2004 Acura TL Overview

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2004 Acura TL Overview

Introduced in 1996, the Acura TL underwent a major re-design in 2004. Acura upped the ante with the engine, upgrading it to a 3.2-liter, 270-hp V6 and adding a critically acclaimed 6-speed manual transmission. The TL also got some fresh bells and whistles with a DVD-Audio sound system and Bluetooth connectivity for your phone.

As for trims, the 2004 Acura TL comes in 4 variations: with a 5-speed automatic transmission, a 6-speed manual transmission, a 5-speed automatic with navigation, and a 6-speed manual with navigation. Expect the automatics to get you 20 mpg in the city, 28 on the highway, while the manuals get you 30 mpg on the highway. All 4 trims have 4 doors and seat 5.

Overall, the 2004 redesign gets a thumbs-up from reviewers. Drivers like the 6-speed manual transmission, more luxurious interior and smoother handling, although the TL still has some room to grow before it can match its foreign competition. In any event, the improvements show Acura's dedication to making the TL a strong contender around the world.

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    Won't Start

    04 Acura TL..... I got a new battery, took the starter off and it tested good, all my lights work the navigation and radio work..... Car will not attempt to start, tried the whole neutral thin...

    Horn Works When Turned To Left Limits But Oes Not Work When Turned To Right...

    Horn fuse is not blown. Horn works when steering wheel is turned left to limit. Does not work when steering wheel is straight in park,drive. Works when car is in reverse and steering wheel is turned...

    04 Acura Tl Won't Start

    Went through a car wash and car started running funny flash in cel for missfire....turned car off and had no crank.. Bum started it home...checked all fuses,swapped relays.. Jumped clutch pedal et...

    If My Navigation Does Not Work Does If Affect My Radio

    navigation and radio does not work.

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    Why Is My Alarm Going Off And Door Ajar On Display?

    My alarm will sound for no apparent reason on my 2004 Acura TL. The cluster says that the rear right door is open when it is closed. It has happened twice while it was raining outside. Any advice, tr...