Transmission problems, check engine light constantly comes on, and loud sunroof, and slight rattles. I wish I had kept my old BMW328CI which had over 140k miles and never had any of these problems that my Acura CL with only 60,000 miles have. I have heard/read that the better Acura CLs were the 1997 to 1999. My co-worker has a 1997 CL 3.0 and never had any problems with it and has over 110,000 miles on it. You get a far better car for the money you pay for a BMW 3 series.
Navigation and interior styling. Fun to drive when you are not having problems.
My brother told me not to test drive
it. My wife said "get what you want,
the boys have their cars, I have mine,
you don't have to get a four door
family sedan." What a wonderful
wife. This is a great car. It is
very very fast and very very
comfortable. I am 6'1" tall and weigh
290# and this car is one of the few
that accomodates my height and girth
with the standard leather driver's
seat. My oldest son's Tiburon is
slightly tricked out and he turns 15.9
at Capital Raceway in Crofton. I
turned a 15.6 after learning how to
master the racing tree lights. I had
a full sized spare, two
17" rims and a set of clubs in the
trunk when I did it. Not bad.
She's FAST. The Bose Sound system
allows me to fire up my gospel cd's
and ignore the big eighteen wheelers
all around me. GPS is too cool.
She's pretty well outfitted - 8
cylinders maybe!!! 260 bhp at the
wheels - not the flywheel.
A new model coupe for the Year 2005 -
maybe a ragtop!?!?! 20 inch rims
Yeah I like it a lot! Thanks Acura.
The type S begs to be driven in a
sporty manner, but has a comfortable
ride at any time. I highly recommend
several basic changes that will awaken
this incredible car; 1, Buy the AEM
cold air intake,(2-3 hundred).The
increase in performance is amazing,10-
15 horsepower, and the 2nd intake
opening at 5k RPM in the S engine
sounds absolutely incredible.2.Buy
the Eibach springs (2-3 hundred.)Hugely
improves handling at all speeds with no
loss of ride quality! Giving it a more
aggressive appearance and keeping it
glued to the turns. 3. Buy a 75 horse
shot of nitrous (7-8). Engine computers
will never let it run lean, and you now
outrun BMW's,350z,V-8 Camaro's,&
V.S.A. Active suspension that allows
for some wheel spin before intervening,
5 speed tiptronic auto/manual tranny,
and great reliability,fit,and finish.
Should be on all 10 best lists
(especially with a couple of the tweaks
mentioned above) Nothing even close for
the price. Great car
Better wood inlay,Blackwood looks a
I have owned Acura since the 1985
model. The 2001 CL is the best in
terms of power, handling, agility and
design. This car flies when needed
with a slight touch of the peddle. No
problem leading the pack between NY and
Boston. I'm in the market for the new
TL and can't wait to get my hands on it.
I love the navigational device. This
is a fantastic extra that I will get on
all future cars or trucks. Never a
doubt how to get to a new location.
Sorry to see Acura phase our 2-door
model. Maybe they will see the light
in the future and bring back a coupe.