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  • I noticed the 08 TL has a transmission of Japanese origin whereas the 07 TL has a transmission of American origin. Does anyone know why the switch for the 08s? (I am refering to TLs with AT.) I'm considering buying an Acura TL for the first time.
  • For my wife and me it came down to deciding between G35 and Audi A4. We picked the Audi with the v6. Audi has better crash test results and to us had the edge in handling/braking. But it was a close decision between the two.
  • Thanks for your comments concerning crash tests and safety. (The crash test videos at CR are quite an eye opener, by the way, not matter what car you're looking for.) I do have one other request for comments/info: I live in Texas and it gets real…
  • I'm debating between a G and a TL. Looking at the available crash test info, including videos at Consumer Reports online, the G is good/acceptable but the TL has a clear advantage here. I think the G has better handling and is more fun to drive. …
  • It appears to be an Audi/VW lease thing. I was charged it. I checked around and found it to be the case at other Audi dealerships as well.
  • We've ordered an Audi A4. It has both AWD and stability control. In addition to lack of stability control the MKZ cut too many corners compared to the Lexus, Infiniti, Acura, Audi, and, heck, even the Cadillac.
  • Well, it's a shame Ford blew this, whether supplier problem, design error, or cost cutting measure. It implies lack of attention to an important detail. (Makes me wonder what else got missed?) I won't be waiting for an 09 refresh. We ordered an …
  • gregg, I did not realize the MKZ did not have stability control. (I had assumed it must be an option. And had not researched this car prior to test drive. It was one of those spur of the moment things.) Lack of stability control ended up being …
  • No black or red exterior for the 08? I find that hard to believe. In any case, I'm considering a purchase of an MKZ. My wife and I have been debating between Lexus ES, Infiniti G35, and an Acura TL. On a whim we pulled into the Lincoln dealershi…
  • Well, the dealer was told to replace the fuel injectors and clean out the carbon buildup. They didn't consider the carbon buildup to be much but did as Audi USA suggested. We've now had the car back three weeks and have put about 500 miles on it (…
  • My 2008 A4 v6 has been sluggish in the morning and recently the "check engine light" came on. The car has just under 15k miles and received standard maintenance service at 5k and 10k miles. Dealership tells me it's misfiring on 2 points and that i…
  • deepstar, They weren't joking about the "bad gas." Some brands have additives which will help prevent the very problem you describe. Brands such as Shell, Texaco, Chevron, and Conoco are good. Avoid Mobil/Exxon and BP. Google this issue about g…
  • I may be ordering a 2008 A4 3.2 Quattro automatic. (We much prefer the 6 cylinder over the 4.) The only add-ons are the automatic transmission and the rear side air bags. MSRP with destination charge is $39,525. I'm buying not leasing and am thin…
  • Is it worth $5k - $8k to repair? Nope. And since the car is a Saab it won't be easy to find someone cheaper to work on it who'll know what they're doing. As a '01 9-5 owner who stupidly loves his Saab, if this were me, I'd chunk it and spend that…