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


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So far, no problems with the car. I love the Type-S features. I have the Blue TL and I upgraded from an Accord. I like the power of the TL, and it's responsiveness. Only problems with 65k on it was normal maintenance and the recalls. Otherwise a fun car to drive.


Best Features

Bose stereo, acceleration, xenon headlights, heated/memory seats. Responsiveness


Worst Features

Better transmission performance. Definitely an Accord on steroids.


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Would like a "Twin"
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By Rozman
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2002 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought the car after being turned away by a snooty Mercedes Dealer. No transmission problems yet, did the recall on it. The tires are expensive, and can only get them at the dealer.Bose system is excellent added the X-M Radio to it. Get 30 mpg in normal driving. Love it....


Best Features

Heated Seats, Engine, Headlights, Seats, and Color (Agean Blue).


Worst Features

Tires, and fold down seats.


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Great car but where is the Honda reliability
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By Honda owner
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2002 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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This is a great car with some quality control issues. Transmission is not the greatist thing, mine is starting to slip and car only has 22k on it. Other problems is it took the dealer four tries to figure out why my sunroof was rattling, finally they replaced the entire thing, no problems since. Engine is excellent. Comfort is great. Gas mileage could be better. I get around 19 in the city. I wish the car was rear wheel drive because there is occasionally too much torque steer. Otherwise great car.


Best Features

BOSE CD/Radio, smooth 3.2 l V6 (type s)


Worst Features

Should have offered a manual transmission, Change location of the emergency brake (i feel like im driving a Buick with it down there!)


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Don't buy a '02...buy an '03
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By TL - Tranny
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2002 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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The Acura TL Type-S is a great sport sedan. Acura has had a hard time with the '02 transmissions. Its a specific range of VIN numbers and if your car falls with in...there is an expected chance of problems with your vehicle. Mine is one of them. Not only do I have one of these cars but 2 and they both exhibit the same qualities. To make the story short, I'm on my 4th trasmission and its due for the next. You come to recognize the signs! The talk I have heard from my countless visits to my dealer is the '03 have had no problems. I will say the car has never left me stranded, but I have had to push it out of parking spots because of no "Reverse."


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


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Overall performance and build quality is great. Had to replace tranny @52K. Acura service was great, and replaced the tranny under warranty.


Best Features

6 Disc CD, Power, Sound System, Xenon lights and comforts.


Worst Features

Have some problems with paint chipping off. Better paint job, and better tranny.


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