2002 Acura TL User Reviews

2002 Acura TL Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 35 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 17 reviews
"power" 15 reviews
"handling" 9 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
CONS
"transmission" 7 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews

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Earl writes:
2002 Acura TL 3.2TL Review
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Very fast car without the aggressive looks that attract police

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Expensive upkeep, almost everythings Has to come from Acura dealership

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Great Car If You Can Afford It. — Fast car, I run chargers and mustangs of the road no problem. I got done in by a BMW M3 and of course some motorcycles but other than that I own the road. Only thing is its like any luxury brand, Very expensive upkeep. $1600 for new HID oem headlights.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andrew writes:
2002 Acura TL S Review
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2

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No reason to drive this car, rather suicide.

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Very high-end Honda Accord. So why boarder than Acura?

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Rubbish When It Was Brand New And Complete Rubbish When It Crashes You. — wobbling, not solid, not safe, head end too heavy, weight portion fail. Rear seat head rests unadjustable. Blucket seats don't hold you tight enough. Seatbelts are rubbish. Quality are rubbish. Woods trims are plastics. On board First-aid kit cover is made out of cheap plastic. Hateful car. Therefore my mum bought cause she knew nothing about cars. Noise isolation is rubbish. The only thing I could think of it's good is the Air Conditioning cool the car rather quickly. That's it. Work harder and buy an Audi A6 or Volvo S80.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Greg writes:
2002 Acura TL 3.2TL Review
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fast, sound system awesome.

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none

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Acura — i love this car its fast great sound system without my subs performs very well . brother had this car before me but it still has peak performance. this car is very fun to drive but doesnt do well in snow to light so slides.

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Todd writes:
2002 Acura TL S w/ Navigation Review
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Love My Tl-s — Fun to drive...great features. Crappy air conditioning, which in Texas is a big deal. About to go buy an '08 TL next week.

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Pantelis writes:
2002 Acura TL S Review
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5

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engine, built, handling

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notchy transmission

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Excellent Built Quality And The 260hp Engine Is Very Powerful! — Had the car for almost a year. It was a company car. I was very happy with the upscale interior and the large boot space. The car was very comfortable to drive on long trips. The engine was very powerful and made an amazing noise when accelerated on full throttle. Handling was also excellent. Type S features a sports suspension but doesn't compromise ride quality. One major disadvantage is the notchy automatic transmission that takes forever to find the right gear. The car is solid thought and a good buy with all the "goodies" that includes like power everything, leather etc.

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Connor writes:
2002 Acura TL 3.2TL Review
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5

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Great power for a V6 and amazing Bose soundsystem

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auto-stick doesn't allow manual control over 1st gear, rear seats don't fold down - can only use the pass-through

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An All-around Great Car — A great car - V6 engine puts out about 230 hp and can really get going using auto-stick. The suspension is good for a sedan, not stiff enough for really taking the turns, but provides a smooth ride and quick manueverability. The interior is great - heated leather seats, an amazing Bose soundsystem, and a decent fan for A/C and heat. All the controls are easy to find and use. Plenty of storage room for all your phones, ipods, cameras. Very solid all-around, have had very little maintenance problems.

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bobbycar writes:
2002 Acura TL 3.2TL Review
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4

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This car is inexpensive luxury with great reliability.

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I can't really say much bad about the car I love it.

bobbycar
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Really Smooth Ride And Comfortable — A great ride and low cost of ownership. Anyone that would buy one just make sure you look into the transmission recall before buying. I had mines replaced and the car has been a great joy to drive. Thanks for your interest

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dc74delta writes:
2002 Acura TL S Review
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Great car

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Can't think of any

Dc74delta
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Fun,fast Semi Luxury Car — I'd buy another one in the future ! Hopefully Acura comes out with a new model of it with some style and more power.overall I'd recommend car to family and friends it's very reliable and worth every penny to own..thank you !

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Hawkeye042 writes:
2002 Acura TL 3.2TL w/ Navigation Review
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5

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Looks and drives well after all these years

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Transmission has been rebuilt. MPG is better than projected, but fuel costs are higher than I wish.

Hawkeye042
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Faithful Old Friend — Bought it on Ebay 10 years ago. Now over 200,000 miles. Good power, handling, etc. it is an Acura after all. The need for premium and only 26 MPG is a little unfortunate these days. The latest Accords have more features and cost $500 less per year in gas.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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BRUCESAUTOCONNECTION writes:
2002 Acura TL 3.2TL Review
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luxury

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a little too long

BRUCESAUTOCONNECTION
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Great Vehicle — great car to drive, luxury vehicle at an unbeatable price. it has all the features you need and more. up to date car. has power everything on top of heated seats. sunroof is a plus in california. this car is right for it all.

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2012 Acura TL Reviews

Worth It By asnow326

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2010 Acura TL Reviews

Reliable, Cost Efficient, And Fun To Drive By kutz1234

Certified pre-owned. Drives great, looks great. Cars does well on gas usage. Has paddles shifters. This cars is very Reliable, cost efficient, and fun to drive. I love this car. It's a great sedan tha... Read More

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2009 Acura TL Reviews

Awesome And Unbelieveable By Tomwest

With the SH-AWD this car handles and accelerates very well. It pulls the car through the corner! The AWD system gives you confidence in the snow. I could not be happier with this car. This car is... Read More

Wonderful To Drive By Bskillz808

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2008 Acura TL Reviews

Excellent By magpntbal

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Great Performance With No Drama By ragtop22

this car is so worryfree, I need to remind myself to fill the gas tank every week or so. One of the best features---a cassette player (thankfully saved all my old cassettes). I bought the TSX in '04 a... Read More

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