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Acura CL, Coupe
#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.
Jun 26, 2001 (5:46 pm)
Leasing mine too. No nav either. Figured that if I haven't been lost yet in 55 years, it won't happen anytime soon! LOL... I am a gadget freak and should have at least inquired about how much it would have added to the lease.
I've read about the actuator too. I don't think it's a major problem/concern. You have the 4 year, 50,000 mile warranty so there's not much to worry about. Also, it's easy to check and easy to fix. I've never checked mine, but when I step on the gas, this baby GOES!!!!!!!! I assume that mine is working!
Personally, I like the looks of the CL better then the IS. I'm sure that's a fine car too, but it never did anything for me, so I never bothered to look at one and drive it. Is it smaller then the CL? It looks it.
Good luck with whatever you get. Keep us informed.
#424 of 1965 CanadianCL & Fastdriver
Jun 27, 2001 (5:05 am)
I don't know a whole lot about the new I35. Do you when it will be available and where I can get some info on it? I have read about the Maxima, but a lot of the options that will make the car really fun to drive won't be fully available until Dec. according to the Nissan info I have read. Let me know what you know about the I35
I say that having driven both cars that the IS300 is not quite as "roomy" inside as the CL. I do like the looks of both cars, though I think the CL could be a little more bolder in its styling. However, I really like the look of both cars. The new CL is a big improvement of the look of the original CL model. IMO, that was an ugly car.
My wife would prefer I get the IS because of the 4-doors. She worries about the possibility of getting a baby seat (no children yet, but certaingly in the next 2 years) in and out of the back seat of a coupe. Though I think with the auto forwarding seats, it does allow for rather easy entry and exit. Plus I think the CL has more room in the backseats than in the IS.
My Solara has very room backseats, and don't seem to be that hard to get in and out of.
One question I have for you. Have you owned a manual before and how would you compare the driving experience of the SS to a true manual?
Jun 27, 2001 (7:53 am)
6-speed - I am not too sure about it, but I think it is likely because the RSX will have it and there seems to be a demand for it. Even with FWD, the manual would make it more of a driver's car.
phat - you might want to consider the TL type S. I like the way they redesigned it. As for the Maxima, I'd wait for the new style in 2003 model. Then you might have the Infiniti G35 to make your choice more difficult
Jun 27, 2001 (8:40 am)
I haven't owned a manual for YEARS! I do more around town driving then highway driving and hate shifting every two minutes. I'll stick with the 5-speed. I only use the SS on the Acura for slowing down, not starting off from a light.