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what's everyone/anyone think of acura tl

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type s or not...

a friend of mine is dead set on getting it, but know nothing about the car past the horsepower.... (he's not into cars mechanically, just wants a nice car that goes fast)
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Absolutely no comparison in the ride and handling between the two cars. Acura handles like a typical Honda (like crap) and the BMW handles like... well.. we all know how much fun it is!

I gave serious consideration to the TL-S and was ready to buy before discovering the BMW. Very happy I went with the bimmer.

The Acura TL is an entry level near luxury car that is nothing more than a juiced up Honda. This is reflected in the price.
Oh yeah.. other things I forgot to mention about the TL.

I couldn't stand the color combinations. Nothing that really stood out as a color I wanted. Also, I couldn't get the interior color once I settled on exterior color. Lastly, the fake black wood trim is pure poop.

If you've only got ~30k to spend on a sedan, I could understand going for the TL.
Re: Re: hey hey, let's slow this down a bit

Alan F said:

Don't worry Eugene, your original message came off 100% correctly. I got the impression that all you were looking for was information on the TL. There was nothing negative in your message

I was referring to other people that were knocking the Acura because they gave there opinion's that the Bimmer's are the best and the TL is nothing compared to it.
The opinion was asked for and I gave it. Just so happened that when I looked at the TL it was in comparison with the BMW. Did I knock the fact that it's a juiced up Honda? No. Just stated the facts. It is reflected in it's price because most of the parts come out of the Honda bin. There's nothing wrong with Japanese cars, or FWD cars, or slushboxes. It's all a matter of personal opinion. Which, again, was asked for in the first place. Sorry if you don't agree with me. :dunno:
Alan F said:

Our competitors are: A4, C320, IS300, Jag X-type (at least they'd like to think it was)

The TL's competitors are: ES300, I35 or someone looking to upgrade from a Maxima, Camry or Accord
I think you've got the competition a little wrong. Don't peg a certain model number to a specific segment in this blurred market. As you said, let's be open mined about this. The BMW E46's competition is all of those cars and more. Just about any 2/4 dr sedan in the luxury and near-luxury market between 30k-42k.

Obviously, I am proof of this. As I said earlier, I had all but signed the paperwork on the TL-S when I decided to test drive the 330i on a whim. Once I had the ultimate driving experience there was no looking back.

The only things that I would have liked in the 330i that the TL-S has is: More hp, nicer Nav system, better reliability, and most importantly lesser cost.
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