2008 Acura TL Top Comparisons

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2008 Acura TL Type-S FWDReview
philipjfry27 writes:
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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
rainab70 says:
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
2008 Acura TL FWD with Navigation winning categories:
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2008 Acura TL Type-S FWD with Performance Tires Review
GuruZMXYY says:
vs1997 Honda Accord
2008 Acura TL Type-S FWD with Performance Tires winning categories:
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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
Robert says:
vs1993 Nissan Quest 3 Dr GXE Passenger Van
2008 Acura TL Type-S FWD winning categories:
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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"
2008 Acura TL Type-S FWD Review
Ramon046 says:
Just ok not really impressed
vs2007 INFINITI M35 x AWD
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2008 Acura TL FWD with Navigation Review
Ryan says:
The tl was a great car had mine at 160k miles when i bought it then traded at 190k mile for a 2014 genesis coupe 2.0t. The tl was overall a great car nice power looks great and had plenty of room would buy it again but the genesis was my dream car.
vs2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Premium RWD
2008 Acura TL FWD with Navigation winning categories:
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Power Ranked 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Premium RWD better.
"The genesis coupe has 274hp while i believe the tl only had 250hp both are still fast but my butt dyno chose the genesis."
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2008 Acura TL FWD with Navigation Review
Craiggoodwin says:
vs2008 INFINITI G35 x Sedan AWD
2008 Acura TL FWD with Navigation winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 2008 INFINITI G35 x Sedan AWD worse.
"Just a opinion "
Would Buy Ranked 2008 INFINITI G35 x Sedan AWD worse.
"Just a opinion "
2008 Acura TL FWD with Navigation Review
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vs2008 Acura TL FWD with Navigation
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Power Ranked 2008 Acura TL FWD with Navigation worse.
"navi and back up camera is more expensive"
Value Ranked 2008 Acura TL FWD with Navigation worse.
"simplicity "
2008 Acura TL Type-S FWD Review
cyantis says:
Fun to drive, big body
vs2005 Nissan 350Z Anniversary Edition
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Handling Ranked 2005 Nissan 350Z Anniversary Edition better.
"Engine placement, tighter steering, less body roll. Pretty obvious though. "
Looks/Style Ranked 2005 Nissan 350Z Anniversary Edition worse.
"More classy"
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2014 Acura TL Reviews

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The car itself is comfortable and powerful. It is a 2014 so it isnt up to date with all the features of current year car but it still has a lot to offer. I did find the car a bit expensive but Im a fa... Read More

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2012 Acura TL Reviews

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2010 Acura TL Reviews

Review By Antonio

Great Carsmooth driving Veichle nice sports car love it rides great Read More

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Awesome car , very mint. Happy so far. Read More

2009 Acura TL Reviews

Review By Guru9YB9C7

1 st week and it already having problems crazy Read More

Review By Guru952L2F

I always love the style when it first came out. I also love the technology package which has all the gadgets that I need. Read More

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