by lizaven17 on Oct 25, 2014 Vehicle: 1998 Acura TL 2.5 4dr Sedan
I got this car back in 2010 as a starter. Since then it's needed an upstream O2 sensor and a wiper motor. I have fallen in love with this car and worked a great deal on it. My TL has done two coast-to-coast cross country trips with stellar performance. The car is kinda rare in the US so parts can get expensive if you break the wrong thing. But overall this car is great. A word of caution to fellow tuners out there: the design of this car is kinda nonsensical. Things like wiring a subwoofer are extremely difficult. But as a basic car, the 5cyl is really reliable and the interior is spacious and comfy. A pure-blooded GT car if you ask me.
by caitkmc on Jul 31, 2011 Vehicle: 1998 Acura TL 2.5 4dr Sedan
Bought my Acura in college at 66K miles, no major problems or complaints for the first 4 years! I drove it hard too. But as soon as I hit that 130K mark EVERYTHING started to go. My car quickly went from being valued above 5K to now I'm hoping to get 1K for trade in. The breaks, the radiator, the intake system (?), and the timing belt all went within 1 year of each other. VERY EXPENSIVE TO FIX!! The three different mechanics all told me the same thing - it can cost 2 times the amount to fix these high performance cars as even just a basic Honda. I wouldnt advise anyone to buy one of these cars with high miles, especially if maintenance costs are a big concern. But always drove beautifully!
by Erin on Oct 23, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Acura TL 2.5 4dr Sedan
I have had this car for 10 months and am so happy that i made the choice to buy it. The body is in great condition with no rust and is a very rugged car to drive. When i test drove it i was very impressed with how it hugged the road. When its time to get a newer car im sticking to the Acura TL.
by Christy on Jul 26, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Acura TL 2.5 4dr Sedan
I bought my Acura used five years ago. In that time I have replace the timing belt, had the engine overhauled and the transmission overhauled (costing several thousand dollars), replaced the pulley system for the alternator and the windows are having trouble rolling down or up and the paint is flaking off. I do realize that it's an older car now, but the repairs are really starting to be too much. Otherwise, the car runs great when it's running and sounds great. Pretty good horse power though gas mileage is only about 21 mpg. Not great, but it's okay.
by TLW on Jun 25, 2007 Vehicle: 1998 Acura TL 2.5 4dr Sedan
I bought my '98 2.5 TL about 5 years ago, I also paid $1200 for the extended warranty to 100K miles. I never got to use the warranty. At 107K miles now, D4 light is out, and I have replaced both oxygen sensors as well as doing the scheduled 104K miles timing belt / water pump service. I also replaced the battery a couple years ago, and new brake pads. I'm due for replacing the AT fluid and filter. All in all, this car has been excellent. My car with 107K miles drives and feels like a new car - nothing loose or sloppy, and the throttle response is very smooth.
by kwle04 on Feb 5, 2004 Vehicle: 1998 Acura TL 2.5 4dr Sedan
Handling is precise and predictable, a
sure mark of quality craftsmanship.
Not like BMW, but has tight riding -
you can feel the contour of road
surface in a well tamed manner.
Surprizingly reliable driving and
traction in various inclement weather
conditions - A+. If you make sure
that air filter, spark plugs, and
engine oil are clean, then you will be
surprised with its mileage. Mine has
115,000 miles on it, and drives about
27 miles per gallon faithfully on
highway with some inner city driving
combined. Today it recorded
27.4miles/gallon on my trip to
Richmond. Not too bad at all for such
a heavy machine!
Definitely a nice bang for the bucks.
The first car I owned was a hand me down Accord. I did subsequently buy a new Honda Accord (1990), but moved on to 1993 Toyota Camry v6 SE (the only year they offered a manual 6 - speed transmission)...
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