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Such a solid car
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By ztiger93
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1997 Acura CL 2.2 2dr Coupe


Review

It says a lot that the most difficult
thing I've had to deal with in 6-1/2
years is a window motor. This car is
not fast, but it's not meant to be
(which saves on insurance). My next
car will be another Acura for sure --
but not until the day comes that I need
to add two more doors.


Best Features

Comfort and enough acceleration when you need it; truly reliable transportation. A/C has been very good to me in Florida (6 years until its first recharge) and climate control has been a huge plus. Everyone compliments the ride. And it looks great with the dealer's spoiler.


Worst Features

Anyone who knows how to trick out a Civic or Accord could make this into a flyer. Wish I had the money to do it.


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97 Acura 2.2 CL
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By dilwin
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1997 Acura CL 2.2 2dr Coupe


Review

I bought this car a month back and so
far I've been very satisfied. The car
looks great both inside (polished wood-
like panelling) and outside and I admit
that was the main reason I went for it.
It drives great though the engine feels
the strain when there are more than 3
occupants (it's a 4 cyl 2.2 L engine).
It handles superbly and even though its
a big car (it's as long as a taurus) it
maneuvers like a smaller car. I've had
no problems parking it in tight spaces.
The a/c unit doesn't cool the air
inside immediately on +90F days.


Best Features

interior wooden panelling, ergomic seats, intuitive and easy to operate controls, sleek exterior design.


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go 2,2cl!!!!!
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By mark1
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1997 Acura CL 2.2 2dr Coupe


Review

This is my second Acura - liked my
original Integra very much, but the
2.2cl is sportier and more fun to
drive. It is thoroughly reliable and
quick to respond and easy to handle. I
have only had the usual repairs, brake
pads + replacing the timing belt at
90,000 miles.


Best Features

The 1997 2.2cl is like a reliable old, good friend - ready to go anywhere cheerfully. Its styling is still sharp and it has a timeless clasic feel to it.


Worst Features

Drawbacks: Great in snow but not as great in rain around turns & going uphill.The doors are heavy & open wide & low. Otherwise - a real workhorse.


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Buying this car was not an accident
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By Diva13
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1997 Acura CL 2.2 Premium 2dr Coupe


Review

I bought this car in 2000 it had 7000
miles on it I think it was a demo. It
has been the best card I've owned No
mantiance problem since i've had it. I
resently has an really bad accident, an
the police officer said that having
this car saved my life. I walked away
with out a scatch. They don't build
them like this anymore. My next car
will most likely be an Acura.


Best Features

sunroof, sound system, soft leather interior, No maintiance problems


Worst Features

None


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This thing is sick
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By Johnny Dukes
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1997 Acura CL 2.2 2dr Coupe


Review

This car is unreal. It combines the
technological masterpiece of Variable Valve
Timing (VTEC) with a sleek look and Honda-
esque reliability. I got mine with 73,000
miles for around 8,000. A Honda Accord
would've been a cheaper investment with
similar results, but I went for the head-turner
instead and am very pleased with the results
I got.


Best Features

5 speed manual trans. is smooth. Interior are exterior are both beautiful. 2.2 Liter VTEC runs like a 3 liter V6 with better pickup and fuel economy.


Worst Features

Some rattling in the dash, and the rubber around the moonroof has been damaged by the sun (may not be a design flaw).


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