Acura TL Maintenance and Repair
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Went to the dealership to see the 04 TL and the Brochure I was given had teething problems - The outside cover was assembled up-side down with the balance of the brochure right-side up!
If the build quality of the brochure is suspect, I don't know how this relates to the build quality of the first model year of the new TL...
I had a good laugh with the salesman about it!
I am VERY interested to know how you new owners fare during the birthing of this new infant, TL.
My 1991 Accord EX 5MT Sedan had teething problems(I'm the original owner, car was built in Japan per VIN#). During the first week of ownership, every piece of glass in the car had to be replaced due to wavy and distorted sightlines when looking through the glass, the moonroof had to be replaced due to incorrect assembly, and the drivers-side front fender was replaced due to a "rust blemish" under the paint. All this on a brand new car!
However, the car has been reliable up to the present 231K miles and I still enjoy driving it everyday, especially the muanual trans,in Southern California.
My next car will be the new TL 6MT. But will it be in 2004 or 2005?
Thanks for any advice you can offer.
kahunah & torontotl: Has this problem shown up in your cars?
BTW, have you considered changing your TH handle to TLinTO? That would be pretty catchy, don't ya think?
"Car up shifts way too early, at steady cruise (not pushing it). It is in 4th just shy of 30mph and 5th just shy of 45 mph, makes cruising at these speeds full of vibration as engine lugs as it is not turning enough rmps".
I believe this sums it up. In "Drive" my engine runs very frequently at about 1,500 rpms on freeway route to work. It bothers me personally and I'm no perfectionist/enthusiast my any means. Can avoid drive-train vibration with sport shift and get much quicker engine response; still I don't want to use it constantly... I'd buy the car again, but the way things stand now, it would be with manual transmission. The audio DVD - Wow.
I highly recommend signing up for XM radio. Long car rides are alot more fun now.
Two things I'm going to get checked next week at the dealer. There's an occasional rattle coming from under the dash/steering column and I'm going to get the headlights calibrated; one's slightly lower than the other.
I'm from NJ also. 220 miles on the car and loving every minute so far.
I agree with torontotl, BTW. What's the fuss about RWD and FWD? Yes, I think the G-35 handles slightly better than this car, but there are so many other positives.
Secondly, I find storage space lacking. Pouches in the fronts of the seats would be an out of the way spot- by one's calves. There are other areas that storage could be added. The trunk should have some cargo nets installed as a standard option.
Why doesn't the passenger side HID point downward at the exact same angle? Doesn't that cause the oncoming dirver to be blinded?
Anyone else have a opinion?
I'm sure the experts here will give you better reasons than I can.
But seriously, I've seen a couple of 02 TL-S in the same WDP, and it just looked so.....well, white! Maybe the bigger size of the 02 TL accentuated the white. It was eye-catching, but I wasn't 100% sure if it was for the right reason---sort of like seeing a giant snowman going down the street! I think white can be attractive, but it needs some contrasting details. Just my .02.