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By Kris
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2006 Acura TL 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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For the price, this may be the best used car available. This is like getting a steak at a hamburger price. First of all, the drive is outstanding. I usually crank the stereo when driving, but with my TL, I prefer to listen to the loud purr/soft growl of the TL engine at work. I've driven many a car in my day, but never one that hugs the road quite like this Acura. And the gas mileage is incredible for a car this fast. When parked, I listen to the stereo and the surround sound is mind-blowing. The seats aren't quite up to par with Volvo's, but they are business-class comfy. The moon/sunroof brings natural light into the experience. One of the few downers is the lack of an AUX input (but they put in a cassette tape player?!?!). It would also be nice to have daylight running headlights (why do only Canadian models get this important feature?).


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How to avoid an Acura TL by any means necessary
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By Chris M Izquierdo
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2006 Acura TL 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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A complete piece of a crap for a vehicle ! Right off the bat make sure you have as much money on hand in order to maintain it because I have had trouble right off the bat the transmission went kaput after twenty one days ,and to get a new transmission was an uphill battle because I had to pay eighteen hundred dollars ,and when I got the car back the next thing went out was the starter ,and battery ,and had to replace it , the next month it was the alternator ,and yet another battery cause the pep boys battery was a horrendous piece of crap ! But I digress! A year went by ,and did the regular maintenance like change the oil ,and brakes ,and thats when the brake boosters ,the rack ,and pinion ,and the rotors went to hell at the same time .......say goodbye to my tax refund all $2800. Still the brakes were not completely what they were ,and then there was the hands on system which one of the idiot mechanics turned on which pissed me off cause I didn't want that on ,and lo- an behold my battery started to drain ,and thus another catastrophe that pep boys did to me but they cant claim responsibility for their actions ,and as well as four alternators ,six batteries , and then a year and a half later boom my transmission went straight to hell again ,and they told me that they were frazzled on what happened ,and knowing my luck it was not 1800 dollars no it became a damn near a 5000 dollar issue . Then there is the radio when one changes the battery your radio goes to hell ,and thus a call to acura another 100 dollars that they want to charge me ,and thus another six times ,and on the sixth time the radio goes to the same place like my hopes and dreams to hell ,and acura was willing to replace the radio but for 1400 dollars i told them to go eat the radio id rather hear the noise in the calm orlando traffic ! and speaking of it my a/c which i love to hate so much because the a/c system went warm of all the times in the dead of summer ,and it was the compressor ,and also the system itself asked acura ,and they happily told me it was for 3600 dollars i told them i'd rather sweat cause i weigh 290 i can use the sweat session in order to lose weight ! All in all my recommendation , if you want luxury buy yourself an infiniti , or you know what avoid any honda, or acuras all together .


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By gerry
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2006 Acura TL 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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hands free module is a problem


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Love my Acura!
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By Shirley stokes
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2006 Acura TL 4dr Sedan w/Performance Tires (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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Very "sportscar" like handling! Hugs curves wonderfully. Very fun to drive! Have owned this car 11 years ND still love it.


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TL is a MUST consider if looking for new car
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By Trevor
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2006 Acura TL 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I have been an Acura fan for a long time now. That is because my first car was an Acura Integra. No matter what I did with that car it always ran and all repairs were reasonable. Just recently have come back to Acura from the Audi, BMW Mercedes and Lexus I owned over last 10 years. Not only is Acura less expensive with upfront cost but it is also less expensive when repairs, or maintenance is required. Plus insurance costs are much less the all German or luxery cars in same category as well. Besides being less expensive then any other luxury sedan in all areas. It's still provides you with a luxery sports sedan feel and look, with adequate power, style, handling and performance. If the logo was removed it would be very hard for anyone driving or looking at the TL and tell you it was not a German built vehicle. Every car ever made has its downsides, no matter what you look at. Most German cars repairs, parts & insurance cost is outrages plus BMW, Mercedes, Audi all I have a notorious issues with electronic problems. Which in itself is expensive and almost impossible to do yourself due to tools required and warranty restrictions on who must make repairs. Now wiTh ACURA it's like buying a luxury car with Honda or Toyota repair costs. If you have a little bit of know how you can repair majority of minor repairs and services for maintenance, saving you a ton of money overall. The gas mileage it's great for the size of the motor. If you drive it normally not take of like in race every light, you will not burn unnecessary gas and will get the gas mileage that Acura indicates the TL has 28City 32 HWY. If you repair the timing belt and water pump at 100,000 miles and keep up on the normal maintenance and service aka oil fluids, breaks, air filter, and milestone services. The TL has the motor with a proven potential last until 400,000 miles with very minimal expensive maintenance needs, outside of what I listed above. As performance goes you can make a few small upgrades to your air intake, headers, upgraded fuel pump and even the chip upgrade that is only 325.00 replacements/ upgrades for less the $1000.00. This will illuminate all performance lacking when comparing performance with BMW Audi Mercedes in the same class that are all at least 8k+ MSRP. All the upgrades I listed from audio to performance upgraded can be done very easily and inexpensively without voiding your manufacturer warranty, and will not cause any long-term mechanical issues. This motor has been built to last and will last forever if the proper maintenance is given. All vehicles need to be maintained but can still be problematic after 150k NOT the ACURA motors. They are built to last, very straightforward with minimal repair required if serviced. you can buy a Acura TL with over 100,000 miles if the timing belt and water pump has been changed and regular maintenance performed and not worry at all about any major mechanical problems. I agree that there are some features lacking and need attention. These are the Bluetooth/handsfree system is horrible. Only pairs with a small amount of devices, iPhone not being one?? There is also no AUX port, built in USB charger and auto on-off mode for head lights. Everything I just listed is all not a deal breaker for all those issues except auto headlight feature, can be fixed with manufacturer and OEM add ons. Remove indash audio controls/cd/cassette system & replace with an Acura or Aftermarket Touchscreen - voice activated audio system with NAV/DVD/CD/MP3/Aux Port,etc for $300.00-500.00. That eliminates all those issues and gives you everything you would get in a more expensive luxury car both performance and technology add ons. Take the money u save from BMW,Lexus,Mercedes,etc on insurance and cost you pay to buy, take a little of that saved money and make the Acura taylored to your exact needs and I promise you there will never be an disapotment. You will be even happier when u go to sell or trade in later on for the Acura TL keeps is value, because they do run forever with minimal matinace required!! Just do yourself a favor and at least testdrive one before buying any other luxury sedan, and consider that a small amount of money put into the vehicle will allow you to surpass any features or performance lacking from BMW or any other luxury sedan. Having that one Acura owner that is not like their car or regret their purchase.


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