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Great Buy
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By sramanathan
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2012 Acura TL Sedan Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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I did ton of research before buying this car. This is the best luxury car in terms of price that pretty much gives you an interior spacing of BMW 5 series for the price of 3 series. Absolute pleasure driving it. After buying it had to take it for a 1000 mile round trip drive, felt no pain or fatigue as compared to the other cars I had driven. Rear view cameras are good. Other than that nothing really great about the tech package.


Best Features

1. Seating ergonomics 2. Audio 3. Voice activated commands 4. Smooth steering. 5. Big wide screen in dash. Looks sophisticated and modern


Worst Features

1. Trunk space. Fits only 1 standard size check-in baggage. If you have 2 large bags, rather use a cab as you dont want your leather seats spoiled. Wierd V-shaped trunk interior looks big in the mouth but bottle necks making most space unusable. 2. GPS. Absolutely PATHETIC. Acura needs to co-ordinate with Garmin or TomTom or any decent GPS companies and get their navigation system sorted out. To make their "tech package" really worth the money, this absolutely needs to be fixed.


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Satisfied new lease owner
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By hcpsmarshall
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2012 Acura TL Sedan Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Car handles well and is impressively equipped with the technology package. The sound system is great as is the voice command. The number of buttons can be daunting, but I find them useful. Styling is good and overall it is a great value, especially for a lease.


Best Features

Tech package includes backup camera, 5.1 surround sound system, impressive on screen data including weather and traffic info. Leather is soft and interior is stylish, especially at night. Styling is drastically improved for 2012. The fact that you don't need to insert or use the key to enter and start is extremely convenient. Auto dimming rearview and tinted side mirrors help at night.


Worst Features

Exterior could use more work to make it more of a luxury car and less looking like the Corolla. Driver's seat needs more adjustment options for comfort, especially for a shorter driver. Install sub in console or under seat in middle of cabin for better effect. Front parking sensors needed. Need larger opening for trunk and fold-down seats are a must. Power and steering around curves are somewhat limited in this model from what I can tell so far.


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Wish Had Not Purchased Tech Package!
1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By rfghmd
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2012 Acura TL Sedan Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Had an Altima that had better electronics and it was 4 yrs old. The dealer and Acura dont seem to care to even discuss it. The $4000 really could have been better spent. GPS unreliable. Auto door unlock feature slow and undependable. And the air cond is terrible! The bluetooth constantly switches w/o warning to the handset. BTW, they even registered my name wrong with their website and still dont have it fixed.


Best Features

Power, Quiet ride.


Worst Features

Get rid of chrome on hood and trunk. Improve the electronics!


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GPS Prolems
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By rb1028
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2012 Acura TL Sedan Advance Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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I like this car but the GPS drives me nuts. The GPS keeps voicing I'm on an unverified road. These streets have been here for over 30 years! This is so annoying especially if I'm on my cell phone or enjoying music. The dealership, Ft. Wayne Acura, continues to tell me that Acura is aware of the problem and will fix it but they don't. For a car I've paid over $40K to own I think it should have a GPS which functions properly. Additionally, it wants to route me in all sorts of crazy directions. Acura says it's because I live in a city of 10,000 but all my other cars including my Camry have absolutely no GPS problem.


Best Features

It's a nice mix of comfort and sport.


Worst Features

The GPS really, really, really is horrible. Plus they don't fix it even after they admit it has problems. If you buy this car be aware you may have extreme GPS problems if you live in or drive to a small city of 10,000 or so. Their GPS does not thoroughly support anything but larger cities.


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excellent car
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Al2012
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2012 Acura TL Sedan SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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I owned 2008 TL-S and the new car is a substantial improvement over previous model. Could use a more adjustable positions for driver seat as an extra option(I would buy it) - 18 ways as Lexus. Steering wheel adjustments should be automated and should be part of the driver memory positions. Also, the leather on the steering wheel is horrible - it feels dry and does not offer comfortable grip - I think it is even dangerous, especially if your hands are dry. I had to get wood grain option. I missed having two front compartments from my old TL-S. Otherwise it is an excellent car and a joy to drive. Good job Acura engineers - very competitive car.


Best Features

all wheel drive terrific sound system start/stop buttons look and feel price handling


Worst Features

steering wheel leather does not offer reliable grip especially for people with dry hands(dangerous) steering wheel column should be moved automatically and be part of the driver position memory(basic attribute of the luxury car), could be extra option on advanced package, i would pay for it As an option the car should offer 18-way adjustable driver seats(advanced attribute of the luxury car)


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