In first 11 months car was back to the dealer for 34 business days for repairs. While the car has some zip, many problems have plagued this car. Engine would not turn over 3x and have replaced 3 batteries due to short in Hands Free Link and took dealer 2 times to correct the problem. Car alarm chip has been replaced 2x as alarm goes off randomly. Trunk latch has broken 2x and replaced by the dealer. Car handles well in warm weather but does not handle snow well at all. Expected a better experience for the price I paid for the vehicle.
XM radio and spacious seating.
Push button gas gap release, outlets hard to access, heating and AC flows take longer than expected, interior door panel fabric dent easily.
Had the car for a year now, it's a huge step up from the Accord I was previously driving. It's a great deal, the competition costs thousands more for the same features. Gas mileage is great too, on a 500 mile road trip I averaged 34 MPG! This car isn't for everyone though. Those looking for the ultimate sports sedan (think BMW minded buyers) will say it's FWD and not sporty enough. Those wanting a cushy serene ride (think Lexus ES) will say it's too sporty and has too much road noise. You can't please everyone but for me this car is what I consider to be an ideal blend of everything. It doesn't excel at any one particular thing but does everything very well.
The engine is great, not really torquey but once you get moving you'll hit redline very fast. I've timed 0-60 at about 7 seconds flat, a bit quicker if you shift yourself. The sound system is terrific, the cabin is spacious, HID headlights are great, won't drive a car with halogens ever again.
Fix the rattles - my Honda was far worse but I didn't expect a 34K car to have rattles. They are minor and aren't always noticeable but they are still annoying. Only other thing would be AWD to help traction (especially in snow) and eliminate that squirrelly torque steer!
2007 Acura TL Sedan 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
Over the last 4800 miles, the computer tells me I'm averaging 28MPG. Nothing wrong with that. Getting a fuel warning at 13 gallons is annoying; dealer tells me it can't be fixed. Otherwise, this is a great car - wonderful integration of electronic and mechanical bits, thoughtfully engineered, quick and comfortable. This is my fourth Acura (2 TLs, 2 MDXs) and I've never been left by the side of the road, something my BMW-owning friends can't say Plus, my TL will suck the doors off a 528, sounds just as good doing it, and costs 10 grand less similarly equipped.
Sound system with XM, bluetooth, drive train, backup camera, touchscreen and voice command