2012 Acura TL Consumer Review: Loooking forward to the 5G
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2012 Acura TL - Consumer Review

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Technology Package Sedan (3.5L V6 6-speed Automatic)

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Loooking forward to the 5G
By boe_d on

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2012 Acura TL Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

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I've been a big fan of Acura's for a long time. They have excellent build quality and do stand behind their products if there is an issue. The TL has always been enjoyable to drive. The 2G and 3G TL had electronics that were head and shoulders above the competition. The 3G was a significant step forward in exterior styling. I'll admit that unlike some fanboys, when a product has taken a step in the wrong direction, the 5G doesn't do Acura any service. The quality is still there but the styling is wretched. On the plus side the refresh shows they are at least willing to listen a little as the front end got snipped a bit. However there were many things wrong with the styling.

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Construction quality seems great Fun to drive

Suggested Improvements

Tweak the front end further looks like a pixar smiley car. Offer standard silver - not powder blue. make the turn signals look integrated - not just forward facing turn signals slapped on the mirrors. Rear end looks like a squished hatch for an SUV. Interior metalic accent looks cheap, tacky and clashes with the rest of the interior. NAV needs further improvement - better screen, better integration with outlook and pda phones, why not offer both touch and knob input? Sad when Ford NAVs seem more advanced. Put the AC seats in the tech package - throw the junk in the advanced package such as bigger rims, rice burner sound effects and a rear spoiler.
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