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2003 Acura CL

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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 27/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: V6, VTEC, 3.2 Liter Transmission: Auto, 5-Spd OD SptShft
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: United States

2003 Acura CL Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.2
Out of 10

Based on 245 Ratings for the 2001 - 2003 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.4/10
    Quality
    9.4/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    9.4/10
  • Comfort
    9.4/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

Very reliable car

By on Monday, July 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 117,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Very well made...fit, finish, ride and comfort. Very quick car for a V6. Very reliable and just required normal routine maintenance. Good choice on this one. Honda makes good cars. I always recommend Honda as a vehicle of choice."

Powerful, fast, comfortable, reliable, beautiful..

By on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 132,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Powerful, fast, comfortable, reliable, beautiful."

Cons: "Needed to replace transmission twice..."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The Acura CL type S has been really quick, comfortable and reliable. It makes me sad that it is time to move on and sell such an enjoyable car. Over the years our CL has provided great performance together with things like the sun roof, air conditioning, decent gas mileage and general good looks. We can only hope to select a car that can provide the same experience at a reasonable price. Only issue over the 14 years was the transmission, which was replaced by Acura (once under warranty and a second time under a negotiated price). The low profile tires do require attention to pressure or a slight shaking in the steering wheel can be felt. Just needed to stay on-top of it. Still love the car!"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Powerful, fast, comfortable, reliable, beautiful..

By on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 132,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Powerful, fast, comfortable, reliable, beautiful."

Cons: "Needed to replace transmission twice..."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The Acura CL type S has been really quick, comfortable and reliable. It makes me sad that it is time to move on and sell such an enjoyable car. Over the years our CL has provided great performance together with things like the sun roof, air conditioning, decent gas mileage and general good looks. We can only hope to select a car that can provide the same experience at a reasonable price. Only issue over the 14 years was the transmission, which was replaced by Acura (once under warranty and a second time under a negotiated price). The low profile tires do require attention to pressure or a slight shaking in the steering wheel can be felt. Just needed to stay on-top of it. Still love the car!"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Powerful, fast, comfortable, reliable, beautiful..

By on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 132,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Powerful, fast, comfortable, reliable, beautiful."

Cons: "Needed to replace transmission twice..."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The Acura CL type S has been really quick, comfortable and reliable. It makes me sad that it is time to move on and sell such an enjoyable car. Over the years our CL has provided great performance together with things like the sun roof, air conditioning, decent gas mileage and general good looks. We can only hope to select a car that can provide the same experience at a reasonable price. Only issue over the 14 years was the transmission, which was replaced by Acura (once under warranty and a second time under a negotiated price). The low profile tires do require attention to pressure or a slight shaking in the steering wheel can be felt. Just needed to stay on-top of it. Still love the car!"

Best I've ever owned, up there with my 1983 280ZX

By on Thursday, March 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 78,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Roadable, cool in summer warm in winter, big trunk"

Cons: "ZERO cons. Hated to see model discontinued."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Can't think of anything Acura didn't do right with this superbly preforming car. The fit and finish is very fine; mine is black-on-black leather, and I have treasured CL-Type S since new. Nothing has failed. Still has strong torque, never replaced a plug, never needed tuning. Amazing."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

LOve my Car

By on Monday, January 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Afraid to give it up..."

Cons: "no built in phone and navigation system."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have NEVER had to spend a nickel on a repair! I use premium gas, synthetic oil....Its beautiful and I love driving it....."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

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