I love my TL! I’ve owned this car for two years(bought in January 2016); bought it with 100,000 miles on it and it currently has a little over 198,000 and still running like it’s new. I have never had to put it in the repair shop except one time to replace the ac blower motor. I am a 24 y/o female and I drive this car pretty rough on a daily basis the only thing I have to do is oil changes every 5,000 miles (full synthetic) and replace the tires. The only thing I could think of that Acura could have done differently is better quality leather seats and my dash recently got two small cracks which is a common problem (I am in Florida). I’ve never owned a more reliable car so very soon I will be upgrading to a 4th generation TL or maybe TSX but I am definitely staying with Acura.
...looking at my 2004 TL. I hate looking at it because I've put 240,000 miles on it and I've owned it for 14 years. In short, it's a great car in almost avery respect and a very good balance between sporty performance, luxury and comfort. I've driven my car everywhere on the West Coast and am finally contemplating buying another car. Since it has almost no resale value, I will probably give the car to my young son. The car drives as it if were new, too. There is no apparent diminution of performance. Honda built a gem in this automobile.
2004 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan w/Navigation System (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
My 2004 Acura TL is by far my favorite car I ever owned. I bought this car with over 100k on it while in college and I am still in love with it. 12 years later this car still gets complemented and random people feel the need to try and race me. Unfortunately a few days ago I totaled my car (not racing). It's completely destroyed but I walked away with just a few bruises. I absolutely love this car due to its power, style, and now the safety of the car. As replacement I'll be getting another TL only newer. Buy Acura, Love Acura!
The 2004 Acura TL is an anomaly: a car which is beautiful, comfortable, practical, and fun. The VTEC engine is punchy and quick, and the exhaust note is fantastic. Meanwhile, the leather bucket seats are remarkably comfortable with its heating capabilities, lumbar support, and cushy leather. The interior is premium for the price with much of the surfaces being leather wrapped or brushed aluminum. The back seat is tiny, but only to make room for a massive trunk that holds a bookshelf, a sleep in bag, and emergency kit, a thick coat, a marching band uniform, and groceries. This car is very practical despite its looks and performance. The car handles adequately, but it suffers from massive understeer and "boatiness": the TL would benefit from AWD, which would help with the understeer. Other than that, the TL is a fantastic performer with its shockingly quick launch and acceleration, comfortable suspension, and 160 MPH top speed. The best part of the car, though, is the styling. This car is beautiful from every angle- especially the rear end which rivals BMWs and Audis of the same era. If you're looking for the best value for money, look no further than the 2004 Acura TL.