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Old 05 Mar 2008, 03:01 pm
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Default I'm looking into buying an Acura TL?

Anyone have one?Pros, cons?Also I live in Maryland where we don't get a ton of snow but we get about 1-5 inches at a time the few times it does snow. How do they handle in the snow?Sorry I forgot to mention I'm looking into a new one, either 2008 or 2007 leftover.Also forgot to mention I am looking at the Type-S
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 03:16 pm
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HIGHLY recommended. They're beautiful and awesome. FWD, so they handle well in the snow. They're also very reliable.
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 03:31 pm
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You'll do good buying that car, it'll last a long time and handle great in the snow
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 03:46 pm
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I have a 2002 Acura TL here in Owings Mills MD and I love it. I couldn't imagine how nice the 08's are. The traction control is great. I recently installed new high rated tires that make the ride so much better. I haven't had any issues with weather conditions at all.
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im gettin the 08 tl type s and im also from md...get it
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 04:16 pm
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They are great cars. The most reliable luxury car. Very Fast and fun to drive. Smooth and quiet ride, but not too quiet like Lexus cars.They are better than small FWD cars in snow.It has no cons.If you drive in snow a lot, then get an Audi A4, A6, or Subaru Impreza, Legacy because they are AWD.
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Consumer reports has lots of great things to say about the TL.
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 04:46 pm
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Acura hendles good on snow try on e-bay.com or copart Are you looking for a new one ?
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I drive an '06 TL AT with a bunch of performance modifications out here in wacky California. I love the car. I can't tell you how many times I read/hear about Acura TLs being inferior against other sport sedans because the TL is a front wheel drive. Frankly, it's an overstatement for all but the most spirited drivers, who'd be best with an M5 anyways. Well, if there is one place where the TL really must shine in handling, it would have to be in inclement weather. It's here where RWD designs have a penchant to spin out & go into oversteer. Of course, AWD would be best of all, but FWD is far superior to RWD when driving in serious weather.There should be no difference in handling in snow between the base & Type S models. The Type S comes with the factory's 'A Spec' package (stiffer suspension), and the RL drivetrain (3.5L engine & RL transmission). It outputs a little more torque & 28 more hp on the top end; You for sure won't be using that in bad weather.PS - Stay away from choosing the 'Summer Tire' package...it's a factory option that obviously would not make for safe driving in the snow.
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Good quality and highly reliable and looks good too!
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