2003 Acura CL User Reviews

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    2003 Acura CL Review
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    55

    Great Car For Daily Driver And Also Fun Maker For A Weekends — i bought it for 13k with 45k miles. its 6 speed and i love it drove many cars and nowhere i can find so much room and also fun from driving. car is great but needs to be lowered what i already did with tein springs and tokico shocks. its amazing cruiser and whenever u want can put some other car into a shame. brakes could be better for that weight. also this car would be much better in RWD not FWD but limited slip diff helps alot. i tried a 1/4 mile race with nice 14.3 result. i put into shame couple of nice cars like RX8 s2000 wrx 330i g35. the best thing about this car is nobody expect that this car is so fast. stay away from auto transmision. sould of the VTEC is like habit u try once u are not gonna stop it. now i have 65k miles and im glad i ve bought this car. its comfortable. gas milage isnt to bad. on the highway i went for over 32 mpg on the cruise control 70mph. deff reccomend this car for people whos looking for a car which is gonna be somthing more that a thing to move from A to B

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: comfortable fast u will be suprised how hard it pulls .realiable

    Cons: FWD and brakes

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    2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S Review
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    25

    If You Can Find A 6-speed, Buy It. — LOTS of torque, V-TEC kicks around 5,500 RPM. But it has a nice smooth pull, unlike my GSR which was a swift kick in the pants at 6,800 RPM. The Type-S (silver) trim is nice with the ebony interior. Much better than the standard 'wood' trim package. BOSE system is ok for a stock set-up. Overall, great car - very quiet cruiser that screams when you get on the gas.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Not a car that you see every day.  And Acura only made 1,700 6-speeds.

    Cons: driving in rain/snow. (torque)

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    2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S Review
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    2003 Acura Cl-s (6spd-m) — Best car that I've ever owned. loaded with luxury comforts, smooth at highway speeds, quiet inside. Will do 100 with minimal effort, capable of130+. . 40mph to 80 happens in a flash. Mine is the 6speed manual. Only problems have occured because of faulty maintanance by Firestone. (never again). Only complaint: being front wheel drive the weight distribution is front-heavy. Therefore high speed handling /braking could be better. Front brakes only last about 30k due to the weight.

    Pros: Comfort, Acura build quality and reliability. Highway cruising is fun and relaxing.

    Cons: Weight distribution due to FWD. Avoid the automatic transmission in ALL V-6 Acuras from 01-03 CL and TL

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    2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S Review
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    Acura Cl Type-s — for 13,000 dollars the car is very nice and im glad i got it. the performance of the car is outstanding. The cost of ownership is actually very affordable. gas mileage is good. This car is wicked fun to drive because the power is there to use and it takes off when wanted to.

    Pros: very fast 6-speed car. comes stock with about 260-280 horsepower

    Cons: no negatives

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    2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S Review
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    Absolutely Awesome Car!!! — This is an absolutely great car!! I've owned it for almost 3 years now and have NEVER had a problem with it!! Acura really went all out when they designed this car, and it's a shame they stopped making them. I bought the car for $18,500 off the lot with only 30k miles, and it was absolutely flawless!! Some of my current modifications include: -Comptech Sport Icebox Cold Air Intake -Comptech Sport Headers -Greddy Evolution II Cat-back Exhaust -Unorthodox Racing 3-Piece Pulley Set -Eibach Pro Kit Dampers & Springs -Comptech Sport Titanium Strut Brace -Comptech Sport Sway Bars -Denso Iridium Spark Plugs -K&N Drop In Filter -Kaixen 8500K HID Bulbs -Clear Blinker Bulbs -20% Llumar Tint All around -Pioneer Avic-D2 Navi/DVD w/ Ipod Interface & Rear Camera -'07 TL-S Shift Knob -Passport Escort 8500 X-50 -18'' RonJon Servo's Wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza RE01R's

    Pros: Everything I've done to it!!

    Cons: The only bad thing I'd have to say about this car is it's brakes. Other than that, it's perfect!!

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    2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S Review
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    35

    I Love This Car. — Basically, it drives like a street-legal race car. It has that lovely hybrid auto/manual transmission and it's got some real get up and go to it (like, suddenly you're doing around 90 mph and have no idea how you got there so fast). Handles beautifully even though it's a really big car for a coupe. Not great gas mileage, but the aerodynamic build more than makes up for the CRV we also own. It turns heads, especially when I'm driving it as it's quite a masculine car and I don't think people expect to see a woman behind the wheel. Not bad for a last minute desperation find.

    Pros: This car is like something out of Star Trek crossed with the luxury of a top German sedan. There are too many bonuses  to list.

    Cons: Poor gas mileage and it needs a back seat cover on the passenger side, but other than that, I've no idea if there are any cons.

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    2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S Review
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    Simply Beautiful — a lovely car, very fast and smooth, excellent handling, very very stylish. turns quite a few heads. excellent vision at night because of the HID's that came from the factory. Bose 6 cd changer, sound is exceptionally good. The VTEC puts many cars to shame.

    Pros: everything about this car is good.

    Cons: could use better brakes. the car is too fast for the stock brakes.

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    2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S Review
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    It's An All In One: A Performance Luxury Sports Coupe — A Performance Luxury Sports Coupe I think the rest of everything explains what I would put in this box. (I'll hopefully be able to get some pics of my actual car up soon. But right now it's winter, and in Calgary, you can't keep it clean, no matter how hard you try.)

    Pros: Great Performance: you find yourself speeding way too early.  You wish speed limits were doubled.
    Lots of trunk space and room for 4.
    Great All-Rounder, as I said before

    Cons: Can't think of any.  You can fit anything in the trunk, and if not (for things like skis), you can put them through a hatch to stick into the the armrest of the backseat.  
    Front Wheel Drive (I would love it sooooooo much more if it were Rear Drive

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    2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S Review
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    Different — Love the car with all the goodies. Not too many CL-S' running around especially in this color and with the 6-speed and the 18" wheels.

    Pros: Hondareliability.

    Cons: Kind of bland styling.

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    2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S Review
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    Sleek And Sporty With Performance To Match. — great car to follow the lexus sc 400. Spacious back seat compared to cars of the same class.

    Pros: drives like a dream with great features. Great service from Acura.

    Cons: side mirrors blocked my view no matter what adjustments I made including seat adj. expensive to maintain and run.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    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

    1999 Acura CL Reviews

    Nice Car By migration_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

    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

    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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