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2005 Acura TL Ratings

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Acura TL 2005
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    4/13/2011 11:03:00 AM

    2005 Acura TL

    Great Vehicle

    Pros: The feel of the car

    Cons: front wheel drive

    Love the Acura TL performance and looks. Drive is great. Only reason we are trading in is because our son wants an AWD vehicle. He doesn't like front wheel drive in the winter time.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    2/18/2011 12:58:17 PM

    2005 Acura TL

    best bang for the buck

    Pros: Hands free link.

    Cons: having to use high grade gas and back seat is kind of small

    I have owned this car since 8 miles. The only thing to complain about is nothing lol. There is a little rattling that goes on at about 20 k and my passenger side window sometimes goes up halfway and then back down automatically.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years
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    7/20/2010 8:14:55 AM

    2005 Acura TL

    THE BEST CAR I EVER OWNED

    Pros: THE LOOKS

    Cons: USING PREMIUM FUEL

    HANDLING,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.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years
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    3/2/2006 7:19:05 AM

    2005 Acura TL - w/Nav System (M6)

    Pros: Near perfect balance of performance and comfort.

    Cons: Wish it had automatic headlights. (a minor complaint)

    Advice: Shop around. I got the best deal in the next state.

    I got my 06 6 speed with Navi 2 month ago. My first Acura. Previous car was a Lexus IS300. This car doesn't handle quite as sharply as the IS but it's still pretty good. Not nearly as harsh as the IS was. The larger turning circle takes some getting used to. Stereo and Navi are terrific but voice recognition is not perfect. Clutch is light but has this knee in the middle of the engagement that took some getting used to. My biggest beef is that this car is so good that they are everywhere.

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    1/24/2006 10:22:10 AM

    2005 Acura TL - (M6)

    Pros: overall appearance

    Cons: constant rattles

    Advice: If you can stand the noise, buy it.

    I just bought a new TL and I have already had it in the shop three times for rattles in the dash, rattles in the door, and rattles in the back. The service technicians have admitted this is a documented problem with the TL's. I wish I had known that before I dropped $33,000 on a new car.

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    1/2/2006 7:00:05 AM

    2005 Acura TL - w/Nav System (A5)

    Pros: Long list of standard features

    Cons: Dealership experience witth multiple Acura dealers

    Advice: Do your homework to avoid being gouged. Make sure you can deal with a firm ride.

    Clearly the best vehicle in its class. Not quite as precise as a 3-series BMW, but much sharper than the dull offerings from Lexus/Toyota. This is a smart choice. The car comes very well dressed without the need to add options. You get all of the Honda quality, reliability, and praticality with enough luury to make you believe that you are in a much costlier vehicle. The nav system is intuitive and easy to use. The sound system is one of the best OE setups I've ever heard. It just needs a couple hundred watts more power. The ride is taught without being stiff. It may be too firm for some. If a plusher, wallowy ride is your speed, your car is the Avalon or ES 330.

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    10/31/2005 7:45:38 AM

    2005 Acura TL - (A5)

    Pros: Appearance

    Cons: Nothing. Love it all.

    Advice: Check it out. You can't beat the TL for performance, reliability and price.

    This is my third TL to own and I love the 05 better than the 02 and 03. I like cars that have that look that others stop and look at. And this is it. I have loved the design since the first time I saw it.