2003 Acura TL consumer reviews

$28,980–$31,130 MSRP range
side view of 2003 TL Acura
87% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.4
  • Reliability 4.3
Explore the 2003 Acura TL

Acura: a highly rated car; top notch

Comfortable car w/ great pick up. all the luxuries '03 offers. It is solidly built, quiet, and smooth. very comfortable seating w/heat for cold winter days.


Cleanest and most reliable car ive owned.

This car meets every one of my vehicular desires and was the perfect choice to replace my 2000 Cadillac Seville. The perfect balance of sport and luxury and every part of the car is in working condition. The one previous owner took tremendous care of this car so it's made it easy for me to keep clean and maintain. Excellent car.


Love this car, owned it since new, still have it

comfortable seating for all, sports like feeling, good on gas , one big issue, the tranny went at 80,000 K; honda paid for most of the repair. otherwise it is a safe and reliable car with little repairs other than regular maintenance. Just wish other people would stop putting dents in my doors!


Watch the tranny

It is an excellent vehicle, even at 15 years old, the car can pass almost anyone short of a $80,000 plus car. Good family car, roomy, nice style except for the navi which is atrocious, this car is the type you baby into gear. 3 point u turns can turn nail biting at best and hitting the gas will only hurt the sensitive tranny. If you buy this car, switch gears like an old man, drive to reverse and so forth, 2 second pause between and make sure your upper and lower solenoid valve screens on tranny are clear, or you will have problems later on. Good luck


Most fun and sporty/lux vehicle I've owned!

I love the legroom, the leather interior, sun/moon-roof, and navigation system. For its age and mileage it's held up very well! Sound system was always on point as well.


Most reliable car I have ever owned!

At 168,000k, my TL is still going strong and looking good. Hope to keep it another 18 although I am looking at RDX for retirement. Need more room to haul projects. I bought from my son when their second child was expected. They moved up to MDX.


Perfect highway cruiser. Very comfortable.

Honda's Acura division did a great job. The car still looks great after 15 years. Working on front wheel drive cars is never fun, but Acura did a good job making things accessible for the tight spaces all front wheel drive cars have.


Transmission failure

I have been a mechanic for over 20 years and this is the worst car that I have ever owned. Everything else in the car is great but, the transmission along with the engine is the heart of the car. Very poor customer service from Acura also. Now I got to put out $1,500 for a transmission. I used to tell all my customers honda and Toyota are the best car maker, that will change now.


Excellent car

This car met all our needs. It was economical to operate, had very strong performance, was quiet and comfortable. I?d definitely get another Acura with no reservation.


100,000 miles and still going strong!

Bought it for my son for his first car. It's been great! Reliable and stylish. Has all of the luxuries of an Acura. For a 2003, has more than I would have expected, like navigation!