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2003 Acura TL Type-S FWDReview
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Great Stop Light Sleeper. — The trani issues are vin number specific. Get the right car and you have a ride that cruises at 85-90mph and 2250-2500 rpm. If it had a super charger, then I would drive it into the ground. Only other wish would be SH AWD and a refrigerated bourbon disperser, both items not offered on the 2003 tl s.

Pros: Tip tronic trani allows for fun and control. Smooth and powerful. Great used car for less than I could buy an accord, maxima, or G35.

Cons: Little heavy, but it is sport/luxury. needs 18" rims.

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2003 Acura TL 3.2 FWDReview
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2003 3.2 Tl-p — I think this car is okay but, rattles, squeaks and risk of tranny failure make me worried about owning it. This car has killer looks pretty good performance and a solid engine. So far I have owned the car for 6 years and 50k miles had no problems other than rattles.

Pros: killer looks, interior design, quality engine, bad weather handling

Cons: rattles, predisposed risk for tranny failure

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2003 Acura TL Type-S FWDReview
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Nice Suped Up Honda — It is nothing more than a really nice accord with a bigger engine. a nice package for the money but not a world class car at all, can't come close to a german car for fit, finish, handling...very tinny, plastic bumpers fell off twice. tranny went at 30K a/c went at 25K, plastic inside is cheap.

Pros: engine, price, price, price

Cons: cheap materials in and out, horrible service dept's

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Good Solid Product — Pleased with all aspects of the TL except perhaps the transmission. Ours went out at 66K, while out of warranty ACURA stepped up and paid for it. They initially offered only 50% however after I asked some "hard questions" about the associated recall for transmission cooling they relented and paid it all, some $5500 or so. Aside from the transmission we have had no issues with this vehicle.

Owner for 3 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

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2003 Acura TL 3.2 FWDReview
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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

Pros: Great amount of horsepower and great ride quality

Cons: Front wheel drive, should have gotten the S model.

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2003 Acura TL Type-S FWD Review
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vs2003 Nissan Maxima
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Looks/Style Ranked 2003 Nissan Maxima worse.
"The TL has sleek body lines and those amazing headlights that were truly ahead of its time. Acura also gave the Type S trim level some nicely appointed sporty features to put it over the top. The Maxima was a bit more boxy and therefore I gave the nod to the TL type S."
Front Seats Ranked 2003 Nissan Maxima better.
"The Maxima is a more comfortable vehicle for a family. The seats feel just a bit larger and a little softer when in good condition."
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Best car Ive ever owned. Trouble free.
vs2010 Lexus RX 350
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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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