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#264 of 2002 Acura Envy
Feb 08, 2008 (8:31 pm)
Hello everyone! I am so new to this, but I am looking for a place where I can learn as much as possible about the Acura TL before I purchase. I currently own a 2002 Accord EX and have been eyeing the TL for a couple of years. I am trying to wait for the 09's to be revealed before I decide against the 08's.
What can I expect from an 08 if I purchased now?
#265 of 2002 Re: Acura Envy [tl4me1]
Feb 09, 2008 (9:37 am)
Why buy the Acura? the accord ex v6 is as better or should I say a step above the current TL (not the type S).My sister bought it and I drove it last weekend for an extended period and I was taken aback by the how sweet the ride and comfort is.
Although its not for me, I would definitly recommend this car for someone shopping the regular TL.Also, you can save your self money for the long and short run.
Please note- I am not bashing the current TL (I am a past owner of the previous generation type S) but buying an Accord V6 would be prudent in my estimation. I am actually waiting to see what Acura has to offer on the next generation TL. If I dont like the offering- then off I go to either Lexus for the GS 350 or to Mercedes for the E350 (Sport model only).
#266 of 2002 Re: Acura Envy [tl4me1]
Feb 09, 2008 (7:30 pm)
You can expect the most enjoyable car to drive.I have a 05 TL and love it so much i'm getting a 08.I would not buy a 1st year car.However a 08 can be had for a great deal right now.Yes the G35 is faster but not much and if you live in the north G35x little slower.A TL handles better than a G35 (read road & track)Has more room,and a better ride and build quality, for less money.IF the new TL is going to set the standard as it did in 2004 you are going to pay for it $$$$. BUY A 2008 without nav.The Navi isn't worth the money.If it was harddrive based it can do xtras like hold 9 gigs worth of music and other things a dvd based system can not.I have one in my TL and my wifes garmin works better.
#267 of 2002 Re: Acura Envy [billyperks2]
Feb 09, 2008 (7:36 pm)
The new accord handles like a ridgeline.Not as fast or fun as a TL. Its a Buick from Honda. And forget about leasing this car right now (rip off)
#268 of 2002 Re: Acura Envy [billyperks2]
Feb 09, 2008 (8:13 pm)
I have taken the 08 TL on a test drive twice and I think they drive hard or rough, not as smooth as I expected from a luxury sedan. The 08 Accords look awful!! I know its backwards, but I look at body style first then go for performance. If I don't like the way a car looks and I can't see my self enjoying it, then nothing else matters. So, I am curious what the 09 TL will look like. I think I'll wait. I hope they smooth out the ride...I hear that a lot of people say its is a fun ride.
#269 of 2002 Re: Acura Envy [tl4me1]
Feb 09, 2008 (8:35 pm)
Besides the TL, I would also take a look at a loaded Accord; the two are very different in real life compared with on paper (the Accord is larger) so I would try each and see which one you preferred.
I would also consider the TSX, too.
I personally would lean towards either Acura since the deals are pretty good right now (whereas the Accord deals aren't as good)
#270 of 2002 Re: Acura Envy [gasnet]
Feb 10, 2008 (10:25 am)
A V6 Accord auto to auto is on par with the current TL in regards to speed.
#271 of 2002 Re: Acura Envy [tl4me1]
Feb 10, 2008 (10:27 am)
Looks are subjective-I personally like the lines on the Accord.
#272 of 2002 Re: Acura Envy [billyperks2]
Feb 10, 2008 (10:32 am)
The coupe is attractive. The sedan....not so much! Also too damn big.
#273 of 2002 Re: Some 09 TL rumors [fozzyfoe]
Feb 10, 2008 (5:21 pm)
No Turbo Engine. 2 v6's are likely. A base 3.5 FWD and a 3.7L SH-AWD model. The SH-AWD model will get the 3.7L 09 RL engine. Base model will get the TL Type-S motor.