geoff, hehe, i maybe new here but i know one thing can lead to another when it comes to a CL-S discussion with you. I'll tell you this, as a fellow Acura owner, I dont dispise honda the way some lex owners here do. In fact, the CL actually looks some wut like the 93-95 legends. Yes i DID testdrive the car, it is good in every sense and i believe at its value, it is a GOOD buy for ALOTA people. HOWEVER, the car (while fast) is not that much different from what i've seen from acura after the legend years. I'm still looking for that DISTINGUISHED acura car and the CLs isn't it. like the tl, rl, it is good but it is too normal. the IS is nothing like the rest of the lexus line, and it absolutely stands out from the crowd, ANY crowd.
dont get me wrong, the cl is a good car, just not what I'M looking for. BTW, it also didn't help that the ACURA dealers here won't budge a penny from their MSRP of $32k w/ nav. this is the same dealership where my current legend comes from. I mean, man, you are not going to develop any loyalty treating your existing customers like that.
the lexus dealer is right next door and i know that the second i drive that IS300, i'll be in love. its just that simple for me..