is a nice car to drive, and it doesn't have little features that your not going to use. However one drawback of the car is that the backseat might take a while before the air conditioning works well. Then again my back seat windows open all the way, something most cars don't so. The surrond sound system is also really nice, especially with the stock 8-inch sub woofer and it can be controlled from the steering wheel. My friends call my car "Idiotproof".