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A Sleeper
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By Old Duffer
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Car was delivered in perfect condition. Finish and mechanicals all done well! Comfortable to drive, quiet, excellent sound system, handles well. Big trunk. 3.2 (not Type S) is a little shy on mid-range torque for spirited highway driving but is fine for touring and accepts 89 octaine witrh no complaints.


Best Features

Finish, comfortable ride, sound system, fun to drive


Worst Features

Torque curve on plain 3.2 peaks too high (4700 rpm) which forces trans to downshift at highway speeds (65-75) when you accellerate to pass and then it runs out of revs too quickly.


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Slightly disappointed
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By Italnprnce
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I really like my car especially the performance from the engine. Faster then everything but a vette. Its like a wolf in sheeps clothes. HOWEVER, I only have 13,000 miles and I am on my 2nd transmission! What is that? This new one is starting to act up too. It jerks at 40 and 60mph. There is a little too much wind noise for $30+ car.


Best Features

Performance, stereo, bun warmer.


Worst Features

Transmission, Wind noise.


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I LOVE MY CAR!!!!!
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By sheryl359
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I love my car. I can't understand why Acura would discontinue this model. Shame.


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The goo and the bad
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By jbak
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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I believe that the CL S-Type is the best value in it's class. The car is really built very well. There is not another car out there that you get so much for so little. The S-Type comes completely loaded at a price of about $33,000. It blows every BMW away in terms of features, price, and horsepower. There is only the BMW M3 that has more horses and the M3 almost costs double. I traded in a 95 BMW 325is for the Acura and all I can say is the Acurua ROCKS!!


Best Features

The Bose audio system is fantastic. Great pick up and smooth acceleration. A great car to drive on the highway for a long drive. Real good passing power at any speed. Very comfortable seats. Oh, and by the way, it is front wheel drive. Much better to drive in the snow!


Worst Features

Lower the suspension a little. Make the race a little more racey. At times, a little too much body roll in shape corners.


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By Opus1sk
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Fantstic car and a great price to boot. Super looks and performance that matches. Bose stereo is second to none. Automatic transmission that turns into a manual one with no clutch is awesome. So much fun to drive and if you get sick of shifting you can go back to the normal automatic. Steering wheel feels great along with the leather seats that are heated. Acura should be commended on their effort here.


Best Features

Everything is simply fantastic.


Worst Features

I honestly don't have anything negative to say about this car.


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