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Don't buy a '02...buy an '03
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By TL - Tranny
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2002 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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The Acura TL Type-S is a great sport sedan. Acura has had a hard time with the '02 transmissions. Its a specific range of VIN numbers and if your car falls with in...there is an expected chance of problems with your vehicle. Mine is one of them. Not only do I have one of these cars but 2 and they both exhibit the same qualities. To make the story short, I'm on my 4th trasmission and its due for the next. You come to recognize the signs! The talk I have heard from my countless visits to my dealer is the '03 have had no problems. I will say the car has never left me stranded, but I have had to push it out of parking spots because of no "Reverse."


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Great Ride
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By snarisetty
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2002 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Overall performance and build quality is great. Had to replace tranny @52K. Acura service was great, and replaced the tranny under warranty.


Best Features

6 Disc CD, Power, Sound System, Xenon lights and comforts.


Worst Features

Have some problems with paint chipping off. Better paint job, and better tranny.


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What a grate car.
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By Getovait2005
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2002 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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this is a grate car, nice looks, Grate
Power, A nice Bose sound system nice
outside lights . Some things could be
better like a little more room, bigger
trunk.


Best Features

i love the 6 Cd changer the Sound system in all, the Sunroof, the colors of the Acura.


Worst Features

more room.


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Fun Sedan
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By vineviz
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2002 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I love the TL-S. Quality is
bulletproof, and the car is quite fun
to drive: it handles very well,
accelerates smartly, and is very
comfortable on my commute.

There is plenty of space in the back
for two child safety seats, and the
front seats are comfortable and well-
bolstered.


Best Features

Sport-shift transmission, comfortable seats.


Worst Features

Better audio system.


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Keep On Runnin
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By Northwest Guy
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2002 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Have had vehicle for under two years
with 18k mi. I've read reviews about
transmission issues, cheap interior,
tires, as well as those who love to
drive. Traded in a 93 Taurus SHO with
a 24 valve Yamaha engine - Type S
can't produce that power.

The low center of gravity makes it
handle exceptionally well on hard
curves and turns (much better than the
bloaty feeling in a Taurus). Once
moving on water-slickened roads here
in the NW, I haven't had ANY
problems. Interior issues for some
don't bother me - it's cleanly
designed.

Agree that transmission isn't perfect
when running in auto mode v. tiptronic
on the fly; sliding cover under sun
roof rattles.


Best Features

Bose sound system; navigation; tiptronic transmission; heated seats; sunroof;windows field of vision


Worst Features

More powerful engine - covered in new 2004 TS; more cush for the tush; power lumbar supports; back heating in seats


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