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2002 Acura TL

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 27/Comb 20 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, VTEC, 3.2 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: United States

2002 Acura TL Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.7
Out of 10

Based on 468 Ratings for the 1999 - 2003 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.9/10
    Quality
    8.9/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    9.1/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

Bought new in '03

By on Friday, February 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 75,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "cost effective, fun to drive car"

Cons: "short front seat cushion for 6+ footers."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Wife stole it, LOL, now 12 years later car is still tight, no rattles and besides 1 set of tires, 2 batterys and 1 set of brakes nothing has gone wrong. Style still isn't old. If they still make them like this I would buy another in a heartbeat."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Still going after 15 years..

By on Thursday, January 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 153,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Very advanced for a 2000, driver-friendly"

Cons: "Notorious Acura slipping transmission"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"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!"

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

POOR TRANSMISSION

By on Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
3/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "EXTERIOR & INTERIOR QUALITY, GREAT TO DRIVE."

Cons: "UNRELIABLE TRANSMISSION AND A/C WIRING PROBLEMS."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"AUTO IS OVERALL GREAT, EXCEPT FOR THE PROBLEMATIC TRANSMISSION IN THIS PARTICULAR YEAR MODEL (1999). SOME A/C PROBLEMS DUE TO KNOWN FAULTY WIRING UNDER DASH. ACURA KNEW OF THESE 2 PARTICULAR PROBLEMS."

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

I love this car...

By on Sunday, October 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 161,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Everyone else loves my car too."

Cons: "It should not cost $1000 to replace the CD player."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I wanted a big, roomy, civilized 4DR sedan - and definitely nothing SUV-like - that I could comfortably chaffeur passengers in, and look forward to road trips in with plenty of room for all my suitcases in the trunk. The only thing close, was a Cadillac STS for a lot more money...The only reason it did not receive perfect tens across was the recall for the design flaw in the transmission caused early failure - a little hiccup, which was eventually replaced no charge, but my VIN was not included in the recall as it should have been since it failed due to the same flaw."

7 people out of 18 found this review helpful

In 50 years I will name it "Ol' Reliable"

By on Friday, October 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Safe, reliable, cheap parts, comfortable, fast"

Cons: "Big"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"...Not that I should be driving in 50 years from now but still my grand-kids would probably still be able to drive it and not have any problems. My TL-S has gotten me through the worst blizzards, long road trips and most importantly makes me feel very safe. There's plenty of room in the trunk and back seats and I love the sound system. It's a great commuter especially when you need to hit the gas last second to get around some half-asleep fool in the fast lane. The 6cyl. V-Tec is a great motor and consistently gives amazing power even after 140k and having the Type-S does help with acceleration. The suspension is a bit soft but it's a cruiser not a racer. I love it!"

9 people out of 16 found this review helpful

Best car I've owned I've owned a dozen or so,

By on Saturday, September 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 117,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "good value & fun to drive"

Cons: "None that I know of"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"reliable, comfortable, sporty. Nothing not to like about it. Owned it for 11 yrs w/o any major problems"

14 people out of 23 found this review helpful

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