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This Will Not Be My Last Acura
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By Tony C.
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2002 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I use to own a 2006 Ford Escape that I only had for four months and the piece of junk truck keep breaking down on me just was not reliable. When I saw my new Acura I feel in love with it the day I saw it. This car is the best car that I have owned. For as big as this car is it is better on fuel than my 4 cyl Ford Escape was. I like the fact that when I lock the car I do not have an annoying horn that sounds just a quite beep.


Best Features

Heated seats, memory seats, leather seats, sunroof, HID headlights need I say more


Worst Features

Automatic on headlights not just auto off


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Still running
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By TomB
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2002 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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196,000 miles. Last week go 29 mph in very cold conditions, often get 30 and always 25+ even in town. Front brakes @ 89K, rears at 112K, but 4 transmissions, all paid by Acura cheerfully with loaner car for each 3 day repair. Great car but boring and I told dealer never another until they fix the trans. New Acura still has 5 spd that won't hold 1st or 2nd. 2009 is too ugly, so I am waiting or going Genesis or 328 BMW. Too bad, as I would love to buy from them again.


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I hate to get rid of it
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By Sharon
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2002 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought this car new in October 2001 in Aegean Blue. I still get compliments on it all the time. It has a wonderfully large trunk that has been hard to match in other cars. I have driven many other near luxury cars and have found nothing else that compares. Recently I have had some "problems" both with the transmission and what I believe may be the fuel pump. The car does goes through brakes quickly. Overall, it has been my favorite car of all time and I really hate to think of selling it but I think the time has come. I have never kept a car anywhere near this long if that tells you how great of a car this has been.


Best Features

Color, quickness, trunk capacity


Worst Features

Longer lasting brakes and transmission


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A great car that improves with age
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By BMW Enthusiast
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2002 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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We have had the 2002 Acura now for 6 years and the darned thing looks and performs exactly as if it had just pulled out of the dealership. It has always been a surprisingly nimble car, great handling, nice acceleration when you need it; but what's most remarkable is how well it has aged. Still feels like new. Never a single mechanical issue. Rock solid quality. I originally got it for the value and it has more than delivered. It's made me an Acura fan.


Best Features

Nimble, responsive, extremely high quality.


Worst Features

Wish it had built-in bluetooth like the newer models.


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Great Sporty Sedan
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By JS
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2002 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I picked up my 02 TL in Florida and drove it up to Minnesota about 64,000 miles ago. I now have 112,000 miles on it and it still drives just as nice. I just put in a timing belt, brakes, rotors, crossover cooling line. Acura gave me a 100,000 mi. warranty on the transmission since there were issues with a select few. The only thing I notice is that there sometimes is some hesitation when shifting into D5. You have to wait 1-2 seconds before applying the gas. Great fuel mileage. 26-28 city / 28-31 hwy. Record trip was made with a 34 mpg tank.


Best Features

Navigation, control buttons on steering wheel, Bose sound.


Worst Features

Premium fuel only, CDs sometimes need assistance with ejecting.


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