2003 Acura TL Overview

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2003 Acura TL Overview

In its last year before the '04 remodelling, the 2003 Acura TL presents a solid and comfortable domestic midsize sedan. The main change for '03 comes in the trims equipped with a navigation system: OnStar now comes standard. Otherwise, the 2003 TL stays pretty much the same in the wake of the introduction of the Type S trims in 2002. You can choose from 4 trims: 3.2 TL, 3.2 TL with navigation, Type S, and Type S with navigation.

So what distinguishes the 3.2 TL from the Type S? One word: horsepower. The 3.2 TL has a 3.2 L, 225 hp V6 while the Type S upgrades the powertrain to a 3.2 L, 260 hp V6 model. All 4 trims have 5 speed automatic transmission, 4 doors, and room for 5 passengers. Gas mileage comes out to 19 mpg in the city, 29 on the highway.

Overall, drivers appreciate the TL as a solid domestic midsize sedan. The extensive standard equipment and capable powertrain get the job done. However, the interior could use better materials and style. In any event, the TL got a re-design in 2004, fixing some of the shortcomings and bridging the gap with the foreign competition.

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    kd0568
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    2003 Acura Shaking At Highway Speed Under 2000 Rpm

    Here are the symptoms. My car's engine shook at highway speed (greater than 45 MPH) when I was on a D5 drive. I was afraid to go faster than 45 MPH on D5 gear because the engine would shake violentl...

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    crazyman973
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    Found A Nice Acura On Craigslist, Need Opinions

    So I found a 2003 Acura TL type S with 31k original miles selling for $9500. Now I am already well aware that that year has problems with transmission, but would it be worth it with such low miles...

    34 views with 2 answers (last answer 6 months ago)
    Lariah Randle
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    2003 Acura Tl S Type

    My car won't start the engine won't turn over but I also didn't have oil in it but all the lights still come on and I tried to jump it twice what's else could be wrong

    14 views with 2 answers (last answer 7 months ago)
    Treyreal
    10

    Car Won't Start

    What is wrong with my 2003 Acura tl, I tried to start it and it cranks up but just won't turn over, we checked the battery, starter, altinator and those things aren't the problem...

    41 views with 3 answers (last answer 7 months ago)
    Katie Massingill
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    Car Won't Crank

    I have a 2003 acura tl for some reason it won't crank when I turn the key it clicks but doesn't start up all the lights come on and work fine just won't start could it be the relay fuse to the star...

    30 views with 3 answers (last answer 8 months ago)