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2001 Acura CL

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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 27/Comb 20 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: V6, VTEC, 3.2 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: United States

2001 Acura CL Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.2
Out of 10

Based on 249 Ratings for the 2001 - 2003 models.

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  • Value
    9.3/10
    Quality
    9.4/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    9.4/10
  • Comfort
    9.3/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

I've really loved this car

By on Monday, November 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 163,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Good-looking, fun to drive, very reliable"

Cons: "2-door, doesn't have blue-tooth connection"

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

"this is a great car. It's very reliable & has given me no concerns other than the usual car requirements, gas, oil, tires, normal maintenance. It's also an extremely good-looking car, holding its own among current models."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

A sweetheart with a blemish

By on Saturday, November 08, 2014

I own this car
Reason: I need a larger vehicle - My approximate mileage is 85,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Unique styling, quick & fun to drive."

Cons: "Transmission was a poor design & failed."

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

"I bought this '03 Acura CL new as a leftover in '04. It is the last 2 door coupe. I hadn't intended to buy this but it was love at first sight.I believe some cars have a soul & this girl truly does. She's quick, sleek & fun. The only negative is the transmission. I had to have it replaced & Michael at Acura USA pretended not to know of the obvious problems people have had. The small discs that separate the transmission discs come loose & plug the filter & the tranny fails. Other than that this car is really been great."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Needed a paint job and passenger airbag.

By on Thursday, August 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 50,500

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
10/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great price and fun to drive. Drive like a new car"

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

"Made mistake to get a toyota camry because it won't start and I found out my battery was 7 years old. This is a reliable but my regretable decision to buy another was a very bad mistake. In my opinion I could be driving this for another decade."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Very reliable car

By on Monday, July 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 117,000

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
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

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

"Very well made...fit, finish, ride and comfort. Very quick car for a V6. Very reliable and just required normal routine maintenance. Good choice on this one. Honda makes good cars. I always recommend Honda as a vehicle of choice."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Powerful, fast, comfortable, reliable, beautiful..

By on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 132,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Powerful, fast, comfortable, reliable, beautiful."

Cons: "Needed to replace transmission twice..."

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

"The Acura CL type S has been really quick, comfortable and reliable. It makes me sad that it is time to move on and sell such an enjoyable car. Over the years our CL has provided great performance together with things like the sun roof, air conditioning, decent gas mileage and general good looks. We can only hope to select a car that can provide the same experience at a reasonable price. Only issue over the 14 years was the transmission, which was replaced by Acura (once under warranty and a second time under a negotiated price). The low profile tires do require attention to pressure or a slight shaking in the steering wheel can be felt. Just needed to stay on-top of it. Still love the car!"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Powerful, fast, comfortable, reliable, beautiful..

By on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 132,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Powerful, fast, comfortable, reliable, beautiful."

Cons: "Needed to replace transmission twice..."

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

"The Acura CL type S has been really quick, comfortable and reliable. It makes me sad that it is time to move on and sell such an enjoyable car. Over the years our CL has provided great performance together with things like the sun roof, air conditioning, decent gas mileage and general good looks. We can only hope to select a car that can provide the same experience at a reasonable price. Only issue over the 14 years was the transmission, which was replaced by Acura (once under warranty and a second time under a negotiated price). The low profile tires do require attention to pressure or a slight shaking in the steering wheel can be felt. Just needed to stay on-top of it. Still love the car!"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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