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Acura TL, Sedan
#7768 of 9045 Re: PROBLEMS WITH THE TL [bartalk3]
Sep 14, 2005 (5:41 am)
I have a 2004 TL 6-speed and have (almost) no complaints about build quality.
I haven't had any rattles in 16 months and 20,000 miles, save for a very occasional slight rattle eminating from one of the two flip top compartments in the center stack. If I open and shut the doors, it goes away.
I have noticed that the clear coat paint finish on my anthrocite is not quite as rich or deep looking as was the finish was on my ruby red 1995 Nissan Maxima, which stil looks quite good after 10 years and 155k miles. The TL looks fine after a wax now - and MUCH better than any domestic brand or a friends new Range Rover. I guess time will tell if it holds up.
As for your other issues - seat comfort is partly personal. I like a firm but supportive seat that has good side bolstering and thigh support. I rate the TL seats a B. They fall well short of the BMW sport seats and are behind Volvo and Mercedes. But I would put them well ahead of the Honda Accord. A lot of Japanese manufacturers - Toyota and Lexus especially - think quality seats means "leather" and don't put much effort into good supportive seat design.
Wide turning radius - welcome to FWD with 17" wheels.
Overall, I have not had a single problem or repair on my TL and it has only been in for routine service / oil changes. So I am pretty bullish on build quality. The 6 speed transmission in particular is a delight, with a good clutch and very crisp, short throw gearbox. In that respect, it is as good as or better than the 3 series and 5 series. Plus, it avoids the one area that Acura has had some past problems - automatic transmissions.
#7769 of 9045 Re: PROBLEMS WITH THE TL [habitat1]
Sep 14, 2005 (4:59 pm)
Good to hear your good luck with your 04 TL. Well, it's not luck, Acura makes great cars.
#7770 of 9045 A Kansas City TL Love Affair
Sep 17, 2005 (11:44 am)
My 05 Silver TL AT Navi is a week old. I have 421miles on it and LOVE IT
What a great car; the handling, Navi. system, quite, XM, DVD-A, etc..I have averaged just under 27 MPG for this first week. That is City/highway driving and at speeds that Acura ask for the first 600 miles. I can not wait to lay it's ears back....
I will keep this one for a long time; just a GREAT CAR.......
Superior Acura in Overland Park is a wonderful dealer.
#7771 of 9045 Re: A Kansas City TL Love Affair [stickyman]
Sep 17, 2005 (12:08 pm)
Glad you love your car - welcome to th club!!!
#7772 of 9045 Navigation Disk
Sep 17, 2005 (6:12 pm)
Does anyone know when the next Navigation DVD update for the TL be released?
#7773 of 9045 automatic door lock
Sep 18, 2005 (8:18 am)
I have noticed that my car does not lock automatically even though I only see 3 options in the keyless remote settings and they all concern how long before the car locks automatically. I haven't been too concerned that my car wasn't locking automatically until it was "broken into" (i.e., opened an unlocked door) last night and someone stole some things (interestingly, they took the Acura folio). Am I missing something as far as the settings go?
Thanks in advance,
#7774 of 9045 Re: automatic door lock [terryl]
Sep 18, 2005 (9:00 am)
The automatic lock options have to do with when the car locks when YOU ARE IN THE CAR and driving. There is no automatic lock as far as walking away from the car after getting somewhere. Is this what you are doing? In fact, I don't know of ANY cars out there that lock automatically after you leave, even the keyless systems require a touch of a door button, etc...
#7775 of 9045 Re: automatic door lock [liferules]
Sep 18, 2005 (9:14 am)
Thanks for your reply. Actually, these are two different settings. You are referring to "Auto door lock" when you can set the car to lock after you put it in drive, after 15 s, etc. "Security Relock" I thought refers to when the car locks after you exit it. I did have an older Acura (1.6 EL; only available in Canada) that did do this.
Thanks for any other thoughts!
#7776 of 9045 Question regarding fuel mileage/displays
Sep 18, 2005 (9:34 am)
I currently have an MDX that displays fuel economy information, distance to empty, etc. I am considering purchasing a TL after driving one as a loaner for the past week while my MDX was getting a new transmission. During my "extended test drive" I could not find similar information on any of the TL displays. All I could find was oil life %. Did I miss something, or is this information simply not available any of the TL's displays?
#7777 of 9045 Re: automatic door lock [terryl]
Sep 18, 2005 (11:54 am)
I don't know anything about this. I have an 05 TL w/nav here in the US and there is no automatic relock, except the relock w/in 60 sec if you unlock the car by keychain button but then don't open the door...
Sorry I couldn't help.