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2003 Acura CL - Consumer Reviews

2003 Acura CL

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Nicest car I've ever owned
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By Mark O'Brien
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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It's the nicest car I've ever owned. Sporty, comfortable, almost too quick. Handles very well, especially for being a luxury vehicle. I actually get better mileage than factory sticker suggests (over 30 on highway w/ the 256hp V6). If I could figure a way to keep it and purchase a truck, I would.


Best Features

It's all good. Power and heated seats, power and heated mirrors, auto dimming rearview mirror, traction control, high output V6, etc.


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I Could Not Be Happier!
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By Robert Clarke
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I found a very low mileage '03 (12,135) with the tranny warranty until 100K! It has a very comfortable ride and it is extremely quiet also. 25 to 27 MPG highway with mid-grade. It does not need premium. Plenty of power, she can get away from you. I have to keep my eyes on the speedometer. All the bells and whistles and I don't see any other ones around. This one's a keeper!


Best Features

Heated comfortable seats, HID lights, Bose CD changer and quiet interior.


Worst Features

None.


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Great car
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By btaggart
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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This is the greatest car i have ever owned. It has a great ride quality and plenty of zip. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a quality performance coupe.


Best Features

Manual shifting of auto


Worst Features

Why in the world did acura discontinue this beautiful coupe!!


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Type-S 6-speed
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By denouve2
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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What a fun car... the engine and manual transmission are the best I've driven of any car in this category. Anyone considering a 6-speed Accord coupe should try to find one these rare gems first. I find myself passing Bimmers on every stretch of road, yet this car can provide a very comfortable and safe drive in all weather conditions due to its design. The 3-series may best the CL in handling, but the Acurs's engine is far more powerful and fun to drive. The list of features and build quality cannot be topped for the money, and I'll be driving this car well over 100K.


Best Features

V6 VTEC engine, 6-speed trans, supportive seats, and great Bose stereo and NAV system!


Worst Features

satellite radio... that's about it!


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CL Fun
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By tsmiththi
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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My CL-S is a six-speed manual, which is superior to the automatic in this model. I have seen reports of problems in the auto trans. The car has tremendous acceleration and performance, and excellent, if unexciting, handling. I can see over 25mpg on the highway and over 21 around town (if I short-shift it). It has plenty of torque over 3500 rpm. Great fun to drive and excellent reliability so far.


Best Features

Performance and handling.


Worst Features

Tighter turning circle, larger gas tank. Both have improved in its replacement, the new TL.


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