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Acura CL, Coupe
#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 !!
#417 of 1965 Fastdrive-Zaino, CL.com, 2002
Jun 26, 2001 (12:57 pm)
Great pics. I love the shine. I have thought about getting some Zaino products for my Solara, but I am going to hold off spending the money since my lease is up in just a few months. When I get my next ride, I am definetely going to make the investement. I may get your advice on what to buy and how to apply.
Does anyone know if Acura-CL.com is down?
On the 2002, I spoke yesterday to an Acura sales rep I have been speaking to over the past few months. He was at an Acura function over the weekend for the RSX, and he did some asking around about the 2002 and the 6-speed rumors. No one from Acura would confirm or deny anything about it or at least that is what he told me. I am doubting the 6-speed rumors until I get the word that they are ready to be delivered/ordered.
Jun 26, 2001 (12:59 pm)
acura-cl will be until 6pm eastern as far as I know... for upgrading. The 6-speed will be available for 2002 CL, not TL yet.
Jun 26, 2001 (2:11 pm)
Thanks for the update on the website.
Do you feel pretty certain that the CL will get the 6-speed? I can find nothing to confirm outside of the Autoweek tidbit.
#420 of 1965 cyranno99 & phatnastycat
Jun 26, 2001 (4:13 pm)
Thanks. Beach scenes are nice too. I'll try that next. Maybe some from NH too on the 4th of July by the pond.
IF you wait to order the Zaino, maybe Sal will have the NEW and improved Z out- shines better, dries faster, no Z1 AND allows multiple coats in the SAME day!!! I can't wait!
Are you thinking of getting a CL? Get the type S. You'll love it. I think I have 4,600 or 4,700 miles on it already! That's only since 3/28/01!!! Work is 3 miles away!! I love this car! It's quiet, it's comfortable and it's FAST! Gas mileage has always been in the 20's. That's a mixture of city/highway and AC on and off. Never less then 300 miles per tank.
I think the people in the acura-cl.com topic who have problems are the ones with all the mods. It seems like they drive them hard. I have NO engine mods and I don't race people at every traffic light. I don't expect that I will have any problems. Go drive one and see for yourself.
#421 of 1965 Thanks for the info Fastdriver
Jun 26, 2001 (5:30 pm)
Hopefully by this Fall the new Zaino products will be out. Anything that makes it easier, especially for some new to using it like me, will be great. Look forward to hearing more about it.
Yes, I am considering getting a CL-S. I have been on a test drive a few times and really enjoyed it. I too wouldn't do any mods since I will be leasing. Besides, my daily commute doesn't include any trips through Hazard County, so I don't have a need for any added performance outside of what the car already provides. I leave that for Bo and Luke. : )
I have read a lot on the Cl website about the problems with the actuator (sp?). Do you think this is something to be concerned about?
The only other car I am seriously considering is the IS300. My preference is the CL-S because of all that comes standard. About all I'd want to add is a spoiler. I don't have a need or see the value in getting the Nav. IMO it's more something people get to say they have it. Of course, if you take a lot of road trips I could see the value.
Anyway, that's kind of where I am on my next car purchase. It will probably come down to which car I can get the best deal on. Either way, I think I'll have a great car that will be reliable and fun to drive.
#422 of 1965 phat: just a suggestion
Jun 26, 2001 (5:45 pm)
but have you considered the 2002 Maxima/I35?
260hp plus a bunch of additional goodies.