Used Car - 2001 Acura CL Coupe in Prospect Park, Pa

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    About This 2001 Acura CL Coupe
    Vehicle Location:
    Prospect Park, Pa
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    V6 Cylinder Engine
    Front Wheel Drive
    Fuel Type:
    Three Door
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    Miles Per Gallon
    Highway MPG
    Combined MPG: 24
    Estimated Monthly Fuel Cost: $98.44*
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    Located at Defilippo Brothers Motor Cars in Prospect Park, Pa.  Call Defilippo Brothers Motor Cars today at 866-790-4545 for more information about this vehicle.

    Vehicle Options:

    • 3.2l Sohc Pgm-fi 24-valve V6 Engine W/variable Valve Timing (vtec)
    • 5-speed Electronically-controlled Automatic Transmission-inc: Sequential Sportshift Feature
    • Grade Logic Control
    • 4th & 5th Gear Od
    • Traction Control System (tcs)
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Maintenance-free Battery
    • 105 Amp Alternator
    • All-steel Unit Body Construction
    • 4-wheel Independent Double Wishbone Multi-link Suspension
    • Front/rear Coil Springs & Stabilizer Bar
    • Gas-pressurized Progressive-valve Shock Absorbers
    • P205/60vr16 All-season Sbr Michelin Mxv4-plus Tires
    • 16" X 6.5" Cast-aluminum Alloy Wheels
    • Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering
    • Dual Diagonal Pwr 4-wheel Disc Brakes (vented Front)
    • 3-channel 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (abs)
    • 17.2 Gallon Fuel Tank
    • Ulev Emissions Certification
    • Stainless Steel Exhaust System
    • Galvanized Body Panels
    • Pwr Moonroof W/sliding Sunshade & Tilt Feature
    • Xenon High-intensity Discharge (hid) Headlights W/auto-off Feature
    • Fog Lamps
    • Heated Pwr Mirrors-inc: Memory & Passenger Side Reverse-tilt Feature
    • Heat-rejecting Green-tinted Glass
    • Speed-sensitive Intermittent Wipers W/mist Feature
    • Electrodeposition Anti-corrosion Body Coating
    • Front Bucket Seats W/pwr Walk-in Feature
    • Driver Seat-inc: 8-way Pwr Adjust
    • Memory Feature
    • Adjustable Lumbar Support
    • Heated Backrest & Bottom Cushion
    • Passenger Seat-inc: 4-way Pwr Adjust
    • Heated Bottom Cushion
    • Adjustable Front Headrests
    • Driver & Front Passenger Seatback Pockets
    • Dual Rear Bucket Seats
    • Leather-trimmed Seating Surfaces
    • Front Center Console-inc: Adjustable Armrest
    • Pwr Outlet
    • & Storage Lighting
    • Carpeted Floor Mats
    • Tilt Steering Wheel
    • Steering Wheel-mounted Audio & Cruise Controls
    • Dual Trip Meters
    • Maintenance Interval Reminder
    • Pwr Windows/door Locks/outside Mirrors
    • Keyless Entry System-inc: Driver Seat & Outside Mirror Position Memory
    • Panic Alarm Feature
    • Trunk Release
    • Remote Trunk Release On Driver-side Door
    • Cruise Control
    • Homelink Universal Remote Control System
    • Security Alarm System W/electronic Immobilizer Feature
    • Automatic Climate Control System-inc: Micron Air Filtration
    • Manual Override
    • Rear Window Defroster W/timer
    • Acura/bose Am/fm Stereo Radio W/cassette-inc: In-dash 6-disc Cd Changer
    • 6 Speakers
    • Anti-theft Feature
    • Printed Rear Glass Radio Antenna
    • Front/rear Dual Cup Holders
    • Dual Pwr Outlets (one In Center Console)
    • In-dash Notepad Tray
    • Multiple Door Storage Compartments
    • Auto-dim Day/night Rearview Mirror
    • Overhead Sunglasses Storage Compartment
    • Overhead Map Lights
    • Illuminated Driver & Front Passenger Vanity Mirrors
    • Light Wood-grained Trim
    • Lockable Rear Center Storage Compartment
    • Lockable Trunk Pass-through
    • In-trunk Shopping Bag Hook
    • Storage Tray
    • & Cargo Net
    • Illuminated Anti-entrapment Trunk Release
    • City 19/hwy 29 (3.2l Engine/5-speed Auto Trans)
    • 3-channel 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (abs)-inc: 4 Wheel Speed Sensors & Electric/hydraulic Control
    • Driver & Front Passenger Dual-stage Airbag Supplemental Restraint System (srs)
    • Driver & Front Passenger Side Airbag W/passenger Size & Position Sensors
    • Front/rear 3-point Seat Belts-inc: Front Belt Pretensioners W/load-limiters
    • Rear Child Seat Tether Anchors
    • Traction Control System (tcs)
    • Side Impact Door Beams
    • Front/rear Crumple Zones
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Climate Control
    • A/c
    • Security System
    • Am/fm Stereo
    • Cassette
    • Cd Changer
    • Cd Player
    • Abs
    • 4-wheel Disc Brakes
    • Cruise Control
    • Rear Defrost
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • V6 Cylinder Engine
    • Floor Mats
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Keyless Entry
    • Power Door Locks
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Power Mirror(s)
    • Sun/moonroof
    • Power Driver Seat
    • Power Passenger Seat
    • Pass-through Rear Seat
    • Leather Seats
    • Bucket Seats
    • Power Steering
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Tires - Front Performance
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    • Traction Control
    • 5-speed A/t
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Power Windows
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • A/t
    • Sun/moon Roof
    • Premium Sound System
    • Rear Bucket Seats
    • Fog Lamps
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
    • Power Outlet
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • Hid Headlights
    • Automatic Headlights
    • Auto-dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    • Mirror Memory
    • Front Reading Lamps
    • Driver Adjustable Lumbar
    • Seat Memory
    • Transmission W/dual Shift Mode
    • Emergency Trunk Release
    • Remote Trunk Release
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    • Passenger Air Bag Sensor

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    2001 Acura CL Review

    This car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale.
    2001 Acura CL
    Sporty, luxurious and balanced.


    Acura boldly asserts that, by the end of the 2001 model year, its all-new 3.2 CL will be the best selling import-brand coupe in the luxury car market. That prediction sounds brazen when you consider the competition: The Volvo C70, Mercedes-Benz CLK320 and BMW 328Ci aren't exactly lightweights. The 328Ci in particular has long been a favorite among enthusiast drivers, and at this writing remains the best-selling car in the class. Undeterred, the engineers at Acura claim their new CL is as smooth and quiet as cars costing $10,000 more.


    We can tell you that, based on published figures, the CL has more horsepower than the competition. After driving the CL on the best roads central Texas has to offer, we can also tell you that the 3.2 CL is built like a fine watch and is more than pleasant to drive. Finally, we can tell you that, similarly equipped, the CL costs several thousand dollars less than the least expensive car among the competitors named above.


    Maybe the folks at Acura aren't just blowing smoke.


    The CL is available in two distinct models, both of which are very well equipped. In fact, only one option is available: Acura's $2,000 DVD-based Global Positioning Satellite navigation system.


    At $27,980, the standard 3.2 CL coupe has virtually all the features buyers expect in a more expensive luxury car.


    At $30,300, CL Type S comes with a higher-revving V6 engine that makes 35 horsepower more than the standard CL's V6. The Type S suspension is tuned for more responsive handling, and it features Acura's anti-skid stability electronics.


    A coupe is supposed to look sexy, or at least a bit racy compared to the typical sedan. The CL may not be avant-garde in its styling, but it's clean and attractive. Sexy? Let the buyer decide.


    The CL shares mechanical components with Acura's mid-sized TL near-luxury sedan, but none of the TL's body panels. The coupe is lower, with a longer hood and shorter rear deck than the sedan.


    Structural enhancements inside the CL's body shell are designed to reduce noise, vibration and harshness. There's a fiberglass liner under the hood, asphalt sheeting in strategic areas around the cabin and electrically controlled hydraulic engine mounts that vary dampening rates at different engine speeds. Acura's engineers claim the 3.2 CL is quieter than the C70, CLK or 328Ci. Measured by finish quality, the 3.2 CL is a gem. Panels and seams on our test car matched flawlessly, and the paint had a deep luster.


    The CL follows Acura's proven chassis layout: front-wheel drive with wishbone-type fully independent strut suspension and disc brakes at all four wheels. Its 3.2-liter V6 is free-revving with dual-overhead cams and multi-valves. The standard CL makes 225 horsepower, which is a lot of power for this class. The Type S, thanks a number of subtle engine tweaks, makes an even more impressive 260 horsepower. Those tweaks include a higher volume intake system, less restrictive exhaust pipes, higher compression (10.5:1 vs. 9.8:1) and a higher redline (6900 rpm vs. 6300 rpm).


    Type S gets larger 17-inch aluminum wheels with Michelin all-season tires. Its springs and shock absorbers are stiffer than the standard CL's. Acura's Vehicle Stability Assist system, exclusive to the Type S, automatically applies the brake at one corner to tighten the trajectory of either the front or rear end in skid-inducing driving conditions.


    Both CLs feature a five-speed automatic transmission with a sequential shift slot that allows a driver to manually click through the gears. Neither offers a work-the-clutch, fully manual transmission.


    Every CL comes with features that aren't always expected below the $40,000 barrier. Both front seats feature seat-position memory; the mirrors are linked to this system as well. All CLs have heated front seats, a sunroof, Xenon headlamps and a six-disc, no-magazine in-dash CD changer.


    By design, coupes put an emphasis on front passengers. The CL's front seats are comfortable and supportive in all circumstances, with fore-aft, height and recline power adjustment for the driver, fore-aft and recline for the passenger. There's enough side-bolster to keep people of small physical stature firmly ensconced during a spirited drive, and enough space to accommodate those of larger stature.


    The CL's instrument panel is identical to the TL sedan's. It is clean in appearance and efficient in design, with high-grade switches that work with a soft, satisfying click. The no-magazine CD changer is handy: simply load up to six discs, one at a time, into the slot.


    Standard safety features include dual-stage front airbags that deploy at different rates depending on the severity of a crash, and a position-detection system for the passenger side airbag, borrowed from Acura's big RL sedan. Six sensors determine the stature and position of whoever is sitting in the passenger seat; so the airbag won't fire if a child happens to be leaning against the door.


    While the focus in the CL falls toward the front of the cabin, there's a surprising amount of space in back. All interior dimensions are larger than those in Acura's 2000 3.0 CL (and among the largest in the class), for an overall increase of 4.6 cubic feet in cabin space. The two-place back seat leaves enough room for medium-sized adults, and it's easy to climb into. The electric sliding mechanism on the front passenger seat works more quickly than any we've encountered, yet the seat stops sliding back with any hint of obstruction for improved safety.


    The CL's trunk is impressively roomy, too; with 13.9 cubic feet of space it's one of the largest among similarly sized coupes (the C70 has 13.1 cubic feet, the CLK 11.0, and the 328Ci 9.0). Acura's engineers claim the CL's trunk will hold four golf bags. We can't vouch for that, but we can tell you that the CL will handle more suitcases than two people will need for a one-week trip, with room left for most of a professional photographer's shooting gear.


    Driving Impression
    Okay. The tank is full, the sky is clear and those golf bags are secure in the trunk. In the CL, you'll be hoping the links are across town and a ways into the country down a couple of winding river roads.


    This coupe is smooth and tight, with a single-billet feel to the unibody. The ride is firm, and well-suited to a driving enthusiast's tastes. The CL delivers better brake pedal response than most Acuras we've tested, and it stops in short order, without jitters or swagger in full-on, panic-type braking.


    At least in the Type S, there's minimal understeer (a front-end push that puts an element of safety into a car's handling, but can become excessive with the typical front-drive layout). Driven aggressively, the Type S bears up well, and its tail tucks in nicely when the driver lifts from the throttle.


    There's plenty of acceleration-producing grunt in the engine, although it is biased toward higher rpm. You might never know how quick the Type S actually is if you don't keep your foot on the gas pedal. The sequential shifter works well, even if it's more conservatively programmed than some from other manufacturers. It won't allow the driver to repeatedly bump the rev limiter in low gears without shifting up on its own.


    In general, the 3.2 CL feels lighter and more nimble than many of its competitors. Yet one competitor might matter a bit more than the others. For years, BMW's 328Ci has been the best selling import-brand coupe in the United States, and favorite among those who rank driving as a pleasurable pastime. How does the CL stack up?


    The new CL's steering is just as precise as the 328Ci's, though the BMW's might be purer in the sensations it feeds back to the driver's hands. There are tiny hints of torque effect in the CL's steering wheel while accelerating hard through a curve because the power is pulsing through the front axles. The 328Ci scores points with enthusiasts because of their predilection toward rear-wheel-drive: You can turn the BMW with the gas pedal. BMW's inline six-cylinder engine seems to torque up faster than Honda's free-revving V6, but in the absence of an instrument test, we'd venture that the CL Type S is quicker, compared to 328Ci automatic.


    Most drivers aren't likely to notice many of the distinctions, and many are a matter of taste. In objective terms, there isn't much to separate the 328Ci from the CL. Factor in the CL's price advantage - as much as $8,000 - and the Acura looks like a sweet deal.


    The 2001 3.2 CL is an impressive piece of work. It has more interior space than many competitors. Its solid body structure should mean years of smooth, rattle-free use, and its overall fit and finish are first rate. The equipment list includes everything but the microwave, and it has a big price advantage over key competitors. Throw in excellent performance, and Acura's prediction of a best-seller sounds a lot less like bragging.


    A manual transmission might increase the CL's appeal further. But most coupe buyers prefer an automatic, and those buyers should not buy a coupe before test driving the new Acura 3.2 CL.


    Model Lineup
    CL ($27,980); Type S ($30,330).


    Assembled In
    Marysville, Ohio.


    Options As Tested
    Acura Navigation System ($2,000).


    Model Tested
    CL Type S ($30,330).

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    602 Lincoln Ave
    Prospect Park, Pa. 19076

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