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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 223 Ratings for the 1997 - 1999 models.

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

Best car I've EVER owned!

By on Friday, October 31, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 147,000

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
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Quality car - low maintenance - totally reliable."

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

"I bought the certified 1998 2.3CL in 2001 and have never owned a more reliable, comfortable and overall excellent car! It now has 147K miles and still drives like "new". Maintenance issues have been minimal - just replaced the original exhaust system last month. This has been an outstanding vehicle and I hope it lasts forever!"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

nice car

By on Thursday, October 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "reliable, comfortable, drives well"

Cons: "turn radius is poor"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Drives well, very reliable. Mine is over 130K miles, so had timing belt change at 120K and I have easily fixed whatever issues arose."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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."

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

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 !"

5 people out of 7 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."

7 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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