Reader’s Ride: Daniel’s 2012 Acura TL

Odometer (Legend):  529,120


Odometer (ILX):  73,359



The ultimate in Touring Luxury, this is one TL that’s dressed to impress.

Having previously owned a Honda Accord coupe, Daniel knew he wanted to step things up a notch and get into the Acura game.  That’s why when he landed a promotion at work, the next logical step was to reward himself with a handsome new car.  Enter the Crystal Black Pearl 2012 TL.


Daniel’s TL was one of perhaps only a handful that were originally outfitted in “SHIELD” attire as part of a promotional campaign with the Avengers movie.  SHIELD = Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement Logistics Division.


Initially branded with a SHIELD sticker on the front doors, Daniel removed that but left the unique accessory wheels and OEM body kit.


With just 41,000 miles on the odometer, his car still looks and smells now.  The lip spoiler on the back window is a nice subtle upgrade.


Daniel and I took the TL to lunch and I must say, it was one smooth ride.  I especially enjoyed the ventilated seats.


The neighbors stopped by in their new Dodge Durango and asked if they could be part of the photoshoot.  Sorry, guys!


Here’s what the SHIELD TLs looked like in show form.

Thanks, Daniel, for sharing your passion for Acura!  Let’s get together again soon.

Hey, check out this awesome cross-country road trip in a BMW 5 series.  The thread is 7 pages long but if you’re like me, you’ll be addicted.  Thanks to my friend Lou for the link.

Around the Country in 80 Days


2 Responses to “Reader’s Ride: Daniel’s 2012 Acura TL”

  1. Those two look good together. I wish Marvel would have stayed with the Acuras through out their movies.

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