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2006 Acura TL

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By bryncerdd
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2006 Acura TL 4dr Sedan w/Nav System (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This is my second Acura, purchased (similar to its predecessor) for the value per dollar spent. IMHO, its handling approaches the best among others in this price class. I have not had the long enough to comment on its reliability, but if past experience is an indicator, it should do very well. Thus far, I'm a happy camper.


Favorite Features

Seats are comfortable and supportive; handling very good; brakes are great; roomy interior, very adequate trunk.


Suggested Improvements

Transmission should not shift down so easily in 4th and 5th gears; engine has sufficient power to avoide lugging. Ventilation OK, but earlier models of Acura were superior in this quality in that they wwere more simple and direct.


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Excellent Car, Excellent Value
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By TonyR
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2006 Acura TL 4dr Sedan w/Nav System (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

After spending 2 months deciding which car to buy, settled on TL with 6MT/Nav. Had to have a 4 door in case children were coming along for the ride. Have driven for a week and am very happy with the choice. Love the outside look and inside is very tasteful and luxurious feeling. Navigation/Bluetooth/Handsfree system works flawlessly. Just make sure your phone is supported for the Bluetooth. Engine is smooth and has plenty of power. 6-speed has excellent shift quality. 6MT also includes Brembo brakes in the front and limited-slip differential. In my opinion, the combination of features/quality cannot be touched at this price.


Favorite Features

Engine/transmission combo, Progamability of features, Navigation/Bluetooth/Handsfree system, inside/outside looks


Suggested Improvements

Get rid of the stupid screen on the Nav that comes on every time you start the car and have to hit OK. This screen also takes too long to start. Sound quality on AM/FM should be better. IPOD jack should be standard.


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BMW vs TL - which one?
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By ap
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2006 Acura TL 4dr Sedan w/Nav System (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I have had a BMW 328/330Ci over the last 10 years. I almost purchased the 2006 330i, agonized and "setteled" for the TL as it was $10k cheaper. First, if you like to drive hard in the country or town, the BMW can't be touched, period. After that, the TL is the best combination of value, reliability, performace that I have found. As I drive mostly highway mileage now, I would continue to choose the TL over the BMW. Torque steer, front wheel drive, turning circle detract from an otherwise great car.


Favorite Features

Must get the navigation system. Interior is comfortable and pleasent. Excellent passing power.


Suggested Improvements

XM with 30 minute memory and stock ticker. Key fob is terrible, rear window shade, very poor FM reception


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Exceptional Value and Best Performance
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By Very Satisfied
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2006 Acura TL 4dr Sedan w/Nav System (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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No other vehicle I tried compares to the overall satisfaction the TL delivers. From the drive out price to the fuel economy and the sheer joy behind the wheel I would reccommend a TL to anyone (several friends are in one now too). It has the handling of a BMW for about a third less the cost!


Favorite Features

The Navigation system and sound systems are both superior to the other cars I looked at.


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Great Fun To Drive
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By Greg M.
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2006 Acura TL 4dr Sedan w/Nav System (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Have enjoyed car very much. Was best value for money that I found after comparing Lexus, Cadillac and Infinity. Has a few flaws but overall excellent car that I really enjoy driving. Definately feel it was a good value. Car sells itself in test drive. Interior quality is Great! Love the sound system.


Favorite Features

Build quality, fit and finish are excellent. Interior is more attractive and well designed than most vehicles of any price. Utilized high quality; soft feel leathers and vinyls; no cheap plastics and coordination of aluminum and wood trim is sharp. Put real wood shifter on mine-looks and feels great


Suggested Improvements

Heated seats (which was very important to me) are practilly useless. Very little heat- dealer says they know but unfortunately can't improve. Mileage is far less than advertised. About 17 mpg (combined). Door handles aren't well placed. Hard to grab when opening and closes on your leg. Needs Onstar.


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