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2003 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S

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Luxary and Power at an Affordable Price
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By Poohbear
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2003 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Just purchased my 2003 TLS last week.
After owning Acura's in the past, I
knew about the quality and
dependability, but had no idea of the
value of the TLS. This car flat out
performs. It has great power, comfort
and features. The back seat is roomy
enough for my 3 children or 2 adults to
fit comfortably. The engine has power
to spare and the features rival any
entry level luxary sedan on the market.


Best Features

Driver seat memory, optional 5 speed manual transmission, sunroof, powerful engine.


Worst Features

Auto up/down feature for passenger side window, better speakers for stereo, day time running lamps.


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Why didn't I buy the Accord!
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By MikeNJ
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2003 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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This car has a disappointing amount of
squeaks and rattles. The brake system
is one of a toy car. I thought because
it was an Acura that it would be a
better car then a plain old Honda. Boy
was I ever wrong. I know a few people
that own both of these cars the TL and
the Accord. TL drivers share their
horror stories while Accord drivers
worship their cars.


Best Features

Engine Power.


Worst Features

I'll be nice. Braking system and suspension.


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Stype is great!
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By LAdaveH
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2003 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I just picked up an S type 3.2 and I
want to say that I am very happy with
my decision. Acura is more car than
others in it's class. The car came
fully loaded with 6CD chnger, full NAV
syst., Onstar services, electric seats
(heating option as well) along with way
more room in the car. Mercedes and
Infiniti wanted so much more for the
features that came standard with the
Acura. With the money that I saved I
can pay for my insurance and gas
throughout the year. Most imortant
feature on the car is that it drives
well...fast, handles well, and the
interior is extremely quite. Great car
and a great deal!!...260hp helps as
well!


Best Features

The drive of the car...smooth and powerful. The car came with more options standard that any other in it's class.


Worst Features

I like this body style in comparison to the 2004 model that is coming out. Seems like this model has a little more gerth. The new '04 model looks just like the new Honda Accord.


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Love the Type S
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By Bob Mattivi
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2003 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Great car. I would buy another one.
The only problem is that we needed
brake pads after 12,000 miles. No
problems in 16,000 miles. A great car.


Best Features

select shift and the power. It reallty goes. Cruise control is east and I like the steering wheel mounted cruise, and radio. The navigation system is great and easy to use.


Worst Features

larger brake pads


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Cheap and fast
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By gfeld
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2003 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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This has to be the most affordable
sports sedan on the planet. Where else
can you lease 260hp for a little more
than $300/mo? A 2 dr accord is almost
the same price. Why buy Honda when you
can buy their luxury brand for not much
more?


Best Features

Seats are comfortable on long hauls, power is more than ample in almost all situations; providing a M5 doesn't pull up next to you.


Worst Features

Needs compass, dual climate control, more controls on steering wheel, advanced cruise control


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