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2005 Acura TL

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By VeniceCA
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2005 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Bought new in March 2005. Very good looking car in and out (better in my opinion than the new model). Very reliable, only repair was A/C at 25k miles. Love the big touchscreen nav system that you can operate while moving, new models may have better graphics but non-touchscreen is MUCH less convenient. Performance is decent, needs more low end power and the transmission is slow to shift. Handling is good, but nose scrapes too much on driveway inclines, which reduces confidence in maneuvering and turning radius is about 4 feet too wide.


Favorite Features

Interior and exterior design, bluetooth, nav system, comfortable seats, very reliable


Suggested Improvements

Smaller turning radius, more nose clearance, more low end power, more aggressive automatic shifts


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Excellent Overall Package
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Illinois Flatlander
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2005 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I have had this car for 3 1/2 problem free years and believe that it is a great value for its price. I get 20 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway which is very acceptable for a car with this size engine and its performance. The experience with the dealership in regards to service has been better than it has been with any other brand vehicle I had in the past.


Favorite Features

Excellent sound system, smooth & quiet engine, cockpit layout, Bluetooth connectivity, easy to use navigation system, overall design.


Suggested Improvements

No auxiliary input for the radio, 5 speed automatic transmission gear changes take too long especially in manual mode, rain sensing wipers, engine low-end torque


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The nav system is tied into the radio/CD
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By jzucco
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2005 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I love the car but it is now 2009 and the nav system no longer works. H2O damage most likely due to condensation sense it is in the trunk. Now that the nav no longer works my entire console is worthless. No DVD/CD, radio works but don't know the station. Only solution from Acura is to purchase a new 3k nav system. I would not buy this or any vehicle that ties all these system together like this because there is no aftermarket solution and you are stuck with a 3k bill just to listen to a DVD!! I am not happy. I filed a complaint with Acura but they do not have a solution. This is a severe design flaw!


Favorite Features

I have the 6 speed, and it is a ton of fun to drive.


Suggested Improvements

Change the design of the nav/radio system


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Perfect Acura mixture
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By Paul Ferny
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2005 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Have basic model in automatic. Driven for 4 yrs now. Excellent car - good performance and build quality. Highs - quality feel, good acceleration (in manual mode in auto), good mpg on highway (about 30), sticks to road akin to European car. Lows - initial tires were Michelins and awful - rapid wear and no grip in rain or snow (bloody dangerous after 20k on slick/poor quality roads in frosty Winnipeg), mpg in city not great (about 15-18).


Favorite Features

Build quality, safety (with replacement tires), sporty suspension and easily delivered acceleration for over-taking. Added cold air intake ($200) - did improve mpg on highway and changed exhaust note under high demand from sounding like a strangled cat to that of a roaring lion!


Suggested Improvements

AWD and decent ultra high performance all season radials would have been great additions.


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First Time
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By First Acura
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2005 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Just bought a 2005 TL, it only had 16k miles on it, which is the main reason I bought it. I have driven nothing but SUVs and jeeps, so I was nervous about a car, but this thing rocks. It handles well, it is comfortable and looks great. I love it.


Favorite Features

XM radio ready, sport wheels, sleek design.


Suggested Improvements

Read defrost takes longer than I would like, city gas MPG could be improved.


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