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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
1.0

The worst car I ever own

The Car (Acura tls) not even ten years old and transmission field twice already,front lights leaks, heated seats not working already for few years so is cd player. That car its just horrible and been taking care of very good and I am done with Acura...

5.0

Great Daily Driver Value

I found this 2003 TL on Cars.com. It's the last year of this generation, with just over 100,000 miles. That's less than half done, from my experience with Honda / Acura products. These cars seem over looked in the used car market, and therefore, are a great value. It is very comfortable, plenty of power, and good MPG for a 6 cylinder. For a similar price range and year, I also looked at Mazda 6, and Nissan Altima in four cylinder trim. I think I came out on top with this one.

5.0

Best all around.

The best car I have ever owned. Over the years I have owned 17 new cars and 12 used. Taking into consideration other Automobiles in this class nothing continues to preform like the Acura. My neighbor purchased a BMW at around the same time and the repair cost became very high. He now ownes an Acura and. Is very happy. In 2013 I plan on giving TL to my grandson and buying another Acura.

4.0

Great car for the money

Lots of features for the money. Fast/Comfortable/great gas mileage for a 3500 pound car that fun to drive.

5.0

I HAVE THE S. IT IS WONDERFUL!

LOVE IT, LOVE IT!! AM PARTING WITH IT BECAUSE I'VE PROMISED IT TO MY GRANDDAUGHTER. THE ONLY THINKG I CAN COMPLAIN ABOUT . IS THE HUMP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BACK SEAT--WHICH REALLY MAKES 5 PASSENGERS A PROBLEM. ON STRAIGHT ROADS I CAN GET 27 - 28 MPH. I USUALLY USE REGULAR--SOMETIMES PLUS--BUT CAN'T SEE MUCH DIFFERENCE. I NOW HAVE 88K MILES ON THE CAR, AND THINK IT'S GOT AT LEAST THAT MUCH MORE IN IT.

5.0

Love it!

Just bought a 03 TL Type S. Nighthawk black with the spoiler and underbody Kit. Both of those accessories make this car look that much better. Mine has 161 K but was a one owner and maintained with all reciepts. I stole it for $6500 as it looks and drives brand new. Love the MPG, im getting 20-28mpg, and the handling is close to BMW standards, although not quite as Ive owned the 5-series and they are by far the best made. Ive heard the bad raps about the trannys. Mine was replaced at 141K from the 1st owner and now shifts smooth and runs great. I dont anticipate any issues as Ive done my research. TL's can run forever, just make sure you get one well maintained and the tranny prob will go just make sure its replaced by the time you buy it. I actually prefer the higher mileage Tl's as the rare Lemons will have the 2nd or 3rd tranny gone by 150K. The more miles will tell you if its a keeper. Get a carfax! Love the car and will keep it as my daily commute for years to come. Make sure you pick up the Type S with the underbody kit and spoiler. Makes a world of a difference in my opinion. Regular TL's are a lot slower and lack the sport appeal.

5.0

Luvin it!

I love this car, the exterior is a bit on the sub-par end, yet the engine and interior and handling make up for it by far. This car has blown my mind, and having only owned mine for a month now, I have already made the decision to never own anything but an Acura ever again.

3.0

Very decent and comfort car but pricy

I liked the car ver much, nice and comfort and ver reliable, only thing is it is pricy for a 2003 car and city milage is not more than 20.

4.0

Very nice and safe car

good car to have for long distance drives, can easily run for hours on the end...and cross country. Very safe on the road

5.0

excellent car!

I bought my 2003 TL Type S used. It was 2 years old and had a bit over 50,000 miles on it....it now has over 150,000 miles and drives as smooth as when I first got the car. I've only had minor wear and tear isuues with car. Reading another review someone had the same CD player issue... the 6 disc changer sometimes gets stuck if you play copied CD's which I found out are slightly thicker than the original CD's and the player "locks" up due to the thickness difference between the normal CD and the copied ones. I had to pay $400 to find this out the hard way. Other than that my wife finds my car to be a smooth ride and more comfortable than her 2007 Scion which we bought brand new. Car handles really well in snow also with the traction control. Highly recommend Acura and will buy again.