2004 Acura TL

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by ravelation, Aug 22, 2004.

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    ravelation Guest

    We traded my Lexus RX300 for the TL and haven't looked back. For those
    considering a luxury car purchase, look at the TL. It's still full MSRP
    on the nav. packaged model, but we haven't been sorry for paying it (and
    I HATE paying retail!). If you love gadgetry, this car is for you. If
    you love power (270 hp), this car is for you. We love it.

    If there are any other owners of this vehicle reading this, please share
    your thoughts/problems about this car.
    ravelation, Aug 22, 2004
  2. TL SUX!

    I'd rather wait for the '05 RL... V6 300hp! GPS with realtime traffic!!!!!!

    Do not write below this line. Reserved for me.
    He Hate Retard and Moron, Aug 22, 2004
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    Jack Guest

    what fuel rating does it require?
    Jack, Aug 22, 2004
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    ravelation Guest

    91 or better. One of the few drawbacks...
    ravelation, Aug 23, 2004
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    Robert Guest

    I got the TSX NOT because it's cheaper but because TL is an American car,
    designed for
    (prbably by) American, built by American (Ohio).

    And I swear off American car long ago.
    Robert, Aug 23, 2004
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    SoCalMike Guest

    i swore at american cars long ago...

    thats why i drive a honda.
    SoCalMike, Aug 23, 2004
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    Robert Guest

    How about if that Honda is made in Ohio ?
    Robert, Aug 23, 2004
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    Brian Guest

    They may be assembeled there, but I doubt they have any say over the
    design process. Parts might even be manufactured there, but it's all to
    Japanese specs.
    Brian, Aug 24, 2004
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    Sparky Guest

    It's still a Honda & it's still not an American car.
    Sparky, Aug 24, 2004
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    Lee Florack Guest

    I have an '04 Nighthawk Black Pearl TL. To give you an idea of
    how much I love this car, I traded in my '03 Nighthawk Black
    Pearl TL-S to get it. It's simply an exceptional vehicle.
    Lee Florack, Aug 24, 2004
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    SoCalMike Guest

    i was mostly swearing at the engineering and design, which affects build
    quality. all done in detroit at the time.
    SoCalMike, Aug 24, 2004
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    SoCalMike Guest

    sadly, from the stories of rattles and stuff ive been hearing, the specs
    are not being met. time to crack down on suppliers?
    SoCalMike, Aug 24, 2004
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    ravelation Guest

    I agree, it's exceptional! The black was our other color choice. We
    opted for the Anthracite with Quartz interior, 18" wheels with
    Yokohamas/brembo brakes lower body kit, lip spoiler, the whole shebang.
    DANG! It's a looker!

    The TL-S is a nice car, too. Did they kill you on the trade in?
    ravelation, Aug 24, 2004
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    Robert Guest

    Think it's more than assembly.
    On window sticker - Engine : US
    Robert, Aug 24, 2004
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    Robert Guest

    "Lee Florack"
    alrite, no flamming ya.....
    I think TSX looks beat TL ! ;)
    TL looks like a "rework" of the TSX masterpiece.
    I used to like the "gutter" on TL sides -- but they look weird to me now.
    (BTW what they for anyway ?)

    And the dash ? oh baby TSX beats 99% out there !
    Robert, Aug 24, 2004
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    Lee Florack Guest

    The deal was pretty much what I expected. Of course, due to a
    down payment to make it so, the payments were extended at almost
    the same monthly rate for a year longer and the trade in was at
    the Blue Book value at the time.

    Was it a 'smart' deal? Probably not, but I really wanted it!
    Lee Florack, Sep 4, 2004
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    JM Guest

    Oh, you are so kidding yourself. Part of the engineering is in how to
    actually build the car on the line. And the rest is in the hands of
    the workers.

    Yeah, I bought an '04 Accord EX. I have 102,000 miles on my I30t and
    will be selling it in a few months. I won't be keeping my Accord
    nearly as long. Maybe 70-80K miles. Engine, U.S. Tranny, U.S.
    Content is about 70% U.S. I just don't expect that much from the car,
    and consider it to be priced accordingly (no pun intended).

    The reasons I bought it was the TL is ugly (IMHO), has twitchy
    handling, and has a tiny trunk. And only the low-end Accords are
    imported from Japan, so that option didn't exist.

    Japs don't show up hung over, on drugs, more interested in butts than
    bumper covers, or put sexual harrassment suits above engine assembly.
    They are waging economic war with the rest of the world and recognize
    that perfection will prevail in the long run.

    JM, Sep 5, 2004
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    JM Guest

    I used to like the "gutter" on TL sides -- but they look weird to me now.

    Well that is what really turned me off. The gutters on a Plymouth I
    had long along was where they put aluminum side molding on the high
    end cars. If you had the cheap version, the gutters were just there

    It gives the TL a very unfinished look to me.

    JM, Sep 5, 2004
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    SoCalMike Guest

    10 or so years ago, only the high end EX models were imported from
    japan. when did that change? all the USDM hatches were made in canada,
    which has even cheaper labor than the US or japan.
    SoCalMike, Sep 5, 2004
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    ravelation Guest

    Infiniti, right? I recently picked up a '99 G20T and this thing has the
    most comfortable seats! Was yours trouble free?
    My son really wants a 6 cyl Accord but I can't get past the tranny
    troubles. It's just too much, the complaints.
    ravelation, Sep 5, 2004
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