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Acura CL, Coupe
#1238 of 1965 Acura 2002 3.2 cl type S
May 31, 2002 (8:37 pm)
I am looking for help. My parents are almost set on getting me a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder, however I am in love witht he Cl Type S, which they are also considering. My parents asked me to give reasons why it would be better for me to get the Acura instead of the Pathfinder. Can someone please give me reasons why I should get the 3.2 Cl Type S instead of the Pathfinder, so I can tell my parents. If you seem to disagree and think I should get the Pathfinder please tell me why. Thanks
May 31, 2002 (11:22 pm)
I think your parents should buy you a 1979 Civic. Get a job and buy your own damn CL, like a responsible human being.
(That's why I hate rich people. One of the reasons, anyway.)
Jun 01, 2002 (11:29 am)
You have to realize it is his parents who are offering to buy him the vehicle. So, as is often the case, it's the parents who need an attitude adjustment. No kid would turn down an offer of a new car. One of my clients bought his son as a graduation present a Porsche 911.
nhl: I think gary does have a point in regard to both of those vehicles being excessive. But I think the Pathfinder would offer less of a temptation for you to get into trouble. The CL-S is designed for one thing -- to go fast. And I don't know if kids should be given that kind of arsenal. (I'm assuming you're a young guy. If you're, say, 30, then we might have a different problem)
Jun 01, 2002 (11:51 am)
I dont care one bit, with what you have to say. I asked for advice between those 2 cars, not your opinion. To hate a rich person because they offer their kid a car, is ridicolous and selfish. Just because maybe you werent given what you wanted, you dont have to hold grudges. Also, who said I am rich? You dont know anything about me. So I suggest that you actually try to help instead of degrading me and maybe then we can move on with this discussion.
Jun 01, 2002 (4:55 pm)
I don't think you need the Type S. Get a regular CL.
Jun 01, 2002 (5:14 pm)
Jun 01, 2002 (9:18 pm)
Welcome to Edmunds TH, nhl2night... "the rich, they're different than the rest of us, and that's baaaad!"
... why do you want a CL instead of a RSX? I'm curious. Yes, the Pathfinder and the CL are both nice, and refusing either would be, um, not smart.
Jun 01, 2002 (9:26 pm)
The CL has much of the performance and handling of the CL-S, plus 100% of its safety features, without the engine and drivetrain that's likely to get you (a young driver) into serious trouble. Plus, it's cheaper to insure, less conspicuous, and no less sexy to own.
Bottom line, the CL-S is a performance coupe and (taking a wild guess here) you may not be ready for a 260hp FWD car. The pathfinder (IMO) is a pretty boring vehicle. The base CL is a perfect compromise.
Jun 01, 2002 (9:35 pm)
nhl2night, let us know what color that CL-S is gonna be!