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Acura CL

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  • thornthorn Posts: 91
    that the 2003 Acura CL-S with the 6-sp is gonna dust some BMW feathers.
  • garypengarypen Posts: 1,483
    We paid $26K in San Jose back in April for the Base, which was under invoice with the dealer options that appeared to be standard issue there.
    I've seen it advertised many times since then for the same amount. Excellent value.

    I've driven the TL-S, and don't notice any difference in power over the Base engine. Plus, I prefer the leather in the base over the perforated leather in the S-type. Except for the wheels, which don't look all that different, the exterior looks the same, as well. And, the Base's suspension is already pretty stiff. I don't know if I'd like it any stiffer. (No wise cracks!)
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    When I brought my CL in for its 3rd oil change on Monday, the service manager did say that the 6-speed is coming on the 2003 CL. Who knows? It was supposed to be here for 2002. Doesn't make any difference to me because I hate to shift. Here in the Northeast, I'd be shifting every two minutes!

    Mmmmmmm.....stiffer? Never drove the base CL because I wanted the 260HP so I can't compare, but while the S is stiffer, it's not bad at all. ;-)

    fastdriver
  • har1bushhar1bush Posts: 207
    Sounds like you did get a very nice deal.... It looks as though if anyone is in the market for a coupe the CL, Accord EX V6 and the Solara SLE are all good choices, but I think the Solara gets shafted by being priced in between these cars because you dont get much more in the Solara than the Accord, but you do get a LOT more in the CL than the other two.
  • canadianclcanadiancl Posts: 1,078
    Actually I've always considered the 2001 & 2002 Accord V6 Coupe to be a great value, whether compared to the Solara, base CL or CL-S, or any other import coupe for that matter. The styling of the front seats, console and shifter is a little bland, but otherwise doesn't look half bad and you can't beat the list of standard equipment for the price.
  • cyranno99cyranno99 Posts: 419
    if I wanted a stick then I would buy a sportscar... anyway, the type S is not stiff if you compare it to a base Maxima. Although, you would hear the "thunk" more loudly when you go over bumps... a nice sound to me.
  • canadianclcanadiancl Posts: 1,078
    I like that sound the tire makes when you go over a bump -- as long as its not accompanied by a rattle!
  • garypengarypen Posts: 1,483
    I like the sound the bump makes, as long as he doesn't scream too much..
  • cyranno99cyranno99 Posts: 419
    the trunk is quite roomy for your "bumps", eh?

    Rattles... my car hardly rattles now.... I can't explain it, but I am happy with my car's comfort and performance :)
  • Hey everyone,

    Just from reading a few posts on here I think I already know the answer.. but I might as well ask. Right now I have a (dear god make it go away!) '97 Mazda 626 LX, but come February I'm going to be buying something a bit newer and hopefully a hell of a lot better. I originally had my eyes on a new Altima 3.5SE, but the interior quality really turned me off. I can't afford a brand new CL-S, but good condition low mileage '99 CL 3.0s are selling for about $19k around here - which is just in my price range.

    So is it worth it? I'll say right now I love the looks and the interior. I haven't got a chance to test drive one yet, but I've heard they're spectacular to drive (then again, it's not like they could possibly be more of an annoyance to drive than my 626).

    Yes? No? Maybe so?
  • One more question. I can't seem to dig up too much information on '99 CLs. Most of the reviews I find are for '98s or '01 CL-S's. Also, so far I've only discussed pricing with dealers and haven't gotten a chance to really talk about the car/test drive one. Anyway... here's my question -what kind of features should I expect to get? What options were available on '99s and what was standard? I'm looking to buy one as loaded as possible, so I'm curious as to exactly what that would include.
  • jwilson1jwilson1 Posts: 956
    have you tried looking at the detailed info on the "Used" pages of Edmunds? Sorry I can't be of help.

    Take care.
    Joe W.
  • vineee1vineee1 Posts: 16
    help me, cant make up my mind between a silver or black?????????
  • I have the silver. It is easy to maintain and always looks clean. Black on the other hand, shows swirl marks more, shows dirt, and requires a lot more detailing maintenance to look good. Many folks love black cars though.

    I adore my 2001 CL. You'll love the ride in the CL no matter which color you choose.
  • I own a 1999 Acura CL 3.0 and love the car, well not as much as my new 2002 CL S-Type but that's another story. The 1999 came standard with a wide array of standard features, if you look up the specs on Edmunds you can see the full list of features. The ride quality and handling are very good, not as precise or quick as the new CL's but I think you will enjoy the car I know I have. For anyone looking for any new Acura's in the NY, NJ, PA area let me know.
  • beach15beach15 Posts: 1,305
    For any of you who may have wanted to see the 2003 CL, here's a link. This shows the new taillights, base CL wheels (much, much better looking, IMHO), the new CL Type-S wheels (not as nice as now--why did they change them?), and the Type-S interior with the six speed stick and new brushed aluminum replacing the gray wood. Here, feast your eyes!


    http://www.thehollywoodextra.com/acura/acura.html

  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    beach15-

    Thanks for the link! THIS is what you need to get! No squeaks, no rattles, no jerking transmission AND plenty of get up and go! ;-))

    11,800+ miles on my CL-S since 3/28/01 and loving every minute of it! NO problems!

    fastdriver
  • mdanielmdaniel Posts: 47
    I went to the show yesterday and posted some pictures at http://public.fotki.com/mdaniel
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    mdaniel-

    THANKS for the pics. They were great.

    fastdriver
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    beach15 & mdaniel-
    Look at these- http://www.detnews.com/2002/autosinsider/0201/06/autos-383759.htm
    That Chrysler influence is appearing FAST! Love the looks of that Chevy.
    fastdriver
  • vineee1vineee1 Posts: 16
    just wondering if anyone who has used any of the zaino products would be able to tell me if you are doing a brand new vehicle within 2-3 days of purchase would u have to use the clay bar.. thanks for your help.
  • cyranno99cyranno99 Posts: 419
    mdaniel - nice shoe :) Very good pictures though...

    fastdriver - looks aren't enough for me... gotta be reliable :) I'll stick with the Acura for a while.

    vinee1 - ifyou live in hot climate... avoid dark colors.. fastdriver can help you with Zaino stuff.
  • sphinx99sphinx99 Posts: 776
    Any thoughts from the peanut gallery on expected 0-60 times for the new six-speed Type S?
  • cyranno99cyranno99 Posts: 419
    six seconds flat.... but I'll stick with my SS... I want to see Acura trims some fat off the CL... it's a little longer than the Accord... I think 186 inches would be good...
  • l943973l943973 Posts: 197
    I noticed in the 2003 CL-S, there is a small antenna on the roof of the car. Is this for radio reception or for a phone?

    Didn't the previous models use a window antenna?
  • canadianclcanadiancl Posts: 1,078
    I agree with cyranno that the CL is a little porky. Shorter length and about 400 lbs less would make it a real Bimmer-killer.

    And is that a hand-operated parking brake for the 2003 CLS? Wonder if that is going to be for all CL and TL across the board? I may even consider trading in just for the hand brake and the aluminum accent!

    BTW, I've wonder why Honda couldn't have incorporated the parking brake into the console in much the same way as the '02 CR-V?
  • jwilson1jwilson1 Posts: 956
    The antenna looks just like the one on the RL for OnStar.

    Take care.
    Joe W.
  • 64626462 Posts: 14
    I think that's a major step foward in making the car more of a sports coupe. I never understood why the CL didn't have it before. I'd also surmise that if the 2003 CL has it, that the TL is going that way in the next year or so...
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    vineee1-

    YEP! Do the clay thing. You won't regret it. New cars can have all kinds of crap on them especially rail dust. Don't forget to get the new ZFX additive that just came out. Thjat eliminates the need for Z1. You can put on 3 coats of Z in one day with this new additive!

    fastdriver
  • vineee1vineee1 Posts: 16
    thanks for your response,i probably will clay it first,but i was just wondering if i was to skip the clay and do the z1 and z2 or the new product and the z2 would it be bad
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