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 1soccerfan on Jan 5, 2012 Vehicle: 2003 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
I bought this car Sept 2010 with 110K miles.
I drive at least 2,000 miles per month, this car has 141K now.
14 months and I've driven it 31K miles with NO PROBLEMS OR ISSUES.
Oil changes and tires only.
I drive my cars hard and I expect something to go wrong but the transmission shifts perfect and everything works perfectly.
I go on 2-3 hour road trips at least twice a month with no worries.
I trade cars about every 2 years and I have to say this is the best one I've had in a long time.
by howard42 on Nov 13, 2011 Vehicle: 2003 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
There are several years of very poor Acura transmissions around 2003.
Catastrosphic failures of the transmissions.
My 2003 was bought new, babied, garaged, and had an impeccable maintenance record.
All maintenance done by dealer.
Transmission died at 118,000.
Repair cost was 75% of actual value of car so was not worth repairing.
Needless to say, Lexus will be my new car company.
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'...