great car for the money
By LA Denizen on
1996 Acura TL 3.2 Premium 4dr Sedan
My wife & I bought our TL used from a Honda dealer in suburban Seattle. For what we were spending (~$20k), it was the best deal in a 4-dr sport luxe sedan. It's extremely reliable (Honda!), very practical (Honda!), and quite upscale (Honda?!). For a long car, it handles well. Not BMW precise, and it's too softly tuned, but good. The turning radius is astounding. Passengers love the interior for its simplicity yet elegance. I feel the same about the exterior styling, tho it's conservative.
Simplicity and elegance in design. Superb reliability and ergonomics. Fairly luxe for the dollar.
Could've used a stronger engine and wider wheels. Too softly tuned for really aggressive driving.