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View Poll Results: What do you think of the new 4th Gen TL?
I love it and I will likely get one soon! 57 37.01%
If it wasn't for that hideous front grill... 34 22.08%
If it wasn't for the hideous rear end... 7 4.55%
The performance should rival or better anything in its class! 22 14.29%
It's a complete mess! 19 12.34%
So long Acura, I'm heading over to the ____ dealer. 15 9.74%
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If Acura is dead set and stubborn with their ugly grille, I will settle with this if the next 5th gen TL is somewhat similar to this...hehe.
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If Acura is dead set and stubborn with their ugly grille, I will settle with this if the next 5th gen TL is somewhat similar to this...hehe.

Well, that is much improved over the one on the market right now!

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I love it! However I know what you all are saying. Just wait until you drive a SH-AWD! Youll think better then!

BUT REMEMBER! When the 2004's came out, everyone was pessimistic also!

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not only is the grille hideous but so is the whole shape of the car.

this car will fail.

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BUT REMEMBER! When the 2004's came out, everyone was pessimistic also!

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I don't know where you get that from, but you are probably talking at the wrong forum. I know instantly love it and went nuts over with the 3rd gen TL the moment it can out in 04. As far as I can tell in this forum, most of us in this forum feel the same about it.

As for that hideous grille of Acura that they adopted, I notice that they especially made it thicker and bulkier on the TL. As if is not ugly enough already on RL and TSX, they just have to make it even extra thick..why Acura..why why why? Whoever design that grille is seriously on crack! They need to hire someone else for Acura design department.
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You have to remember that our friend PikesPeak sells Acuras for a living. He has to be positive and upbeat about this new model.

So many of us have been enthusiastic about the TL and its progression for a long time. It has been an awesome car to own for almost all of us and our brand loyalty is what makes being a moderator on this forum so much fun. However, Acura has decided to change the game and to try and appeal to a different audience. For the brand, I hope this either works out or they learn fast. We can only hope, as loyal customers, that the grill dies inside of one model year. I have seen pictures of the new JDM grill on the Honda Legend. That doesn't look bad at all. Let's hope the Inspire grill looks fine and that the market is open to getting rid of that monstrosity the USDM market has to look at.
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MUCH BETTER LOOKING! Although, the "H" is a little big.

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Even if you were brain dead I don't see how you could look at that grill and say "hey, that looks good!"


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You have to remember that our friend PikesPeak sells Acuras for a living. He has to be positive and upbeat about this new model.

So many of us have been enthusiastic about the TL and its progression for a long time. It has been an awesome car to own for almost all of us and our brand loyalty is what makes being a moderator on this forum so much fun. However, Acura has decided to change the game and to try and appeal to a different audience. For the brand, I hope this either works out or they learn fast. We can only hope, as loyal customers, that the grill dies inside of one model year. I have seen pictures of the new JDM grill on the Honda Legend. That doesn't look bad at all. Let's hope the Inspire grill looks fine and that the market is open to getting rid of that monstrosity the USDM market has to look at.
Ah ok, now that make sense. I sure hope so too for the better.

That Honda Inspire grille is pretty cool. In fact Honda Legend and Euro Honda Accord everywhere else in the world but North America has those better looking grille too. Sigh....

From what I observe recently, I think this new hideous Acura grille is influenced by Saturn. I remember someone says the rear of 09 TL look too much like Saturn Aura. So start paying attention to Saturn cars and guess what, I just realize how similar Saturn front grille is to the new Acura grille too as well. Don't know what kind of crack Acura is having by trying to get their design clues from Saturn of all the cars...LOL!
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I went yesterday to change the oil in my TL and drove the new 09 TL the interior is off the scale very very nice the exterior looks much better in person that in the pictures the front take some getting use to,, not as bad as I though...
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So....,

Any of the AW crew thinking of picking one up? If you do, let us know and share what it was that motivated you the most!!!
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Forget about the grill.....drive it. Once that happens, more love will come into plain sight.
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I think that the new body style is bold and I didn't care for it in pictures that I had seen, until I saw one on the street. I had to do a double take cause the car was hot. The grill is ugly but the pics of the modified grill didn't look so bad. It looks bigger and the one that I saw was black so it demanded attention. I am going to wait another year or two to see if they drop that grill. I am a loyal Honda/ Acura owner and will never stray. I strayed for a year and came right back because these are the most dependable cars with great resale value. If they don't drop that ugly grill by the time I am ready to buy one then I'll just get it modified or a custom one. Please go see it in person and test drive one before you write off Acura completely.
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