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Quality at a reasonable price
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By v maggio
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2001 Acura CL 3.2 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Fun and comfortable to drive. Gets over 30 mpg on long trips. While the rear seat is comfortable it is not easy to get in and out.


Best Features

Handling.


Worst Features

Exterior styling.


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1 year later...still pleased
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By Ryan
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2001 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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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.


Best Features

Heated seats, Navigation system (will never buy another w/o), digital climate control, traction control system.


Worst Features

Looks like they repositioned the navigation controls on the new Acuras (would have been a suggested improvement). Sunroof could have been slightly bigger.


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better than Honda Accord v-6 same price!
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By aveerothai
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2001 Acura CL 3.2 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought this car used 2 years ago. No problem, fun to drive, Bose system, heated seat and memory seat and this car is going for same price as Honda Accord v6. What a deal!


Best Features

Bose system, heated seat and 3.2 vtec engine


Worst Features

Better wheels


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I would rather go back to my BMW328CI
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By Type-S
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2001 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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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.


Best Features

Navigation and interior styling. Fun to drive when you are not having problems.


Worst Features

Better Transmission and overall build quality. Faulty check engine light problems.


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Bone Stock 15.6 with junk in the trunk
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By walt by default
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2001 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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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.


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

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.


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