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Reviews found: 519 Average Owner Car Rating: 3.74
Make Model Year Owner Name City State Date Added Car Rating Reviews and Complaints
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Acura 3.0CL   1999  Douglas S. BEAUFORT, SC  08/28/09 4.00 I bought this car, as the second owner, in 2002 with 98k on her, and she has 189k at the moment. The only major mechanical issue I had was when I had the tranny rebuilt ($1300) at 175k, everything else has been normal maintenance to date. She still rides, handles, accelerates, blows cold A/C, etc. just like she did in `02, even after the rear end job. . . The real reason I love this car is for the safety factor. My wife was on her way home, with two of my younger kids SEAT BELTED in the back seat, and she was rear ended by a 2002 Ford Ranger going 45 mph. To make a long story short, the only comments she heard at the accident scene from the surrounding police officers, fire fighters, and other pedestrians was; "OMG, the kids are not even scratched, and the car looks like it has not even been hit by another vehicle going 45! I need to go out and get an Acura today!" That is what she consistently heard as the accident scene was being cleared up. So you tell me, can you really score this car any lower than a 4 based on those facts, and comments? If you have real mechanical issues with this car, well, I blame that on individual driving preferences. No car, not even a Lexus, driven like it was stolen day in, and day out will last. I truly feel that if I had bought this car new, the tranny would still be the original. . . Anyway, I'll post another comment at 350k LOL!  
Acura 3.0CL   1999  Romeo P. CYPRESS, CA 05/01/06 2.00 Transmission not reliable after 100k miles.  
Acura 3.2CL   2003  Charlie S. HADDONFIELD, NJ  04/30/08 5.00 No problems to report. 
Acura 3.2CL   2003  Kem R. , AE 07/23/06 5.00 I wish I still had it 
Acura 3.2CL   2003  Joseph M. ASHEVILLE, NC  08/13/05 1.00 Fine Car but transmission is a dangerous problem 
Acura 3.2CL   2001  Patrice M. WEST PALM BEACH, FL 08/29/09 4.00 The back "pouch" on the front seats have come off numerous times for no apparent reason. 
Acura 3.2CL   2001  Stuart I. PALMDALE, CA  03/05/09 n/a I purchased new, a 2001 Acura CLS, and gave it to my mother, about year later in 2002. At only 39,620 miles the transmission started to severely slip, and required towing to the Acura Dealership, where, at a cost of $5,076.66, required replacing the complete transmission and ECU. The dealer service department associate could explain specifically what caused this damage. 
Acura 3.2CL   2001  Joseph T. NEW YORK, NY  10/27/08 5.00 Weak engine mounts - replaced twice within 60K miles. 
Acura 3.2CL   2001  Debra R. MAITLAND, FL 06/11/08 3.00 Overall very happy with the car. However over the years I made comments to the service personnel regarding the uneven shifting of which they said it was just rough in that year model. Now find out a recall notice was in effect of which they never discussed and now am having transmission issues. 
Acura 3.2CL   2001  Thomas M. BOCA RATON, FL 05/03/08 3.00 good
Acura 3.2CL   2001  Barry B. CHICAGO, IL 03/06/06 4.00 transmission problems, acura replaced under safety recall 
Acura 3.2CL   2001  P L. DALLAS, TX 05/31/05 4.00 Big problem with the low profile tires - also problems with transmission 
Acura 3.2TL   2005  Gary V. VIENNA, VA 04/23/07 5.00 Great car 
Acura 3.2TL   2004  Robert V. KENDALL PARK, NJ 04/16/09 4.00 Seems that there may be a problem with the life expectency of the battery. Have had to replace battery twice in 5 years. 
Acura 3.2TL   2004  Dennis K. PASCO, WA  06/11/08 5.00 car is excellent in every regard. Without doubt the best I have owned in my life 
Acura 3.2TL   2003  Michael F. OAKDALE, NY 10/29/08 4.00 transmission failure 
Acura 3.2TL   2003  Thomas P. WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY 10/02/08 3.00 On 3rd transmission 
Acura 3.2TL   2003  Robert R. ROCHESTER, MN  05/02/08 n/a Heard about bad transmission in this car 
Acura 3.2TL   2003  Jason F. ,   04/20/08 4.00 Great car, except my Trani is bad already at 58,000 miles. 
Acura 3.2TL   2003  Clarke C. PINEHURST, NC  04/18/08 2.00 Transmission failed after 80K 
Acura 3.2TL   2003  Kerschbaum M. HUDSON, WI 10/29/06 3.00 I like the car, however there often seems to be some light going on, signifying a problem. A month ago, the SRS light came on and my service dept. identified an issue with the component which controls the driver/passenger air bags. Since a 2003, I thought it was odd that the component was already faulty. Our original battery also died last week and we had to have the car towed to the service dept. Seems after only 3 years, the battery shouldn't have failed. Anyhow, it's a great car, but I worry about the parts failing.  
Acura 3.2TL   2003  Dre E. PISCATAWAY, NJ  10/28/06 3.00 Just recently purchased. Wife drives it mostly. Will let you know of any complaints within 6 months. 6 month update. Car shakes when I slow down and stop. Very annoying! Also the tires maybe its only mine have very little to no real grip. I spin out everywhere before it "bites" into the road. And I am not doing jack rabbit starts either. Also started to leak after I replaced windshield. Will take that up with the glass replacer however.  
Acura 3.2TL   2003  DAVE W. OXFORD, FL 04/25/06 3.00 Overall this car handles extremely well which would qualify it for a rating of 4 but mechanical issues take the "J" out of JOY and reduce the rating to 3. Transmission was replaced at 27,000 mi under warranty. Brake rotor vibration addressed under warranty at 35,000 mi. Remote audio controls on steering wheel replaced under warranty at 40,000 mi. Interior fan for heater/air conditioner failed at 65,000 miles and replaced. VSA Module failed at 75,000 mi and replaced for $1400. Radio/CD changer failed at 90,000 and was repaired for $500. Note that a new radio replacement via Acura costs $1,000. Side and front motor mounts were replaced at 65,000 and 90,000 mi respectively. Air mixing valve for heater/AC is functional but not performing at 100 percent since 55,000 mi. Replacement cost for this valve would be $400. Car originally purchased NEW in Valley Stream, NY. POSTED 11/15/2010 
Acura 3.2TL   2003  Bob M. FEDERAL WAY, WA  12/22/05 4.00 Brakes pulsate. Vinyl trim on seats is failing 
Acura 3.2TL   2002  Frank  L. ,   07/24/08 1.00 Transmission is poor design and unreliable (many owner complaints) 
Acura 3.2TL   2002  A J. ,   05/11/08 1.00 i had transimission issue on acura 3.2tl ...acura fix all the recall on my car,,, but still having transmission issue...slipping between gear 2 and 3rd.  
Acura 3.2TL   2002  Joel S. PIKESVILLE, MD 05/07/08 4.00 none
Acura 3.2TL   2001  C H. PALM BAY, FL 10/04/06 1.00 Would have been a great car if not for the transmission problems (currently on my 4th transmission); the warping brake rotors syndrome; expensive headlight bulbs that you must pay someone to replace; the high octane only gas requirement with the high gas prices; the hand-rests that comes apart on its own with normal use; and most of all, the dealership's service department (Acura of South Florida) who refused to acknowledge the transmission problems until after the Lemon Law period in Florida had expired all while they knew it was defective along with the related lies they told customers. 

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