...it's a Honda. Great engine and fortunately, I've escaped the transmission woes (for now). Handling is OK, but steering feedback is typical Honda "dead". Little communication with the road. Turning radius is much too wide for a car of this type. OEM Michelins were terrible. Replaced with Michelin Pilot Sport A/S. Expensive, but a fantastic improvement. Great car for those who want a sporty car w/above avg power, but don't want to sacrifice comfort. Handling and feedback not even close to a Bimmer 330, but then again, it was $6 grand cheaper.
Great engine, looks, drivability and durability
Improve road feedback and tighten the turning radius. Lengthen shift points between 1-2 gears. Put better tires on it. The cupholders are a joke. Buy the Bimmer if you have the extra $6 grand.
Bought used with about 42K miles on it. Couldn't be happier with the vehicle for the price I paid. Runs great, good speed, love the heated seats, navigation system rules. Being the first experience with a foreign car, I am very pleased. We hope to upgrade to a MDX in a few years. For the money and options included, this is a steal compared to a Lexus.
Heated seats, Navigation system (will never buy another w/o), digital climate control, traction control system.
Looks like they repositioned the navigation controls on the new Acuras (would have been a suggested improvement). Sunroof could have been slightly bigger.
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