"I bought my 96 TL used six years ago and still have the car. Each time I look at it, and other 1st Generation TLs, I think what a beautiful car it is. The TLs have only gotten better, but the first body style has a lot of character and even after 14 years, it's still a classic in my eyes. Mechanically, the car, like all others, has its quirks, but it's given me no engine problems (knock on wood) and is still running like a Champ."
"purchased my 97 certified used in 00, paid the premium asked just would not discount the price. However it has paid me back 3 fold in reliability an overall performance. Still with over 120K gets 25 mpg highway. CD no longer works and replaced the starter at 75K. I garage it and it still turns heads when waxed. If you purchase one, just make sure the service was done, you wont regret it."
"Bought our '97 TL in 2000 with 40K. Now approaching 90K and have had no serious issues other than regular maintenance (battery, tires, oil, brakes). A luxury ride with sporty handling, great power, reliable performance, and classic styling. Take care of the recommended routine maintenance items and you should be able to expect having this car for at least! 200K miles! Wish it had memory seats and telescopic steering but there are really no complaints. I can't imagine a better vehicle for the money. Will certainly look at another Acura product for the next vehicle."