2002 Acura TL Consumer Review: Big Sporty Value Champ Car

2002 Acura TL - Consumer Review

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3.2 Type-S Sedan (3.2L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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Big Sporty Value Champ Car
By davidO on


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


I've had my '02 TL-S (non-nav) for some
time. Considered BMW 325xi/330xi, Audi
A4, Nissan Maxima, Saab 9.3, Lexus
IS300/ES300. Acura won by being $10k
less than the BMW for the same features
and being more reliable. Audi A4 not
reliable enough. Maxima not
luxury-oriented; Saab to expensive and
not reliable. Lexus IS300 is rear-wheel
and so not appropriate in the snow;
ES300 won't handle -- too soft.

Best Features

Acura is so great on the road; firm suspension, great steering, super fast; wonderfully supportive vented seats (perforated leather); nice Bose stereo; so many useful options all included at $0. Back seat is huge. The Acura TL is a true four person car.

Worst Features

I thought the handling wasn't good enough (too much sway), so I bought the CompTech sway bars. Makes an *incredible* difference! Turning radius is pathetic, like a boat. Car is big; BMW/A4 much more nimble. Low profile wheels easily damaged by curbs (caution).
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