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Acura TL 2006+



  • boikoboiko Posts: 82
    For what it's worth...for many people it might be cost effective to join BJ's to get the discount on the 06 TL's - Invoice + $500. This has been the deal on 05's and I'm sure will be on the 06 model once all the 05's have been sold..

    While you might be able to get this deal on your own...this would make it alot easier. Just a thought..
  • delmar1delmar1 Posts: 744
    My past experience is that I have been able to get a better deal myself than with purchasing aggregates like BJ Wholesale, Costco, etc. All the work I did was fill out a emails and done. Of course....cost aggregators may make it easier in some cases.
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    Yup, I agree. I bought on extended warranty only once --- on an '01 CL-S. But never would do so again. For one thing, I very rarely keep a car longer than 4 years. And secondly, I learned that on a trade-in, an extended warranty nets you no additional credit. :cry: They would say "Yeah, it's nice to have one, but most used car buyers won't pay any more $$ for it" Hmm.... kinda opposite to what they said when they sold it to me! :mad:
  • bplayerbplayer Posts: 56
    You are correct that the Acura extended warranty does not cover dings & dents (paintless dent removal) and windshield replacement, but 1Source does. Acura does cover damaged tires but not rims. These were some of the deciding factors.

    Will 1Source be around in 5 or 7 years? It is a risk, but that is life. Will the car be free from a major defect for 5 to 7 years. I hope so.

    Cost of the Titanium package with $0 deductable (including emission systems) for 84,000 miles was U$1095. Emission system coverage ($195 value) was thrown in as the quote was requested through the CarBuyingTips site.
  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,095
    But what is not a risk is if you keep your $1095 invested conservatively (FDIC insured CD, Treasuries etc.) for the duration of the origianal warranty. In four years you will have ~$1280+ to use as needed/desired. But again, if it helps you sleep at night, nothing wrong with that.

    Just be sure to really closely read the contract, what is/is not covered and any exceptions. Good luck.

    '13 Jaguar XF, possibly my favorite of all the cars I've owned. But, my '09 Jag XK was a beauty, as was my '05 Acura TL, '88 Acura Integra, '84 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo & '78 VW Scirocco (my first!). And, of course, the '92 Nissan Sentra SE-R and '95 Saab 900s I bought for the ex... Ok, I like a lot of the cars in my life.

  • sumintsumint Posts: 1
    Has anyone seen & used the new Back-Up Sensors on the 2006 TL?

    The Acura Website gives this description:
    * Back-Up Sensors help alert the driver to obstacles behind the vehicles when backing up
    * Four color-matched sensors are installed on the rear of the vehicle, and the system beeps with increased frequency as the vehicle nears an object

    But I was wondering if it is like other Mfgs where if you have the navigtaion it also gives you graphic (not actual video) of how close each quadrant of the rear end is getting to an object. Plus in other Mfgs the audible beep from the four rear bumper quadrants will also come from the respective location inside the autos speaker layout. Anyone have any knowledge of this system?
  • j47j47 Posts: 4
    did not know that the naviagtor would show quadrants of rear end within close range of parked vehicle. Is this definitely the case?
  • j47j47 Posts: 4
    I looked in the Edmunds website and read the reviews. The majority of them complained of very distrubing rattles under the hood. No one seemed to address this issue on t his forum. Has anyone else experienced this? I am ready to go in and buy an 06TL.
  • tlgaltlgal Posts: 22
    Where did you get your numbers? I've searched high and low and haven't seen anything published... :confuse: ">
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 11,025
    We've moved this discussion to its permanent home on the Sedans board, where Pat will be your new host. Thanks for the great conversation!


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  • nosmonosmo Posts: 3
    Just picked up my 2006 TL Anthracite / Quartz non Nav on Saturday. I used a broker in Northern CA, paid $1000 over invoice. $32,800, included wheel locks, rear mud flaps, and a trunk liner. The whole process took about an hour. It was a beautiful experience!

    Love the TL, just can wait to break it in. ;) I have been told to wait until 1000 miles before I can open it up.

    Is that correct?
  • nb06nb06 Posts: 4
    1. - Back-Up Sensors on the 2006 TL? - Is this option standard on the base TL or just on the Nav package.

    2. Does anyone know if the new 2006 colour "Carbon Bronze Pearl" exterior comes with a Parchment leather interior or just the black.

  • bplayerbplayer Posts: 56
    Check the site. Answers to all your question and more can be found there.

    Backup sensors are an option for any model. It is not standard.
  • troytntroytn Posts: 8
    I stopped in my dealer today and thanked him for everything and told him I would see hin in 3 years for another TL when my lease was up and he told me that he was recently told that the TL will go under a complete body change and upgrade in 2009 and will be released in the fall of 2008. So the 2007 and 2008 model changes will be minor from the current 2006 model. That means atleast 3 more years of this current successful design. That would mean the current TL design would last for 5 years. Seems a little long. So I'm sure he was incorrectly informed.

  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    5-year life cycles are par for the course for Honda now.
  • tlhopetlhope Posts: 2
    Has anyone purchased a 2006 TL with the upgraded 18 inch wheels? Two 18 inch wheels are offered: 18" Sparkle Silver High Performance Alloy Wheel and the18" High Performance Chrome-Look Alloy Wheel. I want the darker rim ..... some people may refer to the finish as "gun metal". From the pictures on the website, it looks as though the darker rims are the Chrome-Look Alloy Wheels. But, the salesman seems to think the Chrome-Look Alloy Wheels actually have a brighter finish ... like a chrome bumper. We saw the darker finish wheels on an A-SPEC that was in the deal showroom months ago, but of course, it is no longer there. Any help on the differences between the two rims would be greatly appreciated.
  • habitat1habitat1 Posts: 4,282
    Can't help you on the looks - but a word of caution on the functionality

    I had my 2004 TL 6-speed in for an oil change last week and the service manager noticed I had new tires - Avon's in 245/45/17's. My orignial "HPT" Bridgestone Potenza's still had some tread on them, but were well worn at 19,000 miles. We got talking about wheels and tires for the TL.

    My service manager strongly recommends against getting 18" wheels on a TL automatic, unless it has the A-spec suspension upgrade. The 35/40 series tires that go with 18" wheels are highly prone to wear unevenly with the softer suspension of the automatic. He has seen front tires that needed to be replaced in as little as 7,500 miles. In addition, the car is much more prone to get out of alignment. The 6-speed and A-spec cars fare better, due to the stiffer suspension, but even they have had some customer complaints regarding uneven tire wear, short tire life, tire noise, harsh ride and even blowouts.

    In my service managers opinion, the standard TL automatic suspension is just barely adequate to handle 17" wheels and 45 series tires, but not 18" wheels and 35/40 series tires. And, unlike RWD cars, the FWD TL puts all of the stress - acceleration, turning, torque steer on the front wheels. He jokes - but with a serious tone - that the tire manufacturers could give away 18" rims and make the money back through tire replacements.

    P.S. My service manager did approve of my decision to go with the wider 245's vs. OEM 235's. Too late to have avoided a couple of curb scuffs on the passenger side wheels, but the 245's are a better fit.
  • My question is, can I buy a 2006 TL now and get it retrofitted with the kit in December? Acura's Corporate Customer Service said "no" but I can't see why not. My wife is looking at a CR-V and I have the same question for Honda's upcoming iPod Music Link. Bottom line: If anybody sees more information than the press release - which to date, is as much as the dealers have - let us know! My wife and I are ready for our new cars...
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 11,025
    OK, we (meaning *I*) goofed and moved this discussion from the Future Vehicles board. It turns out that the 2006 TL is not a major redesign, and thus we can't support a separate discussion for this model year.

    Unfortunately, having done so has caused some confusion, and thus we're going to go ahead and close this discussion and ask owners & enthusiasts to continue in our active Acura TL discussion.

    Pricing and purchasing questions can be answered in our Acura TL: Prices Paid & Buying Experience discussion, and you can ask about leasing in our Acura TL: Lease Questions discussion.

    Thanks, everyone!

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