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Vehicle 2005 Acura TL 5-Spd AT w/ Navigation System 2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 5AT
105,000-Miles Extended Service Interval For Tune-Up Yes No
12-Volt Battery Yes No
12v power outlet: cargo No Yes
17-mm Rear Stabilizer Bar Yes No
25.4-mm Front Stabilizer Bar Yes No
2771 cc 2.8 liters V 6 front engine with 82.5 mm bore, 86.4 mm stroke, 10.6 compression ratio, double overhead cam, variable valve timing/camshaft and five valves per cylinder No Yes
2 Front Cupholders and 2 Rear Cupholders, 4 Cupholders Total Yes No
2 Front Power Outlets Yes No
2-Memory Adjustments For Driver Side Include Exterior Rearview Mirrors, Driver Seat, Automatic Climate Control, Power Door Locks, Selective Unlocking and Delayed Courtesy Light Yes No
3.2-Liter VTEC(TM), 60-Degree V6, 24-Valve, SOHC, MPFI Engine; Front/Transverse Mounted With Horsepower Of 270@6200, Torque Of 238@5000, Alloy Block and Alloy Cylinder Heads Yes No
3-point reel rear seat belts on driver side with pre-tensioners , 3-point reel rear seat belts on passenger side with pre-tensioners , 3-point reel rear seat belts on center side No Yes
3-Point Seatbelts In All Seating Positions Yes No
4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes Yes No
62 liter 16.4 gallon main premium unleaded fuel tank No Yes
Acura/ELS Surround(TM) AM/FM Radio With 225-Watts and 8 Speakers Total; Cassette Player With Dolby(R) Noise Reduction; 6-Disc CD Changer Integrated With Radio; DVD Audio Player With DTS(R); XM Satellite Radio (XM Satellite Radio N/A In Alaska or Hawaii and Is Provided On A 90-Day Free-Trial Basis Upon Vehicle Purchase) Yes No
Acura Navigation System With Voice Recognition(TM) GPS and DVD Navigation Aid With Touch Screen and Exterior Antenna Yes No
Adaptive Automatic Transmission Yes No
Air conditioning No Yes
Alloy Wheels, 17-In. X 8-In. Yes No
Anticorrosion warranty: duration (months): 144 or distance (miles): unlimited, distance (km): unlimited No Yes
Audio anti-theft protection: code No Yes
Automatic Climate Control Yes No
Automatic drive indicator on dashboard No Yes
Automatic five-speed transmission with mode select, lock-up, electronic control, manual mode and shift lever on floor No Yes
Automatic Headlights With Automatic Off and Time Delay Yes No
Automatic Locking Retractors Yes No
Battery Saver Yes No
Body color front and rear bumpers No Yes
Body side molding No Yes
Bucket driver and passenger seat with height adjustment, lumbar adjustment and - adjustments No Yes
Cargo area light No Yes
Cargo Area Tiedown Hooks Yes No
Cargo capacity: all seats in place (liters): 425 and all seats in place (cu ft): 15 No Yes
Cargo Net Yes No
Carpet Located In Passenger Cabin and Cargo Area Yes No
Child Safety Door Locks Located On Rear Doors Yes No
Chrome/bright trim around side windows, on side of body and on bumpers No Yes
Clock No Yes
Coefficient of drag: 0.27 No Yes
Coinholder Yes No
Compact Spare Tire Yes No
Computer with average speed, average fuel consumption, instantaneous fuel consumption and range for remaining fuel No Yes
Cruise control No Yes
Cruise Control Yes No
Day time running lights No Yes
Delayed Courtesy Light Yes No
Delayed/fade courtesy lights No Yes
Delayed Power Retention Operates Windows and Moonroof For Up To 10-Minutes Yes No
Digital Clock Yes No
Door ajar warning No Yes
Door entry light No Yes
Door pockets/bins for driver seat and passenger seat No Yes
Drive-By-Wire Throttle System(TM) Drive-By-Wire Control For Throttle Yes No
Driver Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment Yes No
Driver and passenger front airbag No Yes
Driver and passenger power heated partial-painted door mirrors No Yes
Dual Body Color Power Adjustable Folding Heated Automatic Tilt-Down Exterior Rearview Mirrors With Driver Memory Yes No
Dual Illuminated Vanity Mirrors Yes No
Eight speakers No Yes
Electrochromic Interior Rearview Mirror Yes No
Electronic Brake Assistance Yes No
Electronic Brake Force Distribution Yes No
Electronic traction control via ABS & engine management No Yes
Emergency Fuel Shut-Off Device Yes No
Emission control level FED No Yes
Exterior Temperature Gauge Yes No
External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4704, overall length (inches): 185.2, overall width (mm): 1745, overall width (inches): 68.7, overall height (mm): 1463, overall height (inches): 57.6, wheelbase (mm): 2703, wheelbase (inches): 106.4, front track (mm): 1514, front track (inches): 59.6, rear track (mm): 1514, rear track (inches): 59.6, curb to curb turning circle (mm): 11400 and curb to curb turning circle (feet): 37.4 No Yes
External temperature No Yes
Fixed delivery charges: 550 No Yes
Floor covering: carpet in load area No Yes
Floor mats No Yes
Four disc brakes including two ventilated discs No Yes
Four-door sedan body style No Yes
Four-wheel ABS No Yes
Front Air Dam Yes No
Front and rear ashtray No Yes
Front and Rear Body Color 5-MPH Impact Absorbing Bumpers Yes No
Front and Rear Crumple Zones Yes No
Front and Rear Dual Map Lights Yes No
Front and rear reading lights No Yes
Front and rear roof airbag No Yes
Front and rear steel wheels with 15 inch rim diam, 6 inch rim width and full wheel covers No Yes
Front and rear tires with 195 mm tire width, 65% tire profile and H tire rating No Yes
Front Carpeted Floor Mats Yes No
Front Door Mounted Storage Yes No
Front Driver Side Power Lumbar Support Yes No
Front Dual Heated Sport Bucket Seats With 2 Settings, Manually Adjustable Headrests, Driver Power Adjustable Seat Height and 2-Position Driver Power Memory Yes No
Front Dual Seatback Storage Pockets Yes No
Front Dual Seatbelt Height Adjusters Yes No
Front Dual Sunvisors Yes No
Front fog lights No Yes
Front Foglights Yes No
Front Power 300-mm X 28-mm Ventilated Disc and Rear Power 282-mm X 9-mm Solid Disc Brakes Yes No
Front Power Driver Seat Adjusts 8 Ways Total Yes No
Front Power Passenger Seat Adjusts 4 Ways Total Yes No
Front power windows with two one-touch , rear power windows No Yes
Front Pretensioners With Force Limiters Yes No
Front seat back storage No Yes
Front seat center armrest No Yes
Front seats and rear seats cup holders No Yes
Front seats cigar lighter No Yes
Front side airbag No Yes
Front Side Airbags Yes No
Front-wheel drive No Yes
Fuel economy EPA highway (l/100km): 8.7, EPA highway (mpg): 27, EPA city (l/100km): 11.8 and EPA city (mpg): 20 No Yes
Full car warranty: duration (months): 48 or distance (miles): 50000, distance (km): 80467 No Yes
Full dashboard console , full floor console with covered storage box No Yes
Fullsize steel rim internal spare wheel No Yes
Gloss paint , black paint , metallic paint , pearl paint No Yes
Green Tinted Glass Yes No
HandsFreeLink(TM) Wireless Communication Access For Bluetooth(R) Enable Devices Yes No
Height adjustable 3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat and passenger seat with pre-tensioners No Yes
HomeLink(R) 3-Function Universal Garage Door Opener Yes No
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror No Yes
Illuminated entry system No Yes
Immobilizer No Yes
Independent Double Wishbone Front Suspension With Coil Springs, Gas Shock Absorbers, Performance Ride Type and Shock Tower Brace Yes No
Independent Multi-Link Double Wishbone Rear Suspension With Coil Springs, Gas Shock Absorbers and Performance Ride Type Yes No
In-Glass Radio Antenna Yes No
Interior Particle and Pollen Air Filter Yes No
Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 1008, front headroom (inches): 39.7, rear headroom (mm): 960, rear headroom (inches): 37.8, front hip room (mm): 1466, front hip room (inches): 57.7, rear hip room (mm): 1440, rear hip room (inches): 56.7, front leg room (mm): 1054, front leg room (inches): 41.5, rear leg room (mm): 897, rear leg room (inches): 35.3, front shoulder room (mm): 1417, front shoulder room (inches): 55.8, rear shoulder room (mm): 1387, rear shoulder room (inches): 54.6, interior volume (liters): 2690 and interior volume (cu ft): 95 No Yes
L A T C H Yes No
Leather Located On Shift Knob and Doors Yes No
Leather Steering Wheel Yes No
Load restraint hooks No Yes
Lockable Glovebox Yes No
Lockable glove compartment No Yes
Low Beam and High Beam Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlights Yes No
Lower Console Storage Located On Floor With Armrest Yes No
Low fuel level warning No Yes
Low washer fluid level warning No Yes
Luxury trim wood/woodgrain on gearknob, wood/woodgrain on doors and wood/woodgrain on dashboard No Yes
Maintenance Interval Indicator For Oil, Transmission and Tire Rotation Yes No
Manufacturer's own audio system with AM/FM radio, CD player and cassette No Yes
Metallic Paint (If Selected) Yes No
Multi-Function Remote Operates Door Lock/Unlock, Anti-Theft, Power Windows, Selective Unlocking, Moonroof and Panic Alarm Yes No
Multi-link front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs , torsion beam rear suspension semi-independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs No Yes
Multi-point injection fuel system No Yes
Panic Alarm Yes No
Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor Yes No
Passenger Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment Yes No
Perforated Leather Seats Yes No
Perimeter Lighting Yes No
Peripheral anti-theft protection No Yes
Plastic steering wheel with tilt adjustment and telescopic adjustment No Yes
Power: 142 kW , 190 HP SAE @ 6000 rpm; 206 ft lb , 280 Nm @ 3200 rpm No Yes
Power Door Locks With Automatic Locking Yes No
Power steering No Yes
Power Tilt and Slide Moonroof Yes No
Powertrain warranty: duration (months): 60 or distance (miles): 60000, distance (km): 96561 No Yes
Power Window Lockout Yes No
Power Windows With Front Dual One-Touch Up, One-Touch Down and Pinch Protection Yes No
Premium unleaded fuel No Yes
Programmable Keyless Entry Operated Via Key Fob Yes No
Projector beam lens halogen bulb headlights No Yes
Radio Anti-Theft Yes No
Rear 3-Point Center Seatbelt Yes No
Rear Bench Seat With Headrests and Fold-Down Center Armrest Yes No
Rear Carpeted Floor Mats Yes No
Rear HVAC Ducts Yes No
Rear Power Outlet Yes No
Rear seat center armrest No Yes
Rear Seat HVAC Controls Yes No
Rear Seat Pass-Through Yes No
Rear view mirror No Yes
Rear Window Defroster Yes No
Rear window with defogger No Yes
Remote control remote trunk/hatch release No Yes
Remote Decklid Release Located Inside Vehicle and On Multi-Function Remote Yes No
Remote Fuel Door Release Yes No
Remote fuel filler door release No Yes
Remote power locks includes power windows No Yes
Road-side assistance warranty: duration (months): 48 or distance (miles): 50000, distance (km): 80467 No Yes
Roof antenna No Yes
SBRP235/45R17 93W, Bridgestone All-Season Tires Yes No
Seating: five seats No Yes
Selective Unlocking Yes No
Separate Driver/Front Passenger Climate Controls Yes No
Sequential Sportshift(TM) 5-Speed Adaptive Manually Interactive Automatic Transmission With Overdrive Yes No
Sequential Sportshift(TM) Manually Interactive Transmission Yes No
Side Guard Door Beams Yes No
Side Head Curtain Airbags Located In Headliner Yes No
Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers Yes No
Steering Wheel Mounted Controls For Audio, Air Conditioning, Navigation System, Cruise Control and Phone Yes No
Subwoofer Yes No
Sunshade Located On Moonroof Yes No
Tachometer Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column Yes No
Thinsulite(TM) Insulation Yes No
Three asymmetrical bench front facing rear seats with zero adjustments No Yes
Tilt Steering Column Yes No
Tinted glass on cabin No Yes
Torque Sensing Power Rack and Pinion Variable Assisted Steering Yes No
Traction Control Yes No
Trim level: GLS No Yes
Trip Computer With Average Speed, Average Fuel Consumption, Miles To Empty, Stop Watch and Trip Odometer Yes No
Trunk Anti-Trap Device Yes No
Trunk Light Yes No
Two height adjustable head restraints on front seats , three height adjustable head restraints on rear seats No Yes
Upgraded cloth/velour seat upholstery with additional upgraded cloth/velour No Yes
Valet Lockout Yes No
Vehicle Anti-Lockout Yes No
Vehicle Anti-Theft Via Engine Immobilizer and Alarm Yes No
Ventilation system with recirculation setting and micro filter No Yes
Voice Recognition(TM) Voice Activated Controls For Air Conditioning, Radio and Navigation System Yes No
VSA(R) Vehicle Stability Control System Operated Via Engine Power Reduction, ABS and Traction Control Measures Yaw Rate and Lateral Acceleration Yes No
Weights: curb weight (kg) 1547 and curb weight (lbs) 3411 No Yes
Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe No Yes






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