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No SUV for Me!
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By Dr.Citrus
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Time for a new car. I thought briefly
of adding still another SUV to the
roads. Then I remembered that I really
did love to drive once upon a time.
The Acura CL is a fast, fine handling
car with excellent fit and finish. The
styling is not exceptional, but the
engineering definitely is. Convenience
items like mirror defroster, seat
heaters and plenty of concealed storage
are welcome. My hockey sticks fit
through the (unfortunately small
opening from the trunk to the rear
seats. Controls are logical and well
placed. The AC is effective (though
whiney at times).


Best Features

Excellent handling. Tight trim and finish. Wonderful black paint with blue visible beneath.


Worst Features

Only thing I wish they'd work differently are the trunk hinges: they take up valuable trunk space when closed.


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Class and magnificent workmanship
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By resedaruss
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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I've got over 7000 miles on it and it
has been pure pleasure the entire time.
In my neighborhood there are quite a
few fancy cars yet when I bump into
neighbors at gatherings they identify
me as the guy with the Acura in the
driveway.

Everywhere I go--work, parking lots,
store, etc.--I'm constantly paid
complements by strangers on
how "beautiful" my red CL is. (I was
afraid the police would attack a red
car, but they've left me alone.)

It's a rare car that can outrun me
(corvettes, V8 Mustangs, etc.) but I
hang embarrassingly close to even those
cars (for them).

There are no rattles, no problems,
handles like it's on rails--I love it.


Best Features

6-speed manual transmission, Type S engine.


Worst Features

While roomy for 4, room for 5 would be better. Telescoping steering wheel would be nice.


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I LIKE MY ACURA
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By M400305
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

HAVING HAD A HAND OPERATION MY MILES
ARE LOW BUT THAT IS ABOUT TO CHANGE
ALL SYSTEMS GO HAND DOING FINE THE CAR
ITSELF IS FUN AND GOOD LOOKING


Best Features

NAVAGATION SYSTEM SEEMS RIGHT ON


Worst Features

THINK THE DASH COULD USE AN UPGRADE ITS SO MUCH LIKE THE INSIDE OF A HONDA


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Great Value!
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By van1
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Just bought the car... so far so
good... no complaints yet. the only
thing that I havn't gotten used to yet
is the driver seat... it feels like
it's too high.. i have it on the lowest
possible level and it still seems high.


Best Features

Bose... sunroof...


Worst Features

none that i can think of...


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manual cls
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By Jayhawk1
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

This is my second CL. The manual
transmission with this engine really
makes the car. Its very balanced,
phenomenally quick and luxurious. It
also appeals to a lot of sub-25 year
olds which is surpising given the
marketing Acura has provided. Too bad
they didnt have the 6speed sooner or
the car might have caught on to a wider
audience. Its a goner this June.


Best Features

Engine; transmission; interior; new 6spoke wheels.


Worst Features

Needs more sport oriented tires and a lower springs to fully take advantage of the engine and transmission.


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