2015 Acura TLX Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer It?s nice to know that some things don?t change too much even when they are totally new. The 2015 Acura TLX is a great example of just such a product. It?s completely new in a slightly smaller size, with new design, new transmissions and even a new name, yet it?s…

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2015 Acura TLX Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Just like we have certain foods that we consider to be comfort foods, there are some cars that fall into a similar category with us — let?s call them ?cozy cars? for lack of a better name. One of the vehicles we?ve often considered to be a ?cozy car? is…

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2013 Acura TL SH-AWD Advance Test Drive

?2013 Acura TL: Continues its refinement? The 2013?Acura TL ?is changed little from last year?s visual modifications that incorporated new front and rear styling treatments. The grille bar, though still instantly recognizable as belonging to the Acura family was reduced in size, which should find favor with those who were not a fan of the…

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Test Drive: 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD Advance

Lessons in chrome. In America, when we want to make something better, we usually make it bigger and flashier. Take anything Donald Trump has ever done. “Sure, that’s a good looking building. But it could really use some gold. And my name in 100-foot lettering on the side.” Rarely do the golden, bejeweled skyscrapers look…

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First Drive: Acura TL

There are a handful of cars that we can use as an instant recommendation when someone asks, ?What would you recommend?? and the Acura TL is one of them.? Since the TL rolled into the Acura lineup in 1996 we have been impressed by this mid-size luxury sedan. The TL has always been dependable, luxurious,…

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Test Drive: 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD Advance

?Acura TL: Newly refined? The Acura TL for the 2012 model year moves up the ladder in refinement with a freshened appearance, improved performance and upgraded technology. This latest iteration of the TL made its public debut at the recent Chicago Auto Show. Most apparent were the visual modifications that incorporate new front and rear…

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Acura TL Refined for 2012

?New Six-Speed SportShift Transmission Chicago – Acura gave us a look at the new and improved TL recently at the Chicago Auto Show, and it shows significant refinements to an already impressive mid-level sedan. Most significant changes include new front and rear styling and an important new Sequential SportShift six-speed automatic transmission for improved performance…

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Run to the Sun — Acura TL

Imagine driving a very cool new car for a distance between 9 to 25 miles, getting out and then into another very cool car for another 9 to 25 mile leg and then repeating the same routine through 23 cars in a two day period. Welcome to the 2010 NWAPA (Northwest Automotive Press Association) Run…

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He Said/She Said: 2009 Acura TL

She ? I had never thought about the Acura TL as having an overly distinctive design until we took the new version on a trip to the Oregon Coast a few weeks ago.? Several times in a two-day period, while we were at our time-share, people came by when were near the TL and commented…

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Test Drive: Acura TL

We don?t normally think of the Acura TL as a performance car, rather we categorize it as one of the better entry luxury sedans on the market. However, with the addition of a new six-speed manual transmission, the mid-level Acura takes on a little different perspective.? Evidently, Acura engineers are a bunch of car buffs,…

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