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Second TL, dont know why i ever left
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By Joe Simmons
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2009 Acura TL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I find it funny to see how many BMW drivers have switched to this vehicle. I thought I was the only one. this is my 2nd TL and I really don't know why I ever got rid of the first one. I recently traded in my 3 series BMW for this and needless to say I am not disappointed. The TL has a great features ( even on the base model ) that BMW does not offer. the acceleration is phenomenal and the ride is quiet and smooth. it is very easy to set up the electronics in the vehicle as well. the one thing I am missing from the Beamer is the how tight the steering is. in the Acura it is a lot easier to just push the wheel from side to side. also, the leather could be a little better quality. other than that, I think the car is amazing and would recommend it to anyone. as for the design... I think it is a very attractive car. the grill is aggressive looking while the rest of the car just looks luxurious. all in all I am pleased with the trade.


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Pleasantly Surprised...
7 of 20 people found this review helpful
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By sexynavy
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2009 Acura TL Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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First, I must admit this car is nice and fun to drive. I was looking for something comparable to my '06 525i and struggled with the decision to trade it. But after owning the TL for over a month & a half, the trade was well worth it. I'm a big techy person and having all the features that the TL comes with was like putting a kid in a candy store. My 525i didn't even have a quarter of those features & to get them would've cost thousands. I was also concerned about the speed between RWD & FWD. But the TL has proved itself to be just as good in that area. Also, I believe the TL has the reliability that I've been looking for...which I didn't have with the 525i.


Best Features

Tech pkg (HDD, Bluetooth Audio, Voice Commands, Nav, Paddle Shifters, Keyless Entry/Ignition...I mean the list goes on & on.), Sleek exterior design, Comfortable interior, Smooth ride, Luxury feel with an affordable price tag. The more I drive it, the more I love it.


Worst Features

Push button rain sensor wipers, power tilt adjustment for steering wheel, 6 speed automatic


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An Amazing Sports Sedan!!!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By shaymasdaddy06
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2009 Acura TL SH-AWD w/Technology Package and Summer Tires 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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After 1 month and 2000 miles, this is now my favorite car of all time.
Yes the ride is firm with the 19s and it is a tad bit thirsty on gas, but the total package is worth it.
I found a '09 CPO TL Tech SH-AWD with 41K miles and it is rock solid.
The handling is unbelieveable.
I may not be able to toss it in a corner like a BMW, but the handling is rewarding on its own merit.
The interior is amazing and the seats wrap around you like a glove.
I can't wait to drive it each day!!


Best Features

White Diamond/Umber combination; handling; distinctive exterior; Acura/Honda Reliability.


Worst Features

Ventilated Seats (but don't like the toned down look of the 2012 TL).


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A fun everyday 4 door sports car
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By Bruce Kepley
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2009 Acura TL SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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Have owned this car since Christmas, 2008, it's now heading into Christmas 2010, so two years. I can say that it has been a truly pleasurable experience... The car is quick, agile, comfortable, gets 30mpg (!, surprised) and reliable...has the tech package which is VERY useful, and has a huge WOW factor...my fiance likes the car much more than her Lexus. This is my third Acura, the first, a 1999 model, was the best car that I had ever owned up until that time, the second was a 2002 (all TLs) pretty much like the first, and this 2009 model is fantastic... The only problem that I've had was with the driver's seat bolster wearing prematurely...worth the money spent...


Best Features

Back up camera in the tech package... Handling ability... Fuel usage (around 30mpg city)... Quick acceleration...


Worst Features

More careful attention paid to the seat material...the drivers side seat wore prematurely and Acura doesn't like to admit this issue...this was taken care of by the dealer on the last two visits at his cost (Rick Hendrick Acura)...


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Great first Acura
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Dave04
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2009 Acura TL Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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My 09 TL with the tech package is everything I wanted in a CPO Acura. I traded in a 2008 Audi A4 and wanted an upgrade to something larger and more spacious. The car drives great, handles awesome (without the SH-AWD too!) and has all the features of a BMW, MB or Lexus for a thousands less. I highly recommend you test drive a TL before making your next car purchase.


Best Features

Heated seats, AUX/USB input, voice recognition, nav, bluetooth


Worst Features

rain sensing wipers, auto-fold side view mirrors, power telescoping steering wheel.


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