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BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, Acura TL, Lexus IS 350, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac CTS, Volvo S60, Audi A4, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#11446 of 16986 Re: spy shots of 2012 TL [billyperks2]
Sep 14, 2010 (4:08 am)
It's still ugly as all get out! I can't wait for the new redesign!!! Not sure where Acura is going here with their designs but obviously the sales numbers are proving nowhere! My 2007 TLS will hopefully be replaced with it...hopefully.. with my fingers crossed! I love Acura in fact recently purchased a second car 2010 TSX Tech Blk / Tan. Love the car! It was more subdued than the TL. The TL is just too bulky and drove like a caddie on steroids! Oh well... enough of my bitchin'. Acura please make the next gen TL more appealing!!!
#11447 of 16986 Re: spy shots of 2012 TL [gbosil]
Sep 14, 2010 (5:22 am)
I had the TSX for a loaner- 2010 V6, while they were installing several accessories on my TL- nice car for a recent college grad, but I could not wait to back in my TL.
You also mentioned that the TL drove like a caddy-did you drive the AWD? That car does not have the slightest feel of a caddy (maybe the V-series). I was watching the speed channell and saw where they were revieiwing the TL AWD. It was a proffesional formula one driver and the host driving seperate TL's.These guys were punishing the cars, raving on how well the car handles for its size.
#11448 of 16986 Re: spy shots of 2012 TL [billyperks2]
Sep 14, 2010 (5:17 pm)
dont know to many recent college grads who can pop for a 35k car. V-series-hahah- come on billy its a nice car but its not what proffesional formula one drivers are taking home from the track-- i understand your passion but please lets call it a safe play in a competitive space.
#11449 of 16986 Could have used one tonight
Sep 14, 2010 (6:37 pm)
Tonight on the Merritt Pkwy, I definitely could have used one of these fine ELLPS we so politely debate about. My 2001 Honda Prelude Type SH's handling prowess is well documented. However, it definitely lacks in the power department compared to most cars of today. I was outgunned, outrun, and almost flat out ran over. Driving well above the posted speed limit in the left lane with cars in front of me (I NEVER tailgate), there was a G37 Coupe riding very close behind me. I was able to move right, left, and then right again. I knew I couldn't hold him off, so I stayed right and let him pass.
While trying to keep the G37 in my sights, I was trying to pass a Lexus RX350 and he just kept gunning it on the straights.
A G37S sedan or Acura TL-SH AWD would have suited me just fine.
#11450 of 16986 Re: spy shots of 2012 TL [sweendogy]
Sep 14, 2010 (7:35 pm)
Agreed Sween... by the way my 2010 TSX V6 Tech = 35K + 2K OEM ground kit, 19" $5,800 HRE Style 445R wheels and 1K TIEN Coilovers... not too many recent College grads pony up that kind of coin... hell most can't even get a job right now!
#11451 of 16986 Re: spy shots of 2012 TL [sweendogy]
Sep 15, 2010 (5:15 am)
What are they taking home- G35?
#11452 of 16986 Re: spy shots of 2012 TL [gbosil]
Sep 15, 2010 (5:32 am)
Didn't mean it that way- I was talking from my perspective.
I don't want to sound like I am boasting but a TSX would not make it to my long list.
For me, I always try to upgrade on my next car purchase, through my short life here is what I have gone through-not counting the beaters I had through high school and college.
1994 Camry ($19k)
1999 Millenia ($23k)
2003 TL Type S ($29K)
2009 TL AWD TECH ($37k)
My next purchase (God willingly) should be in the 50K- 60K range, hopefully the RL would be a V8 with AWD or I will probably shoot for a use E63 AMG.
Please note this is not boasting, it's just personal goals I set for myself.
#11453 of 16986 Re: spy shots of 2012 TL [billyperks2]
Sep 15, 2010 (4:33 pm)
Maybe a used one.
#11454 of 16986 Re: spy shots of 2012 TL [gbosil]
Sep 15, 2010 (5:36 pm)
"my 2010 TSX V6 Tech = 35K + 2K OEM ground kit, 19" $5,800 HRE Style 445R wheels and 1K TIEN Coilovers."
A $44,000 TSX - You must really like Acura!
#11455 of 16986 Re: spy shots of 2012 TL [fedlawman]
Sep 16, 2010 (4:19 am)
Fed... I love Acura! I am a big fan of the brand and think it's the most cutting edge as far as Design and Technology! Best Bang for your buck! I especially like that there arn't too many on the road! BMWs are now a dime a dozen... can't stand them! Way over priced and too costly to repair! Once that 50K warranty runs off GOOD LUCK! Bend over for the mechanic!
Sween... I second getting the E63 AMG Mercedes! Hopefully will own one some day when I am old and gray.. because that's prob the only way I will be able to own one!!! Gas and Insurance alone is a fortune!!