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Acura CL, Coupe
May 26, 2001 (8:21 pm)
I have test driven a number of 1998-1999 Acura CLs and would like to purchase one, but I find my lower-middle back begins to ache fairly quickly, right about where the lumbar support is. I fiddled around with the seat adjustments to no improvement. I found Accord seats the same effect. In Solara I was very comfortable. Am I just not built for Honda-type seats? Is there something I can do to make them comfortable for me? I read someone suggested thick sheepskin. Anything else?
#355 of 1965 moonroof rattle update
May 27, 2001 (9:40 am)
It is taped to the metal part - the edge of the moonroof opening. It is a thin clear tape, much like the kind used for pin-striping. Is is supposed to be Acura-authorized, so all dealers should know about it.
#356 of 1965 Calling Mrdeeeno
May 29, 2001 (12:49 am)
I think it was you who posted awhile back about adjusting your hood to make it level with the fender by adjusting some pad underneath. Were you referring to the 2 black round rubber stoppers on either side of the hood? Are those things designed to be screwed and unscrewed to adjust the height of the hood, or were you improvising?
#357 of 1965 seat comfort
May 29, 2001 (8:14 am)
yeah, I feel that the CL just doesn't have enough lumbar support - the Integra has a better lumbar support IMO. You could try buying one of those massaga pads that can be used in cars - my dad has one in his Maxima and he loves it. I kinda like it when I drive his car too.
#358 of 1965 hood bumpers...
May 29, 2001 (3:11 pm)
yeah, i'm talking about htose 2 hood bumpers. they are on pretty tight, and i just raised one of them like 2 or 3 turns and they were still as tight as when i started to turn it.
i don't know if they were designed for that or not, but i wasn't about to drive 40 minutes to a dealer and wait an hour for an 1/8" problem...and i'd feel more like an idiot if they ended up doing the same thing.
#359 of 1965 Monterey Blue Pearl 2001 Acura CL
May 30, 2001 (1:59 pm)
This is the first time that I am posting a message. I have owned this car for about 6 months. Overall, I am extremely happy with my Acura CL, but I have a major complaint with the paint quality of the Monterey Blue Pearl. I consider myself a car fanatic, and I always wash the car by hand, and dry it with a chamois. The car has many fine scratches in the finish. Does anyone else have this problem and does anyone know why Acura discontinued this color?
#360 of 1965 scratches???
May 30, 2001 (2:12 pm)
even my brother's 2000 BMW 528 has scratches - scratches... swirl marks. I think the paint is as thick as my ancient Integra. I already have some chips, but I'll live
May 30, 2001 (3:18 pm)
You will always have those fine scratches or swirl marks. On a dark coloured car they are more noticeable. You should thank your lucky star you don't have a black car!
May 30, 2001 (4:00 pm)
I agree with others that the CL is a great car, except for the seats. (My orthopedic surgeon always
recommends Saabs for people with lower back problems since they have firm supportive seats, and
I agree after driving one)
May 31, 2001 (8:51 am)
Yep, the driver's seat needs a little more lumbar support - couldn't care less about the other seats Good side support though when the car is going into turns.
I just hope that the new Accord will be slower than the Type S for a couple more years - hmmmm
Oh - no more squeaks and rattles now that summer is here. I had similar problem with my previous Acura too - squeaking was more pronounced in colder weather.