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#15 of 41 Really, really want a new TL design!
Jun 14, 2013 (3:51 pm)
I love my 2005 TL and never get tired of looking at it! It's silver, sleek and Acura got it right on this model...why they changed it to perhaps (IMO) the ugliest car on the road is beyond me.
When are they coming out with the new TL? I am looking at the MB C300 4matic and the BMW 328xi and today, started thinking the 37X might me an option. I would like to buy another TL (this one is my 3rd) but it it's as big and ugly as the current model. I am headed out of the Honda family after owning 5 of their cars.
Anyone have any ideas about what's happening with the design or when the release date will be?
#16 of 41 Re: Really, really want a new TL design! [wendyb3]
Jun 18, 2013 (6:29 pm)
I read the '14 TL will be introduced next summer. It'll be slightly trimmer than the current TL, as it'll be based on the '13 Accord platform. It'll probably be a little larger than your '05, though. Hopefully, it'll look better than the current generation TL (it would be hard to make it look worse).
Have you considered an Accord V6 EX-L, if you need to buy soon? That's as close to your Acura as Honda makes, and it's less expensive than the near luxury models you mentioned. Of course, the Accord, even a loaded up one, doesn't have the prestige of a luxury brand, nor does it have all-wheel-drive. It may be worth checking it out, though.
In case you're wondering, I don't work for an auto company, and never have.
#17 of 41 Re: Really, really want a new TL design! [hpmctorque]
Jun 19, 2013 (5:56 am)
hpm....mentioned earlier, I helped my sister buy a '13 TL SH AWD Advance (that's a mouthful). I owned a 2010 version. The new one is a good looking car....very classy.
I liked the way my '10 looked, but the public in general did not.
She also looked at the new Accord. The TL is a significantly better handling car, as is the suspension (Accord uses struts...a cost cutting move, the TL uses more expensive and refined double wishbone). Just feel the controls and compare, back-to-back between the two and you'll see where the TL uses better materials than the Accord.
Given the deep discounts on the TL, I'd choose it over an Accord right now. Plus, the resale on the TLs are always strong. They come with a stronger engine, and a better warranty, too.
For the money, you'd be hard pressed to find something comparable to the TL.
#18 of 41 Re: Really, really want a new TL design! [graphicguy]
Jun 19, 2013 (6:18 am)
Grap -as you know I have the 09 and I still get lots of compliments.
I have been told several times that my car looks brand new after almost 4 years. I still think the refreshed model is a little too soft for my likings, they took away the quad faux pipes which really makes the car look aggressive from the back and several other touches that I will not get into. Have you ever seen the 3rd and 4th generation side by side? I personally skipped the 3rd generation because of the Accordish look and it blended in too much with the Camrys and Altimas-just my opinion. The A6 and 535/550 is calling my name but I am holding on to this TL a tad bit longer.
#19 of 41 Re: Really, really want a new TL design! [billyperksii]
Jun 20, 2013 (6:14 pm)
Billy....lots of people liked the 3G. Personally, I think the 4G was a quantum leap forward ahead of the 3G TL-S.
Can't go wrong with an A6 3.0, which is less expensive but a better car than the 5 Series.
I'm waiting to see the '14-'15 TL (which is usually much better than the RL(X). I should be ready to trade the S4 by then.
#20 of 41 Re: Really, really want a new TL design! [graphicguy]
Jun 21, 2013 (6:36 am)
I am waiting too but more than likely I will go German ( I have been driving Japanese since 2000), the new Q50 from Infiniti seems to be bringing back the same v6 from the currrent G37.
The TL right seems to satisfy my every need but a little more low end torque would be nice.
Jul 08, 2013 (10:49 am)
I got some exciting news Got it a few days ago from an acura dealer in the NY area
The all new 2014 Acura TLX will be available sometime in SEPTEMBER Totally Redesigned Thats all i have as of now
#22 of 41 Re: 2014 TLX NEWS [newcarman]
Jul 09, 2013 (4:41 am)
Get real- no way that logically makes sense.
#23 of 41 Re: 2014 TLX NEWS [billyperksii]
Jul 09, 2013 (5:16 am)
Billy....not seeing a new TL(x) at all rolling out in a few weeks....maybe Sept of 2014.
The TL SE model (base with some tech features added on) is coming very soon. But, it's identical to the current TL (base).
I see Acura is pushing the new MDX, hot on the heals of the new RLX (which I'm ambivalent about since I saw it at the auto shows last winter).
As you mentioned, the Q50, with the same gruff, thirsty V6 and the same old (and complained about) trans wouldn't be on my radar, either.
I'm liking your thoughts about an A6 more and more. But, I am really interested to see the 2015 TL(x) when it does arrive.
Size wise, I wouldn't want to go any bigger than the current TL. My Audi (S4) seems to be the perfect size for me, though. I don't know where they'll take it from here, however.
The new 3 Series has left me underwhelmed. Don't care about the 5 series.
That brings me right back to the new TL when it's available.
#24 of 41 Re: 2014 TLX NEWS [graphicguy]
Jul 09, 2013 (7:56 am)
Speaking of the A6- My neighborhood dealer is trying to entice me, he said with my mileage, condition of the car and what I owe-7K of equity is availabel right now if I decide to buy this month. I like that bait but I am going to be prudent and hold on until the new TL shows its face- not that I am going that way again- just to see it for seeing sake.