"This car has been extremely reliable. It is a very comfortable ride with great acceleration and handling. The exterior, although not as sporty as the newer TL's, has a distinguished look and the interior (which should be the most important part of buying a car) is elegant yet sport and extremely comfortable. Great car for the money and will be buying an Acura again."
"Transmission went out but this is the case for all Acura TL-S Types and even some Accords around 2001-2003. Love the car and the handling is amazing. For the price it was well worth the 276 horsepower for the car. Like any Acura or Honda, the car is bullet-proof. Ultimately, the only issues are really cosmetic but that is the case with a lot of cars. My SRS light comes on but Acura fixes it for free. The only thing that isn't the greatest is Acura's service. No worries though, you can go to a Honda service location and they will help you out...and they are a thousand times nicer and "with it." Overall, the car is awesome and the styling inside and out is sleek, hip, and timeless. I also have a Lexus IS 250 and both are amazing cars."
"We have an '02 purchased new in mid-'01. It now has 79.5k miles. Car has been great and always dealer serviced (our particular dealer is the best). Despite it needing a new tranny at 78k (replaced free of charge since Honda Corp. realized there have been problems with this model; warranty extended to 109k), the car runs flawlessly. Loved it so much, gave it to my 17-year old who is thrilled to have it. And me? I bought a new TL. Hope I'll love it as much as the '02."
"I bought this vehicle late 2001. We have gotten good use and it has been very reliable. We did have to get transmission replaced by Honda at 70000 miles. There was no hassle and Acura was great. This car will probably last to at 300000 with good mainternance."