by divergentdan on Jan 8, 2013 Vehicle: 1997 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan
I bought a '97 TL because the trannys on the 99-03s are notorious for failing. Bought the car with 138K and now it's up to 176K. I've replaced radiator ($150), axles+tie rod ($450), fuel pump ($250), starter ($150). Also replaced regular things (battery $100, rotors and pads $300). The car does tend to overheat, but it's usually caused by air in the cooling system so you just need to bleed the system when it does and it takes care of the problem 95% of the time. Gas mileage is just OK (26-28 highway, 24 combined). Slow windows is a universal problem. Otherwise it's a good car.
by ave8tor on Jun 24, 2012 Vehicle: 1997 Acura TL 2.5 Premium 4dr Sedan
I have now owned two Acura 2.5 T L's.
What an excellent automobile.
The first one I sold after putting on almost 300,000Kms with just regular maintance.
The only major problem is the manifold cracked and was not repairable, a $2,000 fix.
Other than that I loved the car.
The paint was excellent, and the interior stood up well, with just a few cracks in the leather interior.
I purchased my second 2.5 t l
in Geroria with only 40,000 miles on the spedo.
Drove it Canada and had it totalled in a rear end collision with a pick up truck this week.
I would recommend this car for its comfort, economy, and reliability and driving performance.
five (5) star automobile.
by Eric on Jul 10, 2010 Vehicle: 1997 Acura TL 2.5 4dr Sedan
Let's see when I bought this car ay first I loved it had no problems at all until the ac idler pulley went. Got that replaced. Then no more then a month later that belt Burns off, then the ac compressor went. Like a 600dollar job. My catalytic converter and flex pipe go. 700 dollar job. Back brakes plus calipers both sides. Front ones need to be done now. Passenger window gettin ready a blown speaker. Also the d led light is out for drive. Left front tierod too. And this is all happened in about 5months. There's more I'm sure but this car is horrible for things going wrong between 89,000-100k miles. Ridiculous. Was wondering if anyone else has probs like mine.
Vigor replacement designed to do battle with new Infiniti I30 and the Lexus ES300 in the near-luxury segment. Cleanly styled with room for four, the new TL-Series comes with either a 2.5- liter, inline five- cylinder, or a smooth, 3.2-liter V6.