1997 Acura CL User Reviews

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    1997 Acura CL 2.2 Review
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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 Review
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    35

    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 Review
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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 Review
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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 Review
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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 Review
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    Front Seats Ranked 1997 Ford Mustang GT Coupe 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 worse.
    "Acura/Honda from this generation will go up to 350000 miles"

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    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

    Fantastic By hopair

    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

    My Best Friend By Maxamillius

    This car was my first car. Never gave me many problems except for the cylinders misfiring. when it isn't jerking, it drives very smoothly and is overall comfortable. i have been through snow, water, h... Read More

    1999 Acura CL Reviews

    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

    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

    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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