I bought this car two years ago as my first vehicle ever. Spent $5000, and it had 150,000 miles on it (or was it 125?). Whatever the case, I now have 172,000 on it, and the AC still works. The man I bought it from had kept it immaculate - even the engine was clean. I ended up with some body damage in the rear, but drove it several thousand more miles. The only problem is in the power steering, now... there's a leak that reached a peak, and I would have to pay $600 to replace the part/ seals. That would certainly be worth it for a car with this much comfort/power and life left in it, if it weren't for the $3000 body damage. Moving on to a Civic for better mpg, and less miles on it
Very comfortable seats, soft, but supportive, memory seat, good automatic AC that doesn't kill engine, timeless interior design that ages better than similar year Accords, etc. Powerful engine, easily gets you out of tight spots, and rockets you in a way that is surprising for a 2 ton car.
Gas mileage. I drive entirely city in LA now, and get around 16-18mpg. Premium, at $4.98 earlier this summer was painful. TURNING RADIUS. This car became frustrating and undrivable after moving to LA. Designed to fly FORWARD, but floats in the turns. Very, very boat-like turning. Horrid drive.
I purchased this 1996 RL with 122K.
Took it to McCall Acura to check it out
before I purchased it and the car check
out like it was new. I haven't had one
problem with it since I purchased it
unlike my 2001 Infiniti Q45. If you are
looking for a nice preowned luxury car
then the Acura RL is the only ticket as
far as I am concerned.
Very spacious, lots of power, silky
ride, very reliable, navigation system
is flawless, Bose sound system is
I would never consider a car with so
many miles on it... however. I drove it
home. Looked at the Volvo, C Series
Mercedes, Lexus 300. This car is
outstanding. The quietest car I have
ever drove. Simple yet luxurious
styling. excellent seats. I can't
believe I waited so long to consider an
Ride, Climate Control, Fit and Finish.
Better located fuel door release, Full
Hesitantly purchased the car with 99K
on it. It's been great ever since.
The ABS hum is questionable, however,
the ride is unreal at the age. The
wife and I fight over who's going to
drive it. Repair parts are very
high. Spark plugs ($11), Coils ($75),
but I can tell the parts last forever.
Ride is incomparable, Space is great.
Acura needs to reduce costs of
replacement parts. Fix the ABS design.
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