I purchased my 01' CL Certified in September 2002. I fell in love with it then and am still in love with it now. At the time, I was also looking at the Lexus IS, but it felt like I was cramped up in an upgraded version of my Civic SI. The CL has all the luxurious interior features, a powerful engine so it is at a great value. The transmission was recalled, but Acura replaced it at their cost. I've been a CL owner for 3 years now and don't even have an itch to look at other cars because I'm very happily satisfied. When I'm in the market to purchase a new car, it would definitely be another Acura hands down... Perhaps the TL. ;)
3.2L VTec engine, Heated Leather Seats (esp the driver's seat), large interior cavity, handling, dependable, Bose 6 disc cd changer, huge trunk space, feels heavy and safe.
Absolutely nothing... except the automatic rear passenger seats. I never know when the seat will stop before my rear passenger gets squished.
The S-type is a hoot to drive. Excellent performance and cornering ability. The auto shift works well and get the job done. Gas milage is in the 25 mpg range overall. very quite overall with a nice growl from the duel exhaust. The only issues are the 6 cd changer jams up but then the problem clears up later in the day and the stock tires are sub par.
This car has been great. It always does what it should, and when I need it. Fun to drive, comfortable for long weekend driving. Style is clean and impressive, whenever someone gets in it they ask what is it?
The engine - the car loves to go fast. Becareful or you will be getting tickets. 6-CD in dash with Bose, everything built in. The turning radius good too.
Best car I have ever owned. CL Type S, Black on Black with additional black wood accent trim around inst. panel, A/C vents, console, etc, WOW, upgraded interior, backup and fog lights to PIAA- improvement! When you ask it to go, it comes back and says how fast, very smooth & responsive, handles like a dream. 29,000 miles replaced tires to Bridgestone Turanza LSV good choice. When you sit in the seat it wraps around you as to say Ill protect you. Sad, to say I have experienced a few hard shifts from 2nd to 3rd, hope this is not a sign of the known tranny issues, other than that, no mechanical problems.
Blackwood interior trim, seats, console, good use of space. Well balanced and good curb weight, feels solid and safe.
Paint, very poor quality, says its clear coat, it must be a thin coat. Bose sound system is disappointing. Shame that such a great car has had so many tranny issues, not good for a company named after AcCURAcy but I guess nothing is perfect.