2007 Acura TL 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
This car has about as much fun as you do. It corners nimble and stays on line in the direction it is pointed. The suspension gets into front and rear tires when tight cornering and launches the car out of the turns into the straights with positive acceleration pushing you back into the seat.
Other than driving the car, the stereo system with the surround system is exceptional. The nav system is no slouch and quite intuitive.
If they were to come up with a rear wheel drive model who knows how many of these cars would be sold!
This car is great. I had a 2004 Infiniti G35 and this car tops it by far. The interior has more room (I am 6'4"). I have plenty of head room and ample leg room. The stereo and nav is top notch. And the seats are very supportive and comfortable. The power on the Type S is very solid. Though one thing I miss is the rear wheel drive on the G35. But, besides that this car is very fun to drive.
It would be great if they would make this rear wheel drive. Make the rims 18 or 19 inch on the type S.
Bought this car because of its design and reliability. The second week I had ignition problem, which was fixed by the dealer. The car drives well and I feel very secure behind the wheel. But, the squeaks and the little noises drive me crazy. With every additional mile, the noises increase exponentially. The noise problem is present in every heavy car. I had a GS before, which was no stranger to the constant sounds but the noises are profoundly present in this car more than others. I would think again before buying this car again.
All the standard features and the stability control.
Improve the noises. The suspension is too tight which I think is part of the reason for the sounds.
Tried all the competition and chose this car, for it's the most balanced auto in terms of price, quality, engine, transmission, power, options, etc. Nice car no doubt!
Of course, this sofisticated voice command, HFL, and navigation with the rear view camera; tape / CD, sound quality, etc.
I wish the front bumper and grille were made of a better qualtiy material. Also, a couple of more inches of head room and maybe shoulder room as well, why not? For 6' tall guys like myself it's not exactly comfortable.. Also, the wheels look ok, but not really aggressive and sporty as they should be
With 12,000 miles on the TL: Good points - the car runs better now - improvements in both gas mileage (31 MPG straight highway trip) and a smoother shifting transmission (too much shift shock before). Bad points - the car developed various squeaks and rattles over the last 11 months - glovebox, center speaker, driver vent, instrument cluster, etc. - most of them now fixed. The colder weather has brought an annoying driver's door & window rattle. The interior headliner (roof) was replaced twice due to its two layers separating. Also, knowing the Acura service department employees on a first name basis is getting old. I prefer just oil change visits like with my previous 2 Acuras.
Same as before.
Getting rid of all the squeaks and rattles - priceless! More attention to detail with respect to interior build, assembly & quality control would be appreciated. Squeaks and rattles are extremely annoying as are frequent dealer visits. Acura, please take note for your upcoming 2009 redesign.