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Old 10 Nov 2007, 03:16 am
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Default why doesn't the acura TL come with dohc 3.5L like nsx?? also why don't they come out with awd TL's?

infiniti has awd sedans and lexus has awd sedans in the 30K price rangei know the RL is awd but it is 50k
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Old 10 Nov 2007, 03:31 am
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Rumor is that awd will be available on the TL in 09. TL is still fwl, not even rwl.
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Old 10 Nov 2007, 03:46 am
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Why don't you go to http://www.acura.com/ and ask them?
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Old 10 Nov 2007, 04:01 am
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The TL is at the end of its product cycle. Within 12 months there will be an all new 2009 model, based on the new Honda Accord.There are all kinds of rumors about what it will have on it, and how it will be built. So we'll just have to wait and see what they come out with.
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Old 10 Nov 2007, 04:16 am
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Honda is in a position of catch-up which it is not used to. While GM has brought out all-wheel-drive to the Cadillac CTS, Saab 9-3, Infiniti to its G series, and Lexus to assorted models, Honda has tried to make do with Front Wheel Drive. While it has no plans to abandon the front wheel drive platform, it is investigating if the demand is there to warrant AWD on more cars outside of the RL. Design plans call for the TL to get it in 2009 unless market research determines that the demand is not there to support the product.Honda is being put between a rock and a hard place. While trying to be the "performance" luxury brand, it has taken quite a hit recently with the competition passing it by with the AWD models while it fights on with front wheel drive. Acura sales for the year in the USA as of October are down 9.7%, and The TL sales are down 19.6% (from 60,064 to 48,493). However, the RL is down 47.7% for the year (10,698 to 5,284). Overall sales would be down more but the AWD Acura RDX is saving the division with sales up over 300%.I would guess that Honda makes the go-ahead decision for 2009 because failing to do so they will have to abandon the "performance luxury" image they are trying to market. In other words, how can Honda claim performance by bringing out a new model with only Front Wheel Drive when all the competition has AWD? If even tiny Saab has done it, I don't see how Honda will compete without it going forward.
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