"I have been an owner of this car since new & I am very pleased with the service it has done over the years. First it was a weekend car (when new), now its the daily driver. It seats confortably 5 adults & with 196Hp & around 25mpg average it sure is a bang for the buck. The car has all the available options at the moment & they have proven to be worthy over time. Now I've swith to SUV's and one of them is the RDX. Nice Job Acura!"
"I purchased a 96 TL used in 2007 with about 150k on it and sold it in 2012 with about 230k, during that time the only things that needed replacement was the radiator and ignition switch. Never had any problem with the transmission or engine. The only reason I sold it was because it was still worth some money at 230k because anyone who knows a thing or two about these first generation TL's is that they last forever. I was able to sell it for $3000 dollars, not bad for a car that was 16 years old with over 200k miles. I plan to purchase a 98 TL Ive been eyeing on a dealer's lot. These cars have a high resale value and if you can find one that was taken care of, Id say go for it. With regular maintenance this car will last you a long time."
"This has been the best car I've ever had....I'm looking for a new version of the same...
I bought mine used. A lease car from California. Had 30k on it.....that was 2000. Here we are 13 years later, a few miles on it...and I still love it. But it's time....plus, I retired and
I deserve something newer. But this beautiful champagne colored baby is going to have to go to a good home and I think I'll ask for visitation rights. She's sweet. I never got really good gas milage with it until I started to go with Amsoil....it just plain helps....about 2mpg more...up to 22 on the road. But I did'nt mind....what a great car. Thank you Acura folks."
"I have owned the vehicle for eleven years...bought it in '97 with 16k....it now has 217k! I just purchased a '98 2.5TL with 94K, and will be giving my higher school junior the '96.
Great cars...can never go wrong with the first generation Acura's...second gen have some issues."
"I bought this from original owner in 2003. It had 65,000 miles on it. I drove it as my primary vehicle for 8+ years; now my kids drive it. It is dependable, solid and comfortable. Recommended maintenance work has been done on it over the years, but that's it. CD player went on it, but kids use ipod/cassette adapter for their music. Some rust has developed; I live in Vermont; it happens, but that has been patched with quality work. Enjoyed this one so much I bought a used 2007 TSX as my one-way work commute grew from 9 miles to 34 miles. I've become an ardent Acura fan."
"I have driven 170,000KM of the cars 240,000 KM, and it has not stranded me twice, the only time was a built up corrosion on the battery post, thats all. fast enough, handles well when pushed to extreme, quiet, the best car I've had. My son now drives it to College, as I will not sell it outside of the family, its just too good to let go."
"I have had this car for a few years now and it still rides good. Its 10 years old and still better than some new cars. I am going to trade it in for 2008. I have driven lots of different cars including luxury cars like Lexus and Mercedes and when it comes to the control and the ride from my car nothing compares."