by vb4000 on Mar 8, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
The Acura TL is a basically a Honda Accord with more fit and trim. If that's okay with you, then you'll love this car.
Personally, I think the car looks girly. I have it in white, and I'm not a huge fan of the design. I've seen it in blue and black and it looks much better.
-Transmission was replaced at 56K miles.
-The 3.2L is a reliable engine that has plenty of pep and a surprising amount of power down low. It won't exactly blow your hair back, but it's a quick car if/when it has to be.
As per gas mileage, it's not that impressive. Edmund's says 20pmg, and they're pretty much dead on. For a V6, it isn't exactly a gas sipper.
by The Ottoman on Sep 27, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
I have been driving it for about 7 years now and had to change it's transmission once. Other than that no issues at all. I haven't changed the brakes even after driving 90k miles. I only changed battery, wipers and tires, and that's about it! Gas mileage is 29 in city which is excellent. It still drives like new and I'm planning to keep it forever or give it to my college kid in 10 years...:-))
by The Lark on Aug 24, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
It's not a secret that Acura installed defective transmissions that blow anywhere from 50K to 100K miles. But we've had acid (yes, acid) leak from the electronic rear view mirror onto the shifter, melting the plastic overnight. Apart these unacceptable problems, you have a car that is underwhelming to drive. The engine has nice power, but it's mated to a jerky, malfunctioning transmission (manual mode doesn't cooperated either), and insensitive accelerator feel. Body roll was mentioned in the review, but this car has an absolutely laughable turning radius. If you want to drive to the other gas pump you'll end up back out in the street.
by paul on Nov 25, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
I've driven my TL daily and put on 140,000 miles and have never had a problem with this car. I drove GM vehicles primarily prior to this and had more issues than I care to remember. Since owning this car, I'm sold on Honda quality.
by keith on Mar 31, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
This is definitely a great car in every area except exterior design. Love the engine, gas mileage, Bose sound system, handling and build quality is superb. If I didn't have to look at it and think of a BMW M3, This would be the car for me. Think I'll trade it for one.
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