2003 TL, bought used last year, love the car (despite needing a new
transmission, as many do).
The standard tires are 205/60R16, and compared with my previous Pontiac
Grand Prix GT, which as 225's, I'm pretty sure I can feel the difference.
Granted, it's a different car, sits a little higher, just a tiny bit
narrower (as I recall) ... but I still miss the grip.
The owner's manual says that altering the slightest specification about
anything will bring certain destruction upon the vehicle. It claimes the TCS
system, for example, depends on nothing changing.
But a car-aficionado friend of mine says - with no more of a reference than
"I've read the magazines a lot and you hear it all the time" - that "Hondas"
are meant to be modified, and that's the reason a lot of people choose that
brand over some other.
And, the 2003 S-Type sported 215's - I would guess that the frames and
suspensions, etc., are about the same.
So - what about getting wider tires when it's time to replace them?
Charles T. Low
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