I just picked up an S type 3.2 and I
want to say that I am very happy with
my decision. Acura is more car than
others in it's class. The car came
fully loaded with 6CD chnger, full NAV
syst., Onstar services, electric seats
(heating option as well) along with way
more room in the car. Mercedes and
Infiniti wanted so much more for the
features that came standard with the
Acura. With the money that I saved I
can pay for my insurance and gas
throughout the year. Most imortant
feature on the car is that it drives
well...fast, handles well, and the
interior is extremely quite. Great car
and a great deal!!...260hp helps as
The drive of the car...smooth and
powerful. The car came with more
options standard that any other in it's
I like this body style in comparison to
the 2004 model that is coming out.
Seems like this model has a little more
gerth. The new '04 model looks just
like the new Honda Accord.
This has to be the most affordable
sports sedan on the planet. Where else
can you lease 260hp for a little more
than $300/mo? A 2 dr accord is almost
the same price. Why buy Honda when you
can buy their luxury brand for not much
Seats are comfortable on long hauls,
power is more than ample in almost all
situations; providing a M5 doesn't pull
up next to you.
Needs compass, dual climate control,
more controls on steering wheel,
advanced cruise control
I looked at the previews for 2004 TL
and disliked its overwrought styling.
The present model is elegant and
classy. The TL is well-designed for
long trips, the interior is superb, the
handling is precise. Love the step-
tronic tranny, TL accelerates quickly
with a base engine; I found no need for
type-S. A bargain compared to tiny BMW-
3, or 530, Benz C320, or Inf. I35.
Lexus ES300 looks too much like a Camry
and costs 36K+ with leather. TL is
ultimately the best all-around choice.
I prefer its FWD configuration because
it does much better in CO winters than
RWD found in 2 competing sedans.
Step-tronic transmission (great passing
time), luxurious interior, elegant
styling (newer models have prominent
grills), comfortable pwr front seats.
Cornering and handling, good Mich
tires, safety. Memory system for 2
drivers/2 keyfobs. Great Bose stereo
with 6CD indash changer.
Nothing as of today. The 1999
transmission issues have been fixed for
This is my first Acura but it won't be
my last. The car is well built. The
engine is outstanding. The handling
(high speed cornering) is not shabby
either. The car just feels solid!
nit-picks...(1) the leather could be of
higher quality. (2) The glove box is a
joke. (3) the stereo is over rated.
The sound is not as deep as my previous
car. (4) The Engine is quiet, that
cannot be said for wind noise.
That said, this car is still a great
Acceleration & Handling.
Stupidly small glovebox. Smoother