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
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
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
After test driving the TL type S, I
just have to get one. I was looking
into GS300 and almost took delivery on
one. The handling and horsepower on
the type S is awsome. Sure the brand
new 2004 are coming but the 03' TL type
S is still a great performance car and
should not be overlooked.
260hp, 17in tires, 6cd changers, heated
seats and side mirrors
Would be nice if a rear spoiler is
standard on type S