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follow-up to 8/2002 review
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By prophet2
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1996 Acura RL Sedan 3.5 4dr Sedan


Review

It's 6-1/2 years later and my '96 RL is going strong at 153K miles. Some issues: tach malfunctioning, dealer estimates $1400 repair. Also, $1420 to replace steering rack assembly; $1427 for leaking rear main seal/O-ring; $240 for re-sealing power steering pump; $500 to replace rear tail light assembly. That's $5000, exceeding the car's value. An independent mechanic found nothing wrong with the steering mechanism. Fluid has leaked from a hose to the rack assembly and rear main seal area, making it appear that those items are leaking. His estimate is $675, saving me $2400. The dealer's service department has a reputation of up-selling service jobs.


Best Features

Nice balance of ride, comfort items, build quality, roominess.


Worst Features

A little more power.


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Just close your eyes and hop into one
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By Ed
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1996 Acura RL Sedan 3.5 4dr Sedan


Review

No need to repeat others and state that the RL is a great car. Bought mine 6 and half years ago with 89K miles (now the car has 192K). Best ride, very luxurious, other than maintenance (oil change break pads, etc..) close to no issues for the 6years: O2 sensor, intermittent ABS light and rear windows regulators. Best car value, costs nothing to own and enjoy. Will get another one in a heart beat.


Best Features

Audio system (Bose) Finish, reliability, ride, quality


Worst Features

Could use more horse power at pickup, mpg is low (I average 17mpg)


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Great Car
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By goemct
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Vehicle

1996 Acura RL Sedan 3.5 4dr Sedan


Review

This is my first RL. My last Acura was a 97 CL which I was very pleased with. It was going up on 212,000 mile so it was getting close to the time to get another Acura . The RL with 118k is not even broken in yet, it's a great car like new in and out.


Best Features

The looks with the gold package makes it even better.


Worst Features

Maybe better looking wheels.


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Acura RL 1996
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By cf
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1996 Acura RL Sedan 3.5 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought new 1996. Minor problems ie: one headlamp out-not working. Both fixed under warranty 1966. Aside from regular unavoidable replacements ie: tires, timing belt, battery, etc. i have had NO problems. Best car i have ever owned.


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Best quality auto I have owned
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By J. ANDERSON
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1996 Acura RL Sedan 3.5 4dr Sedan


Review

This vehicle is my first Honda product and I have been very pleased. The car is almost 10 years old and the paint looks awesome. The leather interior is the most durable I have ever had and currently looks to be must younger. These cars do not have the cheap plastic parts that seem to break on most other brands.


Best Features

Quality, quality, and more quality. These cars last forever and are never the shop.


Worst Features

Firmer handling.


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