I think a lot of it has to do with the styling - I think its lines are extremely sharp, and the OEM body kit really complements the car. The last time I was down here visiting family in South Carolina the car had less than 500 miles on it, so I did not get a chance to really drive it, but even then I could not help but comment on how sharp the car looked. Now that I have had some time behind the wheel, I am impressed. I can forgive the FWD and automatic transmission because I never really considered the car a true "sports sedan," but it most certainly has extremely sporty pretensions regardless. The steering is a bit too overboosted for my tastes, but I like the way the car comports itself in a turn, and there doesn't not seem to be much torque steer under WOT. The engine is nice, if lacking a bit in the low-end torque department, the power delivery is smooth, and ample once the RPM hits 4000. I like the interior layout, and I find it nicely comfortable for my big frame. All in all, good stuff. Acura has built one hell of a sporty cruiser with this iteration of the TL. Pics after some light detailing, as the 3000 mile car needed little paint correction: Clay Vanilla Moose on finishing pad, PC set to 5 2 light coats of Pinnacle Souveran, hand applied/removed Were this my car, the only thing I would add would be a suitable set of wheels and coilovers. And that's it.