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Old 11-25-2008, 08:49 PM   #1
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Default R&T: 2009 TL SH-AWD runs 0-60 in 6.3 seconds

The January 2009 issue of Road & Track magazine has a full road test of the 2009 Acura TL SH-AWD. Here is a summary:

MSRP: $43,995
Weight: 3,955 pounds
0-60: 6.3 seconds
0-100: 15.7 seconds
1/4 mile: 14.8 seconds @ 96.7 mph
60-0: 117 feet
Skidpad: .91g
Slalom: 67.4 mph
Mileage: 18 mpg

Article source: http://www.roadandtrack.com/article....rticle_id=7232

Data panel: http://www.roadandtrack.com/assets/d...acuraTL_dp.pdf
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:54 PM   #2
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Piggy. Not bad skidpad. Mileage is poor for the performance
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:57 PM   #3
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awaiting stick shift..
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:04 PM   #4
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That car has nice interior but porky; I don't know Why the huge dimensions.
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:45 PM   #5
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I drove a tl type s from a couple years ago. Interior was amazing. Felt like a fighter jet. It handled like a lowfat pig as well
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:16 PM   #6
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too bad it's fugly
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:29 PM   #7
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$44k base?... no thanks. i will take the CTS or G8 GT for $10k less instead.
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:52 PM   #8
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awaiting stick shift..
+1 and the S model which IIRC is supposed to have another 20-30hp BUT for how much will be the question. It'd be hard to pick this over a 335 or the next LGT.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:18 PM   #9
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Wow, it's almost as fast as a Camry!
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:38 PM   #10
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Drove one today finally... on my short list for sure. The interior is top notch!! Hmmm ... TL AWD or Genesis V8.
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:11 AM   #11
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Drove one today finally... on my short list for sure. The interior is top notch!! Hmmm ... TL AWD or Genesis V8.
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