2008 Acura TL User Reviews

2008 Acura TL Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 27 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"power" 12 reviews
"ride" 10 reviews
"handling" 9 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"steering" 3 reviews
"fwd" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Charlie writes:
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5

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Fast, fun to drive, beautiful, and fuel efficient...what more could you want?

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Wide turning circle, inconveniently located iPod hookup

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Absolutely Perfect In Every Way — I have not even gotten to drive this car yet and I love it! It has a 3.2 Liter V6 making 258 horsepower and getting over 30 MPG on the highway. It maybe a relatively high- performance luxury sedan, but the cost of ownership is cheap. All you basically have to do is change the oil and put gas in it. The first schedule maintenance isn't until after 100,000 miles! The handling is incredible, as is the acceleration, and it rides so incredibly smooth. It even has navigation and a kickass sound system, with 5.1 surround sound.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Alex writes:
2008 Acura TL Type-S Review
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4

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Good acceleration
Good handling for a front wheel drive sedan
All inclusive packaging (NAV, In-dash DVD changer, Moonroof...)
Decent gas mileage when driven like a granny
Smooth and quiet
Dealer gives you free loaner car

Cons

Manual pedal shifting is way too slow
Suspension is not taut enough
ABS kicks in way too early
Maybe a little more pronounced exhaust sound would add to the sporty nature of this car
Ugly wheels (It's my car so it's the only opinion that counts)
Bad gas mileage if driven enthusiastically
Service at the dealership costs $$$$

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Nicely Equipped Performance Family Sedan — So it's a sporty version of the TL with 3.5 liter V6 developing 286hp, driving the front wheels. It's nicely equipped inside with NAV, 10 speaker in-dash DVD changer, special alloy wheels, a lip spoiler and special leather seats standard. It drives smooth and quiet. Build quality is good and is quite roomy inside. As for the gas mileage, I average 27 MPG, driving slower than grannies. If I slam on the gas pedal (the way I used to drive for 20 years), the average drops to below 22 MPG. Compared to what I drove right before this car (Honda S2000), this car drives like a fat cow. 6 speed manual is offered which I would have loved to get, however, I was overruled by my better half. Manual transmission would have improved all the performance numbers as well as the driving enjoyment for me. Oh well, can't have it all, I guess it beats driving a mini-van.

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SafeBet writes:
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4

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Classy, smooth, 21mpg avg, quick, luxury interior, great color combination, great stereo..

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Front wheel drive, low profile tires.

SafeBet
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Competes With The Best Of Them Without Hurting Your Wallet. — This is a nice car. It competes with heavy hitters at a reasonable price. Repairs are at honda prices. BMW and Mercedes will tag you for much more when it comes to repairs. Very quick on its feet and handles like a go cart.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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mba021 writes:
2008 Acura TL Base w/ Nav Review
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5

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GReat looks, Navigation, backup camera

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pricey

mba021
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Awesome — I thought the gas mileage would be not as good but it gives 33 mpg on hwy. Its been great. No big repair costs, performance is great as well. Traction control is awesome while driving in rain. Overall, its great to have navigation system, backup camera, sunroof - all in one.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jay writes:
2008 Acura TL Base Review
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Good mix of performance and comfort.

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Loses memory for radio sometimes.

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Great Car. — This is the best car I have owned. Very solid. Great mix of performance, handling, comfort and accessories. Stereo is great and bluetooth nice feature to have. Fun to drive in the mountain twisty roads. Seat memory is another cool feature.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andres writes:
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4

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Great handling, Very Good performance, Good braking

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Not enough turn ratio for manuevering in small places

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I Recommend It, In Overall Is Great — Its a fun car to drive, , I like the acceleration, and handling. The only thing I don't like is that it doesn't have enough ratio to turn in small place.It is not a gas saver, Besides that everything is great

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Anthony writes:
2008 Acura TL Type-S Review
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3

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Styling, Resale Value, Dependability

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No keyless start, torque steer

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Great Car, That Could Benefit From More Power (300hp+), Bigger Tires (at Least 18") And Keyless Sta — Performance - sprightly but could use more low end torque, acceleration is cool but engine sound like it is straining when gunned, could use lot more growl out of the exhaust; braking is cool though sometimes the electronic braking/auto downshift thing is alarming; handles real well - steering is taut. Torque steer is a problem if you like jack rabbit starts Build Quality - On par. Love the leather. Not crazy about the top of the dash that seems to develop a chalky residue - common on TLs The subwoofer and rear shelf speakers rattle when turned up - unacceptable Appearance - One of the major reason I bought the car. Love the honey comb rims. Cost of Ownership - Gas mileage is 'just ok' and only accepts premium. Had no maintenance issues other than the FM radio receives no reception (AM does) and the nav display cannot auto determine whether it is day or not as it should Fun Factor - Overall it is a fun car to drive. Still needs more power (which the 09s now have)

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Evan writes:
2008 Acura TL Base Review
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5

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Fun, comfertable, and luxurious

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Breaks are good, but not great

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A Great Luxury Performer — The acceleration is pretty great as well as the handeling, however I could use a break upgrade. Great build quality and no rattles. It looks great. Premium gas isn't cheap, but it is very fun to drive. Their is also a good amount of mods available. Sexy tan interior!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tsofia91 writes:
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5

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Car has navigation and back up camera

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Don't have any negatives so far

Tsofia91
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Love My Car Handles Great! No Problems — Bought my car from Platinum Auto Mall, great price perfect condition! Staff was very helpful and honest. I have No battery or maintenance issues. Acura is a great car brand very reliable can go for two hundred thousand miles. So glad I bought it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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magpntbal writes:
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great handling, ageless design, decent acceleration

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wish it were quicker

magpntbal
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Excellent — all models come loaded with features, sleek body design with extremely bright headlights. sporty and supportive seating with many creature comforts! Honda's great reliability backing with 30+ mpg on highway only! Enjoy this car thoroughly for the short time i owned it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

2013 Acura TL Reviews

Excellent Family Car By Wadech

Very roomy cabin and cargo. Actually it looks like a BIG car even tho its rated mid-sized car. Navigation, bluetooth phone compatibility with voice controls and back camera for parking etc are very us... Read More

Best In Class Luxury Sports Sedan - Great Awd! By TomGunn

Like the appearance and styling, interior and performance, handling of this vehicle. Always been an Acura fan. The Navigation, tech package and voice activation and integration with other technology ... Read More

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2012 Acura TL Reviews

Absolutely Beautiful Car By DBROWN7

Overall the car is awesome. It is made for a family...very spacious. I felt that it is very safe and comfortable for my kids. This car is great quality and very appealing to the eye. It is great on ga... Read More

Worth It By asnow326

I'm a Honda fan through and through and where I could have purchased a brand new Honda Accord I felt that the styling of the Acura was well worth it. I am not fond of the 2013 and 2014 designs (the s... Read More

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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

High Tech Sports Sedan By scampeau

An overall very impressive vehicle both in the summer and winter conditions due to the AWD. Add to this a very respectable 27mpg on the highways, this vehicle has not disappointed me once during my o... 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

stated in the cons.... you must get the tech pkg for this car to be worth purchasing. rear bumper is flimsy and front grille is too flaky looking should be real chrome and brakes wear out quickly but ... Read More

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2007 Acura TL Reviews

Impressive By FilippG

Amazing handling with plenty of power produced by the 3.5 VTEC engine. When in Sport Mode, the transmission shifts instantly with the tap of your finger on the paddle shifter. This car offers a comfo... Read More

07 Tl Type S By passion4x

It's a very good all around car to have as a daily driver. However due to the car being FWD it has its limitations. Car tends to oversteer during hard cornering and 5 speed automatic is sluggish. Shif... Read More

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