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The Best Car I've Ever Driven
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By Aristides
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2008 Acura TL 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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This vehicle is the best value for the money out there. There are no options, enhancements or suggestions that I could make to improve this vehicle. The interior and exterior design is superior and unfortunately, not matched by their 2009 TL entry. No problems whatsoever at 12,500 miles to date.


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The entire car package


Worst Features

None


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Problems with Acura
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By sjb7
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2008 Acura TL 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I purchased a new (25 miles on it) 2008 Acura TL in early December. After driving the car for two weeks and 2000 miles the cam shaft seized and required 20 days of repair time. Understanding that this is not common at all I asked Acura for a replacement and they tried to get me to agree to an extended warranty and to wash their hands of liability. Acura has been terrible to work with and this is my first and last Acura solely because of how I have been treated. If you are in the market for a new car please consider all your options and keep in mind that Acura will not help you if you are sold a car with problems.


Best Features

We love the looks of our Acura.


Worst Features

Acura needs to consider customer service and appreciation. They do not care about you after you buy a car from them.


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Love the TL
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By Daniel
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2008 Acura TL 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I drove a 2005 Honda Accord V6 before the TL and was so happy with the performance and reliability that I had to stay in the Honda family. There was a little buyers remorse b/c I didn't feel comfortable spending this amount of money on a car but I can honestly say I am very happy with the 08 TL. This car rides smooth and I love the interior. The navigation is wonderful with all its capabilities and voice recognition works pretty well. And, best of all the resell value is great for these cars. If I have one complaint it would be the rattles from the interior... they come and go as they please. But, I can deal with it if this is all I am unhappy about.


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Hard to beat
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By Mark in Tulsa
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2008 Acura TL 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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The car is hard to beat. I compared it with a wide variety of cars, the Jetta, BMW 328i, Lexus RX330, Infiniti G35, and Honda Accord. I kept coming back to this one as the standard. It met all my expectations and the value is definitely there. It's not the most exciting car, but it's very handsome, and it suits my driving style just fine. The ride is nice, I love the nav and reverse camera, and the interior is gorgeous. I think there are a few problems with rattles, but other than that, it's hard to find fault.


Best Features

I highly recommend getting the navigation. It completely changes the character of the car. I also like the fit and finish quality of the interior.


Worst Features

I don't like the way the trip odo, trip computer, tire pressure gauge, outside temp, etc. are all combined into one display, so you have to thumb thru the menus to get to whatever you want to see. I think outside temperature needs a permanent display. Also, there are more rattles than I expected.


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Glad I did not wait for 2009 TL
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By Blah Blah
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2008 Acura TL Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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Love the car! Midnight Black with dark interior and 6-speed. This card flies and is a blast to drive. Love the standard gadgets. This makes the buying experience very easy.


Best Features

Sound/nav functionality, performance, interior design/layout.


Worst Features

18" wheels standard, More robust rear spoiler or loose it. AWD. More interior color combinations w/Type S.


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