2001 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S with 46k Miles

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Originally published at: https://www.klipnik.com/used-car-find-of-the-day/2001-acura-cl-3-2-type-s-with-46k-miles/

For October 2, 2020, our used car find is this pristine 2001 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S with just 46k miles. It’s listed for sale on craigslist by a private seller in the Los Angeles area for $7500. Here’s what makes this one special. The second generation CL coupe was introduced to the US market for…

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Looks like this one just hammered on C&B for $6900. Shill bid or did sale not consummmate? Also this was being flipped as the previous CL ad was posted on here By @StephenL for $5k

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Good eye! Yes, this is the same car which Stephen found in August on craigslist (LINK) and that closed on Cars & Bids on Thursday (LINK). I’m guessing that the C&B bid fell through and now the seller re-listed it at the higher price. The text of both craigslist listings (August and now) is basically the same.

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Buyer beware. The first person who bought this off Craigslist reported it had undisclosed transmission issues and listed it back on sale at a discounted ~$4500. There may be some shenanigans going on with the seller and the car.

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Good to know. If you could get it at enough of a discount to account for a transmission rebuild (or manual swap?), it could still be pretty compelling. Then again, it’s almost never a good idea to buy a car from a dishonest seller…

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