1997 Acura CL User Reviews

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acura_coupe writes:
1997 Acura CL 2.2 Premium Review
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sunroof,

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maintainence costs

acura_coupe
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Not A Bad Little Coupe — i like like car. acceleration isn't bad considering it has 320K KMS, braking is decent, handling is great especially at lower speeds. the appearance is decent, although i liked it a lot more when i first got the car. . interior is very nice for a 97. the transmission fluid is not cheap. however, car gets 850 kms highway per tank. overall, 3.5 stars sadly its governed to around 185 kms per hour.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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khenn151 writes:
1997 Acura CL 3.0 Review
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5

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Super reliable! The appearance is really nice...definitely does not look like a car made in 1997. Very sleek. The sunroof is so nice to have. Very comfortable and spacious, both in the front and back seats. The trunk is very spacious as well.

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The cost of maintenance is a bit high. It takes synthetic oil so that's always more costly, but it lasts 6,000 miles instead of 3,000 so it makes up for it.  The tires are also a bit costly. It fits 5 comfortably, however getting a carseat in/out is difficult.

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I Really Loved This Car! — Overall, a fantastic car. It was my first car and it outlasted all of my friends' newer first cars. The acceleration, braking, and handling were great. I felt comfortable driving in the slush and snow for the most part. Its a fun car to drive. It's small and low to the ground so you kind of have a "racecar" feel to it. Loved the car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Josh writes:
1997 Acura CL 2.2 Premium Review
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Solid build, good looks, and it's comfy and quick as hell for the engine size.

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Cost of repairs

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Acuras Last... — I'm at 207,000 miles but the car doesn't look like it was made in '97. Solid car for the money. Only downside is cost of repairs (which are, fortunately, rather infrequent all things considered). Every morning I enjoy getting into it. How many people can say that about their 200K+ car.

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Nathanael writes:
1997 Acura CL 2.2 Review
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5

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unique, sporty, and luxory

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automatic transmission, but a minor setback

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Well Worth It And It Should Go A Very Long Time If Taken Care Of — great little car, mine is the base so it is not really that quick, but is very reliable. I am sold on Acura and might be buying the 2003 Cl Type S with a six speed manual and 265 HP. The only weakness of the 97 is the automatic transmission, so the Type S will solve that.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michelle writes:
1997 Acura CL 3.0 Premium Review
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4

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A hot chick drives it!

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She is a wild one so get out of the way!

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Definitely Holds Up For Off-roading! — She's a V-Tech so...It's got some oompf! Gas mileage would be decent if someone actually drove it a lot slower than I do! It's a hot looking car and it's foreign so it will last a long time! Overall, it's a good car!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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MsLake writes:
1997 Acura CL 2.2 Premium Review
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5

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Drives smooth & quiet & is fast. Decent sound system

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Don't like two doors anymore due to having two kids

MsLake
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Cute Sports Car That Drives Very Well — I like the style & I find the car comfortable. This car has a manual transmission which gives more control driving & manual transmissions are great on gas. Very sporty car & it drives like a dream. Check it out I'm sure you'll like it...

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SebastianVA writes:
1997 Acura CL 2.2 Review
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3

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The car maneuvers well, and the wood grain lining on the console is a nice touch.

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It's a small car, and like any coupe, is tough to get people in and out of the back.

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Not Bad For A First Car. — I liked the fact that you can put stuff in the trunk from the back seat by putting down the arm rest. Also, I could fit a lot of different things up at the front with me, inside the driver arm rest and within the front console.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matthew writes:
1997 Acura CL 3.0 Premium Review
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4

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perky, comfy, outstanding build quality, decent back seats

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suspension ...um... thats it.

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I See A Red Car And I Want It Painted Black. — Love this car--or at least I used to. Long Story (nothing to do with the car--bad memories, that's all). Quick off the line, but very skittish over bumps. Rear end tends to jump around a lot--and so does the front end now that I think of it. Suspensions seems to bottom out (i.e. hit its bumpstops) about an inch too soon. MOre travel, especially in the rear would be welcome. Loe the feel of driving this car though.. For a small CL-style GT coupe, it was lovely. I actually had two of them, both 1997's. One black and one red.

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Mathieu writes:
1997 Acura CL 2.2 Review
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4

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nice car

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not enough power under the hood

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2.2 Cl Is A Great Car — it s my second one ... nice sleek look fully loaded , rare to see them on the roads cheap luxury/ sport car and it come with a manual transmission .. better than an accord of the same generation imao .. Honda quality is no doubt a good one

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Peter writes:
1997 Acura CL 3.0 Premium Review
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Acceleration, Handling, Features, Design

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None

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Sweet Cl — I love how this car drives. Its has a nice exhaust tone when you start it up and its fast. Getting to where I need to go is never a problem. Having 200 horsepower and a slick automatic gives this car some crazy pick-up. The car brakes when it needs to and handles excellently. Besides all that, the car is comfortable as well. It has plush leather seating, heated seats and mirrors, moonroof, BOSE CD, wood trim and enough room for 5. It can whip around corners and its relatively easy to park. The quality of the car is solid. It's needed normal maintance repairs as well as wear items such as the timing belt. The car still feels solid and new for a 12 year old car. The car looks like nothing on the road. The front looks like a Honda Accord, but the back is its own. There is a distinctive crease going from the front of the car, down the middle, to the back of the car. The slick roofline gives it a distinctive design as well. The interior and the exterior has held up beautifully for its age. After getting the fuel system cleaned and other maintenance, Ive been able to consistently get between 19-22 m.p.g. (mix of city and highway). As for the fun factor, this car is definitely fun. Slamming the gas from a stop and hitting the V-TEC is like no other. Even on the highway, getting to 80 is easy. Its like a rush like no other and its an awesome, reliable and gorgeous car to drive.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2002 Acura CL Reviews

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2001 Acura CL Reviews

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1999 Acura CL Reviews

Good Student Car By CraigV

I bought this car for my 16 yr old son. Wanted something reliable, somewhat sporty, and with a manual transmission. He drove it for over 3 years and had very few problems with it (rear brake calipers,... Read More

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1998 Acura CL Reviews

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