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2008 Acura TL Sedan

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Fix the Seats
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By Sandra
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2008 Acura TL Sedan 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Very uncomfortable for a long drive. Seats feel ok on short trips but on long trips they create backaches. Lumbar support is not positioned correctly and seats are not long enough to support the knees. Sit cushioning also needs adjusting. Suggest you check out the seating in a Lexus ES 350 for how it should be done especially the 2009 version.


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Fun to drive around town.


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Great Car
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Tom
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2008 Acura TL Sedan 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Sold 04 TL for this. Drive the Chicago freeways 74 miles per day. Fantastic road quality, exceptional nav system. This car has plenty of power and looks ten times better than the 09 and 10 model. In the time I have had 2 TLs, I have never had ANY mechanical problems of any kind. This is a fabulous car for the the money considering looks and features. The Type-S is not worth the extra money to me because the wheels are ugly beyond comprehension.


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You can't go home again...
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By ManyRegrets
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2008 Acura TL Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I fondly remember my 1989 Acura Legend, which I loved for 10 years. After years of other less expensive vehicles, I was excited to purchase a 2008 TL. After 3 months, the power steering & the carpet (from the leaking power steering fluid) had to be replaced. Since that time, it is very difficult to steer, especially when turning corners or backing out of parking spaces & the acceleration is disappointing. The dealership's service dept. maintains that it drives "beautifully", exactly the way a TL of its age should handle. My son's 2006 Accord with 100k miles handles better. I will trade it in as soon as I can afford to take the loss, but no more Acuras for me.


Best Features

Body style


Worst Features

The door does not stay open unless it is pushed all the way out. If you don't make sure it's stable, then it will close back on your leg as you are trying to get out. This has happened to me and passengers several times.


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Very Good for FWD
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By Mike M.
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2008 Acura TL Sedan 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Reliable, pretty good looking,brakes modulate well, steering is well weighted, but understeers like FWD always does. good engine, needs 50 more hp. Excellent highway cruiser. Got 31 mpg at 70 mph on long trip.


Best Features

Navigation system and audio very intuitive. Great sound.


Worst Features

Had a rattle in the driver A pillar. Dealer fixed by removing trim and inserting glue backed felt. No rattles since.


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Very Displeased with Acura
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By dissapacuraownr
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2008 Acura TL Sedan 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I Purchased my new 2008 Acura Tl in July of 08. Loved the design and features. First issue with car - tire vibration at 50-60 mph. Performance Acura could not fix. Said it is normal for the car to shimmy. 3000k developed a timing belt chirp/chatter at idle. Acura service bulletin for timing belt issue -kept car for 2 weeks -did not fix noise. Now a 18000k still have timing belt noise now with loud whine during acceleration above 3k rpm. After 1 year of ownership dashboard has faded light grey/whitish from black. Hesitates in hot weather. Full of rattles. Have met Acura regional rep - no resolve. They do their best to ignore me. Warranty is useless.


Best Features

Navigation, Audio, Style


Worst Features

Engine without major design flaw. They know they have a timing belt issue that a Acura Service bulletin does not always fix. Once they know it can't be fixed they tell you its not a problem and ignore you. Fit and finish is poor compared to the last 2 acuras I owned.


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