by Molon on May 13, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Acura CL 2.3 2dr Coupe
Upscale Honda Accord. Transmission replaced at a little over 100K. Driver side window broke around 50K. Radiator leaked and replaced at 70K. Gas mileage only average, but I got a lead foot. Interior quality excellent with easy to use controls. Rear seat room tiny, I'm 5'9". Acceleration only average due to 4 cyl and the car weighs a lot. Sound insulation only average, as road noise is prevalent. Air conditioner is not that strong for summer usage.
by Big John from PA on Jun 30, 2004 Vehicle: 1998 Acura CL 2.3 2dr Coupe
Bought the 1998 2.3 coupe in Jan 1998
and here in June 2004 I have never,
ever spent one single cent on a repair
bill. Maintenance yes, like tires, oil,
air filter, belts, no hoses yet and it
has 95500. Does not leak one drop of
oil or burn it either. Gets 31mpg hwy.
by KevinC on Mar 30, 2004 Vehicle: 1998 Acura CL 2.3 2dr Coupe
I bought the car in 2002 with 82,000
miles on it. It now has 122,000 miles
and is still tight and reliable. Other
than brakes, tires, and oil changes
this car has been nearly trouble free.
I did have to replace the driver's side
electric window motor.
by CLCoupe on Nov 18, 2002 Vehicle: 1998 Acura CL 2.3 2dr Coupe
I own this car for 5 years and never
had any electrical problems, but
something is wrong with Acura/Honda's
1997-1998 transmission. I bumped into
another car lightly (no dents or paint
chipping off, no damage whatsoever),
then my transmission acted awkwardly
and shifts very hard. The transmission
were free of charge though. This didn't
only happened to my car, it also
happened to 2 of my other friends who
owns a 1997 prelude and 1998 Accord.
Same symtoms from VERY light head-ons.
BEWARE!!! Honda might be trying to
cover up this
by Honda4life on Aug 14, 2002 Vehicle: 1998 Acura CL 2.3 2dr Coupe
I've had the car for almost 2 yrs now,
and I do truely love it. Only a couple
problems, I have this annoying rattle
noise in the dashboard, in happens when
I go over rough road and I cant for the
life of me find it.
I also have an annoying metallic
chatter from under the front-end when
the car rev's threw 1800rpm, sounds
like it could be the heat shield, but I
have checked it and it's tight. And
lastly it has developed a exhaust leak
in the S-pipe, rusted out from what I
can see. The car is only 4 yrs old. I
am very disappointed at this, seeing as
my previous car, a '93 Acura Integra GS
went over 8 yrs and 100k miles before
needing exhaust work.
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