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Head Office: CAA-Quebec. 444 Bouvier Street. QuÃƒÂ©bec, QC G2J 1E3. 2004 ACURA TL. The all-new Acura TL is higher and wider than the previous model, and …
Head Office: CAA-Quebec 444 Bouvier Street Québec, QC G2J 1E3
2004 ACURA TL The all-new Acura TL is higher and wider than the previous model, and nearly 16 cm shorter, though the wheelbase is practically the same. Honda now has its sights on the Audi A6, BMW 5-Series and Mercedes EClass, rather than the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class, as before. In putting up a front-wheel drive against the recognized value of RWD and/or 4WD, Honda is definitely not short on ambition. Interior and trunk Access to both the front and rear is easy. The front seats prove to be either comfortable or very comfortable, depending on your frame. Heavily built people find their back resting against the side bolsters, instead of the backrest, which is not comfortable on long trips. But if you can settle in between the bolsters, you’ll fully enjoy the seats. Thanks to the tilt-telescoping steering column, the driving position is excellent. Two adults fit comfortably into the rear, with good headroom and legroom. The seatback has a ski pass-through but does not fold down. The latch plates are located further down on the fender wells than before, but they can still catch or soil your clothing all too easily. The roomy trunk has a good, big opening. The trunk-lid hinges are recessed now and won’t squash things underneath. Convenience and safety Our test car was well finished but afflicted by creaks and rattles. As usual with Honda, road noise is clearly audible–to much so for a car in this price range set to compete with the midsize sedans from Germany.