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Old 12-26-2018, 10:21 AM
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Replacement for my '03 CL-S 6MT

It pains me but its time to replace my CL. I was wondering if any CL or TL owners have found replacements that they liked.

I'm thinking a manual 9th gen accord EX-L V6 coupe is pretty much the spiritual successor of my current car and is better in almost every way except for lack of a limited slip differential (Which I'm afraid I'll miss if I go for the Accord).
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A 9G / 8G Accord 6MT Coupe would fit the bill nicely if you want something that's basically a lateral move.

Why not explore your other options? Something RWD / AWD? What's your price range?

I got rid of my CLS-6 for an S2000 - apples to oranges comparison and yes the S2000 makes for a horrible daily, but I had no regrets. Car was LOADS of fun and gave you more thrills than the CLS6 ever could, period.
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:18 PM
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Ideally my budget is 15k CAD but I'll go up to 17 or 18k if a really great opportunity comes up.

I'm also looking at G37 and Genesis 3.8 but there are few manual G37 in my area and I'm not sure if a Genesis well enough built.

German cars also look nice like audi A4, A5, S4, S5 or a BMW but I hear that repair and maintenance costs are absurd. The good thing about German cars is that they seem to have the largest selection of manuals
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For the money, best bang for the buck will be a 07/08 TL Type S.

Find a good condition 6MT & I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
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^This.

I replaced my 01 CL-S with a 04 TL, then ditched the TL for a S2000. A 6-speed Type-S would be a great replacement!
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I traded in my 2001 CL Type S for a 2008 G37 coupe. I couldn't have been happier. It was reliable, fast, had a decent exhaust note, and generally a nice car. It sold me on the brand, so much so that now have a Q60 Sport and sold my G to my friend who still drives it worry-free. You should absolute be able to find a used G37 in your price range. Try to find one that has not been modded though, of course.
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When I jumped from Acura I went to Audi and haven't looked back from the Germans since. You can easily find a pre-owned German that won't give you trouble if you stay newer than 2010. Then again the A4 and A6 I had were 2006 and 2009 respectively and they were both bulletproof. But newer is generally better with the Germans.

As mentioned above you also can't go wrong with a nice G37...
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Agreed with JB, very happy with my C300 so far. Though, I went Acura, Honda, Ford, Mercedes, so it took me a little longer to get back to the Germans; since I sold my last Mercedes in 2005.
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Originally Posted by juniorbean View Post
When I jumped from Acura I went to Audi and haven't looked back from the Germans since. You can easily find a pre-owned German that won't give you trouble if you stay newer than 2010. Then again the A4 and A6 I had were 2006 and 2009 respectively and they were both bulletproof. But newer is generally better with the Germans.

As mentioned above you also can't go wrong with a nice G37...
I agree with this also, just something about the way the German (in my case Audi) brands feel.

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For the money, best bang for the buck will be a 07/08 TL Type S.

Find a good condition 6MT & I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
+1, coming from a 2005 original owner TL 6MT. Great fun slightly sporty sedan that makes a versatile DD.
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