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      08-02-2007, 12:59 PM   #1
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Have I sinned? My 06 330i is joined by an 05 TL!

Well, my wife recently sold her 2003 GTS:





I tried to sell her on getting an e90...even an e46 3 series. But, she was looking for more of a luxury ride...a Sport Sedan with the emphasis on the SEDAN part, more so than the SPORT part.

She drove A LOT of cars...Cadillac, BMW, Mercedes, Lexus...multiple models from each.

In the end, we went with the Acura TL. I had two of the previous body style (the 2nd generation TLs) before getting my e90 and have always been impressed with Honda/Acura.

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We settled this question of which car is faster very early on. She followed me out of the dealership and we jumped on the highway. I looked in my rear view, and she swung left early to get off the exit and on the highway - she already had it to the floor, and was charging hard.

I honestly thought she'd pass me as she got an early start, but I but my Bimmer to floor - she nevery got past me. I walked away from her with relative ease.

They have comperable HP output, but the larger, front wheel drive TL is a bit slower - but still quite fast. I'm amazed at how quick that 330i is.
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      08-02-2007, 01:00 PM   #2
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should have gotten the sport model with the dark bronze rims and exhaust.
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      08-02-2007, 01:03 PM   #3
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congrats

so was the TL a demo or used? the interior looks VERY CLEAN and new for a 2 year old car!
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I think its a great car..just not as good as yours. your no sinner in my book.
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      08-02-2007, 01:16 PM   #5
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My goodness, the Topic Cops here sure are trigger happy....

Do they even read these things before they move them elsewhere? :mad:
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      08-02-2007, 01:17 PM   #6
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should have gotten the sport model with the dark bronze rims and exhaust.

Doesn't sound like it would fit either of us, and I'm guessing the Type-S would be a rougher ride which she wasn't looking for.
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      08-02-2007, 01:18 PM   #7
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congrats

so was the TL a demo or used? the interior looks VERY CLEAN and new for a 2 year old car!
It's darn clean...only has 28,000 miles.

The story from the dealer (and I've gotten 2 previous TLs from them) is that the previous owner got the itch to trade for the new 07 TL-S. His loss is our gain. :rocks:
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2 years old?? Nice looking car
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      08-02-2007, 02:01 PM   #9
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2 years old?? Nice looking car

Thanks!
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Have I sinned? My 06 e90 330i is joined by a 3g 05 TL>>>>

Well, my wife recently sold her 2003 GTS:





I tried to sell her on getting an e90...even an e46 3 series. But, she was looking for more of a luxury ride...a Sport Sedan with the emphasis on the SEDAN part, more so than the SPORT part.

She drove A LOT of cars...Cadillac, BMW, Mercedes, Lexus...multiple models from each.

In the end, we went with the Acura TL. I had two of the previous body style (the 2nd generation TLs) before getting my e90 and have always been impressed with Honda/Acura.

Here's a few photos...















We settled this question of which car is faster very early on. She followed me out of the dealership and we jumped on the highway. I looked in my rear view, and she swung left early to get off the exit and on the highway - she already had it to the floor, and was charging hard.

I honestly thought she'd pass me as she got an early start, but I but my Bimmer to floor - she nevery got past me. I walked away from her with relative ease.

They have comperable HP output, but the larger, front wheel drive TL is a bit slower - but still quite fast. I'm amazed at how quick that 330i is.
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how much for the TL?
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      08-02-2007, 02:10 PM   #12
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is that a standard lip for the TL? i don't recall seeing that on the road... guess i didnt pay attention. nice car tho!
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So whos lights are brighter??
i cant figure out why Acura lights are sooo bright.
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      08-02-2007, 03:04 PM   #14
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TL's are nice cars my only problem with them is there really common in my area, but congrats on the car
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      08-02-2007, 03:06 PM   #15
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is that a standard lip for the TL? i don't recall seeing that on the road... guess i didnt pay attention. nice car tho!
Actually it's OEM accessory front spoiler.
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      08-02-2007, 03:10 PM   #16
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how much for the TL?
I gave 27.5k.
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      08-02-2007, 03:12 PM   #17
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So whos lights are brighter??
i cant figure out why Acura lights are sooo bright.
I don't recall noticing a difference....

Can't really go by these photos....they're Photoshoped a fair amount.
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      08-02-2007, 03:12 PM   #18
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Awesome car! And i'm not biased, I swear!
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Very nice.

I always liked the TL especially the Type-S.
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TL's are nice cars my only problem with them is there really common in my area, but congrats on the car
I think they're common in all areas...but then again, e90's are quite popular too.
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      08-02-2007, 03:31 PM   #21
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whoa.. someone from around here.. i live in springboro... have a 335i on the boat right now..

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I like that car. Very comfortable.
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