Last post on Feb 01, 2008 at 7:35 PM
You are in the Acura TL
What is this discussion about?
Acura TL, Toyota Camry, Sedan
#163 of 165 Re: Tough decision for me too [ideadirect]
Feb 01, 2008 (2:14 pm)
60 miles each way?
Sounds like my commute.
60 miles makes me wonder though... is your commute like mine, where it's mostly all highway?
If so, a Hybrid isn't your best option anyway. Hybrids shine where our conventional cars don't... on the back roads and city driving. Highway driving, you're not saving enough to justify the extra cost associated with the Hybrid purchase.
And when I think "Spirited" driving, the Hybrid Camry is nowhere near my list of contenders.
Get the TL.
The 6-7 loaners I've had (including the Typs-S), I've averaged above 30 MPG on the highway, and it's 100% more fun to drive than any Camry ever made at any time. Period.
#164 of 165 Re: Tough decision for me too [ideadirect]
Feb 01, 2008 (2:40 pm)
ooohhh..... bad winters, don't get me started. If that's the case you may want to look into an all-wheel-drive sedan. Infiniti G35x, Subaru Legacy GT or if you can wait the '09 TL will be out by next winter sporting SH-AWD. I had an '05 TL that was not good in the snow even w/ 4 snows. BTW, I kept the snows and rims when I traded in the TL and eventually sold them to a guy up the street who bought a new TL-S. Haven't heard from him since, but I haven't seen him stuck at the bottom of our hill either.
#165 of 165 Re: Acura TL vs. 2007 Toyota Camry [chirocat]
Feb 01, 2008 (7:35 pm)
If you want a sports-sedan, the Camry isn't even on the map, no manual.
BTW, the Camry is available in the SE model, with a 5-Speed Manual transmission, but you have to opt for the 2.4 liter 4-banger.
Eh... not my idea of a "Sports Sedan" either.