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Acura TL, Sedan
#44 of 620 Re: Latest info about 2007 Acura TL [pg48477]
Aug 08, 2006 (9:15 am)
I think you're just suffering from sticker shock and haven't really thought this through.
Yes, the MSRP is right there with a BMW. (Dear God! Hide the women and children!) But that "close to $40K" number people keep tossing around is a TL-S with $2K worth of NAV and it's only MSRP. Heck, a base TL with NAV is priced at $35,325.
As pointed out many times here, only the first buyers on the lot are going to pay anything like that.
Comments about a slushbox, FWD, and competition from BMW are pretty much the same story I read when the 2002 TL-S hit the market.
#45 of 620 Re: 2007 TL-S pictures [rockylee]
Aug 08, 2006 (9:18 am)
"From what I understand the 07' TL didn't even get the ELS stereo upgrade from the RDX."
You have it backwards. The RDX got ELS from the TL. The TL has had an ELS stereo since 2004. It's part of the base package. I haven't seen anything in these articles suggesting that Acura has removed it from the TL-S.
#46 of 620 Re: Latest info about 2007 Acura TL [varmint]
Aug 08, 2006 (9:28 am)
Okay...so say you'll be able to get 2K off sticker for the TL-S. That gives you a non-NAVI TL-S (given that the TL-S actually comes with non-NAVI) for about $35K. Big Deal!! One could probably also get 2K off sticker for the IS, 3er, and the G. Also, don't planning on getting below invoice anytime soon until the next generation TL is about to roll out.
#47 of 620 Re: Latest info about 2007 Acura TL [louiswei]
Aug 08, 2006 (9:33 am)
When did I write anything about getting below invoice?
$35K for a TL-S? Were I on the market, I'd be all over that.
#48 of 620 Re: Latest info about 2007 Acura TL [varmint]
Aug 08, 2006 (9:43 am)
Even with $35K out the door price the TL-S is right at the 3er/IS/G price range. It's not that the TL-S is an inferior product but no one can argue that it lacks RWD and the 20+ HP to compete with. However, I totally believe that there are many buyers out there whom won't give a *beep* about the 20+ HP and FWD/RWD but they won't care about the carbon fiber interior, riced up style and the "fast and furious" rims as well.
#49 of 620 Re: Latest info about 2007 Acura TL [louiswei]
Aug 08, 2006 (9:45 am)
Of course, here's the trick: Many folks believe that a BMW 3 is overpriced. But, if the 3 is the right car for you, and you want to buy it then the price that you pay is the price that you pay. Because in your value equation, it is worth it, not overpriced.
Same thing for the TL-S (or any car). Only you can assign what its true value is. If the TL-S is the car for you, then you will pay what you pay.
#50 of 620 Re: Latest info about 2007 Acura TL [louiswei]
Aug 08, 2006 (9:51 am)
Have you even looked at what the 3er/IS/G are lacking at that price point?
If power and RWD are all you care about, save yourself 10 grand with a Mustang.
#51 of 620 Re: Latest info about 2007 Acura TL [varmint]
Aug 08, 2006 (9:58 am)
Please enlighten me what they lack?
I stated the assumed $35K TL-S will be Navi-LESS so please tell me what do the 3er/IS/G lack?
With the Mustang I don't get the luxury cabin and I don't like coupes.
#52 of 620 From Car & Driver...
Aug 08, 2006 (10:56 am)
News: Acura brings TL Type-S back for 2007 - Car News
After a three-year hiatus, the TL Type-S is back with even more power.
BY JARED GALL, August 2006
For 2007, the Acura TL line will sprout a Type-S boasting a more powerful engine and a sport-tuned suspension. According to The Boston Globe, power output grows to 286, a gain of 28 hp, and torque rises 23 lb-ft. to 256. Previously, Acura offered a TL A-spec handling and appearance package, although it offered no bump in power. While the A-spec was a dealer-installed kit, the Type-S is a factory-produced regular model.
Of course, a sportier car has always entailed more than under-hood muscle to Acura, and this latest Type-S is no different. Suspension firms up all around and gets capped with Type-S specific wheels. Astute observers will notice the Type-S wears a mesh grille, a subtle spoiler, and quadruple exhaust outlets. Others will be clued in by the more obvious Type-S badging.
Inside, the Type-S invites shenanigans with sporty bucket seats boasting hearty bolstering, stainless steel pedals, and carbon fiber trim. A five-speed automatic will be standard on the Type-S. Thankfully, a six-speed manual also will be available. Pricing on the new Type-S should begin around $39,000.
Pricing on the new Type-S should begin around $39,000.
Does that mean the $39K is WITHOUT Navi? I seriously hope that C&D is wrong on this, otherwise that'll be the stupidest move ever made by Acura.