2003 Acura TL Ratings

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Acura TL 2003
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    2003 Acura TL

    Pros: Power

    Cons: Styling

    Excellent

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years
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    2003 Acura TL

    Pros: all maintenance parts are designed for do-it-yourselfers

    Cons: The AC control, it looks simple but is not logical in design

    The initial quality was good but right now we are at 78000 miles and the car is falling apart, there are rattles everywhere. Our 1989 Accord LXI still runs like a tank, no rattles-nothing.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? No
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years
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    2003 Acura TL

    Great car

    Pros: comfort/ handling

    Cons: worrying about the tranny

    I've owned this car for 25,000 miles. (Bought it with 97,000) So far it's the best Honda product I've had. (It's the fifth one) There is a recall on the transmission in these cars and mine was replaced with a new one at 62,000 so far so good. It's great around town and on the highway. I get between 23 and 29 mpg on the required premium fuel even though it's the type S with 270 HP. Lots of power and great handling for this mid size sedan.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    2003 Acura TL - Base

    Pros: Automatic/Manual Transmission

    Cons: Lack of Auto Headlights and No Auto-door locking features

    Advice: Continue looking - too many annoying rattles and very poor customer service experience

    Good acceleration and comfort features. Lack of auto headlights and automatically locking doors is unfortunate given the type and cost of the vehicle. Transmission was replaced at 21,000 miles - second gear problem, but interestingly vehicle VIN # not within the recall numbers? Does Acura/Honda have a bigger problem then they are owning up to?

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    2003 Acura TL - Type S

    Pros: Navigation and voice activation

    Cons: Requires premium unleaded

    Advice: Get Navi option

    Acceleration and support suspension provide a sports car feel. Very quiet interier and many gadgets on the Navigation option. Voice commands work well 'CD play track 4' and 'XM channel 46' or 'Zoom' (for map) 'AC' etc. Leather seats are supple and comfortable.

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    2003 Acura TL - Base

    Pros: Confort and Speed

    Cons: Going in Reverse

    Advice: Make sure you don't have to use it for parking in the city

    The feel of the car is of a Sports Car (not a Sedan) Is very agile! and very, very fast (just touching the gas, the car 'really goes!'

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    2003 Acura TL - Base

    Pros: Auto-manual transmission

    Cons: Garage door opener button is impossible to find in the dark.

    Advice: Avoid cheap plastic Infiniti interior and overpriced BMW for this car

    I have the 3002 3.2 TL-S and love every aspect completely. I had a 1999 32. TL before and neither car has ever had any sort of squeak, rattle or defect. The quality and peformance for the money are unequaled. I also have a 1999 Audi A6 that has had numerous problems and repairs. Audi quality is woefully far behind Acura. The Audi also gets much worse gas mileage and lacks low-end torque. The Acura has 60 more horsepower and shows it readily. Acura quiet and driving comfort are unequaled. I absolutely love the way this car performs.