2003 Acura TL User Reviews

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    Displaying 21 - 30 of 35 2003 Acura TL reviews.

    2003 Acura TL S w/ Navigation Review
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    55

    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.

    Pros: Fun car to drive.

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

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    2003 Acura TL S Review
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    45

    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.

    Pros: Plenty of power in reserve, yet delivers good everyday fuel mileage

    Cons: Wish this was rear wheel drive.

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    2003 Acura TL S Review
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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.

    Pros: Build quality and preformance

    Cons: take premium and fwd

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    2003 Acura TL 3.2TL w/ Navigation Review
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    '03 Acura Tl — The biggest problem with this car is that everyone has one. When I forget where I am parked in a parking lot I sometimes go up to a few other cars before I find mine. Aside from that, the interior is roomy and the navigation works very well. It is a dependable car.

    Pros: Dependable

    Cons: Too many of the same car on the road

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    2003 Acura TL S Review
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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

    Pros: safety, power, handling, style

    Cons: very easy to get carried away in

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    2003 Acura TL S Review
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    2003 Acura Tl Stype Aspec — The Acura TL S type with the A spec package is a very high quality sports-luxury sedan. It is a beautiful car from the factory and does not need much performance enhancing. The car is fun to drive, smooth from a stand still all the way to 130mph without hestitation. The design features classic luxury class features and fit and trim is perfect. The Acura line was developed as the "precision" line from Honda, the innovative leader in automobile technology. Most do not know the "A" badge is actually a symbol of "calipers" reflecting precision. Overall the performace is extremely high, the build quality is outstanding, the appearance is lovely, and just a great purchase. Acura prides itself on high reliability and repairs are minimal, mainly requiring normal maintenance. The cost of ownership is well worth such a fine automobile and I look forward to purchasing the next TL-S in addition to keeping this one.

    Pros: High performance, great build quality, excellent appearance, overall fun car to own.

    Cons: The normal high end cost of high performance autos.

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    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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    2003 Acura TL S Review
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    Fun Car — It has been a great car. Its not a performance machine, but it passes on the interstate well, handles cloverleafs better than expected, it is quiet, comfortable.

    Pros: Reliable, comfortable, decently quick,

    Cons: an expensive accord, no nav

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    2003 Acura TL S Review
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    Straight — Interior is nice, kinda plain for what it is. Black woodgrain looks sporty. good on gas until you dig into it.

    Pros: Fast stock 4 door

    Cons: Black leather is hot!

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    2003 Acura TL S Review
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    Best Bang For The Buck In 2003 — Really enjoy the car, though it is a bit noisy on other than smooth road surfaces. The acceleration and handling at quite nice for this size car. My only real complaint is that I'm on my 3rd Transmission, but all have been covered by Acura even though the warranty is over. The newer TL's are better in all aspects.

    Pros: Sporty, Comfortable, Stylish, Resale Value

    Cons: Transmission, Premium Gas Required, Road Noise

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2013 Acura TL Reviews

    Excellent Family Car By Wadech

    Very roomy cabin and cargo. Actually it looks like a BIG car even tho its rated mid-sized car. Navigation, bluetooth phone compatibility with voice controls and back camera for parking etc are very us... Read More

    Best In Class Luxury Sports Sedan - Great Awd! By TomGunn

    Like the appearance and styling, interior and performance, handling of this vehicle. Always been an Acura fan. The Navigation, tech package and voice activation and integration with other technology ... Read More

    2012 Acura TL Reviews

    Absolutely Beautiful Car By DBROWN7

    Overall the car is awesome. It is made for a family...very spacious. I felt that it is very safe and comfortable for my kids. This car is great quality and very appealing to the eye. It is great on ga... Read More

    Worth It By asnow326

    I'm a Honda fan through and through and where I could have purchased a brand new Honda Accord I felt that the styling of the Acura was well worth it. I am not fond of the 2013 and 2014 designs (the s... Read More

    2010 Acura TL Reviews

    Acura Tl 6 Speed Mt Sh-awd Is An Awesome Luxury Performance Sedan. By Mike_Anderson

    I love shifting this slick 6 speed manual transmission. Handling and braking is incredible. Smooth & powerful in a comfortable luxury package. Great family car. I am not a fan of Acura's controversi... Read More

    Reliable, Cost Efficient, And Fun To Drive By kutz1234

    Certified pre-owned. Drives great, looks great. Cars does well on gas usage. Has paddles shifters. This cars is very Reliable, cost efficient, and fun to drive. I love this car. It's a great sedan tha... Read More

    2009 Acura TL Reviews

    Beautiful To Look At But Power Is Lacking By jaykfromstatefarm

    I love this vehicle. It's beautiful to look at and has great features. However the power in this car as opposed to the car I had before was as different as night and day. My old car as FUN to drive an... Read More

    Very Stylish By RogerMaggio

    Acceleration is very sharp and the feel of the car is that I am in a much smaller sports car than a four door sedan. Very safe car and plenty of room for a family of five. Have never owned a car with ... Read More

    2008 Acura TL Reviews

    Stylish Sporty 4-door By GenesisTrack12

    There really isn't anything I don't like about this car, its sporty, stylish, and has 4 doors. The engine is easy to mod and it is very reliable. In my opinion, the 2008 Acura TL Type S is one of my f... Read More

    A Real Looker, Good Daily Driver, Nice Tech Upgrades Over Accord By philipjfry27

    I really enjoyed driving my TL, and when it got stolen (d**n you thieves!!!), I realized I wanted something easier on the gas mileage and got a Ford Fusion Hybrid. However, for the 2+ years I owned... Read More

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