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Acura CL, Coupe
#1631 of 1965 2001 Type S ...trouble-free at 25,000 miles
Jun 16, 2003 (7:24 am)
It's been awhile since I posted (under dee35), so thought I would check in.
Well, my bright red CL-S will hit 26,000 miles soon. Other than a few minor paint chips and scratches, I have had zero problems with this car. It rides like a dream and has tons of guts even on regular gas! I Zaino'd it about 18 months ago and it is still absolutely gorgeous!
I hit a 3 inch deep pothole this winter and my low profile tire blew out, but I'm told that's very common with this type of tire.
I'm sure it's time for new brake pads as I have a consistent shudder at moderate braking. I don't think that's too bad for the mileage, though.
I love this car!
Unfortunately it's time to let it go. My husband was promoted and his company minivan became an Intrepid. We don't need two cars. We really need an SUV, so I'm moving on to an MDX. That's the only way I will let my CL go. None of the other SUV's can compare. Once you drive an Acura you're spoiled for life!
I'd love to sell it direct vs trade, so if anyone's interested.....I'm in the Akron, Ohio area.
The dealer told me that the CL is being discontinued next year. That's too bad. I guess people prefer the 4 door TL-S for practicality.
#1632 of 1965 Ahh...I think I remember you
Jun 16, 2003 (2:58 pm)
Didn't you have an unfortunate accident with your CL-S shortly after you bought it?
Did you also drive the RX330? IMO, it is a better buy than the MDX UNLESS you need the 3rd row seats.
#1633 of 1965 ????? on 2003 Cl or CL Type-S
Jun 17, 2003 (6:07 am)
I am interested in a CL, they have great financing and pricing. Is it worth the bump in price from a CL to a CL Type-S? On the Type-S is the 6M reliable? Any known trouble spots? Is the Navi worth getting? I live in Birmingham AL and travel quite a bit, but normally to familiar places. Thanks.
#1634 of 1965 RE: unfortunate accident
Jun 17, 2003 (3:40 pm)
You have a great memory! Yes, 5 days after I bought the car some guy in a mountaineer decided to reach down to pick up a piece of paper while driving down an off-ramp. He hit the back of my car, putting a nice dent in my trunk. You'd never know, though. The body shop did a great job!
I just got a trade in quote of 18,500 toward the MDX(which I got at 2650.00 under MSRP). That's a great deal considering you can't touch these SUV's for below sticker in some areas.
I did look at the Lexus on Edmunds but the option grouping is really confusing. By the time I added the same options on that I had in the MDX, I was well over MSRP. That's one of the things I think is so great about Acura. They include everything you could possibly want for one price. It's a better value and more horsepower.
Well, I'll be signing off now and hanging out at the MDX site. Have fun in your CL's! If "fastdriver" is still around, say hey for me!
Jun 18, 2003 (6:38 am)
Of course I'm still here! You have my twin!! Just gave it some Zaino this past weekend! Looks GREAT!! Sorry you're getting rid of yours.
Still have a little over a year to go on my lease. Not sure what I'll get next since Honda is ditching the 2-door CL. I love the Infiniti 2-door, but I have THOUSANDS of $$$$ on my GM MasterCard! Maybe a Caddy CTS?? I like the looks of those too.
Plenty of time to think about that.
Hope all is well.
#1636 of 1965 02 Acura CL(Base):
Jun 20, 2003 (8:52 am)
So far I have 12,800 miles on this car. I noticed a noise(maybe its coming from one of the vents maybe.) When I have the radio on I don't notice it. When I turn the radio volume down or off I do notice it. Its almost like a light machine gun noise. Other then that no problems.
Still got to got to get the dings out of the car from a few months ago.
#1637 of 1965 Light machine gun noise?
Jun 20, 2003 (4:50 pm)
When I idle mine in gear (it might be there all the time, but I can only listen for it when it is idling), there is a fire cracker-like noise. I took it in a couple of days ago and they said it has to do with one of the drive belts. They had to order a pulley and I'll have to go in next week to have it installed. We'll see if that solves the problem.
#1638 of 1965 Fire Cracker Noise:
Jun 21, 2003 (8:44 am)
Yeah thats it. I might have to take the car to the dealer and get checked. I didn't think it was the serious. On my last car I had the A/C on and all of a sudden water started shooting down onto the front passaenger side floor. That was a 5 minute fix. My Dad said said something was loose that was making the water leak out. I guess all cars have their problems.
#1639 of 1965 Fire Cracker Noise
Jun 22, 2003 (10:42 am)
Ask them to check the drive belts. Have them pop the hood and do a listen while you idle the car. On mine the noise was more noticeable when it idles in gear.
#1640 of 1965 I went out a couple of hours ago...
Jun 22, 2003 (5:04 pm)
and the hood was open. There was no fire cracker noise. I'm going to see this week what happens. Thats weird that one day it just does not have the fire cracking noise.