Man’s Sedan – The TL-S

The Balancing Act

I’m still trying to figure out what TL stands for? It definitely is not for Totally Lame, because the Acura TL-S falls in the category of a Man’s Sedan. That’s not to say that women will not like it, but only to say that men will and do.

Acura is the Luxury division of Honda just in case you were wondering, and the TL-S is what you get when you take a Honda Accord and put it on steroids. This car balances performance, luxury and style much like a Tight Rope Acrobat at a Circus without a safety net. The whole time you’re thinking why, is that safe, or is he crazy? But the truth is when it is all said and done, Acura gets across the rope and the whole event is unforgettable.

The body is beautifully refined with smooth curves and a body lines similar to ones that you would find in a BMW. The standard TL comes equipped with a 3.2 L V-6 engine that puts out 258 HP with Honda’s clever VTEC system and is priced at $33,725 to start. Not to shabby, you know, if money was a concern.

But since I’m dreaming and I don’t like telling my wife that there is an option for less horsepower, let’s look a the TL-S. First off this comes with a few different options such as a 5-speed automatic, if your the sensible type or a 6-speed manual trans, if your the enthusiast type like me. Six gears, six times the fun, right? Both options of the TL-S are equipped with the 3.5 L V-6 engine (also equipped with VTEC) that produces a whopping 286 HP all for $38,225. The more horsepower, the better. Don’t ask why? It just always is! The price is the same with an automatic transmission or manual and there is a $200 extra option for performance tires.

Now there is one thing I don’t like about Tight Rope Walkers, well several because they work for the Circus, but one main huge reason. Spandex, tight pants, you know, tights. Well as it happens there is one thing that I am not terribly keen for on the TL-S and it just won’t be of my personality if I didn’t mention it. It is front wheel drive (cue the dramatic music). But honestly, I really don’t think that it will hinder the enjoyment of driving the car… Yeah, I’m going to leave it at that until I actually get to drive one.

To sum up, it is a great car that your girl will like. Oh, right “The Man’s Sedan”. The TL-S has the power, comfort and looks that will get your friends talking and make them jealous. It will have the similar affect of a stealth fighter by flying low and attacking quick to put the shock and shame to all guys everywhere. I humbly induct it into Man Sedan grouping, club or whatever it is.


#1 Vance on 01.10.08 at 10:47 am

those are some wicked-sweet wheels. and the car isnt bad either.

#2 hotrodhandgrenade on 01.28.08 at 5:27 pm

TL means Touring Luxury
and the S means sport
so i gues its a Touring Luxury Sport
thats alot going on with this car

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