1998 Acura CL Consumer Review: Good Car, Not So Good Tranny
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1998 Acura CL - Consumer Review

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3.0 Premium Coupe (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Good Car, Not So Good Tranny
By Tim on

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1998 Acura CL 3.0 Premium 2dr Coupe

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Bought the car from a local Acura dealer with 66k miles in Feb 2004 (3.0 premium). Car was (then) mechanically perfect and ran flawlessly. Now at 85k, the tranny is slipping and has been periodically for the last 10k miles. Fortunately, I have a warranty that will replace it. Wish I could drop a 5-speed but the cost would be around 8-10k, way too much money. So except for the one huge problem, this car is fantastic. Build quality is typical Honda, interior has held up great, very nice all around. I'm actually thinking of getting a 2.3 stick as a 2nd vehicle.

Favorite Features

Steering wheel radio controls, plush interior, automatic temp control, exterior style, uniqueness (I maybe see 1 a day, if that, unlike accords), and pretty much everything is standard.

Suggested Improvements

3.0 transmission. I believe Honda/Acura extended the tranny warranty for the 2000-2002 CL 3.2 as they are notorious for failures. Too bad they won't extend the older CL's.
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