by sjonly on Jun 19, 2013 Vehicle: 2003 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
I bought the car in a dealer's auction with 149 k.
I learn about the transmissionrecall and was scare when the car would occasionally shake during gear shifting.
Took it the dealer and they stated I needed another transmission asap.
Went to my local mechanic and he state transmission is good just had a broken motor mount and fluid need to be flush.
Car drove good ever since, I love the speed.
I pass newer car with ease.
I hit 90 on the road easily going to Atlanta.
I would definitely buy one again.
My car is till operating but I gave it to my girlfriend since she dented the doors and bumper in an accident.
by tcross on Feb 14, 2013 Vehicle: 2003 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
I bought this car new in 2003 and have had it serviced at the dealer religiously.
I kept it washed, waxed and cleaned inside and out.
The car is a lot of fun to drive.
It's a little noisy on the inside, though.
The transmission went out (second gear recall defect) at 70k miles.
The dealer replaced it for free.
I spent about 5k to replace motor mounts, timing belt and other major maintenance at 100k.
At 101k the clearcoat began failing.
At 110, the drive train started wobbling and/or slipping at certain speeds and power settings.
At 150k, the car looks awful and isn't worth further repairs.
I'm done with Acura.
just recently had trans oil changed in my 2003 acura tl. prior to changing it, i had slight delay when shifting from 2nd to 3rd. new oil seemd to help but didn't cure it completely. my mechanic didn'...