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Acura CL



  • tomsrtomsr Posts: 325
    I have 61400 miles on my 98 2.3CL and have had no problems excepting premature brake wear which the dealer covered under warranty.I change the oil every 3000 miles and it is tight and rattle free
    as the day I bought it new.The interior is still like new.Parking lot dings flaw an otherwise
    perfect vehicle.The paint is very thick and tough
    so I can remove scratches with rubbing compound
    without worrying about damaging it.It loves to
    cruise at 80mph all day.Things you take for granted such as maintenance reminder,brake light warning,reliability,etc gets you spoiled.It should go 200k before I give it to my kids.
  • danny25danny25 Posts: 119
    I went back and reread some posts about the excessive wind noise coming from the sunroof, but I didn't notice anyone complain about it whistling. At about 50-55 the sunroof starts to whistle very loudly. Does anyone know if that tape spoken about will fix this?
  • canadianclcanadiancl Posts: 1,078
    The tape is only supposed to remedy the roof rubbing against the edge of the opening, creating what appears to be a rattling sound.
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and Safe Thanksgiving and to take a moment to remember all of those affected by 9/11.

  • I with you fastdriver! :)
  • I drove the 02 TL and it was smooth.

    One dealer in Pacific Northwest is posting $27K for a new 2001 CL-S w/Nav. and $26K w/o Nav.

    I will check it out this weekend and I will pay special attention to the wind noise from the CL moonroof.
  • hsolohsolo Posts: 1
    I was looking to buy CL for weeks in NY. The best offer I got was CL Type S w/o Nav for $26,980 including destination charge. About two weeks ago while I was visiting my girlfriend in Boston,I ended up buying my CL Type S w/Nav for $27,000. I love my car and navigation system is great but I am still wondering whether it was good deal or not.
  • hsolo................that sounds like a great deal since your sticker had to be a lot higher. If you got an 01, nothing but color changed on the 02, and your price was fair--it is a new car! Be glad that coupes are a little "soft" and enjoy your ride. I've been driving my Pimp Daddy Gold CL-S for 16 months and I still love it, despite the fact that I paid $29 out the door with no nav (stickered at 32,810!) but with spoiler, bra, mud guards, fender trim and mats.
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    Just checking in here. 10,700 miles on the 2001 CL-S leased on 3/28/01- NO problems. Still only 2 dealer visits for oil/filter changes and tire rotation/balance. Time soon for the next oil change.

    BEST car I have ever owned! First Acura/Honda product ever! No squeaks, no rattles, no pulsating brakes, no transmission problems whatsoever.

    That Zaino shine is terrific!

  • Hi Guys. My name is Dave--I just purchased a 2001 Black/Black CL-type s--111 miles for 26,500. This is the best price I could find in the color I wanted. (well I wanted silver but black was a close second)--I have a few questions...My car comes with an upgraded wood trim intereior(greyish black faux wood by the radio and shifter) ---Is there a easy way to remove and or replace? I sort of like the clean look better. Also--is there a acura enthusiast website? I am looking for all the info I can get for my new baby. I moved up from a honda civic ex so I am really excited to stay with Hondas. They are rock solid reliable. Thanks for any advance.
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273

    You won't find a more active site than ANYTHING and EVERYTHING can be found there. This site at Edmunds is basically dead!


  • danny25danny25 Posts: 119
    For those of you who take your CL to Acura for an oil/filter change, how much do they charge, and do they fill your tank every time you take it in? The reason I ask about the gas is that they filled my tank when I bought the car, and then when I took it to get it detailed they filled it up again. If they always do that, that may offset the extra cost of a dealer oil change. I was just curious.
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273

    The 2 times I've been to the dealer so far for oil changes, they were $9.99. This is not the dealer I bought the car from. I bought it in RI, but live in CT. They WERE going to vacuum the car and wash it and check the air pressure, but I told them NOT to touch it! I use Zaino polish and wasn't looking for any minimum wage kid to touch my car.

    I just received a flyer from this same dealer and noticed that the oil change is now $19.99. Still cheaper than the Jiffy-Lube that I used to use 2 cars ago.

    GAS! NO. No one has EVER filled my tank. Then again, I noticed that you live in Texas. I'm sure that Premium 93 octane gas is not $1.45 like it is here!


    PS Update- I have almost 10,900 miles on my CL. Think I'm driving it too much! ;-))
  • garypengarypen Posts: 1,483
    You won't even let the lot boys vacuum your CL???? Aren't you the guy that doesn't let his wife drive it, or his kids even sit in it? :-)
  • canadianclcanadiancl Posts: 1,078
    I also usually decline the car wash when I get my car serviced. They don't have time to do a thorough job and they usually end up scratching the paint, especially if you have a dark colour car. I also check my tire pressure regularly so again I would preferred that they didn't monkey around with that.
  • I had a run in with a police car at a blind intersection.Messed up the right front fender.I have been cl less for two weeks.I can't wait to get my car back.I have had mine since 3/20/00 and have had no problems.I got the gold color that everybody seem to love and for some reason they don't make any more.I leased mine and it's all most time to look for another.I don't know CLS or TLS either way the best bang for the buck.
  • garypengarypen Posts: 1,483
    Monkey around with checking the tire pressure? What is there to monkey around with? Worried they might damage a valve? :-)

    If they use a brushless wash, it won't scratch. If you otherwise bring it to a commercial wash, there's no reason not to have them run it through their brushless wash.

    Of course, if you never machine wash it, I can understand not wanting them to, either. Although, I don't understand never machine washing it. It's just a car, not a family member. ;-)
  • My dealer charges about 30 bucks for oil changes... of course, that includes inspections... joy!

    My dealer hand wash the cars, but they would do that for free when you bring your car in for scheduled maintenance.
  • garypengarypen Posts: 1,483
    Mine also charges $30. My other car is a Chevy. (I don't have a license plate frame on my CL, stating that, BTW). They charge $35 for an oil change! They also charge $60+ for a smog inspection, which can be had anywhere for $25-30. Talk about nerve! I don't know what my Acura dealer charges for that, but I doubt if it's $60.
  • the only thing i have against the cl is that it only has two dorrs and the back is in my opinion uglier than the tls which almost the same price but the again theres the charm and sportsimage of a 2door
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