2008 Acura TL
There are 5 user reviews for the Type-S 6-Spd MT trim shown below
- Great fuel economy for the power, comfortable, fast, best bang for the buck
- Stereo could use improvement,
I've done about 10k so far on my Type S and I can honestly say that for 38k, the TL type S is the absolute best bang for the buck on the market. You will not get the same combination of luxury, power, accessories, electronics and these days, fuel economy, in a vehicle today for under 40k. Here is a quick rundown of what I think no the various aspects of the car.
Engine and transmission:
Unlike most Acura(Honda) engines, the TL doesnt like to scream to 8k rpms in search of power. It has decent power down low and builds nicely as you rev. Not the smoothest sounding engine at 6k rpm, but after flooring a G35 you'll think a little differently. While you wont be able to take out a BMW 335, the TL is more than fast enough to drain your tank if you so choose....and beat most cars on the road at the same time. On that note, it gets excellent gas mileage and you really dont find that many 6 cyl cars that get 30+ mpg on the hwy. Especially those with 286hp.
Comfort and Looks:
Looks speak for themselves...some people may not like the wheels but what else is there not to really like. I have a black TL and with a little tint to the windows it looks awesome in my opionion. I get compliments all the time. I also think the car is very confortable on the hwy. I have a 4yr old in the back sometimes and nodbody is breaking their legs to accomodate anyone else. Trunk has good space also.
Accessoris and Electronics:
This is where I give it to Japanese manufacturers. They have by far the best electronics and accessories on the market. I sometimes think if I ask the car to do my taxes it just might(ill keep hoping). Voice activated everything(even though i find myself not always using it) and lots of little features that you end up just finding. No German cars compare here. Love Aud's and
As I said before, the TL Type S is by far the best bang for the buck on the market. Would love an M3 but you can literally buy 2 TL's for the same amount it cost to lease the BMW. A loaded 335 is close to 50k as well and 12k isnt worth the extra second from 0-60. Overall, I'm very satisfied and would buy the Type S if I had to do it over again.
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