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Happy Acura TL owner
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By riphraph
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2008 Acura TL 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

No manufacturer has yet to build the perfect car (or everyone would drive that one car) but the Acura TL line comes close in the important categories. Best in safety, styling and reliability. Am impressed with the luxury. Seems like most of the displeasure on the sites deal with issues with uncooperative dealerships. Hint. You can go to the Honda dealers for service if needed. Have been getting 23 - 24 mph. Solidly built. Smart engineering, sensible appointments, solid door gaps. It's a Honda after all. Low cost to own when compared to similar cars (Lexus IS350 and Infiniti G37 - try getting same upgrades for same $$) or BMW 323i (expensive to own)Front wheel drive takes some getting used to


Best Features

Sensible and functional Navi system. Large trunk, good leg room. Engine has plenty of power. Sleek styling. great upgrades for simple price point. Never fails to impress people who are sitting in an Acura for the first time. Styled for people who want a relationship with their cars. Good leg room in back seats. All dash and Navi controls make sense to me.


Worst Features

TL's gas pedal seems tight. Steering can be tricky if you aren't used to it. Curb weight might be too heavy. Interior lighting could be better. Nothing a LCD bulb upgrade can't fix though. Do I really need a cassette player?


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Heating and a/c system
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By b927
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2008 Acura TL 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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My heating and a/c system continues to fail. After running for 30 minutes the actual cabin temperature goes to about 65 in the winter and 84 in the summer. It doesn't matter where I set the temperature or what mode I shift into, the temperature stays the same. I've taken it to the dealer 5 times and left it there for days, with no fix. Finally I went to Acura Corp client relations for help. A totalwaste of time. I'm still under warranty> The biggest surprise to me has been the lack of concern or sense of urgency from Acura. I bought this car based on Acura's reputation. My experience makes me think they are resting on their laurels


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Will miss it
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By fav920
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2008 Acura TL 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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My lease is ending after 3yrs of ownership and I am sorry to see it go. I have considered buying it out, but I will be out of warranty. I have been searching for a CPO with low miles to purchase. I did not have ONE bad experience with this car, and although the new style is growing on me, the '08 is much nicer. Great looking, sporty driving, and 50,000 miles without having to replace brakes and/or tires! Thanks, Acura...


Best Features

Looks, fit and finish, paint quality, sportiness, ELS audio


Worst Features

IPOD jack easier to reach, regular fuel please


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2008 base TL
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By David
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2008 Acura TL 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I owned Acura TL 2008 new. Currently, it has 51300 miles and the check engine on. Brought to dealer (Open road acura on route 18 East Brunswick, NJ) they found codes:P0701 and P0704, cleared codes. After 24 h, the light is on again. I bought an OBD device checked with codes: P0300, P0301, P0304, P0306, P0701 and P0704. How could the dealer tech. missed these codes? The car have been at dealer since Nov. 10, 2010 and now Nov. 22, 2010. The car have not been fixed. Dealer told me they contacted Acura tech. but no solution. Acura tech couldn’t solved their on creation?


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ACURA TL Delivers...but check steering!!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Mike
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2008 Acura TL 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This is a GREAT car, loved it...was fun to drive. great looking exterior, sporty and modest. quick and agile. Overall very happy and will consider buying another TL. However, see issues below, cons....I had to return to shop 3 x for steering adjustments under service warantee..disappointing they did not catch it first two times.


Best Features

- Quick and agile angine and ability to switch to manual - exterior (front grill better than newer models) - sound system GREAT - simple use of key electronic features...just the right amount


Worst Features

- needs better turning radius - be aware that the front end of card is too low - split AC/hear does not work as effectively as other cars - had problems with steering - had to get it fixed - blue tooth is bad with i-phone (good with blackberry


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