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Acura TL, Sedan
#410 of 620 Re: 2004 Acura TL upgrade to TL S Type [slzweibel]
Mar 24, 2007 (7:40 pm)
i too have really enjoyed this car, as i am sure anyone would too. i have a couple of small rattles, and those too drive me buggy since its the most expensive car i have owned.
two issues popped up today (at 1995 miles):1) the back up cam went into a static filled split screen pulling out of the garage, with a vertical line right in the middle. did it once, and only once.
2) the nav lost its mind a bit, putting the car several hundred feet behind where it really is. this you would not think would be a factor, but it tells you to turn in qtr mile, 200 feet, now, etc. there is a screen to reposition the car on the map, easy to correct but it will then jump back to the incorrect postion (and it used to be right on the money $$$$).
guess that will give the dealer a little sumpthin to do at oil change time.
#411 of 620 Re: 2004 Acura TL upgrade to TL S Type [tgr3]
Mar 24, 2007 (8:14 pm)
Glad to hear it. I find my TL a hoot to drive - even after 3 years so I can imagine the TL-S will be even more fun. I am not looking for perfection in a car but the ability to locate and fix rattles is mandatory. I have had them take my driver's side door apart many times looking for a squeaking noise and they seem to fix it for a few days but it always returns. I hope the Michelin's are superior to the Bridgestones that came on the original TLs - they were pretty bad - especially in comparison to the Pirellis I have on now. Had you given the G35 a test drive prior to the TL? When I test drove the G35 and TL back to back in 2004 I felt the G35 had slightly better handling characteristics than the TL but that the TL was superior in almost every other aspect (comfort, ergonomics, etc..). Since I spend a long time commuting in my car, comfort is very important to me. I hear the new G35 is improved over the older one - am thinking of giving it another test drive prior to updating to the TL-S.
#412 of 620 Re: 2004 Acura TL upgrade to TL S Type [slzweibel]
Mar 25, 2007 (2:03 pm)
The G35 has one of the sweetest engines I have ever driven. Right from the start, you can feel the car move you without any noise. A real polished engine here. Unfortunately, my head hits the top of the vehicle so it's not going to happen for me but the TL-Type S is no slouch so I'll take one.
#413 of 620 TL - TypeS Wheels
Mar 25, 2007 (2:04 pm)
Okay - I really like this car but hate the wheels. Does anyone else think they look like they're covered with brake dust?
Besides Acura, can anyone recommend a nice chrome wheel to replace the standard ones?
Thanks in advance.
#414 of 620 Re: TL - TypeS Wheels [njvike]
Mar 25, 2007 (2:24 pm)
The wheels are easy to get used to; I didn't think I cared for them but after a week it wasn't worth spending serious $$$ to replace them. Actually in the color I got, Carbon Bronze Pearl, the wheels are a decent match. Also, when they do get brake dust on them it's not that noticeable.
#415 of 620 Re: TL - TypeS Wheels [njvike]
Mar 25, 2007 (5:33 pm)
Take a peek at the product line by RonJon e.g. Inspire.
#416 of 620 Re: TL - TypeS Wheels [njvike]
Mar 25, 2007 (9:08 pm)
I felt the same way too about the type S wheels. I was dead set against them. From the first time I saw them I thought that if I end up buying the type S, I will be getting another set of wheels. Looked into a replacement set and I like to stick with OEM stuff. Acura offers another set in 17" but I don't like the way they look either. So the only other option for me was to get the 18" chrome look alloy by Acura. Their price from any Acura dealer lists $550 a wheel. I was able to negotiate the set from my dealer to $1700 for the set. This cost of course doesn't include tires. You still need to add their cost. A cheap set of Yokos ES100 (compared to Michelins) can be had for about $700. Add mount and balance another $100. Looking at total cost of about $2500. Eventhough the cost was a bit too steep, but I was seriously considering it. I bought my car a week ago. The dealer believe it or not talked me out of it. He said he felt the same way about the type S wheels when he first saw them but they grew on him. He said drive it around for a bit and see if you like them. If not come back and he will get me a set for the price agreed upon. I have had my car for a week now and everyone I know who saw it thus far really likes the look of the wheels. I hate to admit it but I think the wheels are growing on me as well.
#417 of 620 Thanks everyone for
Mar 26, 2007 (5:28 am)
the replies regarding the wheels. I will try the wheels for a month or so. If it doesn't bother me than that's great. If so, I'll search around for just the wheels.
I hope people are telling Honda about this. I also think the parchment interior would've been a great choice for the S as well.
Looking forward to purchasing the TL - S
#418 of 620 Re: TL - TypeS Wheels [njvike]
Mar 26, 2007 (6:53 am)
I have Nighthawk Black Pearl. And the wheels are a perfect match. when I first saw them, I thought they are ok at best. But everyone that sees the black car with the dark wheels think they are cool. They do not show brake dust at all, like they are always clean. Believe me, they will grow on you quickly, and they are distinctive, I have no problem with them, and they match my black car very well.
#419 of 620 Re: TL - TypeS Wheels [tgr3]
Mar 26, 2007 (7:41 am)
I'm thinking of the White or Red for the exterior color. Red might be a better choice for these wheels.