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Old 24 Nov 2005, 05:22 am
NJ Vike
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Default Opinions on TL and RL

Greetings!

I have been seriously considering both vehicles and was wondering if anyone
could provide me with their opinion on these cars as I'm also considering
the Infiniti and Lexus models.

I'm very impressed with both Acura vehicles.

What I'm looking to find out is long term results. Do they last, are there
any issues to either vehicle.

Thanks.

Ken

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"Now Phoebe Snow direct can go
from thirty-third to Buffalo.
From Broadway bright the tubes run right
Into the Road of Anthracite"
Erie - Lackawanna




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Old 24 Nov 2005, 07:54 am
arat43@juno.com
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Default Re: Opinions on TL and RL

On Thu, 24 Nov 2005 11:22:14 GMT, "NJ Vike"
<ErieLackawanna@Scranton.com> wrote:

>Greetings!
>
>I have been seriously considering both vehicles and was wondering if anyone
>could provide me with their opinion on these cars as I'm also considering
>the Infiniti and Lexus models.
>
>I'm very impressed with both Acura vehicles.
>
>What I'm looking to find out is long term results. Do they last, are there
>any issues to either vehicle.
>
>Thanks.
>
>Ken


Before deciding on the 06 TL in Anthracite I did a lot of research and
homework on the G35, BMW 330i and the TL. These were my top three
choices. I am just coming off a BMW Z3 so I know how BMW is.

I liked the G35's ride and amenities, it had plenty of power and was
priced reasonably. The 330i had that BMW ride and the cabin felt
comfortable and quiet. The problem I had was the feeling of "been
there, done that". I have been driving a BMW since 2001 and it just
didn't make me feel it. Besides that the 330i was 3500-4500 more than
either the TL or G35.

I then drove the TL and I knew it was the car for me. Ride, power and
all the bells and whistles were exactly what I wanted and the NAV
package just topped it off. I ended up paying quite a bit less that I
would have for either the BMW or G35.

In the performance department, the TL had an overall edge on the other
two, but of course it is splitting hairs and all boils down to
personal preference.

When it was all said and done and the cars being very close, it was my
wife who said, "That car fits you." It gives me the room I wanted and
the power and driveability I wanted.

The RL is a little smaller, quicker, and is very nimble. I wanted a
little more upgrade and luxury to go with the power and ride.

Hope this helps
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Old 24 Nov 2005, 04:16 pm
James
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Default Re: Opinions on TL and RL

So you think the TL is more luxurious then the RL? I would hope that the
extra $16 000 that the RL costs would provide some added luxury...

<arat43@juno.com> wrote in message
news:1vgbo19p0kvefhug833anvf070qqmc9cdt@4ax.com...
> On Thu, 24 Nov 2005 11:22:14 GMT, "NJ Vike"
> <ErieLackawanna@Scranton.com> wrote:
>
>>Greetings!
>>
>>I have been seriously considering both vehicles and was wondering if
>>anyone
>>could provide me with their opinion on these cars as I'm also considering
>>the Infiniti and Lexus models.
>>
>>I'm very impressed with both Acura vehicles.
>>
>>What I'm looking to find out is long term results. Do they last, are there
>>any issues to either vehicle.
>>
>>Thanks.
>>
>>Ken

>
> Before deciding on the 06 TL in Anthracite I did a lot of research and
> homework on the G35, BMW 330i and the TL. These were my top three
> choices. I am just coming off a BMW Z3 so I know how BMW is.
>
> I liked the G35's ride and amenities, it had plenty of power and was
> priced reasonably. The 330i had that BMW ride and the cabin felt
> comfortable and quiet. The problem I had was the feeling of "been
> there, done that". I have been driving a BMW since 2001 and it just
> didn't make me feel it. Besides that the 330i was 3500-4500 more than
> either the TL or G35.
>
> I then drove the TL and I knew it was the car for me. Ride, power and
> all the bells and whistles were exactly what I wanted and the NAV
> package just topped it off. I ended up paying quite a bit less that I
> would have for either the BMW or G35.
>
> In the performance department, the TL had an overall edge on the other
> two, but of course it is splitting hairs and all boils down to
> personal preference.
>
> When it was all said and done and the cars being very close, it was my
> wife who said, "That car fits you." It gives me the room I wanted and
> the power and driveability I wanted.
>
> The RL is a little smaller, quicker, and is very nimble. I wanted a
> little more upgrade and luxury to go with the power and ride.
>
> Hope this helps



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Old 24 Nov 2005, 04:26 pm
Humma Kavula
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Default Re: Opinions on TL and RL

On Thu, 24 Nov 2005 11:22:14 GMT, NJ Vike let slip this dark secret:

>Greetings!
>
>I have been seriously considering both vehicles and was wondering if anyone
>could provide me with their opinion on these cars as I'm also considering
>the Infiniti and Lexus models.
>
>I'm very impressed with both Acura vehicles.
>
>What I'm looking to find out is long term results. Do they last, are there
>any issues to either vehicle.
>
>Thanks.
>
>Ken


I have a 2001 TL. The car still looks and drive like new.

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Old 24 Nov 2005, 06:24 pm
NJ Vike
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Default Re: Opinions on TL and RL

Thank you so much for taking the time to write. I was going to consider the
BMW but when I attempted to sit in one, the car was just too small for me as
I'm 6:2.

Both Acuras had the head and leg room and as you say, the Navigation system
was the icing on the cake.

Just down the road was an Infiniti dealer so I thought I would drop in
there. I looked at the G35 and while it provided the room I needed, I didn't
like the interior and where they placed the controls to adjust the seat so I
looked at the M. I told the dealer that the G35 wasn't for me and told me
that he could *possibly* match the price of the M with the price I was going
to be paying for the TL. I assume he will provide me a quote on a
stripped-down version, if such a thing is possible.

I like the M but it has more gizmos than I could possibly want but if the
price comes in, I will seriously consider it.

The Lexus ES330 was clumsy when cornering and has only a 218HP engine which
is a serious downgrade on performance for me so I will probably say goodbye
unless their salesperson wants to upgrade me at the same price.

Well, we shall see but I do still like the Acuras and value your opinion.

Happy Thanksgiving.



Ken

--
"Now Phoebe Snow direct can go
from thirty-third to Buffalo.
From Broadway bright the tubes run right
Into the Road of Anthracite"
Erie - Lackawanna



<arat43@juno.com> wrote in message
news:1vgbo19p0kvefhug833anvf070qqmc9cdt@4ax.com...
> On Thu, 24 Nov 2005 11:22:14 GMT, "NJ Vike"
> <ErieLackawanna@Scranton.com> wrote:
>
>>Greetings!
>>
>>I have been seriously considering both vehicles and was wondering if
>>anyone
>>could provide me with their opinion on these cars as I'm also considering
>>the Infiniti and Lexus models.
>>
>>I'm very impressed with both Acura vehicles.
>>
>>What I'm looking to find out is long term results. Do they last, are there
>>any issues to either vehicle.
>>
>>Thanks.
>>
>>Ken

>
> Before deciding on the 06 TL in Anthracite I did a lot of research and
> homework on the G35, BMW 330i and the TL. These were my top three
> choices. I am just coming off a BMW Z3 so I know how BMW is.
>
> I liked the G35's ride and amenities, it had plenty of power and was
> priced reasonably. The 330i had that BMW ride and the cabin felt
> comfortable and quiet. The problem I had was the feeling of "been
> there, done that". I have been driving a BMW since 2001 and it just
> didn't make me feel it. Besides that the 330i was 3500-4500 more than
> either the TL or G35.
>
> I then drove the TL and I knew it was the car for me. Ride, power and
> all the bells and whistles were exactly what I wanted and the NAV
> package just topped it off. I ended up paying quite a bit less that I
> would have for either the BMW or G35.
>
> In the performance department, the TL had an overall edge on the other
> two, but of course it is splitting hairs and all boils down to
> personal preference.
>
> When it was all said and done and the cars being very close, it was my
> wife who said, "That car fits you." It gives me the room I wanted and
> the power and driveability I wanted.
>
> The RL is a little smaller, quicker, and is very nimble. I wanted a
> little more upgrade and luxury to go with the power and ride.
>
> Hope this helps



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Old 25 Nov 2005, 07:30 am
arat43@juno.com
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Default Re: Opinions on TL and RL

On Thu, 24 Nov 2005 13:54:08 GMT, arat43@juno.com wrote:

>On Thu, 24 Nov 2005 11:22:14 GMT, "NJ Vike"
><ErieLackawanna@Scranton.com> wrote:
>
>>Greetings!
>>
>>I have been seriously considering both vehicles and was wondering if anyone
>>could provide me with their opinion on these cars as I'm also considering
>>the Infiniti and Lexus models.
>>
>>I'm very impressed with both Acura vehicles.
>>
>>What I'm looking to find out is long term results. Do they last, are there
>>any issues to either vehicle.
>>
>>Thanks.
>>
>>Ken

>
>Before deciding on the 06 TL in Anthracite I did a lot of research and
>homework on the G35, BMW 330i and the TL. These were my top three
>choices. I am just coming off a BMW Z3 so I know how BMW is.
>
>I liked the G35's ride and amenities, it had plenty of power and was
>priced reasonably. The 330i had that BMW ride and the cabin felt
>comfortable and quiet. The problem I had was the feeling of "been
>there, done that". I have been driving a BMW since 2001 and it just
>didn't make me feel it. Besides that the 330i was 3500-4500 more than
>either the TL or G35.
>
>I then drove the TL and I knew it was the car for me. Ride, power and
>all the bells and whistles were exactly what I wanted and the NAV
>package just topped it off. I ended up paying quite a bit less that I
>would have for either the BMW or G35.
>
>In the performance department, the TL had an overall edge on the other
>two, but of course it is splitting hairs and all boils down to
>personal preference.
>
>When it was all said and done and the cars being very close, it was my
>wife who said, "That car fits you." It gives me the room I wanted and
>the power and driveability I wanted.
>
>The RL is a little smaller, quicker, and is very nimble. I wanted a
>little more upgrade and luxury to go with the power and ride.
>
>Hope this helps


I think I forgot to answer your original question about the RL. I did
take a look, but because it was more of a luxury car and lacked the
sportiness and nimbleness of the TL, I went with the TL.

The RL is their flagship car and it is got everything except the
kitchen sink and that may be an option. If I was more inclined toward
that level of luxury it would be my first choice over the 5 or even 7
series and the Lexus (don't care for their style changes).


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Old 25 Nov 2005, 12:02 pm
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<arat43@juno.com> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 24 Nov 2005 11:22:14 GMT, "NJ Vike"
> <ErieLackawanna@Scranton.com> wrote:
>
>>Greetings!
>>
>>I have been seriously considering both vehicles and was wondering if
>>anyone
>>could provide me with their opinion on these cars as I'm also considering
>>the Infiniti and Lexus models.
>>
>>I'm very impressed with both Acura vehicles.
>>
>>What I'm looking to find out is long term results. Do they last, are there
>>any issues to either vehicle.
>>
>>Thanks.
>>
>>Ken

>
> Before deciding on the 06 TL in Anthracite I did a lot of research and
> homework on the G35, BMW 330i and the TL. These were my top three
> choices. I am just coming off a BMW Z3 so I know how BMW is.
>
> I liked the G35's ride and amenities, it had plenty of power and was
> priced reasonably. The 330i had that BMW ride and the cabin felt
> comfortable and quiet. The problem I had was the feeling of "been
> there, done that". I have been driving a BMW since 2001 and it just
> didn't make me feel it. Besides that the 330i was 3500-4500 more than
> either the TL or G35.
>
> I then drove the TL and I knew it was the car for me. Ride, power and
> all the bells and whistles were exactly what I wanted and the NAV
> package just topped it off. I ended up paying quite a bit less that I
> would have for either the BMW or G35.
>
> In the performance department, the TL had an overall edge on the other
> two, but of course it is splitting hairs and all boils down to
> personal preference.
>
> When it was all said and done and the cars being very close, it was my
> wife who said, "That car fits you." It gives me the room I wanted and
> the power and driveability I wanted.
>
> The RL is a little smaller, quicker, and is very nimble. I wanted a
> little more upgrade and luxury to go with the power and ride.
>
> Hope this helps


I had a 2000 TL and it was terrific in so many ways. When the 3 year lease
ended I lusted for something new and I turned it back in and leased a BMW
525 sport, which, like all BMWs, drives like no other car. It is terrific in
ways other than the TL. But the 3 year lease is up and I am considering the
option of buying my beloved 5 or getting into an RL. The BMW drive is a huge
attraction, but I miss the creature features found in Acuras. I think the
current TL is an awesome car, but its body style is atrocious. The same can
be said for BMWs, and most other cars. They all have big butts, and I don't
like the look. Fortunately the RL look hasn't been destroyed (yet) so it
definitely has my attention.

The Acura is the overall my first choice for a luxury car. Better than BMW,
Audi, Mercedes, Lexus, Infinity, and anything the American companies vainly
advertise as luxury cars.

So I am once again tempted by Acura, yet so fond of my 5. It has the NAV and
I added an aux input to the radio so I can play my Archos MP3 jukebox and my
XM Radio Roady, but it doesn't have Bluetooth (it is available as an add-on
for about $600-$800) so my cell phone is 'manual' (ugh). The engine is a
little small, but not without merit. The Acura can best all of that at a
more reasonable cost.

What to do? what to do? I'll let you know if you care.


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Old 25 Nov 2005, 12:45 pm
Larry J.
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Waiving the right to remain silent, "Alphageek"
<no_email_please@uhdelfeeyuh.net> said:

> I had a 2000 TL and it was terrific in so many ways. When the 3
> year lease ended I lusted for something new and I turned it back
> in and leased a BMW 525 sport, which, like all BMWs, drives like
> no other car. It is terrific in ways other than the TL. But the
> 3 year lease is up and I am considering the option of buying my
> beloved 5 or getting into an RL. The BMW drive is a huge
> attraction, but I miss the creature features found in Acuras. I
> think the current TL is an awesome car, but its body style is
> atrocious. The same can be said for BMWs, and most other cars.
> They all have big butts, and I don't like the look. Fortunately
> the RL look hasn't been destroyed (yet) so it definitely has my
> attention.


Before we got our 2004 TL, we had three leased BMWs, Two 540s and a
530 as the last car.

What you say about BMW handling is correct, but for creature
comforts and included options, the TL wins hands down. I also
believe that the TL wins in the cabin design and use of materials.
The newer BMW fit and finish is not as good as Acura's. The TL
simply looks and feels much better.

Believe it or not, the TL has a bit more interior space than our
last 530. The official cabin measurements bore that out.

Option for option, the current 530 is at least $15,000 more than a
similarly equipped TL.

If you're main interest is racing on back roads, get the BMW. If
you want a daily-driver that will put a smile on your face, and
leave you with many thousands of dollars in your pocket, get the
TL.

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Old 26 Nov 2005, 04:37 pm
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Default Re: Opinions on TL and RL

On Thu, 24 Nov 2005 13:54:08 GMT, arat43@juno.com wrote:

>The RL is a little smaller, quicker, and is very nimble. I wanted a
>little more upgrade and luxury to go with the power and ride.


The RL is not smaller than the TL (or G35). I've owned both TL's
('03 and '04) and now an '05 RL. The RL is larger, more
luxurious and approximately $15,000 more than the TL.
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Old 26 Nov 2005, 07:34 pm
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On Sat, 26 Nov 2005 22:37:14 GMT, Lee Florack
<lflorack@rochester.rr.com> wrote:

>On Thu, 24 Nov 2005 13:54:08 GMT, arat43@juno.com wrote:
>
>>The RL is a little smaller, quicker, and is very nimble. I wanted a
>>little more upgrade and luxury to go with the power and ride.

>
>The RL is not smaller than the TL (or G35). I've owned both TL's
>('03 and '04) and now an '05 RL. The RL is larger, more
>luxurious and approximately $15,000 more than the TL.



Yea, yea, I know, I already corrected my error in a previous posting.
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