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Acura CL, Coupe
#407 of 1965 Re: CL Nose Mask
Jun 22, 2001 (12:33 pm)
From my experience, I would not be too concerned with a nose mask on the CL. The design of the car results in about 85% fewer stone chips on the hood and grill than that award winning predecessor of yours did.
Also, my dealings with A&H since 1997 have found them to be very customer sat oriented, they have always done me right. They market real Honda/Acura stuff at good prices. It sounds like this product may just have a bug in it. If the second one has the same flaw, I would get your money back, and put it towards a rear wing. My 2 cents.
#408 of 1965 CL sales must be down
Jun 22, 2001 (1:56 pm)
I just saw Acura advertise that until July 31, they are including, at no charge, a "sports package" for both the CL-P and CL-S. This package includes the rear spoiler, moonroof visor, locking wheel nuts and some woodgrain package. The whole thing must be worth approx. $1,000 CDN retail.
Jun 23, 2001 (12:21 pm)
Good to hear from you again! After Christine and her sloping hood, I was NOT going to take any chances with hood chips early on with the CL. I had chips on Christine the FIRST week I got her. It went downhill from there!
Glad to hear that AH is a good company. A lot of people in the acura-cl.com topics order from them too. I wanted the REAL thing and not some aftermarket bra and mudguards. They were a lot cheaper then the dealer for the exact same thing.
So far, no chips! My fingers are crossed. I HAVE to stop driving it! I have 5,200 miles already since 3/28!! That's outrageous for me. I just love to drive it. I can't remember a car that I had that I enjoyed as much as this one. I might have to buy this one at the end of the lease if I go over my 15,000 mile limit a year! )
I should have inquired about the spoiler when I got the car and added it into the lease. Same with the NAV system. It wouldn't have been that much more a month. Oh well, next time!
#410 of 1965 Re: CL sales must be down
Jun 24, 2001 (9:23 am)
CanadianCl, (or anyone),
Can you pls post the url of the Acura ad for the sport package? I'd like to use this ad in my negotiations if I decide to go through with buying a CL-S. Thanks.
Jun 24, 2001 (10:26 am)
Why do you think sales are down? Don't ALL car companies/dealers offer all sorts of incentives at this time of the year to clear out the old to make room for the new? They do here in the USA!
#413 of 1965 Acura incentives
Jun 25, 2001 (12:12 pm)
rj123: Actually I saw the ad in the local newspaper, so it may be an incentive exclusive to the Canadian market.
fastdriver: you could be right. Low sales is just 1 explanation. Or Acura could be just trying to clear old stock, as you suggested, since the 2002 is rumoured to have some changes and most importantly, have the option of a 6-speed manual. But I do think CL sales have been slower than expected. In the past couple of months, I think I have seen more TL-S than CL-S.
#414 of 1965 Any advice for a new buyer
Jun 26, 2001 (6:11 am)
My old Mazda 626 just got into an accident and I am finally thinking of taking the plunge and buying a 97 or 98 Acura 2.2 or 2.3 cl. Any advice for me or stuff I should look out for ???
Jun 26, 2001 (11:45 am)
sorry to hear that. I'd advice to stay away from any modified Acuras. Those cars are most likely to be driven hard, in a bad way. You know that the first general CL is basically a dressed up Accord coupe so the reliability should be as good as an Accord. Good luck.
fastdriver - nice pics as usual. Although, the background is pretty good as well. I took a couple of pictures of my car near the beach.... oh yeah !!