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.
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
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.
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.
interior wooden panelling, ergomic
seats, intuitive and easy to operate
controls, sleek exterior design.
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
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.
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.
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.
sunroof, sound system, soft leather
interior, No maintiance problems
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
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
Some rattling in the dash, and the rubber
around the moonroof has been damaged by
the sun (may not be a design flaw).