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#801 of 2002 Re: 09 TL brochures [go_mdx1]
Sep 05, 2008 (9:36 am)
Anyone that works at an Acura store, like myself, will admit that there were a few 2004 TL's that weren't up to snuff. I guess you can chalk it up to being the first year of a complete makeover.
Edmunds.com gives the 2008 TL the nod for lowest cost of ownership for a car under $45,000, which, I think, says a lot. No car is perfect though. That's why we enjoy buying new ones!
#802 of 2002 Re: 09 TL brochures [mrsatisfaction]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Sep 05, 2008 (9:40 am)
Hey, welcome to the forums! Nice to have a member participating who has hands-on product knowledge.
#803 of 2002 Re: 09 TL brochures [mrsatisfaction]
Sep 06, 2008 (9:52 am)
Excellent point! Can you imagine all the potential issues with a totally re-done 09 TL? Acura is known for working out the kinks as "they go along". Buyer beware - wait a while, who knows they may change the disgusting grille.
Sep 06, 2008 (9:58 am)
First week of October for the base and middle to late December for SH-AWD.
#805 of 2002 Re: 09 TL brochures [vaughn4]
Sep 06, 2008 (9:59 am)
No hope for the new grille. As usual, the more we're around it, the more we'll appreciate it.
#806 of 2002 Re: 09 TL brochures [mrsatisfaction]
Sep 06, 2008 (4:37 pm)
kinda like the more I hit my head against a wall, the less it hurts each time.
#807 of 2002 Re: 09 TL brochures [mikey38]
Sep 06, 2008 (9:42 pm)
If Honda haven't changed the grill on the CR-V, I wouldn't hold out much hope they would do anything to the TL.
#808 of 2002 Re: 09 TL brochures [vaughn4]
Sep 07, 2008 (9:17 am)
They may consider changing if sales drop dramatically.
#809 of 2002 Re: 09 TL brochures [apasion]
Sep 07, 2008 (10:09 am)
Sales won't drop dramatically. They have stopped making 2009 RL's in anticipation of the TL cutting heavily into its customer base.
They have also stopped production on the 2009 MDX and 2009 RDX temporarily until current inventory of the 2008 models is greatly reduced.
#810 of 2002 Re: 09 TL brochures [mrsatisfaction]
Sep 07, 2008 (1:08 pm)
Interesting about how they cut production on the 2009 RL. My local dealer sold out of the first batch of 2009 RLs - wondered when the next batch would arrive.
Honda/Acura's business model is very interesting in that they have introduced three new models (TSX, TL, an RL) all in the span of several months. Feast or famine in the sedan world at Acura. Of course, the RL is more of an "updated" model than the TL which really is a totally new model.