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2003 Acura CL - Consumer Reviews

2003 Acura CL

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good friend
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By miguel carneiro
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

sobrious, elegant, every day useful car,
timeless design with no bells and
twistles, good mileage, ticket enemy but
police appreciated.
a very confiable friend.


Best Features

all, no excess clean design, nice sound rear seats confortable even in 6 hours trip, good trunk


Worst Features

a convertible one, to enjoy fresh air


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A Dream Come True
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By Flong
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

My second CL. First was a 99. A great
car. My new 03 is a dream come true. I
love the styling and comfort. Many
standard features make this baby a
real "bang for the buck". Looked at
other comparable cars and none could
match the features and comfort when
compared to the purchase price of this
gem.


Best Features

*In-dash 6-CD changer *Heated seats *Sunroof *Climate control


Worst Features

*More interior noise with sunroof open than in my 99. *99CL sunroof opened further *Dash not as rich as the 99CL


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True Sport-Lux Machine
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By JohnAllan
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

A truly unique combination of sport and
luxury motoring. This car is FAST and
comfortable, and seems to ride on
velvet rails. (Hard to imagine how
Acura can build such a great handling,
fast and yet SMOOTH ride.) It reminds
me of the MB CL at 1/3 the price. It is
a grown up car with lots of fun. Unique
at its price point.


Best Features

6 sp manual, speed, room and comfort - it has EVERYTHING in it! Fantastic value.


Worst Features

Split spoke wheels are a big disappointment - previous wheels much better; clutch engages too quick (hard to be smooth); lumbat support does not fully retract.


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


Review

I'm a hard-core car nut and have owned
94 cars in my life. I can honestly say
that the Acura CL Type S 6-speed is
the best new car overall I have ever
owned. I like it so much that this is
the third new CL we've bought in the
past 3 years (in 2001 we bought 2
CL's, a S for me and a Premeium for my
wife. Recently we traded in her
Premium for this new Type S 6-speed,
and she inherited my previous Type S
automatic).

This car simply does everything well:
comfortable, jewel-like construction
quality, bullet-proof reliability,
great value, and the perfect balance
between sport and luxury. There's
nothing else like it on the market.


Best Features

That magical Acura balance. It's luxurious and comfortable, yet a blast to drive. It has all the luxury toys, yet with a 6-speed is a true enthusiast's car. It's better than a BMW 3-series and $10,000 less.


Worst Features

Keep it in production! I'm disappointed that it was recently discontinued, and hope Acura will introduce a couple version on the new TL platform.


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deluxe honda
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By Nhoj
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

The CL has been trouble free and very
reliable. Excellent for long trips
except for mileage, which should be a
bit higher. The handling is very good
with good comfort on long trips. The
roof is a bit too low for me, so I
usually drive with the sunroof open,
weather permitting. Fit and finish are
near perfect, no rattles, but some body
flex is evident with a squeek of the
sunroof weatherstrip.


Best Features

I use the auto down tilt right mirror when backing every day. Helps get into the more popular tight parking spots.


Worst Features

Even with HID lights, fog lights would be useful. Higher roof line for taller drivers. Fold down rear seat.


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