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Old 10-11-2017, 09:10 PM   #1
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Length of ownership.

Just curious how long some of you have owned your CL's? I'm about 3 years in but have been wanting one for much longer. 3 years later I'm very happy with the purchase. Lots of nice new rides out at the moment, do any of you plan on switching?
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I'm on my second CL6. First one I bought in 2007. I've been driving a CL6 for the last ten years! I'm looking to sell as I just don't drive it very much anymore.
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I don't have a CL, but I planned to have my TL for 10 years. 7 years in and loving no car payment! Will keep longer than I originally planned for.
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4 years for mine. couldnt imagine getting rid of it any time soon.
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I'm on my second CL6. First one I bought in 2007. I've been driving a CL6 for the last ten years! I'm looking to sell as I just don't drive it very much anymore.
Perhaps you should post pics and an asking price on the forums!
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I don't have a CL, but I planned to have my TL for 10 years. 7 years in and loving no car payment! Will keep longer than I originally planned for.
Not having a payment is awesome and one of the reasons why I have a CL-S. Sold my Benz e coupe that I never drove and had almost a 1k a month payment on.. feels awesome to not have such a burden on a depreciating asset!
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Perhaps you should post pics and an asking price on the forums!


He already has had it listed in the black market since 20 Sept:
https://acurazine.com/forums/member-...canada-962692/

I bought my CLS-6 in Aug 02 with 60+ miles on the odometer. S/C'ed it in '05 at 45K, rebuilt the blower in '15 (with 105K on it) at 150k. Plan on keeping it until the wheels fall off or until it gets 'jacked' by some miscreant. In my area they are a 'rare' occurrence and a huge target for theft.
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Purchased mine in 2007, so a bit over 10 years. Still love the car.
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I only enjoyed my old CLS6 for just under a year & had to send it off to greater pastures since it needed way too much work that I wasn't willing to put up with.

With that said, if it were in better overall condition with less mileage I would still be tearing the tires off of it today. Man that thing was fun..

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I bought my 2002 TL new off the lot in June 2001. It's good to see there are a few original owners still here.
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Bought my '01 CL back in December 2005, discovering Acurazine soon after. I finally upgraded earlier this year after 11 years of Acura ownership; it was tough to sell it after all those years. I'm hoping to keep my new ride at least as long as I had the CL.
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Bought my '01 CL back in December 2005, discovering Acurazine soon after. I finally upgraded earlier this year after 11 years of Acura ownership; it was tough to sell it after all those years. I'm hoping to keep my new ride at least as long as I had the CL.
what did you wind up getting as a replacement?
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Wild guess....2015 BMW 228i xDrive, M-sport
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Wild guess....2015 BMW 228i xDrive, M-sport
lol. Besides the pic what gave that away?
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Just curious how long some of you have owned your CL's? I'm about 3 years in but have been wanting one for much longer. 3 years later I'm very happy with the purchase. Lots of nice new rides out at the moment, do any of you plan on switching?
Bought mine around Oct 2000. Still going strong Oct 2017.

Probably won't replace it until there is a $2K+ maintenance issue. Don't expect that for about 5 more yrs.
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Picked up a 01' CL-S, with 138k miles. Very clean, and appeared to have been owned by an older fellow. I used to own a 08 WRX with a lot of mods, and I wanted something that was Naturally Aspirated, decent solid luxury feel, and Japanese reliability. I didn't know about the transmission issue until after I purchased the vehicle, but it was too good of a deal to pass up given the mileage and condition of the vehicle.

For my brief ownership of 4-5 months a decent amount of work had to be put in, that i'd imagine is in the normal life cycle of the car.
  • All 5 mounts around the engine
  • Rear struts
  • Cleaning the heck out of the EGR system, Top cover of the intake mani, TB
  • Replaced the IACV twice, aftermarket caused idle issues
Compared to newer cars these days. A lot more R&D just goes into making a vehicle's body work look good, not much goes into performance engineering.

Honda is a boring company now, until recently with the Type-R just countless amounts of slushbox econo-crossovers. Lexus has started trying really hard with their F sport line, and expanding upon the F series v8 from the IS-F to the RC-F and GS-F. German cars are 5 year cars that should only be bought new, owned under a lease, and then run away from very quickly.

The CL-S is a pretty classic car, while the body hasn't aged as well as say an IS300 - it's still a very peppy car with a comfortable chasis. I plan to keep mine until a 2011-2013 Lexus IS-F can be had for under 20,000.
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Picked up a 01' CL-S, with 138k miles. Very clean, and appeared to have been owned by an older fellow. I used to own a 08 WRX with a lot of mods, and I wanted something that was Naturally Aspirated, decent solid luxury feel, and Japanese reliability. I didn't know about the transmission issue until after I purchased the vehicle, but it was too good of a deal to pass up given the mileage and condition of the vehicle.

For my brief ownership of 4-5 months a decent amount of work had to be put in, that i'd imagine is in the normal life cycle of the car.
  • All 5 mounts around the engine
  • Rear struts
  • Cleaning the heck out of the EGR system, Top cover of the intake mani, TB
  • Replaced the IACV twice, aftermarket caused idle issues
Compared to newer cars these days. A lot more R&D just goes into making a vehicle's body work look good, not much goes into performance engineering.

Honda is a boring company now, until recently with the Type-R just countless amounts of slushbox econo-crossovers. Lexus has started trying really hard with their F sport line, and expanding upon the F series v8 from the IS-F to the RC-F and GS-F. German cars are 5 year cars that should only be bought new, owned under a lease, and then run away from very quickly.

The CL-S is a pretty classic car, while the body hasn't aged as well as say an IS300 - it's still a very peppy car with a comfortable chasis. I plan to keep mine until a 2011-2013 Lexus IS-F can be had for under 20,000.
you pretty much summed up my reasons for wanting this car as well. While I'm a big German luxury car fan, the reality is that reliability can sometimes be more of a concern and repairs can also be very costly. This car is best of both worlds.
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8 years with my CL6! Awesome not having a car note. But because of needing a little more room for the kids, I'm about to purchase a '13 TL SH-AWD 6MT. I hope the TL is as good to me as the CL6 has been. I'm not trading it in, so debating when or if I will sell the CL6.
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