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Terrible Car
2 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By Will
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2008 Acura TL 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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This car has so many rattles it is difficult to describe. Cheap interior parts and poor quality control at the plant. Car has been at the dealership at least 6 times and they haven't fixed anything, actually made it worse. Now a window leaks when you go through a car wash or heavy rain. All on a 2 year old car with less than 30k.


Best Features

Usually starts.


Worst Features

Quality control, use better parts and intelligent labor. Acura is losing it.


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Good Car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Kendra
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2008 Acura TL 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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When it rains, water barely touches the side windows. But if you crack the window to smoke, water pours into the car, all over you, the door, everything, even if it's only sprinkling or misting rain. Taken the car across the country on 1000+ mile trips 4 times. The console is so small and poorly designed, nothing that can stored there or reached. If you ever drop something between the console and the seat, it's gone forever unless you have very small arms or hands. Hope you don't drop anything valuable, like your wedding ring! Great navigation system. Great drive. 35 miles per gallon across country at 75 MPH. Sound system good enough. Passenger seat gets uncomfortable on long drives.


Best Features

Navigation, drive, exterior look


Worst Features

fix the water pouring in when it rains. passenger seat should have more adjustments. fix the console....way too small and useless.


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Fix the Seats
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By Sandra
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2008 Acura TL 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 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 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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