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Old 04-27-2007, 05:49 PM   #1
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Why buy the Acura TL - why not just get a fully upped Accord?

Anyone have some real solid reasons why someone should purchase an Acura TL instead of just getting a honda accord exl v6? Aren't they pratically the same car? Is the leather nicer on the Acura? Is the suspension nicer? I thought I saw a larger engine option on the Acura (but not much bigger)

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Old 04-27-2007, 08:40 PM   #2
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The TL's v6's make 258 and 280 respectivly the accord v6 makes 244. I also think the suspension on the TL is nicer.
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Old 05-05-2007, 06:34 PM   #3
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Oh its very interesting. Could you provide me more information ?

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Old 05-08-2007, 06:56 PM   #4
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Anyone have some real solid reasons why someone should purchase an Acura TL instead of just getting a honda accord exl v6? Aren't they pratically the same car? Is the leather nicer on the Acura? Is the suspension nicer? I thought I saw a larger engine option on the Acura (but not much bigger)

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The TL is a completely different car. Lots of reasons to buy one over an Accord. more power, better suspension, better engine, and to a lot of people, vastly better looks. And when spending this chunk of change on a car, how it looks to you is important.

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Old 05-08-2007, 07:12 PM   #5
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I do really like the second one. There are many unique features.
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Old 06-15-2007, 10:58 PM   #6
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The TL is a completely different car. Lots of reasons to buy one over an Accord. more power, better suspension, better engine, and to a lot of people, vastly better looks. And when spending this chunk of change on a car, how it looks to you is important.

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Ok - cool - thanks. I agree that the styling is superior on the acura, but not enough to sway my decision toward one when that was all the difference I could discern - let's face it - 20 extra horse isn't something to get all worked up about. haha

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Old 06-16-2007, 05:20 PM   #7
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Ok - cool - thanks. I agree that the styling is superior on the acura, but not enough to sway my decision toward one when that was all the difference I could discern - let's face it - 20 extra horse isn't something to get all worked up about. haha

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But it's not JUST horsepower. While they both share the same platform, they're completely different. One is strictly a run of the mill family sedan while the other is considered a sports sedan for more reasons than just horsepower. Test drive both for yourself and then decide.
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Old 06-16-2007, 05:33 PM   #8
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But it's not JUST horsepower. While they both share the same platform, they're completely different. One is strictly a run of the mill family sedan while the other is considered a sports sedan for more reasons than just horsepower. Test drive both for yourself and then decide.
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The TL also has more amenities on the inside and the stereo looks like something out of a space ship. Overall it is like comparing a Camry to a Lexus or Spam to real meat, the difference is in the detail.
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Old 06-17-2007, 06:49 PM   #9
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There are lots of things nicer in the TL than in the Accord. If you can buy the Acura, I don't really know why you would think about the Accord, IMHO. I love the styling of the TL and you can be even more pleased about the fact you have the brand image of a Acura versus a Honda (not that a Honda is bad or something, we have one, too).
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Old 06-19-2007, 05:35 PM   #10
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I am more playing devil's advocate than anything else here.

Thanks for the replys. I wonder what you can get a TL for on a lease?

I'll have to look into that.

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Old 07-02-2007, 08:39 PM   #11
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I own one. I personally love it to shreds. Sure it may not perform as well as a G35 or handle as well as a 3 series. But it is still a damn good car. Arguably best interior; at least better than the 3(cheapass interior for the price) and the corolla like interior of the last gen G. A lot of interior space, unlike the BMW, where you have to be a child to comfortably sit in the back seats. (I'm 6 feet tall, and when i sit in the back of the 3, my knees are pushed against the drivers seatback.) And considering that its a couple thousand cheaper than the G or the 3 series similiarly equipped, you get a great deal.
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Old 07-07-2007, 09:03 PM   #12
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does everything here go about the same for the 07 accord coupe and 08 nissan altima coupe... im trying to decide between the two
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Old 07-09-2007, 04:22 PM   #13
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I'm pretty sure the altima has more horse power.
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