Last post on Sep 15, 2011 at 12:58 PM
You are in the Acura TL
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Acura TL, Sedan
#88 of 97 Re: New TL owner [oif865th]
Aug 11, 2008 (6:43 am)
Yes I have this same situation, though from my understanding it isn't a problem, just how the engine/transmission runs. This is well documented elsewhere on these forums.
#89 of 97 Re: 2008 TL VS 2009 TSX [10sfan]
Aug 11, 2008 (7:02 pm)
"Looking to downsize vehicles. Has anyone driven both vehicles and willing to share their likes and dislikes with me. Have a 2005 MDX coming off lease and a 2000 RL. Do not need two large type of premium gas guzzling vehicles for only two drivers now driving less than a total of 1600 miles per month of combined city and highway driving."
I purchased a 2008 TL with NAVI in May. I had a 1997 RL and 2002 MDX. The 97 RL was hit from behind while parked in front of my house , so I needed to replace it. I was torn between a new RL, a new TL, a new TSX (due to mileage) and a Lexus. Didn't like the Lexus headroom, legroom or air conditioner. Ended up choosing the TL because of body lines and mileage versus the RL, and the size is decent (I'm 6' 3" tall). Back seat room is okay for shorter rides.
The RL was smoother riding, but I didn't particularly like the look, the price, or the fuel economy.
The TL is loaded, has a good ride, and good look. I drive mostly interstate miles from home to work (about 16 miles), then city mileage running errands, lunch, etc. My combo mileage, using 87 regular gas, has been from 24 to 27. Two trips from Oklahoma City to Tulsa and back gave me 30 and 33 mpg.
I'm very happy with my TL and glad I purchased it as opposed to the RL and the Lexus. Personally, I'm just not that impressed with the Lexus, although they are good looking cars.
#90 of 97 Re: 2008 TL VS 2009 TSX [10sfan]
Aug 15, 2008 (7:20 am)
Last year test drove the TSX 4 times without salesman, test drove TL one time.
Got the TL.
My problem with the TSX auto was lack of power, otherwise very nice car.
The 09 TSX may have somewhat resolved that problem with different
trans and engine tuneing, you will have to test drive and see if the TSX
has say enough power where you feel safe on freeway on ramps.
#91 of 97 Re: 2008 TL VS 2009 TSX [mf15]
Aug 20, 2008 (8:41 am)
Yes, the TL is going to have more power right off the bat, but once the TSX 4cyl is more broken in, you simply notice a difference in its power, but sometimes thats not enough for some.
#92 of 97 Re: New TL owner [mmelone]
Aug 20, 2008 (9:55 am)
Would appreciate it if you would get back too me.. I'm taking my TL in this Fri. for a check up. I'll as well will keep you posted.
#93 of 97 Re: New TL owner [polishedmetal]
Aug 20, 2008 (9:58 am)
So your saying its no issue at all? I'm taking my TL in this Fri for service guess i'll find out then if there is a issue or not. Can you send me a link or more info if you know of any on this. Kind of dissapointed did not expect an acura with its rep. to be like this.
#94 of 97 2008 TL Engine
Aug 20, 2008 (7:33 pm)
Im a new 2008 TL owner. Im not sure if this was mentioned previously in this forum. Does anyone else feel the engine have slight pull when slowing down after 20mph or so? When I let off the gas and let it cruise, it feels like the engine pulls a bit. Is this a transmission problem? Open to all suggestions.
#95 of 97 Re: 2008 TL Engine [lsupinoy]
Aug 21, 2008 (3:42 pm)
Not sure what you mean by engine pull, if you mean engine brakeing
that is normal, Old Mike
#96 of 97 Re: 2008 TL Engine [mf15]
Aug 21, 2008 (7:13 pm)
Thanks...just making sure it was normal
#97 of 97 Re: Just bought a new 08 TL [trailhiker]
Sep 15, 2011 (12:58 pm)
From my 08 TL's manual: "When the indicator comes on, there is about 2.3 U.S. gal...of fuel remaining in the tank before the needle reaches E. There is a small reserve of fuel remaining in the tank when the needle does reach E."
So that means that there is more than 2.3 gallons left
My "low fuel" indicator came on, and I drove about 20 miles before filling up. I put 13.6 gallons in the tank, so it looks like there's at least 3.5 gallons left after the warning message comes on.
Nevertheless, I've read somewhere that this sort of engine can be seriously damaged if it runs out of fuel, so it's better to be safe than sorry.