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40,000 mile follow-up post
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By ah7771
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2007 Acura TL Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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40k miles and no problems except for battery dying, but Acura replaced it free. This car runs as well as it did when it was brand new. I'm reading a lot of posts complaining about squeaks/rattles but on mine, it's minimal. Since buying this car, I did drive a friend's G35 which definitely has better acceleration off the line. However, the interior trim and lower cost of the TL still makes it the right choice in my book. One negative think I agree with is the ipod connector. I honestly didn't even know it existed until reading these posts because it's in such obscure location.


Best Features

The car just puts everything at your finger tips (except ipod jack) and you feel safe/secure. The fuel economy is up to 25 average, which is outstanding.


Worst Features

Maybe a 6 speed at. That could close the performance gap with competitors.


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


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This car has done what I thought was impossible. It's taken the fun out of driving. Outward visibility is useless. It's like living/driving in a cave. The all-back interior is hearse-like and depressing. The transmission is wonky. It has an impossible-to-read mind of its own. The suspension. Don't get me started. It can't decide whether it's a sports car or a sedan. The gas mileage is horrible. Sitting at idle in heavy traffic, you can watch the needle on the gas gauge slip down, down, down. The HVAC controls are confusing.


Best Features

So far, no major quality or maintenance concerns.


Worst Features

Scrap it. Start all over. I see the new models are in the showroom. I haven't bothered to look at them. My last Honda product -- ever.


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