Last post on Sep 11, 2013 at 6:00 AM
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Acura TL, Sedan
#32 of 41 Re: WHAT MORE CAN I SAY [newcarman]
Jul 16, 2013 (4:56 am)
Newcarman, I would serously advise you to stay away from Curry- I am amazed they are still in business.
#33 of 41 Re: 2014 TLX NEWS [newcarman]
Jul 16, 2013 (5:09 am)
Yeah....if you send me the email to the sales person, I have no issues "pinging" her on the alleged all new TLX coming out THIS YEAR!
My guess is, it's almost false advertising to get you into their showroom for a look-see, where they can engage you to buy......something....anything! They're doing it under the guise of "we have a totally new, redesigned TL(X).....come see it."
Newcarman....as you can probably tell, we keep a pretty close watch on Acura, and particularly the evolution of the TL.
If I get a response from your sales person, I'll post it here.
#34 of 41 Re: 2014 TLX NEWS [graphicguy]
Jul 16, 2013 (10:10 am)
Graph- dont hold your breath, I grew up on the Westchester border and I know that dealership very well.
#35 of 41 Re: 2014 TLX NEWS [billyperksii]
Jul 17, 2013 (6:11 am)
Billy...kind of surprises me that Acura has a dealership that employs these types of tactics. I know around me, the Acura dealers compete with the BMW, Lexus, Mercedes dealers and conduct their business in a much more professional manner.
Anyway, I'm pretty tight with the dealer I bought my former TL from. They usually have a private party when a new model rolls out. They just had one about a month ago for both the RL and the MDX. I would imagine I'll get an invite for the '15 TL when it arrives. I'm guessing 12 months from now.
#36 of 41 Re: Really, really want a new TL design! [hpmctorque]
Aug 01, 2013 (12:02 pm)
I thought the same; the EL-X honda is not compression at 10:1, thus regular fuel; the TL is 11.5:1 thus premium fuel.
I was wondering why the EL coupe didn't have the pep that the TL had; that would explain it.
#37 of 41 From Today's Automotive News...
Aug 19, 2013 (6:56 pm)
"LOS ANGELES -- Spy photos show that Acura plans big changes for its top-selling TL sedan when it is redesigned and renamed next summer.
The TLX sedan will replace the TL, which is based on the pre-2013 Honda Accord platform. The TLX will share the redesigned 2013 Accord's underpinnings.
Because the new Accord has a shorter length and wheelbase, the TLX will be smaller as well. It will slot in between the current TL and TSX compact sedans.
The heavily camouflaged car photographed during recent hot-weather testing shows a long, sweeping roofline reaching a stubby but more-defined trunk lid than the slippery one on the TL. The nose of the car still comes to Acura's trademark point, although the "beak" grille appears to have been mellowed somewhat.
The aged TSX is based on the outgoing Europe-market Accord, which will not be redesigned because the new Accord platform will be used in all markets. That likely will spell the end of the TSX in the lineup, leaving Acura with the compact ILX, mid-sized TLX and flagship RLX sedans.
The big change under the hood will be the use of Honda's Earth Dreams 3.5-liter V-6, which makes 310 hp when installed in the RLX. The current TL has a choice of a 280-hp 3.5-liter V-6 or a 305-hp 3.7-liter V-6 when paired with all-wheel drive.
The redesigned TLX should also be available with awd, as well as the optional Precision All-Wheel Steering system that debuted with the RLX sedan."
From the article, the TLX could be a significant improvement over the current generation TL. The last generation TL hasn't sold in nearly the numbers as earlier generations, especially the '99-'03 and the '04-'08. These were much more competitive, and represented excellent value than the '09-'13 model years.
The '99-'08 TLs, while maybe not outstanding in any particular area, competed much better with their Audi, BMW and Mercedes counterparts than the latest ones, especially when price was factored into the comparison.
I wouldn't argue that the newer TLs aren't good cars, just that the earlier ones were less bland and generic, and had more of a "gotta-have-it" factor.
Sep 09, 2013 (1:50 pm)
I have been ready for a new TL for several years now (I own a 2002 CL) but have been waiting for a style that grabbed me (the smiley face grill really turns me off). Hopefully the new TLX will be the the one, but the spy photos look make it look very similar to the current one so I am only cautiously optimistic. For everyone debating WHEN it will come out, all the articles I have read point to summer 2014.
#39 of 41 2015 Acura TLX
Sep 09, 2013 (6:51 pm)
You think there's a chance they will offer a 6 speed manual as an option? Or are the days of the manual clutch dead?
#40 of 41 Acura TL and TLX
Sep 09, 2013 (8:39 pm)
I went to Curry Acura over the weekend. My current lease of 2010 TSX was 322 with just taxes and 1st month upfront. I was given a offer for a 2013 TL Special Edition for 389/month with taxes and 1st month upfront.
My lease ends November 8th. I was told a TLX will be release between Spring and Summer of 2014. I am contemplating of extending my lease until then unless theres a superb offer for 2014 TL or go else where for a Honda Accord.
#41 of 41 Re: Acura TL and TLX [echachi81]
Sep 11, 2013 (6:00 am)
Went to go look at a used TL (2000) at my local dealer. Although I missed out on the used one, I did talk to them about the new one. They're reporting the same thing on the '15s. The '14 will have a short run (already hitting the dealers' lots) until next Spring/Summer. They, they'll bring out the new ones.
All I've seen are some very camo'd pics of the new TL. Can't really tell what they look like.
But, I'm betting it will be a smaller version of the new RLX, as that's the look of all their new cars (including the just released MDX).
We'll see....but true to Acura fashion, you want see the real deal until the new one is actually released.