Back in May I did a post entitled “First Impressions.” I know that there was a lot of laughter at my expense. I started to look around at different vehicles and started to do a lot of research. I test drove a number of different cars and finally decided on what I wanted. The trouble is, is that I also have expensive taste. I knew a new car wasn’t a possibility for a while since we still needed to pay off the Subaru and there was no way we wanted to carry two car payments. Luckily, things worked out that we were able to pay off the Subaru early.
I started to get more diligent in my research and started the task of convincing my wife what I needed. M is one person that I never have to worry about spending a lot of money. She will pay for things that are nice, but that are practical. I, on the other hand, tend to be a little less practical. I contacted a couple of dealers and started the haggling process (which I rather enjoy) and got serious about the car. M finally relented after my constant talk of what I wanted. She was also bargaining with me as well.
Finally, last Saturday I finally got down to the price I was willing to pay and M and I went down to the dealer. I do have to thank my wonderful wife for putting up with me and letting me get what I wanted. She is not as impressed as I am with the car, but she still went along with it. So, I’m now introducing my new 2008 Acura TL Type-S.
The Type-S is the sport model that along with a number of other things has a 3.5liter V6 under the hood which puts out 286 horsepower. It has a stiffer suspension, bigger breaks, Type-s styling on the interior and exterior and more options than the standard TL. According to the car magazines it will do 0-60mph in 5.5 seconds and tops out at 150mph (governor regulated). It comes complete with voice activated calling through bluetooth and voice activated navigation. The more that I drive it, the more I love it.