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Acura CL, Coupe
#22 of 128 Rims on 2001 Cl TypeS
Dec 04, 2001 (12:56 pm)
I love this car but living in New York means you're always parking next to a curb and Acura has really made a big mistake in combining 17" wheels and low-profile tires. I've only got 2500 miles on my silver Type S and already three of the four wheel rims are gouged from hitting the curb when parking. Maybe if enough people complain about this goof in design they'll change it and give us new wheel rims. ha! ha!
#23 of 128 Rims on 2001 Cl TypeS
Dec 04, 2001 (1:10 pm)
How about buy a set of the TL-S wheels. I believe they are 1/2 inch narrower.
Dec 04, 2001 (5:30 pm)
OR.......you could just be careful when parking and make use of the tilt-down mirror. This was one of the first things I was warned about in the http://www.acura-cl.com board.
I agree that it is a weird design, but if you're careful, they don't have to get scratched.
Dec 04, 2001 (6:11 pm)
Consider yourself lucky. If you lived in california, you'd have to worry about dings in your doors. All the parking here is side by side in parking lots.
Plus, you wouldn't be able to find a decent slice of pizza, which is even worse.
#26 of 128 CL-S TIRES
Dec 10, 2001 (12:40 pm)
HAS ANYONE HAD MORE THAN THE USUAL AMOUNT OF FLATS AND OR BUBBLES WITH THE S-TYPE TIRES???
Dec 10, 2001 (12:52 pm)
what's that????? Never heard of it.....
Dec 10, 2001 (1:54 pm)
sorry i just meant the tires that come on the cl type s
#29 of 128 Driving in snow
Dec 20, 2001 (8:57 pm)
How does the CL-S handle in snow? I live in TX and don't really have to worry about it normally, but I'm driving to NM to go skiing, and I was wondering what to expect. The owners manual says not to ever put chains on a CL-S, so I hope the roads are mostly clear, but how does it handle moderate snow? (I hope there's some snow to drive through).
Dec 20, 2001 (9:03 pm)
We don't get much snow here in lotusland, but mine seems to do OK in light to moderate snow even with the standard all-seasons tires. You'd just have to be easy on the throttle. I think the traction control is a big plus. Also the CL-S actually has a fair amount of road clearance for a vehicle of its ilk (I think over 6 inches). Much more so than, say, the new Camry.
Dec 25, 2001 (11:36 am)
We haven't had much snow this year ,but last year at snowed 6or7 inches a couple of times.The type S was great in the snow. The tires bite well,but i think it's the VSA that really makes a differance.It makes the car track straight. Phil