2010 Acura TL Sedan SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)
I took delivery on 3/1/2010 and have put 22K on the car since. Overall I love the car and think it is an amazing value.
BUT...the car has a noise that is related to tire speed. It ranges from the sound of a thousand crickets to something that sounds like a squealing belt. Of course every time I take it to the dealer, they canít hear it, or by the time they have someone that can ride with me, the noise subsides. Iím concerned that they will not get it fixed before the warranty is up.
The dealer mentioned that they are replacing a lot of the AWD shafts due to noise but he didn't think that was my problem.
I love the tech package (navi, backup camera, USB, TLS sound, etc.) interior comfort (seats stearing wheel, etc.), and SH-AWD.
Must have a 6-speed transmission. I drove from Cincy to Miami via Tampa and back averaging 80mph and the best I could average was 23mpg.
At 80-85mph it turns well over 2200 RPM. Way too many for a car with +300hp. The 5 speed transmission also has a spot near 40-ish where it wonít downshift and it makes that ďIím strugglingĒ sound until I give it a little more gas and force it to downshift.
The Bluetooth is does not work well when answering a call. Dialing out works like a charm but successfully answering an incoming call is 50-50. I always have to be ready to grab the phone at the last second because the BT will not answer even though I'm pounding on the pickup button.
I bought my Acura TL about 1 year ago.
I did the auto research on Edmunds and test drove similar cars from other manufacturers (BMW, Infinity, Audi, Mercedes, etc.).
Not only did I find the Acura TL to be the most fun to drive (the Infinity was a close second) but the price made it by far the best deal.
I have not been disappointed.
The car drives great - it is a pleasure.
I recommend it highly.
It is quick and quite fast; handles like a dream around town and on the road; has a marvelous sound system; has very nice amenities (I love the tinted mirrors, the bluetooth, heated seats, etc,); is very comfortable; and I suppose above all it just seems to fit.
This car needs another gear for highway speeds.
2010 Acura TL Sedan Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Rattle in the area of forward roof or moon roof area. Had the car to the dealer 3 xs for the same problem. They had the car for 4 days working on the problem. They corrected it by spraying some type of form between outer and iner roof. The rattle is back again (2 months later) worse this time and more so when the sun shade is back and weather is cooler. Going back to the dealer again next week. The rattle and noise is so annoying that you don't enjoy the car. For the price of this car not real happy.
Comfort of seats. Nav system very useful and easy.
Fix the roof rattle and road noise. Other wise a good car.
Man. This car is fantastic! I love the awkwardly beautiful looks on the exterior and the well laid out interior. I cross-shopped several cars in the luxury and near luxury segment and the Acura TL came out on top easily. For the price you get so many things standard, including leather seats, Ipod connectivity, Hands Free Link, Garage Door Link, Heated front seats to name a few things. All this in the base model. And the car drives like a dream. Very responsive in day to day driving. Just a great car all around.