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2003 Acura TL

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


Review

Great car. I would buy another one.
The only problem is that we needed
brake pads after 12,000 miles. No
problems in 16,000 miles. A great car.


Best Features

select shift and the power. It reallty goes. Cruise control is east and I like the steering wheel mounted cruise, and radio. The navigation system is great and easy to use.


Worst Features

larger brake pads


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Cheap and fast
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By gfeld
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2003 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This has to be the most affordable
sports sedan on the planet. Where else
can you lease 260hp for a little more
than $300/mo? A 2 dr accord is almost
the same price. Why buy Honda when you
can buy their luxury brand for not much
more?


Best Features

Seats are comfortable on long hauls, power is more than ample in almost all situations; providing a M5 doesn't pull up next to you.


Worst Features

Needs compass, dual climate control, more controls on steering wheel, advanced cruise control


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OK car for the bucks
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By tph
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2003 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This is my first Acura but it won't be
my last. The car is well built. The
engine is outstanding. The handling
(high speed cornering) is not shabby
either. The car just feels solid!


nit-picks...(1) the leather could be of
higher quality. (2) The glove box is a
joke. (3) the stereo is over rated.
The sound is not as deep as my previous
car. (4) The Engine is quiet, that
cannot be said for wind noise.

That said, this car is still a great
buy!!!!


Best Features

Acceleration & Handling.


Worst Features

Stupidly small glovebox. Smoother deceleration/downshift.


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Excellent overall change
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By dealerbasher
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2003 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I looked at the previews for 2004 TL
and disliked its overwrought styling.
The present model is elegant and
classy. The TL is well-designed for
long trips, the interior is superb, the
handling is precise. Love the step-
tronic tranny, TL accelerates quickly
with a base engine; I found no need for
type-S. A bargain compared to tiny BMW-
3, or 530, Benz C320, or Inf. I35.
Lexus ES300 looks too much like a Camry
and costs 36K+ with leather. TL is
ultimately the best all-around choice.
I prefer its FWD configuration because
it does much better in CO winters than
RWD found in 2 competing sedans.


Best Features

Step-tronic transmission (great passing time), luxurious interior, elegant styling (newer models have prominent grills), comfortable pwr front seats. Cornering and handling, good Mich tires, safety. Memory system for 2 drivers/2 keyfobs. Great Bose stereo with 6CD indash changer.


Worst Features

Nothing as of today. The 1999 transmission issues have been fixed for 2003.


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Great Car, Great Buy
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By GreatSmile
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2003 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

After test driving the TL type S, I
just have to get one. I was looking
into GS300 and almost took delivery on
one. The handling and horsepower on
the type S is awsome. Sure the brand
new 2004 are coming but the 03' TL type
S is still a great performance car and
should not be overlooked.


Best Features

260hp, 17in tires, 6cd changers, heated seats and side mirrors


Worst Features

Would be nice if a rear spoiler is standard on type S


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