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Old 15 Sep 2004, 10:06 am
General Schvantzkoph
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Default Acura TL vs Lexus ES330

Any opinions about the relative merits of the Acura TL vs the Lexus ES330?

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Old 15 Sep 2004, 04:15 pm
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On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 10:06:52 -0400, General Schvantzkoph
<schvantzkoph@yahoo.com> professed the following:

>Any opinions about the relative merits of the Acura TL vs the Lexus ES330?


I had a 2000 Solara. Pretty close to a Lexus, or so they say. It was a
piece of crap. I will never buy Toyota again.

Besides, Acura always comes up first in drop-down lists...

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Old 15 Sep 2004, 07:59 pm
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Waiving the right to remain silent, Bruno <insert@address.here>
said:

> On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 10:06:52 -0400, General Schvantzkoph
><schvantzkoph@yahoo.com> professed the following:
>
>>Any opinions about the relative merits of the Acura TL vs the
>>Lexus ES330?

>
> I had a 2000 Solara. Pretty close to a Lexus, or so they say. It
> was a piece of crap. I will never buy Toyota again.
>
> Besides, Acura always comes up first in drop-down lists...


the TL is Consumer Reports' best entry level luxury sedan for 2004.
Rave reviews everywhere.

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Old 17 Sep 2004, 08:15 am
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Default Re: Acura TL vs Lexus ES330

I trade every two years and generally was driving Maxima's for many years.
Wanted change so went to Toyota Avalon XLS in 2000 ( a 33k car ) and
although I liked interior room and design I would never own a Toyota, carry
that extended to Lexus, based on that ownership. Only major problem I had
but was enough to drive me nuts, and this is design was not broken,
automatic climate control was horrible. Add that to stupid design errors and
driving the car annoyed me terribly. Climate control works ( or did in
Avalons ) by either hot or cold air comming from unit into cabin versus
system used in Nissans and Acuras of MIXING air temps to maintain
temperature. This makes a huge difference in comfort level, driving down
highway you find yourself constantly either warm or cold and adjustnig
AUTOMATIC climate. Nissan's maintain temp well and do not blow freezing air
one minute warm the next, neother does TL. The only difference in TL versus
MAX is that Max used to run fan on top level seemed like forever until
lowering and maintaining. TL seems to want ot to be super hot to even think
about running fan at high level.

The other monor problems I can remember off hand with Toyota aka Lexus, trip
computers reset every time you turned off ignition ( again not broke
designed that way ) so you would have to write time distance etc every time
you stopped for gas on trip before turning off motor. Forget once and you
lost that segment. Who thunk of that one??? Dash lights reflected off
windshield no matter how low you turned them down. Control reach, great for
me but I am 6'2" and can reach about anything in most cars. Wife found it
hard to reach for many controls.

So friend had a Lexus, I looked inside and much of interior looked exactly
like the Avalon, controls and so forth. Enough to make me decide to return
to Max which I did 2002-04 them for change in pace and not liking new Max
designs I went to TL. Have to say, so far I luvsssssss this car. Quiet,
comfortable, well designed features, even back ache I used to get driving
for a while gone for whatever reason I can drive a couple of hours and not
get stiff in these seats. Call me a happy camper, only pissed at myself that
I didn't wait a bit until more available so I could have gotten nav unit
too. Not worth the money really for me but hell, toys are toys. He who dies
with the most WINS!

George in NY



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