1997 Acura RL Consumer Review: Electric and Plastic quality l
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1997 Acura RL - Consumer Review

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3.5 Premium Sedan (3.5L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Electric and Plastic quality lacking
By todd on

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1997 Acura RL 3.5 Premium 4dr Sedan

Review

Hoping the previous owners have corrected the majority of electric problems. This car has 122,500 miles and has had the following electric components replaced - Steering column ($1,850); both back window regulators ($600 each); climate control ($1,400); engine temperature sensor ($300); ignition switch ($400). Currently the driver's window is not working, suspect the window regulator (est $500). Plastic pieces that have or are broken - sunglass holder ($190); both vanity mirror covers; passenger seat side panel; glove box restraining line. I read all 25 reviews before receiving this car, a few mentioned the window regulator problem. Well buyer beware of the electric problems of this car.

Best Features

It is comfortable and quiet. A real joy to drive.

Worst Features

Believe most issues were addressed in later model years. The quality of the 97's electrical components and plastics are horrendous. Should have had O/D.
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