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Old 25 Jul 2004, 10:23 pm
Harry Edwards
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Default Accord vs. TL

Both models fully loaded, what would be the advantage of getting the
TL over the Accord?
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Old 26 Jul 2004, 05:40 am
Bruno
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Default Re: Accord vs. TL

On Sun, 25 Jul 2004 23:23:48 -0400, Harry Edwards <nobody@nowhere.com>
waived the right to be silent and professed:

>Both models fully loaded, what would be the advantage of getting the
>TL over the Accord?


2004 model? The Accord is ugly!

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Old 26 Jul 2004, 07:46 am
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Default Re: Accord vs. TL

Harry,

I pondered the same question and wound up purchasing the TL. I would imagine
you can get the tech info and make comparisons between suspension, brakes
and such to make an educated decision but I went the old fashioned way
myself. I simply test drove both and although at first glance the TL would
appear to be an Accord dressed up it didn't feel that way. Totally different
driving experience from handling to road noise and cabin feel.

Now over 4 months and 4k miles and still love starting her up and driving
down the road. I buy a new car every two years so not impressed with new
persay. In recent years have had 2000 Toyota Avalon XLS and 2002 Nissan
Maxima GLX. Most years have been a Maxima owner, was not impressed with
Avalon because of small design errors ( like trip computers that reset every
time you turn off key ) and horrible automatic climate control. Always like
Maxima's but recent design changes made me yawn. Went Acura more or less on
whim and recommendation of friend who bought same car I decided to get.
Never been happier at least so far. I have found Acura to be far superior ni
design and feel to both Max and Avalon and I would imagine that would not be
the case with Accord. Accord is of course much less so you must weigh that
as we all do. Not important to me but for those that hold a car you also
pick up additional 1 year warranty on Acura versus Honda which has a value
amount if holding, even when not for resale or trade.

George in NY


"Harry Edwards" <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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> Both models fully loaded, what would be the advantage of getting the
> TL over the Accord?



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Old 26 Jul 2004, 10:51 am
E. Meyer
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Default Re: Accord vs. TL

On 7/25/04 10:23 PM, in article 29u8g0904hirvrecj13tq80pqnskcqsvbv@4ax.com,
"Harry Edwards" <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote:

> Both models fully loaded, what would be the advantage of getting the
> TL over the Accord?


More horsepower, longer warranty.

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Old 26 Jul 2004, 08:05 pm
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Default Re: Accord vs. TL

On Mon, 26 Jul 2004 15:51:31 GMT, "E. Meyer" <e52.meyer0SPAM@ieee.org>
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>> Both models fully loaded, what would be the advantage of getting the
>> TL over the Accord?

>
>More horsepower, longer warranty.


Better logo.

Slightly zippier sheet metal.

Lower profile tires.

Needs premium gas.

Better donuts and coffee at dealer.

I tend to the theory that you want the Accord with four cylinders and
if you want six, and can spring another $100/month or so (lease, fuel,
insurance), go for the TL.

J.

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Old 26 Jul 2004, 08:20 pm
Bruno
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Default Re: Accord vs. TL

On Tue, 27 Jul 2004 01:05:36 GMT, JXStern <JXSternChangeX2R@gte.net>
waived the right to be silent and professed:

>
>Better donuts and coffee at dealer.
>


Definitely the coffee!

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Old 26 Jul 2004, 08:58 pm
Harry Edwards
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Default Re: Accord vs. TL

On Mon, 26 Jul 2004 12:46:08 GMT, "Georgeny"
<georgeny@bellatlanticantispam.net> wrote:

>Harry,
>
>I pondered the same question and wound up purchasing the TL. I would imagine
>you can get the tech info and make comparisons between suspension, brakes
>and such to make an educated decision but I went the old fashioned way
>myself. I simply test drove both and although at first glance the TL would
>appear to be an Accord dressed up it didn't feel that way. Totally different
>driving experience from handling to road noise and cabin feel.
>
>Now over 4 months and 4k miles and still love starting her up and driving
>down the road. I buy a new car every two years so not impressed with new
>persay. In recent years have had 2000 Toyota Avalon XLS and 2002 Nissan
>Maxima GLX. Most years have been a Maxima owner, was not impressed with
>Avalon because of small design errors ( like trip computers that reset every
>time you turn off key ) and horrible automatic climate control. Always like
>Maxima's but recent design changes made me yawn. Went Acura more or less on
>whim and recommendation of friend who bought same car I decided to get.
>Never been happier at least so far. I have found Acura to be far superior ni
>design and feel to both Max and Avalon and I would imagine that would not be
>the case with Accord. Accord is of course much less so you must weigh that
>as we all do. Not important to me but for those that hold a car you also
>pick up additional 1 year warranty on Acura versus Honda which has a value
>amount if holding, even when not for resale or trade.
>
>George in NY
>



Indeed. What the heck is the engine block warmer? I would think a
heating device attached would drain the battery awfully quickly.
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Old 27 Jul 2004, 10:59 am
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Default Re: Accord vs. TL

Bruno wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Jul 2004 23:23:48 -0400, Harry Edwards <nobody@nowhere.com>
> waived the right to be silent and professed:
>
>
>>Both models fully loaded, what would be the advantage of getting the
>>TL over the Accord?

>
>
> 2004 model? The Accord is ugly!
>
> --
> Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.


In 1999 we did the same comparison. All it took was
a test drive of each (on the same day, prefferably) to
clearly see how the two differed. TL had much more
comfortable and more luxurious leather seats and other
appointments, TL had a much better engine (3.2 vs 2.5),
TL had sport shift tranny, TL had 4 yr warranty, TL
generally had a higher quality feel to it. And all for
only $1000 more than the Accord.

You see, the Accord dealer started us out at 27500, wayyyy
over msrp for that vehicle (can you say 'haggle'?).
The '99 3.2TL msrp was 28500, and that's all the Acura
delaer wanted. No haggling. We decided after our long
search to get the TL and we have not once regretted
doing it to this day (50,000 miles later). We love our
1999 Acura 3.2TL!

mikey.
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Old 01 Aug 2004, 01:30 am
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Default Re: Accord vs. TL

>Subject: Accord vs. TL
>From: Harry Edwards nobody@nowhere.com
>Date: Sun, Jul 25, 2004 10:23 PM
>
>Both models fully loaded, what would be the advantage of getting the
>TL over the Accord?


Good grief! Look at them. Drive them. If you can't tell the difference them you
probably deserve the Accord.
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Old 10 Aug 2004, 12:17 am
Peter Hesketh
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Default Re: Accord vs. TL

An engine block warmer is used in very cold climates to keep the engine oil
liquid over night. You plug it in to an electrical socket.
"Harry Edwards" <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 26 Jul 2004 12:46:08 GMT, "Georgeny"
> <georgeny@bellatlanticantispam.net> wrote:
>
> >Harry,
> >
> >I pondered the same question and wound up purchasing the TL. I would

imagine
> >you can get the tech info and make comparisons between suspension, brakes
> >and such to make an educated decision but I went the old fashioned way
> >myself. I simply test drove both and although at first glance the TL

would
> >appear to be an Accord dressed up it didn't feel that way. Totally

different
> >driving experience from handling to road noise and cabin feel.
> >
> >Now over 4 months and 4k miles and still love starting her up and driving
> >down the road. I buy a new car every two years so not impressed with new
> >persay. In recent years have had 2000 Toyota Avalon XLS and 2002 Nissan
> >Maxima GLX. Most years have been a Maxima owner, was not impressed with
> >Avalon because of small design errors ( like trip computers that reset

every
> >time you turn off key ) and horrible automatic climate control. Always

like
> >Maxima's but recent design changes made me yawn. Went Acura more or less

on
> >whim and recommendation of friend who bought same car I decided to get.
> >Never been happier at least so far. I have found Acura to be far superior

ni
> >design and feel to both Max and Avalon and I would imagine that would not

be
> >the case with Accord. Accord is of course much less so you must weigh

that
> >as we all do. Not important to me but for those that hold a car you also
> >pick up additional 1 year warranty on Acura versus Honda which has a

value
> >amount if holding, even when not for resale or trade.
> >
> >George in NY
> >

>
>
> Indeed. What the heck is the engine block warmer? I would think a
> heating device attached would drain the battery awfully quickly.



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