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Acura CL, Coupe
#747 of 1965 Help needed!
Sep 06, 2001 (1:52 pm)
For those knowledgeable about the TL and CL, I'm presently trying to decide which to buy. In New Orleans, these cars sell out quickly (1 acura dealer), and I haven't been able to test drive the CL. I like the TL (2002) also. I think the base, premium, is fine regarding acceleration. Is the tl base or cl base faster? Any options that the tl has that the cl doesn't have or vice versa? Is the navigation worth it? how's the bose system in the cl? What good is xenon lights? When do the body styles change on the tl and cl cars, respectively. I heard the cl was all-new for 2001, but the tl has been out for a few years, and acura replaces models every 5 years. Any truth to the statement? Sorry for all the questions, but I plan to buy one of them within the next week and the salesman I saw knows less about the car than I do! Thanks for any help.
Sep 06, 2001 (1:53 pm)
Being from Brooklyn, originally, I always like to calculate how many bodies can fit in the trunk. I suppose if the guy was skinny he could fit through the ski-hole.
Sep 06, 2001 (2:52 pm)
The 2002 CLs officially went on sale yesterday. The price was increased by $50 for both models. The only changes were revised outside mirrors and thicker sunroof glass, both to reduce wind noise.
Sep 06, 2001 (3:17 pm)
The funny thing is I don't notice much wind noise. (Not from the car, anyway.)
Sep 06, 2001 (3:26 pm)
It would be nice if they made the mirrors smaller.
Sep 06, 2001 (5:58 pm)
Where did you hear that the 2002 CL's went on sale. I have talked to several dealers here in Atlanta, and none of them have any pricing or order info for the 2002.
If you have a reference, please let me know.
#753 of 1965 new mirrors in 2002
Sep 07, 2001 (12:52 am)
Lenscap, Do you know what changed with the 2002 mirrors and how reliable is your info source? I'd probably buy a CL if they fixed the huge blind spot created by the extra-large eye-level passenger-side mirror.
#754 of 1965 fold down seats...
Sep 07, 2001 (6:30 am)
As I understand it, not having folded down seat is supposed to help to add to the CL overall rigidity and structure integrity of the car.
Sep 07, 2001 (9:15 am)
It probably also adds to the overall cost savings and budget integrity of Honda.
Other "rigid" cars have them. It would have been nice in the CL. My other car has one, and I use it quite often.
Sep 07, 2001 (9:39 am)
The other thing I noticed now is the availability of wood grain trim on the steering wheel and vents.