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#1393 of 1965 A missing feature that I like
Oct 08, 2002 (10:19 am)
I am thinking about purchasing an 2003 Acura CL. This car seems to have all the feathures except one - daytime running lights, which I think is a useful and cool feature. Seems like honda/acura doesn't provide this feature in any of their cars.
Btw, anyone just bought a 03 CL? How much did you pay? I got two quotes over the phone for a 03 CL base model: both are $27000. I am wondering whether I can cut another $500 off this price. Thanks.
Oct 08, 2002 (2:02 pm)
There is an easy solution --- move to Canada!
All joking aside, you can leave your headlights in the "on" position and let the auto-off feature turn them off for you.
#1395 of 1965 Transmission
Oct 08, 2002 (4:10 pm)
According the news release by honda dated 9/20/2002 (see hondanews.com), Potential transmission problems affect 2000-2002 3.2TL, 2001-2002 3.2 CL, and SOME of 2003 CL and TL. I wonder what they meant by "some". Does that mean if I buy a CL now, that car should be free of this problem?
Oct 08, 2002 (4:16 pm)
Bodydouble said it- leave the lights ON! That's what I've done since day one because at night, I want the lights to go on when I unlock the car.
I would think that since Honda has acknowledged and extended the tranny warranty to 100,000 miles, that they have discovered the problem and solved it.
Guess all those Chrysler lovers are right- damned Honda "PERCEIVED" reliability! LOL...LOL...LOL...LOL... No problems yet! Knock on wood!
#1397 of 1965 A question...Help!!
Oct 09, 2002 (6:59 am)
Anyone know when did 2003 CL come out? thx
Oct 09, 2002 (10:50 am)
A co-worker of mine with a CL said the build date is on the door with the VIN. When she was looking at 2003s she couldn't find any with a build date of after the transmission change was done, which I think was in March but could be wrong.
When I was looking at 2003s to trade for my 2001 I couldn't get more than a "Uh yeah, I'm pretty sure, that is, uh, ummm...these are all fine!!" So we passed. But I'm sure there are 2003s out there without the problem. You'll just have to be positive of what build dates have the fix and them check them out. With apologies to the Isells and RRoyces out there, DON'T TAKE THE SALEMANS' WORD FOR IT! It's too much money to risk without taking one minute extra to confirm it yourself. Especially since the warranty extensions were only for 2000-2002 models.
On the other hand, some people think the 2 percent chance your transmission could melt is not worth regarding, so long as you love the car and get a sweet deal. Good luck either way!
#1399 of 1965 the new warranty apply to some 2003 models as well
Oct 09, 2002 (6:58 pm)
But which 2003 models are affected are unspecified.
#1400 of 1965 I think you're right on the "March" date
Oct 09, 2002 (7:02 pm)
The earliest date when reviews of 2003 models appeared on carreview.com is march. So I am guessing 2003's first came out in March. That means it's quite possible that CL/TL's on the lot right now have updated tranmissions unless the car's been there for months...
#1401 of 1965 Announcement!!
Oct 10, 2002 (5:24 pm)
Hi folks, I just bought a charcoal gray 2003 3.2CL automatic with rear spoiler!!! It's my first new car purchase. My one and a half month long car shopping journey has now ended, what a ride (went thru like 10 cars)! The car had 7 miles on it. We put another 5 miles on the way to get gas. Going to pick it up on Sat. or Mon. The date on the manufactuer stick on the side of left door says "10/02" so I think this car was probably built in Sept. or Aug. According to Honda, 2001-2002 and only SOME of 2003 CL's are potentially affected and covered under the extended warranty. I'm hoping mine isn't one of the "some". Honda said they're gonna mail notices to all owners who're covered under the new warranty in a few weeks. If I don't receive one, I can be sure my car is fine.
I was hoping to buy an Accord EX V6 coupe for $24500, but those greedy honda dealers won't sell under sticker. Good luck to them with selling accord at $26000+. I'm getting my acura for $26500 + $500(spoiler)+ $227 (license and doc fees) + tax. I also got 4.9% APR for 48 mos.