1996 Acura TL User Reviews

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    Displaying all 8 1996 Acura TL reviews.

    1996 Acura TL 2.5 Premium Review
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    55

    Have Some Cash In Your Savings 'just In Case' — I bought this vehicle with 108k miles on it. The interior was well maintained and the exterior aside from the bit of rust and dent in the trunk was well kept too. Acceleration can take you off guard, expecting a half hazard mope of a gain on traffic, however with the inline 5 engine, this sedan turns into quite a powerful sporty car. However, I purchased this vehicle in September of 2008 and the first problem was the blower motor. Not exactly the type of cash I'd like to spend on a vehicle like this (I was quoted at $600+), so I spent the winter in Minnesota without heat. Fantastic. One morning, I went to reverse out of my driveway, and the vehicle would not move, as if I had the vehicle in reverse. Being able to move FORWARD anyway, I drove it to my mechanic where I was told that the clutch pack had welded together. I don't need to begin to tell you the cost of a new or reman transmission! The car had 111k miles on it when I finally had enough and sold it on Craigslist. Happy to see it go.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Fast acceleration

    Cons: I wouldn't tell you to avoid it, I think I got my hands tied with a lemon so I feel as though I can't give a fair review without being somewhat biased.

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    1996 Acura TL 3.2 Premium Review
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    Fastes V6 I Have Ever Owned!! — 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 tries to match up with me. Bought two yrs ago still runs and drives like new for a 1996!! This car has all the options, mirror defrost, pearl paint, leather, auto climate cntrl, cruise, traction cntrl, heated leather, 300 H.P.

    Pros: Speed. power. handling

    Cons: not one

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    1996 Acura TL 2.5 Premium Review
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    Great Old Car — 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, small oil leak, door locks don't work some times, and the fuel mileage is not the best. Still my favorite car to drive!

    Pros: engine

    Cons: brakes

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    1996 Acura TL Review
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    Black Beauty — I have had my car since I got it new in 1996, its been worth every dime....i plan on keeping it as long as possible...i love no car payments and very little maintenence....

    Pros: handling, comfortable..

    Cons: starting to rust on the edge of hood...my wolf car hood masks it though :) Its 12yrs old though so not too surprising...

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    1996 Acura TL 3.2 Premium Review
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    Well Built Car, Excellent Performance And Great Looks! — 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 best (19/26), but with a 17.2 gal tank, it gets me around. I love the interior leather and cockpit - very easy to use and move around. The speakers and audio are astounding! Even at 150k, its still in its prime and going quite strong. I fully expect to get at least another 150k out of it.

    Pros: Performance, leather, audio, fun to drive

    Cons: Fuel economy

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    1996 Acura TL 2.5 Premium Review
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    First Car — Great Car. Not very Powerful.

    Pros: Smooth Car, Lax Steering.

    Cons: Crappy Paint

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    1996 Acura TL 3.2 Review
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    Had This Car For A Little Under A Year. — Lots of speeding tickets in this one. Got run off the road by someone not paying attention and hit a street sign. Totalled it.

    Pros: Beautiful car that handled well and has plenty of space and power.

    Cons: Difficult to work on and has interference engine (engine siezes up if the belt breaks)

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    1996 Acura TL 3.2 Premium Review
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    I Had It For ~10years — Great car. Only little things went wrong. Lots of good things to say. Only a couple bad things. Sometimes the replacement parts are hard to come by. You have to go through an Acura dealership most of the time. But overall, this was a great car that looked great, went quick and did the job. Going to miss it!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Still a great car, even though it's 17 years old.

    Cons: Acura dealerships are a little spendy. Plus, for some stupid reason, Honda dealerships don't stock Acura parts.

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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

    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

    2010 Acura TL Reviews

    Acura Tl 6 Speed Mt Sh-awd Is An Awesome Luxury Performance Sedan. By Mike_Anderson

    I love shifting this slick 6 speed manual transmission. Handling and braking is incredible. Smooth & powerful in a comfortable luxury package. Great family car. I am not a fan of Acura's controversi... Read More

    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

    2009 Acura TL Reviews

    Beautiful To Look At But Power Is Lacking By jaykfromstatefarm

    I love this vehicle. It's beautiful to look at and has great features. However the power in this car as opposed to the car I had before was as different as night and day. My old car as FUN to drive an... Read More

    Very Stylish By RogerMaggio

    Acceleration is very sharp and the feel of the car is that I am in a much smaller sports car than a four door sedan. Very safe car and plenty of room for a family of five. Have never owned a car with ... Read More

    2008 Acura TL Reviews

    Stylish Sporty 4-door By GenesisTrack12

    There really isn't anything I don't like about this car, its sporty, stylish, and has 4 doors. The engine is easy to mod and it is very reliable. In my opinion, the 2008 Acura TL Type S is one of my f... Read More

    A Real Looker, Good Daily Driver, Nice Tech Upgrades Over Accord By philipjfry27

    I really enjoyed driving my TL, and when it got stolen (d**n you thieves!!!), I realized I wanted something easier on the gas mileage and got a Ford Fusion Hybrid. However, for the 2+ years I owned... Read More

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