It wasn't too long ago that I informed you of a close friend of mine that was battling over a new car he was going to acquire.
It came down to several options but it essentially boiled down to a simple philosophical argument:
BMW or GM?
It was between a BMW 3-Series xDrive coupe, a Chevrolet Camaro SS or a Chevrolet Corvette (C6).
Well, I forgot one major part of this equation: He is a HUGE Acura fan. He's owned a 1993 Legend, a 1997 TL and a last-gen TL Type S. When he raised picking up another last-gen TL Type S and asked me about my thoughts we both agreed on some things.
1) It's easily the best looking Acura product produced and will stand the test of time from a design perspective.
2) It would be REALLY cool if he could find a six-speed manual as they are pretty hard to come by AND Honda makes great do-it-yourself 'boxes.
Let me put it this way, my buddy loves a challenge.
So when I got the phone call that he booked his flight to Atlanta to snap the car up, I wasn't surprised. He found a lovely 2008 TL Type S with a standard transmission, coilovers, a cold-air intake and a J-pipe — possibly other mods I am forgetting/missing.
Tonight I went out in it for the first time and I have to say it was a brilliant purchase.
Undoubtedly he picked up what is likely to be one of the great Acuras of our time given the way things are progressing as of late.
That said, what are your thoughts, Spies?