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Acura TL, Sedan
#4133 of 9045 Honda/Acura Reliability
Nov 12, 2003 (8:40 pm)
My first Honda was a 1990 Accord EX it was built in Japan and I've never had a better car in my life! The attention to detail was perfect, the wheel alignment was so precise that the original tires lasted 123,000 miles! At 260,000 miles it was still running strong with no problems and didn't even burn oil.
Then I bought a 1997 Accord EX built in Ohio. Still a great car compared to most, but the same quality just isn't there.
I've done a ton of research looking for a new car and I keep coming back to the new TL, I think it's a great car and you just can't beat Acura or Honda for quality and reliability.
#4134 of 9045 No rattle here
Nov 12, 2003 (8:41 pm)
Gregory28.....no rattle here. But keep in mind we've only had it for 24 hours now and only 105 miles on it thus far. No rattles anywhere that I've noticed. Even kept the stereo turned off (a difficult feat in itself!) to see if I could hear anything unusual and nothing but silence. I thought the Bose stereo on my Denali was a fantastic system (and it is) but damn...compared to the DVD-A system in the Acura it almost sounds like a transistor radio now! XM/CD quality is suberb and DVD-A is astounding! Just went out and got The Eagles / Hotel California on DVD-A and the new Michael McDonald / Motown CD and they are a lot of fun to listen to (esp McDonald...).
Also, got bluetooth up and running. Discovered I wasn't pressing the talk button with each answer to a prompt as I thought it was a "constant" on thing during setup. It's not. After each question the system asks you, you have to hit the talk button, wait for a beep and then respond. I've got the Nokia 3650 and let me tell you....having the Bluetooth integration is simply amazing! Sound quality both in the car and on the other end of the phone are very very clear. And with the NAV, you can pick a place like a restaurant and not only does it show you how to get there, but the phone number is embedded to the listing and you can hit the call button and it will automatically call the place you're looking for. Talk about an easy way to get reservations!
I'll update more as I discover other things.
Only puzzling thing as I've said before....why didn't they build in an auto headlight on mode?
#4135 of 9045 automophile
Nov 12, 2003 (8:47 pm)
ML has nothing to do with Chrysler in Daimler-Chrysler. It was conceived and introduced before the merger.
#4136 of 9045 rattle in the steering wheel
Nov 12, 2003 (8:52 pm)
mine is a 2002 TL-S. Recently I have been noticing a very subtle rattle coming from somewhere in the steering wheel. It kind of sounds like the clicking of a Geiger radiation detector.
Nov 13, 2003 (4:53 am)
No rattle from the steering wheel here. Let us know what happens at the service dept. when you take your car in though. I'll keep an eye out for that rattle.
Nov 13, 2003 (6:40 am)
Have about 500 miles on the car. never heard a rattle. one thing that i noticed is that if i hear a noise it is very noticable, but this speaks to how quiet the cabin is. Thus, you can hear a pin drop. My point is that noises that might otherwise be masked by wind noise or other creaks and groans of other cars are going to be more prominent in this car because the cabin is so quiet. car is great except for the stupied alumnium strips. bluetooth is a great feature. use it everyday. I also enjoy the FWD. It has rained the past few days and i simply feel more confident with FWD despite the handling drawbacks often noted by the true "performance" drivers.
#4139 of 9045 Caller ID using Bluetooth
Nov 13, 2003 (7:16 am)
When I get an incoming call I can't see the who the call is from. Is it possible to have the caller id show on the screen? If it's possible how do I do it?
I have the Nokia 3650 cell phone...
Nov 13, 2003 (7:26 am)
"So the new Inspire may be shipped from the US to Japan, but it's no longer the TL.
Like an Accord can be a TSX and an Odyssey is a Odyssey but may be a LaGreat where there's another Odyssey which may or may not become an Acura unless you ride motorcycles or ATV's both of which are called Odysseys. Sounds like a plot to me!!
Nov 13, 2003 (7:46 am)
this must be something you need to activate on your cell phone. read the manual. my car shows the phone number of the person calling. this makes sense because the car is simply broadcasting the info. it is receiving from the cell phone. therefore, it must be a feature you need to activate on you cell phone. i have a sony ericsson t610.
Nov 13, 2003 (9:40 am)
Robr2 - You forgot the Honda Pilot which is both an SUV and a sand rail. =)