2007 Acura TL Reviews

2007 Acura TL V6 from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2014
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles
Previous carInfiniti G35

Summary:

Great upscale Honda -- a quality durable appliance

Faults:

Light bulb.

Battery.

Leather cracks and discolors, even after repairs.

General Comments:

Too wide a turning radius

The car has a lumbering drive feel -- feels like it's heavy -- it's not fun or quick a drive. It won't be rushed. To do over again, I wouldn't buy it again because of the way it drives.

It's well made; only started to notice rattles this year.

Never have had any mechanical issues or failures with it.

It's a quality car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th January, 2014

2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5L SOHC 24-valve from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2014
Engine and transmission 3.5L SOHC 24-valve Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired108000 kilometres
Most recent distance121000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Smooth, quiet, sexy ride that's great for the highway

Faults:

Small rattles.

Front speaker has had a slight buzz since purchase.

Sunroof won't open.

Gets stuck in deep snow a lot; it's very low to the ground.

New battery.

New timing belt.

Rear left brake rotor is wearing unevenly.

Driver's seat leather is starting to wear a little.

First gear is difficult to shift into without giving it a lot of gas.

General Comments:

This was my "entry level" dream car, and it is everything I wanted it to be! Maybe I can't afford an S4 right now, but I can get this beauty for $20000 used and be sure that it's going to look sexy, give me plenty of power, be fun to drive, keep me safe, and it will last and last with minimal headaches!

I bought one in November of 2012 in Edmonton and drove it back to Calgary. What an amazing highway ride! So smooth, awesome passing power, although... What is with the sound on the XM radio? The max volume is "40", which seems very quiet with the highway noise. CD's etc. are fine, but it is a little annoying.

I got this thing home, and got into a serious accident the NEXT DAY. I was blindsided at an intersection, and this thing kept me amazingly safe, with not even a stiff neck to show for it. Even better, the insurance company gave me $21000, more than I paid for it! Keeps its value.

4 months later, I found another Type S 6 speed... in Edmonton again. Another beautiful highway drive home, and she is still driving like the day I bought her.

The interior feels rich, and the navi screen is huge! It will impress some dates and friends, for sure. The back-up camera is bright and clear, although it gets dirty very easy. I like to give it a wipe before I get it in. The seats have a thousand options to customize. I had to play around a bit to find the right fit, but it shouldn't be too hard for you. There is tons of headroom, two big cup holders, great heated seats, and the heated mirrors are a nice touch for Calgary's winter weather.

It should be noted that this is not a cheap car to maintain. It takes premium gas, is loaded with premium parts, and I only trust the dealership to work on her for now. However, the only things that have gone wrong are standard replacements at this age, and the timing belt was only $650.

As noted above, it's a little tricky to shift smoothly into first, which I found in many of the TL's I test drove. This, added to the meek low end torque, does not make it a great vehicle if you plan on racing anyone. However, if you are looking for a reliable, safe, SMOOTH, QUIET, comfortable ride, with awesome passing power for the commute or the highway, this is the car for you.

...Just don't expect to be stowing your skis in the back seat - the rear seat doesn't fold down :P.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2014

2007 Acura TL Type S 3.5L from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 3.5L Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 miles
Most recent distance34000 miles
Previous carToyota Solara

Summary:

I LOVE this car!!!

Faults:

Occasional rattles.

Occasional speaker buzz with bass.

General Comments:

Even though I hear a few rattles (like a loose screw or something), I absolutely LOVE this car! It was my dream car, and I've finally gotten one with absolutely NO regrets! I've learned to not expect perfection, so I can overlook minor things.

Incredibly fast and quiet.

I do wish the sound system was a little better, but that may be due to my inability to tune it correctly. The JBL in my 4Runner sounds better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th March, 2012

Average review marks: 8.9 / 10, based on 4 reviews