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Reliable luxury car!
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By John Callan
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2006 Acura TL 4dr Sedan w/Nav System (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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My car is 10 years old and I have had relatively few repairs. I would definitely recommend the Acura line of cars!


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Acuras are timeless
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Denzel Seals
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2006 Acura TL 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Just know that you are getting a car that depreciates slower than most, it's style and reliability is the reason why.


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Great looking car, but pricey & poor fuel economy
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By Keith Eliot
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2006 Acura TL 4dr Sedan w/Performance Tires, Nav System (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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This is a great looking car with Acura reliability. I have a '97 Acura CL with 223,000 miles and the thing just keeps going.
I have owned the 2006 TL for over a year and have enjoyed driving it, but the biggest downer is it comes nowhere near the advertised fuel economy.
Check the forums online and you'll see other owners saying the same thing. This is the main reason I'm rating this car 3.5 stars and not 4.5 stars.
Its way over 250 hp and with that power and weight you aren't going to get great gas mileage. The quandary here is that similar Accords do get very good mileage, and my TL isn't getting close to what is advertised.
I'm getting 16-17 in the city and only 19 combined. If I do take a rare highway trip its around 25mpg, but the downer is the city driving, I feel like it should be at least 20 mpg. Take this into consideration when buying.
Acura is one of the only car manufacturers that had a Sirius XM receiver as stock in 2006, this is a huge plus!
The stereo is also pretty awesome for stock radio, even includes a subwoofer.
If you like keeping your paint perfect, the touch-up paint for the White Pearl model straight from Acura is a complete joke & will drive you nuts fixing little marks & dings. Its not even close to a match due to the two-tone nature of the treatment. You'll be spending hours to get one nick the right color from one or two base coats of white and then a dozen or so of the stupid pearl top coats to get the darkness to match because the base coat is way way too light. What every happened to the simple days or just one coat of paint in a touch-up tube that matched pretty well?
The dual climate control works but doesn't work well if the passenger wants it warm and the driver wants it cold, the workaround is you have to turn the temp up really high on the passengers side to get warmer air to come out that side if the driver is pumping the AC. This is true in my car even though both sides have their own digital temperature control. Weird.

A final complaint is you can lightly hear the interior creaks and noises when going over speed-bumps doesn't seem quite as solid as you would think from an Acura. You only notice this when driving along in a quiet car with the radio off. Nothing serious, but my 97 CL doesn't have this problem.

The real selling point of this car is looks and reliability, if you can do with the weak MPG this might be the car for you. Its fun to drive, will impress the neighbors and is a real rocketship. If you can find a black interior, do it - stays much nicer looking if you have kids.


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these cars are junk
2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By pissed owner
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2006 Acura TL 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Blue tooth stopped working. Water would leak by drivers feet. Transmission failed at only 75,000 miles with a cost of repair of $6,000. Acura would not pay anything for repair.


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Better than a benz
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By killajettah
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2006 Acura TL 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I owned a 2006 Mercedes benz c230 and had one prob after the next, engine was very noisy check engine light came on, had bad fuel press reg, and injectors, the abs stopped working, and the trans always got stuck in gear, and this car only had 40000 miles, I traded in on a 2006 acura tl, and this car tops it, it may be kinda noisy but it noo big deal, this is a great car, not as smooth as a benz, but a lower price tag, and easy to get parts on work on, get this car!!!


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