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Acura TL, Sedan
#1941 of 2002 Re: More good Acura reads.... [graphicguy]
Aug 06, 2010 (5:34 am)
Although I really dont put much emphasis on 0-60 times, I was kind of taken aback when Edmunds mentioned sixes for the auto TL AWD. Dont hold me to this, but if memory serves me right, I saw in the back pages of Car and Driver magazine that it was in the mid fives.
There is no difference in the 2009 and 2010 apart from the 6MT, the tuning is the same.
#1942 of 2002 2012 ACURA TL TYPE S
Aug 06, 2010 (11:20 am)
Any news on the next generation TL Type S? Can't seem to find anything. Hope they don't scrap any plans in developing one!!
#1943 of 2002 Re: More good Acura reads.... [billyperks2]
Aug 07, 2010 (8:40 am)
I dunno billy. Maybe there's some different ECU tuning between the '09 and the '10. All I know is that my '10 feels faster than the '09 I test drove when the 4G first came out. Plus, very unofficially, I'd say mine is running 5.7/sec from a dead stop and mashing the gas (with the tranny in sport mode). I don't think using sport mode would make that much of a difference, though.
6-sp manual should shave a couple of tenths off that, I would think....if you got a good launch and speed shift.
As you say though, Acuras have never been about 0-60 times. It's the total package that people lay down their cash for.
#1944 of 2002 Re: 2012 ACURA TL TYPE S [gbosil]
Aug 07, 2010 (8:42 am)
gbosil....there's been a lot of talk that the SH AWD is the Type S version of the TL. No one's heard anything about the Type S. From what I've read and heard, the 2011s are going to be the same as the 2010s...maybe some minor tweaks here and there.
2012 will be the year for a mid-cycle refreshening. Maybe a Type S then?
That said, it seems like Acura has been buzzing more about a hybrid than anything else, so who knows.
#1945 of 2002 Re: More good Acura reads.... [graphicguy]
Aug 09, 2010 (5:42 am)
Maybe you are right because I never drove the 2010, you drove them both, so I guess you can tell a difference. Took mine over the Tappan Zee Bridge yesterday to a Sate Park, the navigation was directing me in in circles but I knew where I was going. Do you get that sometimes when you know where you are going and its putting you somewhere else?
#1946 of 2002 Re: More good Acura reads.... [billyperks2]
Aug 09, 2010 (6:05 am)
Not sure where the Tappan Zee Bridge is, but I have driven in San Diego, Los Angeles and Las Vegas and the navigation is dead on. Had a road closed in South Las Vegas near the airport for construction, if it was not for the Navigation know telling where I would have landed up, but it got me back to the hotel just fine! I think the BMW in front of me must have had NAV as he and I were going in the same direction!
#1947 of 2002 Re: More good Acura reads.... [rlonn1]
Aug 09, 2010 (7:14 am)
It's in New York. I am not saying it does not get you there but it gets you there in a roundabout way. I have my address programmed in, and at times its taking me all over town just to get home. One more glitch, yesterday when I got off the 287 to get onto the local route there was a sharp curve and the Nav did not tell me to merge right. I ended up back on the Bridge and had to circle back to that same spot to merge right- go figure. Overall though, I am satisfied with it, maybe the kids where getting on my nerves about "Are we there yet."
Aug 09, 2010 (10:16 am)
It appears we're from the same neck of the woods. I just moved from Hartsdale to Stamford. What park were you headed for? My wife has a 2010 TSX Tech. There are so many roads that get you to the same place in NY (especially Westchester), but the nav system just sends you the shortest or fastest route.
Ever try to set your NAV to take you to Jersey? It'll send you down the Deegan, across the Cross Bronx, and over the GW. Which is great if you have 2 hours to waste sitting in traffic. But you know to take the Tappan Zee (does it bother you when traffic people call it "the Tap?") down the Palisades to the Turnpike or Go over the TZ & down the Garden State.
#1949 of 2002 Re: billyperks [nyccarguy]
Aug 09, 2010 (1:28 pm)
I was headed to Rockland State Park in Nyack and it was telling me to get off Exit 10 off the 287. This is exit 10 at the start of the 287 right off exit 21 off the 95 south.
There is another exit 10 right after you get off the Tap.
That would have put me Purchase or Harrison- go figure.
Aug 09, 2010 (6:07 pm)
That's funny. I never thought of it like that. Big difference between Rye Brook & Nyack. I think 287 (in Westchester) is listed as I-287 on the NAV, while The New York State Thruway (Actually The Governer Tomas E Dewey New York State Thruway) is actually listed as I-87/I-287 on the NAV.