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1998 Acura RL Sedan - Consumer Reviews

1998 Acura RL Sedan

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Great car
Performance
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
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Reliability
By daddy6
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Vehicle

1998 Acura RL Sedan 3.5 Special Edition 4dr Sedan


Review

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


Worst Features

Layout of gauges and controls


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Acura RL Special Edition
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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By GTCC
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Vehicle

1998 Acura RL Sedan 3.5 Special Edition 4dr Sedan


Review

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.


Best Features

Maintenance free car, gotta love it.


Worst Features

I would have hoped for a little better gas milage but only for an equally reliable engine.


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Where is the Legend
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Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
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By LinVA
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Vehicle

1998 Acura RL Sedan 3.5 Special Edition 4dr Sedan


Review

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.


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Lease buyback
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Jag
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Vehicle

1998 Acura RL Sedan 3.5 Special Edition 4dr Sedan


Review

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!


Best Features

Combination of Handling, comfort and reliability


Worst Features

The Horn note is too timid and the trunk lid does not have a solid sound when being closed.


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Excellent Head Turner
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Matma01
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Vehicle

1998 Acura RL Sedan 3.5 Special Edition 4dr Sedan


Review

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 Features

There are so many quality features. I wasn't even aware that some of its features were available in 1998. Every week I'm learning something new about my RL. I really enjoy the A/C and music control on the steering wheel.


Worst Features

Seat could be a little more comfortable and the leather wrinkles fast.


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