2001 Acura CL User Reviews

2001 Acura CL Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 29 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" 10 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"transmission" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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Lots of car for the money and all options included.

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Excellent handling, hugs the road like a cat.

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Needs regular maintenance on timing belt..Dealer cost is around $1000.00 every 100,000 miles

hopair
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Fantastic — I use this car for daily driving. Very responsive and agile. I avg. 24 mpg in suburban and 30 mpg. hgwy. I can drive this as an average or spirited driver and am never disappointed. 270 hp is more than enough to whiten your knuckles.

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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.

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

nebajide
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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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Quick & Responsive...fun to drive

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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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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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Looks chill drives hot.

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Stupid transmissions

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Wish Acura Would Bring Back This Mid Level Coupe — The power of this car is impressive for the "sport-luxury coupe" category. The front seats hold your wait in place as you carve turns. The most major issue with these cars has been the transmission which many owners have had replaced several times. At this point, the warranty no longer exists. Factory Bose speakers match the aggression and precision of the CL. An aesthetically pleasing piece of work, many would be surprised that the car is over 10 years old. Lots of contemporary sport coupe drivers sleep on this guy.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Fast

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Bad ATT

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If You Like To Go Fast And Want A Long Lasting Sports Car This Is It. — This is super fun to race Had it built for track not street was super fast and did really well as a race car beat most cars including a couple Ferraris at one point. This is a great built car if you can find the type s and a 6 speed manual.

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

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2001 Acura Cl — I love this car. Heated leather seats, sunroof, Bose system, aftermarket dvd navigation system, 225hp V6 and I havent even really started the customization yet!!! Quiet, comfortable, quick and smooth! The only better version of this car would be the S-Type which bumps the hp up to 260, but that can be achieved with aftermarket intake, exhaust etc.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Power and Comfort

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wide turning circle

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Get It Used — Love it, plenty of power. Freshly installed iPod adapter. 230 hp is way more than enough for me. The car has tranny problems after 200 thousand so that's why its so cheap. Suspension is a bit soft, and the car is enormous so not good on handles.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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

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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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2003 Acura CL Reviews

Still Liking It By Sam

its old. but it takes me places no problem. tranny started to be a little jumpy but its still ok. not worth fixing it since its old. maybe a newer car soon, who knows. Whenever it breaks dwn i gue... Read More

Absolutely Amazing Car!!! By AssuranceAuto

I have owned 3 Acura TL's always wanted the CL and For a 2 door coupe, there is lot of room, plenty of cargo space, great performance with the type s,Sport-shift transmission. great handling, Very rel... 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

Nice Car By bigjoetwo2

I love this car but look out for the bad trany will cost you . but the power is good but no race winner but for a poor man one nice car you have to look for parts in the yards to save Read More

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

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

I Really Loved This Car! By khenn151

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 s... Read More

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

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