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#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)
#1475 of 1965 Welcome back, Lee
Jan 23, 2003 (1:01 am)
You must have noticed that the CL discussion topic has really slowed down since when you last visited. Unfortunately I guess it just reflects the uncertain future of the CL.
Jan 23, 2003 (5:48 pm)
The new tranny doesn't sound like a good thing. Did you have any prior warning or symptoms? And what are the "minor" repairs of which you mentioned?
#1477 of 1965 To: reincarnation
Jan 24, 2003 (7:09 am)
The replacing of the transmission caught me totally off guard. I took the car in for some minor items, and I told them that the engine seems to wind up pretty high RPM's between 2 and 3 gear. They called me and said the transmission was shifting from 2nd to 4th gear and bypassing 3rd gear alltogether. Next they said that the factory was puzzeled by this and they were going to install a new transmission and send the old one to the factory. This was at about 29,000 miles.
The new tranny seems to be just fine and after having the coldest morning of the year this morning, I am still convinced that this is truly one of the best cars I've ever owned. (35'F. at 7:00am.) The minor items were to replace a seat belt and wiper blades. Also as I previously mentioned, the sticking gas pedal was the other issue.Lee in Miami
Jan 24, 2003 (12:45 pm)
Thanks for the info. So you didn't hear strange noises (ie. clunking sounds, etc) to indicate there was a problem with the tranny?
#1479 of 1965 TO: reincarnation
Jan 27, 2003 (12:55 pm)
I never heard any thing but the roar of the engine when I would accelerate. As I said the car seemed to hold the shift from 2 to 3 which turned out to be 2 to 4 and bypassing 3 gear!
My son drove the car for the first time yesterday, and he couldnt believe the power, he drives a 99 Mustang GT V-8. He was impressed...
Where in Canada are you?, my late wife was from Windsor, Ontario. Lee in Miami
Jan 28, 2003 (1:02 am)
sorry to hear your wife is no longer with us.
BTW, reincarnation is from Newfoundland which is the opposite end of Canada (East coast) from where I am. We have much nicer weather but the economy sucks.
Feb 01, 2003 (1:28 am)
I just wanted to ask a question. I have a friend in the market for a newer car under $25K. He is looking at a 2002 Nissan Maxima SE with leather pack, auto, sunroof, bose. He has been cross shopping other cars. So far he has came up with a Linc L.S. V8, a 2001 Acura CL coupe Type S(asking $20,900 for the CL), and a 2000 BMW 325i sedan. All cars have between 20-30K miles on them, except the BMW, it has 40K. All except the Maxima and Acura(it's at a dodge used car lot) come with a certified pre own warrenty. The big selling point for the L.S. is 3.9% intrest rate up to 60 months. The Maxima is the cheapest out of the group at $ 20K. A lot of car for the money, except it doesn't have a pre own cert warrenty, and it's up at 36K. Out of all of the cars, we would just like some imput from the smart people on edmunds. Love to hear any comments.
#1483 of 1965 Car Shopping
Feb 01, 2003 (5:56 pm)
Just my opinion:
You didn't list the prices of the LS or 325i, but if the Maxima's $20,000 and the Type S is $20,900, I'd pay the extra $900 for the Type S - it has a little more power, is sportier, and is a "luxury" make.
When compared to the competition by car magazines, the LS usually fares last. It's too bad because, I've always liked the looks of the LS (the V8 is also a plus)
The 325i is probably the best all around car (assuming RWD is OK in your friend's climate), but they're also pricey.