ASSOCIATE EDITOR DAVID ARNOUTS: The Acura TL continues to surprise as it evolves in its current fourth generation. The outside has. Acura TL – Owner’s Manual ( pages). Posted on 6 Nov, by Inimrepus. Model: Acura TL. File size: MB. First Test: Acura TL SH-AWD In the competitive landscape, the manual- trans SH-AWD TL is almost in a class of one with its.

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Of course, that rumor could turn out to be false, which I hope is the case. The front and rear ends have been revised, and there are new and inch wheel designs. Press on and the chassis progressively transitions into oversteer.

First Test: 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD

The car is just computer and besides elctric parts die. I liked the car well enough that I bought it instead of the i I was looking at also. Close your eyes when you listen and tell me what you think you hear….

I found the center stack to be way too busy, with an abundance of buttons. Also, many of the manual shift systems in those are dreadfully unresponsive and have limits to what you can do. I learned my lesson. And it is a big improvement over the previous one, but nothing like the gen. The Owner’s Manual explains the various features and functions of your Acura, offers operation tips and suggestions for vehicle care and maintenance, provides specific details on safety systems, and includes comprehensive technical specifications.


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One persons idea of perfection may be different than another persons — and perfection sometimes requires a bit of imperfection. But I do see a lot of old bimmers rolling around.

As per usual, it looks better in black, but that brings in so much extra maintenance keeping it looking nice. If you ever get a chance to drive behind one while it is driving beside say an E-Class, 5 series, or A6; it is evident that the TL is another generation ahead in exterior design philosphy. Actually the A4 and the S4 are much less front-heavy than the TL.

I have never opened the hood on my TL.

The looks were a deal breaker, even though he liked his previous car: What the hell is going on mabual The car just turned 4, miles and I checked the dipstick and it was bone dry. The results in feel are different, but not with one necessarily better than the other.

Back to this car. Usually, I am tooling around in my 11 Highlander picked up last week. Some brave souls even check oil, air filters and other simple items.

So, what are you stuck with? I had to let a few friends row through the gears from the passenger seat just to see how it feels. I have seen so many new BMWs on the side of the road.

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The car has been trouble-free. If I was the type that was a showoff, I would be driving expensive vehicle. Latest Editorials view all Video: For those quibbling about the busy center stack, spend another manuwl or two with them and you’ll get used to them in a hurry.


As for the drive, the TL strikes a pleasing middle ground between sporty and comfort. A J-pipe and high flow cats do wonders for this motor. But then the Accord was super-sized, and took its Acura platform mate with it.

Acuras have always been a bit more spartan and purposeful, forsaking some of the more gratuitous frills found on competing offerings. The thing is, for driving fun there really is no substitute for rear-wheel-drive—except for the AWD system in the Acura. I think you assessment was fair and well balanced as always.

I called Acura Roadside and they towed it to the acurw Acura dealer which is different than the one I bought car from. I also like the way the slant was removed from the back. Yes, bigger road bumps will be felt, but that’s a tradeoff I’m willing to live with for improved cornering ability.

I think you would have difficulty finding a lot of American cars that deliver similar or better road feel in this price range. They all function, and as they are labeled, but it does take a few minutes to acclimate yourself to mankal seems like the dash of a Boeing