2003 Acura TL Consumer Review: one time Acura owner

2003 Acura TL - Consumer Review

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

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


The engine power is good, even if it is too high in the rev band. The transmission takes awhile to downwhift far enough to reach the power band when you step on it. You need to manually downshift first if you know you are going to need it. Fit and finish is nowhere near what I expected, considering what is written about these vehicles. The dash is warped, the rear passenger door is coming apart. This was purchased with low miles, and there is no reason for this. Ergonomically, it lacks. The moonroof controls may as well be in the trunk. If you turn the head lights on before it is pitch black outside, the numbers on the tach and speedometer literally disappear.

Best Features

6 disc cd changer. Decent power, even if it is so high in the rev band. Comfortable seats. Nice look to the interior materials, even if they are falling apart. Averages 26 mpg even at 75-80 mph on the highway.

Worst Features

Lacking common sense luxuries such as: headlights that come on automatically when it's dark, automatic door locks, etc. The car is metallic white, and the lower body panels are turning metallic yellow. Cheap interior materials, even if they do look good.
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