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I swore I'd never go back, but just for the hell of it, today I decided to leave work early and go check out a 2004 Acura TL.

I may be in love.

Very responsive engine (270 HP), nimble steering, firm handling--but not rough at all. Quiet beyond belief. Best factory sound system I've heard in a while. They claim that it's true "surround sound" and is DVD sound compatible. Something about Dolby 5.1? I didn't read all that much about it, but I know that's apparently a big deal to audiophiles.

The seats were very comfortable, but not quite as long in the leg as I would prefer--Caddy still has that battle won. But still, these seats were adaptable, soft enough, and offered support in just the right places.

The back seats were just as comfortable and supportive as the front. Passengers would not get worn out on a long trip. The legroom was adequate. You don't have to turn sideways to keep from banging your knees on the front seats, but beyond that, there's not any room to spare.

XM, 6-disc changer, and cassette are standard on every model. The one I drove had the Navigation system with voice recognition and touch-screen, but I didn't mess with it.

The "purist" would probably want one with the 6-speed manual, but I like to relax behind the wheel and will save my shifting for the wife's Z3.

They quoted me $33,500 for the one without the nav. system. They don't bargain, either. People will be beating down their doors for these cars as soon as the word gets out. They're that good.

Three of my last four cars have been Acuras. I'm driving a Honda now. I believe that this just may be the best machine of any kind that Honda has ever built. I would highly recommend it, and may have to bite the bullet and get one myself.

http://www.acura.com/models/model_comfort_index.asp?module=tl
 

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I still like the look of the DeVille better. But I have a feeling that by the 3rd year of this TL body style, a lot of cars will share similar features and this new look will be very popular.

All Caddies will probably follow the CTS format, which will grow on us, too.
 

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Elvis, I know what you mean about the Acura. I was in a 2003 recently, and I didn't want to come out. But, I will never choose an Acura over a Cadillac though. NEVER! Hollywood is angry with you Elvis.:mad:
 

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I followed an acura similar to the one you test drove (cant remember the model, I had to study while driving.... :D ), and I thought it looked really good..... Normally, when I think of acura, I think honda..... When I think honda, I think really small....... Definitely not the case......
 

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ShadowLvr400 said:
Traitor :p Someone get the branding iron. I think "T" is the letter we want. :devil:
Or perhaps (Type) "R"...

Just kidding.
 

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To be accurate, it should be an "S" because until '03, the "hot" TL was the Type S. ;)
 
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