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2001 Acura CL User Reviews

2001 Acura CL Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 26 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 9 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"transmission" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Erik writes:
2001 Acura CL 2 Dr 3.2 Type-S Coupe Review
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The kick ass stereo, the great looks, and options for customizing.

Cons

It's getting old........

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I've Never Had To Do Anything More Than Basic Maintenance. No Major Repairs .... Knock On Wood. — 2001 Acura CL-S Great daliy driver. Very quick and great handling. It has 270 h.p. and 230 ft-lbs torque. Low cost and just daily maintenance. Very fun to drive in the city or back roads. 20 m.p.g. around town and in upwards or 30 to 33 m.p.g. on the highway.... depending on my lead foot.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brandyn writes:
2001 Acura CL 2 Dr 3.2 Type-S Coupe Review
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Fun, Practical, Quick enough, Good gas mileage, Dependable honda engineering

Cons

Some of the luxuries like the HiD headlights and the inverter that powers it gets a little pricey

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Love It — this car is surprisingly fast. I can take out most V8 trucks and hang with a lot of cars with bigger engines even though my little 3.2 liter V6 is stock except for cold air intake. it cruises too I "accidently" had it up to 130 mph on the way to denver and it was solid as a rock. I know it's not much compaired to some kids cars all suped up from drug money but it does well. even though it's 8 years old I don't want to get rid of it because I love it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mark writes:
2001 Acura CL 2 Dr 3.2 Type-S Coupe Review
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Pros

interior styling, quality, and placement of gauges.  Exterior styling, Performance and Handling, Unique

Cons

Terrible Terrible Transmissions!  If you can find a 6SPD you're golden!

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Acura Cl-s Review — I really miss my Acura CL-S 01. The styling and interior quality is fantastic. The big issue is the transmission. They fail, fail, fail. I had one that had the transmission fix where they install a 2nd gear jet. Doesn't matter right after I sold it the tranny went. Doesn't matter if the seller states he never had to change the tranny it will eventually break. It's a design flaw and even the refurbed units eventually break. Too bad because all other aspects of the car were fantastic. Cheers

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Doug writes:
2001 Acura CL 2 Dr 3.2 Coupe Review
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5

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extremely comfortable ride, easy to drive and park, overall a very very
nice car

Cons

2 doors, therefore small back seat, low gas mileage, only 19 in the city
on premium gas if it's perfectly driven

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Very Comfortable Coupe, Gas Mileage Could Be Improved — My first true daily driver car, very good for teenager due to small size, however possibly too much power for the size and luxury trim that comes standard, excellent sound system and satellite navigation, a great car.

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David writes:
2001 Acura CL 2 Dr 3.2 Type-S Coupe Review
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4

Pros

Price, fit and finish, overall reliability. Normal driving by adult male. No regrets since buying new.

Cons

Motor mounts seem to have been poorly engineered.  Multiple sets since owning, but replaced and seems fine today.

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Nice Ride — For a car with 155,000 miles on it, it runs almost the same as the day I drove it off the lot. Maintenance and upkeep has been far less than other cars I've owned. The ride quality is terrific and the road noise is very minimal. Power in the car is VERY good, with both low end torque and highway speeds. Overall, if this car was still available as a new model, I would probably be in line for it again.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Richard writes:
2001 Acura CL 2 Dr 3.2 Type-S Coupe Review
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Features, quality, horsepower, interior.  

Cons

Overall performance, interior noise levels.  

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Powerful But Far From Zippy 3.2 Type S. — The 260 hp can come in handy but I wouldn't take this whip on windy roads. Doesn't hug corners well and its turning radius isn't all that great for a coupe. (its long frame is based on TL chasis) Powerful but not zippy. Really like the cab and trunk space though. Always have been a fan of Honda/Acura interiors. Comes with great features for a car of its price and is comfortable to drive on long trips.

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Brian writes:
2001 Acura CL 2 Dr 3.2 Type-S Coupe Review
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5

Pros

Quick & Responsive...fun to drive

Cons

Small back seat, fine when the kids were young, not when they're 21 & 18!

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Fun To Drive — I have this car for over 10 years, it owes me nothing! Fun to drive, great to look at. It has held up as well as you would expect for an Acura. Highly recommended if your family situation allows for a coupe!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tyler writes:
2001 Acura CL 2 Dr 3.2 Type-S Coupe Review
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5

Pros

All options are standard, gas milage, performance

Cons

Premium gas required, sport tires, sunroof doesn't go back very far

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Amazing And Stylish. — I love the car. It's the true definition of a luxury sport coupe. It's quick and agile, while being very comfortable over long trips.

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nebajide writes:
2001 Acura CL 2 Dr 3.2 Coupe Review
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Nice little car. Very reliable. Not a high performer, but cost effective. Needs little repair. If you oil regularly, balance the wheels, and fuel, you are always ready to go.

Cons

Two-door, not a family car. Lacks quality take-off, but smooth and responsive on the go.

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Few Complaints,lots To Praise. — This car does its job. It is very reliable. It may no longer be that fuel efficient, in the light of today's 30+ miles per gallon cars, but was efficient back when it was newer. Once maintained, always ready to go.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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numennc writes:
2001 Acura CL 2 Dr 3.2 Type-S Coupe Review
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This is the best car i've had in many years... owned everything from jaguars to austin healeys to triumphs, lots of acuras - integras (3), Legends (2), RL (1), and this CL.
Never had a lick of trouble, love the handling, and ride is nice and stiff!! Nav system works awesome!!  Integrates with stereo very well - mutes one side, and turns volume way down when prompting you.

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Not enough trunk space with DVD Navigatiojn setup -

numennc
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One Of The Best Bangs For Your Buck - Period!! — Never had a lick of trouble, love the handling, and ride is nice and stiff!! Nav system works awesome!! Integrates with stereo very well - mutes one side, and turns volume way down when prompting you. Counts down in feet to the turn - practically leads you by the nose!! How cool is that??

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Reviews From Other Years

2003 Acura CL Reviews

A Beauty! By tommcapp

I really love the power it has along with the handling. Very low maintenance costs and a super reliable car. Built to put a lot of miles on, these Acura's last forever. The Bose sound system with 6 CD... Read More

Nice Sporty Car By magicmotors

very, Very nice car. I would recommend this car to you if you like fast,small,sports cars. I wouldn't recommend this car for you if you have a big family. Your family has to be the greatest of 4. Read More

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2002 Acura CL Reviews

2002 Acura Cl Type S By HBreck

Owned from May 2005 through February 2007. Good power, so-so fuel economy, ok handling, but the handling suffered by comparison to my previous car, a 1997 Honda Prelude. Heavy for a coupe, and somewha... Read More

Proud Of Owning One! By xakeo

Love it! Style-wise still one of the best looking cars out there even 9 years later. Very reliable car, built to last a long time. Wish it was four door at this point in time! Very easy to maintain an... Read More

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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

A Fun 4(5) Seater Coupe. By Garrett

This was a fun little car, and I was sad to see it go. The acceleration on the car was surprising fast for a 4 cylinder. I have no complaints about the steering or braking either. The car is solid... Read More

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1998 Acura CL Reviews

1998 Acura Cl 3.2l By emeccaauto1

This car is pretty fun to drive with a 5 speed manual. Reliability? This car wrote the book on it. Which is what every Honda/Acura has come to know and love. It has 167k miles and runs like new, no ma... Read More

Great Car With One Fatal Flaw By clintonics

I love this little car, it was cheap but performs very well and is very comfortable with leather heated seats power everything, a Bose sound system, a sunroof and a great ride. The car is incredib... Read More

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1997 Acura CL Reviews

Cute Sports Car That Drives Very Well By MsLake

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. C... Read More

Not Bad For A First Car. By SebastianVA

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 an... Read More

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