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2003 Acura TL Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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Excellent Car.
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By Jason
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2003 Acura TL Sedan 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I purchased this car new almost 3 years ago - thus far, it has been flawless. Nothing has gone wrong with this car. It is quick, it is comfortable, it handles well, and it's held up well both inside and out. I have had to avoid 3 accidents with emergency braking and manuvering - each time the car has reacted perfectly along with the anti-lock brakes - the car's performance has kept me out of accidents on both wet and dry roads. My only expenses to date have been the regularly scheduled checkups recommended by Acura (every 7,500 miles - which include oil changes). The dealer's service department has been very good as well.


Best Features

Great combination of comfort, luxury, performance, reliability and safety.


Worst Features

Side head-curtain air bags (which were added in '04). Plug-in for mp3 player or iPod (which may be available on the current TL).


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Great Vehicle
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By bailey t
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2003 Acura TL Sedan 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Almost 50K miles without much service hassle. Minor blower motor noise at ~ 10K. Nothing since. 32 MPG at freeway speeds, 27 MPG overall. Beats the Toyota 2005 Highlander, my other vehicle, on all counts.


Best Features

Xenon lights, seats, ride, acceleration


Worst Features

made the new version too small


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2003 Acura TL
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By BIG MOE
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2003 Acura TL Sedan 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I have been driving this car for about 5 months and i have to say it is one of the best driving cars that I have driven. The handling is amazing, the pick up is quick and the braking is top notch. also the audio system is amazing with the 6 disk in dash cd changer. the only thing that this car needs is a stick. i have to admit it would boost the fun to drive section and would help out with acceleration. One thing that is annoying is the tiptronic transmition. you can't shift in and out of 1st yourself and its a little delayed but its ok cause its an automatic. other then that this is a very good car very realiable and it is an over all good car


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Good buy
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By Fred Sanford
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2003 Acura TL Sedan 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Excellent vehicle. Very smooth on the road. Acceleration is smooth due to superior computer controlled transmission. Suspension is vastly superior to any car I have owned. Sound system is excellent. Gas tank could be about 5 gallons larger.


Best Features

Smooth acceleration. Sporty but smooth suspension.


Worst Features

More headroom. Placement of cigarette lighters could be more convenient. Larger gas tank.


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Acura Lemon
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By Bruce Wainwright
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2003 Acura TL Sedan 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I have had to return this car to the dealer 12-15 times. 3 Struts have been replaced, 2 seat frames, numerous rattles and noises. The car has not held its resale value as I had hoped. I would not continue to own it if it had.


Best Features

Good acceleration and handling, Looks great.


Worst Features

Honda should have a better policy for dealing with cars that have multiple service problems. The new TL has many of the features that I would have assumed would be on this car.


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