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Acura CL, Coupe
#1804 of 1965 CL 6 speed problems
Apr 14, 2004 (8:52 am)
I have a 2003 CL with the 6 speed and am not happy. There were problems with the trans since day one - the 6 speed was rebuilt at 8500 miles - Acura does not offer a rebuilt, so the existing unit has to be serviced. The car was hard to shift and pops out of first gear. The rebuild was worse then the original. The car is back at the dealership getting a second rebuild. The shift forks and two other significant parts were replaced the first time and who knows what will be done this time. By the way, the car was driven less then 25 miles after the first repair. I formerly owned an 88 & 90 Acura Legend coupe and currently own a 2002 TL Type S, so I am obviously a loyal owner (or at least I was).
#1805 of 1965 Re to carguy58
Apr 14, 2004 (9:51 am)
No my friend, I have a 2003 model, it is not the 1st year one. I gave the example of Firestone because my Acura had lots of quality issues, even some of the interior side panels were lose. I had bought my car when speedometer was 21 miles... Now I have 26k miles & we all know …..after 2003 the CL-S was no-more.
Apr 14, 2004 (11:44 am)
Sounds like it's time to start checking out the Lemon Law for your state so that you know what your rights are. Usually 3 strikes and they're OUT!
#1807 of 1965 Resonse to post 1805(Alkanx)
Apr 15, 2004 (9:19 am)
"We all know why after 2003 the CL's was no more".
It was no more because there is no demand for Coupes in the NA market. Look at what everybody is drving: SUV's nowdays. BTW, I'm sorry you are having problems with your CL-s. I hope you have better luck with your next car purchase.
#1808 of 1965 Planning on buying a 2001 CL-S....
Apr 16, 2004 (6:55 am)
No nav, 43k, very clean, never in an accident, driven by a female, everything looks to be in order. Asking price was $18,500...I negotiated $16,000 (from dealer) and feel this is a fair price.
Opinions / comments?
Been driving a 95 Accord EX-L coupe, 5sp, for 6 years now and 170k later I need a new car. Love Honda reliability and hope to have the same great experience with this car. I'll miss driving stick but the Mrs. isn't interested in manual trannys. Looking forward to the 260HP and some decent "luxury" features.
Apr 16, 2004 (9:53 am)
Just have them run the VIN to see if the transmission was ever replaced. You should also get the extended warranty for 7/100,000.
#1810 of 1965 Re: Tranny, etc.
Apr 16, 2004 (10:36 am)
Ran a carfax report on it and it came up clean. Excuse my naiviety, but will a replaced tranny show up on the report? If it was replaced completely and not redesigned, should I look elsewhere? Finally, doesn't the 7/100k transfer w/ new ownership?
Appreciate your time.
#1811 of 1965 Re: Tranny, etc. [picks #1810]
Apr 16, 2004 (1:39 pm)
I'll reply to my own message...the warranty will transfer as long as I call Acura and give them the updated owners info. And since I have 7/100k on it, I'm comfortable even if the tranny was replaced.
Looking forward to a new car. It's about time.
#1812 of 1965 2nd Trans/ 21k Miles
May 11, 2004 (5:40 am)
My 2001 CL has 21,000 miles on it and it is less than 3 years old. When it was 1 month old the trans blew out and it was in the dealer for a week. Now, the transmission went out again. It will be in the dealer for another week. It has 21,500 miles on it. My lease is up in 6 months and I am going to try to get out of it...
Anyone know if dealers will let this occur? I figure they will have better luck reselling it with 21,500 miles on it before the end of summer, rather than waiting until November and having me put 2-3000 more miles on it.
I am really disgusted. I have had the rotors replaced twice and now the transmission twice. All in all the car will have been in the dealer for three full weeks of service. All they could say was this transmission blow out was one of the worst they have seen.
My car accelerated on it's own as I was entering the highway....I was lucky to be able to steer around traffic! If I hadn't I would have had a major accident. (The on-ramp was two lane and I was third car in line) Since I was going 90 at one point and red-lining, I think it's a safety issue and I don't want to drive this car. I just have to convince the dealer.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
#1813 of 1965 Re: 2nd Trans/ 21k Miles [sukinsyn #1812]
May 13, 2004 (12:31 am)
Call a lawyer. Do a little research into Lemon Laws on the internet to understand your rights. Most lawyers will process a clear-cut lemon law claim for FREE (actually, the manufacturer will pay the attorney).
I owned a lemon-Sequoia for 19 months. In the end, I owned it for free (plus the hassles of frequently visiting the dealer's service department). I was given a check for all payments, downpayment, tax, etc. --- they got to keep the lemon.