The 2004 TL is hands down the best
car of the bunch, I tested two other
cars when deciding on this purchase,
the BMW 330 and Infiniti G35.
Beamer- nice car but way overpriced,
you have to add options to get it to
the same level as the TL, lacked many
features, bad placement for a
cupholder!, plus I had heard rumors of
reliability issues with the new 3
G35- great performance but ugly, cheap
interior, Extremely ugly front end
I just purchased my 2004 TL this
afternoon. It's my second, my first
being a 2000 which we kept. The TL
still rates as a great value even if
they have raised the price a bit. The
fuel economy is excellent considering
the engine makes 270 hp but the
premium fuel requirement is
unfortunate given the current prices.
This version is much improved over the
last generation. I think Acura has
really put some distance between the
TL and the Lexus ES 330. But they
still won't let me take control of the
first to second shift with the
automatic transmission. That detracts
from the fun a bit.
It's a great total package. Does
everything well. No real flaws, like
the Accord only super-sized. I have
to admit that I like the blue lighting
in the gauges.
RWD or AWD. Give me the first to
second shift with the automatic
transmission. Extend the rear a bit
more. It's cut off too abruptly.