When I decided on the front-wheel drive, Phantom Blue Pearl TL with the Advance Package, I didn’t realize that it was such a unique choice. Three dealers were working on finding one for me; one finall...
When I decided on the front-wheel drive, Phantom Blue Pearl TL with the Advance Package, I didn’t realize that it was such a unique choice. Three dealers were working on finding one for me; one finally did – 3 states away! Glad that they did, as I love this car and have been getting tons of compliments on it, which begs the question of why it’s so hard to find? My only complaint, and it’s a minor one, is that there is only one interior choice if you pick the blue exterior. It is a metallic trim and I prefer woodgrain; hence the 3 star rating. Everything else about this car is what I’ve come to expect from Acura (this is my 3rd TL). I’m having fun learning all the technology (navigation, voice recognition, audio, bluetooth).
Speaking of audio, the sound system is fantastic and I really like the speed sensitive volume. While not a big deal, it would be nice if you could transfer music to the internal hard drive from sources other than CD (iPad, jump drives, etc.). There is a connection to play music from those sources, you just can’t transfer it to the hard drive and store it there for future play.
Car drives like I’d expect from an Acura. Handles well in the turns. There is a slight hesitation when you punch it, but when it kicks in, the car moves! So only 4 stars on performance. I like the manual shift option when driving on curvy roads. It’s taking some getting used to the paddle shifting, vice on the gear shift knob like my previous TL, but I’m getting the hang of it.
Overall, easily the best TL of the 3 that I’ve owned, hands down. I keep buying them because they are great cars – very reliable. They just keep making this car better all the time!