I bought this model brand new in 2005. It had a unique body style and the powerful V-6 purred. I had priced out an Infinity G-35x with all the bells and whistles after having leased the 2WD drive model, and when I came across the TL, it had every feature INCLUDED for nearly $3500 less! So I got the small spoiler to dress up my Silver w/Gray interior. The car truly made my 2.5 to 3 hr commute each way a dream, with amazing sound system - A comfy,clean, smooth ride, on the dime handling with awesome pep and smart, user friendly dash components. I truly missed this car when I gave it up for an SUV to move out West. I wish they hadn't changed the body style (grille and rear) It truly was unique. By far, the best car I've owned!
While doing research to replace a 2010 Subaru Impreza Wagon 2.5i Premium, I wanted to go back to a 6-cylinder near luxury 4-door sedan. I started my research with the usual suspects: Cadillac, Infiniti, and Lexus. Acura simply did not cross my mind until I test drove the TL. The TL while it doesn't have the horsepower of the G37, the refinements and the torque made the difference for me. While I was test driving the G37 I kept thinking that I was driving a 6-cylinder Altima. It was too cramped on the back seat and it felt too narrow compared to the TL. I know I made a great purchase because this car will last and look good for years to come.
It's not a flashy, look-at-me type of vehicle. It is stylish. It is luxurious. It is well-made. It does not flaunt or call for unsavory attention . I don't feel that I'm attracting attention to myself and putting myself in a situation where I might be robbed or followed home. It is unpretentious.