I have now had this car for exactly one year and can honestly say I am as excited to drive this car today as I was a year ago. Be advised that I am a very picky person but cannot think of any complaints about this car. It is a comfortable ride, very quiet. It is also very quick and loves to corner fast (as do I). Last, it has a very organized interior layout that is intuitive and exceeds my needs. I just went with my girlfriend as she test drove an '02 BMW 3330xi ($30K). I realize it's a beemer, but truthfully, my TL is just as nice, just as sporty and cheaper. She even is wondering why she doesn't get a TL instead and save some $. Great car, no regrets.
Handling is crisp (I had to give up eating in the car as the steering is way too sensitive to drive with my knees!!).
Headlights that automatically come on is the only thing I can think of.
My car usage is about 75% city, 25% highway, so I was being realistic when I predicted my MPG. The Acura TL is projected to get 21/29, but so far I've been getting a ridiculous 15.5 MPG, and needless to say, I am thoroughly disappointed. I was highly anticipating the relief in MPG, which was one of the deciding factors during my car-buying process, but 15.5 MPG is SUV territory. I feed my car the suggested 91 octane, I drive with a soft foot, and the A/C gets next to no use.
The car looks great inside and out. When detailed (washed/barred/polished/waxed), it's the hottest car on the road.
I know I'm a city driver but 15.5 MPG is unreasonable.
2006 Acura TL Sedan 4dr Sedan w/Nav System (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
After reviewing the history and consumer reports on these cars I was sold before ever driving one. This car has more bells and whistles than you can imagine. Quick and sleek, plenty of power when you need it. This by far is the most awesome car I have ever owned or driven. Have had it a month and still get excited about driving it. You will love this car!!!!!!
I loved this car for the 1st 18 months I owned this car except for the over weight front doors that are out of balance. Performance, comfort, handling, gas mileage and overall looks were all great. Last summer it stopped fully cooling down on hot days. I took it in for warranty service 3 times and they said it was working as designed. Really sad, now I'm trying to get rid of it. You can't have a car with bad air in Arizona during the summer.
Plenty of power even if they over rated it.
Fix the front door balance...they did in the new 2009 as well as a new air conditioning system.
Under my "Suggested Improvements" Mystery solved on the seat that kept sliding back when I got in, making me have to reset to my auto-setting. Dealer had only given me one set of keys..keys are marked "Driver 1& 2"..I had Driver 2 key and my seat setting is for Driver 1. Got both sets now..so when you open car, or start it with key 1 or 2, corresponding seat setting applies automatically. So there is no problem with the seat backing up automatically, as I originally thought...only had to do with the key & driver settings matching up!