I've found the CL-Type S a joy to
drive. I test drove the G35 also.
The CL is a smoother ride. Even
though is doesn't have as much
horsepower, it has plenty. Bang for
the buck, the CL is a much better buy.
I am very pleased with my purchse,so
far, after my first year of ownership. I
wanted a vehicle that did not second
guess me when I stepped on the gas
peddle. When I said go , I wanted my
vehicle to go! And boy, does it perform.
Alot of people are surprised that my
style car has the power it does. I also
wanted a luxury car and it is that too.
It has plush leather seats and wood
Leather heated seats, 6 speed manual
trans., sun roof, 260 hp, allinclusive
option pkg., Bose sound system, 6 disc
in dash cd system, low-profile aluminum
wheels, seat memory for 2 drivers,
garage door opener, rearview mirror dimmer
placement of cup holders in manual
transmissio cars, incomplete
instrument-gauge cluster (ie. oil)
The CL Type S 6 speed is simply the
best sport coupe value available. It
has it all: excellent performance,
superb handling, luxurious, roomy and
practical, FWD for the snow,
absolutely reliable - all for less
than $30k. This is the 3rd Acura CL
we've bought. My wife and I bought a
matching pair of 2001 CL's, and I
loved them so much that I recently
traded one in for a new 2003 Type S 6
speed. There was simply nothing else
out there like it. The new Infiniti
G35 Coupe was close - it's a very nice
car, but RWD doesn't go as well in the
snow, it has less room, and is about
$10k more. It was a no brainer choice.
Power, combination of superb handling
(courtesy of the helical limited slip
differential) with FWD practicality in
the snow, luxurious and roomy
interior, big trunk, rock-solid
reliability, and good gas mileage to
It's hard to ask for more at this
price. I'm just sorry it's been
There was a silver 6sp/CL-S that I had
my eye on for months at the dealer.
Knowing that 2003 was the last model
year, I figured I would be able to pick
one up for a good price. Indeed. I
did. This car comes with everything.
The build quality is top notch. The
engine, ooh, that engine. Tranny, a
slick shifting dream! Quiet cabin,
excellent ergonomics. Honda builds
Engine, transmission and switchgear
throughout. Excellent build quality.
Will need to tune stiffer suspension
and enhance the brakes. Other than
that, it's a great clean slate.