2007 Acura TL Consumer Review: Beauty That's Only Skin Deep

2007 Acura TL - Consumer Review

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Type-S Sedan (3.5L V6 6-speed Manual)

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Beauty That's Only Skin Deep
By joelsaxton on


2007 Acura TL Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


Aside from the nice appearance, this car has been a grave disappointment. I test drove the TL on a nice flat road. But in the real world, when I am accelerating over an uneven surface, the wobbliness of front wheel drive become painfully apparent, especially with 286HP. I have had persistent issues with cabin noise - there are constant creaks when going over bumpy roads - it makes the car sound cheap. I had a defective starter which needed replacement. The nav system is not very smart. The tranny had issues with the 3rd gear that needed fixing. Most importantly, the 3.5L engine is prone to pinging.

Best Features

Excellent appearance, both inside and out.

Worst Features

Add AWD, as FWD simply cannot handle nearly 300HP gracefully. Fix pinging problem instead of denying it exists. Fix the manual tranny 3rd gear problem. Improve stereo (woofer vibrates even at 70% volume). Nav system is quite stupid. Acura Corporate needs to be more honorable with their customers.
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