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Old 07 Jun 2006, 03:09 pm
Mike
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Default The Acura TL is an Accord, right?

I love the new Acura TL. I'm starting to see more and more of them on
the road. (I actually don't know how new the current body style is,
but I have been noticing them more and more over the past 6 months.)
I'd love to get one, but should I save my money and get a new Accord
instead? Of course, the Honda doesn't have the cool image of the
Acura, but the bodies are virtually identical on these cars. Is the
engine in the TL available in the Accord?

Thanks!

Mike

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Old 07 Jun 2006, 03:22 pm
John W. Barron
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Default Re: The Acura TL is an Accord, right?

The Acura requires Premium gasoline; the Accord regular. Biggest
objection I had while shopping at the Acura dealers. They are very nice
autos, and I really wanted one.

Mike wrote:
> I love the new Acura TL. I'm starting to see more and more of them on
> the road. (I actually don't know how new the current body style is,
> but I have been noticing them more and more over the past 6 months.)
> I'd love to get one, but should I save my money and get a new Accord
> instead? Of course, the Honda doesn't have the cool image of the
> Acura, but the bodies are virtually identical on these cars. Is the
> engine in the TL available in the Accord?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Mike
>

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Old 08 Jun 2006, 07:35 am
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Default Re: The Acura TL is an Accord, right?


"Mike" <tetrickm@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1149707350.550908.47330@j55g2000cwa.googlegro ups.com...
> I love the new Acura TL. I'm starting to see more and more of them on
> the road. (I actually don't know how new the current body style is,
> but I have been noticing them more and more over the past 6 months.)
> I'd love to get one, but should I save my money and get a new Accord
> instead? Of course, the Honda doesn't have the cool image of the
> Acura, but the bodies are virtually identical on these cars. Is the
> engine in the TL available in the Accord?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Mike
>

We compared the TL to the Accord EX 6 cyl Auto a few months ago.

The TL is the same frame and a similar body. They bore out Accord engine and
put a high-compression head to give it more oomph, but, as another poster
pointed out, it then requires high-test. The TL was quieter, had more
comfortable seats, a much nicer audio system and included more goodies
(self-dimming mirror, fog lights, memory powers eats, etc.) some of which
you can add to the Accord as options and some you can't.

We made our pitch to both dealers for the best price and would have had to
pop for $6K more for the TL. We took the Accord as it just didn't seem worth
it.

The Accord has been a *great* car. Still miss those damn memory seats,
though.

Jon



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Old 08 Jun 2006, 04:03 pm
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Default Re: The Acura TL is an Accord, right?

Check out the Honda Accord Saloon on the British Honda website and you
will be amazed....
http://www.honda.co.uk


Zeppo wrote:
> "Mike" <tetrickm@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1149707350.550908.47330@j55g2000cwa.googlegro ups.com...
> > I love the new Acura TL. I'm starting to see more and more of them on
> > the road. (I actually don't know how new the current body style is,
> > but I have been noticing them more and more over the past 6 months.)
> > I'd love to get one, but should I save my money and get a new Accord
> > instead? Of course, the Honda doesn't have the cool image of the
> > Acura, but the bodies are virtually identical on these cars. Is the
> > engine in the TL available in the Accord?
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Mike
> >

> We compared the TL to the Accord EX 6 cyl Auto a few months ago.
>
> The TL is the same frame and a similar body. They bore out Accord engine and
> put a high-compression head to give it more oomph, but, as another poster
> pointed out, it then requires high-test. The TL was quieter, had more
> comfortable seats, a much nicer audio system and included more goodies
> (self-dimming mirror, fog lights, memory powers eats, etc.) some of which
> you can add to the Accord as options and some you can't.
>
> We made our pitch to both dealers for the best price and would have had to
> pop for $6K more for the TL. We took the Accord as it just didn't seem worth
> it.
>
> The Accord has been a *great* car. Still miss those damn memory seats,
> though.
>
> Jon


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Old 08 Jun 2006, 05:40 pm
Art
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Default Re: The Acura TL is an Accord, right?

I am amazed at how obnoxious the web site is. Still didn't find memory
seats, auto locking doors or auto headlights that turn on in the dark and
when the wipers are on.


<learnfpga@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1149796982.856042.105460@g10g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
> Check out the Honda Accord Saloon on the British Honda website and you
> will be amazed....
> http://www.honda.co.uk
>
>
> Zeppo wrote:
>> "Mike" <tetrickm@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:1149707350.550908.47330@j55g2000cwa.googlegro ups.com...
>> > I love the new Acura TL. I'm starting to see more and more of them on
>> > the road. (I actually don't know how new the current body style is,
>> > but I have been noticing them more and more over the past 6 months.)
>> > I'd love to get one, but should I save my money and get a new Accord
>> > instead? Of course, the Honda doesn't have the cool image of the
>> > Acura, but the bodies are virtually identical on these cars. Is the
>> > engine in the TL available in the Accord?
>> >
>> > Thanks!
>> >
>> > Mike
>> >

>> We compared the TL to the Accord EX 6 cyl Auto a few months ago.
>>
>> The TL is the same frame and a similar body. They bore out Accord engine
>> and
>> put a high-compression head to give it more oomph, but, as another poster
>> pointed out, it then requires high-test. The TL was quieter, had more
>> comfortable seats, a much nicer audio system and included more goodies
>> (self-dimming mirror, fog lights, memory powers eats, etc.) some of which
>> you can add to the Accord as options and some you can't.
>>
>> We made our pitch to both dealers for the best price and would have had
>> to
>> pop for $6K more for the TL. We took the Accord as it just didn't seem
>> worth
>> it.
>>
>> The Accord has been a *great* car. Still miss those damn memory seats,
>> though.
>>
>> Jon

>



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Old 09 Jun 2006, 04:32 pm
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Default Re: The Acura TL is an Accord, right?


Zeppo wrote:
>
> We compared the TL to the Accord EX 6 cyl Auto a few months ago.
>
> The TL is the same frame and a similar body. They bore out Accord engine and
> put a high-compression head to give it more oomph, but, as another poster
> pointed out, it then requires high-test.


Well, no. My mother's TL runs just fine on a steady diet of 87 octane.


The TL was quieter, had more
> comfortable seats, a much nicer audio system and included more goodies
> (self-dimming mirror, fog lights, memory powers eats, etc.) some of which
> you can add to the Accord as options and some you can't.


The TL also handles better.

But, there's a new Accord (and TL) on the way for 2008. So, if you can,
you may want to wait.

The Toyota cars in this price range (Camry, Avalon, ES, IS) are also
worth a look. If it weren't for the cramped back seat we'd have
purchased a Lexus IS250 instead of the TL.

If it's a sporty ride you seek, the Infinit G35 is way to go. An all
new G35 is due this fall, reviewed at www.edmunds.com The Infiniti is
a lot more fun to drive than the Accord/TL.

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Old 10 Jun 2006, 10:55 am
John Horner
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Default Re: The Acura TL is an Accord, right?

Mike wrote:
> I love the new Acura TL. I'm starting to see more and more of them on
> the road. (I actually don't know how new the current body style is,
> but I have been noticing them more and more over the past 6 months.)
> I'd love to get one, but should I save my money and get a new Accord
> instead? Of course, the Honda doesn't have the cool image of the
> Acura, but the bodies are virtually identical on these cars. Is the
> engine in the TL available in the Accord?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Mike
>


Test drive both extensively and see which suits you.

Also look closely at the Acura TSX. Price wise it is between a well
equipped Accord and a TL. Slightly smaller than either, but also much
sportier to drive.

All three are derived from the same platform.

John

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Old 11 Jun 2006, 01:03 am
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Default Re: The Acura TL is an Accord, right?


learnfpga@gmail.com wrote:
> Check out the Honda Accord Saloon on the British Honda website and you
> will be amazed....
> http://www.honda.co.uk
>

According to C&D euro and am spec accords are different cars.
Acura TL is a bit souped up euro spec accord. While the fat pig sold
in the US under the Accord badge has no european equivalent.

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Old 11 Jun 2006, 07:28 am
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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Default Re: The Acura TL is an Accord, right?

In article <1150002212.665543.141070@f6g2000cwb.googlegroups. com>,
"Body Roll" <aglyport@gmail.com> wrote:

> According to C&D euro and am spec accords are different cars.


They are, but they spawn from the same global platform.

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Old 11 Jun 2006, 07:29 am
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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Default Re: The Acura TL is an Accord, right?

In article <1150002212.665543.141070@f6g2000cwb.googlegroups. com>,
"Body Roll" <aglyport@gmail.com> wrote:

> According to C&D euro and am spec accords are different cars.
> Acura TL is a bit souped up euro spec accord.


No, the TSX is an Americanized souped up Euro spec Accord. The TL is
America-only.

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