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Old 05-06-2019, 10:24 PM
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Goodbye 2006 Acura TL

10 years... 10 long years I was truly enjoying my 2006 Acura TL. It was the best car I have ever had... Every single day I was enjoying driving it.

Unfortunately, following issues appeared:
1) rust started appearing (size of quarter)
2) time for timing belt change
3) need new tires
4) Bluetooth not working
5) And many other minor issues

I have Excel file with all my car expenses for 10 years - $10,568.82. This amount includes 2 set of tires, new transmission, etc

I went to test-drive to Acura and tried 2016 Acura TLX V6 and 2019 Acura TLX V6, but these cars do not give me same emotions as my 2006 Acura TL. They felt pretty boring...

For the last 12 months, I tried so many cars, but nothing coming close to comfort/sportiness of my acura:
2017 Audi A4 2.0T
2016 Honda Accord V6
2019 Honda Accord 2.0T
2016 Lexus IS 350 F Sport
2017 Jeep Grand Cherookee

I almost bought 2016 Lexus 350 F Sport, but this car is sooooo small inside, that I had to give it back.

So, I finally found car that is very close to my Acura, but still different in some aspects:
2015 Infiniti Q50 Sport, 3.7, RWD

I hope I can enjoy this car as I did enjoy Acura TL...


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Old 05-06-2019, 11:27 PM
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Nice car!
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:03 AM
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The Q50 handle pretty good, and it the cheapest between Japan luxury brand (I am not so sure about TLX has higher resale value lol).
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TBH, I still like handling of Acura more (have Q50 for 4 days). I think I will get used to Q50...
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TBH, I still like handling of Acura more (have Q50 for 4 days). I think I will get used to Q50...
I also drove some newer cars 2014+ and the handling isn't as sporty as 3G TL. It's not just the steering feel, but the way the body is controlled and the overall stiffness feeling of the TL.
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Originally Posted by donkiboy View Post
the overall stiffness feeling of the TL.
Exactly my feeling.

There are no cars that feel same way as Acura.

My Q50 feels heavier than TL, although they are similar weight...
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Nice Q50..........perhaps it will grow on you.
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