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  • garypengarypen Posts: 1,483
    Put it in D, and leave it there. (Unless you want to go backwards. R works best for that.)
  • bodydoublebodydouble Posts: 801
    nasty nasty nasty :)
  • garypengarypen Posts: 1,483
    Now now now. No need to be an idiot. The D stands for droll.
    You asked the best way to use the transmission. I answered. That's the way I use it, because I feel it's the best way.
    Now, if they would only get rid of that stupid gated pattern.
  • bodydoublebodydouble Posts: 801
    You hate that too? I thought I was the only one. I see no merit for it. None whatsoever. All it does is gets hung up between shifts. Makes me look down everytime to shift. Just hate it.
  • vineee1vineee1 Posts: 16
    WITHDRAW MY PREVIOUS COMMENTS
  • garypengarypen Posts: 1,483
    It's freakin' awful. Totally unnecessary. Serves no purpose whatsoever, except to annoy me. It's purely a phychological thing to give the effect of a manual gearshift pattern.

    The shiftronic might come in handy if you're driving uphill in a snowstorm, while trying to pass a truck, and towing a boat. Otherwise, jam the gas pedal, and it downshifts by itself.
  • mdanielmdaniel Posts: 47
    Sportshift is better than full auto because at least you get some voice in what gear you're in. But the computer can override you any time which pisses me off. Can't wait to get my 6 speed. There's to substitute for a true manual.
  • sphinx99sphinx99 Posts: 776
    I know the SS on the Prelude would not upshift for you, ever. It would let you bounce off the engine's rev limiter, but it would not upshift. (It would however downshift to 1st when you came to a halt.)
  • mdanielmdaniel Posts: 47
    Same with the RSX and I think the TL with the 4 speed AT and SS.
  • cel3rd1cel3rd1 Posts: 1
    just bought 2003 CL type S with 6speed manual - drove the automatic for a few days with the gated shifter as a loaner car. I agree that best way to use it is "D" for Drive and "R" for reverse. Sportshift nothing like the 6 speed manual
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    It took a little while to get used to that gated shifter, but once I learned to just push it with the palm of my hand instead of trying to follow the pattern, I was fine. Easy now.

    15,100 miles in 14 months and not one single problem. My old Chrysler 300M group was right- this car is BORING! NOTHING to complain about like my 99 300M!!!!! Never a dull moment with Christine from day one until 33 months later when I got rid of her!

    Time for another oil/filter change and a tire rotation.

    fastdriver
  • garypengarypen Posts: 1,483
    >>>Time for another oil/filter change and a tire rotation.<<<

    Wow. Another 1000 miles went by already?
  • bodydoublebodydouble Posts: 801
    I had my car idling in the garage yesterday and had the windows down, and the engine is making this tinny, rattly noise, like paper clips in a tin can. Well, sort of like engine pinging, except I've never heard of an engine pinging when it's not under load. (It's not loud enough to be noticeable if you're not in an enclosed area).
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    bodydouble-

    Sounds like the catalytic converter "tingling".

    fastdriver

    PS Forget to mention in above message- BEST car I've ever owned and I have about 18 coats of Zaino on it!! ;-))
  • verozahlverozahl Posts: 574
    So, you bought the 18 coats of Zaino with the 'buy Zaino, get an Acura CL free' deal?

    >:)
    ... that's too much Zaino ...
  • garypengarypen Posts: 1,483
    If the noise is coming from the engine, as opposed to the cat, I'd be very worried. It sounds like there's something loose bouncing around in there.
    I'd bring it in to the shop immediately.
  • bodydoublebodydouble Posts: 801
    Where about is the catalytic converter located? Isn't it near the rear of the car?
  • Usually this beast is located in the mid to tail end of the car. Usually the older a car gets, fragments of it's innards break down and you can hear it rattling about like something loose. Eventually it gets so bad that the stuff will literally stall your car.
  • garypengarypen Posts: 1,483
    It generally only happens on older cars. Very very old cars. It can sound like coffee beans rattling around in a coffee can.

    Bring the car in to a reputable shop right away, to find out for sure what the noise is. (An Acura dealer if it's still under warranty.)
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    verozahl-

    LOL... Nope. Had the Zaino, then bought the CL-S! Eighteen coats is nothing in 14 months if you know anything about Zaino. Love that Z shine!

    fastdriver
  • vineee1vineee1 Posts: 16
    MUCH READ ABOUT SUN ROOF RATTLE AFTER 4 MONTHS. I KNOW THAT THERE WERE A BUNCH OF MESSAGES A WHILE BACK RELATING TO THIS. I WAS WONDERING IF IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE FOR SOMEONE TO GIVE ME A QUICK REVIEW OF WHAT I SHOULD DO.THANKS IN ADVANCE.
    VINNY
  • garypengarypen Posts: 1,483
    Free warranty repair at your Acura dealer. They know about it. They have the technology.
  • ecarmackecarmack Posts: 161
    IMO the CL 6 spd looks pretty enticing in the latest comparison with BMW, especially at thousands less. I happen to like the conservative styling, and even with front wheel drive and lacking in the tire department, it definetly held its own.
  • bodydoublebodydouble Posts: 801
    I'm actually curious as to how the CL-S would stack up against the G35 coupe out later this year.
  • nhl2nightnhl2night Posts: 3
    Hi,
    I am looking for help. My parents are almost set on getting me a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder, however I am in love witht he Cl Type S, which they are also considering. My parents asked me to give reasons why it would be better for me to get the Acura instead of the Pathfinder. Can someone please give me reasons why I should get the 3.2 Cl Type S instead of the Pathfinder, so I can tell my parents. If you seem to disagree and think I should get the Pathfinder please tell me why. Thanks
  • garypengarypen Posts: 1,483
    I think your parents should buy you a 1979 Civic. Get a job and buy your own damn CL, like a responsible human being.
    (That's why I hate rich people. One of the reasons, anyway.)
  • bodydoublebodydouble Posts: 801
    You have to realize it is his parents who are offering to buy him the vehicle. So, as is often the case, it's the parents who need an attitude adjustment. No kid would turn down an offer of a new car. One of my clients bought his son as a graduation present a Porsche 911.

    nhl: I think gary does have a point in regard to both of those vehicles being excessive. But I think the Pathfinder would offer less of a temptation for you to get into trouble. The CL-S is designed for one thing -- to go fast. And I don't know if kids should be given that kind of arsenal. (I'm assuming you're a young guy. If you're, say, 30, then we might have a different problem)
    :)
  • nhl2nightnhl2night Posts: 3
    I dont care one bit, with what you have to say. I asked for advice between those 2 cars, not your opinion. To hate a rich person because they offer their kid a car, is ridicolous and selfish. Just because maybe you werent given what you wanted, you dont have to hold grudges. Also, who said I am rich? You dont know anything about me. So I suggest that you actually try to help instead of degrading me and maybe then we can move on with this discussion.

    Thanks
  • sphinx99sphinx99 Posts: 776
    I don't think you need the Type S. Get a regular CL.
  • nhl2nightnhl2night Posts: 3
    Reasons please?
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