Last post on Dec 09, 2008 at 10:02 PM
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Acura TL, Infiniti G35, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#679 of 708 Re: More TL speculation.... [ggesq]
Aug 07, 2007 (5:44 am)
As owner of first year current TL and first year current G...the G doesn't make NEARLY the noises of the acura. 04 TL didn't flex as much as the 03 (I used to silicone my sunroof seal as it squeaked from flex), but it still made some noises in the dash and rear in particular. My G (At least) is free of noises, other than the occasional seatbelt rattle, and some wind noise. Driving them back to back I determined the wind noise was relative to the very quiet cabin. Acura put Active Noise Cancellation in the Type S for a reason...it's got a noisey interior. G body seems to be pretty much flex-free.
#680 of 708 Re: More TL speculation.... [slzweibel]
Aug 07, 2007 (5:45 am)
I honestly don't know much about Infiniti's service level as this is my first, but I have been back for oil changes and a quick TSB and I was very happy with the professionalism and service.
I can say the same for Acura as well.
They have always been very friendly and up front, although they never did fix the sub-woofer rattles in the MDX.
#681 of 708 Re: More TL speculation.... [scottm123]
Aug 07, 2007 (7:02 pm)
So I had my G35x test drive today. Am very impressed. The G handles significantly better then the TL (just ask the salesguy who might have had to change his underwear when we got back to the dealer!). The interior was much better then I remember back in 04 - little problems but much improved. Will still test drive the 07 TL-S but will likely go with the G35x.
#682 of 708 Re: More TL speculation.... [slzweibel]
Aug 08, 2007 (5:04 am)
Enjoy the Type-S test drive... and then your new G!
#683 of 708 a little imagination
Aug 13, 2007 (1:40 pm)
OK....here's the next Accord....
It doesn't take too much imagination to see the Acura TL grill being used here. Probably the grill would drop well into the lower front facia. Fog lamps woud flak the bottom end of the grill. With the TL being a 4 door, the rear doors would have to flow into the roofline.
Looking at the rear, it's clear that the LED tailights used on the current gen TL wouldn't need much massaging to fit...maybe they'd be a bit larger.
Looking at the size of the hood, a V6 VTEC with 300+ HP would fit nicely. Ground clearence suggests it would accomodate SH-AWD mechanicals, too. Wonder if they can fit a V8 in there?
Front doors forward looks to have a few styling clues from a Lexus ES/IS. Rear isn't dramatically different from the current TL, with some swoopier styling clues.
#684 of 708 Re: a little imagination [graphicguy]
Aug 13, 2007 (3:34 pm)
...seem the front of Accord sedan is almost the same as the Sonata.
#685 of 708 Re: a little imagination [gooddeal2]
Aug 13, 2007 (4:55 pm)
And the back looks like a Lexus. What we have here is an Lexord.
#686 of 708 Re: a little imagination [kdshapiro]
Aug 14, 2007 (4:53 am)
kd....I can see a bit of Lexus in the rear, too. It will be interesting to see Acura's take on the platform. "Lexord"......LOL! I think Honda should hire you as a marketing person.
#687 of 708 Infiniti smokes Acura
Nov 16, 2008 (3:46 pm)
The new Acura TL looks just like the Honda Accord.I invite anyone with a newer model TL (2005 - 2009) or TSX to come to Temecula and go head to head with my G35 tiptronic sedan. 0-60 in faster than your Acura. More quality and better leather in all. Anyone who wants a real vehicle, go to your Infiniti dealer. If you buy a used '06, your ahead of the Acura '09. If you buy a new Infiniti, you're even that much more ahead.
#688 of 708 Re: Infiniti smokes Acura [braydenh]
Nov 16, 2008 (6:52 pm)
Thanks, but no thanks. We don't like slummin' it!