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Excellent Car for the Price
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By shadowfenrir
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1996 Acura TL 2.5 Premium 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought this for $13000 ($10000US) after selling my '90 4Runner for gas reasons. This car is good on gas for its size (about 10L/100km or 24mpg in city driving and 6.3L/100km or about 30mpg on the highway). It is very comfortable with its nice leather bucket seats (although the leather isnt as high class as in the newer cars, or even as in the older lexus cars, but its good). The engine is very responsive and refined even at high RPM, but the transmission tends to shift at weird times. I haven't had any problems at 160000km(100000mi) other than c/v boots needing replacement. Great car!


Best Features

Auto climate control Nice seating. EXCELLENT stock sound system. 8 speakers and sounds very crisp and loud with good bass. EXCELLENT reliability. No powertrain trouble or major repairs needed. Good fit and finish on the paint and interior materials. Heated mirrors.


Worst Features

They could have used better materials on the door handles on the inside. It looks like a chrome foil was wrapped around them. Needs a rear spoiler and bigger rims (stock is 15") and better tint on glass.


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Acura 2.5TL Premium Sedan
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By Joannie621
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1996 Acura TL 2.5 Premium 4dr Sedan


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If I could buy this car brand new, I would! I have driven and experienced just about any other car out there- and I'm always happier and more comfortable in my Acura. The car is classy, sporty, and reliable. Mine has 125K miles and running amazingly. I have driven about 60 miles a day to college for the past 4 years and my car has never let me down. Now I can afford any other car but seriously don't want to give it up!


Best Features

Interior, Exterior. Sunroof is great! Absolutely everything.


Worst Features

If I COULD improve anything, it would be the speakers of the radio. But then again, it's just because I'm young and like loud music.


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Great Car
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By CGKansas
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1996 Acura TL 3.2 Premium 4dr Sedan


Review

Extremely reliable and great ride. I bought it as a certified used car and I'm planning to buy a new 2004 TL replacement.


Best Features

Every time I get behind the wheel, it does what I expect, and very well.


Worst Features

Some wind noise during highway driving.


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Getting The Looks
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By SCB81
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1996 Acura TL 3.2 Premium 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car with 71,000 miles. It now has 87,000. this car has been good to me so far. The only problem I've had thus far is a ball joint is starting to fail and cause a loud squeeking noise from under the driver's side fender. I replaced the stock wheels with the '02 3.2 TL Type S wheels and the car looks almost brand new, despite the fact that it's 8 years old. This car always turns heads. I love it!


Best Features

Head turning style, comfort, headed seats.


Worst Features

More horsepower, Standard transmission, upgraded AC compressor/unit.


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Solid after 154k
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By upton pt
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1996 Acura TL 2.5 Premium 4dr Sedan


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I bought the car in '97 as a certified pre-owned. With 154k miles, the car has held up extremely well and still going strong.


Best Features

Simply a solid offering, "Honda" makes a great car.


Worst Features

Nothing...other than reducing the expense when it does need servicing..ouch!


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