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2008 Acura Tl

2008 Acura TL

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Worst influential car for my driving record

by from Rancho Cucamonga, CA on October 26, 2009

I purchased the 2008 TL 3 months ago due to it being a good deal. I had been shopping for a car for months and been to every German/Japanese dealership in town so I knew a lot about the IS's, the G's,...
I purchased the 2008 TL 3 months ago due to it being a good deal. I had been shopping for a car for months and been to every German/Japanese dealership in town so I knew a lot about the IS's, the G's, the 3's, the C's, and the A's. Perceived bad: front wheel drive, mid 200's horse-power, and too many gadgets. Reality: this car has turned me into a want to be racer. I always find myself passing cars, changing lanes without turn signals, accelerating on ramps, and turning the volume up on the XM satellite radio. And at the end of a fun night in West Middle of Nowhere, I can tell my car to "go home" and it would show me the way! I think the TL is the best buy for its class and at the end of the day that's the bottom line in my book. I purchased a car that embodied luxury and performance for a VERY reasonable dollars. Bought the car Certified with 12900 miles. No complaints so far.
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Decent car

by from Hanford, CA on February 8, 2009

Comparing this car to my previous one is like night and day. I traded in a 2007 BMW 335i for this car (had to do it out of necessity for a bigger car in the 30k-40k price range). If I didn't need the ...
Comparing this car to my previous one is like night and day. I traded in a 2007 BMW 335i for this car (had to do it out of necessity for a bigger car in the 30k-40k price range). If I didn't need the room (or actually wanted to pay for a 5-series), I would not have traded my other car. It certainly is roomier. A lot of features for the money. However, there is significant torque steer but only when driving in the higher RPMs and accelerating hard. Short of doing that, the torque steer is really not all that bad. The other downside is the huge turning radius. I think this is the first sedan I've driven where I've had to complete a U turn in two steps. The transmission is a little slow to down shift and the manumatic function does not help. As for the ride, it rides very nicely. The sound system is awesome compared to the logic7 in the BMW. The bluetooth system is wonderful. The build quality could be a little better. Looking at the gaps between various body panels, I would've expected smaller gaps (a Nissan Altima has smaller gaps). Reliability has been phenomenal. Gas mileage is great. You can get 30+ MPG in the highway. We drove it cross country and averaged 30 MPG.
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Funnest car ive owned

by from on February 10, 2011

This is a great car, its quick and sexy. Its smooth and aggressive when you want it to be. I highly recommend it especially for this price. Beware though if your like me you'll get a lot of speeding t...
This is a great car, its quick and sexy. Its smooth and aggressive when you want it to be. I highly recommend it especially for this price. Beware though if your like me you'll get a lot of speeding tickets.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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