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Best Value if You Can Find Any Left
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By Gawain
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

There was a silver 6sp/CL-S that I had
my eye on for months at the dealer.
Knowing that 2003 was the last model
year, I figured I would be able to pick
one up for a good price. Indeed. I
did. This car comes with everything.
The build quality is top notch. The
engine, ooh, that engine. Tranny, a
slick shifting dream! Quiet cabin,
excellent ergonomics. Honda builds
great cars!


Best Features

Engine, transmission and switchgear throughout. Excellent build quality.


Worst Features

Will need to tune stiffer suspension and enhance the brakes. Other than that, it's a great clean slate.


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Not your mother's accord!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By jorruss
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

This car is great fun to drive with the
6 speed. It loves to go fast and it
will do so in style and comfort. Add
Comptech springs and get rid of the
crappy Michelins and the handling of
the car improves dramatically! I can
toss it around corners with reckless
abandon and it handles predictably and
stays flat through the turn. The many
aftermarket performance parts available
from comptech will make this car as
fast and furious as your pocketbook can
handle!


Best Features

Engine, 6 speed tranny, handling after installing new springs and tires. Sleeper apearance. Cops think it's an accord and leave me alone!


Worst Features

Better stock tires, fatter anti sway bars and rear wheel drive would have made this car unbeleivable! Too bad they discontinued it...


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I Love My Acura
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By fun
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I love this car. It was one of many
that i test drove, and i just fell in
love with it... It is worth every
penny!!!!


Best Features

EVERYTHING


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Last of the best
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By flhoss
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Sorry they decided to drop the CL
series. The chip resistant paint job is
great. Driving on the freeway I was to
the left rear of a bus. It hit a pile
of broken boards. They flew up and
slammed into the right rear side of my
2003 Cl-S shaking the vehicle. I
stopped to see how much damage had been
done to my car with only 900 miles on
it. I was elated. Absolutely no damage,
not a scratch or blemish. I still look
occasionally to see if I missed
something. I am 220 lbs 6 feet and seat
is uncomfortable, head close to roof,
rear window very difficult to clean
inside. Still love my CL-S


Best Features

Performance, climate control, seat memory, trunk release, security, engine layout with no hoses,belts or lines rubbing. Chip resistant paint and universal garage door openers. Performance tires and rims.


Worst Features

What RPM is best for vehicle. I would like to activate the brake light at the rear window and the one on the spoiler at the same time. I think the wiring will carry the additional current but I think a fuse will blow. Where would I connect into? Is there a T adapter available?


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A great car for the money in its class
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By Paiste
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

To get any other car in this class was
just simply not an option for me when
shopping for my CL. The 6 speed is
awesome, as is the navigation and the
power, there are plenty of mods
available, including a supercharger for
this model alone, that make this car a
substantial value for the 27,500 I paid
for it. To get a identically equipped
pre-owned Bimmer or Audi or Mercedes
that would be slower, I was looking at
36+.


Best Features

Navi, titanium trim, 6 speed


Worst Features

More squeak and rattle protection, more resistant paint


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