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#1338 of 1965 99 Acura 2.3 Cl buy or not buy?
Aug 28, 2002 (1:25 am)
There is a used 1999 Acura 2.3Cl that has 69K on it around my area that I am looking to buy but the vehicle is a bank repo. The vehicle come with one original key no valet key and the owner manual is also missing. The bank said that the original owner hasn't pay payment on the vehicle in the past 3 months. The bank is asking for $10-11K. Does the price sound reasonable for this vehicle? Does anyone know of any major problems that I should look for when inspecting this vehicle during the test drive? If I was to buy this vehicle, where can I go to replace the key system, and owner manual?
Aug 28, 2002 (11:08 am)
People who can't afford their car payments probably wouldn't have taken good care of their cars either. Maybe an over-generalization, but better safe than sorry.
Aug 28, 2002 (4:51 pm)
The price sounds very good, especially $10K. Check the Edmunds TMV or Kelly Blue Book, and you'll see.
Give it the once over, yourself, to check the physical condition, and get a feel for how the deadbeats took care of it, And, a full inspection by an independant mechanic for around $100. There are even services that come to you or the dealer. I believe one is called "Lemonbusters.com"
Aug 29, 2002 (8:12 pm)
I just wanted to say that I love Cl's.
And acura-cl.com rules!!!
Aug 30, 2002 (3:00 am)
You're right on both counts! This topic is relatively dead compared to acura-cl.com I think the people here are more "conservative" while the other topic is made up of younger people doing all kinds of mods to their cars and many having all kinds of problems.
Aug 30, 2002 (9:45 am)
Yeah. The biggest problem they seem to have there is with the shift and puncuation keys on their keyboards, followed closely by a failure of their spell-checkers.
Aug 30, 2002 (10:04 am)
Is their spell checker WORSE than what's here? )
Aug 30, 2002 (10:13 am)
Oh yeah. Not as bad as the Honda or Integra forums at, let's say, Honda-Acura.net. But, definitely worse than in Town Hall.
Aug 30, 2002 (4:35 pm)
Yoo meen peeple acchully use tha spill chacher on Admonds?
#1347 of 1965 CL Type S 6 speed reviews
Sep 05, 2002 (6:58 am)
I was just browsing the consumer comments here on edmunds and it seems that most owners of the base CL models complain about rattyling sunroofs and sqeaky interior panels and of course transmission problems. Type S model owners love the power and handling. Type S 6 speed owners just flat out rave about the car.
What's everyone's opinion on the new Type S 17" wheels. They're nice, but I really like the old 5 spoke design. Do you think change was made for the sake of change?
I'm not sure if I've asked this already (please forgive me if I have), but are there any former Prelude owners here on the board? How does the CL compare to your Prelude?