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2003 Acura CL

Acura CL Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.2 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 260 hp @ 6100 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 0/0 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2003 Acura CL

  • If you are looking for a luxury coupe for about $30,000, you'll be hard-pressed to find anything better.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful V6 engines, lavish standard features list, comfortable cabin, great value.

  • Cons

    Average interior materials, lacks the panache of some competing luxury coupes.

  • What's New for 2003

    Acura has made a number of changes on its already highly competent luxury sport coupe. The biggest news is the availability of a six-speed manual transmission on the Type-S trim. If that doesn't interest you, there's certainly more. On the outside, the CL gains new wheels, updated headlights and taillights, a revised grille and new exhaust tips. Inside, Acura has added LATCH child safety seat attachments, a dual-stage and dual-threshold driver's front airbag and an auto-up driver's window. Cars with the optional navigation system also gain OnStar, the vehicle communications service.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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I like my acura

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Vehicle: 2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

HAVING HAD A HAND OPERATION MY MILES ARE LOW BUT THAT IS ABOUT TO CHANGE ALL SYSTEMS GO HAND DOING FINE THE CAR ITSELF IS FUN AND GOOD LOOKING




Bmwho?

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Vehicle: 2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

This car has been nothing but a joy since the first day I picked it up at the dealership. The overall performance out of the 3.2 liter V6 is more than adequate for daily driving. The interior is laid out perfectly in my opinion with all the instruments in easy reach of the driver. Navigation with Onstar is great. For me the Five-speed automatic shifts perfectly by itself and when I feel the need to drop from 5th to 3rd on the highway, the Sport Shift option works great. Torque steer is minor. Overall you wont find all of these features anywhere for this price.




2001 acura cl-s

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Vehicle: 2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

A beautiful car inside and out. Very comfortable for two, back seat not for anyone over 5'10" or over 50 years old. It's not as difficult as most two door coupes of it's size to get into and out of the rear seats because of the automatic drive of the front seats to the full forward position. My 63 year old mother would tell you differently, however. As for performance, it's got a very strong pull starting at around 3800 rpm and doesn't let up till the redline. And that exhaust tone is beautiful when pushed. I'd like to have a more control of the steptronic tranny in first gear. Interior materials are excellent in my opinion.




Price-performance ratio gets no better

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Vehicle: 2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

A $30,000 car with the luxury and features of a vehicle far more expensive. The CL has enough power to make extended highway driving as much of a breeze as peeling away from stoplights, but sacrifices not an ounce of driver comfort for that performance. From the heated leather seats to the (admittedly gimmicky) shiftable autotransmission, this car as all about giving you that in-command feeling, at a price you can actually afford.




More luxury than sports in

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Vehicle: 2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

this was my first car, and im very very happy with it...for now. its a great luxury car with an enourmous power band, but only in the lower gears. your gonna have to downshift to get any acceleration, but when you do downshift, its there. the handling nowhere near matches the power though. its all but non-existant. for a japense car, the price your paying, and the fact that luxury comes first in its name, you cant expect much. although its not horrible, it cant match BMW or anything else in its price range. but you can tell how they cram in so many options as standard equipment, by cutting back in certain places.




3.2cl type s--wonderful vehicle

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Vehicle: 2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

The vehicle has extremely comfortable seats and has a reasonably quiet interior. The interior is put together quite well with very few rattles or squeaks. The independent suspension soaks up potholes. The vehicle is responsive and appears to be very quick for a vehicle of this class. The exterior styling may be a bit dated for those who desire the latest new look. CDs sound clear and the base is great.



Full 2003 Acura CL Review

What's New for 2003

Acura has made a number of changes on its already highly competent luxury sport coupe. The biggest news is the availability of a six-speed manual transmission on the Type-S trim. If that doesn't interest you, there's certainly more. On the outside, the CL gains new wheels, updated headlights and taillights, a revised grille and new exhaust tips. Inside, Acura has added LATCH child safety seat attachments, a dual-stage and dual-threshold driver's front airbag and an auto-up driver's window. Cars with the optional navigation system also gain OnStar, the vehicle communications service.

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