2003 Acura TL Consumer Review: A Real Disappointment

2003 Acura TL - Consumer Review

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

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A Real Disappointment
By DCBrake on


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


Transmission is poor - Had wheels lock up while traveling on interstate at 60 mph. Acura did replace my tranny, but it has not been right since - shifts awkwardly, and I have taken it back to them 2 times since - they tell me the tranny is working properly - But I continue to experience a shudder between 3rd and 4th gears on acceleration as well as uneasy shifting. This is definitely the worst car decision I have ever made - If you want reliability - shop for something else.

Best Features

Navigation - this was the reason I bought it - big mistake

Worst Features

Start over - Tranny design is very, very, very poor. Honda's reputation has been tarnished - this same tranny is in other models (Including Accord, and Oddessy)so buyer beware
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