Re: 05 Acura TL
I test drove a TL with the six speed and the torque steer was bad. This car was going to be my wifes car and she is not into the performance side of the car. We bought a BMW 525i instead. I would have went for the 545i but again my wife was not concerned about performance just ride quality and the car had to have a manual transmission. We test drove many cars and I have to admit none of the cars that we test drove can compare to the BMW for comfort and handling. We drove the Mercedes E320, E500, Lexus GS 300, 430, Infiniti G35, M45(my favorite). You have to test drive one to understand. We owned 4 Maximas that were the SE models with a manual transmission. All were great cars and I kept the last one instead of trading it in. If you can live with the torque steer and that is only under hard acceleration I would go with the TL. Another car would be the G35, it is smaller but drives very nice and is RWD. The sound system sounds awsome in the TL. I just test drove the new RL and it was ok. Acura dependability is top notch. I am driving a 92 Acura Integra with 132,000 and it runs great. One other thing is you get alot of car for your money in the TL.