1997 Acura TL Consumer Review: reliable but not exciting
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1997 Acura TL Sedan - Consumer Review

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reliable but not exciting
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1997 Acura TL 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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