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.
260hp, 17in tires, 6cd changers, heated
seats and side mirrors
Would be nice if a rear spoiler is
standard on type S
Hadn't planned on buying this car, but
glad we did. Excellent value for the $$.
Beautiful exterior and interior styling,
much nicer-looking than Accord or
Infinity. I am normally a German-car
driver, but I think this car has an
excellent mix of comfort, handling,
smoothness, power, gas mileage, and
all-around bang for the buck. We get
much better HWY gas mileage than I
expected (~28+ mpg). Very quiet ride.
Feels & drives very safe & solid.
Suspension eats up road bumps like
nothing. Quiet smooth engine, but still
growls when you step on the throttle!
HID headlights are excellent! Very
comfortable on road trips (calms me down
as a driver, even in fast city traffic).
Smooth suspension, but still takes turns
well. Plenty of power for 99% of people.
Great-sounding stereo. Minimal body roll
for a car this size. Memory
seats/mirrors are great.
Not too fond of foot parking brake.
Throttle is a bit touchy in stop-and-go
traffic. Climate control should allow a
VENT-only setting without making me turn
OFF the A/C every time I turn the fan
on. Somewhat cheap-looking interior
plastic wood trim.
I 'stepped down' from a 2001 Q45 to
the 2003 TL, because I thought the 'Q'
was too cumbersome and conservative.
While the TL cannot match the comfort
level and stereo system of the 'Q' it
is almost everything I had hoped for.
I think the TL is an outstanding value
for its price. I paid $26,450 for
mine, and I think it's worth every
Nimble handling, great acceleration,
decent gas mileage, smooth ride, clean
lines. Allows me to fit a second car
in my garage.
Headroom, auto headlights, cupholders,
telescoping steering wheel, lights for
This car has every option I can think
of, good power and handling, and the
price was very good. Resale is very
good (from what I understand) as demand
is high for Honda products - so I won't
have to break my neck to sell it one
day. Yes - I have a few nits with it
but for the price, I don't think you
can beat it. The Accord is close -
especially the new one but the price is
very close too if you opt for a loaded
Accord EX vs the base TL (which is
already loaded). I also find our area
Acura dealer a lot better to work with
than the Honda dealers in our area
(better respect for customers, better
Xenon Headlights - I can see again at
night! Also, the power is very handy
in tight situations. Sometimes, it
just seems like everyone else is in a
go-kart. 6 CD in-dash unit is great!
Too many squeaks and rattles! Brake
rotors tend to warp easily - free
updated rotors at dealer corrected it
but why not just make them better to
begin with. I have gotten used to the
ride now but when I first got the car I
thought it was a bit harsh.