Luxury For Cheap: 2006 Acura TL 6-Speed MT

Honda is known for its snick-snick smooth manual shifters — the S2000 is probably my favorite to use that doesn’t run through gates, and even the most basic 10 year old Civic has a properly tight shifter.  Oddly enough Honda continues this tradition with its Accord Coupe and even moving up market to their Acura line you’ll find a nice manual in the TSX, and even the big TL — but it isn’t some ladle in buffet tray of scrambled eggs feel you get from a GM front drive manual, it continues that snick-snick feel.  Find this 2004 Acura TL 6-Speed MT here on eBay offered for $9,895 or make-offer, located in East Rutherford, NJ.

The third generation TL was sold from 2004 through 2008 using a large number of shared components with the 7th generation Honda Accord.  MSRP started at around $33k before options, but you got one of the better front-drive luxury sedans ever built…and if you got the manual transmission it came with Brembo 4-piston calipers, stiff anti-roll bars, and sticky summer tires.

This TL is powered by a 3.2 liter version of Honda’s J-series engine, the JA32A3 which makes 258 horsepower and 233 ft-lbs of torque from its SOHC VTEC design.  The manual transmission version used a 6-speed manual gearbox with Torsen-type limited slip mated to the front wheels. 

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