Roomy and well-crafted interior, impressive handling for a relatively large front-drive sedan, sweet V6 engines matched to excellent transmissions, fantastic surround-sound system, lots of standard high-tech features, top crash test scores.
Not as traditionally luxurious as other models in its class, front-wheel-drive handling limitations are apparent when driven hard, lack of low-end torque in some situations.
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Review I purchased a clean 2008 TL auto with navigation 6 weeks ago. It's a wonderful car. I'm a "car guy" but no longer a boy-racer since I'm in my 40's. I appreciate refinement and pieces that work well together. This car delivers in most areas. The first test drive sold me on the car's feel and driving dynamics. I'm 5' 11" and the car fits me like a glove. I like the view from the driver's seat, the powertrain's responsiveness and the look of the tan leather interior. I also test drove the redesigned 2009 model and definitely prefer the 2008 since it fits better. Piece of advice: be ready to spring for a new set of Michelins when you buy. Fresh tires clean up lots of problems.
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What options are available on the 2008 Acura TL?
Available Acura TL 2008 Submodel Types: Sedan, Type-S, 3.2 Type-S
Available Trims: Base, 3.2, Technology Package, SH-AWD w/Technology Package, Type-S, 3.2 Type-S, Special Edition, SH-AWD w/Advance Package, SH-AWD, Advance Package, SH-AWD w/Technology Package and HPT
Exterior Colors: Crystal Black Pearl, Graphite Luster Metallic, White Diamond Pearl, Bellanova White Pearl, Nighthawk Black Pearl, Silver Moon, Satin Silver Metallic, Polished Metal Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Grigio Metallic, Palladium Metallic, Royal Blue Pearl, Basque Red Pearl, Abyss Blue Pearl, Anthracite Metallic, Basque Red Pearl II, Fathom Blue Pearl, Carbon Bronze Pearl, Eternal Blue Pearl, Moroccan Red Pearl, Redondo Red Pearl, Carbon Gray Pearl, Forged Silver Metallic, Mayan Bronze Metallic, Monterey Blue Pearl, Taffeta White, Aegean Blue Pearl, Bold Beige Metallic, Dark Emerald Pearl, Deep Green Pearl, Desert Mist Metallic, Kinetic Blue Pearl, Laguna Green Metallic, Naples Gold Metallic, Noble Green Metallic