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1997 Acura CL 2.2 FWDReview
Timothy writes:
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Great Overall Car — This is probably the most practical car I've owned. Good MPG, very cheap to maintain, minimal issues. I changed the oil regularly and that was about it. Good MPG for long highway commutes. If you have the 5 speed manual it's pretty fun to drive, though its definitely not a fast car. Two door design may draw complaints if you tend to pile the friends in.

Pros: Reliable, good overall quality, unique rear design, somewhat sporty, good MPG

Cons: Too practical(?), kinda slow, my 1984 Nissan had a fancier interior

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1997 Acura CL 3.0 Premium FWDReview
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Not Bad. — Not bad until the transmission died at 80,000 miles. THe successor I had, the 2001 CL Type S was even worse.

Pros: Dependable

Cons: Tranny died after 80,000 miles

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1997 Acura CL 2.2 FWDReview
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Unique Car — In 4 years, Minimal Repairs, Very Satisfied. Looks unique and classy. It has almost all luxury standart....moonroof, power seat, Auto HVAC, CD, Keyless Entry....everything you need. Repairs and service is cheap, it is indentical mechanically to an Accord. Reccommended Overall.

Pros: Interior, Fully Loaded, Excellent Gas Milage

Cons: Massive Wheel Gap, Little  Aftermarket, Somewhat slow

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1997 Acura CL 2.2 Premium FWDReview
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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...

Pros: Drives smooth & quiet & is fast. Decent sound system

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

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1997 Acura CL 2.2 FWDReview
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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

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

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

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1997 Acura CL 3.0 Premium FWD Review
Jackson says:
Great car great company I love it!! And compared to my previous Saturn, even with the age difference, way way way better and more reliable!!
vs2003 Saturn ION Base
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Value Ranked 2003 Saturn ION Base worse.
"Just the slickness! "
Would Buy Ranked 2003 Saturn ION Base worse.
"Saturns break down actually quite often "
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1997 Acura CL 3.0 Premium FWD Review
MIke says:
vs1997 Ford Mustang GT Coupe RWD
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Front Seats Ranked 1997 Ford Mustang GT Coupe RWD worse.
"Ford did not have the support in the Mustang seats that were available in the Acura"
Would Buy Ranked 1997 Ford Mustang GT Coupe RWD worse.
"Acura/Honda from this generation will go up to 350000 miles"
1997 Acura CL Review
GuruXFKV8 says:
Excellent car. My favorite Acura Ive owned. Fast and fun.
vs2000 BMW 5 Series 528i Sedan RWD
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Displaying 11 - 18 of 1997 Acura CL 18 reviews.

Reviews From Other Years

2003 Acura CL Reviews

Review By Guru9TPSWM

Excellent condition everything for the price. Of course it has rust but I nothing major . So 10/10 for the seller. Read More

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

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

2001 Acura CL Reviews

Review By Kimberly

I loved my Acura cl I got it used 2003 got it in 2009 it is very fast handles great, never let me sit even when it would not go in reverse, I still could drive it!! Read More

Fantastic By K.

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 ... Read More

1999 Acura CL Reviews

Review By Tae Sung

If you can find 1999 Acura CL in good condition, just go for it. It’s a fun car to drive. Since It’s old so it won’t be easy to find some parts. Read More

Nice Car By migration_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

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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