2001 Acura CL Type S 3.2 Vtec from North America
Only needed to replace the battery, everything else was perfect. The body does rust pretty quickly though.
For the price this was, it's a very good buy; very reliable, sporty, good looking and roomy. I enjoyed driving this every day till the day I sold it.
The car has excellent feedback from the steering, but would have been perfect if it was a rear wheel drive.
Before you buy, make sure there are no problems with the transmission, as that is a trouble spot. I've had no problems with mine since it was replaced under warranty.
You can buy this car for the price of an Accord, and this is a much better looking car.
Mine had a cold air intake, and the sound was simply phenomenal.
This is truly a great car, if you can get a 6 speed, you are getting one of the nicest shifting trannies in the business. As mentioned, the steering feedback is excellent, better than many new cars.
The car does need bigger tires, so if you can afford after market tires, buy them, they are a good investment. On stock tires, there is too much wheel spin.
It is not the most comfortable car, but it is very good drivers car. I got complements on it all the time, and never had problems keeping up with any one.
Buy it, you will not regret it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd April, 2009
4th Apr 2009, 19:14
"Before you buy, make sure there are no problems with the transmission, as that is a trouble spot"
Consumer Reports April 2009 page 85 says that 17% of 2001 Acura CL have needed to have the transmission rebuilt or replaced. They were reporting this as an example of unusually bad reliability. Just thought you would like to know.