2003 Acura TL Consumer Review: Read this if considering buyin

2003 Acura TL - Consumer Review

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

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By Long Islander on


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


Nice large-size car. I am over 6' and am comfortable in rear seat on trips, so is mother-in-law. Very reliable, powerful engine and handles great in all weather, thanks to traction control. Have 30,000 miles, and had front discs replaced due to warping. Had to argue with dealer to get them replaced for no charge. Uneven heating for front passenger - several people complain of 'burning left foot'. Center vents have no shut off feature, unlike the side vents. This has been a constant annoyance for anyone not wishing to get hit directly with cold air. Dual climate control would solve this problem. Very large trunk. Have been on many trips with very large stroller and luggage. Mediocre MPG.

Best Features

Radio control on steering wheel. Comfy seats, esp. on long trips. Memory seats/mirrors! Great acceleration at any speed. Roomy interior and trunk. Most standard features of any car in its class. Great value for money. Only $2k more than fully loaded Camry - no comparison in performance.

Worst Features

Dual climate control or vents that can be closed. Telescoping steering is a must for a car this size. Driver seat sits high for tall drivers, wish it had another adjustment to lower it further. Average/bland interior materials - too much like Honda instead of luxury car.
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