Originally Posted by SubzeroVR4
I used to have a 2004 Acura TL and it would visit the dealer multiple times. It didn't have the typical Honda build. I've went through two transmissions and numerous amount of electrical problems. I assumed I got a bad apple but my buddy purchased a 2007 TL and had to get a new engine already. My BMW has been more reliable.
The early model year (mostly 04, occasional 05) TLs experienced a fair amount of transmission failures. Aside from that they're as reliable as any other Honda...they essentially are an Accord V6 dressed in a suit. A Honda engine needing replaced is certainly an anomaly.