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Old 11 Feb 2014, 03:20 pm
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Default How durable is the bumper on a 2005-2008 Acura TL? Can it withstand a 5 mph impact with...

...minimal damage? My friend is looking into buying an Acura TL and I'm a little worried about the low speed bumper damage the car might sustain because I've had bad experience with Hondas:

- A while back when I first got my 2003 Mercedes C Class I had an accident in a parking lot involving a Honda Civic (2010 I think) my front bumper didn't have any damage on it while the Honda's was dented pretty noticeably.

Also, on my car I've hit a high curb at 5 mph and all that happened was some paint peeled off my bumper.

So is the Acura's bumper at least as strong as mine?
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Old 11 Feb 2014, 03:32 pm
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I think your friend needs to deal with his own car...

Since you like to drive and hit curbs, maybe you aren't the best judge of bumpers...or cars for that matter.
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Old 11 Feb 2014, 03:46 pm
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I wouldn't worry about what your friend gets.

True, Mercedes are built to withstand "minor" collisions. Hondas, not so much. Now Acuras, the luxury line of Honda, are built a little more better than a Honda. One way to check is go under the car and look to see if the bumpers are insulated. Mercedes installs insulation in their bumpers so that the insulation can take the "shock" of the impact.
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