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reliable but not exciting
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By It's just me
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1997 Acura TL Sedan 2.5 Premium 4dr Sedan


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This car is, in essence, a glorified Honda. Reliable and predictable, but lacks the soul and spirit of a european car. This car does everything it is supposed to do- but without passion. Good Points: reliability, quality of fit and finish, quiet ride (other than wind noise), good stereo, Excellent Acura Dealership, low overall cost of ownership. Bad points: wind noise, poor layout of dash (fog light, cruise control and fan switch) low unsupportive seats, miniscule trunk space, bland styling, cheap feeling leather, rough idle (typical for 5 cylinder), no tilt on sunroof and tendency to fog up on rainy days.


Favorite Features

no antenna to break off, shift gate (much better than the cheap looking one in the older Lexus ES), radio controls, fog lights


Suggested Improvements

Most have been addressed in later versions of the TL. however japanese car companies still cannot match the small details that set the European cars apart.


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Holds Value Well
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By ebharrison
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1997 Acura TL Sedan 3.2 4dr Sedan


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Reliable, and fun to drive. Good resale value makes me feel good about this choice. Some passengers complain about how low the seats are to the ground and those with long legs dislike the rear seat.


Favorite Features

Kids like access to trunk from inside. Good audio and a/c system.


Suggested Improvements

cup holders and easier access to console storage compartment for driver.


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Best Vehicle I've Ever Owned!!
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By Buckeye64
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1997 Acura TL Sedan 3.2 Premium 4dr Sedan


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Car handles excellent. Power is what you'd expect from Acura - great. We've had our TL for 3 years and put 70k miles on it. No mechanical or appearance problems. Will definitely buy another Acura.


Favorite Features

Heated mirrors and seats, love the sunroof and an awesome stereo.


Suggested Improvements

Location changes for the TCS, Cruise Control and heated seats - but still excellent.


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7 Years old and Still Sharp
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By parker002
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1997 Acura TL Sedan 3.2 Premium 4dr Sedan


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I have owned my Ac. for a year or so, and it has 82,000 miles on it. Besides the normal tune-up and some oil changes the car runs perfect. When I drive through town people still look at it. Even though the style has changed over the past few years; it still looks sharp. It also drives like a gem


Favorite Features

All of them. Everything is in it's place. Power everything. I guess the fog lamps and the color atract most people to it in the dark.


Suggested Improvements

I can only say for this year it would be the lack of colors. The leather wears a little if you drive a lot. Tlc and your back in action though.


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Best car I've ever owned!!!
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By RyanMorrow
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1997 Acura TL Sedan 3.2 Premium 4dr Sedan


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Going on 21 months now, and have had no problems with the car yet. It had 69,000 mi (@ 3yrs) and in the last 7 months I've piled on more than 15,000 mi. The brakes squeel once in a while because the disc brakes are exposed, you have to learn not to pump the gas because it floods a little and takes a couple seconds to regain power (ie, at a stop sign/light), and there is quite a bit of road noise. I keep the great stereo system cranked, so I don't notice the noise at all though. Given the amount of mileage I accrue, I'm hoping this car will hold up another 100,000 miles. When I do have to get another car, I look forward to buying another Acura!


Favorite Features

V6 power, great acceleration, comfy interior, smooth ride, and great stereo.


Suggested Improvements

Loss of power if you pump the gas at stop signs, brake dust problem, the only diagnostic available on the dash is temperature so if you're battery dies you won't know until it's too late, and the radiator stays on long after I turn the it off, but the temp gauge says it's cool.


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Wished I kept my Honda
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By ktwill904@yahoo.com
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1997 Acura TL Sedan 2.5 Premium 4dr Sedan


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Worst car I've ever had. Everyone else has the exact same problems with their cars. A technicians told me that the 2.5 TL's were the worst cars Acura makes. I will NEVER buy another Acura. Hard to believe that these people make Honda's. Ask a TL owner about problems they've had with their cars. You'll get a list. Here are things to worry about: parking brakes, regular brakes wind noise, radiators, if your car goes dead and you don't have the code to your radio you are screwed,inside brake lights, power lock shortage, the center piece in your rims will fall out,numerous recalls


Favorite Features

Favorite feature: fog lights and the external body of the car, and the sound system. AND THAT IS IT!!!


Suggested Improvements

JUST START ALL OVER!!! IT WILL BE QUICKER THAT WAY


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great care
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By Frank tha shocker
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1997 Acura TL Sedan 3.2 Premium 4dr Sedan


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Just got a used one, so far so good, really pleased with everything...wish they made this model with the vtech engine, kind of surprised they didnt!


Favorite Features

the built in fog lights...


Suggested Improvements

Dash was too similar to the accord...


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Great Reliable Car
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By TRayner
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1997 Acura TL Sedan 3.2 4dr Sedan


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Have enjoyed the car since purchase. Very sharp simple design and cleans up very well. The placement of the fog light switch and criuise control button is hidden behind the headlight stalk. Very bad position. Love the leather interior and the factory sound system is excellent. Factory Michellins are adequate but a bit loud. Trunk is a bit small with a small opening, so loading luggage has to be planned. No problem ups to 100,000 miles and counting. Do keep the transmission fluid changed since the Acura don't have changeable filters.


Favorite Features

Stereo System Moonroof Simple yet luxurious styling


Suggested Improvements

Add an auto dimming rearview mirror Get rid of wind noise around windshield Make the steering a bit heavier-a little too light at highway speeds


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Love this car!
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By Adam G
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1997 Acura TL Sedan 2.5 Premium 4dr Sedan


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This vehicle deserves a much better rating than given. This car is reliable and a beautiful automobile. It holds its value well and it looks like a brand new car.


Favorite Features

CD sound system, sun roof, and sleek design.


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2.5 tl
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By cms1027
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1997 Acura TL Sedan 2.5 Premium 4dr Sedan


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car rides great. never had problems.


Favorite Features

sun roof, leather int.


Suggested Improvements

alarm system should be better


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