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Acura CL, Coupe
#567 of 1965 Acura from a distance
Aug 09, 2001 (11:52 pm)
I'm interested in a used 2001 Acura CL with 12K miles but am hesitating because the nearest dealer is about 2.5 hrs away and it seems that you can only take it there for servicing. I've been told that their customer care policy means they'll come get my car if it's disabled and bring it to the nearest dealer and leave me with another set of wheels to drive in the meantime, but if it's something fixable locally, I hate to wait 2.5-3 hrs for them to get here! Has anyone had good/bad experience with this? Does Acura let you use other mechanics (such as the Honda dealership) instead for anything other than oil changes?
Any suggestions on pricing for this vehicle? There's no data on-line that I can find since it's a used 2001.
#568 of 1965 Acura from a distance (cont'd)
Aug 09, 2001 (11:55 pm)
I should add that the car is still under warranty and that the comment about thinking that Acura won't let you take the car elsewhere was in regards to voiding the warranty.
Aug 10, 2001 (6:25 am)
you can only take the car to an acura dealer for warranty problems, but for maintenance and everything else, it is up to you where you go.
#570 of 1965 question for CL fans
Aug 10, 2001 (6:34 am)
I saw a used CL-S on a lot for $25,800 window, either 11k or 17k miles. Pretty good condition. For a short while I was very tempted to walk into the showroom and offer the Prelude as trade in. What turned me off was the styling of the car, and I wanted to get opinions on what you think about it or what part of it appeals to you. I don't know why but the rear end feels very... retro, as though I'm positive some of those 1970s buicks had the same sloped rear trunk panels. The thing seemed very tear-dropped in shape, almost like the Honda version of the Dodge Intrepid. Thoughts?
Aug 10, 2001 (7:47 am)
I think the sound quality is fairly good when you don't have the car engine running. It seems to me that the engine/exhaust low frequency probably interferes with the bass.
Aug 10, 2001 (7:50 am)
I didn't fall in love with the CL's styling, but it gets to me after a while. I thought it resembles the Accord too much when I was researching about it. Now like the clean lines and the fact that there is not key holes in the rear. The front end looks sharper than an Accord and the fact that standard HID kinda got to me.
#573 of 1965 CL Type-S vs. MB C320 Sports Coupe
Aug 10, 2001 (10:07 am)
Well, I just turned 18 and I now have access to some settlement money that was awarded to me when I was 10 and I’m going to use some of it to buy a new car. I have been looking around and I saw the new CL-S and saw the price so I have been thinking about it for a while now. But, MB is coming out with their new C32 Supercharged Kompressor Sports Coupe. After I put all of the options I would want, it would come out to about the same price of the CL-S. So, now I am at a dilemma. I can’t chose. So, I’m here asking your opinion(s). One thing that I have been thinking about is the service costs. I have been reading how expensive, and in some opinions, unnecessary Acura’s service charges are. When doing some research on MB, I believe I saw that they include service charges in the cost of the car. In other words, I don’t have to pay to get my car serviced. This is important to me because I’m buying this car and then going off to college so I will not be making any money to pay for these service charges. But, I don’t know much else. Do any of you have any opinions?
#574 of 1965 Don't ask me what happened
Aug 10, 2001 (10:09 am)
I have no clue where those numbers came from...I know I did not put them there!
Aug 10, 2001 (10:16 am)
Why would an 18 years old want to spend so much money? Unless you are a millionaire, I would advice against getting any car above 25k.
Also, where can you get a new MB for less than a CL? If you work for DC then it might be possible.
Save your money.... buy a car like the RSX. You'll have plenty of time to spend big later... if you choose.
#576 of 1965 I thought of that
Aug 10, 2001 (11:42 am)
I did think of that, but I already have college payed for so I am using my settlement money to pay for this car (along with other things). That is why I want to stay in the $30000 price range. I'm looking for something sporty, but I also want the luxury. Now that I can have that, I just have to pick a car.