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2014 TLX

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  • billyperksiibillyperksii Posts: 198
    Get real- no way that logically makes sense.
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,099
    Billy....not seeing a new TL(x) at all rolling out in a few weeks....maybe Sept of 2014.

    The TL SE model (base with some tech features added on) is coming very soon. But, it's identical to the current TL (base).

    I see Acura is pushing the new MDX, hot on the heals of the new RLX (which I'm ambivalent about since I saw it at the auto shows last winter).

    As you mentioned, the Q50, with the same gruff, thirsty V6 and the same old (and complained about) trans wouldn't be on my radar, either.

    I'm liking your thoughts about an A6 more and more. But, I am really interested to see the 2015 TL(x) when it does arrive.

    Size wise, I wouldn't want to go any bigger than the current TL. My Audi (S4) seems to be the perfect size for me, though. I don't know where they'll take it from here, however.

    The new 3 Series has left me underwhelmed. Don't care about the 5 series.

    That brings me right back to the new TL when it's available.
  • billyperksiibillyperksii Posts: 198
    Speaking of the A6- My neighborhood dealer is trying to entice me, he said with my mileage, condition of the car and what I owe-7K of equity is availabel right now if I decide to buy this month. I like that bait but I am going to be prudent and hold on until the new TL shows its face- not that I am going that way again- just to see it for seeing sake.
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,099
    billy....my biggest complaint about my Audi is the local dealers. I have only two of them. Neither has been very helpful when it comes to service. I didn't buy it locally, as I made a much better deal (saved almost $4K) when the former GF and I shopped in Chicago (live in Cincinnati).

    Even when I complained to Audi Customer Relations, I had one of their phone supervisors tell me (paraphrasing)..."what do you expect? You didn't buy it from the local dealers."

    That's a far cry from the service I received from my former BMW or Acura dealers. Both were superb.

    Still, if you can find a good Audi dealer, I'd at least test the A6. The times I've had one as a loaner, I've been impressed. Even using the $7K equity, and let's say $3K discount on an A6 3.0 Quattro Permium Plus, you're still knocking on the door of $45K plus for the A6.

    Even the current TL SH AWD Advance will come close in size, tech and performance. You might give up some of the trick Audi tech, and some nice wood in the interior.

    If it weren't for me being seduced by the outstanding performance of the S4, I could be tempted back into the Acura fold, depending on what the '15 looks like and how it performs.
  • newcarmannewcarman Posts: 55
    It doesnt make sense Then why then Mr Doubting Thomas why dont you call CURRY ACURA

    Im not going to argue with you Thats the info i received in an email from a representative
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,099
    newcarman.....I'm curious about the '14 TLX. While I agree with Billy, can you call the dealer and ask for the specifics of the '14 TLX?

    I'd love to hear the response.
  • billyperksiibillyperksii Posts: 198
    That answers the question- Curry Acura, voted the most sleeziest and deceiptful dealership in my book.
  • newcarmannewcarman Posts: 55
    I can send the representative an email for you and will try to get more info on the car

    Last time i got an email about 2 weeks ago she told me that the car was redesigned and is coming out in september
  • newcarmannewcarman Posts: 55
    What more can i say If they dont have any further info we have to wait
    If you dont believe me then why dont you or billy call curry acura yourself and ask them when the TLX 2014 is coming out The specifics i would say arent in yet Too early ??
    You still wouldnt believe it until you see it in stone LOL So thats all i could tell you
  • hpmctorquehpmctorque Posts: 4,167
    I read in Automotive News that the new TLX will be introduced in Summer 2014, or maybe it's Spring (can't remember which now, but it was one of those two time periods).
  • billyperksiibillyperksii Posts: 198
    Newcarman, I would serously advise you to stay away from Curry- I am amazed they are still in business.
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,099
    Yeah....if you send me the email to the sales person, I have no issues "pinging" her on the alleged all new TLX coming out THIS YEAR!

    My guess is, it's almost false advertising to get you into their showroom for a look-see, where they can engage you to buy......something....anything! They're doing it under the guise of "we have a totally new, redesigned TL(X).....come see it."

    Newcarman....as you can probably tell, we keep a pretty close watch on Acura, and particularly the evolution of the TL.

    If I get a response from your sales person, I'll post it here.
  • billyperksiibillyperksii Posts: 198
    Graph- dont hold your breath, I grew up on the Westchester border and I know that dealership very well.
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,099
    Billy...kind of surprises me that Acura has a dealership that employs these types of tactics. I know around me, the Acura dealers compete with the BMW, Lexus, Mercedes dealers and conduct their business in a much more professional manner.

    Anyway, I'm pretty tight with the dealer I bought my former TL from. They usually have a private party when a new model rolls out. They just had one about a month ago for both the RL and the MDX. I would imagine I'll get an invite for the '15 TL when it arrives. I'm guessing 12 months from now.
  • enbeuu1enbeuu1 Posts: 3
    I thought the same; the EL-X honda is not compression at 10:1, thus regular fuel; the TL is 11.5:1 thus premium fuel.
    I was wondering why the EL coupe didn't have the pep that the TL had; that would explain it.
  • hpmctorquehpmctorque Posts: 4,167
    edited August 2013
    "LOS ANGELES -- Spy photos show that Acura plans big changes for its top-selling TL sedan when it is redesigned and renamed next summer.

    The TLX sedan will replace the TL, which is based on the pre-2013 Honda Accord platform. The TLX will share the redesigned 2013 Accord's underpinnings.

    Because the new Accord has a shorter length and wheelbase, the TLX will be smaller as well. It will slot in between the current TL and TSX compact sedans.

    The heavily camouflaged car photographed during recent hot-weather testing shows a long, sweeping roofline reaching a stubby but more-defined trunk lid than the slippery one on the TL. The nose of the car still comes to Acura's trademark point, although the "beak" grille appears to have been mellowed somewhat.

    The aged TSX is based on the outgoing Europe-market Accord, which will not be redesigned because the new Accord platform will be used in all markets. That likely will spell the end of the TSX in the lineup, leaving Acura with the compact ILX, mid-sized TLX and flagship RLX sedans.

    The big change under the hood will be the use of Honda's Earth Dreams 3.5-liter V-6, which makes 310 hp when installed in the RLX. The current TL has a choice of a 280-hp 3.5-liter V-6 or a 305-hp 3.7-liter V-6 when paired with all-wheel drive.

    The redesigned TLX should also be available with awd, as well as the optional Precision All-Wheel Steering system that debuted with the RLX sedan."

    From the article, the TLX could be a significant improvement over the current generation TL. The last generation TL hasn't sold in nearly the numbers as earlier generations, especially the '99-'03 and the '04-'08. These were much more competitive, and represented excellent value than the '09-'13 model years.

    The '99-'08 TLs, while maybe not outstanding in any particular area, competed much better with their Audi, BMW and Mercedes counterparts than the latest ones, especially when price was factored into the comparison.

    I wouldn't argue that the newer TLs aren't good cars, just that the earlier ones were less bland and generic, and had more of a "gotta-have-it" factor.
  • I have been ready for a new TL for several years now (I own a 2002 CL) but have been waiting for a style that grabbed me (the smiley face grill really turns me off). Hopefully the new TLX will be the the one, but the spy photos look make it look very similar to the current one so I am only cautiously optimistic. For everyone debating WHEN it will come out, all the articles I have read point to summer 2014.
  • gvbgvb Posts: 36
    You think there's a chance they will offer a 6 speed manual as an option? Or are the days of the manual clutch dead?
  • I went to Curry Acura over the weekend. My current lease of 2010 TSX was 322 with just taxes and 1st month upfront. I was given a offer for a 2013 TL Special Edition for 389/month with taxes and 1st month upfront.

    My lease ends November 8th. I was told a TLX will be release between Spring and Summer of 2014. I am contemplating of extending my lease until then unless theres a superb offer for 2014 TL or go else where for a Honda Accord.

    Decisions Decisions.
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,099
    Went to go look at a used TL (2000) at my local dealer. Although I missed out on the used one, I did talk to them about the new one. They're reporting the same thing on the '15s. The '14 will have a short run (already hitting the dealers' lots) until next Spring/Summer. They, they'll bring out the new ones.

    All I've seen are some very camo'd pics of the new TL. Can't really tell what they look like.

    But, I'm betting it will be a smaller version of the new RLX, as that's the look of all their new cars (including the just released MDX).

    We'll see....but true to Acura fashion, you want see the real deal until the new one is actually released.
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