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Acura CL, Coupe
Jan 07, 2003 (11:56 am)
I am also interested in the TL for my next new car but I am worried over the transmission issue. I have heard a couple of terrible stories on this forum of the transmission suddenly and abrubtly failing on the highway. How could one drive 70 mph and be worried that all of a sudden the trans could drop into a much lower gear especially how close some trucks drive behind you? Has Acura come out and officially stated that this problem has been corrected in the new TLs. I did read earlier on this forum that new TLs manufactured after May of 2002 have been corrected but I do not think that came from Acura. The car is everything that I want in an entry-level luxury vehicle at a reasonable price but the transmission is a troublesome issue. I wonder if these abrubt failures have been reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
#1466 of 1965 CL-S vs. 325CI
Jan 07, 2003 (4:46 pm)
I'm looking for a near luxury coupe that won't break the bank (I need to buy a Ducati later this year). Any suggestions/comparisons between the 325 and the CL-S? I want to spend not much more than $35K so I ruled out the 330CI and the G35. Any help would be appreciated.
Jan 16, 2003 (12:13 pm)
hello. last summer i posted a message to the effect that my 2001 cl was a fuel
efficient automobile. since the winter months rolled in, (i live in albany, ny) my fuel efficiency has dropped significantly to 17-18 mpg. last summer/early fall i was averaging 26-27. i even got 30 mpg on two different tankfuls. i have always pumped premium fuel. my commute has changed somewhat. instead of 336 miles round trip, i now travel 10 miles round trip. 2.5 of the those miles are urban driving, the other 7.5 are highway driving. i use the sequential shift mode to drive my car and am no leadfoot or jack rabbit starter. in other words, conservative and defensive is my driving nature.
my question is: what mpg's are you getting?
Jan 16, 2003 (5:44 pm)
I wouldn't worry. The gas companies put in gas additives in the winter which seems to decrease gas mileage.
#1470 of 1965 do you recommend it?
Jan 19, 2003 (8:03 pm)
Hello---I'm thinking about purchasing a cltype s as an everyday commuter car (70 miles round trip). Any thoughts, worries, or problems with the car? I read the last few pages of this board and see that the transmission causes trouble--no problems with the 6 speed though-right? I've also heard from a friend that acura is going to stop production b/c of slow sales---is this true? A colleague drives a four door tl and waxes poetic about it, but I'm on the fence in terms of buying right now, so I'd really appreciate your opinions on the car.
Jan 19, 2003 (10:39 pm)
How about the upcoming TSX. It's smaller, lighter and economical than the CL/TL. Its performance and fun-to-drive index shouldn't be too shabby either. There is a very good chance the CL will be discontinued and the TL is due for a complete makeover. For those reasons I would be hesitant in buying either of those 2 right now.
But if you don't want a 4-door....well, how about the '03 Accord coupe?
Jan 20, 2003 (8:41 pm)
I think the TSX might be a good choice, although the problem is, I need something very soon, as I just totalled my other daily driver. The accord---an emphatic NO! Nice cars but it seems like every Tom Dick and Harry has one---understandably--they're great cars; but at the same time, I've always imagined (emphasis on imagined) myself to be a free spirit that doesn't follow the masses. Any thoughts on the new G35 coupe as a comparison to the typeS---they're certainly sharp looking cars.
Jan 21, 2003 (12:42 am)
The G35 coupe is certainly a nice ride. But I think the first issue is, depending on the type of climate where you would likely drive your car, whether you can live with a RWD as a daily driver. But now that you mentioned the G35, and the fact that you imagine yourself to be a free spirit, the wilder 350Z would make one heck of a daily rocket sled.
#1474 of 1965 Hello Everyone, I'm Back!
Jan 22, 2003 (7:30 pm)
Hello to everyone! I have been gone since late 2000. I re-discovered this great site and now look forward to rejoining the fold.
I still have my 2001 CL-S Red No-Navi and just turned 37,500 miles. I had a new transmission installed last May, and a few other minor repairs, but this is still the most exciting car I have ever driven. I purchased the 100,000 mile warrantee since I plan on keeping the car for the duration.
However, I have encountered a very annoying problem that Acura seems to sluff off. The accelerator pedal began sticking when starting from a stop. When you apply pressure to the pedal it would resist then suddenly drop and accelerate. Acura said it is the buildup on the throttle body causing the pedal to stick, and repair was $169.99 and NOT covered under warrantee.
I solved this problem by removing the connector from the air filter and spraying with and aftermarket throttle cleaner, then using a bottle brush, polishing the area. VOILA! Pedal restored to normal, smooth as silk. I am getting ready to change the oil again after 1 year, again using Amsoil Synthetic for over 30,000 miles. Changed oil annually, filters 6 months.
Thanks for the time, I look forward to talking with you again and soon. Lee in Miami(now Ft. Lauderdale)