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Acura TL, Honda Accord, Sedan
#61 of 1161 Acura 3.2 TL vs Honda Accord EX V6 (part 2)
Feb 01, 2001 (6:23 pm)
The comments about the union are right on and to a certain degree are ruining companies like Ford etc. If an emloyee screws up quality control, so what the union will protect him/her.
Regardig quality of Japan Honda vs USA Honda, I have a 1992 Accord EXR made in Japan, which has been a great car. My 1998 EXV6 made in USA has been excellent to date.
No complaints here, but must admit I love Honda VEHICLES, HAVE HAD 5 OF THEM AND HAVE NEVER BEEN DISAPPOINTED.
#62 of 1161 RE: Advice Please
Feb 02, 2001 (10:58 am)
Floormats are standard on the Accord EX V6.
The service up to 11250 should only amount to 1-3 oil changes/tire rotations, depending upon how often you take it in for service.
Carsdirect price for the base EX V6 with a 92069 zip code [best guess for San Diego] is $23124, including destination charge, so that quote doesn't sound that good.
#63 of 1161 EX prices in San Diego
Feb 04, 2001 (5:32 am)
A week after I got a quote from carpoint of
$23875 including the package that same dealer
is advertising EXL V6 for 22980.Looks like I'll
go for the Acura TL though some say it's not
worth the extra $5k.It may be almost the same car
but at least it will be easier to find in a parking lot and my Acura service is excellent.
I am keeping my 98 CL because at 50K miles it still looks runs drives like new.Now if I could only get back that new car smell.
#64 of 1161 Your Accord EXL V6 quotes
Feb 04, 2001 (1:32 pm)
I live in Laguna Niguel, preparing to return my Accord EXL next month (lease expir). Will be leasing again, strongly considering getting another EXL V6 and have been checking local dealers. Did I understand your post correctly, that a San Diego dealer offered you a lower price than when being referred to same dealer thru Carpoint? Which source offered you the best price when you were still considering EXL? (I don't mind driving down to San Diego).
#65 of 1161 Accord V6 EXL or Sable LS Premium
Feb 04, 2001 (1:44 pm)
Lease will be expiring next, preparing to turn in 98 Accord EXL V6. Was happy with its performance, though it somehow looks a little "dated", boxy. At an acquaintence's suggestion, who is extremely happy with their Sable LS Premium, I test drove one yesterday and was very impressed. The engine seemed to have better pick up, seats were considerably more comfortable with lumbar support, stereo much nicer, the car handled very nicely on streets and freeway, and felt more control braking, especially going down hill than I have with my Accord. No tune up required until 100,000 miles, and dollar for dollar, at about $4-5000 less than Accord, I'm wondering if I should consider it. Checking the auto expert comparison sites, most prefer Accord, but when reading what Sable owners have to say, most, not all, love their car, and rebuy same over the years. Many of whom have owned Japanese and American, including upscale cars such as Volvo, Lexus and dollar for dollar, prefer Sable. Features I dislike on Sable: gas tank doesn't lock, and no hook for gas cap when filling up, antenna is external (automatic one is an option), and antiquated foot brake. Also, now that Mercury is splitting from Lincoln, they'll be offering what I hear will be phenomenal promotions within the next few weeks. Regarding Accord, I understand the body style will be changing in 2002, which will automatically date my car. What is your opinion? Have you owned a Sable 1998 or newer?
Feb 05, 2001 (6:00 am)
Actually the Accord redesign will be in the '03 model year, with vehicles arriving in September '02. Personally I don't see the Accord (or TL) as being boxy.
I don't have any info on the Sable/Taurus except they are popular with the rental companies (which accounts for their being up there in terms of sales). I considered the Taurus for about a half a second until I came to my senses and went with the Accord. I always find it funny when a car doesn't have a locking gas filler door, heck my 11 year old Accord has one. It bothers me that the domestics are so cheap that they can't add this feature to their >$20K cars.
#67 of 1161 Re:EXL prices
Feb 06, 2001 (3:38 am)
Tipton Honda in El Cajon quoted the $23875
including the package of oil changes,mats,etc..
Never have figured out how anybody could sell
a car for $20K and still charge extra for mats.
Any way,I got the TL, a much nicer car for only
$3k more.If you ever owned an Acura and experienced the service where there is very little waitng and overall good experiences you would see the value never mind the fun to drive
of 225 hp and autostick tranny.
#68 of 1161 Good dealer in CT?
Feb 07, 2001 (4:35 am)
After hundreds of back and forth, I finally make my mind to get wife a '01 TL. I was more seduced by MDX -- but it's the first production year plus the $$$ I would spend.
Does anyone know good Acura dealers close to Fairfield county in CT? I am thinking if I should buy a TL on the web -- I found a deal that 01 TL w/nav for $28,600 (not include tax, reg,etc.)
Any information will be highly appreciated...
Feb 07, 2001 (6:26 am)
I own an Accord and Integra. I do like the TLs a lot. At my Honda dealer, an oil change for any Honda is $14.95 with coupon which is always readily available at their website. At my Acura dealer, an oil change for any Acura $27.95. Does anyone know why other than Acura name?
My Honda dealer also said that they service Acura automobiles as well. So far I've taken my cars to its dealer (Honda at Honda and Acura at Acura). But I'm tempted to service my Integra at the Honda dealer. (Never again at Firestone. They screwed up my other Accord)
Feb 08, 2001 (12:07 pm)
Don't buy the Sable, several friends have Sable/Taurus's and have had nothing but trouble. I have rented ones that had 15,000 miles, and drove like 100,000. I leased an 01 SE Maxima and I would recommend you look at the Max. I also drove a new V6 01 EXL Accord and liked it a lot, it was a tough decision, much improved over the '98 that I remember test driving. How about driving a new Passat, I also liked that a lot, low availibility, of the V6 GLX back in October, precluded me getting one. I understand the new models are now available. Are you in O.C., So. Cal.?, if so I can suggest some dealers to try. Good luck!!