2003 ACURA CL
I bought the 2003 Acura 3.2 CL Type S with 6 speed stick shift after reading Car and Driver's road test comparison with the BMW 3 series. The article was entitled Hobson's Choice. The Type S lost by only 1 point but was $7,000 less, had front wheel drive to deal with real world snow, and the Acura reputation for quality, durability, and low cost of maintenance were worth a lot more than one point to me. Twelve and a half years and 210,000 miles later, I am still delighted with my decision and with the performance, ride, handling, comfort, Bose sound system, durability, gas mileage, slick shifting, distinctive appearance, low maintenance cost, and virtually every other aspect of this amazing car.
by JOE S.
2000 ACURA INTEGRA
Rare example of integra w/ 5-speed manual and 80k miles. Nice running and handling car. Wish it had a little more room for passengers. Not too bad for 15 year old car.
2000 ACURA TL
Great Car - has been wonderful over the years - little or no major repairs. one of the most reliable cars I have owned. Also the Acura dealership has been wonderful to work with anytime anything needed checked
2006 ACURA TL
I bought this car for my wife, as a family, travel and grandkids auto. Very nice lines and great performance and handling. Excellent interior room, very luxurious. Drove it to FL once, excellent fuel economy (27 mpg) and it was very comfortable. Transmission was already replaced under warranty before I got it. Had a hesitation from day one but it was finally repaired when throttle actuator was replaced. This car has marginal visibility from the drivers seat. Great car non the less.
by Trader Joe
Used Acura Information
The Acura brand is the luxury vehicle division of Honda Motor and is sold only in the North American market. Founded in 1986, the marque sells luxury, performance and high-performance cars to the U.S., Canada and more recently Mexico and Hong Kong. Acura was the first Japanese luxury brand and has been one of the most successful as well.
The first vehicle introduced in the U.S. was the Acura Legend in 1987 (later called the RL) and that vehicles continues to be seen regularly on the used car market thanks to its reliability and lasting good looks. The smaller, but no less stylish Integra also made a big splash in the market and has been a popular seller since.
Acura's first sports car was the NSX, which was a Honda model in other markets. This mid-ship V6, rear-wheel drive sports car still retains legendary status among sports car enthusiasts and brought in the now-standard VTEC technology, which has propelled Honda and Acura's status in North American eyes as a technology innovator in automotive. When the NSX debuted in 1990, so did the Acura "split A" badge still used today.
Soon, Acura introduced the TL, RSX, MDX, RL, TSX and RDX to the market. These performance luxury sedans, crossovers, and people-movers proved a good choice for the brand going forward. The early 2000s were also when Acura started its design and sales philosophy of including many standards and having few options, thus gaining a reputation for being high-value in comparison to other luxury makes. That persists today and is seen in nearly all of the company's vehicles.
Common vehicles seen on the used car market today include the ILX, TLX, RLX, RDX, and MDX. The TL and ZDX are also often seen.