The Truth About Cars » TL http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:00:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » TL http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Piston Slap: The German TL’s Audi 5000 Syndrome? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/piston-slap-german-tls-audi-5000-syndrome/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/piston-slap-german-tls-audi-5000-syndrome/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:08:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1028585   Mark writes: Hi Sajeev, I have a 2003 Acura TL-S with 106K miles. I bought the car in 2013 with 84K and it was/is in excellent shape. I checked and made sure the car had the transmission recalls performed (I know there were a lot of issues with Honda/Acura 5 speed autos) Back in July […]

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  Mark writes: Hi Sajeev, I have a 2003 Acura TL-S with 106K miles. I bought the car in 2013 with 84K and it was/is in excellent shape. I checked and made sure the car had the transmission recalls performed (I know there were a lot of issues with Honda/Acura 5 speed autos) Back in July […]

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Acura’s TL, TSX Out, TLX Coming Next Summer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/acuras-tl-tsx-out-tlx-coming-next-summer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/acuras-tl-tsx-out-tlx-coming-next-summer/#comments Fri, 20 Dec 2013 11:30:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=684642 We’re a bit late on this one, but it’s still worth noting that both the Acura TL and TSX will soon fade into history, and will be replaced next summer by the TLX. Acura’s newest mid-sized offering — slotted between the Civic-sized ILX and the automaker’s RLX flagship (what do these letters mean, B&B?) — […]

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We’re a bit late on this one, but it’s still worth noting that both the Acura TL and TSX will soon fade into history, and will be replaced next summer by the TLX. Acura’s newest mid-sized offering — slotted between the Civic-sized ILX and the automaker’s RLX flagship (what do these letters mean, B&B?) — […]

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Piston Slap: A High Mileage Tale to TL http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/piston-slap-a-high-mileage-tale-to-tl/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/piston-slap-a-high-mileage-tale-to-tl/#comments Wed, 11 Sep 2013 11:15:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=513217 Dan writes: Hi Sajeev, I enjoy your columns and thought I would get your input regarding what I should do with my current vehicle, a 2002 Acura TL 3.2. I purchased the vehicle new almost 12 years ago. The Acura has about 200,000 miles on it and is still on its third-transmission. As we all […]

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Dan writes: Hi Sajeev, I enjoy your columns and thought I would get your input regarding what I should do with my current vehicle, a 2002 Acura TL 3.2. I purchased the vehicle new almost 12 years ago. The Acura has about 200,000 miles on it and is still on its third-transmission. As we all […]

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Piston Slap: Trust In Yourself, Love Thy Acura http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/piston-slap-trust-in-yourself-love-thy-acura/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/piston-slap-trust-in-yourself-love-thy-acura/#comments Mon, 15 Aug 2011 16:23:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=407226   Jeffrey writes: Hi Sajeev, I had a question regarding one of the vehicles I own and the potential for head gasket issues. Suprisingly, this is not in regards to the Subaru! We have a 1998 Acura 3.2TL, a great vehicle and perfect sized. I am the second owner and it does have just over […]

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  Jeffrey writes: Hi Sajeev, I had a question regarding one of the vehicles I own and the potential for head gasket issues. Suprisingly, this is not in regards to the Subaru! We have a 1998 Acura 3.2TL, a great vehicle and perfect sized. I am the second owner and it does have just over […]

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Review: 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 6MT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/review-2012-acura-tl-sh-awd-6mt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/review-2012-acura-tl-sh-awd-6mt/#comments Wed, 10 Aug 2011 18:13:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=406588 Even if the Acura TL SH-AWD 6MT were not a good car, it would still deserve our support as the only upscale midsize sedan available with both all-wheel-drive and a manual transmission in North America. Even BMW has vacated this space. You can still get the 5-Series with either all-wheel-drive or a manual transmission, but […]

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Even if the Acura TL SH-AWD 6MT were not a good car, it would still deserve our support as the only upscale midsize sedan available with both all-wheel-drive and a manual transmission in North America. Even BMW has vacated this space. You can still get the 5-Series with either all-wheel-drive or a manual transmission, but […]

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Review: 2012 Acura TL http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/review-2012-acura-tl/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/review-2012-acura-tl/#comments Fri, 24 Jun 2011 14:28:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=399616 Here’s a mind game I sometimes like to play: imagine your car was destroyed by some horrible accident while you were away (e.g., Godzilla was in the neighborhood). To your good fortune, your insurance company gave you a sufficient settlement to buy a brand new version of whatever it was you were driving. Would you […]

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Here’s a mind game I sometimes like to play: imagine your car was destroyed by some horrible accident while you were away (e.g., Godzilla was in the neighborhood). To your good fortune, your insurance company gave you a sufficient settlement to buy a brand new version of whatever it was you were driving. Would you […]

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How Do You Fix An Acura TL’s Looks? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/how-do-you-fix-an-acura-tls-looks/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/how-do-you-fix-an-acura-tls-looks/#comments Wed, 07 Jul 2010 18:18:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=360460 With commentary on today’s Acura TL review struggling to move past the sedan’s jarring styling, this seems like a good time to discuss alternatives to the TL… or, at least the alternatives to that jangly beak. Remember, even if you like your TL enough to get past the “distinctive” looks, the rest of us still […]

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With commentary on today’s Acura TL review struggling to move past the sedan’s jarring styling, this seems like a good time to discuss alternatives to the TL… or, at least the alternatives to that jangly beak. Remember, even if you like your TL enough to get past the “distinctive” looks, the rest of us still […]

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Review: 2010 Acura TL SH-AWD http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/review-2010-acura-tl-sh-awd/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/review-2010-acura-tl-sh-awd/#comments Wed, 07 Jul 2010 16:06:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=360428 Pity Acura. Honda gambled in creating the first Asian luxury brand, and enjoyed four years in the spotlight when this bet paid off, only to then be completely overshadowed by Lexus. Acura has spent the last two decades trying to regain car buyers’ attention. The logical solution: offer cars that look and drive like no […]

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Pity Acura. Honda gambled in creating the first Asian luxury brand, and enjoyed four years in the spotlight when this bet paid off, only to then be completely overshadowed by Lexus. Acura has spent the last two decades trying to regain car buyers’ attention. The logical solution: offer cars that look and drive like no […]

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Capsule Review: 2009 Acura RL http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/02/capsule-review-2009-acura-rl/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/02/capsule-review-2009-acura-rl/#comments Thu, 05 Feb 2009 04:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=239702 When a car salesman tells you an expensive model’s pointless, nine times out of ten, it’s pointless. If he proffers this opinion in the depths of a recession, with new car sales lower than Bernie Madoff’s morals, it’s a dead cert. I’ve experienced this vehicular vertigo twice in the last week. First, when contemplating a […]

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When a car salesman tells you an expensive model’s pointless, nine times out of ten, it’s pointless. If he proffers this opinion in the depths of a recession, with new car sales lower than Bernie Madoff’s morals, it’s a dead cert. I’ve experienced this vehicular vertigo twice in the last week. First, when contemplating a […]

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