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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
#16179 of 16982 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.
#16181 of 16982 Re: 328 diesel [dino001]
Jun 09, 2013 (7:41 am)
Dino, BMW has been stating that the 328d will get 45 on the highway. BMW seems very confident of that number, if that is true, they will sell a lot of them. The Diesel engine will come in the wagon and X3. What I find interesting is, there is no word from BMW is the 328d sedan and or wagon will be available in the Euro Delivery program since Europe does not use Ultra Low Sulfa Diesel. I'm suspecting they wont be.
#16183 of 16982 Re: 328 diesel [dino001]
Jun 09, 2013 (6:32 pm)
I'm glad this diesel 3 series is close in price to the normal 3. Sure the base of the 3 is close to midlux level standard cars and you get less for the buck but in diesel form it would be a decent deal given what avg hybrids area going for. The bmws 3 active hybrid starts at 50k (sure it has 340hp). Question can you get it in x form?
#16184 of 16982 Re: 328 diesel [sweendogy]
Jun 09, 2013 (6:48 pm)
Yes, you do.
#16185 of 16982 Re: 328 diesel [dino001]
Jun 09, 2013 (7:09 pm)
#16186 of 16982 When should I replace my 2003 TL-S?
Jun 09, 2013 (8:18 pm)
I'm very attached to my TL-S and start to hyperventilate when I think of another car I will have to buy and drive (eventually).
It is low mileage 78000, will turn 11 in November, dealer maintained. 2 "bumps" were fixed.
I don't know or feel any problems. The question is since I am emotional about this car and
can't let go of it. I already had an old car that I was pouring money into until they couldn't fix it and I was getting stalled at red lights and I gave up after being towed 3 times...yep, that's me.)
I saw that this is the last year when I can get a $1,500 loyalty bonus.
Should I be car shopping?
I went to the test drive today of both 2013 TL and SH options, my car feels more like SH, but I don't like the gas usage- 18mpg city b/c that's where I drive. I get 21 mpg now.
i am not comfortable in the seat - the headrest is bothering me and side visibility isn't good for me either. The TL is feeling much tighter.
I am afraid that I won't be able to sell a 2003 car later. I enjoy my car and would buy the same one, only new Thank you for your advice
#16187 of 16982 Re: 328 diesel [sweendogy]
Jun 10, 2013 (4:38 am)
Ooops, just one word can change the meaning. I wanted to say "yes, THEY do", i.e. they'll offer xdrive version with 328d. Sorry.
#16188 of 16982 Re: 2014 TL Special Edition [nyccarguy]
Jun 10, 2013 (6:47 am)
I figured more than less that it is.
I will hold on some more to my Pearly White SH.
I am hoping that the new model year will look more European and not like what I am seeing coming out of Japan right now- Lexus and Infiniti.