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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S - Consumer Reviews

2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S

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Not your mother's accord!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By jorruss
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

This car is great fun to drive with the
6 speed. It loves to go fast and it
will do so in style and comfort. Add
Comptech springs and get rid of the
crappy Michelins and the handling of
the car improves dramatically! I can
toss it around corners with reckless
abandon and it handles predictably and
stays flat through the turn. The many
aftermarket performance parts available
from comptech will make this car as
fast and furious as your pocketbook can
handle!


Best Features

Engine, 6 speed tranny, handling after installing new springs and tires. Sleeper apearance. Cops think it's an accord and leave me alone!


Worst Features

Better stock tires, fatter anti sway bars and rear wheel drive would have made this car unbeleivable! Too bad they discontinued it...


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Last of the best
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By flhoss
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Sorry they decided to drop the CL
series. The chip resistant paint job is
great. Driving on the freeway I was to
the left rear of a bus. It hit a pile
of broken boards. They flew up and
slammed into the right rear side of my
2003 Cl-S shaking the vehicle. I
stopped to see how much damage had been
done to my car with only 900 miles on
it. I was elated. Absolutely no damage,
not a scratch or blemish. I still look
occasionally to see if I missed
something. I am 220 lbs 6 feet and seat
is uncomfortable, head close to roof,
rear window very difficult to clean
inside. Still love my CL-S


Best Features

Performance, climate control, seat memory, trunk release, security, engine layout with no hoses,belts or lines rubbing. Chip resistant paint and universal garage door openers. Performance tires and rims.


Worst Features

What RPM is best for vehicle. I would like to activate the brake light at the rear window and the one on the spoiler at the same time. I think the wiring will carry the additional current but I think a fuse will blow. Where would I connect into? Is there a T adapter available?


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A great car for the money in its class
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By Paiste
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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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To get any other car in this class was
just simply not an option for me when
shopping for my CL. The 6 speed is
awesome, as is the navigation and the
power, there are plenty of mods
available, including a supercharger for
this model alone, that make this car a
substantial value for the 27,500 I paid
for it. To get a identically equipped
pre-owned Bimmer or Audi or Mercedes
that would be slower, I was looking at
36+.


Best Features

Navi, titanium trim, 6 speed


Worst Features

More squeak and rattle protection, more resistant paint


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Best Car I've Owned (oh, & THE MOST FUN)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By TMRNewYork
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

This Car kicks tail! I swear I've
never seen such a well put together
package - in terms of workmanship,
performance, comfort, thrill-to-drive,
and sexiness - of a car, especially for
the price, ever in my life. We're
talking under six seconds for 0-60mph,
leather seats and a slew of other
luxury features that are standard, four
passanger bucket seats that are heated,
close shifting and a rev happy if you
want it to be so engine, etc. etc.
etc. - and all for thousands less than
its competitors.


Best Features

Six-Speed Manual Transmission Automatic Climate Control Automatic Side Mirror Adjustment Downward upon shifting car into Reverse Six Disc in Dash + Tape + AM/FM Bose Bucket Seats back and front Extra Cel Phone Charger Ports Locked in Trunk Escape Cord to Release yourself


Worst Features

That the wheels didn't stick out so far makes cornering and curbs in tight spots a difficulty


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I think I got a steal
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By erich
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I had been eyeing the CLS for about 3
months so I checked out ebay for used
2001's. I put a bid on a 2003 for the
hell of it and settled outside of ebay
for 20k! The car has 18k on it and is
in pristine condition inside and out.
I was expecting something to be wrong
with it when it got to my door, but
wow, was I surprised. I'm glad I
didn't go for the 2001 and if this guy
wants to sell any others at that price
I will let you guys know!!


Best Features

engine, wheels, tires, steering, suspension, interior, sound


Worst Features

rear wheel drive, telescopic steering wheel, a 2004 model!


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