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2007 Acura TL Type S



  • sicktls4mesicktls4me Posts: 30
    One month to decide??? It took me all day Sunday and bought it on Monday!! just kidding!!!! I've had my eye on this model since the redesign in '04. I decided on the Kinetic Blue, as my 2 previous cars were red. I'm w/u, time for a new color.

    PS...funny, I had my Accord EX for 13 yrs too!!! mmmmmm....
  • sicktls4mesicktls4me Posts: 30
    Well...I've had it on in AUTO since I bought it in mid-Apr, and the A/C is NOT ON. We have this set in our Odyssey also! Check the manual when you get a chance.
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    Hmm...I'll have to do that, if I can find that darn thing!
  • sicktls4mesicktls4me Posts: 30
    tell you what, I'll look it up in the manual. I'm a manual guy! I'm pretty sure that's how our Odyssey manual explained it. Can't imagine being different in their Acura cars. Stay tuned brah!!
  • mlarrysmlarrys Posts: 1
    All Honda/Acura cars with climate control turn the AC on when the auto button is pushed. The AC button lights up only when you are using the AC manualy. I,ve had 4 Honda/Acura cars with this feature.
  • pv2pv2 Posts: 37
    Climate control can be confusing. My wife had a problem with our 07TL-S because she took it out of the auto mode accidentally and didn't know why she wasn't getting a/c. Best bet is to just set the temp and leave it in auto mode. :shades:
  • sicktls4mesicktls4me Posts: 30
    Now that you put it that way, it IS confusing!!! The Type-S manual NEVER said anything about turning the A/C ON. If it is ON, then, it is ON. And, guess what, I'm getting great mileage with the A/C ON, at 23/24 mpg city/hwy driving.

    I DO leave it on AUTO. Been there since the day I bought the car.

    thanks for the insight!!!
  • cloudno9cloudno9 Posts: 7
    I just picked up my S type this Monday and drove about 100 miles in city traffic ...the odometer tells me that i get a mielage of 15 MPG ??? this normal for a new car ???...i was expecting atleast 19 MPG ??...Any comments bout your own exp would be helpful ...THanks ..Sam
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    15 mpg for pure city driving is not unusual for the TL. It is a real gas hog in the city, especially if you do a lot of stop and go driving. :cry:
  • sicktls4mesicktls4me Posts: 30
    honestly, I never monitored the mpg until it reached 1K miles or so. I suspect that it will NOT get the expected mpg when it is new, for the fact that it is new and going thru it's break-in period. 15-19 mpg in the city alone is probably accurate. My city/hwy combo get's 23-24 mpg, with climate control set to AUTO. Can't wait to find out the mpg for ALL HWY cruising!! Some had claimed getting 34-36 mpg for hwy driving.

    Nevertheless, are you enjoying the car! ;)
  • njvikenjvike Posts: 56
    I'm getting 20 MPH in the city and 30 on the highway. Car has 3K on it.
  • sicktls4mesicktls4me Posts: 30
    what you're getting is what was mentioned/written on the sticker. Consumer Reports claimed to have gotten 23-24 mpg as an avg. But, never said if it was for city only OR city/hwy.
  • I hear the same sound; it drives me crazy. I think rattle is coming from the seat belt assembly. I'm taking it to the dealership to get them to check it out.
  • types_koztypes_koz Posts: 2
    While I am thoroughly enjoying my latest purchase (White '07 TL Type S), I am never satisfied with horsepower. Anybody know of air intakes for these sweet rides? Dealership already warned me that though adding an air intake does not void the warranty, if one is found to be the cause of any engine problems, warranty will not cover repairs. Any advice on intakes or other aftermarket accessories to boost HP???
  • ggesqggesq Posts: 701
    Alot of folks use the AEI CAI.

    Other suggestions for adding hp:
    E Shift Pro Cats
    UR Underdrive Crank Pulley
    Thermoblock Spacers

    Hope this helps ;)
  • khash1khash1 Posts: 2
    My seatbelt assembly seems to be doing fine. No noise there. I have identified a buzzing from the center front speaker. The material surrounding it expands in hot weather, which effectively loosens the metal cover, causing the buzz. My friend's Lexus does the same thing.

    The rattle I'm hearing seems to be coming from outside and UNDERNEATH because I don't hear it if the windows are up. I thought it might be coming from the engine compartment. I tightened a couple of screws (engine cover and strips around it) in there, but I don't think it worked--haven't quite tested it yet. I cannot wait to have it put up on a rack so I can personally inspect it.

    Let me know what you find out when you visit the dealer, and I'll do the same! Thank you!
  • cloudno9cloudno9 Posts: 7
    Havin a blast with the car....Have 500 miles on it n just had it for a week....Not that the mielage bother me..but was just checkin with other ppl on wat was expected....I lovee the car n often find myself takin longer routes justt to enjoy some more time with my Baby....n the looks u get from the neighbours...just puts the icin on the cake !! :D
  • habitat1habitat1 Posts: 4,282
    My 2004 TL 6-speed w/ 25k miles gets anywhere from 15 to 17 mpg mpg in city driving. I have never gotten close to the EPA rating of 20, even for what I consider to be "city-lite" driving. I do manage to get 28-30 on pure highway runs at 70 mph in 6th gear. Unfortunately, the way the math works, with 50/50 mixed driving (measured in miles, not gallons, I average, at best, about 20 mpg.

    By comparison, my 1995 Maxima SE 5-speed was rated at 22/27, and consistently got 22/27+, for an average of 24.02 over 155,000 miles. All on a total of 3 sets of tires (so far). I'm on my second set with the TL.

    Also, by comparison, my former Honda S2000 was also rated at 20 mpg in the city and I NEVER had a tank that was less than 19. With a highway rating of 26, I consistently got 29-33 mpg. The 18,500 mile average at the time I traded that car was 23.8 mpg, considerably better than the higher EPA rated TL.

    The TL, relatively speaking, is a gas hog, at least around town.
  • sicktls4mesicktls4me Posts: 30
    The TL, relatively speaking, is a gas hog, at least around town.

    ...from what I've read in previous posts, this is what (just about) everyone is saying.

    Fortunately for me, my weekly drive is 80% at 45-60 mph. 20% comes from my weekly, stuck-in-traffic and weekend driving. So, my avg. mpg is at 23.5 - 24.5 mpg.
  • sicktls4mesicktls4me Posts: 30
    30 mpg on the hwy?? at what speed? what was the rpm at that speed? just curious!!
  • spyderredspyderred Posts: 137
    I went to Las Vegas from LA, 265 miles trip, averaged 79 mph, cruised at 85-100 most of the time, and my average was 27.8 mpg. On the return the first hour I set the cruise @ 65mph and I averaged 29 mpg. This is when the car had 1200 miles on it. I think you will notice better mileage after the first couple of thousand miles on the odometer. In town stop and go, I get 20-21 mpg.

    Not great but similar to my previous BMW 525 and this car has 100 more HP.

    I am happy with it so far as far as mileage.

  • nowakj66nowakj66 Posts: 709
    Any proud Kinetic blue TL-S owners have a real world photo they care to post? Thanks.
  • terrylterryl Posts: 34
    Up here in Canada, the only way you could get a 335i for the same price as a TL-S is if they didn't throw in the wheels, radio, and probably not the keys.

  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    A base 335i, which isn't exactly a stripper, is not that much more than a TL-S. It's more expensive of course, but not that much more. And IMO, the TL-S is not the mechanical, nor performance equal of the 335i.
  • terrylterryl Posts: 34
    There is probably a geographical difference. Similarly equipped (i.e., real leather, Bluetooth, 6 CD there is about slightly more than a 10k (Canadian...which is not too far from the US dollar these days) difference. Not to mention we don't get brake replacement and the lease/buy interest rates are higher with the bimmer. I agree that the TL-S is not equal to the BMW but neither by a stretch is the price.
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    Well, you're right. If we were to compare similarly equipped cars, then the Bimmer would be $10K, or more pricier than the TL.

    Acura currently also has some pretty wicked deals on the TL, including low lease/finance rates and free Navigation.
  • vivsethrrvivsethrr Posts: 8
    Hey Acura fans, i just bought a black automatic 07 Type S. What kind of wax should i use on the car? Any suggestions? Also does anyone have a viper system on their TL Do you like it? Hit me back up everyone i need to know info before i drive it for the first time tomorrow night.
  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,097
    Congrats on the TL! For wax/polish, visit Good, but not cheap, stuff. I've become a bit addicted to Zaino products...!

    No experience w/Viper system.

    '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.

  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    Viper ---- that's a security system, made by DEI, isn't it?
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