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  • I wish I COULD sell it for $19,995, but I still owe $20,700 on the vehicle. It is what it is. I am not in a big rush to sell it, but will if I can.

    Not one call yet! Sad thing is, in the Auto Trader, mine is the cheapest 99 3.0CL for sale! I guess everyone else is buried like me!

  • Has anyone purchased the custom fit dealer car cover? $219 MSRP. I assume it's breathable and waterproof? any feedback is appreciated. Does it fit like "they" say it will?

    Got a 2001 CL Type S (San Marino Red) and lovin it! I think I busted a rear speaker though. :-( anybody else did that? I wonder if it's under warranty? Anybody know. Thanks
  • gvtiregvtire Posts: 1
    I bought the cover for mine. It fits great. The fabric is breathable and waterproof. Comes with both lock and storage bag.
  • I'd be interested to know how much hp they put to the wheels, stock. I mean totally stock, factory intake, rims/tires, exhuast, etc.
  • paul528paul528 Posts: 3
    While snowbound in PA, the car bug bit me mighty hard. Attracted to the CL and have learned much from previous postings thanks to your input. Was wondering if those who purchased a CL considered other vehicles? If so, what steered you toward the CL?

    And then the more difficult question (at least for me), what factors entered in to your decision for choosing CL-P or CL-S? Convenience? Comfort? Ride? Power? Appearance?

    I live in Southeast PA close to Allentown & Reading. Anyone recommend an Acura dealer?

    Thanks much for your help and opinions.
  • ineto6ineto6 Posts: 161
    you'll have a quicker response if you go to
  • pammapamma Posts: 1
    Anyone have a problem maintaining constant temp with "97 Cl? The fan is always on and when the heater is on, the temp gets too hot for the setting it is set on. I then dial back down to get the heat to shut off and the A/C comes on. It is never just status quo, I am constantly adjusting it. Any suggestions?
  • cirrust8cirrust8 Posts: 1
    Picked up my new 3.2CL a few months ago. The manual says the gas tank is 17 gallons. But when the fuel light comes on, the car consistently only takes on about 13 to 13.5 gallons. The fuel gauage also reads E. Is there really a reserve of 3.5 to 4 gallons? That's hard to believe. How much reserve does everyone else experience? Thanks ---- Jeff
  • ineto6ineto6 Posts: 161
    I guess you could test out that theory if you have a cell phone... then you could call Acura's TLC to fill up your gas :)
  • I dumped my 99 3.0 CL today. I had a chance to get a 1990 BMW M3 with only 18,900 miles on it for $10,000 (13,500 after I buried the loss...but still WELL worth it!).

    You guys have been great to chat with!

    I'll keep in touch!

  • msievemsieve Posts: 9
    Anybody recently have a good experience with a Minnesota Acura dealer??-- looking to buy a new CL.
    Willing to drive (Wisconsin, Iowa?) if there's a dealer selling anywhere near 500-600 over invoice.
  • Just wanted to say that I'm looking for a second car to take some of the commuting burden off of my Type S. However, the competition out there just doesn't seem to be offering the same "bang for the buck." I come away from most test drives very unimpressed!

    I keep running into issues like:
    1. The front seats aren't as comfortable as the Type s.
    2. The auto transmission doesn't have the sport shift.
    3. The warrany is only 2 years long (come on VW!)
    4. Why do I have to spend over $40K to get all of the equipment that comes standard on my Type S?

    Anyone else find a car that equals the Acura, without buying 2 of the same car?
  • ineto6ineto6 Posts: 161
    I suppose you would want something a little cheaper than the CL. I'd say it is not easy to find something as well-equipped as the CL or TL for the money. Not saying that they are perfect cars, but I hope more luxury car companies could add more standard features.

    If you dare to consider a Cadillac Catera or a Lincoln LS then you have a good price package comparison with the CL/TL. Yes, they would be a little more expensive, but you might be able to get a better deal on those domestics.

    As for getting something a little cheaper then I'd say any well-equipped Camry, Maxima, Accord, 300M would do just fine. BTW, Chrysler has autostick on the LH cars.
  • bfebetsbfebets Posts: 1
    My wife and I just picked up our 2001 CL on March 10th. We had a great experience at Tustin Acura in CA. We got it for less than $400.00 over invoice(sorry Minnesota). I'm not used to having any problems with Honda products but This CL has a few. It's black on black and there are a lot of scratches on the paint. The Nav system didn't work the way I had seen it before and I found out that I have an old disc. The SRS light stays on continuously on the instrument panel. I'm taking it back for the scratches the light and the disc. The dealer told me the car had been on the lot since May, 2000. Unfortunately, I didn't find out until I noticed the disc problem. I'm confident the dealer will remedy my problems when I bring it back to them. If not..... I'll be back.
  • I agree that the car is not perfect but the value-for-the-dollar is excellent!
    Went to the dealer to have a fog light and wipers replaced yesterday. All were free of charge. One more reason to buy an Acura.
  • I've received a good quote for the CL-S, just a couple hundred over invoice. But the dealer is not willing to negotiate on the spoiler and is charging full MSRP for it. Now shouldn't this, my only option, be negotiable? Thanks.
  • ineto6ineto6 Posts: 161
    Honda's packaging is probably works well for the potential buyers and for Honda. The more options that you have to purchase, the more expensive it is for the manufacturers to keep track and install. Anyway, I am happy that we still have enough choices in cars to complicate our life :)

    Hmmmm... charging full price for the spoiler??? Forget them. Find another dealer or buy a good aftermarket spoiler for significantly less. One of the thing you might want to have is the all-weather mat. I just love having that.
  • bnycumbnycum Posts: 1
    I bought a 01 CL-S in October and love it. Except for the rattle in the moonroof. It has rattled from day one and my dealer does not seem to be know what to do about it. I have had back to the dealer twice for lubrication. (the last time for special "NSX grease") Fortunately it does not rattle with the cover closed, but with spring coming I would like to be able to open the cover. The rattle seems to get worse when it is warm outside. Is anyone else having this problem?

    I love everything else about the car, I have been getting a consistant 27MPG. My dad has a new Lincoln LS (V8) he thinks he can take me. I would love to run it against him.
  • ineto6ineto6 Posts: 161
    I've read that earlier 2001 CL models and some Accords have that same problem. It should be fixed by a good dealer and apparently yours is not. You might want to scroll through the posts to get some answer.... maybe from another website as stated in some older posts.
  • Is anyone aware of any current lease deals on the CR-S? I am interested in a 36mo lease, 12K miles/yr, and no more than $2K out of pocket. I am not sure what kind of payment I may be able to negotiate on a CL-S. The only option I would want to add is a spoiler.
  • wkyangwkyang Posts: 1
    I just bought a 01 CL-S last week. I have a question about the car I had. When I stop on a red light, idle for a while, my car will jerk slightly and the engine will work just like turning to rest mode ( from the engine sound I heard ). Is this normal? Does anyone with CL type S have this situation?
  • ineto6ineto6 Posts: 161
    try turning off your A/C
  • crazyclcrazycl Posts: 2
    I just brought my new 2001 Acura CL into the dealership to have the windshield replaced. The Acura person described the problem as "rippling" in the windshield. I drove off in a loaner CL that had the same problem. Then I talked to a friend that has an identical CL and he said it was the anti-reflective coating!?! Has anyone else noticed the rippling? I notice it on the passenger side when I am in the driver's seat. I also notice it when I walk up to my car (10-15 away) and look at the windshield area from an angle. Straight lines are distorted.
  • billiam70billiam70 Posts: 54
    I am the new owner of a 2001 Honda Accord V6 Coupe. Quite a few people in the accord message boards are trashing the car, especially the paint quality. My Honda is the Nighthawk Black Pearl. Now I know that black is a lot of maintenance, but that's okay because I love it. I wanted to know what Acura owner's experiences are with this or any other quality issues.

    I had a 92 Integra with 107,000 miles on it and the car looked brand new! I had my Integra for 7 years then sold it for a Ford Explorer. What an idiot I was. I'm so happy to be back in the Honda family again!! There is no comparison.

  • rasaiarasaia Posts: 6
    I have the same problem with my 2 week old cl, type s. I was going to give it a while to break in before I talk to the dealer about the surging problem. I also would like to know from long time owners if the problem persists. In response to #203; it does it without the a/c on.
  • ineto6ineto6 Posts: 161
    Yup, I did experienced that problem... either turning off the A/C or stepping on the brake a little harder during stops. A few people noticed this, but I think most of them are ok with it.... you might want to try acura fans website... older messages here.
  • You all know that I loved my 99 Acura CL. We all admit that there was some fit & finish problems, but not that big of a deal, right?

    Now that I own a 1990 BMW M3, I have to admit, I am a little upset with the CL now. For an 11 year old car, this vehicle has no rattles and is flush in all the door handles, trunk, etc. What gives? It is sad that Honda/Acura can't do better. I will probably buy German cars from now on (if I have the money!). The quality is just that much better.

    Oh well, just thought I would point that out!
  • ineto6ineto6 Posts: 161
    Yes, I see your point obi.... in two different forum topics. Good for you. I question a comparison between a relative high volume vehicle (CL/Accord) to a low volume vehicle (M3). Not only that, you are comparing your samples (2 cars). Anyway, you are happy with your BMW... that's what counts.
  • Since there are two open CL forums, I'll ask this question in both...Does anyone have any info on the 2002 CL-S (Changes from 2001) and when they expect to be available?
  • johns1johns1 Posts: 4
    that you left the Acura family. I am afraid to say but your M3 will spend more time in the shop than your CL ever would. Enjoy the car anyway.
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