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Dream Come True
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By SBoogie
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1997 Acura TL 3.2 Premium 4dr Sedan


Review

I was looking into the TL for 2yrs
before I finally purchased it. I
looked at other vehicles but still kept
coming back to the TL. The combination
of luxury and price could not be beaten
regardless of how much research I did.
The only major problem I've had is that
I've needed to change the muffler -
that's only because the first one has
lasted for 8 years! Talk about
reliability! It just a beautiful car.


Best Features

The sleek classic, bold design. Much better looking then the 1999-04 models. (my opinion of course)Immediate response when accelerating, especially when the engine gear is in D3. At high speeds, you do not realize it because it "sits" very cmfortably on the road.


Worst Features

Slide a bit in the seats when cornering. The footrest for my left foot could be a little closer to the driver - and I stand 6 feet tall. Audio buttons on the steering wheel would have been a nice option.


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Acura/Honda are always reliable.
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By Sheng Sheen
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1997 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan


Review

This is my 4th car on the Honda line.
I've had Civics and Accords prior to
owning this 3.2 TL. I will probably
keep this car until it dies. I love
it, and I put so much into it. The
handle is great, and it's fast. The
acceleration is far better than any
car I've driven, except for a car I
had with Turbo on it. There's no
reason why people are driving the
speed limit in this car. You can
cruise 90 easily without feeling
anything.


Best Features

fog lights are awesome, no others like it.


Worst Features

better gas mileage would be nice, I get almost as much mileage on my Pathfinder


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3.2 TL Premium, Excellent car
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By Ken Biddulph
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Vehicle

1997 Acura TL 3.2 Premium 4dr Sedan


Review

I love this car, its a bit big for my
needs but it handles great inspite of
its sheer mass and 15 inch wheels.
Excellent interior, better looking
than the newer TL's in my opinion.


Best Features

Interior design, fake wood looks good.


Worst Features

Bigger wheels, VTEC :)


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TL 2.5
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By Steve in Alabama
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1997 Acura TL 2.5 4dr Sedan


Review

Good reliable vehicle. Good looks and
fair performance. Had problems with
power windows not much else. Aucura
nameplate still impressive and gets
looks.


Best Features

Bose stero appreance


Worst Features

Run on 87 octain gas. Steering wheel that tilts higher to make it easier to get in and out


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I liked it though.....
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By Jay Kim
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Vehicle

1997 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan


Review

I purchased this car about one year
and half ago. I never had any problem!!
Great Reliability~ Great design~ I
never get bored. Sound system's
quality is good but power is too weak.
Smooth and enough performance to enjoy~
But wind noise is the only the part I
don't like.


Best Features

Interior Design, Sound system, Transmission and Best Reliability.


Worst Features

Map light, fog light, steering wheel wood trim.


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