Own two 99 TLs and enjoy them immensely. Powerful engine, great acceleration. One car has NAV and that's fun. The 99 model NAV unit uses a hard drive and you need 7 cards for the US or you can reprogram the hard drive if you have the CD and a laptop. In 2000, Acura went to a DVD format and it's much better. Only gripe are the seats, good leather but very uncomfortable, too hard and not quite wide enough. Only mechanical problem is one car seems to keep warping the rotors and I think I will upgrade the rotors and pads next brake job. Requires premium fuel but get 23 city, 30 highway. Great entry level luxury car for the money
After purchasing this high mile car we knew it was an overlooked and underated car. Highway travel is phenomenal great mileage about 27-28 mpg. Noise is minimal and very smooth. City driving yields less mpgs however still decent @ 21mpg. Great handling good passing power and engine is silent even when tested. That engine is bulletproof! The tranny shifted great even through 160k miles of usage, wow! Ergonomics top notch along with a plethora of standard equipment, it blows away the rest of the class. No problems with anything all electronics and mechanics still chugging along!
Durability of the engine, reliability of everything. Very good xenons even though they are not projector lamps.
Why would Acura surround the leather seats with vinyl? Does not make sense because they wear and tear very quickly compared to the superiority of leather. A little more legroom in back would be nice.
This Acura is a benchmark for value & rigid construction. Excellent feel & bang for the buck. Offers many standard features that are often expensive options on other entry luxury sedans. Decent mileage & get go for its not too powerful 3.2 4 speed auto trans. Even though only 4 speed still a performer. Ride is compliant & quiet, not Lexus quiet but defintely more fun. Engine is top notch, idles silently after +150k miles! Longevity of electronics, mechanics, etc. are phenomenal! Only problem we had was a clogged EGR port that was easily taken care of @ the dealer. Love it so much we went out & got the beautiful '06 TL. Just watch out for the trans. problems from 2000-2003 thats all.
Everything included as standard like xenon lighting, heated leather & outside mirrors. Reliability & excellent track record of minimal problems. The engine needs absolutely nothing over its life beyond typical maintenance, idles & revs silently. The manual option for the trans. is extra excitement.
Actually have to really think about this, perhaps adding a little more low end sound to the bose stereo and update the CD player to accommodate all CD-Rs and MP3s. Further differentiate its appearance from the Accord.