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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S

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By Jayhawk1
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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This is my second CL. The manual transmission with this engine really makes the car. Its very balanced, phenomenally quick and luxurious. It also appeals to a lot of sub-25 year olds which is surpising given the marketing Acura has provided. Too bad they didnt have the 6speed sooner or the car might have caught on to a wider audience. Its a goner this June.


Favorite Features

Engine; transmission; interior; new 6spoke wheels.


Suggested Improvements

Needs more sport oriented tires and a lower springs to fully take advantage of the engine and transmission.


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An Incredible Coupe!
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By Gidget
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I purchased my 2003 Acura CL Type-S in Anthracite Metallic the day the model was released. I have been thrilled with this car. With the VSA and tighter suspension, you almost feel like you're driving a sports car. The handling is great, the interior is rich, the body is solid and the engine is quick. I do not believe there is a more luxurious, better performing car out there for the money (the ONLY option on this car is the navigation system).


Favorite Features

Engine acceleration, longer (yet sporty) body design, interior leather, BOSE stereo, placement of controls, trunk space, low profile tires, 17 inch wheels.


Suggested Improvements

Wider sunroof opening...maybe.


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BMWho?
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By Chaptorial
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Engine Power. Interior. DVD Based Navigation system. Price.


Suggested Improvements

Option for fog lights. A bullet-proof auto tranny.


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Wanna go for a drive?
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By Aegean_Blue6
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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I've had this car for ~6 months now, and it's been a blast to drive! There's enough low-end torque to get you around for normal driving, but punch the throttle and you'll be pressed into your seat! There's a bit more body roll than there should be, but a $300 set of Comptech sway bars fixes that problem without significanly hurting ride quality. The press hates the styling, but I like it, and I've gotten many great compliments about it's appearance. It's classy, and can handle both a long road trip in comfort and a session on twisty mountain roads with confidence, while holding 4 people comfortably and all their gear in a good-size trunk!


Favorite Features

The 260HP engine, very smooth 6-spd gearbox, comfy seats, Bose sound, useful Navi, quiet cabin.


Suggested Improvements

Stiffer anti-roll bars, grippier tires, more headroom, telescoping wheel.


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Great car
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By CL type S
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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Just picked up cl-s 6 speed last week. No defects, fast and comfortable. Recommend it so far.


Favorite Features

motor, std features (leather, heated seats etc).


Suggested Improvements

insureance was higher than expected - not sure what Acura could do to change this.


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