Rare And Beautiful ** Acura 3.2 Cl Type-s ** Black/navi/acura Maintained on 2040-cars
Naples, Florida, United States
I have owned 6 Acuras (just bought my 7th), and they have all been great cars, but this one has a feel when you are driving it that I cant replace. I worked for the Acura and Lexus dealer, and enjoy driving this car more. This is my Baby, but I have to get a 4 door. I have not only maintained it, but improved it as I have had it for 4 years. Carfax is clean. It is a 2001 CL-S, with 144,800 miles. It runs great, rides great, handles, great, shifts great, the interior is very good, and I had it painted about 1 1/2 years ago, Acura/Honda Nighthawk Black Pearl. It has a 260 HP V-Tec engine, and a 5 speed AT. I have gotten 32 MPG cruising the interstate.
The seats are fine, the dash is fine, the carpet, and mats are fine. All the options work, including the Navigation screen, which I had replaced, the original screen was blurry.
It has had the timing belt, water pump, and services. I also spent $240 extra at Acura to replace the OEM spark plugs. I also replaced the computer sensor that disables the air bag (SRS) system, if you know these cars, almost all of them have the SRS light on, its an expensive fix, around $800. I also replaced the rear main seal, and additionally replaced the oil pan gasket so I would have no oil leaking on the engine (or garage floor).
I dont use car washes, I wash my own car, so it doesnt have the scratches from the spinning brushes.
If you ever wanted a CL, this is the one.
Acura CL for Sale
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:01:00 EST
Acura made a bold move earlier this year when it decided to axe two fairly popular models in the TL and TSX and replaced them with a single sedan: the TLX. After all, how often have you seen modern automakers consolidating vehicles in the lineup? But early indications have shown that the gamble might have paid off, at least so far, because the TLX has been outselling its predecessors for its first months on sale.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:41:00 EST
Acura has only released TLX sales numbers so far for August and September, but the results have been promising. In August, the company moved 2,286 of the new sedans, beating last year's figures for the same month from both the TL at 2,227 sold and the TSX at 1,755. Then in September, the newcomer did even better with 3,884 units leaving dealers to surpass the two previous vehicles combined from their 2013 monthly stats.
According to The Truth About Cars, the TLX's September numbers were even more impressive when looking even deeper into Acura sales history. It claims that you would have to go back to March 2011 when the TL sold 3,995 units to have seen it beat the new TLX. And the TSX hasn't surpassed the latest model's figure since December 2010.
Automakers make halo cars to drum up excitement and show off what they can do, but there's more to it than that. Advanced platforms allow a company's engineers to experiment with all sorts of technologies. And in the case of the upcoming new Acura NSX, that includes new paint processes.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:29:00 EST
Speaking with Autoline in this video interview, Honda's North American Senior VP Jon Minto talked about an innovative zirconium e-coat which it's applying to the new NSX. Unlike some experimental paints developed for Formula One, however, this coating is not designed to minimize drag or enhance cooling: it's designed to be more environmentally friendly.
It's one of a few measures which Honda is implementing on the NSX before expanding it to more accessible models, along with another process that uses fewer coats to reduce energy consumption by 40 percent. Watch the interview with Autoline host John McElroy right here.
Consumer Reports has released its 2014 Car Brand Report Cards, with Lexus again reigning at the top and doing so with the same industry-topping score of 79 that it registered in last year's Report Cards. This year, the institute credited its lineup for being "usually quiet, comfortable, and fuel-efficient," noting it's the only brand on the list "to achieve an excellent average overall reliability score." The Car Brand Report Cars list is meant to rank the best all-around vehicles based on CR testing and reliability results tallied by subscribers it surveyed. Each brand included must have sufficient test and reliability data for at least three models, a standard which left out 11 marques including Fiat, Jaguar, Land Rover and Porsche.
This 2014 Brand Report Cars edition is the first of a new format in which sub-brands have been broken out from their parent brands, with Acura using this year to move up the leaderboard into second place with a score of 75 for its "reliable, well-finished and somewhat sporty models." The top three was rounded out by Audi, climbing from eighth to third by scoring a 74 for "well-crafted interiors, nice handling and good gas mileage." Audi scored highest in the road-test portion, its improved reliability aiding its rise. The top nine was completed by Subaru, Toyota, Mazda, Honda, Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz.
Ford and Jeep weighed in at the other end of the rankings, Jeep taking the lowest overall score in the road tests and hampered by "a mix of spotty reliability." Ford was sunk by reliability issues with its MyFord Touch infotainment system which consumers found troublesome enough to negate its cars earning "solid test scores" for being "very nice to drive." Perhaps the rumored switch from Microsoft to Blackberry's QNX for the next generation SYNC will help them out. Cadillac's score also took a hit for infotainment reasons after it was the leading US brand last year, the CUE system in the XTS dragging Cadillac to the bottom of all General Motors brands.