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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Acura RL Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 210 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Acura RL

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Acura's top-notch luxo-sedan has grace, style, and knock-out looks.

  • Cons

    Why isn't there a V-8 engine under the hood?

  • What's New for 1998

    Slight suspension enhancements provide sportier handling without sacrificing ride.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Great car

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Vehicle: 1998 Acura RL 3.5 Special Edition 4dr Sedan

Absolutely reliable. Smooth and quiet on the road, OK power. Layout of controls very convenient, esp. sound system controls on steering wheel. Design is very good, my car has been mistaken for Mercedes and Lexus. A tremendous value




Acura rl special edition

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Vehicle: 1998 Acura RL 3.5 Special Edition 4dr Sedan

I bought the car new in 1998. This has to be one of the reliable cars ever built. Routine maintenance and one window motor replacement is all this car has ever needed. It's very comfortable on long trips and easy to maneuver in the city. Build quality is outstanding. Inside and out it looks like the day it bought it. Acura has earned my loyalty.



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Where is the legend

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Vehicle: 1998 Acura RL 3.5 Special Edition 4dr Sedan

I owned both the 1988 and 1991 Acura Legend. I have been nothing but dissapointed with the 98 RL. This year both rear electric window mechanisms broke. The plastic pulley wheel in the door (a $1 part) broke (on both doors within two months of each other). The cost for each $244. You can only replace the entire motor mechanism. The power is lacking in the motor. The noise inside is noticeably louder than both of my previous legends. On the bright side, it is as reliable as the sun rising. One turn of the key and it is ready to get me to work.




Lease buyback

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Vehicle: 1998 Acura RL 3.5 Special Edition 4dr Sedan

I bought new in 1998 and comming from Jaguar VDP I was a little bias, but it did not take long for me to appreciate the vehical. The ride is very comfortable and handles very well on bends, I drop a gear and enjoy. It's axceleration is more that adequate to attain highway speeds to allow ease of entry. Have always received compliments especialy from male passengers on the ride and competance the car shows at high speed on the highways. When the lease ended I bought the car for my wife and I still enjoy driving it. A Great Car!




Excellent head turner

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Vehicle: 1998 Acura RL 3.5 Special Edition 4dr Sedan

I am very pleased with my RL. Although, I bought it Certified, so far its in excellent condition. I really enjoy driving this car and watching and hearing everyone gloat about it.




Best sedan - acura rl

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Vehicle: 1998 Acura RL 3.5 Special Edition 4dr Sedan

Purchased for daily commuting (all highway 110 miles RT). Solid and exceptionally reliable over last 6 years. Only standard scheduled maintenance and no breakdowns experienced. Three different Acura dealerships provided service and loaner cars without question - a welcome service from past experiences with american manufactures. Thanks Acura..



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Full 1998 Acura RL Review

What's New for 1998

Slight suspension enhancements provide sportier handling without sacrificing ride.

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Talk About The 1998 RL

1998 Acura RL Discussions See all Started By

robertsmx
robertsmx
04-07-2003
A lot of people like to compare RL to LS430 or E430 or whatever. The fact is, that LS430 costs pretty close to $60K, a premium of about 25% over the RL. If Acura were to compete in that price class, t...


mevande
mevande
01-01-2006
my 1st offer:)). I actually need (and want) the RL for practical reasons. I accepted a new position that requires a little more travel, ie 4 hours round trip to one client once a week. With the RLs 4...


robertsmx
robertsmx
07-28-2004
Headlights have been a very defining things in Acura/Honda lineup since the early 90s. Was there another mainstream car in 1990 or so with single lens headlamp like Accord did? Many automakers continu...



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