1996 Acura TL Overview

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Trims

2.5
1 national listing
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14 national listings
3.2
2 national listings
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10 national listings

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4.55 stars

Based on 8 reviews

Well Built Car, Excellent Performance And Great Looks! by Timothy
 — I love the car. I've only owned it for about a month, but I've driven it for over a year. The performance is great when I need it, and it still gets the occasional head-turn. Fuel economy isn't the be... Read More
Fastes V6 I Have Ever Owned!! by Sean
 — This is the most powerfull V6 car Ive ever owned. This car handles like a sports car and has a smooth ride like a Cadilac. This car has been maintance free. This car blows away any other car that trie... Read More
Great Old Car by Christopher
 — Best car I have. Love the willingness of the engine. Needs better brakes, my new Honda puts the brakes to shame... I just love the way it looks and feels to drive. Does have some minor problems, sm... Read More

1996 Acura TL Overview

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Based on 8 reviews

1996 Acura TL

1996 brought the official debut of the TL, the new "Touring Luxury" vehicle from Acura.  The 1996 certainly brought a luxurious feel with it, including power doors and locks, and standard leather seats for the 3.5 trim.

The base engine is a 2.5-liter I5 rated at 176 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque, while the 3.2 trim comes with a 3.2-liter V6 rated at 200 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque.  Mileage is estimated at 20/25 for the 2.5 and 19/24 for the 3.2.

Drivers of this car bemoan a lack of aftermarket parts.  Complaints also include scratches on the windows left by the guides, a problem of which Acura is aware.  A few have remarked on a lack of legroom in both the front and back seats.  Conversely, they love the I5 engine, declaring it gives them much more power than similar vehicles with differently configured engines.  They also engine the smooth ride and big trunk.

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Acura TL Questions

kkey
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When I Turn The Key, I Get Power To Lights, Radio, And Air But The Car Will...

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LyDale Shearin
0

Okay. My Overflow Tank Wont Close All The Way, And I Have Antifreeze In M...

Miles, and the temo hand gors up when i stop at a light. But when im drivin the temp hand goes to normal. Its steaming and smoking, but when i stop and i open the overflow tank the steam stops ...

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Vish Shinde
0

Why Is My 1996 Acura Tl 3.5 V6 240,000 Miles Blowing Out White Smoke From T...

Here are the circumstances: car has been sitting for a while, the white smoke is not cknstant, it used to blow the white smoke very bad but doesnt seem to do it anymore. The engine oil is not mil...

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perugino
45

Cooling System

I changed the thermostat, water pump and timing belt on my 1996 ACURA TL but it still over heats. Does anyone know what i may be missing or forgot to check?

2,083 views with 28 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
dalal
0

My Key In 3.2tl Is Not Turning

All my keys do not turn to start the engine.

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