"I purchased my first car in 1967 (Triumph Spitfire) and my TL in August, 2002. After almost 13 years and 154,000 miles the Acura has exceeded my expectations in almost every area. The engine/tranny combo were designed wonderfully, as the tranny always knows what gear to go to depending on what I ask the car to do. It rides smooth as silk, is very quiet, gets great milage and has all the power you could ask for. The stereo has great sound. Unfortunately, there have been two quality problems but they are not deal breakers. The CD changer died after 9 years, and it costs over $500 to have it repaired. After 30,000 miles the tranny hesitates when shifting from Park to Drive or changing directions. You have to wait until you feel a second "shift" or you will experience a neck snapper when you apply throttle. Neither is a major problem, but I hope Acura has solved them, as I am now looking at a 2015 RDX."
"I must say this is one of the fun sport sedans I have ever driven. Has plenty of power and handles the curves. Just a fantastic safe Vehicle. Has ever available option. The other great thing about this vehicle is it will last."
"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."
"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!"
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."