By Nicolas in Montreal on
Vehicle2007 Acura TL Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
ReviewSubtle sporty looks combined with a power-plant befitting Honda’s “no boring drives” slogan. The manufacturer’s strong credentials and this car’s appeal made me give-up my beloved Accord EX V6 (1998, good low-profile tires). With the Type-S, I got a faster, safer and more luxurious car. Normal driving is smooth, but floor it and WOW! Which brings me to the torque steer issue: not a problem unless you want a race car. I put the VSA (vehicle stability assist) system of the Type-S through a real-life test on an icy parking lot this winter, and at 80km it kept the car on track by activating alternatively the rear brakes when I steered heavily in an attempt to get it to skid. Canadian-winter approved!
Best FeaturesPrecise handling, comfortable seats (spouse's opinion too), strong headlights, reclining mirrors on reverse, 3.5 L V6 combined with paddle shifters, 10 months of ownership and no major hassle.
Worst FeaturesFree downloadable GPS content to self-burn on CD would be nice! Easier to access mp3 plug-in jack.
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