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2003 Acura CL

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Hard To Kill!!!
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By Edk
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

When this came out in the 6-speed I
bought it! I put 20k a year on her &
they are hard miles.. I drive it like
the performer it is!! NO PROBLEMS!! I
have 45k on it now!!


Best Features

ok


Worst Features

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sleeeepppperrrrrr
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By ae
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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awesome ride! handels like its on
rails. i love the european look. i
also love the fact that i dont see any
around. its nice to be original and
not have an appliance for a car
(accord/camry)LOVE IT!!


Best Features

THE WAY IT KICKS ASS ON EVERY STOP LIGHT


Worst Features

FOGS, WHERE ARE THEY?


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Think Again!
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By MadHorse
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

The Car is fun to drive, But there are
too many
problems. I bought this used at 23,000
miles and drove it for about half
year, initially the parking brake did
not work, then the wheel bearing went
back, then the battery cable went
loose and I was stuck at a fast food
restaurant after lunch for two hours,
then the brakes went back and the rear
rotors were damaged and brake pads
only had 5% (highly unusal). Then the
expenses tires needs replacement and I
am up for a wheel alignment, the
cupholder keeps making noise and the
rear window defroster does not work...
thought I bought an Acura but this
thing is not reliable at all.


Worst Features

Reliability! I thought I bought an Acura!


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Clutch problem
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By INUD
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This car was a great car for 30,000
miles, until the clutch went out. I
babied this car. I had no warning of a
clutch failure, no slippage at all.
Riding on a flat raod and went to shift
and the clutch pedal stuck to the
floor. That's all she wrote. cloast me
$800+. Have had lots of manual shifts
and this was a first for me. Also have
had trouble with the home link.


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2003 CL Type S; 6-Speed Stick; Red/Tan
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By Red Rocket
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I bought this car for its high
reliability (per Consumer Reports),
safety (assuming same www.iihs.org
crash worthiness as Honda Acord),
performance (270 HP, clutch with very
narrow sweet spot and 6-speed gear
ratios), fun (VTEC sound/growl),
styling (classic), winter traction
(front wheel drive) and value (under
$30k).


Best Features

$15,000 less than comparable BMW and no complaints after after 11 months and 12,000 miles.


Worst Features

Too late now that model is discontinued, but this CL needs better emergency brake, better seat belt retractors, side air bags, glass roof with sunshade rather than wimpy tilt/slide model and variable heated seat settings.


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