2006 Acura Tl
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Great Car for the Money

by from Jacksonville, NC on July 21, 2012

I have read a lot of reviews and all I hear are people complaining that this and that is out dated. You will be surprised how much tech this car really has. My aunt just bought a brand new 2012 Toyota...
I have read a lot of reviews and all I hear are people complaining that this and that is out dated. You will be surprised how much tech this car really has. My aunt just bought a brand new 2012 Toyota Rav4 and that car cannot beat the Acura TL in the tech. Amazing how someone can pay 12,000 more for the car (yes being 5 years older) but not having the same tech features such as the 2006 Acura TL. My dad bought a 2012 Honda Pilot with touring package and his car has the same amount of tech as mine does and I have a base model Acura TL. A lot of people are complaining about the lack of phone functions and blue tooth that the 2006 TL has. For a car being 5 years old behind technology I found no fault with paring my new HTC Evo LTE with the system. My car came with an IPOD connection already and yes the navigation does look like it was built by atari but you need the navigation to get you to places not display a graphical game. The main thing is that it works. The car drives beautifully. The electronics are fantastic for being from 2006. The comfort of the car is outstanding especially when it comes to the automated lumbar support. That was my biggest issue in the last car. I will never go to another car because this car has spoiled me. Most of the time when you buy a car it is what you can get for the money. Well, this car sure did it for me. I bought this car used. I had it checked over and everything was perfect condition except for part of the drive belt pulley system was tight and it had to be replaced but the dealer ship did it for me right away without having to pay a dime. I think that if you drive this car and think about the features that it did for a 2006 instead of 2012, then you would appreciate this car a lot more.
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Stylish Acura

by from Rochester, NY on July 22, 2010

I am very happy with my TL, I'm learning to appreciate the more 'aggressive' feel since I had previously driven a Lexus. By using cars.com, I was able to get a price well below the sticker price the d...
I am very happy with my TL, I'm learning to appreciate the more 'aggressive' feel since I had previously driven a Lexus. By using cars.com, I was able to get a price well below the sticker price the dealer listed for people who just showed up at the lot to look for a car. There are many features to learn on this car, and the buggiest one is probably the Acura HandsFreeLink. This is probably nit-picky on my part though, because this bluetooth system has to be able to work with hundreds, if not thousands, of bluetooth-enabled phones. I am using a MyTough 3G with Android 1.6. Pairing the phone to the bluetooth system sometimes leaves me unable to adjust the volume of my car's speakers. The trunk space isn't great, but I can live with it. The interior is spacious and the leather is mint. Gas mileage is good, I can usually squeeze out 25 mpg by driving conservatively. On the highway I'm usually around 31 mpg. Overall, I am very satisfied and plan on keeping my car for a long time.
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Best car I have ever owned

by from Minneapolis on March 13, 2012

I have had this car since it was new and it now has 155K miles. I have a 6-speed manual with NAV. This is the most reliable car I have ever had, is fun to drive, and still looks great. I have never lo...
I have had this car since it was new and it now has 155K miles. I have a 6-speed manual with NAV. This is the most reliable car I have ever had, is fun to drive, and still looks great. I have never loved the front end appearance of Acuras, but I am being picky. I drive this car 25k per year, and still enjoy driving it. It is fast, comfortable, and sexy. Great value. I put winter tires on it, which helps a lot, traction only "ok" without winter tires.
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3.2 TL Review

by from Richmond, VA on January 23, 2009

Acura delivers value for money in the 3G TL. The car has many features that are standard; leather, blueetooth, memory seats, to name a few. The 3G TL maintains the sleek profiles of Acura's of old (re...
Acura delivers value for money in the 3G TL. The car has many features that are standard; leather, blueetooth, memory seats, to name a few. The 3G TL maintains the sleek profiles of Acura's of old (read Legend). The same cannot be said of the 4G TL. The car feels a little front heavy when one starts driving but one quickly get used to it. The car moves without hesitation and invites the driver to floor it. Driving the TL is fun and I have especially enjoyed the car on long distance travel. Pros: Great value for the money, Honda/Acura reliability Cons: Front heavy ride, rattling noise that comes and go and very hard to diagnose
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Best I've owned so far

by from South Florida on February 11, 2011

Have owned the car for over a year and decided to show my appreciation by writing a review. I love the exterior cut. Its sporty, yet serious and elegant. Not presumptious yet impressive to any casual...
Have owned the car for over a year and decided to show my appreciation by writing a review. I love the exterior cut. Its sporty, yet serious and elegant. Not presumptious yet impressive to any casual observer. My wife was against me getting it as she preferred the appeal of a Mercedes C class or BMW 3 series, however she will routinely admire it when she walks by it to her car and says she is grateful that I never listened to her. Interior: let me preface that i am short therefore spacing is perfect. The leather is the best I've seen in any other luxury brand. Still in mint condition and the details such as door nobs and panels are obviously lined with quality materials. Trunk space is not that big but practical in shape. Back seats do not fold which can be a vice. The ride is excellent, minimum road noise (I recommend the wind guard on the moon roof). Acceleration is beautiful and handling is as good as can be expected. Gas mileage is decent, remember it is a V6 and runs best with Premium gas. If this is a problem for your budget do not choose this vehicle. Navigation system is great, updates are ridiculously expensive, cant knock the model for that however. Love the blue tooth functionality and surround sound is great. Overall it is an amazing car, best value in its class by far. Also believe its the best generation. Would not consider upgrading to the new model unless they come out with one truer to this generation. Mine is a 2006 TL, 37,000 miles and it honestly looks, feels and runs like new. I dont know if I will ever feel the need to upgrade.
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My First Car

by from Hunt Valley, MD on August 7, 2013

I bought this car about a year ago with 128k miles on it. Overall I have really enjoyed owning this car for the past year. It is a blast to drive and still looks great. One of the primary reasons I sh...
I bought this car about a year ago with 128k miles on it. Overall I have really enjoyed owning this car for the past year. It is a blast to drive and still looks great. One of the primary reasons I shopped for and purchased a Honda product was for its excellent reputation. Within the first 30 days the accelerator control module had to be replaced (fortunately covered under warranty) and I did have to disconnect the Bluetooth due to a draw on the battery (six months ago), but other than these issues this car has only needed an oil and filter change, a new battery, and new tires. When purchasing an older car (yes even a Honda) you have to plan to put some money into repairs anyway. As far as fuel efficiency is concerned, this car get 23 mpg average. The car does take Premium fuel, but I am getting by on Plus fuel and it still runs fine (my dad had a 2005 and he used plus fuel for 100,000 mi+ without any problems). From a safety standpoint I also have no concerns with this car. Acceleration is brisk-which definitely comes in handy when merging. For an older car, I am also impressed the number of features it has. Overall, if you're looking for a solid used car that looks good in spite of its age, comes relatively cheap, has fairly good reliability, and most importantly, handles well, the TL is a great option for you.
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Favorite car I've ever owned!!

by from Hickory, NC on December 30, 2011

I just recently purchased my acura TL and I abosolutely love it!! It has a very nice sporty look, but also very luxury!! This vehicle is by far my favorite ive ever known!
I just recently purchased my acura TL and I abosolutely love it!! It has a very nice sporty look, but also very luxury!! This vehicle is by far my favorite ive ever known!
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Acura TL 2006

by from Manchester NH on July 18, 2013

Bought this car new, never a problem. The most dependable car I have owned. Great performance and quiet comfortable ride, especially on long trips.
Bought this car new, never a problem. The most dependable car I have owned. Great performance and quiet comfortable ride, especially on long trips.
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BEST CAR I EVER OWNED

by from FL on December 30, 2011

HAVE OWNED A ACURA TL FOR 5 YEARS AND NEVER HAD ANY MECHANICAL ISSUES. THE LONGEST CAR I EVER OWNED. HIGH SAFETY AND DEPENDABLE RATINGS. VERY SPORTY AND YOU GET ALOT OF BANG FOR YOUR BUCK WITH THE ACU...
HAVE OWNED A ACURA TL FOR 5 YEARS AND NEVER HAD ANY MECHANICAL ISSUES. THE LONGEST CAR I EVER OWNED. HIGH SAFETY AND DEPENDABLE RATINGS. VERY SPORTY AND YOU GET ALOT OF BANG FOR YOUR BUCK WITH THE ACURA TL.
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best Acura ever!

by from Minneapolis MN on January 10, 2015

We have owned in the family the Legend and the Integra series in 1980s. Started with a lease on a 2006 6 speed Spring 2006. Bought it in 2009 with lease expiration and now have 70m . Has been flawless...
We have owned in the family the Legend and the Integra series in 1980s. Started with a lease on a 2006 6 speed Spring 2006. Bought it in 2009 with lease expiration and now have 70m . Has been flawless with Conti Contacts needed in MN.winters. Was thinking about TLX 2015 but I love the shifter.. Driving and handling remain solid. It is "not broke so don't fix it" or replace it wisdom. Personal value greater than wholesale now. Utility greater than my prior 1986 RX7 Turbo (useless in winter). Both great fun to drive! Now if I could just get my Gen X and Y children to learn to shift! it would be a great hand me down.
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