Used 2003 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S Consumer Reviews - 288 Car Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2003 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S - Consumer Reviews

2003 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S

Average Consumer Rating

288 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific TL model:

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Love my TL-S
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By A TL-S Lover
on

Vehicle

2003 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

It has been 6~7 months since I bought
this vehicle and I like the ride of
this car and superb control on the
road. Leather seats are very
comfortable and ample leg room in the
rear seats. Trunk is also pretty big.
Music system of Bose is awesome.
Navigation helps me on the unkown
roads. The V6 power is excellent and
when using the manual gears power is
much better you can feel it.
Over all a very decent buy and you get
the value of your money with all these
standard features.


Best Features

Handling of road is very nice of this vehicle. Sharp turns are perfect to control. I like the 6 in dash CD changer and Bose sub woofer gives very crisp & clear sound. Love the V6 power which I mentioned before also. Shifting the gears when in the manual drive is also very smooth.


Worst Features

This car does not have enough head room. I am 5'10" and when I am backing the car I always hit the roof. Work on making it more quieter from inside. Cruise & audio control buttons on the steering wheel should be lighted. hard to see the buttons in dark.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Couldn't be happier!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Honest Guy
on

Vehicle

2003 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

The comforts of a BMW and the
performance of a Corvette, coupled with
the reliability and customer service of
Acura, make this car a no-brainer. I've
had a great time driving this vehicle
and receive compliments from folks
repeatedly. I've owned luxury cars and
sports cars, but this has the best of
both worlds (especially if you're like
me and can't swing the Mercedes S-Class
yet)...


Best Features

styling, power/handling, navigation, onstar, luxury feel


Worst Features

If Acura could put all of the performance/styling qualities of TLS into the body size of RL, it'd be tough to beat


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

I'd buy it again if I had to do it over!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Buzz Lightyear
on

Vehicle

2003 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

The features/options that are most
important for a luxury sport sedan are
included. The value clearly makes this
car THE PICK of this category and price
range. Handles beautifully at higher
speeds. Comfortable ride but doesn't
alienate driver from feel of the road.
I like the interior styling (especially
without the Nav system). Finally, the
after purchase service--as I know from
returning to Acura from a few misguided
years driving a Cadillac--can't be beat.
Still, I doubt that I will need
anything but routine maintenance.


Best Features

Mostly is the VALUE. The seats are maneuverable, comfortable, and supportive. The stereo system is very nice especially with the engine being as quiet as it is. I feel very confident driving this car. A largely American product.


Worst Features

Improve exterior style. Better steering wheel buttons and window controls. Automatic headlamps and automatic door locks should be included. Torque steer is an issue; to make up for this the automatic transmission is soft --upshifting from first to second and relatively low RPMs.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Stay away from the TL Type S
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By phatgroove
on

Vehicle

2003 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I would not buy again or recommend
buying the 2003 TL Type S. It is a
piece of junk. I've had the car for
one year and needed to have the
sunroof resealed (leaking), the brakes
and rotors went twice (first time
after 5 months - resurfaced - 3K
miles, second time - completely
replaced - 12500K.). These are just
some of the major issues I've had with
the car. Initial quality was great,
but wait two months and the car will
start to rattle and squeak.


Best Features

Layout of the dash is clean, gauges easy to read, controls placed within good reach. Seating is very comfortable.


Worst Features

Better quality control. Higher quality seals needed and a better braking system. Side curtain airbag system.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

great
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By fic
on

Vehicle

2003 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

great car, great reliability, great
exterior design, nice colors, built to
own for a lifetime. Love it!


Best Features

great features


Worst Features

no suggestions


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Other Vehicles to Consider

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT