ASSOCIATE EDITOR DAVID ARNOUTS: The Acura TL continues to surprise as it evolves in its current fourth generation. The outside has. Acura TL – Owner’s Manual ( pages). Posted on 6 Nov, by Inimrepus. Model: Acura TL. File size: MB. First Test: Acura TL SH-AWD In the competitive landscape, the manual- trans SH-AWD TL is almost in a class of one with its.

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I have found that changing the tires can have a dramatic effect on steering wheel. It makes the driver really want to shift well and be engaged.

Privacy Policy Terms of use. Acura, what is that about? The Technology Package adds goodies such as navigation with voice commands, power moonroof, and Bluetooth, while the Advance Technology Package fl adds a rearview camera, real-time traffic, and keyless entry. Honestly it is BS attitudes like yours that frequently put me off otherwise great websites like this. Zeke, in my experince, S4 tends to understeer quite a bit more than the TL. Even the price, which seems insanely high, could be justified if they made a great car.

Thanks for any advise. It reminds me a lot of our long-term Volvo S60 R-Design, though it’s a bit slower; but the prices match up perfectly. Somewhere between the last 4k miles is when 2.

2012 Acura TL – Owner’s Manual (650 pages)

I have owned them all my first TL Was What to reliable, they have oil leaks terriblethey clutch cylinder dies and destroyes the clutch and flywheel. Some car guy you are. This one had the Michelins, and held its own if you know how to drive. Other editors have claimed the Acura manual transmission is one of the best transmissions on the hl not the best—and I cannot disagree. The problem with the G37 sedan is the droppy butt, makes it look out of proportion. The ride is a good mix of comfort and handling.


This car is not loaded with a bunch if trashy gimics that Detroit is trying to differentiate itself with. Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email.

Throw in the legendary costs and attitudes you have to deal with in the BMW service department and that takes it up a notch in owner cost and pain.

I try not to discuss asthetics because they are so subjective but nothing draws me to this brand.

The six-speed manual transmission is still an option for those who start with the 3. Since acuga, my dad has had two Accords. In the competitive landscape, the manual-trans SH-AWD TL is almost in a class of one with its combination of a V-6, all-wheel drive, and a manual transmission. The outside has grown in appearance with a more regal exterior. I also concern my catalyst converters is taking a beating.

Close your eyes when you listen and tell me what you think you hear…. Looks aside—I still don’t like the sharp angles on the car—the TL is a terrific driver. I purposely wrote my entry prior to your review. Must be nice to know things that decisively.

The Lincoln Nautilus. Honda in Descent Mode. Bu would I do it again?? But you know, going on a 1, road trip last week, winding through the mountain roads between NC and Canada, it was all worth it.

The manual helps make the most of the hp mojo, however, and it sure loves to rev. If you have any mechanical aptitude it comes naturally.

On higher speed driving on twisty roads I can still enjoy the shifting like a manual, and the rev matching is fun too. Whether or not you or the EPA presumably consider the A4 a mid-size, there is no denying that it gets cross shopped against the TL on a daily basis. To purchase printed manuals, you can order online or contact:. The Acura TL continues to surprise as it evolves in its current fourth generation.


The one area where some of the old Honda “surprise and delight” magic comes out is in the shifter. The 5 is really a more apt comparison, size wise. At 72 mph on a level road, the indicated fuel consumption was Clearly I carry some bias towards Acura.

First Test: 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD

I gave him an honest answer. Inside, the navigation system now has 60 gigabytes of storage and map coverage is more expansive. Overall, the manual tranny is probably the most durable and dependable in the long term as well.

I liked the car well enough that I bought it 0212 of the i I was looking at also. If you want a manual transmission, AWD, 4 door car and that will runmiles without a hiccup you have very very few choices if any beyond the TL.

Acura TL SH-AWD Tech review notes: A manual will almost always win our hearts | Autoweek

A few years ago, that would have meant top-of-class output. We all know the unbeatable quality and perfection of a Honda or Toyota — the brands that never make mistakes and their cars never breakdown only because I wrote a line on the Internet saying so. The Infiniti offers 23 more horsepower and roughly the same torque, and the pricier Audi S4 brings 28 manuao horsepower and 52 lb-ft of twist, thanks to a supercharger and direct injection.