Last post on Nov 30, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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Acura TL, Sedan
#10 of 18 Re: 2010 TL - Shimmering Vibrations & Paint [billyperks2]
May 26, 2011 (7:43 am)
Billy I think you are drinkin' too much Honda cool-aid! Audi has come a long way in the reliabilty dept over the years. In the 2,100 miles I have on my Audi "0" problems thus far. Between my TLS and TSX I had my new cars at the dealship..(and I checked my reciepts from the dealer in their respective files that I keep) combined 9 times between the two first 3K miles and after. Mirror problems not tilting, squeaks, sub rattle in my TLS, EGR Valve Sticking, Abnormal Front Seat Wear in both cars..TSX was worse, Transmission shifting problems in my TLS, Had both front window tracks replaced on my TLS "recall" ..and numerous other small problems...so DON'T TELL me about Acura / Honda reliability. I have owned NUMEROUS Honda /Acuras / Toyotas in my lifetime. All great cars but they make bad ones too just like any other car maker. You want to step up to "Real Luxury" then buy a Lexus, Audi, or BMW. Acura is not a comparison in my opinion..and I love my Acura TLS.
#11 of 18 Re: 2010 TL - Shimmering Vibrations & Paint [gbosil]
May 26, 2011 (2:10 pm)
I am going to go out on a limb and say my TL will outlast the S4.
#12 of 18 Re: 2010 TL - Shimmering Vibrations & Paint [gbosil]
May 31, 2011 (5:07 pm)
Don't get me wrong, Audi has improved in reliability from a few years ago but they still are no where near Acura, Lexus, and even BMW is in terms of reliability. They still rank pretty low in that category and their sales are pretty abysmal as well. Its interesting you put them in the same category as BMW, Lexus, and Mercedes, yet they still have come no where near to having the same amount of sales, reputation, service, and many other areas that those 3 big wigs have here.
I do agree with you about Acura's direction though. I hope they start to correct it on their next generation vehicles, but who knows.
#13 of 18 Re: 2010 TL - Shimmering Vibrations & Paint [smarty666]
Jun 01, 2011 (5:03 am)
Smarty...honestly...and I mean HONESTLY..I would NEVER of thought I would purchase an Audi ...Trust me! Just because of their past history. But I am SO GLAD I DID! I have ALWAYS owned Japaneese my whole life! But the Audi Customer Service is TOP NOTCH, the Service Dept is TOP NOTCH.... etc on and on and on... I am so impressed!! They treat you like a individual NOT A NUMBER like Acura! Acura has really gone downhill in that area in both Customer Service and the Service Department! I am telling you ..Audi has turned their whole model around! I can't tell you how many compliments I get on my S4..and I mean weekly! Love the car..fit, finish, ride oh and the 7 speed DSG Transmission is AMAZING! Honestly this is the first car I have owned that really puts a smile on my face and look forward to driving to work and back! I think you need to check Audi's sales...they are TILT! Their cars are the "BEST LOOKING" in my opinion. Acura better do something quick because they now look just like any KIA, Hyundai, Nissan, Toyota and every other Japaneese car out there..even the American cars are looking Japaneese now!!
#14 of 18 Re: 2010 TL - Shimmering Vibrations & Paint [gbosil]
Jun 04, 2011 (11:36 am)
I am glad your having a great experience with your Audi but telling us all about the compliments you get on it is hardly any indication of anything. I get compliments all the time on my TL and Maxima.
Don't get me wrong, Audi has a nice service department, but let me know when they have their own car wash, massaging leather chairs in their waiting room, come to your house to pick up your vehicle/leave a loaner, free food other than snacks (sandwiches, hot foods, etc) when your in for service, 1 yr subscription to Sat radio included, free maintenance for the first 3 or 4 years, etc. Those are the things Lexus, BMW, and MB are offering. That is why they are not in their level yet.
The way your talk, is sounds like no Japanese or American vehicle is any good because they all look alike. I suppose German vehicles are only acceptable
#15 of 18 Re: 2010 TL - Shimmering Vibrations & Paint [smarty666]
Jun 04, 2011 (1:49 pm)
I’m absolutely in agreement with you. I had my 2003 A6 for three years with no issues other than the aluminum trim around the windows turning amber. Customer service was good. The car was returned clean the techs always covered up the seats and floor before driving the car. My experience with ACURA has been miserable. You are treated like they are doing you a favor. You get a “free” car wash, and the car is returned to you filthy. After 6 month of battling interior rattles and 21 days in the repair shop ACURA/HONDA states that under the warranty section 8. Rattles are not considered an issue that impairs the function and the drivability of the vehicle. It must be OK for a $44K to rattle as long as it drives
The driving experience is highly diminished by the combination of inferior quality, lousy service and lack of customer support.
#16 of 18 Re: Past and Present Generation TL Squeak/Rattle Issues [smarty666]
Jun 04, 2011 (7:35 pm)
Update to squeaks and rattles issues in my 2007 TL - I replaced my OEM tires with Continental DSWs and then took a 2 week trip from Texas to Florida. The difference in ride was significant - the DSWs were much quieter and absorbed a lot more road vibration than the OEM Michelans. Pretty much no issues with interior rattles and squeaks during the two week trip. Still none for the week we've been back in Texas. Will have to wait for winter to see if this holds for cold weather as well.
#18 of 18 2006 Acura TL under carriage squeaking
Nov 30, 2011 (4:33 pm)
I have an Acura 2006 TL that has a squeaking noise evertime you step on the gas or brake. It appears to be something under the shift console. Possibly something like a stabalization bar or frame issue coming from the under carriage. Anyone else have this issue or have any suggestions?