2008 Acura TL User Reviews

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2008 Acura TL Type-S FWDReview
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Sleeper — love the toys the quality and the VTECH

Pros: V-TECH, Brembo's, Nav, Looks

Cons: FWD for serious driving although don't mind in the comute

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

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 this car, I constantly got compliments on the interior and exterior, and overall really enjoyed driving it. The Acura TL is a cousin to the popular Honda Accord platform, but adds a lot of technology upgrades to the mix including a 5.1 speaker surround system with DVD Audio (surround sound) capabilities, huge touchscreen, leather seats, and some nice exterior style that you can't get with the 2008 Accord. With the aggressive styling (and 286 HP / 3.5L engine), you might not get the best gas mileage in the world! I was able to get 30 mpg on the highway if I babied it, but city driving dropped to about half that (15-17 mpg); I normally averaged 20 mpg on a tank, but your mileage may vary, naturally. Finally, the fit and finish of the TL wasn't quite up to what a Lexus or BMW owner might expect; I found out how to fix the easy items (small squeaks and rattles). Be sure to get familiar with the online forums (look for TSB's / Technical Service Bulletins) on how to repair your own car, so the dealership doesn't charge you an arm and a leg for simple repairs.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Luxury style, power, fun to drive, technology upgrades.

Cons: Some squeaks/rattles, gas mileage.

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2008 Acura TL FWDReview
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Competes With The Best Of Them Without Hurting Your Wallet. — This is a nice car. It competes with heavy hitters at a reasonable price. Repairs are at honda prices. BMW and Mercedes will tag you for much more when it comes to repairs. Very quick on its feet and handles like a go cart.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Classy, smooth, 21mpg avg, quick, luxury interior, great color combination, great stereo..

Cons: Front wheel drive, low profile tires.

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2008 Acura TL FWD with Navigation Review
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I wanted a newer Acura but the TLX felt larger than the ILX when compared to my 2008 TL. In size, my TL and ILX felt similar but thats where it ended. The quality of the interior and driving the vehicle, my car beat the new one in all categories. I guess I should drive the TLX to get a true comparison but the bigger size in newer TLs for my personal preference doesnt work for me. I have a small frame, 5 2 & 115 lbs and like a wrap around feel.
vs2017 Acura ILX FWD with Premium Package
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2008 Acura TL Type-S FWD with Performance Tires Review
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vs1997 Honda Accord
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Handling Ranked 1997 Honda Accord worse.
"More sporty"
Back Seats Ranked 1997 Honda Accord worse.
"Confortable"
2008 Acura TL Type-S FWD Review
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All the luxury I need. Quiet. I can pass anything on the road with ease.
vs1993 Nissan Quest 3 Dr GXE Passenger Van
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Power Ranked 1993 Nissan Quest 3 Dr GXE Passenger Van worse.
"300 hp"
Back Seats Ranked 1993 Nissan Quest 3 Dr GXE Passenger Van worse.
"More cushioning"
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2008 Acura TL FWD with Navigation Review
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vs2008 Honda Accord EX
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Back Seats Ranked 2008 Honda Accord EX worse.
"more compact"
Value Ranked 2008 Honda Accord EX worse.
"Navigation, seat warmers etc... "

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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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