I have enjoyed my TL. Sometimes I wish
I had waited a year for the Type S. My
over-all fuel economy is 22.5 mpg. On
the rare times I take it on a freeway
trip, I can get over 30 mpg, and have
gone over 32 mpg on 3 or 4 occassions.
Took a trip to Oregon in 2002 and drove
1100 miles one day with no fatigue or
the tyoical "tired butt."
The 5 speed manumatic. I use the
manual mode in the snow, and to pass
logging trucks going over Oregon's Blue
Put a 20 gallon fuel tank in it to
extend the range.
This car is a dependable, comfortable,
good looking car. The only work done
on the car was replacing the
windshield washer hoses and wipers,
because they left a smeary film on the
windshield after using windshield
washer fluid. Engine is smooth, and
the speed shift feature is fun when
driving on the weekends. Nice to have
an automatic transmission during the
week and running around town. Leather
seats have held up well. 36,000 miles
on the car, and will keep it for
several more years. Interior road
noise is not bad, but could be
improved at highway speeds.
Speed shift, BRIGHT headlights (my
buddy says he can tell it's me when he
meets me on the road, because of the
lights). Nice styling.
Paint could be more durable. Lots of
small chips on the front passenger
fender. Better lumbar support
adjustment. Quieter interior at
I love this vehicle...but, for it's
mileage, it seems to need an awful lot
of maintenance. A/c drips, break discs,
power seats are starting to go out. In
light of those flaws I still feel any
Honda product is worth buying.
Sport shifter(even though it's not like
my prelude)--heated seats rock!--Great
I have been in love with this car since
the miunte I got it! It is FAST
(though be careful, I got two tickets
and never had one before). It's
comfortable, controls designed well,
and I have never had a problem that
Acura didn't cover.
Having said that, I did have repeated
front brake problems, a seatbelt
problem, and the transmission blew at
66k. But Acura had already extended
the waranty and covered the problems.
Drink holders! Finally, they are BIG,
DEEP, and secure on the sides. I can
fit my thermos cup in there and it
won't go anywhere. I can't say the
same thing for my other Acura, the MDX,
which has dainty little cup holders
that won't hold anything other than a
The seatbelts are VERY tight compared
to other cars... loosen those a tad.
Gas mileage (as other's have mentioned)
is a little weak at 22 mpg.