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Why I chose this Acura but not others
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By BMR ETR
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2007 Acura TL Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This is my 2nd TL - love the style. Also have a 2003 G35 which I'm thinking of trading but in no way will I buy the new 2009 TL. It's become one of the ugliest new vehicles on the road (also heavier & bloated). I think acura's 25 year old 2009 vehicle designer needs some design school mentoring. Also the new ZDX not only has the ugly front but it also has an "asteck" type rear. 5 of my professional colleagues who now have Acura's will not come back to the new - gen. quirky styles. Too bad; it's really a good engineered vehicle; but then so are many of it's competitors. The G37 stats will blow out the new TL stats - and it's not UGLY. Disappointed in Acura.


Best Features

Love the exterior (European type) design. Interior is great as well. It's well proportioned in its design / details.


Worst Features

Start over again on the next gen of Acura designs. They have more unnecessary curves and points as any good design professional well tell Acura. Acura has copied many design ideas for 2009 except they forgot to stop designing.


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Rolling perfection
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By Blacura
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2007 Acura TL Sedan 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I cross shopped all the others in this class (Lexus, Infiniti, even BMW and Mercedes) I couldn't get anywhere close to the options for the money. This car comes loaded for less. The build quality is great, the engineering in this vehicle is superb. They thought of everything. Every surface has a pleasant texture, the switches and knobs operate perfectly with weighted balance. The Navi is a must, it transforms the experience in the car. Others just have a moving map of sorts, this becomes the control center for the car. Audio, climate, everything. You can use conventional buttons, touch screen or voice commands. Handles and drives well for a larger car. Very sharp design inside and out.


Best Features

I enjoy the touch screen navi and voice activation of just about everything. Lots of little things, like the way the doors are hinged, they will close by themselves once you get the hang of it. Very slick design. Window/roof control from the(switchblade) keyfob. ELS is the best I have heard in a car.


Worst Features

Not much to list here, I would have preferred if all of the interior lights had the same brilliant blue look as the gauges. Keyless operation, push button start and door lock/unlock. USB input instead of only AUX. All very minor design choices (not mistakes) I'm sure to help drive the cost down.


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75% Perfect
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By AlmostPerfect
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2007 Acura TL Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Oh, our beloved TL. Your misgivings are few, but substantial. We've owned the car for 28mos/24k now. Designed and destined for success in a "North America-Only" market, I feel it's a moderate success. Unlike some competitors, the cup holders really work; The seats and driving position are magnificent for those of larger proportions; The stereo is phenomenal; Fuel economy is above average; the 'value' equation is substantial. The shortfalls, however, drive us insane. The 45-series tires seem to have temper tantrums with the suspension tuning. The steering is incredibly vague and twitchy off-center. The transmission is clunky and crude. Low-end power is absent. Wouldn't buy another.


Best Features

Overall comfort/driving position; "Americanized" ergonomics and features; Sound system; Highway fuel economy (for a large car), value for the $$$.


Worst Features

Feels like an old British transmission; Either use tires with a larger sidewall or stiffen the suspension; "wake up" the steering (no road feel at all); Improve low-end power; Allow 2 modes for VSA (it intervenes late and abruptly).


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Rattle Trap
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By Rattle Trap
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2007 Acura TL Sedan 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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For a luxury car, the TL performs well, but is under-powered compared to others in the same class like the Infiniti G35 and the BMW 3 series. The suspension and handling is impressive at the expense of a smooth ride and a very poor turning radius. The 07 automatic transmission is less responsive than what I would expect from a luxury car Trim and paint quality is no better than the paint used on Honda cars while paint on the Infiniti is better. Road noise and rattles are the biggest issues with this model and Acura and Honda in general. There are known rattles in the 2007 TL many coming from the window sills front and back. Most do not happen all the time thus hard to trouble shoot


Best Features

Stereo, handling and bluetooth.


Worst Features

Fix the rattles. Acura needs to take care of customers like Infiniti does. Don't treat Acura customers like Honda customers. Need to step it up and stand behind products more than just with warranty.


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Navigation freezing up
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By NAVIGATION
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2007 Acura TL Sedan 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I love my Acura, but been having things go wrong; Navigation has been replaced once already, and now is still freezing up. Dealer says not sure what problem is. A lot of rattles inside cabin, Engine panels are being scratched by hood, along with the strut hood support. Plastic caps on door, and door panels rattle loose, plastic covering comes off on door pockets. Front grill piece of Acura logo, starting to rust. Why did they put a tape cassette player in it? Plugging in i-POD cable a joke and hard to operate when wire is snaked through arm rest. Why put heated seat buttons near cup holder? Coin collector keeper comes loose all the time when arm rest lifts up.


Best Features

The x-m radio is a must in every vehicle. Fast acceleration is great. Looks of ACURA TL, are eye catching.


Worst Features

Why the cassette player? Heated seat buttons near cup holder? A disaster waiting to happen with wires if something spills in control. I-Pod wiring in arm rest is not helpful at all. Needs easier access for cigarette lighter plug in.


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