2003 Acura CL User Reviews

2003 Acura CL Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 21 reviews

  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 7 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"seat" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"brakes" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Review
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3

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made in japan

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trans issues

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Still Liking It — its old. but it takes me places no problem. tranny started to be a little jumpy but its still ok. not worth fixing it since its old. maybe a newer car soon, who knows. Whenever it breaks dwn i guess.

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AssuranceAuto writes:
2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S Review
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5

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Amazing pick up speed. immediately fell in love  by its spirited performance, good handling and comfort for long drives.

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Sport Seats not too comfortable for big guys

AssuranceAuto
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Absolutely Amazing Car!!! — I have owned 3 Acura TL's always wanted the CL and For a 2 door coupe, there is lot of room, plenty of cargo space, great performance with the type s,Sport-shift transmission. great handling, Very reliable car, Very low maintenance costs built to last a long time and to be put a lot of miles on it. I really love the power it has along with the handling and the Bose sound system with 6 CD... The exterior’s styling has a more aggressive look, the interiors have been enhanced with rich leather sporty seats. interior very clean and sharp looking.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jhenry4x writes:
2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S Review
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Easily accessible power with manual transmission, fun to drive, impeccable reliability

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Lack of folding rear seats limits cargo capacity, rear seat accessibility limited (but that's the nature of a coupe).

jhenry4x
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Excellent Gt Coupe...acura Needs To Revive This Model — Excellent long range cruiser, that is both fast and comfortable. Willing to take on twisty roads while still maintaining all day comfort. Excellent reliability and good mileage for a 10yr old sports coupe. Will still run with many $40k cars of the day.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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tommcapp writes:
2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S Review
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4

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Very reliable and sporty car with plenty of power and it even get 32 MPG on the highway.

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More of a sporty car than a family car of course but there is still room for two adults in the back seat.

tommcapp
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A Beauty! — I really love the power it has along with the handling. Very low maintenance costs and a super reliable car. Built to put a lot of miles on, these Acura's last forever. The Bose sound system with 6 CD changer really rocks.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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magicmotors writes:
2003 Acura CL 3.2 Review
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4

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nice sporty car

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not a family car

magicmotors
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Nice Sporty Car — very, Very nice car. I would recommend this car to you if you like fast,small,sports cars. I wouldn't recommend this car for you if you have a big family. Your family has to be the greatest of 4.

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Marco writes:
2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S Review
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5

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1 out of 2700.

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Torque steer , even with LSD. (I have the 6 speed)

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Perfect Everyday Car For A Person That Actually Likes To Drive. — Simply the best car ive ever owned, power when you need it , fuel economy when you want it. It is a well balanced sporty luxury couple. This is my second CL-S so I know what to expect. No out of the ordinary problems so far. Nice to drive something you dont see everyday.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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colinmcknight3 writes:
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fast, powerful, quick.

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gas milage

colinmcknight3
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Great Car — like: speed and sportyness of the coupe dislike: gas milage and body look. Exhaust system sounds great and the Xeon Aftermarket lights are extremly bright (white). Also the Bose suround sound stereo system sounds amazing and the bas that comes with it is very good.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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mlord62 writes:
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5

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Very nimble, handles very well and fun as hell to drive. Great acceleration. Styling is a work of art.

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Sun-roof controls should be up by roof but are to the left of the steering wheel. Car is not as quiet as I would expect especially at high speeds.

mlord62
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Best Looking Acura Made. — For a mid sized 2 door car there is lot of room, the trunk is very large and the seats are extremely comfortable. I really like the DVD based navigation and I have the very rare 6 speed manual in mine so it's like a race car to me. So far my only gripes are minor such as the fact that the On-star system that came in the car does not work and cannot be made to work because they used analog hardware that cannot be updated. Also, I don't care for the mirror that tilts down by itself when backing up.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ttran1010 writes:
2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S Review
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5

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Still runs great and maintain it's power

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2 door vehicle

ttran1010
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Red Beauty — This Red Beauty still runs beautifully and has great performance. It still maintains a slick clean look. I enjoy driving my Acura CL type S, the extra Horse power gives it that extra punch. This 2003 CL is the last two door vehicle besides the NSX that Acura manufactured. It is definitely a great car and am disappointed that there is no longer a two door Acura.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alko writes:
2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S Review
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Fun to drive fast

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Front drive

Alko
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Classy Upscale Stealthy Fun — Best interior layout of any coupe. Low dash, big glass, low beltline. Great performance if you keep it in high revs. Tight handling for a front drive, yet nice, quiet ride. Excellent mpg, build and reliability, no repairs in 8 years. A beast in snow with all season performance tires. Best Honda product ever.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 Acura CL Reviews

2002 Acura Cl Type S By HBreck

Owned from May 2005 through February 2007. Good power, so-so fuel economy, ok handling, but the handling suffered by comparison to my previous car, a 1997 Honda Prelude. Heavy for a coupe, and somewha... Read More

Proud Of Owning One! By xakeo

Love it! Style-wise still one of the best looking cars out there even 9 years later. Very reliable car, built to last a long time. Wish it was four door at this point in time! Very easy to maintain an... Read More

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2001 Acura CL Reviews

Fantastic By hopair

I use this car for daily driving. Very responsive and agile. I avg. 24 mpg in suburban and 30 mpg. hgwy. I can drive this as an average or spirited driver and am never disappointed. 270 hp is ... Read More

My Best Friend By Maxamillius

This car was my first car. Never gave me many problems except for the cylinders misfiring. when it isn't jerking, it drives very smoothly and is overall comfortable. i have been through snow, water, h... Read More

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1999 Acura CL Reviews

Nice Car By bigjoetwo2

I love this car but look out for the bad trany will cost you . but the power is good but no race winner but for a poor man one nice car you have to look for parts in the yards to save Read More

Good Student Car By CraigV

I bought this car for my 16 yr old son. Wanted something reliable, somewhat sporty, and with a manual transmission. He drove it for over 3 years and had very few problems with it (rear brake calipers,... Read More

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1998 Acura CL Reviews

1998 Acura Cl 3.2l By emeccaauto1

This car is pretty fun to drive with a 5 speed manual. Reliability? This car wrote the book on it. Which is what every Honda/Acura has come to know and love. It has 167k miles and runs like new, no ma... Read More

Great Car With One Fatal Flaw By clintonics

I love this little car, it was cheap but performs very well and is very comfortable with leather heated seats power everything, a Bose sound system, a sunroof and a great ride. The car is incredib... Read More

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1997 Acura CL Reviews

I Really Loved This Car! By khenn151

Overall, a fantastic car. It was my first car and it outlasted all of my friends' newer first cars. The acceleration, braking, and handling were great. I felt comfortable driving in the slush and s... Read More

Cute Sports Car That Drives Very Well By MsLake

I like the style & I find the car comfortable. This car has a manual transmission which gives more control driving & manual transmissions are great on gas. Very sporty car & it drives like a dream. C... Read More

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