#853 of 1965 Just Bought a 2001 CL-S --questions
Dec 02, 2001 (10:10 am)
Hi Guys. My name is Dave--I just purchased a 2001 Black/Black CL-type s--111 miles for 26,500. This is the best price I could find in the color I wanted. (well I wanted silver but black was a close second)--I have a few questions...My car comes with an upgraded wood trim intereior(greyish black faux wood by the radio and shifter) ---Is there a easy way to remove and or replace? I sort of like the clean look better. Also--is there a acura enthusiast website? I am looking for all the info I can get for my new baby. I moved up from a honda civic ex so I am really excited to stay with Hondas. They are rock solid reliable. Thanks for any replies..in advance.
For those of you who take your CL to Acura for an oil/filter change, how much do they charge, and do they fill your tank every time you take it in? The reason I ask about the gas is that they filled my tank when I bought the car, and then when I took it to get it detailed they filled it up again. If they always do that, that may offset the extra cost of a dealer oil change. I was just curious.
The 2 times I've been to the dealer so far for oil changes, they were $9.99. This is not the dealer I bought the car from. I bought it in RI, but live in CT. They WERE going to vacuum the car and wash it and check the air pressure, but I told them NOT to touch it! I use Zaino polish and wasn't looking for any minimum wage kid to touch my car.
I just received a flyer from this same dealer and noticed that the oil change is now $19.99. Still cheaper than the Jiffy-Lube that I used to use 2 cars ago.
GAS! NO. No one has EVER filled my tank. Then again, I noticed that you live in Texas. I'm sure that Premium 93 octane gas is not $1.45 like it is here!
PS Update- I have almost 10,900 miles on my CL. Think I'm driving it too much! )
I also usually decline the car wash when I get my car serviced. They don't have time to do a thorough job and they usually end up scratching the paint, especially if you have a dark colour car. I also check my tire pressure regularly so again I would preferred that they didn't monkey around with that.
I had a run in with a police car at a blind intersection.Messed up the right front fender.I have been cl less for two weeks.I can't wait to get my car back.I have had mine since 3/20/00 and have had no problems.I got the gold color that everybody seem to love and for some reason they don't make any more.I leased mine and it's all most time to look for another.I don't know CLS or TLS either way the best bang for the buck.
Mine also charges $30. My other car is a Chevy. (I don't have a license plate frame on my CL, stating that, BTW). They charge $35 for an oil change! They also charge $60+ for a smog inspection, which can be had anywhere for $25-30. Talk about nerve! I don't know what my Acura dealer charges for that, but I doubt if it's $60.