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2003 Acura CL Coupe

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Follow-up Review (7/8/03)
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By Dr. Citrus
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2003 Acura CL Coupe 3.2 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This 2003 CL was purchased in August 2002. The front brakes were replaced at 60K. It's been maintained by the dealership. It continues to be a fun car to drive.


Best Features

Fun to drive


Worst Features

As the miles rack up, I'll be looking for another car in the not too distant future. Problem is there isn't another car on the market that offers the blend of style, performance and price.


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2003 3.2 CL Issues
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By Byana
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2003 Acura CL Coupe 3.2 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Several recalls in short time frame (transmission, camshaft, fuel tank). Continually losing power steering fluid for 2 years before dealer figured out the rack & pinion unit was the source. CD player/changer operates sporadically - 90% of the time you get an error code on the display, but never when you take to the shop! Enigine has good power, but the curve flattens out to quickly (peaks around 4600rpm). Torque steer is more pronounced than in other cars in it's class.


Best Features

Best bang for your buck against comparables in it's class - standard features read like an option list for other manufacturers.


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Acura 2003 3.2 CL
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By AnD
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2003 Acura CL Coupe 3.2 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Great car to own. great to drive. Comfortable interior and good looking outside. Fuel efficient and easy to maintain so far after 36000 miles.


Best Features

Great to drive. Smooth ride with plenty of get up and go. Comfortable interior.


Worst Features

Paint seems to chip easy on front end from highway driving


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Follow-Up Review (See 7/8/03)
Performance
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Fuel Economy
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Exterior Design
Build Quality
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By Dr.Citrus
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2003 Acura CL Coupe 3.2 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I can only echo my previous review. What I will add is that my transmission failed at 45300 miles. The car has been maintained at the dealership, and only the tires have been replaced (at 45K). Still an outstanding car. The transmissions on the 2001-2002 CLs were extended to 7 years/100K miles, but not all 2003 CLs--including this one--have been extended.


Best Features

Logical, sensible placement of A/C and sound system controls that you can access easily. Compare these with the new, cluttered push-button arrays in the TLs...


Worst Features

Extend the drive train warranty.


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A Sleeper
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By Old Duffer
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2003 Acura CL Coupe 3.2 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Car was delivered in perfect
condition. Finish and mechanicals
all done well! Comfortable to drive,
quiet, excellent sound system,
handles well. Big trunk.
3.2 (not Type S) is a little shy on
mid-range torque for spirited
highway driving but is fine for touring
and accepts 89 octaine witrh no
complaints.


Best Features

Finish, comfortable ride, sound system, fun to drive


Worst Features

Torque curve on plain 3.2 peaks too high (4700 rpm) which forces trans to downshift at highway speeds (65-75) when you accellerate to pass and then it runs out of revs too quickly.


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