2008 Acura TL User Reviews

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    2008 Acura TL Base Review
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    385

    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

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

    Cons: Wide turning circle, inconveniently located iPod hookup

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    55

    2008 Acura Tl Rocks! — Best car I've ever owned! The car handles great and the V6 gets 30 mpg on the highway!! The car has a DVD-Audio 5.1 surround sound system that sounds like a concert hall. Very comfortable leather seats! Great styling all around.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

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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

    Pros: Fun, comfertable, and luxurious

    Cons: Breaks are good, but not great

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    2008 Acura TL Base Review
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    Understated Excellence — People often say, why pay so much for an Acura, when you can drive a Bimmer for the same or less. My reply......bimmers are garbage. You get SOOOO much more car for the money. Financially, a similar equipped 3-series would run you ten grand more. And in all honesty, the TL is much more on par with a 5 series.

    Pros: navigation is a must

    Cons: Its hard to drive at the limit....its so enjoyable......

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    2008 Acura TL Type-S Review
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    55

    My Review — love the looks of it... love the way it drives and the exhaust sounds.. gotta love the power it has and how fast i can race with it...the only negative thing i can think of is the Torque Over steer. thats the only downside of this car. beside that its 9.9 outta 10.

    Pros: Almost everything

    Cons: Torque Over Steer

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    Love It — I Just Love It, it's amazing its acceleration, its assembly is gorgeous, the only thing i dislike is the gas consumption, it's exagerated, it gets a tank of premium fuel in about a week, It's awesome to drive it, you won't want to get another car once you drive it

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

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    The Perfect Blend! — 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.

    Pros: Fast as hell, incredibly efficient, comfortable, absolutely perfect in everyway.

    Cons: None yet!

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    2008 Acura TL Type-S Review
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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.

    Pros: 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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    2008 Acura TL Base Review
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    Tl Scoop — Overall, TL is an amazing ride and I have nothing much to complain. Performance wise, it is a bit on the weak side and if i had the chance, i would have gone with the TL-type S. But it still comes with V-tec engine and has a good enough kick after 4k rpm. Appearance wise, it is one sexy ride and the interior is amazing too. MPG wise, TL is not a good choice. It has an extremely low miles per gallon (averaging about 23 mpg), and if you got black on the exterior and black in the interior (black on black like me)...taking care of it will be a pain in the butt. Besides these cons, TL is a nice car and I would definitely recommend it for those looking for daily driving and practical car with a bit of sexyness mixed in.

    Pros: Sexy, V-tec, Practical, Fun to drive

    Cons: Bad MPG

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    Absolutely Love It — It is a good car if you ignore some negative remarks about it. If you want it all then this is not the car for you

    Pros: Good handling, pickup and awesome audio system

    Cons: Large turning radius

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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

    2007 Acura TL Reviews

    Acura Tl, Daily Driver In South Fl By SJRaghu

    I really like the way how this car drives and operates. It is high-revving and sporty enough to make you feel connected to the road. If you are looking for something a bit more plush and soft, look el... Read More

    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

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