Have mostly highway miles on my car (90k) and it has yet to fail on me. Got a new transmission at 65k miles, but only because the dealer notices something that I wouldn't have (I'm pretty anal about noises and drive changes). Mine is Blue Pearl and people still compliment me on the car when they see it. And everyone who sits in it loves the all-black design. I'd like if the paint were a little tougher, but it still shines in most light. The original tires were crap (Michelin), but the handling and drive GREATLY improved with Falkens and Yokohamas. The gas mileage has been great. I got 32mpg highway at 75-80mph numerous times. Usually I get 25mpg mixed.
Gas mileage for the power, color (blue), interior, overall reliability, highway acceleration, type S leather hugging seats, stiff suspension
My Acura has been somewhat
disappointing. I have been a loyal
Honda driver for over 10 years and I
have not liked my 2002 Acura. There
is a rattle in the rear speaker that I
have had the dealer attempt to repair
4 times, to no avail.
My TL has more features for the money
than most cars in its class. However,
if the car doesn't perform, its worth
the extra $ to have one that does.
Problem resolution programs would
inprove my situation.
Be careful of the self dimming mirrors. Bought mine used from a family member with 60000 miles. The mirrors actually have an acid in them. They will leak acid all over your shift lever and the trim (real nice) and melt it. Tranny had the recall done and I am starting to notice problems with it now (currently 68000 original miles). Customer service has got to be the worst in the country. i have had better customer service at a local Sonic drive in. Will never buy another Honda product ever again. The Brakes stink also. The rotors warped and replaced with after market parts and is fone now. Did the work myself and was pretty easy.
Navigation works well, but way over- priced for upgrades
Get rid of cheap mirrors and do something about the transmission. For a 35-40,000 dollar car you would think they could do that right.
A disappointing car. Transaxle failed at
25K miles, took 5 dealer visits to get
repaired. ABS sensor failed.
Dealer used the wrong viscosity oil on
two services. The correct oil (5W20) is
down the street at Pep Boys, dealer
doesn't care. 40-foot turning radius is
huge. Handles heavy, not nimble, plows
in turns. Not a "fun" car. Stock tires
howl, ride is always jiggly. Rear seat
doesn't fold down. No key hole for
trunk. No tether for the gas cap!
Minimal headroom. Navigation system is a
$2000 mistake--way too complex. Buy a
gas station map and save $2K. Not a
quality car or dealer, and my first and
32 mpg highway, 20 overall.
Smaller turning circle. Smoother ride.
Better dealers. Quieter tires. More
nimble handling. Simpler navigation system.
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