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2000 Acura TL

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2000 Acura 3.2 TL

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Dec 17, 2008 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Fast, Solid Chassis, Comfortable Seats, Good fuel economy
Cons: Road and Wind Noise, CD does not play burned CD's, Main Relay Electrical Problem
The Bottom Line: Recommeded Buy.  Great entry level Luxury car

Overall it is a great car.  Reliability issues include Electrical Problem with intermittent no start condition as a result of Main Relay failure.  Highway road noise becomes apparent on long drives.  Review written at 60,000 miles. ... read more

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I LOVE THIS CAR!

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Sep 18, 2007 - Updated Nov 2, 2007 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Smooth ride, Spacious trunk with emergency release lever, Roomy heated leather interior
Cons: No shoulder belt in rear center seat; Cruise control could be better located.
The Bottom Line: I would not hesitate to purchase another Acura.

I bought a 2000 Acura 3.2 TL in May of 2007. I used 84 octane for the first 2 months and had no real problems, maybe a little rougher when shifting gears. I now use 89 octane since I get the same smooth ride and same 26 mpg as with 91 octane. I save ... read more

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Tranny problem, SRS light on, DVD costly update

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Sep 3, 2005 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 

Pros: good MPG, horsepower, quiet engine
Cons: problems w/ tranny, SRS light, radio heating up STAY AWAY!
The Bottom Line: Toyota (Lexus) and Nissan (Infiniti) may be a good alternative to Acura. Tranny replacement at 75K is unacceptable! Frequent problems with electronics (DVD, radio, airbag lights).

We just had the transmission replaced under warranty. The car has 75K miles and its tranny switch was just replaced six months ago that was supposed to fix the problem. Dealer told me that it would have cost $4000+ were it not for the good service of ... read more

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Great value but with some noticeable drawbacks

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Jan 27, 2005 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Good value, outstanding ergonomics, resonable straight line performance
Cons: lesser reliability, mediocre slalom performance
The Bottom Line: See my full article for details

I bought a brand new 2000 TL ($28500) when it was released in 2000. This car has, and still is the best value among entry-level luxurious entries, such as Lexus ES300, Infiniti I-30, etc. After driving it myself a while, my wife became the primary ... read more

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A Car To Be Proud Of

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Mar 20, 2004 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Luxury appointments, High Quality Interior, Smooth/Powerful Engine, Accurate Sportshift Transmission, Value, Reliability
Cons: Another overrated Bose system, Looks too understated for some tastes, Brakes could be better
The Bottom Line: The TL helped change the direction of Acura, beneficially, and it's easy to see why- unparalled reliability, luxurious interior, upscale features, powerful engine, and a solid, but comfortable suspension.

I bought my 2000 Acura TL secondhand, but since it was only used by one previous owner, it has been well maintained. I did my research for several weeks, as I knew what my price range was, the level of features I was searching for, and the reliablity I ... read more

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Why buy a Camry V-6 when you can have something better

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Aug 27, 2002 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Great value, comfy, performance
Cons: Vanilla styling and lack of a few amenities
The Bottom Line: Buy it you won't regret it

First the bad: 1) Needs a few more adjustments for seat 2) Needs CD changer 3) Needs Telescoping wheel 4) Styling, someone said styling? 5) Michelin Energy Tires are way too conservative Now the Good: 1) Power for days ... read more

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Luxury Sedan Without the Luxury Price

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Mar 19, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Great performance, strong engine, plush interior, luxury feel, well priced
Cons: Rear legroom, Bose radio has poor reception
The Bottom Line: The 2000 Acura TL is a "Best Buy" luxury sedan because of its performance engine, luxury interior, and classy styling - for a price well below comparable vehicles.

The 2000 Acura TL compares favorably to other luxury nameplates such as the BMW 3 series, the Audi A6 and the Mercedes C yet sports a sticker price 25% less. These are the features you are sure to appreciate in the Acura TL: - ... read more

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Detailed evaluation of the Acura 3.2 TL

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Oct 25, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Superior VALUE in category: high feature/price ratio: 225hp, "racing" tweaks, tight tolerances, quality!
Cons: Few styling choices, limited size range of driver, no seat memory
The Bottom Line: The Acura TL is: 1) Superb on stats - power, cornering, dimensions, features, warranty, resale value, quality, owner satisfaction, etc. 2) Slightly plain on styling 3) Overall: superb value

The engineers who designed this car must have made some very important tradeoffs. First: they agreed that they were going to make a car for a relatively specific market - educated, upwardly mobile professional, less than 6' but taller than 5', 150-225 ... read more

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The Near Perfect Japanese Sedan

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Apr 28, 2001 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Great Engine Power, Amazing Features and Speakers, Under 30k!
Cons: Broing Styling
The Bottom Line: Amazing Buy: Highly reccomended

Hey, Having been a lifelong import buyer I did expect to buy an Import sedan but NEVER an Acura TL. I looked at the BMW 3-seires and was extremly tempted to get one but found that it was no bigger than a Honda Civic dimensions wise and I need room ... read more

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The best luxury car bargain!

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Oct 18, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Impressive standard features, high build quality
Cons: Slightly Plain Styling

Driving a 1993 Dodge Intrepid ES for the past 8 years, I have been accustomed to making frequent trips to the repair shop. One of the things I looked forward to most in finding a new car was something with such a strong reliability rating that this ... read more

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Best VALUE near-luxo car on the market

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Oct 17, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Nice gadgets, luxurious interior
Cons: Conservative exterior, questionable gas mileage

I bought the 2000 Acura TL in May. Although it took a month to get, it has been everything I could have imagined. Here are some of the key features I like: - Luxurious interior. If you're like me, you look beyond simply speed when looking ... read more

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Luxury & Fun, and the Nav System rocks!

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Sep 25, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Luxury, power, navigation system
Cons: Could use a teensy bit more headroom

The redesigned 3.2TL is probably the best value around in the near-luxury class. It's way cheaper than the Lexus ES300, and a way better ride than the Infiniti I30. The Camry XLE V6 would be comparable, but for a comparable price the TL comes with the ... read more

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Out of Nowhere

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Sep 4, 2000 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Space, handling, power
Cons: Not the most fuel efficient

Is where this car came from. I was at autoshow, and I'll be honest I was really looking for an SUV, but this car caught my eye. I talked with the rep about it, and really gave it a good once over. I saw the impressive V6, the enormous trunk space, and ... read more

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Best luxury car under $30k

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Aug 31, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: great price, all features are standard
Cons: no sports car "feel", front looks like Honda Civic

I recently shopped for a new car, and the Acura TL was on my "short list", along with the Lincoln LS, Chrysler 300M and BMW 3-series. The objective: as much performance and luxury as possible for around $30k. In short: if $30,000 had ... read more

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2000 Acura 3.2TL

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Aug 18, 2000 - Updated Aug 21, 2000 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: cheap and good
Cons: rear seats don't fold

Base price around $28k USD and only option is the navigation system. It is selling extremely well so don't expect too much haggling leeway. Preliminary research indicated that you can probably get $500-800 off the MSRP, anything more, consider yourself a ... read more

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Hard to beat package

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Aug 12, 2000 - Updated Aug 13, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Power, comfort, convenience, handling, luxury
Cons: Conservative styling

I purchased my TL about 2 months ago. It's the third Acura I've owned, so I may be a bit prejudiced. The TL's combination of comfort, handling, acceleration, safety features and terrific list of standard features is tough to beat. No one ... read more

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Another positive! 2000 3.2 TL

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Aug 7, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Many standard features, mucho horsepower!!
Cons: Stereo, exterior styling is a little bland.

I went out and bought the 3.2TL after several test drives. I even did a few test drives of comparable cars (Lexus ES 300, Toyota Avalon, etc.). The reason I went with the Acura is simple. You get more for your money with this car. Starting at the front, ... read more

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The TL really shines

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Aug 5, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Lots of Standard Features
Cons: None yet

When looking for an automobile, I decided I wanted a 4 door sedan, but I wanted a luxury automobile too. I narrowed my choices to the Infinity I30, the Lexus ES300, and the Acura 3.2TL. After over a month of research, I decided to get the Acura TL. ... read more

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An A+ for Value

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Aug 1, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: excellent price, good reputation, good performance
Cons: exterior styling

I recently had the opportunity to test drive a 2000 Acura TL sedan while shopping around for a new car for my wife. The car comes standard with every option but the Navagation System. The price for a "loaded" base model is about ... read more

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A Must Drive!

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Jul 4, 2000 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: great handling
Cons: not many

Recently i bought a new 2000 acura tl. i found it to be the best car that i have ever driven. its pickup and handling a wonderful. it is very fast and i love driving it. it has the feeling of a sports car and luxury combined. having the duel manual ... read more

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Best Bang For The Buck

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Jun 28, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Great looks + great ride = Great Value
Cons: Lacks detailed information center, if that matters to you.

Sleek, subtle styling and a hardy performer in a near-luxury UNDER $30,000. I am looking for reasons to drive again. Something I haven't done since I was know-it-all 16 year old with my newly pressed drivers license. If you are looking for a ... read more

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Devil in the Details

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Jun 19, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Awesome engine and trans
Cons: Fit and finish under par

Why I purchased The TL is by far the best value in a 4 door near-luxury sedan. I've owned the car since March, 2000, when it was 3 miles old. I anticipate the resale value to be excellent, and that was a big factor in my decision. ... read more

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A Winner!!!!!!!

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May 24, 2000 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: It's just great
Cons: conservative styling

You may think that this is small, and that it is second rate, but IT ROCKS! Its smooth, powerful, luxurious, everything, I love it. This car may seem just like the Honda Accord, but there are major differences. The engines better, it has much more ... read more

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practical race machine

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May 18, 2000 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: speedy, classy
Cons: expensive

My dad drives this car. And he is a speed demon. He used to race professionally as a hobby, and he is not one to sacrifice performance at all and now he is on his third consecutive Acura. This is #3. "Ban low performance drivers, not ... read more

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Reliability and Luxury under $30 with exceptions

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Apr 23, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Luxurious, reliable, navigation option
Cons: Common brakes, short backseat, no fold-down

I labored for three months in this tier and picked the Acura TL for three reasons, luxury/all standard features, turn-key reliability and NAVIGATION! What a dream to have...but the car has its good and bad points...it has personality and it may or may ... read more

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TL continues where Legend took off...

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Apr 19, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Reliability, comfort, security, great stereo
Cons: None yet, ask me in about 12 years...

The Acura TL is impressive. After owning many Hondas, in 1988 I bought a Legend Coupe, manual (had to order it). After 160K miles, minimal minor repairs (speedometer cable, etc.) and timely maintenance, wind and road noise are the only areas which seem ... read more

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More Go! Less Dough!

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Feb 29, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: A car that can compete with BMW's, Lexus's, etc, for thousands less.
Cons: A car that will sadly never get the respect it deserves!

The Acura TL Sedan is simply an incredible car. Let me first point out that this car competes, and then some with the likes of Mercedez Benz, Audi A6, Lexus, and the BMW 3 Series. In my honest opinion, it blows the doors off all of them. The Acura TL ... read more

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...Simply the Best...

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Feb 28, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Value, Engine
Cons: No Memory seats

This is the best product that Acura has ever put out. I've had three Acura's (Legend '90, Legend '93, & TL '00), and they've all been wonderful. However, this car outperforms all of them. After test-driving all cars in the ... read more

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What a great find!

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Feb 14, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Great Ride, Great Car, Best Value
Cons: None

Very few people know what a great find the Acura TL really is. When you put the TL up against just about every other entry luxury vehicle, there is no comparison. We just placed our order for our new 2000 TL after researching so many other ... read more

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Excellent car for the money

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Feb 5, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Navigation System, interior, most everything is standard
Cons: Doesn't feel like you are driving fast when you are

I had the opportunity to drive a family member's car, and after doing so, I knew I wanted one. It handles great, a nice quiet ride. The Navigation System is wonderful, no more getting lost, you can locate shopping, restaurants, type in a address and it ... read more

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Good Value

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Feb 2, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Powerful engine and all options included
Cons: Small ski pass through/soft suspension

This car is great for the money that you pay. It also gives you the sport shift for giving you the manual transmission "feel" while still giving you an automatic transmission ride. The car is great all round and is well built for the price ... read more

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what a car!!

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Jan 28, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros:
Cons:

WOW!!! I'm in love with this piece of everything and anything. These makers know exactly what they are doing and talking about. "The E55 AMG is Mercedes limited production sport sedan. The E55 features a high output 5.5-liter V8 engine, which ... read more

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2000 Acura even better than 1999 Model

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Jan 25, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Loaded Car that should be priced higher
Cons: Little room for negotiating on Price

The 2000 Acura TL is a fantastic auto and provides many high end options not expected of a car in the $30,000.00 range. The Acura easily outperforms other cars in its category and the new 5 speed shifting option lets you go from automatic to stick with ... read more

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A front wheel drive BMW

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Jan 17, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: fast, comfortable,safe,features
Cons: costs $10,000 less than BMW 328 auto

The Acura TL is like buying a front wheel drive BMW 328i except it is $10,000 less expensive and faster than a 328 automatic. Its fit and finish is perfect, the infinitely adjustable power drivers seat can go very far back for my fried ... read more

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For the money, hard to beat

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Jan 13, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: value, power, quality
Cons: Not as involving as some of the competitors

Let's blow something out of the water right away, right now. While it has its tremendous psychological advantages to we selfish humans (hey it's natural, don't worry!), a new car is perhaps the worst investment to make in your life. Heheh. :) ... read more

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Terrific Value

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Jan 5, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Value, Performance, Luxury
Cons: Rear seat room, no fold down seats

I have been searching for a replacement vehicle for my aging Acura Integra. The Integra is a wonderful automobile and I have over 174,000 miles without so much as a hiccup from it. This sort of bulletproof performance predisposed me to consider another ... read more

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Simply Great

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Dec 11, 1999 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: automatic/standard anytime
Cons: not that sporty

How many cars can have as long a waiting list as the Acura 3.2 TL? It is simply loved by all those who have sat in it! Even though it lacks a sporty look in appearance, its features are unbelievable! Not to mention the VTECH engine. the dual mode ... read more

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Excellent car, and a great overall value

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Nov 16, 1999 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Luxurious interior, great pick-up and power, GPS Nav system is excellent
Cons: Only a few minor quirks, and having to pay MSRP

I recently purchased a year 2000 3.2TL with GPS Navigational System. I had been told by others that it was extremely difficult to find a TL, as demand was so high, but we got lucky this time. First let me start off by saying that my wife and I were ... read more

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When waitlists and no discounts are worth it

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Nov 13, 1999 - Updated Nov 15, 1999 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Performance, value, amenities, reliability
Cons: Waitlists, no seat memory, no (meaningful) discounts

In looking for a near-luxury, high $20s-low$30,000s car, several very competitive models came to mind when we began our search. The Audi A4, BMW 323, Lexus ES300, Infiniti I30, even the VW Passat. As a car buff, I was aware of the much improved, ... read more

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2000 Acura 3.2 TL Experience
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Aug 30, 2005 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 
Pros: Body solidarity; comfortable cruising ; excellent highway gas mileage (over 34 miles/U.S. gallon);
Cons: A slight noise from the sunroof; some road noise; poor accessibility to some engine components
Have just driven over 103,000 miles (167,000 km) in a 2000 Acura 3.2 TL. Problems: one blown instrument panel lightbulb (the "D 5 indicator); one blown central brake light bulb and one alternator belt tensioner. That's all. Have averaged over 26 ... read more
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DO NOT PURCHASE THIS CAR!!! Updated review
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Apr 7, 2005 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 
Pros: overall design only
Cons: Transmission broke 3 times!, seatbelt light never goes away, Cd doesn't work with burn cd's!
The reviews on this car has all been made in the year 2000 and nothing since so I thought I set the record straight. The transmission was changed out 3 times!!! This is the same with many other TL owners I have talked with. The CD player will not read, ... read more
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Dream car but stolen headlight dilemma
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Apr 4, 2004 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 
Pros: Great engine, DVD Nav A+++
Cons: Stolen HID lights
I loved my 00 TL. Great handling and great performance. The DVD navigation is awesome. I am somewhat disappointed with the wind noise coming off the front door windows. I heard it in the test car and the one I bought. It's not terrible but surprising ... read more
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