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      08-24-2012, 06:32 PM   #1
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thoughts on a tl

my wife needs to get a new car. we were looking at the rdx buy saw some nice deals on 2012 tl's. what do you guys think about this? i used to have a 98 accord and i thought it was an amazing car. btw we would be getting front wheel drive.

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      08-24-2012, 07:52 PM   #2
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      08-24-2012, 08:07 PM   #3
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I just had a pretty long test drive on the TL the other day as we also are considering one to replace one of our vehicles. I think it is a pretty good choice for the money you spend. The style, people either hate it or like it so not much I can say about. The SH-AWD tech pack was the one I drove and i certainly enjoyed it. Here are a few goods an bads IMO for the TL

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Good acceleration.
Great features, many things to play with. Nice and easy to use navi system.
Supportive seats.
Handles surprisingly well, way better than I'd expect for its size and weight.
Like that AWD system. Works really good when it needs to.
High quality interior material for its price tag

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Cheap and ugly looking smart key.
Awkward shaped trunk.
No folding back seats to maximize the cargo space.
Definitely needs better tires.
Somewhat slow automatic gearbox (not much to expect, it's an auto tranny after all).
Plasticky-cheap feel pedal shifters.


To us, the biggest problem is the trunk layout and the back seats not being able to gold down. The search continues on but the TL remains one strong contender for sure.
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Disappointed in this gen model of the tl. Last gen looked way better. I get the tsx before I buy a tl.
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      08-25-2012, 01:13 AM   #5
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Skip the TL and get the 2013 RDX.
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      08-25-2012, 11:36 AM   #6
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Skip the TL and get the 2013 RDX.
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      08-25-2012, 06:11 PM   #7
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Disappointed in this gen model of the tl. Last gen looked way better. I get the tsx before I buy a tl.
^ This.

But the TL isn't bad at all. Nice amenities and if you can get a good deal on one, why not? You said it's for your wife, right? What does she think?
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      08-25-2012, 11:43 PM   #8
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she is ok with the looks but prefers something higher like the rdx. ill let ya guys know how we go.
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      08-26-2012, 07:39 PM   #9
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might want to post this in an acura forum, you're prolly not gonna get much love for this choice here lol.
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      08-30-2012, 04:03 PM   #10
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I've got an '08 TL-S and got to try out the 4G TL as a loaner while my car was in the shop.

It's not a bad car. All in all you can actually drive it pretty fast (though it has the same lifeless electric steering that everyone complains about on every other car) and it's going to be absurdly reliable.

With that said it's still ugly as sin, and I'd consider the TSX or RDX before the current TL.

But for a quiet, comfortable, and extremely well built car you get a LOT for your money. BMW charges you $20k for the stuff the Acura builds into the TL's standard.
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