2002 Acura TL 3.2 - Type "S" 3.2 Liter V6 from North America
Best Car I've Ever Owned
Black trim on the outside is tape & is starting to develop bubbles. Not a good choice f/outside use.
This is my second Acura. First one was a 1990 Legend "L". Absolutely great car.
So it was natural that I'd upgrade to the 2002 Acura 3.2 TL - Type "S". This is the BEST CAR I've ever owned. It does everything well. Reliable, solid, quiet, fast, agile & smooth. Oh yes, did I mention it is *fast* too?
Only wish it had come with: an electronic compass & a computer that calculates miles-to-empty, current mileage, etc. This is a top notch car, but these little items should have been included. But, in fairness, there are lots of other high-end goodies included with this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th June, 2006
I have the same year and model and am at a loss about the trim. Are you referring to the door side mouldings? I have a black Type S with black leather interior as well. With a black car (not my first) I try to keep it garaged or in the shade as much as possible. Not always the case though. Anyway I have not had any trim concerns. I on on my second transmission 38000 miles and had the water pump bracket recall. There was also a recall on the drivers power window. Other than that it has been an excellent vehicle. I also owned a Legend which prompted my TL-S purchase. The Legend was the best car I ever had and I sold it with over 100000 miles.
Has anyone had problems with the brake system in a 2002 Acura TL? I'm at 72,000, original owner, have had transmission replaced thankfully while still under warranty. Now I'm having major brake problems... Honda service department (they were half the price of the Acura service department 50 miles away) has turned the rotors... front and back... problem was worse and took it back the next day. They turned the left front rotor again. It still has a "knocking" sensation in the brake pedal and service department is saying brake pads need changing even though they look fine, and if that doesn't fix the problem, it could be the brake calibers. Bottom line is that I'm trying to find out if this is a common problem with this model.