2002 Acura TL Type S V6 from North America
Recent transmission "service" prior to my purchase (34,000 miles) a few months ago. Carfax was clear. The car was a one owner lease. I have only owned it a few months, but I totally love the car and knew of the transmission weakness that seems inherent with the newer models. The warranty expires next year or 50,000 miles and I understand the transmission warranty extends beyond that. I have only changed the oil, filter and haven't had any problems. I hope Acura Engineers are working overtime to resolve the transmission issue. I love the Type S and the performance is awesome. My only issue might be better brakes. I have a black model with black leather interior and love the marble look on the console. I had a new Acura Legend as a company car in the past and drove the bosses NSX a few times. Both of those models were great. I bought this as a used personal vehicle my last car was a Pontiac Bonneville which was a really great car. If Acura redesigns their transmissions I will stay a customer as I love this car. As it is now I am afraid to go on a long trip!
Great Car...Engineers need to work overtime and redesign the transmission!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 17th July, 2005
24th Jul 2005, 18:58
There's a type s for 2005?
5th Aug 2005, 07:51
This is mislabeled as a 2005 Tl type S when it is really a 2002.
3rd Sep 2005, 09:40
I wrote the review and somehow it got placed with 2005 model years. My car is a 2002 Type S and yes I am well aware that the Type S is no longer available. I like the looks of my exterior better than the newer models. Why was the Type S dropped??
30th May 2006, 01:52
Minor correction to the above comment: The 1999-2003 3.2TL actually had 225 horsepower. The TYPE-S version added in 2001 had 260 horsepower.