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Old 01 Feb 2008, 04:46 pm
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Default 2003 Acura TL Type S?

im considering buying one of these a few days after i graduate high school to drive to work and college. I want to have something nice and reliable and somewhat fast that i can drive around in with my friends and dates ect i think this is a pretty nice car. has anyone ever owned one or drivin it how is it?im looking at this onehttp://autos.yahoo.com/used-cars/acu...a&picstart=1in general how is this car? what would you rate it on a 1-10
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Old 01 Feb 2008, 05:01 pm
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This would be a PERFECT car to get. Its really nice and reliable. I think that it will suit whatever you want to use it for.
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Old 01 Feb 2008, 05:16 pm
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I agree with the other guy. I love those cars. I'd get the CL because I'd rather a coupe.
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Old 01 Feb 2008, 05:31 pm
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TL's have had transmission problems. Go to http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/ where you can research service bulletins, recalls and complaints on the 03 TL.
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Old 01 Feb 2008, 05:46 pm
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Stay Away!!!! Nothing but transmission problems, especially on the Type S. And the 03 is not covered under the extended warranty - www.hondatransmissionsettlement.com I have an 01 TL (not type S) and I've replaced the transmission twice in the past 25,000 miles. Check out this message board for other people's problems. http://www.carsurvey.org/viewmorecom...1264_6.htmlIts even mentioned on wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acura_TLIf you get a TL go with one made in 04 or later. Or go with the smaller TSX. If I had it to do over again I would have gotten a Lexus ES 330 - similar car, but a bit more expensive (because it has a better track record). I love my Acura, but I'm only keeping it cause its paid for and I don't drive much. I could not recommend a TL (or CL - same problems) made from 00-03 to anyone else.
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Old 01 Feb 2008, 06:01 pm
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If you wanna go through 5 transmissions before hitting 100k miles then yes, that is the perfect reliable car... Go ahead and flag this post... I know the truth hurts!
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Old 01 Feb 2008, 06:31 pm
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With 112k miles, the only thing I would ask is if the transmission has been replaced - other than that, if it was, your fine.The transmission may be gone and will go, don't let the dealer fool you!
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Old 01 Feb 2008, 06:46 pm
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I have driven it. It is fast and fun to drive and it is very reliable. I have driven the Acura Blue Type-S. I like the Acura Blue color that they use on their race cars. i think that color is the best choice. This car is hard to find cheap. I would rate it a 10/10.
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I'm a freshman in college and I just got an 04 RSX and I love it. Its handling is amazing and it'll save cash at the pump..I don't reccommend a TL with so many miles on it..
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