2003 Acura TL User Reviews

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conan007 writes:
2003 Acura TL 3.2TL Review
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5

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Style, power, handling.

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Sporty ride, not a luxury car.

conan007
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Great Overall Family Sports Sedan — Great handling, smooth power. great standard features. The ride is really sporty, and comfortable, but lacks the refinement of the rear-wheel drive competitors, such as BMW and Mercedes Benz. However, I highly recommend this car to anyone. It is simply a gorgeous, and sportier Honda Accord.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ramman05 writes:
2003 Acura TL 3.2TL Review
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4

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Great amount of horsepower and great ride quality

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Front wheel drive, should have gotten the S model.

Ramman05
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Great, Comfortable, Fast Car — I liked the feel of the car, the suspension was soft and ride quality was good. Wasn't a fan that it was a front wheel drive car but it handled nicely in the rain. The interior learther was soft and very comfortable. I'm a tall person and there was plenty of room in the rear seats.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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anawwar writes:
2003 Acura TL 3.2TL Review
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4

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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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kdt0824 writes:
2003 Acura TL S Review
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3

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Sporty and looks great, goes very fast and is fun to drive.

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very expensive to fix, had a lot of trouble, have had to replace just about everything on this car!

kdt0824
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Fun To Drive, Expensive To Maintain — I like the fact that it is a good looking car and is very fun to drive. I do not like that it is very expensive to maintain, if anything messes up you are looking at a few hundred dollars to fix minimum. Have put over 3,000 in the car since I purchased it 3 years ago! The car also requires premium gasoline so it just adds to the high costs of this vehicle.

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

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Brett writes:
2003 Acura TL S Review
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5

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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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cleangrrl777 writes:
2003 Acura TL 3.2TL Review
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4

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Power, easy handling, smooth quiet ride!

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High maintenance cost

cleangrrl777
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Reliable And Fun To Drive! — I've owned this car for 7 years and put over 120,000 miles on her! We've been all over the US on roadtrips and the smooth comfortable ride was worth the maintenance costs. Replaced the transmission at only 89K miles which was a bit shocking to me, but other than that I enjoyed this car!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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lisaweatherly writes:
2003 Acura TL 3.2TL Review
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5

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The leather seats in this model are as cozy as a couch.

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the gas mileage

lisaweatherly
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Great Condition For 10 Years Old — I just bought this car and it is in excellent shape for a vehicle 10 years old. It drives like a new car and the interior is surprisingly not outdated too much. Would like an outlet for an aux cord or Bluetooth, but it does have a cassete.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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swan5305 writes:
2003 Acura TL 3.2TL Review
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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.

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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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Samuel writes:
2003 Acura TL S w/ Navigation Review
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5

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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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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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