1999 Acura CL Premium 2.3 from North America
Reliable FWD version of a BMW
Owned it for 3 months and put 9k miles on it, so I'll be back updating as long as I keep the car.
- Passenger side window motor blew "recall", free at the dealership
It's better built than a Honda, feels like it and looks like it.
One of the best suspensions Honda made, very stable and performs like a BMW. Beware that it's very stiff and uncomfortable in the city.
Has the same 2.3 engine as the Accord, but it's better tuned for performance. A V6 is a great performer on those cars, but it only comes with 4 speed automatic that's not sporty and fails every 25000 miles!
Gear shifts are smoother than the Accord, even though they share the same manual transmission.
Decent space in the back and the trunk; the same year Accord is bigger though.
Same MPG figures as the Accord: 21/29 official, and 25/35 is what I get.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st March, 2013