2001 Acura CL Type S 3.2 from North America
Fast, classy, yet affordable.
Brake and rotor problems. They need to be replaced quite often.
Side airbag light comes on for no reason.
My car has not had this problem, but the 01 Acura CL type S is notorious for transmission problems. Acura recognizes this problem and will fix it if the car has less than 100,000 miles on it.
Performance is very good for a car of this size. Lots of power and decent handling at high speeds.
Car gets about 22 miles per gallon in town.
Interior is plush and very luxurious.
A wonderful car and I absolutely love it! I would definitely recommend Acura to anyone.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th May, 2004
5th Feb 2005, 18:28
When you state that "the side airbag light comes on for no reason" you don't indicate if someone was sitting in the passenger seat.
Having owned one of these cars, I know that if your passenger moves around in their seat and sits a certain way, the side airbag light will come on UNTIL they resume sitting in a more normal fashion and then the light will go off. The light is warning you that if your passenger sits in that fashion, they will not be properly protected if the side air bag is deployed.
19th May 2005, 18:20
To supplement the last comment about the passenger side airbag lights. It will also flicker on and off if you have objects on the passenger seat. I usually belt down my briefcase in the passenger seat and as it hits the side bolsters the light comes on.
Brakes: I think the brakes are exceptional. I put 77,000 miles, 50,000 of which in one year before I changed the brakes. Also they don't create as much brake dust as those Beemmers do. Have you noticed how filthy their front wheels are?
5th May 2006, 18:20
The side air bag light comes on when my teenage daughter squirrels around in the seat. When she sits like an adult, the light goes off.
12th Oct 2007, 18:17
My transmission keeps slipping when I drive uphill. It just will not move.