I purchased this car with 50,000 miles on it. It was a lease turn in and was/is in amazing shape. The sleek design and dual exaust caught my eye immediately. There are many well designed creature comforts to keep you occupied and comfortable on any drive. The smoothness, power and handling will get your heart pounding. The exaust sounds during excelleration are very satisfying and not overwhelming. This car was for me the moment I sat down in it and turned the key.
All the features of the car make it a near perfect package. I would have to say my favorite features are the 225 horses and the great gas mileage that goes with them.
I do not like the fact that it is only a four seater. The back seat is designed for only two when three kids could fit comfortably.
I have had my 2002 Acura CL 3.2 for just over a year now. I love this car. I did a lot of research before buying it, and after driving it, I was sold. I like the sleek look of the car. The interior is nice and roomy. The seats are comfortable, and the car offers all the little luxuries of a more expensive car. I love the heated seats, the dimming mirror, and the sound system. With 225 hp, the CL has some great get up and go. It handles well at high speeds. The gas mileage is better than I thought. Maintenance has been very low in the last year.
Great power with great gas milage using
sportshift (up to 50 miles more than
autoshift out of a full tank). Right
door does not line up with body. Dealer
made some improvement but clearly a
building quality issue. Overall, body
(not wheel base) is too long and not
tall enough. Great value and no
complaints for anything else.
Almost everything came standard; Strong
torque at low RPM; Quiet and very low
engine rpm in highway cruising; Comfort
seat; Good solid vehicle weight.
Less pointy nose (see improvement with
the new TL); More head room; RWD; Even
weight distribution (not 60/40 making
turns like a truck)
It is glubby when in the driver's
seat. It is uncomfortable to drive in.
Just trying to turn the steering wheel
can give you a hernia. It is as if the
power steering fluid is empty. The seat
backs are so high you cannot see behind
you when you back up. Trying to move
the front seat up when getting in the
back seat is next to impossible. I
bought it about 2 weeks ago and I am
very unhappy. I can't believe I traded
my wonderful 1988 Acura Legen Coupe for
The leather looks nice inside.
Re-do this car so a woman can drive it
instead of needing a 400 pound hercules.