1999 Acura TL Consumer Review: 10 years of ownership

1999 Acura TL - Consumer Review

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10 years of ownership
By JFD on


1999 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan


Best ownership experience imaginable. Very reliable car. Transmission replaced at 19k miles. Replacement 4A still going strong at 220k miles. We had a problem with warped rotors. Build quality is phenomenal. Nearly 10 years of New England and mostly Canadian winters and the car looks incredible inside, outside, and underneath. MPG usually mid-twenties US mpg, about 30 Canadian mpg. Commutes 250 miles at 80+ mph several times per week, plus longer highway trips. Durability of trim pieces is amazing. Engine bulletproof, very smooth, and adequately powerful. Vinyl on edge of driver's seat will tend to crack while leather still looks new. Highly recommended car.

Best Features

Reliability, durability, comfort, power, amount of standard equipment, very reasonable price. I like the admittedly conservative exterior styling, and 3rd-gen TL wheels/tires make the 2nd gens much more aggressive and broad-shouldered (lowering 1" strongly recommended). Good stereo.

Worst Features

Appearance of OE 16-inch wheels begins to degrade after exposure to just 1 winter of salty roads. Seats should be all leather. Better brakes.
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