Interesting find at a MINI dealer! I'm hoping you didn't get rid of the MX-5! I just joined that club!
TL looks great. Enjoy many happy miles.
Thanks! Definitely didn't get rid of the Miata - I love that little toy.
I don't think modern cars have things like tape decks. :lol:
Anyway, nice unobtrusive car. How's the soundtrack on these?
Listen, this is my first car with anti-lock brakes :lol: After dismissing anything even remotely new or modern as useless gimmicks for so long, I must admit that it really is nice to have a quiet comfy cruiser. The soundtrack has the potential to be phenomenal but it's muffled so I might get an intake.
You've done very good, Sir.
I wish we would get those...
The car has a clutch slave cylinder valve that slows clutch engagement essentially. This makes for easy smooth shifts but the lag is annoying when you're really booting it. Might delete that valve and also get a short throw shifter possibly. It's a good gearbox though.
No no, it's a iPhone charger, didn't you know
The last iPhone I had was back in 2011 or so
That's what we europeans know as an accord, although the back is different.
I always liked those Accords, personally.
But we don't get the nice V6 engines...
You're probably thinking of the Acura TSX, which was sold as an Accord elsewhere. The Acura TL was the next car up the model line, I believe.
Nice purchase Level, especially finding a manual. Should be a good reliable package. /knocks on wood
The European Accord is the Acura TSX here in the US. The TSX comes with a 2.0L 4-cyl and an open diff, whereas the TL has a 3.2L V6 and an LSD. They look similar from the front:
But different from the back:
Well scouted, I presume. Not the exact beigemobile everybody drives around there?
Around here the TL competes with the cars like the Audi A4, BMW 3-series, Cadillac CTS, Lexus IS, and Infiniti G35. There aren't a ton of manual TLs around though.
Nice car but I've developed a deep hatred of your HVAC controls. The right adjustment buttons says "PASSENGER". WHO ELSE WOULD IT BE FOR!? I hate labels catering for morons.
Anyway the rest looks perfectly nice plus-sized Accord. Also manual. They forgot to move the hand brake to the correct side. Also tape deck.
They have that "passenger" label because not all buttons are for just one side, driver or passenger - some control all sides. As far as the Accord comment - that's exactly what I wanted: my old Accord but with more power and comfort. I'm not disappointed