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Old 11-20-2003, 02:52 PM
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Is it me, or is it odd to see such a varied age roster for a car... Everyone from 19 to 50s is into the TL...

I thought it is customary that a car would hit one segment of the population.

Anyone have anythoughts why this car is so versatile in that respect?

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Old 11-20-2003, 02:59 PM
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I don't know that it is particularly versatile, as the age data for other cars is usually an average with many folks falling outside of the typical age range. Some marques do aim for particular age segments, such as Cadillac (at least in years past, now they are trying to appeal to younger folks with the CTS-V, etc.), or are priced so high that most of the people can afford them are older, such as Aston Martin.

As for the TL appeal, I think a lot of the younger-age appeal has to do with the technology it offers for the price. A lot of the people on this site are computer literate, to say the least.

Also, the fact that Acura brought back the manual transmission since it left after the 1995 Legend may have had an impact on bringing in the younger crowd. I can say that I would not have given the TL a chance if the car didn't have a 6spd.
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Old 11-20-2003, 03:44 PM
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30...Auto/Anthracite/Quartz/Nav
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Just turned 30...................
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Turned 50 this year. Driving a '96 Chevy Impala. My son tells his friends I'm in the mafia. Wait till he sees my Black TL w/ Tinted windows (due next month).
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51 y.o.

Fun rating 7.0 until break-in period is over, know it will go up afterwards.

Previous 04 TSX, fun rating 8.5 (wife's car now)

Before that 00, Audi S4, fun rating 9.5

And before that 97, CL 3.0, fun rating 7.5
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49, turning 50 in January. Of all the cars I have owned the new TL is the best. And everywhere I stop, people are always commenting on what a great looking car it is. Owned a 99 prior to this one, and there is no comparison.
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Old 11-25-2003, 04:42 PM
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i'm 26 and the car is totally sick!!! Can't wait to get out of work and just cruise in it.
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32 y/o. Just picked up on Sat 11/22. Satin silver / ebony 5AT w/o navi. Absolutely love it, would rate it a definite 10. Traded in my '02 Vette for it and don't miss it a bit. Funny but I never was very attached to that car like all my other cars ('85 Stang GT, '93 Probe GT, '94 Cobra). We just had our first kid two months ago and the Vette was basically useless for the family, purely a ~400hp commuter vehicle. Believe it or not, I actually like driving this car more. The first words out of my wife's mouth when she drove it were "This car is bad ass". This car is the perfect combination of refinement, power, looks, and practicality.

My ONLY complaint is the lack of mp3 compatibility. That's it.
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Originally posted by rybocf
I'm 30. The pre '04 TL did not appeal to me AT ALL, not even in the slightest.

I was previously mostly a German car buyer, or Hondas (but I bought Hondas for economics and reliability, switched to Germans when I could afford it). I've been waiting for Honda to make a more "German" car, combining good looks with reliability, performance, and technology.

I don't have my car yet, but will have it on or before Monday, so I can't rate it. I wouldn't be buying and posting here if I didn't think it was going to be a home run though.

Ryan
I'd have to mirror this quote to a "T" - I'm 30 and dumping a 3 year old BMW for this car.... hope to have mine in mid-december.
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Old 12-11-2003, 01:47 PM
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Kinda late but i am 25. I give this car an 8.5
I'm still getting used to the size.
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Talking

I am 19! (woohooooooo)
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Driving a GMC Sonoma 4x4, but tired of the crappy ride. I drove S4, G35, 330, and S60, but decided on the TL because it is the best car for the money. Mine is coming in in Feb. Red/Ebony/5AT/Navi. I do like the NBP though.
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Old 12-11-2003, 02:43 PM
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MEE TOO

25, give it a 9.5......only have 100 miles on her, she is fantastic, I just wish it can take the corners better, but I can settle for sports tuned sedan that looks and feels like any luxury car. I was looking at:

Nissan 350Z
Subaru WRX STI
Accord Coupe 6mt
G35 Coupe

compared to most of them, this car has better warrenty, better options, and mostly...cheaper insurance.
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19 turning 20 end of dec... i'll be getting mine end of dec or jan...
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57, car junkie all my life.
(Not quite ready for the Buick just yet!!)

Can't wait.
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32 Anthricite/Quartz on order

You should have to drive a POS at least until you get out of college. Its like nailing a swimsuit model to lose your virginity...
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55, Owned 50+ cars so far from Lexus to '60's racing Mini with 130hp.

This TL so far offers the best combination of driving and comfort without the BMW stigma, and much better reliabilty. Size is good - I found the LS400, 7-series and A8 just too big.
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I give it a 8.5 ( I'll give it a 9.0 when they fix my damn memory seats)
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I'm 28, just got the call...I pick up my NBP/Ebony, 6MT, no-navi tomorrow after work (It's gonna be a long day!)
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46 here & fun rating is 7, since i still own an '02 TL-S w/ navi hopefully this will change in coming wks.
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21 6MT I give it an 8.5, it could be faster. I love it anyway.
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Old 12-11-2003, 05:05 PM
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I'm 23...never would have gotten the old TL, but did have a CL Type S. This TL is way better than my CL, so glad I'm out of that thing.
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26 years old 6MT Coming out of an SVT Contour, looking for a more sophisticated, faster car. Also safer for my 4 month old. Bebe thuroughly enjoys the new spacious rear quarters.
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43 6mt very sweet ive only got about 40 miles on but i give it a 10
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So far I am the oldest...I'm 60 (female) and my Anthracite/Quartz 6MT w/navi is on it's way. I hope to have it Monday or Tuesday.
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Originally posted by 6MTsenior
So far I am the oldest...I'm 60 (female) and my Anthracite/Quartz 6MT w/navi is on it's way. I hope to have it Monday or Tuesday.
I'm not far behind you (57+) and love you choice of cars!!
Unfortunately I may be a week or two behind you.
Congrats on your new ride.
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Old 12-11-2003, 09:18 PM
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47.

Deposit is down, hope to get it in the next 2 or 3 weeks. Hope I get it before I turn 48 in August!

Anybody going to calculate the average?
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33!

Cant' wait to get my Anthracite/Ebony/NAVI 6MT
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I'm 26 y/o...

I give it a 9...

Anthracite/Quartz/AT/Navi
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32, 6MT/Navi - 9 on the fun factor scale
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21. NBP 5AT/ w nav. Pick up sometime in the next week.
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47 amd enjoying my new TL. Anthrocite/Quartz/5AT/Nav.
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61, rate 9.5 Anthra/Ebony 5AT no Nav
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Thirtysomething, and it would be an 11 if not for some of the common problems everyone is having.

So I give it a 9.5
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