"Bought this car in 2011 with 130,000 on it. I was pretty happy with it; heated seats and mirrors, navigation, xenon headlamps, Bose audio; this car was quite advanced for 2000. Beautiful color too, White Diamond Pearl. It was running great until recently the fuel pressure regulator and the power train control module started going bad. (Sputters and dies after a lot of start-ups running errands) Besides that, the car has never let me down so far. Pulls very nicely, VTEC sounds glorious with a short ram intake and sport exhaust. I'm going to miss this car when I sell it!"
"Original Transmissions were defective. Acura replaced my original transmission after 8 years a 80000 miles and paid half even thought it was out of warranty. New transmissions have incorporated fix and Acura expects them to last much longer. Car is very peppy and handles well. I've taken good care of my car and it still looks like new inside and out; only problem areas are clock (night illumination has failed 2x) and had to replace radio after it quit working."
"Awesome car very fast and reliable. Transmission going. Knocks when I put in reverse, agonizing. Car has 155k now. Not sure if I want to sell or drive to the wheels fall off. Not looking forward to paying 3k for a new transmission."
"I bought my TL-S used with only 21,000 miles on it. It was love at first sight. But at 36,000 miles my transmission went out. If that wasn't bad enough my transmission went out again 4 months after it had been replaced. I am now on my 3rd transmission and this one is slipping and the dealership has driven it and say that they can not duplicate the problem. And now needless to say my warranty is about to run out in less than 800 miles. Hmm, wonder who is going to replace it after the warranty?
Don't get me wrong I love the vehicle and I would joke around saying that I would have to bury the car b/c I was going to drive it in the ground, but someone should realize that obviously something is wrong here. I asked about them extending the warranty only on the transmission as I have only put about 5,000 miles on it since it was replaced and they told me "NO".
As much as these vehicles cost, and as nice as they are they still have problems like any other.
I will buy another Acura even with the problems."
Pros: "great reliability and best $/mile I have ever had."
Cons: "Wish there was an AWD option."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought with 80k miles, and I am up to 219k. It has had regular routine maintenance, with a couple other small issues (park safety switch, cruise control, cabin fan, CV joints) but it has never had a major problem, never stranded me, and has been close to perfect. Has plenty of get up and go, great handling, good gas mileage, fun to drive with the shiftable automatic."
"I bought this car in 2008 as the second owner @ 98,000 miles. It came with all the features of a luxury vehicle and a sport suspension included in the Type-S. Although there is a known transmission recall on these models, it really depends on how you drive it. I've replaced a couple transmissions myself and it was my fault to blame. 0-60 mph in Second gear will ruin any car. It has a 5 speed Automatic Transmission that runs great itself. Yes, the optional tiptronic is available for more of the sport feel but as long as you dont mess with it you'll be fine. 45,000 miles since the rebuilt of my transmission I never had a problem. Over all rebuilding a transmission is cheaper than buying a new car. Keep in mind that this is still a luxury sedan with sporty features. Great Design just not Perfected"
"I put a lot of miles on my vehicles and this one has responded extremely well. Very nimble and always ready with a burst of power when needed. The only reason I'm even considering another vehicle is to move more people and pets."
"Except for some initial teething problems, this is the best car I've ever owned. The car had to have the transmission swapped out at 34,000 miles, but since then, nothing else has broken down on it. Who ever thought the entire exhaust system would last 13 years and 149,000 miles, and still is intact? Ditto, the alternator, radiator, power steering, shock absorbers, etc? My Acura mechanic (who by the way, always asks me to sell my car to him)told me the engine will easily pass 350,000 miles. Go Acura!"
"I bought mine used in 2005 with 75k already on the odometer and I haven't regretted it! I have driven this car into the ground and it is still a dependable work horse. Commute 300miles per week plus the frequent trips to San Antonio and Albuquerque. The only flaws I can think of is that the back seat belts are made to fit tiny people and the black leather is not fun in the summer. I have kept up with suggested maintenance but I rarely use the suggested 91 octane fuel, this may or may not affect my mpg but it helps my pocket book.
I will need new car soon but this one has treated me too well to pick anything else with certainty."