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2002 Acura TL

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Not completely luxury
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By AJ Ditzler
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Vehicle

2002 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I cannot find a perfect seat position, neither can my wife. When my legs are the right distance from pedals, I'm too close to the steering wheel. Seats are slighly uncomfortable for long trips. Love the interior, thought I loved the exterior, but now seems a little bland. It is a very fun car to drive, but the OEM tires don't come close to matching the cars performance. As for holding its value, am very disappointed in what I see for trade in. New transmission at about 24000 miles, but dealer was excellent. Transmission always has and still feels very weird shifting into drive, very long delay. For the money, should have bought the Honda Accord.


Favorite Features

Pick-up, performance


Suggested Improvements

Position of seats, transmission design, better tires.


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Great overall car
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By Chad983
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2002 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Very reliable. No major problems in 2 yrs. Only complaints: paint seems to chip easily with normal road debris, and transmission hesitates from Park to 1st gear. Supreme gas makes a difference in this car. Climate control is great, and seats are very comfortable. I put ~80 miles/day to work, and have had back problems in the past, but not in the TL.


Favorite Features

Love the manumatic shifting and the power. Great overall sedan.


Suggested Improvements

Improve the lumbar flexability and the radio / A/C layout. Needs a more adjustable steering wheel.


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lost it's value
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By gary kennedy
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2002 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I have had the car for 2 1/2 years and it has 102,000 miles. No problems, not even brake replacement. Mileage is 30 mpg, better than rated. Very quiet,no wind noise, squeaks, or rattles. I was shocked when the dealer offerred me less than $10,000 dollars for trade on a new $35,000 TL.


Favorite Features

Heated seats, HID lights,seat and mirror memory, Bose stereo, gas mileage


Suggested Improvements

Controls and plastic wood grain look cheap. Need to light steering wheel and door controls.


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Acura dream
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By catmanrog
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2002 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Responsive, exciting, and joy to drive


Favorite Features

Acceleration, handling, and that wonderful smooth VTEC 260 HP


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Huge Miles/Perfect Car
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Fun To Drive
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Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By cadillacman
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2002 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I drive over 40,000 miles each year. In the past I have driven large Cadillacs and Lincolns. This TL costs thousands less, has every convenience I used in the other cars, and costs thousands less. And yet, this is the most comfortable car I have ever driven over many miles. Transmission went out at 48,0000, Acura has sent out a recall...Dealer replaced it. Dealer service has been exceptional (Norm Reeves).


Favorite Features

Power, comfort, convenience of controls, looks serene so it surprises people when it outruns them.


Suggested Improvements

Make the exterior a little more interesting.


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