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2008 Acura TL-S Auto
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By Howie - NJ
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2008 Acura TL Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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After researching several makes, Lexus, Infiniti, BMW, MB, etc., I purchased my TL-S in silver about one month ago. I wanted a 6 speed but they were hard to find so I took an automatic. I'm still getting used to driving the auto as well as front wheel drive after driving all wheel drive Audis for the last 8 years. Overall this car is great, no complaints so far. I love the styling of the interior and exterior and the gas mileage for an engine this size has been surprisingly good. On a recent trip (600 miles round trip) I averaged 33 mpg! This car offered by far the best bang for the buck.


Best Features

You gotta love the styling touches on the S type, quad exhaust, two tone seats (mine are black/silver), sport pedals, paddle shifters. The navigation works really well and audio features are great. Price of car was hard to beat with the incentives offered.


Worst Features

Not too much to complain about but the placement of the audio auxiliary jack for iPod, etc in the bottom of arm rest makes it very hard to reach. Also, why bother to include a tape player? Does anyone use them anymore? I also think the back-up camera is a bit of an overkill.


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Impressive
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By Bonsai77
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2008 Acura TL 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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For a base level sedan (w/navi) Acura certainly packs in the features. Voice recognition, rear view camera, GPS w/ real-time traffic option, sequential sport shifting. Low torque is the only drawback - though it's not enough to impede a speedy freeway entry or over-taking. The manual shifting more than compensates. General fit and finish - though well done - could use a little more of a solid feeling and refinement. Overall - very happy with the purchase.


Best Features

GPS, voice activated features, navigation place finder.


Worst Features

Fit and finish. Low end power.


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Nice Ride
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By WCM
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2008 Acura TL 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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This car is not perfect, but I love it. I like the driving/handling of the car. It feels tightly gripped to the road; pretty sturdy on turns. I've been averaging about 15-17 mpg in the city. This car likes to be driven out on the open road and highway, not stopping/starting, going over speed bumps, etc. I can't wait to take it out of the city to see what it can do. Love the on-board computer. Comfortable interior, too. Gadgets/ergonometry is not too hard to figure out, per editor's knock on this item. I would take this car over its competitors, a BMW or Lexus, any day of the week. Good value. Can't help but turn around and look at it, great styling.


Best Features

Handsfree Bluetooth; styling/build; Media options (AM/FM/XM radio, 6-disc CD system, MP3/iPod auxiliary connection, tape deck); on-board computer; Xenon headlights, etc.


Worst Features

Doors difficult to keep open when exiting, per earlier comment; DC outlets in difficult to reach positions; mpg in the city, some rattling.


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2008 Acura TL
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By john saltonstall
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2008 Acura TL 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I looked at Infiniti, BMW and Lexus before buying the Acura. They all have pros and cons. The value of the Acura is outstanding and the fit and finish is excellent. The 3.2l engine has plenty of power for my needs and the gas mileage is excellent on highway driving. The cabin is very quiet and the ride is smooth but not as cushy as the Lexus.


Best Features

I love the smooth engine and smooth shifting transmission. Great stereo.


Worst Features

The paint seems to chip easily, not as resilient as it could be.


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Excellent Purchase
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By CRPoore
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2008 Acura TL 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I have driven full and mid sized SUVs for years, but missed the fun of a bit of a "performance car" but still have a family now, so a 2 seater or 2 + 2 was out of the question. This is a great blend of functionality, luxury and performance. The list of standard features is staggering. When you compare this to a 3 series BMW you will find 40K plus to get close to the standard equipment on the TL, and that is with BMW's standard "leatherette" interior without upgrade. Yes, for those who have not researched it, real leather is NOT standard on a 3 series, you pay about $1,500 to get it. Now, at the very high end, BMW gets the performance nod, but for the average commuter, this is a win


Best Features

Navigation, bluetooth, voice activated features, real time traffic and accident information is unreal. Sound system is excellent.


Worst Features

Placement of the power ports is odd. Other than that, this car is a WINNER.


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