Dude you are funny. What is with all the comparison threads? You tend to compare apples to friggen blueberries.Az330im said:so...which one is better? I took a ride in the new 2004 TL, it looks pretty nice, though I didn't drive it....so? which one is better?
Werd,Az330im said:lol, i know we love our cars...I mean I'd take mine over that car ne day....but performance wise....my friend doesn't understand the meaning of BMW...he just keeps on saying that I could have gotten a "better" car for a cheaper price...I ofcourse said "TL is still not a BMW"
I see you're also a IS300 driver like me, what's your userID on IS300.net? Anyways, I was talking about the old Type-S, the new TL just has 1 version, 270 hp vs. 260 hp old Type-S.made man said:
What are you talking about? The new TL as 45 more hp than the old one. 225 vs. 270
Well whatever the TL looks like a refined dodge stratusSST said:There hasn't been a full comparison of the new TL to the 330, so it's just opinion so far. And, of course a BMW list will be sided.
FWD does NOT always suck. Have you driven an Integra or RSX or Mazda 6?
And, RWD isn't always so great either such as Mustang GT's or Camaro's.
Comparing the TL to the 3 series is not even close to apples to blueberries.
These cars ARE in the same competitive category looking for the same customer. Most people who would look at a AcuraTL will also look at Audi, Mercedes, and BMW along with Infiniti and Lexus.
It's more like a Red Delicious to a Granny Smith or Johnathon Gold.
They are apples just done a slightly different way.
If Acura says their handling goal is the 5-Series, what does that tell you? To me, it says they know they're not even going to come close to the 3-Series, so why not aim lower for the 5-Series which they may or may not beat. There are many brands who say they aim at the 3-Series & most end up short & sometimes close, if they're aiming for the 5-Series then they may not even beat that.SST said:"I'm not ragging it because it's a very good car & an excellent value but it's better compared to an ES330 or I35 - not a sports sedan benchmark like the G35 or 330i."
I'll disagree. Even if it's benchmark is the 5 series, although it's price is more 3 series, it's still a sport sedan. And, the 5 series is still a sport sedan as far as I'm concerned. BMW builds various sizes of sports sedan in my view.
I'll agree the TSX is a better comparison to the 3 series. However, the price difference to the TL keeps the TL in the hunt with the 3 series.
The TL Type S has always been in competition with the G35 and 330i, and not with the ES330 which is luxed over Camry. The standard TL was softer in it's approach. But, remember this new TL no longer has an "S" type. It has been pushed up to that level as standard. So, it strives to be and is more than an ES330.