2002 Acura TL 3.2 3.2 from North America
Performance, Luxury and Reliability all in one, but not a beemer
The first thing that went wrong with my car was the headlight. The driver side headlight burnt out on me at 100,000 miles and to my surprise cost me $125 to replace one bulb. A little bit expensive, but considering it is an HID lighting system it was understandable.
At 120,000 miles I had to replace my lower ball joints and back struts. I blame this on the pot hole roads of Wisconsin after a harsh winter.
Dashboard near the front windshield is starting to warp from the sun. It was warped when I got the car at 75,000 miles.
This car is a great car for performance, luxury, and reliability. The car has more than enough power to pass on the highway. Flooring this car on an open road reassures you that you made a good car buy.
I test drove a 2007 Acura TL and actually preferred my 2002 TL. The inside of the newer TL seemed cheaper then the 2002.
Great car, great reliability, but not as good as other luxury sedans in its segment.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th March, 2008
2nd Apr 2011, 11:38
Wow, sounds exactly like a post that I would have put up. Same exact things happened to my TL. Ball joints due to the roads in Wisconsin, warped dashboard. Also test drove the newer TL's. Preferred my year.
I also owned a Mitsubishi Eclipse before this car. Great car. I have over 190,000 and it's still going. The transmission is shuttering a bit, but I will drive it to the end.