2004 (3RD GEN) ACURA TL - 130k MILE REVIEW!!

So the Acura TL hit 130k miles over Christmas! I'm excited to do this review for you guys! Hope you enjoy!

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  1. Mikey Miller

    Mikey Miller

    2 months ago

    Haha my names Michael Miller too. Kinda threw me off for a second lol nice review 👌👌

  2. Zach Zwenger

    Zach Zwenger

    4 months ago

    Great review man. Looking at an 04 now with 132k on it. Dealer is wanting $4500 for it (considering the Pandemic and gas prices going up) You think that is a good buy? Thanks!

    • colenkas44

      colenkas44

      3 months ago

      Hey man did you end up buying this car? Interested in getting an 04-08 TL, just trying to figure out if it’d be a good choice with the transmission almost guaranteed to fail from 100k-150k

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      4 months ago

      Sounds like a good price for the miles! I'd make sure everything is in good working condition before buying though. Last thing you'd want is to drive it for a couple weeks and have the trans or something else go out

  3. Fire Nguyen

    Fire Nguyen

    8 months ago

    Thank you Mike. I am about to buy a 2004 TL for my college son. It only have 40K miles on it. I hope this will be a good investment.

  4. Cameron Naples

    Cameron Naples

    10 months ago

    anyone know a way to fix the cracked dash???

  5. AdnanSkillz1234

    AdnanSkillz1234

    10 months ago

    06 tl 350000 still drives great !

  6. mark price

    mark price

    Year ago

    You have taken very good care of the interior...looks brand new. I have a 2007 TL, and the seats are lightly cracking, and the dash is cracked bad. couple of questions= You don't mention changing the timing belt/water pump cost....did you not do it? And the O2 sensor, did it go bad( check eng light?) and if so at what mileage? Oh, and you don't mention the Hands Free Link....everyone including mine had issues.....did you luck out and not have issues with this.?

    • mark price

      mark price

      Year ago

      @Michael Miller Thanks, the Hands free link is a common problem almost everyone has this this generation of Acuras. The thing keeps running after you cut the car engine off and will drain the battery over time. Most people just disconnect it...and that may be why your's won't work. Seeing one of these with no dash cracks makes me jealous.

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      Year ago

      Timing belt and water pumped were both replaced by previous owner shortly before they sold. The dealer I bought from confirmed. The O2 sensor started having issues around 127k miles. I had put maybe 2k miles on the car by then. It set off a check engine light. As far as the hands free link, I haven't even tried lol. I couldn't ever get it working in my last TL, so I didn't even bother with this one 😂

  7. puerto Rico puerto Rican

    puerto Rico puerto Rican

    Year ago

    I have a 2006 TL and i keep my interior in nice condition like yours original engine and transmission with 165,000 miles and still running strong and smooth it's a very reliable car i love it.👌👍

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      Year ago

      Yeah gotta keep that interior nice and fresh!

  8. mike lutts

    mike lutts

    Year ago

    I have an 07 TL red with 194K miles. Great car just have done the basic maintenance and fluid changes. I’ll be happy with 300K out of it.

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      Year ago

      Wouldn't be surprised if you do! Especially with an '07 those don't have the transmission issues

  9. Hihello

    Hihello

    Year ago

    i've been looking for a manual transmission version. this is my dream car for some reason.

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      Year ago

      Good luck finding one! They're rare, but not too rare

  10. Mo Neenja31

    Mo Neenja31

    Year ago

    Good luck getting a Type S. I've been looking for a good low mileage (

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      Year ago

      Yeah they're super rare. I've seen them pop up on autotrader every now and then but they're close to $20k or more...there's no way I'm paying that much haha

  11. Hot cock

    Hot cock

    Year ago

    pffft I replace my own fluids

    • Tim Apple

      Tim Apple

      Year ago

      Ikr it saves so much money

  12. Osama Nahlawi

    Osama Nahlawi

    2 years ago

    I just bought an 06 Navi package for 2700 bucks 106k miles

  13. Jerimiah

    Jerimiah

    2 years ago

    thanks dude, you just got a teen to buy this car and this will be my first car. H.A.G.L

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      2 years ago

      Hey congrats! It's a great car!

  14. MrDave 777

    MrDave 777

    2 years ago

    My TL did the SAME sound at 130k miles. Lol

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      2 years ago

      Yeah the transmissions on the '04 models aren't the most reliable

  15. John Ojeda

    John Ojeda

    2 years ago

    I just bought a 2008 Acura TL Type S with 72,000 miles. I'm loving it.

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      2 years ago

      Congrats! They're great cheap reliable cars! I'd love to find a type S with only 72k haha

  16. me toon

    me toon

    2 years ago

    I have an '05 TL. It is an okay car. Very small interior, yet ample trunk space. Transmission issues, Yes. My 2 other cars are 2002 Altima 3.5/ 5 speed manual and a 2006 Maxima 3.5 Auto. These,..are very spacious inside. The Auto has already been serviced on the Valve Body, The Altima with the 5 speed manual, Leaves both the Maxima and the TL sitting between stoplights. The TL is better on gas, a good around town grocery getter, NEVER would I want to drive that little rascal out of town on a trip. Leave the comfort and performance to the Big Brothers. ( The TL is like pedaling a bike, once you get going, it does ok}

  17. Jalunpon

    Jalunpon

    2 years ago

    Just subbed due to the fact ill be picking one of these up, an 07 model. I would like to know what kind of camera you used for shooting this video? Thanks ahead.

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      2 years ago

      Very kind of you, thank you! And congrats on the TL! I film on a Sony a6300 and a6500 👍 All of my gear should be listed in the description, I believe.

  18. not easy

    not easy

    2 years ago

    Very good car i have the same one good video god bless you

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      2 years ago

      Glad you enjoyed the video!

  19. slotman777

    slotman777

    2 years ago

    Love the color and great review ! I have an 06 redondo red TL. Unfortunately my transmission was slipping too and I replaced the fluid like you but the symptoms came back even worse 2 months later ! I would get a shudder when I kept accelerating even just merging . Got it rebuilt for 2400 bucks . This happened at 140,000 miles . I hope it’s ok now . Still doesn’t idle as well as it used too maybe will change the spark plugs too .

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      2 years ago

      Thanks! Yeah the transmissions are an issue. That's unfortunately why I sold my first TL. Mine doesn't need replacement yet. Hoping it'll stay that way for a while longer!

  20. randomNpointless

    randomNpointless

    2 years ago

    Your seats look nicer than the ones on my 08 Type S, and I only have 50k miles on it... Great job keeping it in mint condition!

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      2 years ago

      Haha thanks! Those seats crack pretty easily!

  21. Edwin Flores

    Edwin Flores

    2 years ago

    I got a 06 TL 155,000 still strong!

  22. Marco Laufer

    Marco Laufer

    2 years ago

    You can add an aftermarket transmission cooler. This is why the 07-08 Acura tls have more reliable transmissions.

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      2 years ago

      I may look into that down the road if I need to, thanks!

  23. Tex Resident

    Tex Resident

    2 years ago

    Thanks for the review. My '07 TL (base w/ navigation) is about to turn 125k, had it for 2 and a half years, not a daily driver. It runs about like new, love the shiftable automatic and dropped fog lights in the front with beautiful black paint and very dark tint windows. This generation seems to be everyone's favorite design. I stick with the mid-priced tires but I'm sure if you go with the Acura recommendation, probably a noticeable difference. The only thing that seems expensive is the 93 octane fuel, maintenance costs are relatively low. I think Acura is the most competitive in that area.

  24. Alexander Milentis

    Alexander Milentis

    2 years ago

    I'm not sure if it was intentional or unintentional on Acura's part but the cup holders are also sort of heated and cooled. The air flow to the back seat vent runs right under the cup holder so when you have the AC on it cools the drinks and when the heat is on it keeps them hot. I always forget about this little feature but it's pretty neat.

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      2 years ago

      Very true! I've never actually thought about that but you're right!

  25. Scott

    Scott

    2 years ago

    295k on my 05 TL auto. Original transmission and engine.

    • pickerick1

      pickerick1

      Day ago

      just bought the 04 To today mine has 170k on it

    • Andrew Ibarra

      Andrew Ibarra

      5 months ago

      I'm looking to get an 06 with 52k on the clock. And maintenance recommendations?

    • Chill Cipher

      Chill Cipher

      7 months ago

      I have 226k+ miles on my Acura TL ‘04 everything in it is an original part except for the things I needed to maintain over time but same everything

    • MrChad97Z

      MrChad97Z

      Year ago

      I have 106k on my 05. I met a guy at a Quiktrip who had like 50k miles on his TL about 5 months ago.. If I could get rid of the suspension rattles, I would like it better. But I have replaced all the normal stuff. Still something rattles on the front and the rear. Upper and lower ball joints replaced, inner and outer tie rods replaced, shocks replaces, sway bar bushing replaced, brakes replaced, It may be a transmission mount, but I dont know for sure on the front. I also had 3 of the engine mounts replaced at 70k miles. I think there are 2 more engine mounts.. But not sure.

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      2 years ago

      Wow that's impressive! Congrats!

  26. Jeremy •ÖDøm

    Jeremy •ÖDøm

    2 years ago

    What if any transmission problems have you encountered? I have one that just loses power to the trans even tho the engine is stil running and the rpm rev up but no power

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      2 years ago

      Very minor slipping just after purchase but I fixed that with a couple of things. I think I talked about it in a few of the other videos

  27. Blake Gibbons

    Blake Gibbons

    2 years ago

    Hell ya, I just grabbed one with the 6 speed. Love it so far, they're great cars

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      2 years ago

      Nice!!

  28. Brian Vos

    Brian Vos

    2 years ago

    Get the 2008 tl type s its a refined version of your 2004 plus the price for car, parts and maintenance is cheaper than the TLX

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      2 years ago

      It's a strong possibility!

  29. Sunny Sss

    Sunny Sss

    2 years ago

    I own a white 2006 Aspec and luv it.i also have a 2009 bmw M5 but still like to drive the tl better. Ive owned a 2008 type s and honestly didnt notice a power difference at all its all just hype and a way for dealers to rip people of with decals lol

    • MrDave 777

      MrDave 777

      2 years ago

      Sunny, did you also notice a rougher ride with the Type S? Very firm steering? Any strut noise?

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      2 years ago

      I've always wondered if the difference between the base and Type S was a noticeable one. I test drove a bmw m240i the other day and to be honest, it felt 90% like driving my TL. I'm sure the m5 is a beast comparatively though haha

  30. Joel Repass

    Joel Repass

    2 years ago

    The back seats are so comfortable in those TLs I would never complain.

    • ZytoR _

      ZytoR _

      Year ago

      Facts

  31. KC Hardway

    KC Hardway

    2 years ago

    Great video. I just bought an 06 with 125,000. In great condition with great service records. I paid 6,900. Just noticed an oil leak. What should I do? I have a 97 integra gsr with an oil leak and it has 225,000 so I’m not too scared but am a little worried.

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      2 years ago

      I'd just have a mechanic look at it. They'll be able to tell you for sure what's going on

  32. MimiDaisyandFreckles

    MimiDaisyandFreckles

    2 years ago

    I have a Honda Accord 2004 w/110K and it drives well....just like new. I have noticed I don't get the mileage like I used to.

  33. Gabe Santana

    Gabe Santana

    2 years ago

    i got mine for 3k 175k miles and some side skirts with it and license plate bulbs , my dash is cracked and the cup holder thing is broke as well :/

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      2 years ago

      Yeah cracked dash is a common thing with higher mileage TL's. Mine is just now starting to crack

  34. Rory Banton

    Rory Banton

    2 years ago

    $700 for six months of maintenance? That's a bit steep I think but Im a diy'er so I only pay for parts.

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      2 years ago

      I really need to learn how to DIY more

  35. George Doughly

    George Doughly

    2 years ago

    I Love my ‘02 Acura 3.2TL💪🏼❤️❤️

    • MimiDaisyandFreckles

      MimiDaisyandFreckles

      2 years ago

      I love mine too. It has 42K miles. It used to belong to my Dad.

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      2 years ago

      👌👌👌

  36. Lou

    Lou

    2 years ago

    What's up bro. Your due for another TL update. Us subscribers are patiently waiting!

    • Lou

      Lou

      2 years ago

      @Michael Miller I understand dude. It's been a tough year for me as well. Life is crazy. You can always plan, but u never know what life is gonna toss ur way. Glad u and the TL are doing well. My 08 TL just made 115k. Take care dude.

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      2 years ago

      Haha tell me about it man. Life has really gotten in the way on so many levels. Plus I'm not really sure what direction I want to take this channel. I'd like to make some videos modding the TL but don't really have the money for mods at the moment. The TL is doing well though!

  37. slotman777

    slotman777

    2 years ago

    Great review and video 👍 I have a 2006 Tl that I have owned for 2 years so far . At 134,000 miles now . Love it just hate these Massachusetts streets they are brutal on this low car .

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      2 years ago

      Thanks! I hear you about the city streets...same in some parts of ATL

  38. nikolas pellicano

    nikolas pellicano

    2 years ago

    The 04 got aux? Or bluetooth for music?

    • Ethan King

      Ethan King

      2 years ago

      If you want aux buy the 2007 to 2008 model year but the 07 and 08 have their top speed governed to 135mph whereas the 04 to 06 can reach 150mph on the base 3.2 L v6

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      2 years ago

      It unfortunately does not have aux. If I remember correctly it does have some sort of way for connecting your phone, probably Bluetooth, but it didn't work for me so I haven't bothered with it.

  39. Eli25jk

    Eli25jk

    3 years ago

    TL is reliable IF you dont modify it. Lol Things to look for that go bad on it if you are buying used TL: (from my personal experiences) Transmission (auto, you will be safer off with a manual) Paint (fading) Dash (cracking) Leather seats (tearing) Oil pan drain plug hole (Aluminum strips) Power steering pump (bad o-rings causes noise) A/C (stator went out) Thats pretty much it, if its a stock TL you are trying to buy.

    • UA6JJ

      UA6JJ

      Year ago

      LMFAOOO WHY DID YOU JUST NAME EVERYTHING WRONG WITH MY TL 😂😂😂😂😂😂😩😩😩😩 just sent it in today to get the Tranny rebuilt and put In a new Engine mount Luccy for me my dash isn't Cracced bad only 1 little 2-3inch cracc But you're missing rear main seal needing replacement And valve Cover Gasket needing replacement 😂

    • 147

      147

      2 years ago

      @Richard Silvas it was automatic and paid 1.4k for repair, still need to buy supports but runs good enough

    • Richard Silvas

      Richard Silvas

      2 years ago

      @147Is yours a manual? Was the main repair cost transmission related?

    • 147

      147

      2 years ago

      I bought an acura tl 2004 with all the problems you mentioned above smh.. except for the oil pan thing.. everything else was a problem my tl had, I bought it a year ago and thought all I had to fix were the seats and the exterior paint and that was not the case. bought it at 3k, repair cost so far 2.5k

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      2 years ago

      Agreed!

  40. Alan's Music

    Alan's Music

    3 years ago

    I just hit 140K on my 2006 TL! Still my daily driver, and loving the car!

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      I'll be there soon on mine too. Still my daily driver as well! Possibly looking into a 2008 type-s for my next one 👌

  41. daniel zamora

    daniel zamora

    3 years ago

    How much does it cost to fill the gallon

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      2 years ago

      I don't really worry about it. I don't do much driving as it is, so the extra cost isn't bad

    • daniel zamora

      daniel zamora

      2 years ago

      @Michael Miller how do you save gas on it because it uses premium

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      $2.64 per gallon right now in the Atlanta suburbs

  42. J'Mar Michael Joyce

    J'Mar Michael Joyce

    3 years ago

    2008 here fully bolted as a daily all seasons. I do a lot of driving as a contractor, 196k and still feels brand new. No cracked dashes or cracked seats, original transmission etc. All maintenance done myself and some from Acura. Only recent major replacement was alternator which went around 180k. Everything is still great. First and last car i bought. Take care of your car, and it will take care of you. Lots of life on the engine left before i swap and continue

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      Thanks for sharing man! That's awesome you have your original transmission!

  43. Carlyle Tom

    Carlyle Tom

    3 years ago

    I've had a 2006 for 2 yrs now. Got it with 85,000 and it now has 101,000. Changed the trans fluid 2 times but occasionally still has a small slip going into 2nd gear. The timing belt tensioner now needs to be changed and plan on getting the entire belt kit and water pump. It's advised to change them around 100,000. also, the front valve cover has a slight oil leak and it runs onto the exhaust manifold, under hard acceleration.

    • Carlyle Tom

      Carlyle Tom

      3 months ago

      @colenkas44 Not long after my comment, my mechanic replaced the tensioner and such. After picking up the around 10pm, and driving home, this dude ran a STEADY red light and T-boned my car. Totaled. Anyway, that's what happened to my transmission. LOL. I now have a '07' but the issue I now have is a delay from park to drive. Which I have determined is the pressure switches (which I bought and will replace). Also, this car was also leaking from both valve covers and I replaced them,

    • colenkas44

      colenkas44

      3 months ago

      Any update on your transmission??

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      Yeah my valve cover gasket just started doing the same thing. Need to replace it soon

  44. Terique Bates

    Terique Bates

    3 years ago

    Your mirrors don’t have that brown smeery stuff in it either 😩

    • Howard Roark

      Howard Roark

      2 years ago

      Terique Bates you must have heated winter package mirrors. I have the same glue bleed thru look to my mirrors. It’s a flaw.

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      Oh wow that's really strange. Has a mechanic looked at it?

    • Terique Bates

      Terique Bates

      3 years ago

      Michael Miller I have the same color but my interior is a tad darker and my side mirrors have some type of liquid rusty look inside the actual mirror it won’t come out lol I have a 05

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      I don't know what you're talking about but that's probably a good thing haha

  45. Alan's Music

    Alan's Music

    3 years ago

    My 2006 Acura TL recently went over 135K miles, and still running great! You keep your car very nice and stock, which is awesome! Do you still have your car and do you intend to keep it? I plan to keep mine for a long time!

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      Thanks! Yes I still have it - running great too. I just haven't had much free time to make more videos unfortunately. And definitely yes in terms of keeping it. At least for a while. I'd like to upgrade to a 2008 type S eventually I think

  46. Kyle Matthews

    Kyle Matthews

    3 years ago

    Always wanted one. Looking now. I have a 2015 Altima and I hate it. CVT sucks! Bought the car brand new and it seems like I'm getting a letter with a recall every 3 months. Great video.

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      I was looking at Altimas before I purchased this one. You'll be happy with the change in sure!

  47. maggot238

    maggot238

    3 years ago

    157k on my 05 TL auto. Just put a transmission in it a few days ago. Still love it

    • BMWSAVAGE7 Mendoza

      BMWSAVAGE7 Mendoza

      2 years ago

      @maggot238 how much was a transmission fix?

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      👍👌

  48. Gatcii Gaming

    Gatcii Gaming

    3 years ago

    136k on my 08 TL still running strong 💪

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      Yeah!👌

  49. Lou

    Lou

    3 years ago

    Do you have the original transmission? Is it completely stock? Thanks dude.

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      I do have the original and it is completely stock👍

  50. Lautaro Santome

    Lautaro Santome

    3 years ago

    So I am thinking of buying a 2005 TL that has 175,000 miles is it worth the buy for $4,000?!

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      Any time! Let me know how things go!

    • Lautaro Santome

      Lautaro Santome

      3 years ago

      Michael Miller will do! Thanks for the advice!

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      The price seems about right for a TL in good condition with that many miles on it (according to Kelly Blue Book). If it were me, I would ask for a carfax for the car that is up to date. If the carfax is clean and the car checks out mechanically, I'd go for it. Just make sure to have a mechanic look at it. $4,000 is fairly cheap for a vehicle but an awful lot of money to spend on something that's not working well.

  51. Rory Banton

    Rory Banton

    3 years ago

    Man your seats are really clean. We're you in prison and wasn't driving it for 10 years? Lol jk... Great post though as a fellow Acura TL 3rd gen owner. My mpg is erratic. I've seen 15mpg at times in the city and sometimes I reset the ecu and get 32mpg highway.

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      Lol! No I definitely wasn't in prison haha. Very interesting with your mpgs but I don't know what could be going on. That's odd for sure

  52. Dave Blacken

    Dave Blacken

    3 years ago

    I have an 05 tl and it has 307,000 great car

    • G Lasser

      G Lasser

      2 years ago

      @Daniel Sokolowski That is fantastic! I wonder, you must live in a flat state? The hills in California steer up all the clutch sludge in the trany pan 😂 Are you familiar with slight hesitation off the idle low power, random misfire from lean at 150kMi ??? I am sort of leaning towards: - throttle body *plastic* gearing - throttle plate *deposits* - dirty fuel *injectors* - fuel pressure regulator - (No code: misfire or any) - (lazy primary O2 ??) Replaced already: - plugs, timing belt, accelerator cable sensor code, valve gap adjusted, intake cracked boot tube+filter,

    • G Lasser

      G Lasser

      2 years ago

      @Michael Miller don't trust mechanics with your wallet... a trany is $5k... stay on top of maintenance YOURSELF, tell 'em what you need done

    • Abu-Gaming

      Abu-Gaming

      2 years ago

      Automatic? How did it held up?

    • Alexander Milentis

      Alexander Milentis

      2 years ago

      I assume you're talking about kilometers and not miles ?

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      2 years ago

      I change the oil every 5,000 miles. Trans fluid whenever my mechanic suggests it haha

  53. Junior

    Junior

    3 years ago

    Have you replaced the timing belt ?

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      I didn't know that, thanks for the info 👍

    • Brad

      Brad

      3 years ago

      Michael Miller From my research it's the glue they used those years. My son has the same year I have and his dash looks horrible. Think you can only put a cover over it because I have had the dealership tell me forget it

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      Yeah the dash cracking is definitely a problem in the 3rd Gen models. But to be honest I haven't researched how to fix it. If it happened to me, I'm not sure what I would do other than have my local Goodyear look at it to see what they'd recommend. They have all sorts of connections in the auto industry. Maybe try the acurazine forums?

    • Brad

      Brad

      3 years ago

      Michael, I have an 04 TL one owner, 114k, really good condition. All of a sudden last week the dash cracked. If this happens to you what would you do? There are so many complaints online but Honda won't recognize it is a problem with the 04 to 08 models.

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      I haven't yet, but that was done shortly before I purchased 👍

  54. Huss Ali

    Huss Ali

    3 years ago

    146k on my 08 TL-S haha

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      Nice!👍

  55. Jedi Luke 22

    Jedi Luke 22

    3 years ago

    I have a 2006 TL and I love it to death. I've always had a crush on this body style and finally saved up the money to buy one. great car, I highly recommend them. the body style still turns heads 12 years later lol

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      Totally agree! Congrats on saving the money to purchase one!

  56. t h

    t h

    3 years ago

    Purchased my 06 TL 4yrs ago with 90k. I am 18 and still using it every day for school/work/going out. It's 170k today and I agree with everything said. It's all about maintenance with these cars. Have done timing belt/water pump, motor mounts, spark plugs every 60-80k, transmission fluid every 30k, oil change every 3k, rotor/brake pads, ball joints, battery. I rebuilt my transmission after it went out on me twice. Another issue I would like to bring up is the HFL module, these systems are 10+ years old and outdated. In my experience, most of the HFL in 2004-2008 TL's don't even work. If you leave these units plugged in, they can drain the battery. Once I unplugged mine, my car stopped dying after sitting for a day.

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      Great thanks so much for the info!🙏

    • t h

      t h

      3 years ago

      Michael Miller very easy to remove. The HFL is a BIG issue especially in the base models. Just remove the dome light assembly and the HFL unit is plugged in and unplug it, it’s all you need to do. I notice once I removed the HFL my car started up much faster and easier, car doesn’t die from sitting anymore. Not a matter of if HFL will fail, just a matter of when it will fail.

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      Very true - it is all about the maintenance. I've heard about the HFL module draining the battery. I don't think it's been an issue for me but would like to know how to unplug it anyway. Is there an easy way of doing this?

  57. Hedrax _SoldierofCHRIST Ministries

    Hedrax _SoldierofCHRIST Ministries

    3 years ago

    Nice vid. I got 05 Acura TL with 115, 000 would you recommend installing a back up camera if so should I do it with Acura ?

    • Lou

      Lou

      3 years ago

      Hedrax _SoldierofCHRIST I have a 2008 tl base model. I installed a double din radio with back up camera. definitely worth it! The only thing u will have to get an amp because the radio will be too powerful for the stock speakers and u will hear an annoying static sound when the volume is low.

    • Hedrax _SoldierofCHRIST Ministries

      Hedrax _SoldierofCHRIST Ministries

      3 years ago

      Michael Miller thanks no worries

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      Thank you! I'd say if you want a backup camera, go for it! I don't really see it as a downside that these cars don't have them, but they are nice. As for who to install it, I have no idea so I can't really help you there. Sorry!

  58. Galaxtagon

    Galaxtagon

    3 years ago

    Man your videos are so good!, very well edited and i could see you actually put effort into them. Looking forward to getting a 2008 TL myself. I could already see you at 100k subs reviewing super cars, You definitely deserve more subs! Subscribed :) keep the videos coming!

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      Thank you so much for the kind words!! Glad you're enjoying my videos! I wish I had the time to put them out on a more consistent basis haha

  59. Krassimir Petrov

    Krassimir Petrov

    3 years ago

    I have an 05 with 145k ..still runs and drives like new

    • Adrian Devora

      Adrian Devora

      3 years ago

      Damn mine is at 236k miles,still runs, drives and hauls some serious ass,just got rod knock last week so I'm swapping the engine to one with 120k.if u take care of her right it will last you a loooong time

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      Nice! Yeah I'm expecting mine to be the same at 145k 👍

  60. Vincent Williams

    Vincent Williams

    3 years ago

    But do the rear seats fold down?

    • Eric Manso

      Eric Manso

      3 years ago

      Vincent Williams No

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      The seats don't fold down. Not sure about the 2005 - 2008 models though

  61. Jesse Daniel

    Jesse Daniel

    3 years ago

    Mike... your review video helped me make my purchase of a 2005 TL with 115,xxx miles on it... thank you so much for you help... love the vids

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      Jesse I'm honored this review could help you make your purchase! Enjoy it they're great vehicles! What color did you end up getting? Thank you so much for your comment!

  62. Jehu Hairston

    Jehu Hairston

    3 years ago

    Very nice TL! I had an 04 ABP, with camel interior, but unfortunately I totaled it in the rain. I loved the car so much I bought an 07 NBP TL. I already did some exhaust work, and exterior work to freshen it up even more and it definitely turns heads. I agree these cars are one of the best designs to ever come out of the Honda design studio, and seems to provoke other drivers to race you quite often ;-). I'd suggest you create an account on Acurazine..its a wealth of knowledge and will save you tons of money down the road. Good luck

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      Oh great thanks!

    • Jehu Hairston

      Jehu Hairston

      3 years ago

      Michael Miller paint colors; ABP= abyss blue pearl (only available for 2004) and NBP = nighthawk black pearl

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      Hey thanks for the comment Jehu! I've looked on acurazine before and yes it has a ton of great info! And pardon my ignorance... I've never seen ABP or NBP before. What do they stand for?

  63. truonghthe

    truonghthe

    3 years ago

    Ah forget about the TLX, i drove all TLX trims 4 bager to Aspec fwd and sh-awd. The biggest issue i had with the TLX is the interior material, its so dam cheap. Its shouldn’t belong in a mid $40k car. The suspension been tune toward ride comfort even on the aspec model. ELS Studio sound system on the TLX is a joke since they lost 5.1 dts capability. Even the dealer technician test drove my TL-S agree its the finest sedan Acura ever produce.

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      Gotcha thanks again! I'll probably end up going with a 2008 TL-S but I'll keep that in mind for the TLX 👍

    • truonghthe

      truonghthe

      3 years ago

      If you decide to buy TLX (especially V6) stay away from 2015-2016 model as the ZF-9 trnamission will needed replacement. In 2017 they fix the reponse time in the lower screen interface.

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      Oh wow thanks so much for sharing your experience! I've seen pictures of the interior of the TLX and I wasn't too impressed. I like how the exterior looks though.

  64. Adam Reveal

    Adam Reveal

    3 years ago

    Would you recommend the 2004 in particular as a good first car for someone on a high school budget? I’m wondering if the transmission problems should be a turn off for it

    • mark price

      mark price

      Year ago

      @April Mitchell I have a 2007 TL and I never heard about a recall on the motor mounts. Let me go look on the web. thanks.

    • Bandaid

      Bandaid

      3 years ago

      ryley moffat 105k miles is when the tb and water pump should be replaced

    • ryley moffat

      ryley moffat

      3 years ago

      at what mile interval did you do the timing belt change im at 60,000 miles on my 2006

    • Zachary Hassan

      Zachary Hassan

      3 years ago

      I had mine in high school, definitely have a job

    • April Mitchell

      April Mitchell

      3 years ago

      Adam Reveal Yes, however I have a 2007 and it has been extremely reliable. I'm a college student and take my car to Crown Acura dealership to get all of the maintenance done. The dealership many be a little expensive, but it saves you money in the long run. This was my first car when I turned 17 years old back in 2013. Over the 4 years that I have obtained the car, I have had to perform timing belt service, transmission fluid every 30,000 miles, oil change every 4,000 miles. I did have to replace the motor mounts, because it was a factory recall. I would definitely recommend the 2007-2008 TL and you checking out www.consumerreports.com for more information. Hope this helped and if you have any more questions, please let me know.

  65. James Honeycutt

    James Honeycutt

    3 years ago

    I’m surprised your dashboard is still intact. Most including mine is cracked all over the place. I have a 06 TL Black

    • Neightrix Prime

      Neightrix Prime

      Year ago

      I wonder if a typical UV protectant would have prevented all those cracked dashboards. It's just a good idea if you're already washing a car, and not just TL's.

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      2 years ago

      I can definitely attest to that haha

    • Carlyle Tom

      Carlyle Tom

      2 years ago

      Acuras that have spent a lot of time in the southern states, are more prone to have cracking dashboards.

    • Michael Miller

      Michael Miller

      3 years ago

      any time! let me know if you think of any more questions!

    • James Myers

      James Myers

      3 years ago

      My dash have four cracks and transmission jumps a tad from first to second gear.. Only sometimes tho it's weird.

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