2004 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan w/Navigation System (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
I had my search down to 3 cars 1)
Infiniti G35X ruled this one out in my
opinion the styling does not compete
with the Acura mainly inside the car
2) Lexus ES300 Just no Fun to drive 3)
Volvo S60R not worth the extra
$10,000. The TL Gave me everything I
needed a big trunk do wish it had
60/40Split. Comfortable quite drive
lots of power would be nice if the
power went to all 4 wheels though and
the best navigation system out there.
All in all you get a lot of bang for
your buck in terms of luxury customer
service and performance that I did not
think any other car offered.
Navigation & voice activation is great
it will do anything the car can do.
Set your temp go to a specific radio
station. Well done and laid out
interior design and 270Hp. Amazing
speakers sub could use an upgrade and
Mp3 option would be nice. Be prepared
to buy Dvd Audio though.
Would like to see all Wheel drive
Version like the G35X 60/40 Split Rear
Would be nice as well. For all the
things to car does being totally voice
activated automatic headlamps would be
The ride is very harsh, brought about
by racy tires etal, much harder than an
Accord. These tires result in a wider
turning radius over the Accord which
makes it hard to manuver in tight
spaces. The windows on both front
sides rattle which would never happen
on an Accord. While we like the TL,
Honda needs to turn up the quality
button. We also have an Accord V6.
Nice dash and controls. Handling is
excellent but much too harsh.
Improve ride comfort and tighten up
windows and other quality items.
This was our 3rd (and last). The first two never had a warranty issue. The 2004 is a mess. Have had all kind of problems with the 2004 TL. Acura was using defective Firestone EL42 and ended up replacing all 4 tires. The car could hardly be driven over 35 mph for about a month after delivery. It had some engine problems. Was 4 days at the shop. Recently the passenger window would no go up. Another day at the shop. We contacted Acura after delivery regards the tire issue. I was never contacted by their local rep. Took Acura to arbitration. Don't bother as the process favors the manufacturer. In short, we got stuck with a lemon and Acura was arrogant in its response to our complaints.
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