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Acura CL, Coupe
#1492 of 1965 bummed out
Feb 06, 2003 (1:18 pm)
hello all. i had a master plan when i bought my 2001 cl in the summer of 2001. i had planned to
keep this car for at least 10 years. there are more financial factors that go into the master plan that i will not divulge. weeks after i purchased the car, i sensed some slippage with the transmission. i brought the car in to the dealership immediately. the service manager and i went out for a drive and the car did not exhibit any further slippage that day or at any time thereafter. a few months ago i learned about the defective transmissions. my car is among the other acuras with this potential problem. acura has addressed the issue by extending the warranty. i wonder if the transmission will go after the (newly) extended warranty expires and will cost me thousands. in the back of my mind lingers the thought of the supposed slippage that occurred 14 months ago. i think of the resale value slipping more than it would otherwise given the potential for the transmission to go. should i unload this car? what would some of you do in such a situation? i'm disappointed in the fuel economy. i'm not too happy to $1.90 per gallon
(can't fault the cl for that). i'm bummed that my bumper has a gaping hole in the front bumper
from making slight contact in sub-zero weather with a snow bank. the oblong hole is the length of my foot and a few inches wider than my foot. i am bummed out what with is going down with
my 2001 acura cl.
#1494 of 1965 Re: bummed out
Feb 07, 2003 (2:00 am)
What did the "slippage" feel like?
But then if it hasn't slipped again in the almost 2 years that you've had the car, maybe yours isn't one of the ones with problems. Also, the extended warranty is for 100,000 miles or 7 years. If your tranny can last that long, then you've pretty well gotten your money's worth, IMO.
#1495 of 1965 Any answers on the CL's future??
Feb 09, 2003 (10:49 am)
I haven't seen an answer yet on "Leekva's" question on the future of the CL beyond 2003.
Anyone have an idea?
#1496 of 1965 My 2003 CL review: Brake performance
Feb 09, 2003 (7:22 pm)
I bought a 2003 CL last October and it now has 5500 miles on it. So far this car has no problems. But one thing I am not so satisfied with is the brake. I mean it works of course. But It is just not as strong and responsive as I would like. Strange thing is that my friend's 2003 TL (bought on the same day as mine) has a totally different feel on the brake - definitely more responsive, effortless. As a result, his TL just feels lighter than my CL. What do you think? If I take it to dealer to get the brake adjusted, is it under warranty?
Feb 10, 2003 (12:41 am)
I think brake adjustments are generally not considered a warranty item, but within the first 12 months of purchase, they'd do it for you free.
#1499 of 1965 Advice about a '98 Acura Cl
Feb 10, 2003 (7:29 pm)
I am getting an offer for a 98 Acura 3.0 Permium CL with 49.5K mi on it for 12,200. From the Edmunds TMV value this is pretty good considering I am buying from a dealer. My only concern is that the car is out of warranty and if something goes wrong then it might be quite expensive to repair.
I guess Acuras in general are known for their reliability -- Consumer Report also mentiones 98 Cls as above average reliability - but I was wondering if there is anything specific that I should be worried about for a vehicle from that model year -- then I might have the dealer or a mechanic look into it before I buy the car. I did find that the brake felt pretty soft - but should it be wearing out this early ?
Any comments/suggestions welcome. Thanks
Feb 11, 2003 (1:53 am)
The automatic transmission possibly?
Feb 12, 2003 (1:34 am)
When the transmission is in sportshift mode, does the "D5" indicator on the dash stay lighted?