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.
Engine; transmission; interior; new
Needs more sport oriented tires and a
lower springs to fully take advantage
of the engine and transmission.
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
Torque steer is minor.
Overall you wont find all of these
features anywhere for this price.
Engine Power. Interior. DVD Based
Navigation system. Price.
Option for fog lights. A bullet-proof
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
Engine acceleration, longer (yet
sporty) body design, interior leather,
BOSE stereo, placement of controls,
trunk space, low profile tires, 17
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
The 260HP engine, very smooth 6-spd
gearbox, comfy seats, Bose sound,
useful Navi, quiet cabin.
Stiffer anti-roll bars, grippier
tires, more headroom, telescoping