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2005 Acura RL
Pros: Navigation system
Cons: road noiseI have owned the RL since I purchased it as a certified used car. It is alot of fun to drive and is very comfortable, the only item I have a problem with is the road noise from the tires. I have Michelin A/S Sport tires and they seem to be noisy on alot of road surfaces.
Pros: Tech pkg. ( Nav/Hard Drive)
Cons: MPG( still breaking in though,I hope) Voice ActivationAggressive styling, not like everything else. Great mix of Luxury/Performance. Love the Tech pkg. Heated seats are nice, but should be cooled as well. Love the 'DC-10 Cockpit' as my friend called it, @ night with all the lit up buttons( and yes I like ALL of the buttons).
Pros: Handling of the car.
Cons: DVD Audio. Where can you buy those?Best TL every produced. Great design and style on both exterior and interior. Seats 5 comfortably. Lots of trunk space. Up to date technology. The most interesting part of this vehicle is the performance. Power transfer is immediate. Suspension and Handling is similar to the german cars. MPG 33 hwy / 24 city (my calculations)
Pros: all maintenance parts are designed for do-it-yourselfers
Cons: The AC control, it looks simple but is not logical in designThe initial quality was good but right now we are at 78000 miles and the car is falling apart, there are rattles everywhere. Our 1989 Accord LXI still runs like a tank, no rattles-nothing.
Acura TSX2007 Best Car for quality
Pros: CVomplete lack of maintenance
Cons: No buzzer to notify when exceding designated speed.Purchased this car new from dealer. No test drive just gave him a check and drove off. Everything from the start different from my 330ci '02 Bimmer. Was upset over my decision at first but as the years mount up I appreciate the absolute lack for need of service other than routine oil change 3 years now and with the eception of one recall which will be taken care of during routine service' This machine has been 100% perfect. No gripes, no apparent wear in the upholstery or mechanical problems. Bent 2 wheels on chuck hole encounter which left tires and suspension untouched. At the end of 3 years on the road, odometer reads 22,500.
THE BEST CAR I EVER OWNED
Pros: THE LOOKS
Cons: USING PREMIUM FUELHANDLING,LOOKS,DEPENDABILITY-ITS GOT IT ALL!. AND I GET 33 MILES TO THE GAL.WITH THE CRUISE SET TO 69 MPH ON TRIPS 200 MILES OR MORE. I LIKED IT SO MUCH I BOUGHT AN 08 TL FOR MY WIFE.
Pros: Audio and GPS system
Cons: SuspensionI very much like everything about the car except there is a clunking sound when hitting a good sized bump in the road.