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I love it and I will likely get one soon! 56 36.60%
If it wasn't for that hideous front grill... 34 22.22%
If it wasn't for the hideous rear end... 7 4.58%
The performance should rival or better anything in its class! 22 14.38%
It's a complete mess! 19 12.42%
So long Acura, I'm heading over to the ____ dealer. 15 9.80%
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From what you've seen in print or in person, what do you think of the new 4th Gen TL?

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Its the grill that gets me. I hate those things.
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Its the grill that gets me. I hate those things.
I guess it's gonna be great for the aftermarket crowd though.

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I guess my comment is, the interior is great, I like it. The specs are great. The a## backward looking rear might not look great initially, but it can grow on me over time. However, one big flaw, the ugly front grill like u guys say alone is more than enough to stop me from buying it. Now I m really gonna babie my 07 TL like I got no future without it.

Speaking of which, at least at where I live, I start noticing a lot of brand new 08 TL on the street all of a sudden this month....hmm...I wonder why.
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I haven't seen one in person, but I do like the interior that I seen on the net.

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Looks like the Saturn Aura/Mazda6. The back looks especially like the Aura. might grow on me though....
I have moved on to the new v6 kizashi suzuki next year.
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I've been on this board since 02 when I bought my 2003 Anthracite/Ebony TL soon after they were released. It was a great car. The 3rd Gen eventually grew on me and I decided to wait for the 4th Gen after not being able to pull the plug on some usual suspects: 3 series, C class, CTS. I haven't seen the 4th Gen in person but the pics (front end, ugh...) and incentives led me to buy this. The people here have been great. I'll miss my TL but I'm lovin my CTS. Enjoy your cars and I'll be checking in once some of you are driving the new 4th Gen!!!
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Nice, I have to admit CTS are pretty good looking cars, especially the interior. I pick 3rd gen TL over CTS simply because I like the exterior of 3rd gen TL more. But teh way Acura/honda is going with its cars design, I might end up like some of u, going for other cars.

Lets see,
Lexus - not in a million year & car design look too boring and bulky;
Infiniti- I say is about the same as Lexus for design;
BMW - Hmm is looking very very attractive to me now, only thing holding me back is still too expensive for the size and legrooms those car has;
MB - I hate MB since I was a boy, never like it and never will, something about MB that just really get into my nerves, dunno why or how to explain it.
Audi - If is not because of the plain looking interior and they got, I might of look more into it.
Volvo - Great, tough and realible cars, but they really got to do something about their plain looking design both exterior and interior.

Here is a thought, why don't Mazda start making luxury car, as far as I can see, they design great looking cars now, very fun to drive, extremely responsive for steering and great handling too. If only if they know how to make their car engine more fuel efficient and go luxury, haha, I would of get Mazda luxury car in a heart beat. I guess I m just dreaming.

I know people say Ford own Mazda, but so is Volvo. And as far as I know Ford has been relying on Mazda and Volvo technologies a lot to make their cars more tough and realiable, really Ford is pretty much gonna be piece of crap cars without them, is just happen that Mazda got into some sort of financial crisis in the 1990s that Ford happen to be there at the right time to own like 30% of them. Plus as far as I know from as a 1st hand Mazda car owner plus lots of other ppl reviews, Mazda cars are extremely reliable since the late 1990s. Most ppl underestimate them, my whole family, parents, siblings are all loyal Mazda customers. My 99 Protege even till today, have not have a single damn major mechanical problem yet to fix other than regular oil, fluid change, filters, brake pads, spark plugs, and serpentine belt. All just regular routine maintanence. I m actually the odd one in my family that decided I like Acura a little more. But at the rate Acura is going, I might be going back to Mazda..haha! Damn I talk too much.
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The back looks especially like the Aura.
Oh, you are so right!!! I saw an Aura the other day and could not believe the similarities!

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Lexus - not in a million year & car design look too boring and bulky;
Really? Even the IS? Now way my friend.

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Really? Even the IS? Now way my friend.
Damn u almost got me there. Yea IS is not bad looking, design is pretty agressive. But to my taste, I just think IS is a little too fat looking for a agressive looking car. I don't know what it is, but somehow is just feel too fat looking, could be the car not long enough or flat enough for the agressive look. Plus the front headlight is a little too thick for my taste. I like my car headlights more long thiner instead of shorter and wider like lexus. That is why lexus or infiniti in general look too bulky for me. That is also why Acura & BMW look more attractive to me. Yea I m picky, I admit it..LOL!
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It looks nice in black. I must say.
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