2003 Acura TL Consumer Review: 2003 Type S TL

2003 Acura TL - Consumer Review

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3.2 Type-S Sedan (3.2L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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2003 Type S TL
By Azeem on


2003 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


I bought this car for an excellent price with about 60K miles on it from a local BMW dealership. I did the research before I bought the car and knew that I very well could be facing transmission problems but bought it anyway after I learned that I am covered by warranty till atleast 100k. The car is extremely sharp looking and beastly under the hood. When using steptronic the engine releases some mean horses. The stereo people have complained about but I must say, I think it takes some time to break the speakers in to sound great. Love the Xenons and the automatic tilting side view during reverse. The trans definitely seems to be showing some issues but not worried, the warrantee will cover

Best Features

I have to list a couple. The black leather. The powerful acceleration in 2nd gear. I like the grey wood paneling inside, very unique looking. The automatic tilting side view mirror while reversing. The Xenons! The way the 260 horses whine when you accelerate. Gas efficiency is solid and consistent.

Worst Features

The obvious transmission issue which are kind of a moot point. The interior cabin noises from loose paneling should not be an issue but is. The cabin could have used a few more accesories for the price range but it's sufficient. Digital gas efficiency calculator or other functions may have been nice
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