2005 Acura TL User Reviews

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    2005 Acura TL Review
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    In viewing to replace my Acura I drove all kinds of cars to compare, new, used and high end. Nothing has the full package like this car; Bembro brakes, wishbone suspension, great handling, bluetooth and excellent speed all with a six speed stick shift. The best car I have driven and I have driven a limited edition Corvette, Mercedes, BMW, Shelby and porsche
    Looks/Style Ranked 2005 BMW 3 Series worse.
    "It has clean lines and even 10 years later still looks fresh"
    Cargo Capacity Ranked 2005 BMW 3 Series worse.
    "I am able to add many groceries, baseball gear bags and have room to spare. I put two baseball bags in the BMW and there was no room left for anything."
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    5
    Handling Ranked 2006 Honda Accord Coupe worse.
    "yes"
    Looks/Style Ranked 2006 Honda Accord Coupe better.
    "no"
    2005 Acura TL Review
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    Fast, Fabulous, But A Sqeaks A Little Too Much For A Honda — Bought this car when my 95 Accord had 300k miles. Honda now has 430k miles and this car is my toy. I like the style inside and out, acceleration, handling, and brakes are fantastic. Have some quality issues that surprised me for Honda product. Glad I got this style before they changed it. No plans to sell it.

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

    Pros: Absoultely excellent acceleration, braking, styling, and handling! Sound system is great too!

    Cons: Front seats need more padding, weird occasional vibration in tires, lots of squeaks (from a Honda!), dash turns a ashy grey (need special cleaner to keep it looking good), No Aux connection to sound system

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    2005 Acura TL 5-Spd AT w/ Navigation Review
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    The Perfect Luxury Sports Sedan — This ageless car will continue to look great in the years to come. It's unique design makes it feel relevant to the current time. It's attractive look will always make heads turn. Driving to a dinner while listening to classical music will make you feel elegant. Opening the sunroof with the windows down will make you feel free and joyful. Stepping on the gas pedal with a purpose will make you feel as a racer, as the engine roars into competition. The Acura TL is for those that like to embody their multi characteristic instincts at the press of a button ... or pedal.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Sporty looking yet luxurious. Love all the buttons on the console, cockpit feel, you are in control of everything. Love the acceleration feel.

    Cons: Not too much of a fan on the colors

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    Reliable Fun Sporty Car — I bought this after having a 2003 TL it is truly a ports sedan handles above it's weight class reliable never in the shop still looks like a contemporary car great for trips got 30+ on the highway enough power

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: after 9 years was only in the shop  for routine maintenence what a reliable car

    Cons: that they do not make this body style anymore

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    Vera;s Report Card — I loved this car. I usually trade every two or three years. However, with Vera, I enjoyed her so much and her handling is so good I have had her just shy of 10 years. New TL was too expensive for the life style I choose to live now but would recommend them to anyone.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fuel costs are low

    Cons: I had to replace the transmission but post that I have had no issues

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    Sexy Family Sedan With Punch! — I like this car and the 2001 TL I owned. You will be impressed when you get out the car about how many times you take a look back at the car. The styling paved the way for many cars you see on the road today.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Color, Bluetooth, styling, sound system

    Cons: turn radius, no ability to stream audio

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    Perfect Car For Me And Anyone Looking For Sport And Practicality — Could not look for a more perfect overall car between electronics, size of engine, low cost, reliability, space, ease of driving, quality, fun to drive, ease of driving, sophistication, great maneuverability, braking, acceleration, comfort, and overall quality and ability to have fun while driving.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: stylish, quick, easy to drive, all bells and whistles you could ever want, good economy driving, reliable

    Cons: none

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    The Third Generation Tl Is A Winner — The third generation TL is a good combination of looks, luxury, and low cost maintenance. Acura is known for added value for your money and the third generation TL seems to have the perfect mix of sporty feel, luxury options, and low cost of ownership. Acceleration from the 3.2 liter V6, is nice with quick pickup to cruising speed when entering a highway on ramp or passing other vehicles. No need to worry about power. There is plenty of it available (270HP) to the driver whenever it's needed. Acura requires premium gasoline for this enging, and that may make some buyers shy away from this car, but I'm a firm believer in the fact that if you pay for the premium fuel in this engine, you will not have the problems that others have in some competing luxury brands. Braking seems confident, but not too "grabby". It's generally a smooth process to slow the car, however it will come to a stop quickly if you need it to. There is an abundance of seating room in both front and back. The leather is of nice quality and the heated front seats work well. Seating is comfortable in both front and rear. The only possible area of issue would be legroom for a passenger in the back behind a taller driver. The heating and cooling work efficiently and seemingly without much effort. There are dual climate settings to adjust for each individual in the front seats. The Acura Hands Free Link is supposed to be extremely easy to use with a cell phone; unfortunately I am unable to get my specific phone to work with it to try it. I hear from others that it is very convenient. Too bad that there are still bluetooth profile and pairing incompatiblities in 2013! The stereo with XM Radio and a multi disc changer works flawlessly. The sound is fantastic and the multi speaker setup (Including subwoofer) provide an amazing aural soundscape. I would say that this is a major highlight of the car. The only additional feature that I was hoping for in the stereo, was the ability to play back mp3 files from disc. Apparently that ability was added in later model years. There is really only one area that I wish could be improved, and that's cargo space. There is plenty of room to carry things like groceries and bagged items in the trunk, but trying to put in several large suitcases or any extra bulky items can be difficult. Also without a folding rear seatback, many longer items are basically impossible to move in this vehicle. Sure there's a pass through, but I'm not a skier and about the only thing else I could see fitting through it would be a couple fishing poles. I wouldn't give this generation of the TL a failing grade by any means, but I really believe that a folding rear seatback would help go a long way on improving the overal cargo carrying ability. Reliablity is first rate for Acura products and I have experienced just that. The visual appearance is a winner and looks classicly attractive without being over the top with styling cues. Build and quality of materials is excellent. Overal the 2005 Acura TL is a very nice mix of features for the price. It has many luxury options without paying an excessive cost to enjoy them.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Many luxury options for a reasonable price. Good acceleration, smooth ride

    Cons: Trunk Space, no fold down back seat

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    2005 Acura Tl, The First Of The Best Looking Tl's — I bought it new and regularly maintained it. Other than a couple of recall's, have never had an issue. I run 89 octance and the performance is just as good as new. Brakes have been outstanding, handling is great (rear wheel drive version would be killer).

    Pros: Fantastic car, no issues whatsoever.  I left Acura for BMW for 12 years and came back in 2005 with the TL.  Wise choice!

    Cons: If it were rear wheel drive, it would be perfect

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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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