Last post on Dec 06, 2013 at 7:58 AM
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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
#16171 of 16984 Re: 2014 TL Special Edition [sweendogy]
Jun 06, 2013 (6:52 pm)
OK. Just checked with wife. She is kind of an enthusiast driver through the years as observed by me in her driving in the twisities locally and in challenging roads (not interstates) around the country on vacation trips. She has selected and bought American branded performance cars in the past. She said she has never heard of the UA designations for Acura cars. She does know the difference between Acura TL vintages 1999-2003, 2004-2008, 2009-2013. Does she need to know more with regards to peculiar factory coding?
#16172 of 16984 Re: 2014 TL Special Edition [xrunner2]
Jun 06, 2013 (7:03 pm)
peculiar factory coding is for ultra- enthusiasts which I am not, sorry
#16173 of 16984 Re: 2014 TL Special Edition [xrunner2]
Jun 07, 2013 (2:45 am)
Nice joke thread about codes for the model years guys
#16174 of 16984 Re: 2014 TL Special Edition [robr2]
Jun 07, 2013 (8:09 am)
If that's the case I will hold on a little longer to my 2009.
I will probably go German next but time will tell.
#16175 of 16984 Re: 2014 TL Special Edition [billyperksii]
Jun 07, 2013 (9:57 am)
Sorry billy. This special edition TL is nothing more than an appearance package according to edmunds.com
"Honda's Acura Division reported on June 3 that it sold 12,434 Acura TLs year-to-date through May, a drop of 15.3 percent compared to a year ago."
#16176 of 16984 Re: 2014 TL Special Edition [nyccarguy]
Jun 07, 2013 (2:03 pm)
Yeah TL sales are around 40% of the peak sales years ago- this beak issue was never addressed the way they quickly fixed the civic- shame car was very attractive to the segment. Unfortunately now it's only attractive because of massive discounts- the looks are just to over the top ugly. I remember in 08, 09 and 10 when I got banned from an acura TL forum because I was questioning it. My point was Acrua had lost it's way- graphguy and nycitycarguy and smarty666 all over me for saying the current TL has been a disaster, and that both Buick and Hyundai were making huge strides catching Acura. Thanks NYC for reinforcing my point 4 years later, I also like the fact that both NYC and Graph now troll German,'smarty is Mia, I'm still banded but no one looks at that board anymore.
#16177 of 16984 Re: 2014 TL Special Edition [sweendogy]
Jun 07, 2013 (5:21 pm)
Those TL Type S' still bring stupid money used. I don't know what they are crossing the auction block for, but do an autotrader or cars.com search and you'll see quite a few of the 2006 (not sure if 2006 or 2007 was the 1st year) -2008 TL Type S' listed for mid - high teens with over 100K miles.
Does anybody have the actual TL sales numbers 2004 - 2008 to compare them with the TL sales numbers from 2009 - 2013?
#16178 of 16984 Re: 2014 TL Special Edition [nyccarguy]
Jun 07, 2013 (5:34 pm)
Wiki has those numbers
#16179 of 16984 Acura TL war stories and disgusting factory codes
Jun 07, 2013 (6:39 pm)
OK. My wife had the UA4-UA5 (BMW and Mercedes afficionados should approve of my detail) 2001 Acura TL. When the 2004 came out in early Oct 2003, we both test drove it and she said she had to have it because of its improvements in handling and of course styling. That would be the UA6-UA7 factory codes. About 3 years later, because she puts lots of miles on her cars, she then wanted to upgrade to the 2007, which was still the UA6-UA7 vintage as long as I would take over her 2004 UA6-UA7 car and put up with the high mileage. Since her purchase of the UA6-UA7 (2007) both she and I have had occasions to have loaners of the UA8-UA9 gen 2009-2012 when our cars needed routine maintenance beyond simple engine oil changes. I noticed, just as C&D and other testers, that steering was kind of weird. OK. Now, with a lot of miles on the 2007, and 2004, will Acura come out with a new maybe UA10-UA11 in 2014 or will it be in 2015, that will look great and have improved handling, etc, to entice us to stay with Acura.
Jun 09, 2013 (6:23 am)
They have pricing detail on bimmerfest for 328 diesel, sedan only so far. It is $1500 more than gasoline. This may actually work, for first time. There are no EPA mileage numbers yet, but depending on driving style and type of driving, but looks better than ever, especially for a highway driving. Seem like they really want to sell diesel in numbers, for first time.