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#660 of 1965 FYI Northern California
Aug 24, 2001 (9:04 am)
For those in Nor Cal looking to buy, Stevens Creek Acura in San Jose is advertising new 2001 CL-S's w/Nav for $29,777. That's below the invoice of $29,950.
We got our CL base there for below what the invoice was at that time, including free splash guards, wheel locks and logo mats. So, they might be throwing those in at this time, too.
You might be able to negotiate lower. They also gave us a much better price on our trade in than other dealers had offered.
#661 of 1965 1997 3.0CL Paint
Aug 24, 2001 (12:40 pm)
I wanted to know if anyone out there has had any problems with the paint on a 1997 3.0 CL. The paint on mine has started to crackle on the hood and I think the trunk. It is almost five years old (bought on Dec. 31, 1996) but I don't think the paint should be crackling unless there was something wrong with the paint or the paint job initially. When I'm not at work, it's in a garage so it's not like it stays out in the elements all of the time. Does anyone know if there was a recall on the paint or anything that I didn't hear about? The color is Cypress Green Pearl.
#662 of 1965 mirror obstructs view
Aug 24, 2001 (9:23 pm)
Clarification of post 636(?): I was talking about the passenger side mirror, not the rearview mirror on the windshield. Has anyone other than me had problems with it obstructing your view toward the front right? Seems like it's right at eye level rather than below eye level so you can see over it.
#663 of 1965 Paint cracking
Aug 24, 2001 (11:16 pm)
Ihave a 98 CL and no paint problems but I have
experienced cracking in the past when I was
doing patchup work on older cars.When the
conditions and materials are not perfect it can happen.Maybe your car was repainted before you bought it.When I bought my 2001 TL I was wondering around the back lot at the dealer and
there was a brand new car that was in the process
of bodywork so some poor dude is going to buy that car not knowing it has had bodywork.I once
bought an 89 Mazda and it was not registered.I was told it was a demonstrator so I assumed it was new. One day I noticed a difference in the shape of a quarter panel. I got a magnet and
checked it out. It had bondo on it! After threatening legal action the dealer took the car back and gave me a new one.
#664 of 1965 Where is the 2002 CL??
Aug 25, 2001 (8:45 pm)
When is the the '02 CLS model coming out. I tried asking 4-5 different dealers in the Washington Metro area and none would tell me anything.
Does anyone know of a site that has details on the new model. What are the major differences in the '02 CLS other than a 6-speed.
I was given an offer for a 3.2 CLS (no navigation( for $27,220) by Pohanks Acura of greater Washington DC, and i wanted to know if i should jump on that price. Its the lowest i've found anywhere
Aug 26, 2001 (12:04 am)
The 02 should be out shortly. Honda/Acura usually releases new model years in the fall. Don't expect any major changes from 01 to 02. The only thing is the 6 speed manual. A couple of members on Acura-cl.com have driven it. Acura is still doing the R&D and taking customer input through market research firms. Depending on the rumor, the 6 speed will be out either in the fall as an 02, spring as an 02, spring as an 03, or not at all. The 02 TL Type S was released a few months after the 02 TL, so there is precedence for releasing a different version later on. Acura hasn't said anything offical about the CL manual so its all speculation. Dealers are the last to know anything.
Aug 27, 2001 (4:24 pm)
I actually find the left side rearview mirror obstructs my line of sight somewhat when I am making a left turn.
#667 of 1965 2.3CL question
Aug 27, 2001 (4:27 pm)
Is the 2.3 CL engine the same as in the Honda
Accord? The reason I ask is my owners manual
says to replace the timing belt at 105k miles
but Honda dealers are recommending 60k miles.
Is it just an attempt to make more money or is the
timing belt on Acura better than a Honda? I have
never heard of a Honda belt breaking.My sons have
had belts break in a Subaru and an Escort.
#668 of 1965 Hey canadiancl...remember this post of yours...
Aug 27, 2001 (10:45 pm)
"Don't feel bad. The Accord V6 coupe is one fine car. Actually there are times when I wondered if I should have saved a few thousand dollars and gone for the Accord instead of the CL-S. The extra power and features of the CL-S is nice, but I mean, how often does one really fully utilize all of that? "
You posted this after I wondered if I should have bought the Acura CL-S instead of the Accord Coupe, and I sure did appreciate your message, but guess what? I traded in my Honda, and let me tell you, the few thousand dollars more is WELL WORTH IT!!!
I can't get over the difference in power plus just the overall enjoyment I get driving the CL-S.
Boy do I love my Acura!
#669 of 1965 Headroom/Curbrash Questions
Aug 28, 2001 (6:23 am)
I am considering a CL-S purchase. Car will be used primarily by my wife. I am 6'2". I sat in the car in the dealer and it was a little tight.Are there any taller folks out there who have this car, if so do you find it comfortable. Also is the curb rash on rims a big problem. I am sure she will hit the curb even if I tell her to stay a foot away from the curb.