2008 Acura Tl
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Solid

by from Knoxville, TN on September 26, 2012

I love my Acura TL, I have all the luxury specs(except nav) for a much more reasonable price when compared to BMW or Lexus or Mercedes. Fun to drive also and its not the Type-S.
I love my Acura TL, I have all the luxury specs(except nav) for a much more reasonable price when compared to BMW or Lexus or Mercedes. Fun to drive also and its not the Type-S.
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Didn't know I would love it this much

by from Virginia on December 31, 2010

Coming from a standard Honda Accord EX-V6, I knew that I could not go wrong with an Acura. Acura is the luxury for Honda Corporation. This car rides with ease, is agile, has great style both inside an...
Coming from a standard Honda Accord EX-V6, I knew that I could not go wrong with an Acura. Acura is the luxury for Honda Corporation. This car rides with ease, is agile, has great style both inside and out, and basically no cabin or outside noise when driving. While Mercedes and BMW are luxury vehicles, I feel like I received that in this Acura, with all the bells and whistles, obviously at a least expensive price. However, I drive about 44 miles a day to and from work, and it doesnt seem that great on gas, but I still LOVE this car. Just put in your iPod, and you will forget all about it. If your considering high luxury but dont want to pay it, you get it and more with the Acura TL, GPS Navigation package.
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Awesome car- great MPG

by from Chicago on June 2, 2008

I love this car. It is so much better then I ever expected. I wanted all the luxury that this car offers (heated seats, Nav, Bluetooth, XM and more) but couldn't afford it in a BMW or Audi. The car a...
I love this car. It is so much better then I ever expected. I wanted all the luxury that this car offers (heated seats, Nav, Bluetooth, XM and more) but couldn't afford it in a BMW or Audi. The car actually gets an average of 32 MPG highway for us... but we do a lot of highway miles. Love it love it love it!
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Great Car!

by from Bay Area, CA on November 15, 2010

This is my 4th Acura starting with an Integra in 1990. They have all passed 200K miles comfortably and this one is the best of the bunch so far. I bought it Certified Pre-Owned with 22K miles. The car...
This is my 4th Acura starting with an Integra in 1990. They have all passed 200K miles comfortably and this one is the best of the bunch so far. I bought it Certified Pre-Owned with 22K miles. The car looks good, handles well, great interior and exterior lighting systems. It also has a great sound system and gets reasonably good mileage (23-24 Hwy and about 19-20 city). I chose the TL this time over the TL-S that I previously owned, mostly due to a more comfortable ride and my penchant for driving a little slower these days on winding country roads. It has the same size engine as my previous TL-S, so it has plenty of get up and go when I need it. Highly recommended as a great value as well.
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Honda/Acura predictability

by from Austin, TX on January 11, 2013

I purchased my third Acura two years ago. My second TL and this time it is the TL-s (now have 2004TL and 2008TLs). I have purchased Honda products since I was a kid and that means the motorcycles at f...
I purchased my third Acura two years ago. My second TL and this time it is the TL-s (now have 2004TL and 2008TLs). I have purchased Honda products since I was a kid and that means the motorcycles at first. Always had predictable reliability over the years which there were 4 motorcycle models total. The TL models are just enough smart stuff to keep me happy pushing buttons and not breaking. I also have opted to keep my older CL-s Acura for banging around town. It has 118K on the odometer and all features and accessories function fine. --It just turned 12years old and very little has been done to it.--Wish Honda had kept Bose sound, but the TL Acuras have very good sound systems, too. By the way, my daughter has close to 150K on a 6cylinder 2000Accord I bought new. --It keeps on ticking with very little wrong that should not be expected. On a car this old it just got its first pair of front shocks in 2012. All in all I would say if you do good maintenance Honda will give you great years of service. KEEP UP THE RELIABILITY HONDA/ACURA AND I WILL BE BACK FOR MORE.
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Best car for the buck

by from Chicago,Illinois on April 17, 2008

Theres so many positive things about this car,but couple things i like the most are 8'' wide screen with best navigation ever,works so fast,has so many options,and it's so simple unlike type RL or any...
Theres so many positive things about this car,but couple things i like the most are 8'' wide screen with best navigation ever,works so fast,has so many options,and it's so simple unlike type RL or any benz cars.. Comfort is much better then my previous car SL500 ,also i have much more features then my previous car Handsfreelink,and voice control system which means you start the car,put into drive,and with 2 buttons on your steering wheel you control: climate,radio stations,mp3,dvd,finding anything you want on your navigation system.. Rear view camera helps a lot to see behind you ,while you're parking the car,and what's interesting as soon as you shift into reverse mode it goes automaticlly on... I still can't believe you get all this below 40 grand US dollars out the door... First i though i'm gonna miss my Benz,but after owning this car and exploring all the features in it,i'm never goin back.. Plus less cost,less insurance,better fuel economy,better reliability,don't even need to talk about it... I would totally recommend this car to anyone..
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most reliable car I've owned

by from cape cod, MA/white mountains, NH on June 22, 2008

My 2008 Acura tl has been the best car i've had... ever! It gets great gas mielage and combines sportniess and luxury perfectly! 0-60 in 6.6 seconds with an automatic/front wheel drive! the seats are ...
My 2008 Acura tl has been the best car i've had... ever! It gets great gas mielage and combines sportniess and luxury perfectly! 0-60 in 6.6 seconds with an automatic/front wheel drive! the seats are very comfortable and supportive on long drives, although I wish that you could raise/lower the passenger seat.
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Nice ride

by from Denver, CO on July 29, 2014

I had to give up a 2000 Maxima 3 years ago because my wife wanted a new van. We traded in the Maxima, she got a 2011 Sienna and I got her 2004 Camry. The Camry was totaled in a hail storm recently and...
I had to give up a 2000 Maxima 3 years ago because my wife wanted a new van. We traded in the Maxima, she got a 2011 Sienna and I got her 2004 Camry. The Camry was totaled in a hail storm recently and I got the okay from my wife to upgrade. I stayed away from Euros because I need something reliable. I had to look at used because I can't drop 30-40k on a car right now. I drove Maxima's, Altima's, Camry SE, G 35x, Subaru's and the TL was by far the best in terms of fit and finish, handling, performance, and comfort. It really is an entry level luxury car that can go as well. The exterior style is a little long in the tooth, but I can live with it, and really, it's not bad looking. I've been getting gas mileage that is a little better than advertised, 19 city and 29 highway, and that's a plus as well. I really shopped my TL, there are a lot of beat up ones out there. But if you shop well, and take a little time there are some very nice ones out there too!
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2nd TL and probably not the last

by from Orange County, CA on October 23, 2014

I owned a 2006 and loved it. Sold it back to the dealer and leased a new Accord V-6 which had plenty of power but lacked the sporty handling of my TL. Researched which old style TL's were best (2007 a...
I owned a 2006 and loved it. Sold it back to the dealer and leased a new Accord V-6 which had plenty of power but lacked the sporty handling of my TL. Researched which old style TL's were best (2007 and 2008 most reliable per Consumer Reports) and then spoke to 5-6 dealers who had TL's I would consider. Wound up with a 2008 w/60K mileage and added on a 3-year complete bumper to bumper maintenance plan. The TL and RL to me are the top of the line in both style, power, and handling. Take it from an old muscle car owner (69 Grand Prix, 70 GTO, 76 Grand Prix, etc.), the TL is like having a muscle car with class and style rather then loud glass packs and headers. Check out Lesson # 10 "Don't Skimp On The Important Stuff" in Pushing Double Nickels, now on sale on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kindle, etc. which talks about how you should never look at just price when looking to buy certain things. Quality matters when spending this kind of money.
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Sporty Luxury

by from AutoNation Chevrolet @ Greenacres on November 20, 2014

I purchased my 2008 TL before ever having seen or test driven it. I met Rick (salesman at AutoNation) the next day to pick up the car. Fell in love with it's sleek look. Once i opened the driver seat ...
I purchased my 2008 TL before ever having seen or test driven it. I met Rick (salesman at AutoNation) the next day to pick up the car. Fell in love with it's sleek look. Once i opened the driver seat pure luxury. Leather interior, sunroof, all the components of a luxury sports car. The car is smooth on the road and vision to see. I HIGHLY recommend (1) purchasing an Acura and (2) go see Rick at AutoNation - EXCELLENT customer service!
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