Great car for anybody, college kids to the elderly
Car had minor overheating problems around 155k, it just need the system bled and to add fluid.
Also around 171k it started to over heat again, and I replaced the thermostat and it had a air bubble in the system, and that was resolved after one hour of messing with it. That is the only real true problem I had with this vehicle.
Overall this a really good performance mid luxury sedan. Acura may not be considered to be up there with Lexus or Infiniti by some American's standards, but I think there are there.
Interior is in good shape. Leather shows normal wear and tear; just stress cracks, that is it. The rear seat is flawless, probably because no one sits back there.
Audio wise the speakers are alright, but blew over time, probably because I pushed them too hard. I ended up replacing them and putting in Pioneers and a Pioneer AVH-P6000 touch screen, which works beautifully. (back to the car)
Performance and motor wise it is good, has the power when you need it, and if you let go of the gas it decreases really nice. (Good for the cops, no brake lights or use or E-brake)
Accessories and Electronics: the cruise control works great. Power everything and heated seat, good. May have problems with it popping fuses, mine has this past month, do not know why yet.
Overall: 9, Would for sure buy this car again and my next car more than likely be a newer 04-07 TL.
Hope this review helped!
Also, for those of you who may not know, 1998 is the last year that Acura produced the TL in Sayama, Japan. Japanese version rocks, then after that they moved production over to the States. Also called the Honda Inspire over in Japan. Model is UA3. After that it was redesigned for production in the United States.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd September, 2009