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Old 20 Apr 2007, 04:20 pm
RML
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Default TL maybe?

Currently driving a BMW 325xi

Looked and drove an 07 TL.

Is Acura really a dressed up Accord? What exactly do they share, and
what are the major differences besides all the options and nice
appointments?

Thanks
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Old 20 Apr 2007, 08:22 pm
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Default Re: TL maybe?

On Fri, 20 Apr 2007 16:20:05 -0400, RML <rml@rml.net> wrote:

>Currently driving a BMW 325xi
>
>Looked and drove an 07 TL.
>
>Is Acura really a dressed up Accord? What exactly do they share, and
>what are the major differences besides all the options and nice
>appointments?


TL Acura has a little more displacement, a little higher compression
and more top-end horsepower, uses premium gas, includes all the
goodies you can order on an Accord, another year of warranty, and a
nicer badge. I'd have to check to see if it runs on a slightly
lowered suspension or has lower-profile tires, probably both, those
are the tricks they used in the past. Maybe more/strong sway bars.

It still won't handle like the Beamer. I think 90% decide between the
Accord and Acura on the badge. I went Accord this time because with
the 4-banger engine burning regular gas, it was suffiently cheaper and
still plenty fast enough for my purposes.

But I keep looking longingly at the beamers ...

J.

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Old 21 Apr 2007, 11:59 am
John Horner
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Default Re: TL maybe?

RML wrote:
> Currently driving a BMW 325xi
>
> Looked and drove an 07 TL.
>
> Is Acura really a dressed up Accord? What exactly do they share, and
> what are the major differences besides all the options and nice
> appointments?
>
> Thanks


The two vehicles share a platform, but the sheetmetal, interior and
details are different. TL gets a slightly higher power engine and
needs premium fuel. The TL is a very nice entry/mid luxury vehicle
tuned for comfort more than the BMW. If you love BMW handling, you
probably will not be happy with a FWD car. The TL also has far more
interior space than any BMW 3-series, the dimensions are more like the
5-series.

Try 'em all and buy what you like.

John
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Old 21 Apr 2007, 03:05 pm
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Waiving the right to remain silent, JXStern <JXSternChangeX2R@gte.net> said:

> It still won't handle like the Beamer. I think 90% decide between the
> Accord and Acura on the badge. I went Accord this time because with
> the 4-banger engine burning regular gas, it was suffiently cheaper and
> still plenty fast enough for my purposes.
>
> But I keep looking longingly at the beamers ...


Before getting our TL, I had three BMW 5 series cars. Two 540s and a 530,
all new, and leased for three years each.

Aside from handling, where you are entirely correct, the TL is much more car
for the money, at about $15-20,000 less. It's even slightly larger inside
the cabin.

So if you want to race, get the BMW. If you want to drive a nice-looking and
well-appointed car and save enough money to buy all new furniture and
appliances for you home, get the TL. ;-)

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Old 21 Apr 2007, 09:45 pm
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"RML" <rml@rml.net> wrote in message
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> Currently driving a BMW 325xi
>
> Looked and drove an 07 TL.
>
> Is Acura really a dressed up Accord? What exactly do they share, and
> what are the major differences besides all the options and nice
> appointments?
>
> Thanks


I drive a TL but my next purchase will definitely be a RWD - either Lexus IS
or 3 Series. I've been dreaming about the twin turbo!
MZ


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Old 22 Apr 2007, 09:27 am
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Default Re: TL maybe?

I thought the TL would be faster. Doesn't if offer more HP than the BMWs?

Ken

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from thirty-third to Buffalo.
From Broadway bright the tubes run right
Into the Road of Anthracite"
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"Larry in AZ" <usenet2@DE.LETE.THISljvideo.com> wrote in message
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> Waiving the right to remain silent, JXStern <JXSternChangeX2R@gte.net>
> said:
>
>> It still won't handle like the Beamer. I think 90% decide between the
>> Accord and Acura on the badge. I went Accord this time because with
>> the 4-banger engine burning regular gas, it was suffiently cheaper and
>> still plenty fast enough for my purposes.
>>
>> But I keep looking longingly at the beamers ...

>
> Before getting our TL, I had three BMW 5 series cars. Two 540s and a 530,
> all new, and leased for three years each.
>
> Aside from handling, where you are entirely correct, the TL is much more
> car
> for the money, at about $15-20,000 less. It's even slightly larger inside
> the cabin.
>
> So if you want to race, get the BMW. If you want to drive a nice-looking
> and
> well-appointed car and save enough money to buy all new furniture and
> appliances for you home, get the TL. ;-)
>
> --
> Larry J. - Remove spamtrap in ALLCAPS to e-mail
>
> "A lack of common sense is now considered a disability,
> with all the privileges that this entails."



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Old 22 Apr 2007, 09:28 am
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"JXStern" <JXSternChangeX2R@gte.net> wrote in message
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> But I keep looking longingly at the beamers ...
>
> J.



I will be looking at the 300C SRT :-)

Ken


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Old 22 Apr 2007, 03:57 pm
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Waiving the right to remain silent, "NJ Vike" <ErieLackawanna@Scranton.com>
said:

> I thought the TL would be faster. Doesn't if offer more HP than the BMWs?


Depends on which BMW you're talking about.

And horsepower isn't everything related to speed...

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Old 22 Apr 2007, 04:20 pm
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On Sun, 22 Apr 2007 13:28:38 GMT, "NJ Vike"
<ErieLackawanna@Scranton.com> wrote:

>> But I keep looking longingly at the beamers ...
>>

>
>I will be looking at the 300C SRT :-)


Has many horsies cheap.

I dunno, if I could drive any car on the planet for free, but I
actually had to drive it on the freeway a couple of hours a day, I
might just go for a BMW M3. Or a Bentley. Or an Accord. At 15mph,
it doesn't much matter, and I like smaller cars.

And if I have to pay for gas and insurance, the Accord goes way up on
the list. Much less service. Though it's not way up on the list of
"chicks dig it". I guess that's why you end up with a TL!

J.

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Old 22 Apr 2007, 07:38 pm
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Default Re: TL maybe?

The price of gas and the decision of some Chrysler dealers with an SRT made
me select the TL. I had also looked at the Infinity G35 but that was too
small but what a SWEET engine.

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"
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"JXStern" <JXSternChangeX2R@gte.net> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 22 Apr 2007 13:28:38 GMT, "NJ Vike"
> <ErieLackawanna@Scranton.com> wrote:
>
>>> But I keep looking longingly at the beamers ...
>>>

>>
>>I will be looking at the 300C SRT :-)

>
> Has many horsies cheap.
>
> I dunno, if I could drive any car on the planet for free, but I
> actually had to drive it on the freeway a couple of hours a day, I
> might just go for a BMW M3. Or a Bentley. Or an Accord. At 15mph,
> it doesn't much matter, and I like smaller cars.
>
> And if I have to pay for gas and insurance, the Accord goes way up on
> the list. Much less service. Though it's not way up on the list of
> "chicks dig it". I guess that's why you end up with a TL!
>
> J.
>



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