"I bought this '03 Acura CL new as a leftover in '04. It is the last 2 door coupe. I hadn't intended to buy this but it was love at first sight.I believe some cars have a soul & this girl truly does. She's quick, sleek & fun.
The only negative is the transmission. I had to have it replaced & Michael at Acura USA pretended not to know of the obvious problems people have had. The small discs that separate the transmission discs come loose & plug the filter & the tranny fails.
Other than that this car is really been great."
"Purchased at about 1/2 of original MSRP as a certified vehicle, it has continued to drive like new for the 90,000 miles we've owned it. Handles great. Seems to never run out of power. We've loved the look; low and sleek. The seats cradle you and add to the "driver's car" feel. Mileage is exceptional for so much power and luxury: 20-22 city, 28-30 hwy (mostly depends on whether AC is needed). Complaints: Paint clear coat is wearing off despite car has been garaged. Seat belt retractor was replaced at purchase and weak again."
"Bought this car used in 2006 with about 20k miles on it and have put on about 40k more since then (early 2011) and I have hardly had any mechanical problems. The 6-CD player went out but was covered by the extended warrenty and replaced at no cost to me. Great power at low and mid rpms thanks to the VTEC engine. The first time I hit the gas in the test drive I was pleasantly surprised by the power. Also, I get great gas milage on the highway (~35 mpg) and decent enough in the city (~23). Super comfortable for short or long trips for 2 people. The backseats have decent enough leg room but getting in and out can be a bit of a pain, especially for those nimble. Power seats, sunroof, windows, climate-control are all standard and are no-nonsense to figure out. I'm looking to buy a new car and hope I am half as happy with my next purchase."
"I have had this car for over 3 years, and it has not given any problems. I got it with about 165,000 miles, and it now has over 220,000. It still runs perfect. It is an Acura afterall, which makes it very reliable."