2005 Acura TL User Reviews

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2005 Acura TL FWD with NavigationReview
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Nice, If You're Over 30. — Big front driver with a decent engine. Lots of torque steer, but well bit. A great car for road trips.

Pros: Comfort, Voice/Navi, Stereo

Cons: Massive torque steer, FWD, fuel economy

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Fun Car To Drive... — This is actually my husband's car, but I have driven it on occasion. It handles really well and is fun to drive. He got it fully equipped with nav, Bluetooth and leather. We have had no maintenance problems, other than minor upkeep. It is a really good looking, sporty car, that can also be used to transport our kids, if in a squeeze.

Pros: Sporty, comfortable, peppy, fun to drive.

Cons: Uses high test gas, not a great commuter car for its mileage (my husband drives about 80 miles roundtrip daily),

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Techno-infused Sport Sedan — a marketplace behemoth and rightly so. Acura hit all the right notes with the 05 TL, setting the bar high for other manufacturers to follow. Styling is classy yet sporty, inside and out. Mines 3 years old and still purrs like new.

Pros: Love the stereo and navi.  

Cons: Damn FWD configuration

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2005 Acura TL FWDReview
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The One To Own For The Long Run — Very reliable and strong in every aspect like power, handling, feel. Everything in this car is tight and remains tight. Many better looking cars out there but not many that reward the driver with such a high level of confidence. I have had 2 Acuras (TL and MDX) looking at getting a newer TL soon.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Super responsive, solid feel for life, amazing breaks, very nicely equipped (even the base model) and full of tech.

Cons: Rear seat not very comfortable for adults, love or hate type looks (I love it), rear visibility could be tricky w/o the back up cam.

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2005 Acura TL FWDReview
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Would Reccommend One To Anyone Who Really Enjoys Driving, Wants Some Economy And Likes Performance. — 94k miles and no major repairs (knock on wood). Only expensive cost was new Michelin tires at 88k miles. I keep accurate records on all my cars and this one averaged 17mpg in town and 28 on the road. Best was 34.8. great acceleration, I love driving around Interstate cloverleafs. This is mainly my wife's car but we do use it on trips also because of the milage. Not the best looking of the semi-luxury cars and does not have some of the bells and whistles of other $35k cars. Probably will get the Infinity M35 next year. UPDATE: Bought M35S model. WOW, what a car. I will write a revue on it after awhile.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Minimum expense, Handles well, Great brakes

Cons: Not what I call a true luxury car appointments

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2005 Acura TL Review
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Easier to own, cheaper to repair, Honda/Acura reliability.
vs2005 BMW 3 Series
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vs2005 INFINITI G35
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Great car - has high mileage but completely reliable!
vs2014 Dodge Durango
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Looks/Style Ranked 2014 Dodge Durango better.
"Has a lot of features "
Family Car Ranked 2014 Dodge Durango better.
"The space! "
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vs2005 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L V6
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Front Seats Ranked 2005 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L V6 worse.
"In th Honda there were not enough adjustments to make the seat feel right. The Acura is much better and the feature o f the memory seats is a charm."
Would Buy Ranked 2005 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L V6 worse.
"It just feels better and is a better car. Love the European feel when driving and the wextra power is very noticeable."

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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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