by cooldiesel on Jul 5, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan w/Navigation System (3.2L 6cyl 6M)
I bought my 2005 Acura TL with about 90K miles on it. For the most part the car is fantastic, feels very high quality and rides excellent. At 80 MPH - typical cruising speed in Los Angeles when not stuck in traffic - the car feels as if it is on rails, and is very quite.
on internet forums have complained about squeeks and rattles from the windows in
the doors when driving. I have found that this is true, but not to the point where it is a problem.
The 6-speed transmission model which I have is probably not the best. The shifter is clunky, and the engine not suited to a manual since it has very little low-end torque.
by sleeper22 on Jan 6, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
I bought my 05 TL with a little over 54,000 miles. It now has 105,000 miles.
The 3rd generation TL's are very good cars. Comfortable, quiet, roomy, refined and I like the FWD because we do get snow here in KY. I just did the timing belt replacement (almost $1000 at dealer) so guess I will be keeping it for awhile.
I really like the TL as in my opinion gets great gas mileage for a car that performs this well. I average 22-24mpg combined and anywhere from 28-33mpg highway. The only complaints I have are the brakes. They perform well but rotors tend to warp easily and the calipers went bad around 95,000 miles.
Other than this the TL is probably the best car I have owned.
by bradyoung on Dec 10, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
I bought this car brand new back in 2005.
Mechanically it's worked great.
I've only had to do basic maintenance on the car such as batteries, belts, fluids, etc.
I did have a power steering hose to begin leaking that I had repaired.
6 months later I get a recall notice from Acura and they reimburse me for the cost of the repairs and install a new power steering hose.
This car now has 162,000 miles on it and it's doing great.
I just wish the newer TL's looked as good because I would buy another.
The only down side has been tire wear.
This car does like to go through some tires about every 25 to 30K miles.
The tire wear is based upon normal driving.