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1997 Acura CL

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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 26/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, VTEC, 2.2 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: United States

1997 Acura CL Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.0
Out of 10

Based on 221 Ratings for the 1997 - 1999 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.2/10
    Quality
    9.3/10
  • Reliability
    9.3/10
    Performance
    9.1/10
  • Comfort
    9.2/10
    Styling
    9.2/10

Great car

By on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 122,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I love this car. I have driven it since 1999 and have only put in a new transmission. Everything else has worked great. Buying a new car and handing it down to my sister soon..."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Best Car Ever

By on Tuesday, August 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 172,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "fun to drive"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Comfortable, luxurious, fantastic visibility and "just right" road feel, supportive seating, 2 doors but plenty of room for 4 passengers, rocking' Bose Audio system, great gas mileage, low maintenance costs, beautiful styling and design... no doubt about it, this was the best car Honda Motor Co. every produced."

Love our CL

By on Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Reliable, elegant styling, fun to drive"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"We bought our CL new in 1996. It is still running smoothly every day after 18 years and 203,000 km (160,000 miles). A extremely reliable car - that it never ran into major issues and it never broke down. I still enjoy driving it every day in its spacious, comfortable interior and wonderful sound system. It's definitely the best car we've ever had. We love our CL !"

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

My 1998 Acura CL

By on Friday, November 15, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 215,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Hands down the best, most reliable car I have ever owned. I have had the car for 15 years and other than general maintenance the only things that have needed to be repaired was the catalytic converter and the radiator."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Bingo what a buy !

By on Thursday, October 10, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 220,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Body style, interior trim, engine power, Bose a pl"

Cons: "Dealer who was dumb enough to sell at this price"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I sold new and used cars 18 years ago and have had a 1995 Toyota Rav 4 loved it, a 99 4 runner, hated it, and have a new 12 Rav 4 and love it. I had a 99 Avalon and it was real problems. Got this from a used dealer, in good, but dirty condition. I have spent $15 bucks, and am almost to new condition, and paid $2,500 dollars. Car has 220,000 miles but engine is tight, interior was filthy, but cleaning is easy. First Acura/Honda I have ever even driven, and am impressed. Acura has built a clean easy to use, once you find all of the buttons, car that is quiet, handles great, good fuel use, and loaded with Bose sound, and cold air. At 65 I found probably my last car, but was worth the wait. Acura gets an A+++++++++++++++++++++ with me, and I'm had to please."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

My best car so far

By on Thursday, August 01, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 205,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought my car in 2001 with 45k miles on it. After 12 years, it now has approx. 205k miles on it. I love that it has not broken down on me, yet :-). I've had my auto shop do repairs they recommended. I also love that it gives me 30 mpg on the freeway. Minor gripes - I have to watch the oil level but that's a minor deal given the age of the car. I wish this car had back seats that folded forward to increase trunk space. Could have better sound proofing. I hope my next car will be this reliable and as great a bang for the buck. Will definitely be looking at Acura for my next car."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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