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2000 Acura TL

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Great value, cheap to keep
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By Bill
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2000 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan


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I purchased my 2000 TL new and have owned 8 1/2 yrs as of this writing. It's a terrific car overall. Solidly built, a great value, rock-solid reliability and just plain cheap to keep. I have 54,000 miles on the car and have replaced the tires twice, the front brakes once and have had all maintenance performed at Acura dealerships. Minor service intervals (every 3,500 miles) run less than $100 and majors run less than $200. My only real complaint concerns the rear door interior panels. A gap between the vinyl and the plastic part that contains the window up/down button has appeared at different times on both panels. One panel was replaced free of charge, but not the second one.


Best Features

Acceleration, handling, climate control system, interior roominess, Bose sound system, heated seats and mirrors, dealer service and attention to detail.


Worst Features

Road noise from the tires is transmitted into the cabin, limited choices for tires


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It won't let me by a new car!
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By playday rider
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2000 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan


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8 years ago it was time to get serious and buy a car I was going to keep for the next 8 years. Of course, we all say that, but how many of us keep a car that long. This car is the exception, not the rule. I love this car, always have. It drives as smooth and as quiet, and as much power and is as comfortable as when it was new, perhaps even more so. Well designed, perfect size and weight, plenty of power. I didn't get the nav system, but I hear the older ones aren't really that great anyway and they were overpriced. So today, it probably would be worthless. I'll probably keep this car another 8 years or until I get tired of it. Only drawback is it calls for premium - but runs good on plus.


Best Features

Fun to drive. For the size and power, the gas mileage is exceptional. Recently on a 4,000 mile trip I averaged, with a full car, and at 75 - 80 the entire way, 30.5 mpg. This was after I put new tires on it, and did the 100K mile service. Not an exaggeration - the absolute truth!


Worst Features

Somehow get this to run as well on regular gas, without sacrificing the feeling of refinement you get with this powerful and quiet v6 engine. Also, the interior is a little on the bland side cosmetically, but the materials used are top notch.


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2000 TL
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By jwd
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2000 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan


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Bought it used in 2004. It only had 25,000 miles. Runs great, rides great, looks great. Not a fan of having to use premium gas but it has delivered performance and reasonable gas mileage. Wouldn't hesitate to hop in and take off on a 3000 mile road trip.


Best Features

Engine, stereo, climate control, comfort, etc.


Worst Features

Develop engine that does not require premium.


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Worth Every Penny
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By KingGeorge
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2000 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan


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August 31, 2007 marked the 7th anniversary for my ownership of this solid machine. Bose sound system is unsurpassed. Smooth ride, far more superior than the 2005 330BMW xi. Paramount level of precise engineering when it comes to areodynamics...the car basicall hugs the road. I only replaced tires once, battery once, transmission fluid once, brake fluid once, and periodic oil change. That's it. Make sure to read the owner's manual and not to go about replacing stuff that are not listed.


Best Features

Bose system with subwoofer, interior design, leather arrangement, TCS, independent suspension that works, Tiptronic, and "mean" look.


Worst Features

CD-R or CD-WR player (back in 2000 these cds were close to unknown anyway) with 6-disc, less protruding alloy wheels. A little more fuel economy without compromising torque.


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A decent automobile
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By Nutmegger22
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2000 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan


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Our 2000 Dark Emerald Pearl TL was purchased used in 2003 with 50,000 miles. With now over 131,000 miles, the car has been very satisfactory on its journeys all across New England. Reliability has been good. A malfunctioning power seat back on the driver's side and dismal seat heating have been the only issues thus far. The trim is starting to separate from the handle on the inside of the rear doors and the Xenon headlights are not as bright as when we first got the car - normal wear and tear. Luckily, we've had no issues with the transmission (knock on wood). My son's '96 Maxima seems to have better pick up but the TL is sufficient for most.


Best Features

Bose sound system, Xenon-headlamps, Acura reliability.


Worst Features

Allow stereo to play burned CDs. A 1992 Legend offered memory seating and a 2000 TL doesn't? Overall, very satisfied. Will be buying a 2005 TL in the near future.


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