2003 Acura TL User Reviews

2003 Acura TL Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 34 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 17 reviews
"power" 15 reviews
"handling" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"build quality" 5 reviews
CONS
"transmission" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"fwd" 2 reviews
"high cost" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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anawwar writes:
2003 Acura TL 3.2TL Review
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4

Pros

Beautiful styling, large interior, comfortable ride, well designed.

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Transmission problem at 145,000 km

anawwar
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Excellent All Around Car — Well built car that visited the dealer shop only for regular maintenance until this year ! After the 144,000 km service, incl. transmission flush I started noticing transmission problems and told it required replacement. Did anyone have a similar problem? Aside from that recent issue, that car offered good gas mileage (average 9 liters/100 km) and felt quite safe to drive even under adverse weather.

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Samuel writes:
2003 Acura TL S w/ Navigation Review
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Fun car to drive.

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Navigation system is a little slow compared to today's standards.

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I Love This Car! — Performance: Acceleration is good. Braking could use a bit more. Handling is good. Build Quality: Minor rattles after owning the car for 6 years. No repairs done so far. So for 6 years, it's done pretty well. Appearance: I love it. Cost of Ownership: I get close to 29 mpg, and I've only had to do the normal oil change maintenance so far. Fun Factor: Fun to drive, although steering radius could be better.

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swan5305 writes:
2003 Acura TL 3.2TL Review
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4

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Great car. Very reliable over a 10-year time period. No repairs needed. Like none. This car handles very well and the bucket seats wrap you in stability and comfort. Always fun to drive. Very good in snow.

Cons

None that I can think of.

swan5305
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Sporty Drive With A Very Comfortable Ride. — This car has been a joy. A surprise. My husband bought it as "his car", mainly driving to and from work. I have a Lexus RX model, and there are times when I prefer to take the Acura on road trips.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Loren writes:
2003 Acura TL S Review
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Plenty of power in reserve, yet delivers good everyday fuel mileage

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Wish this was rear wheel drive.

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260hp And 27mpg. Need I Say More? — I really like the TL-S. It accelerates with authority and still gets 27mpg running to work everyday (no highways!). The fit and finish is great. Exactly what you would expect from Honda. I have had no issues in 18 months which is impressive because it had 117k miles when I bought it. While I would have loved an Infiniti G35 for the RWD, the TL-S is great at less than half the price.

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Brett writes:
2003 Acura TL S Review
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Build quality and preformance

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take premium and fwd

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Gotta Love Imports — Build quality and performance good. 260 hp so its fast and since it is a type s it has a stiffer suspenstion and handles fairly well. Nice engine note and makes a good amount of noise when it revs. Redlines at i think 7300 rpm which is good and overal is fun to drive. Fwd and gas mileage are the only negatives.

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Matt writes:
2003 Acura TL S Review
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Quick, perfect size, handles extremely well

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Premium gas

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Awesome — By far the most reliable car I've ever had, replaced one headlight and the vapor canister other than that nothing beyond standard wearable items. Acura dealership has been awesome to work with, my next car will be another Acura for sure!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Vijai writes:
2003 Acura TL 3.2TL Review
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Silky smooth steering and fast enough. Great Audio. Brilliant Pearl White paint

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Heating & Cooling has a bug. Front Seats aren't supportive to the back

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Another Great Reliable Product From Honda — Performance - Good acceleration and braking, handling is ok Build Quality - My car is past 70k miles, No repairs, squeaks/rattles Appearance - interior is semi-out dated and exterior styling gives a bulky feel Cost of Ownership - gas mileage is ok - for a Honda product could be better, maintenance free! Fun Factor - is this car fun to drive? - Somewhat agree

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gurpreet writes:
2003 Acura TL 3.2TL Review
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Acceleration

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Nothing

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The Best Car For The Price Tag... — The care is very driver oriented and gives you a thrill. Nothing compares to Japanese quality!!! Acuras have excellent build quality and their customer service is awesome. As far gas mileage is concerned, it gives me approx. 27miles/gallon... Not bad, I guess for a 3.2L V6.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ricky writes:
2003 Acura TL S Review
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safety, power, handling, style

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very easy to get carried away in

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Impossible Not To Love — its not a racecar, but it will outrun most of anything you see on the road. acceleration is good and it handles great. it also has a great exhaust note that gets attention. the quality was outstanding the entire time i owned the car ( it was totalled head on in 2008) and there was nothing to my knowledge that was starting to crap out on me. the car isnt the most beautiful thing on the road, but it has that luxurious look you can expect from an Acura. the interior couldnt be more perfect though, from the guages to the leather seats to the cool cup holders (that passengers love to play with). maintenance wasnt bad, but gas mileage could have been better (about 18) and premium is recommended. this car is also incredibly safe. i was in a head on collision with a pickup and i survived thanks to this car. im getting another one as soon as i get the money

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Mehul writes:
2003 Acura TL 3.2TL Review
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2003 Acura 3.2 — The car has an amazing ride to it. Very smooth. I think it needs a little more power, but overall a great car.

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