Honda might not have produced the world’s first front-wheel-drive car (that is arguably the 1989 Victoria Combination by Société Parisienne) or even the most successful front-wheel-drive seller (that’d be the Toyota Camry) or the fastest front-wheel-drive racecar (that’d be the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo) but they did build the best front drive sport compact sedans of the 1990s starting with the surprisingly fast Honda Predule, followed by the Acura Integra, then the RSX, and finally what you see here…which is a 6-speed manual equipped Acura TL. Find this 2005 Acura TL offered for $5,490 in Winnetka, CA via craigslist.
There was a time when Acura was the go-to brand for Fast & Furious crowd looking for something cheap to modify…but sometime in the early 2000’s Acura abandoned its focus on light weight simplicity in exchange for complex slushbox powered boats…BUT today we’ve got something modern from Honda’s luxury brand that bucks the trend and […]
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 […]
The Renault 12 is a car you don’t see often on the American streets today, certainly not because they were detestable piles of crap that broke down, rusted and failed catastrophically; but actually because they were sold in limited numbers and collectors keep them in climate controlled garages away from the prying eyes of potential […]
The 2nd generation Acura TL was introduced in 2004 and for the first time Acura offered a six-speed manual gearbox on its premium large sedan. The hot rod Type S wasn’t available when the TL first launched but all buyers got the hotter J32A engine (from the first gen TL). Buyers could also get the […]