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By DB
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2001 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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This car is amazing. It is my 3rd Acura and fourth Honda. I had a Legend Coupe and often regretted selling it, So when the 2nd Generation CL came out I had to have it. This car does everything, and will eat most car's lunch, including the beloved 3 Series BMW (Except for the M3 of course). Smooth ride and comfort, and Honda reliability. Just can't say enough good things about this automobile. It is a wolf in sheeps clothing. You can shock a mustang or camaro owner in this car. Some complain about the ride on the Type S, but if that is the concern you have, buy a Buick or a sedan. You are not the target market for this car.


Best Features

The engine, the seats, the suspension.


Worst Features

Get real fog lights with a separate power switch.


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Smooth, responsive, fun and reliable!
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By Greg Z. W .
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2001 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Wonderful car: drives like an M3, but is more quiet, feels luxurious and is absolutely reliable. The best GPS navigation system I've seen. I've put almost 70 000 miles on it and have not had a single problem. Just pour gas, change oil and have fun! The transmission have always behaved flawlessly and they did the scheduled fix at 40,000 miles. The only quibble I would have about this great car is the poor paintwork. Acura should really work on this.


Best Features

Smooth ride, tight suspension and steering, great navigation system. Reliability!


Worst Features

Poor paint work. The stock Michelin tires are nothing special. The Yokohama Avid V4S are so much better. Definitely the best tires for this car.


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Smooth Ride
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By Drew
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2001 Acura CL 3.2 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Acura has me sold. My silver on black CL has been everything I expected. And expectations can be a dangerous thing…I purchased it used with 43K miles on it. Got a great deal too. One word: Smooth. I love the sound of the engine when you punch it. I drove the type S as well, but didn't like the harshness of the ride. I much preferred the stock 3.2 CL's ride and if you're stress'en over the power drop of from the S, don't, the car scoots. 0-60 in 7.0 seconds is quick to most normal human beings. And once you sit in the seats, your body just melts into the leather and you're lulled to sleep by how smooth and quite the car is. My commute home will never be the same.


Best Features

NAV, Heated Leather multi-adjustable seats, In-dash CD changer, Quietness, Engine purr...


Worst Features

Need to change the rims. Scratch way too easily. Everything else is just what I expected and then some.


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Good value but...
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By BHarvey
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2001 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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...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.


Best Features

Great engine, looks, drivability and durability


Worst Features

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.


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Very Happy
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By greg
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2001 Acura CL 3.2 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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This is my first Acura and I'm loving it. I bought it certified and the dealership has been great.


Best Features

The seats are great.


Worst Features

A more powerful stereo and a larger sunroof.


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