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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S

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Fun to drive!
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By kkvasnicka
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I've found the CL-Type S a joy to
drive. I test drove the G35 also.
The CL is a smoother ride. Even
though is doesn't have as much
horsepower, it has plenty. Bang for
the buck, the CL is a much better buy.


Worst Features

MP3 Player Fog lights


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My first Honda/Acura product
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By R. Moramarco
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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I am very pleased with my purchse,so
far, after my first year of ownership. I
wanted a vehicle that did not second
guess me when I stepped on the gas
peddle. When I said go , I wanted my
vehicle to go! And boy, does it perform.
Alot of people are surprised that my
style car has the power it does. I also
wanted a luxury car and it is that too.
It has plush leather seats and wood
laminate trim.


Best Features

Leather heated seats, 6 speed manual trans., sun roof, 260 hp, allinclusive option pkg., Bose sound system, 6 disc in dash cd system, low-profile aluminum wheels, seat memory for 2 drivers, garage door opener, rearview mirror dimmer


Worst Features

placement of cup holders in manual transmissio cars, incomplete instrument-gauge cluster (ie. oil)


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The best sport coupe value out there
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By Nick-L
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

The CL Type S 6 speed is simply the
best sport coupe value available. It
has it all: excellent performance,
superb handling, luxurious, roomy and
practical, FWD for the snow,
absolutely reliable - all for less
than $30k. This is the 3rd Acura CL
we've bought. My wife and I bought a
matching pair of 2001 CL's, and I
loved them so much that I recently
traded one in for a new 2003 Type S 6
speed. There was simply nothing else
out there like it. The new Infiniti
G35 Coupe was close - it's a very nice
car, but RWD doesn't go as well in the
snow, it has less room, and is about
$10k more. It was a no brainer choice.


Best Features

Power, combination of superb handling (courtesy of the helical limited slip differential) with FWD practicality in the snow, luxurious and roomy interior, big trunk, rock-solid reliability, and good gas mileage to boot.


Worst Features

It's hard to ask for more at this price. I'm just sorry it's been discontinued.


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Bad Luck CL
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By zolman
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2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Transmision went bad at 24,000.


Best Features

Engine


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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 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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