What are the odds? And rumors I haven't heard? I've heard that the 6 speed will find its way into the Accord next generation. But nothing about the TL.
ummm last time i heard the 04 tls would come out in march 03, just like the 02 tls came out in march 01.SL1200MK4 said:It's early 2002, now... The new TL will and should arrive summer 2003 the earliest... That's like more then a full year ahead. As far as the cost of putting in the TL-S in there? hum... I think it would be smarter for Honda to spread & share the R&D cost with the TL as well...
well well, only time will tell...
hum... interesting... cuz we havn't seen, heard anything about the next gen. TL yet...rominl said:
ummm last time i heard the 04 tls would come out in march 03, just like the 02 tls came out in march 01.
well tim at a-tl.com has talked about it before. he got words from honda back in janSL1200MK4 said:
hum... interesting... cuz we havn't seen, heard anything about the next gen. TL yet...
but 99-00-01-02-03... 5 years... the new TL show show up as 2004. But I think the 2003 will live a bit longer then that...
Well said. I will be very suprised to see Honda put in a 6-speed in the TL's. For one the sales are already high and I think Honda put the 6-speed in the CL-s for potential 330ci buyers. Another reason is, well isn't the average age of TL buyers in the mid 30's to 40's. A age group that aren't really attracted to clutch anyway.jimster716 said:I can't see Honda putting a manual tranny in the TL. Historically Honda hasn't offered a manual tranny in the V6 accords nor the legend.
The CL was an exception since everyone and their mom was comparing it to the 3 series bmw and honda's ultimate goal was to take part in that segment.
I think the demographic for the TL is another reason. The younger buyers tend to buy bmw's and the IS300 because they are in many ways sportier...rear wheel drive for one thing.
I would be very surprised if the TL was ever offered in a manual...i would expect to see it with rear wheel drive also much like infiniti's direction.