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#99 of 1965 98 2.3 CL Premium
Nov 06, 2000 (11:35 pm)
I have a 1998 2.3 CL premium and I just love it!! It has a little more than 40K miles and I've had no problems with it at all! But, if I had the problems with it that buckeye52 has had I would probably get rid of it and stay away from Acura's completely.
On the other hand.....I do love my car and hate to sell it, but I must. My husband and I are wanting to upgrade to the new TL because it is a bigger family car and (because of no problems with current Acura) we want to stay with the Acura line of cars. If anyone you know is interested in buying my wonderful CL, please let me know. Like I said it has about 40,300 miles on it, Inza red with parchment leather, is in great condition and is super clean! I am asking $16,300 for it.
#100 of 1965 Moonroof Rattle
Nov 13, 2000 (9:30 pm)
Hi, I am a new owner with a 2001 CL with Navi. My moonroof has a rattle when the shade is open. When I close it the rattle stops. I believe the rattle is the catch for the shade. The dealer "fixed" it once. It rattled on the way out of the lot. He said it needed to be lubed.
Anyone else have this problem? What was the fix? This is a small dealer, sells mainly Suburus. So far we really love this car. Great handling and 31mpg at 70mph. Problem is , it is hard to keep the speed down!!! Hope someone out there can help?
Thanks for any input, Tom.
#101 of 1965 moonroof shade rattle
Nov 13, 2000 (11:13 pm)
I've had this rattle too. So far I've managed to "fix" it by just sliding the shade back & forth a few times. I'm sure it'll come back. I'll get the dealer to look into it when I bring the car in for the first service.
#102 of 1965 Re: moonroof shade rattle
Nov 15, 2000 (3:54 am)
I too have this annoying rattle above me while I drive. I've had my Type-S for about 4 months now and it's been to the dealer twice to silence the noise. When others ride in the car with me, they claim to hear nothing and tell me I'm too picky. I certainly hear it and it is worse with the visor open and worser (if that's a word) when the roof is open. The dealer claimed the roof just need some lubricant, they were wrong.
Have any of you heard of a permanent fix or even the actual cause of the rattle? I have tried the sliding bit quite a few times with no success.
Other than this annoyance, I love this awesome piece of machinery! What a fun car to drive!
Nov 15, 2000 (8:19 am)
I think the shade rattle and the moonroof noise (I can't recall if it is actually a rattle) are 2 different problems. You may be unlucky enough to have both. Acura is aware of the moonroof noise. There may even be a TSB on it. It has certainly been discussed on this board before. Hopefully others who have had direct experience with it will post again.
#104 of 1965 canadiancl
Nov 15, 2000 (3:42 pm)
I'm not sure if the roof is causing the noise or if it's the shade. The dealer thought it was the roof and lubed it, but as soon as I drove it out of the service department it started to rattle again.
I am planning to take it in again in early spring. By that time they might have a better fix for it.
Thanks for the response.
#105 of 1965 my rattle...
Nov 15, 2000 (10:06 pm)
i have what sounds like a rattle, but it's not...it's the "sqeaking" sound of the rubber molding around the roof, but it sounds just like a rattle. dealers would use silicone lube to cure it...i'm just going to buy a $4 can of it and do it myself to see if that works.
i don't have any other rattle, just the resonance thing that i havne't gotten fixed yet. i'll probably end up getting a visor anyway.
Nov 16, 2000 (7:42 am)
I bought a new 2001 CL Type S. What's special about this purchase is that I am a salesperson for Tischer Acura. I attended a meeting today for Acura and it was so funny that most of us were driving the S Type however I was the only salesman who owned it. Most were driving them as demo's. I live in Baltimore and commute to Laurel and I can not stop blowing people off the road. My S Type loves to be at 80mph. This could be a big problem however I am not really complaining. It's not often that you see a car like this. I have also heard this noise and I do think that it is the rubber of the roof, however, I will have my service department look at it and we will see what the fix is. If you have any quesitons feel free to email me directly at kenacuranissanaol.com.
Nov 16, 2000 (7:57 am)
Hello everyone, i am from the Sanfrancisco Bay
area. I was just wondering if anyone from this area has bought a 2001 acura 3.2 CL. I have been
getting some outrageous/contradicting prices from
I am planning to buy the type -P(225 HP) without
navigation CL. Accessories - Spoiler, tire locks.
If anyone has bought a cl recently, can you please
share the price/dealer name with me.
You can also e-mail me at goodfriend_23hotmail.com
Nov 16, 2000 (6:48 pm)
If you pull up the Acura web site, you will find a 'dealer locator' that will enable you to find every Acura dealer in the state of California. Most of them have e-mail address (and all have phone #'s) that you can use to secure price quotes. My experience is that there are plenty of hungry dealers who want your business. I think there are at least 6-8 dealers within 100 or so miles of San Francisco.